Not sure what to get the little ones on your holiday shopping list? Toy Insider Editorial Director Jackie Breyer stopped by Good Day Sacramento to show off some of the year’s hottest holiday toys to a room full of kids. 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.


  • 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


  • Rescue Runts need a home to call their own! The super soft plush puppies show up on your doorstep with matted fur, dirty paws, boo boos and fleas
  • Care for your Rescue Runt using the included grooming kit!
  • Use the tweezers to pluck out “fleas”
  • Wipe their tears away and clean their dirty paws with the towel
  • Brush their messy fur with the brush
  • Remove their bandages, perk up their ears and make them smile to complete the transformation from ragged runt into perfect pet!
  • Write their name on the collar and adoption certificate to make the adoption official
  • Rescue Runts’ messy fur, downturned ears, dirty paws, and bandages can be restored for repeat animal rescue play
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Walmart, Amazon


  • 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 2-story playset!
  • Extra-large campervan with sounds from the show.
  • Van opens and transforms into a double-decker home for 360° play.
  • Bed turns into a pool.
  • Front door opens for easy access.
  • Oven front spins to show 3 different meals.
  • Peppa and George’s van seats are removable for additional outside seating.
  • Pieces fit inside campervan when playtime is over.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Target and Walmart


  • Smooth drifting and awesome control in these new colors!
  • The Y Fliker A1 is a revolutionary three-wheeled scooter that is a whole body workout. No more kicking the pavement and losing speed. Simply move your hips from side to side and leave the others behind.
  • The Y Fliker’s patented technology, lightweight and sleek design, and performance-rated wheels allow this freestyle scooter to perform smooth carving and drifting action.
  • The quick response handbrake offers kids increased control and ensures a safe, fun ride.
  • With its twist and stow folding system its ready to go whenever you take it.
  • Suggested maximum of 110 lbs
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available:, Walmart, Amazon, Kohl’s


  • Treat yourself to an Orbeez Spa for your feet!
  • Kids can grow, their Orbeez beads, add warm water, and turn on the waterfall for a soothing experience.
  • Comes with 2,000 Orbeez, nail polish, and toe separators for the perfect pedicure.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $34.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart, Amazon, Kmart, Michaels



  • Kids can take down flying bug targets with the X-Shot Flying Bug Attack range!
  • Kids can simply place the bugs onto the motorized launcher, press the pedal down with their foot, and release to see the bugs soar in the air.
  • Then, they can try and take them down with the included blaster before they land.
  • The line features the exclusive new X-Shot Swarm-Seeker blaster—a rapid fire blaster that can shoot 10 darts in rapid succession with an innovative side-loading clip system.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP $19.99 for Single Blaster Pack; $29.99 for Double Blaster Pack
  • Available: Target, Amazon, Big Lots