Looking for great gifts at the last minute?
Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Better Connecticut to talk about some great toy and gift ideas shoppers can find at the last minute. 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.
( JUMBO TIDY TOWN CHAIR TCG)
An original storage solution for kids’ toys to help transform a child’s room or play space into a themed hot spot. Available in a range of popular licenses, including Disney-Pixar’s Cars, the chair features colorful themed graphics to bring the property right into a child’s room.
The seat opens up to reveal a roomy storage compartment for toys. When closed, it is a comfortable seat for resting. The chair seats up to 150 lbs.
( SUPER WUBBLE BRITE NSI INTERNATIONAL)
It looks like a bubble, plays like a ball—and now it lights up the night. It’s Super Wubble Brite: the light-up, color-changing Wubble.
Squeeze it, whack it, throw it, bounce it—even sit on it! It floats, wobbles, dribbles, spins, and smashes, all while putting on an amazing light show.
When you kick, bounce or throw a Wubble, it wobbles like a bubble and doesn’t stay perfectly round.
Made from a squishy, squashy, super soft and lightweight Xpandium, Super Wubble Brite can be inflated to a gigantic 2.5 feet tall and changes from red to blue to green—and all the colors in between.
It’s fun to play with in the dark, indoors or out, all year-round.
Super Wubble is designed to be four times stronger and more tear-resistant than the original.
Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, WubbleBall.com
NEON 26PC ANNIVERSARY SET ( MAGFORMERS)
Create 3-D structures from 2-D magnets with the Magformers Anniversary Set!
Containing bright Neon colored squares and triangles that are ideal for little fingers to hold, the 26Pc is the perfect toy for building the signature ‘magic ball,’ houses, towers, and much more.
See what your imagination will create! Clip in a bonus LED light to watch your creations come to life.
Each geometric shape contains magnets that never reject, so you’ll always hear the Magformers click together. When playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store.
The Magformers Anniversary Set comes with a step-by-step idea booklet and is compatible with all Magformers shapes and accessories.
Available: Amazon, Nordstrom, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart
( FLIPAZOO DISNEY JAY@PLAY)
The FlipaZoo brand now comes in kids’ favorite Disney characters.
Each fun-stuffed toy features two fluffy Disney Characters that flip back and forth for two sides of fun.
It’s so simple and easy to do.
Discover the complete collection of Disney characters including Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Iron Man & Spiderman, Pumba & Simba and much more.
( COMPOUND KINGS POWDER WECOOL TOYS)
This DIY slime allows kids to make their own gooey creation without any research or chemicals. Just add water, mix, and wait!
In no time, kids will have their own super stretchy, oddly satisfying, slimy compound from just powder and water.
Makes more than 1 pound of slime in purple or green.
( WHIPPLE DELUXE SET EPOCH EVERLASTING PLAY)
Squeeze, decorate and display with Whipple!
The Whipple Deluxe sets offers endless hours of creating collectibles to wear and share.
Design up to 13 different keepsakes including rings, key chains and more using a special whipped clay.
Whip the creme into elegant designs, and decorate with beads and rhinestones for creations that you can wear and share!
( MERGE CUBE MERGE VR)
The Merge Cube is the world’s first holographic object that kids can hold in the palm of their hand. Kids can play, learn, and explore in magical new ways.
Download apps using a tablet or smartphone, view the cube through your device’s camera, and watch the Merge Cube come to life as it transforms.
The Merge Cube experience can be upgraded by selecting the optional virtual reality mode and sliding a smartphone into virtual reality goggles to completely immerse yourself in holographic worlds.
MSRP: $14.99 ($59.99 for headset)