With Thanksgiving officially behind us, the season of holiday shopping is now in full swing. On MSNBC, our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht showed off a few of her favorite toys that also happen to make great gifts for kids.

SpaghettiHeadzSpaghetti Headz (Morphmallow LLC)

  • Spaghetti Headz is a brand new hair twist for girls.
  • Made of polymer clay, this eco-friendly swirl of fun is a funky new hair styling fashion accessory for girls of all ages.
  • Available in a variety of collectible, themed charm packages, there is something for everyone. From birthdays, to holidays, to kittens and “OMG”s, the collections will have girls clamoring for more.
  • More than just a fashion accessory, it also encourages creative play where girls can spend quality time creatively styling each other’s hair or they can even turn the Spaghetti Headz into bracelets.
  • It’s simple to use and works with all hair types – just twists around hair and for girls with short hair, the twists can easily be cut to size.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $13.99 per pack (3 twists included in each pack)

Disney Frozen snow_glow_elsa_dollDisney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa (Jakks Pacific)

  • The beautiful, interactive Snow Glow Elsa doll sings 32 seconds of the real hit song “Let it Go” by Idina Menzel.
  • She sings in a total of 25 languages from around the world!  In the U.S version, she sings in English and Spanish.
  • Elsa also says 15 sounds and phrases from favorite movie moments.
  • Touch her necklace to watch a magical light show on her dress and raise her left arm to hear her sing “Let it Go.”
  • Elsa comes with an adorable Olaf figure and she features patented Royal Reflection™ Eyes, a whole new look for Jakks’ Toddler dolls
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $34.99

Playmates.MegaMutantLeo12-Inch Mega Mutant Leonardo (Playmates Toys)

  • Designed for preschoolers, this 12-inch Leo figure features brighter colors, softer expressions, and rounded edges.
  • Kids can practice ninja training with Leonardo as they control his ninja moves, chops, and kicks.
  • The figure features over 100 phrases and karate sound effects.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $39.99

VTechKidizoomSmartWatchPinkKidizoom Smartwatch (Vtech)

  • The innovative, multi-function VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch is packed with robust features such as a camera, video recorder, fun photo effects, and built-in games, in a wearable, kid-friendly, take-anywhere gadget.
  • It features a large, easy-to-use color touch screen, as well as more than 50 digital and analog clock displays, making it perfect for kids learning to tell time.
  • Other features include a rechargeable battery, an alarm clock, a timer, a stopwatch, a voice recorder, and parental game controls, and it’s available in four vibrant colors.
  • Parents can access the Learning Lodge app store to download even more games and watch displays.
  • Ages 4+
  • MSRP: $59.99

ThinkWay_BeeDoMinionDespicable Me Bee-Do Fireman Minion (Thinkway Toys)

  • Press the Fireman Minion’s tummy to hear his original voice, sound effects, and “Bee-Do” siren with flashing head gear.
  • Squeeze his left hand for normal chat mode with echo sound effects.
  • Soft and huggable!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $49.99

LegoJuniorsPrincessPlayCastleJuniors Princess Play Castle (LEGO)

  • The Princess Play Castle is a magical world of imagination and fun.
  • Groom the beautiful cat at the grooming station and walk across the drawbridge to the fairytale castle with lots of pink bricks.
  • There’s even a slide for the princess to play on.
  • This iconic set comes in a pretty pink storage box, so it makes an ideal gift set.
  • Use the supplied building instructions to rebuild the set into a play garden with a slide and seesaw or the princess’ royal bedchamber.
  • Includes a princess minifigure and her cat.
  • 150 Piece Count
  • Ages: 4-7
  • MSRP: $14.99

LegoJuniorsFireEmergencyJuniors Fire Emergency (LEGO)

  • Sound the alarm! A trash can is on fire and it’s time to call in the brave firefighters!
  • Slide down the fire station chute, jump in the fire truck and get that fire under control!
  • This fun, fire-themed set is perfect for first-time LEGO brick builders and features a big fire station with an office and a bed for a firefighter to take a nap on, an Easy to Build fire truck with fire hose, and lots of colorful bricks.
  • The LEGO Juniors Fire Emergency set also includes inspiring building instructions that will motivate your child to build and create endless play possibilities.
  • Includes 2 firefighter nminifigures.
  • 123 Piece Count
  • Ages: 4-7
  • MSRP: $19.99

Skylanders Trap TeamSkylanders Trap Team (Activision)

  • Portal masters can seek out, defeat, and capture the most wanted villains in all of Skylands.
  • For the first time kids can pull the villains out of the games and capture them in Traps.
  • Then, send the villains back into the game to fight for good!
  • Skylanders Trap Team is forward compatible with more than 175 unique toys from all previous games that kids can enjoy in the real-world and in the virtual game world.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $74.99

Hexbug.ScarabHEXBUG VEX Robotics Scarab (Hexbug)

  • Kids can design and build their own jumbo-sized robot as they learn about motors, sensors, gears, and how they all function.
  • Robots snap together using intuitive tool-less components.
  • Fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play.
  • Learn about the robot’s brain, the centralized computer that powers the robot, and how the creature is brought to life.
  • Other models include: VEX Robotics Strandbeast, Ant, and Spider.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $69.99

skyvipercameradroneSky Viper Camera Drone (Skyrocket Toys)

  • The Sky Viper Drone is a hi-tech, hobby grade, four-blade R/C copter that measures 16 inches diagonally from blade-to-blade.
  • Kids can take birds-eye photos and videos at 100 feet in the air.
  • Features advanced stabilization, new tricks and stunts, tighter controls and a built-in camera that records for up to 30 minutes and 30 frames per second with 180 degree adjustable viewing
  • Equipped with a lightweight yet sturdy carbon fiber frame, computer-controlled 6-axis gyro and accelerometer stabilization, one-touch stunt capabilities, a 2.4 GHz remote with the rechargeable lithium polymer battery
  • Ages: 12+
  • MSRP: $79.99