Not sure what to get the older kids on your holiday shopping list? Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by CBS in Cleveland to talk about the best toys for bigger kids. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


  • Have you ever felt that you were “all thumbs”? Well what about “No Thumbs”?! No Thumbs Challenge is the hilarious game that calls for fast-moving teamwork creative thinking and maximum dexterity as you and your team members try to execute simple tasks without the use of your thumbs!
  • Using thumb straps, players “attach” their thumbs to their palms and then try to perform tasks like opening a water bottle, applying lip balm, or tying a tie. You still have 4 fingers, so this should be easy, right? Just wait. Divide into two teams and get ready to see who can do the most with the digits they have left. You’ll need a few household items to complete some challenges, and the game includes some colorful plastic thumbs just for laughs.
  • Game includes 112 tasks on 56 Challenge cards, but you also have the option to create challenges of your own. Can you tie a shoe or peel a banana without using your thumbs? With this delightful game, you’ll find out!
  • Age: 13+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Kohl’s, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart


  • Bring your Nano collection to life with environments to display your favorite Harry Potter heroes!
  • Featuring two exclusive figures and authentic styling, these display sets are sure to be a must have for any collection!
  • Collect them all to assemble your own wizarding squad and fight against the Dark Arts.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart


  • Kids can dominate blaster battles with the NERF RIVAL Nemesis MXVII-10K blaster.
  • This blaster has a 100-round capacity to outlast the competition.
  • The fully-automatic NEMESIS MXVII-10K blaster features the first-ever easy load hopper for high-speed reloads, and is compatible with the Nerf Rival rechargeable battery pack (sold separately).
  • Ages: 14+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • The Razor RSF350 is the hottest two-wheel sensation to hit the ground since the full-sized RSF650.
  • Powered by a high-torque, chain-driven motor and designed with authentic street-bike styling, the RSF350 delivers big-time performance in a compact ride.
  • Twist the throttle and feel the RSF350 launch into action with its electric-powered acceleration, hitting speeds up to 14 mph for up to 30 minutes of continuous use.
  • Ages: 13+
  • MSRP:  $299
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us