Not sure what to get the kids on your holiday shopping list? Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by CBS in Columbus to show off some of the hottest toys of the holidays. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.


  • Join Peppa and her family on a road trip vacation in their Transforming Campervan!
  • Set up camp by opening the van to reveal an oversized two-story playset.
  • The extra-large campervan features sounds from the show.
  • The van opens and transforms into a double-decker home for 360-degree play.
  • The bed accessory turns into a pool.
  • The front door opens for easy access.
  • The oven front spins to show three different meals.
  • Peppa and George’s van seats are removable for additional outside seating.
  • The pieces fit inside campervan when playtime is over.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Target and Walmart


  • Boxy Girls love shopping online for anything fashionable—shoes, clothes, bags, makeup, jewelry, and more!
  • They can’t wait to receive their online orders in packages shipped right to the door! 
  • Each Boxy Girl comes with four packages to unbox. Unbox fashion surprises including shoes, bags, makeup, and more!  
  • Plus, get more package to unbox with the Boxy Girls Fashion Pack.  The fashion pack features six packages of fashion surprises to unbox. Each package looks just like a real shipping box, it even includes a shipping label.  
  • Experience the excitement as kids tear open the shipping tape to open the package, inside you’ll find your fashion surprises wrapped delicately in tissue paper and packing material.  
  • Plus, you’ll find stickers and thank you notes inside.  
  • Boxy Girls are 8 inches tall and feature five points of articulation.  
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: Doll Set $14.99, Fashion Pack $9.99
  • Available: Walmart exclusive


  • Snot It is the gross game of boogey fun! To start, each player puts on a pair of snot glasses with icky sticky snot dripping from them
  • When it’s your turn, spin the spinner to find out which color boogers you need to try to pick up from the booger bowl.
  • Wind up the booger bowl and let it spin—then try to pick up the right boogers using only your sticky snot!
  • You only get to keep your boogers if you pick up exactly what you spun.
  • Beware the purple boogers! If someone accidentally picks one up, everyone has to yell “SNOT IT!” as quick as they can. The first player to yell keeps the purple booger, while the last player must return one of their boogers to the bowl
  • The first player to collect 10 boogers wins!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon


  • Kids can now train like a wizard with the Harry Potter Wizard Training Wands.
  • There are 11 different spells for kids to learn and master using the included spell training guide.
  • The wand recognizes movement to know when kids have cast their spells. The wand provides sound feedback that the spells have been cast correctly.
  • Each wand includes five modes of play: two modes of standalone play and three modes to play with a friend. The light-up button allows them to select which mode to play.
  • The assortment includes Harry Potter’s wand, Albus Dumbledore’s wand (i.e. The Elder Wand), and Lord Voldemort’s wand.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • Join the Explorers as they embark on a new adventure on Dino Island with the Hidden Temple with T-Rex. Once you discover the temple, use the ancient structure as your research base before heading out to explore the island with the help of the secret map. Simply rub the map to reveal a hidden path where X marks the spot!
  • When back at the base, protect the team from the unfriendly T-Rex or enemy explorers with the functioning laser gun (batteries included)!
  • The working temple gate also helps keep unwanted visitors out.
  • Beware of that T-Rex! His movable arms, legs, and jaw allow for realistic motion and make him one intimidating dino!
  • Use the functioning pulley to bring needed equipment up to the top floor.
  • Kids can also use the included UV flashlight (one AAA battery required) to reveal cool glow-in-the-dark features, such as with the ruin’s crystal eyes, jungle plants, and more!
  • The set also includes the full Explorers team—Nick, Emma, and Will, their pet dog Sammy—a T-Rex, a laptop, a camera, a gold statue, a microscope, backpacks, storage containers, hiking equipment, and lots of other accessories.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart,


  • Go the distance with this three-wheeled glider decked out with ‘lean-to-steer’ technology and light-up wheels.
  • Kick off and watch the LED wheels come to life, then glide along and enjoy the light show.
  • The Neon Glider’s ‘lean-to-steer’ technology offers more stability and helps hone your riding skills.
  • Ideal for building confidence and mastering balance, the Neon Glider is one smooth-rolling scooter for the school run or weekend blasts in the park.
  • The deck is textured for improved grip and there’s a rear foot brake for pulling tricks and emergency stops!
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $34.99
  • Available: JCPenney, Target