Let’s get squishy! Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht joined Family Circle magazine‘s “25 Days of Toys” to talk about the best toys in the red-hot squishy trend. 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.


  • A DIY set for making more than 1 lb of super stretchy squishy like slime compound with just two ingredients: powder and water.
  • The set includes the Makin Station that mixes up the powder and water to create the compound plus 16 slime powder packets (four each of orange, blue, purple, and green) plus six glitter packets (one each of gold, pink, silver, blue, purple, and green), 10 storage pods, and a measuring cup.
  • Contains everything needed to make the slime compound, no glue required.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: BJs, Toys “R” Us


  • Smooshy Mushy from RedwoodVentures is part of the newest collectible craze, full of exciting, super squishy, slow-rise surprises.
  • Each Smooshy Mushy series includes one of eight randomly assorted pets. Kids can unwrap the container to find out which scented Smooshy Mushy squishy surprise is inside.
  • Every pet has a Bestie they can’t live without so kids should keep searching to find out which tiny squishy “Bestie” is their pet’s BFF. Sets also come with a “What’s your smooshy name?” game, a nametag, a mini container, stickers, and a collectible poster.
  • This fall, kids can collect 24 food-themed Smooshy Mushy Pets to discover, squish, and trade with their friends.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart


  • Squish-Dee-Lish are slow-rise squishies that are fun to squeeze and collect.
  • Series 1 combines adorable animals with dee-lish foods and has 24 styles to collect.
  • Designs include a panda on top of pancakes, a sherbet bird, a pear bear, and many more.
  • Each blind foil bag contains one squishy.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $4.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Walmart