Top 25 Toys on Our Amazon Christmas Wish List 2018

Holiday toy trends for kids come and go, but there are a bunch of products on Amazon this year that we predict will remain popular for years to come. And with Black Friday deals around the corner and Cyber Monday sales hot on their heels, we expect shopping to reach peak levels earlier than ever. So get ready to stock up on the best Christmas toys now! Iconic brands like Nerf and LEGO were at the top of the list last year, but save room in your shopping cart for the latest and best new kids toys, from Fingerlings to Hatchimals to L.O.L. Surprise and more. Check out our favorite toys to buy from Amazon below.

Hatchimals Sparkly Penguala Hatching Egg Best Amazon Christmas Toys photo

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Hatchimals Sparkly Penguala Hatching Egg

For the nature-curious and animal-loving kid, we can't think of a better Christmas toy than Hatchimals. These furry surprises live inside eggs and they can't grow without your child's tender love and care. Don't wait 'til Easter to give this chic, chick-loving gift: Hatchimals Pengualas are ready to bust out of their colorful shells — and walk, talk, dance or play — all year long. ($60; amazon.com)

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LEGO Star Wars Duel on Naboo Best Amazon Christmas Toys photo

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LEGO 'Star Wars' Duel on Naboo

The force is strong with this gift. Combining two of your kid's favorite toys — LEGO and Star Wars — you really can't go wrong. LEGO Star Wars Duel on Naboo features a minifigure catapult function, push-activated opening laser doors and purification chamber, not to mention an epic lightsaber battle scene against Darth Maul. Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi included. ($25; amazon.com)

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Fingerlings Baby Unicorn Gigi Best Amazon Christmas Toys photo

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Fingerlings Baby Unicorn

Ooh, can you say ahh-dorable? These miniature, finger-clinging toys are a perpetual favorite among kids. This tiny, magical creature responds to your child's voice and touch. Little Gigi also gives kisses, gets excited, blinks her eyes and even falls asleep. We're fully charmed by this Fingerlings unicorn. ($14; amazon.com)

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Nerf Official N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster Best Amazon Christmas Toys photo

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Nerf Official N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster

They'll have a blast with the Nerf Official N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster. Kids are super serious about their Nerf wars, and we like this model because it looks like a toy and plays like one too. This classic blaster is inexpensive and has an impressive range for a dart gun, shooting eight darts up to 90 feet. Bam! ($13; amazon.com)

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L.O.L. Surprise Doll Best Amazon Christmas Toys photo

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L.O.L. Surprise Doll

Surprises are the best, and the L.O.L. Surprise is no exception to the rule this holiday season. If you're looking for a kids toy that never fails to charm, this product is one to include on your Christmas list — it's literally the gift that keeps on giving. Just one L.OL. Surprise doll includes seven "surprise" layers, including a secret message, collectible stickers, a charm, an outfit with shoes and many more fun ways to play all day. ($20; amazon.com)

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Calico Critters Cozy Starter Home Best Amazon Christmas Toys photo

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Calico Critters Cozy Starter Home

Jumpstart your child's Calico Critters collection with the sweet 'n Cozy Starter Home. Ready for play right out of the box, Bell Hopscotch Rabbit's home will be one the most beloved kids' toys this Christmas. The product comes with more than 15 items of furniture, including a bed and sheet set, table and chairs, kitchen counter with sink, movable ladder and many more fun bunny family accessories. ($40; amazon.com)

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FurReal Friends Plush Pet Ricky Best Amazon Christmas Toys photo

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FurReal Friends Plush Pet

Sidestep the growing pains of a real animal, and invest in this adorable plush pup from Hasbro as your kid's new best friend instead. FurReal Friends Ricky the Interactive Toy Pet is a pro at tricks, listens to voice commands and even paws at the ground and gives sweet puppy licks. Just remind your kids that when giving Ricky treats, they've got to clean up the mess later — just like a real dog! ($130; amazon.com)

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Nintendo Switch Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con Best Amazon Christmas Toys photo

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Nintendo Switch Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con

As far as gaming goes, the Nintendo Switch is still one of the hottest gifts for kids right now. It's the official fastest-selling video game console in U.S. history and a favorite among critics, and we also have to give it two enthusiastic thumbs for your Christmas list. If your family already has a console, consider any one of the Switch's awesome accessories or a classic game like "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." ($299; amazon.com)

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Funko Pops Fortnite Cuddle Team Leader Best Amazon Christmas Toys photo

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Funko Pops Fortnite Cuddle Team Leader

Funko POP! was the Toy of the Year and People's Choice award winner in 2017, and we expect this favorite kids toy to keep soaring in popularity as a Christmas gift this year. May we suggest Cuddle Team Leader from "Fortnite" as your kiddo's next favorite collectible toy? ($11; amazon.com)

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Crayola Trolls Glitter Scrapbook Kit Best Amazon Christmas Toys photo

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Crayola 'Trolls' Glitter Scrapbook Kit

Get your kid's creativity on a roll with this Trolls Scrapbook Kit. They'll have fun and make imaginative memories of their favorite characters with this all-in-one supply box based on the hit animated movie. We think it's one of the best, and definitely the most glittering Christmas gift for kids this year. ($34; amazon.com)

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LeapFrog My Own Leaptop Best Amazon Christmas Toys photo

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LeapFrog My Own Leaptop

A great gift for toddlers, the LeapFrog My Own Leaptop for little ones announces personalized e-mails and lets you customize a playlist of songs. This laptop for kids provides hours of games to play, too, making it one of the most worthwhile (and affordable!) Black Friday deals around. ($22; amazon.com)

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Anamalz Moose Best Amazon Christmas Toys photo

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Anamalz Moose

One of our favorite toddler toys for several years, Anamalz are handmade, wooden figures reminiscent of your childhood with a fun, modern twist — the perfect classic-cute combo. Toddlers' imaginations will go wild as they play with the poseable farm, jungle and prehistoric animals. It even comes with a cloth mat to set the stage for a creative landscape. ($19; amazon.com)

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Alex Little Hands Peg & Layer Jungle Best Amazon Christmas Toys photo

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Alex Little Hands Peg & Layer Jungle

Toddlers will think this is one of the best Christmas toys ever because they get to make their own jungle scene by stacking soft foam shapes, complete with monkeys, trees and flowers. Alex Little Hands Peg & Layer Jungle is one gift you don't want to miss out on during Amazon's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. ($24; amazon.com)

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Teddy Ruxpin Best Amazon Christmas Toys photo

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Teddy Ruxpin

He's baaack! The plush animal kingdom's smartest, cuddliest and most magical bear has returned just in time for the holiday season. Teddy Ruxpin's advanced features make him one of the best gifts this Christmas. His color LCD eyes include 40 animations, and touch sensors let kids control the story and songs. Play with or without the free app. ($60; amazon.com)

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