Not sure what to get the little ones on your holiday shopping list? Toy Insider Editorial Director Jackie Breyer stopped by CNBC’s “On the Money” to show off some of the best toys and this year’s hottest holiday trends. 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.


  • It’s the party game that stinks! What’s That Smell? is the hilariously fragrant new guessing game that will throw your sense of smell into overdrive.
  • Guess the scents correctly to outrank your competition or suffer the stinky consequences of the Whiff of Shame!
  • The game includes 48 Mystery Whiff Cards and four Stank Cards and scent-barrier bags.
  • The winner gets to pick a player of their choice to take three big whiffs of one of the four outrageously stinky Stank Cards including: Extra Old Toe Cheese, Diaper Blowout, Hot Chunky Vomit, or Smothered in B.O. !
  • Ages: 14+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target


  • Pull, twist, and pop two confetti-filled poppers! With a colorful burst, you’ll discover a stylish doll, her adorable pet, themed party accessories, and more. Invite a friend to pop with you!
  • Set the vibe with the deluxe party accessories, including themed stickers and much more!
  • Ages: 4-6
  • MSRP: $9.97
  • Available: Walmart, Amazon


  • Loveable, fashionable, interactive plush pet you can wear and take anywhere!
  • Inspired by the pom-pom fashion trend, each Pomsies pet has a soft, cuddly fur face and tail you can wrap around your wrist, hair, backpack, clothing and more – they are the ultimate accessory!
  • Pomsies are interactive with two modes of play – Virtual Pet Mode and Freeze Dance.
  • They will tell you when they are happy, sleepy, or hungry with eyes that light up in different colors and adorable sounds.
  • Up to 50 different reactions with sounds only YOU can make happen.
  • Six characters in the first Series.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Justice, Target, Walmart


  • Learn about the realities of 19th-century pioneer life on The Oregon Trail, just like in one of the most successful computer games of all time!
  • Choose your profession and your traveling companions, then set out on the trek from Independence, Missouri to Oregon’s Willamette Valley circa 1848.
  • Fill your covered wagon with supplies and prepare to cross rivers and mountain ranges along the way—hunting for food and trading for supplies as you go.
  • Monitor your traveling pace, supplies, and the health of your party closely to make sure everyone arrives safely and to avoid the dreaded “You have died of dysentery” message.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Target


  • How much thought do you give to how useful your hands are? This hilarious game lets you challenge your friends to simple tasks that become outrageously difficult when players must perform them wearing tiny hands.
  • Start by flipping the first instruction card (good luck with that.) Can you fill a cup with household objects? Can you act out charades clues? You’ll find out how tricky seemingly simple actions can be when you’re working with hands that aren’t your own—tiny hands. And when you succeed: High Five.
  • Game comes with two sets of tiny hands (plus some bonus paws and tentacles) and challenge cards.
  • Ages: 13+
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart