These Top-Rated Toys Are Already Selling Out, so It’s Not Too Early to Shop for the Holidays
by Sabrina Rojas Weiss
Image Credits: Walmart
Magic Mixie Cauldrons, new sets of wheels, indoor bounce houses, and more top Walmart’s Top-Rated by Kids toy list for 2021.
Though you may not have finalized your kids’ Halloween costumes yet, you really may want to consider shopping for their holiday gifts (or future birthday presents, for that matter) right now. You don’t want shipping delays or “supply chain issues” ruining Christmas, for one, and for another, gift shopping for kids should be all fun and zero stress. One thing that should certainly help in that process is knowing which are the hottest toys kids will really be coveting this year, and to that purpose, Walmart has released its 2021 Top-Rated by Kids toy list.
The retailer gathered a “Toy Board” of kid influencers to choose the 39 toys on this list, so you know these aren’t just the items some stuffy execs want flying off shelves, but the things kids are really into right now. For the littlest kids, that means a CoComelon-themed ride-on toy and a real bounce house. For preschoolers, there’s a huge Paw Patrol: The Movie tower and Baby Alive dolls. For kids of all ages, there are sensory-stimulating toys like Kinetic Sand and high-tech items like a KidiZoom PrintCam and an animatronic Star Wars Grogu (aka Baby Yoda). Bigger kids can hop on a scooter or skateboard, while the whole family can join in a giant game of Sorry.
This list, organized by age range, really takes a lot of the guesswork out of shopping for children. And because we can’t just assume our kids will be into Barbie just because we were, or that they’ll prefer shooting hoops over slinging webs with these Spider-Man gloves, Walmart has one more trick up its sleeve: the Walmart Wonderlab. This is an interactive tool on the Walmart site that allows you and your kids to look at select toys in action in short on-demand videos.
Then again, if you don’t want them watching those videos and automatically assuming you’ll buy them the most expensive toy they see, maybe you’ll want to do your toy-shopping homework on your own. Below are some of our favorites from the 2021 Top-Rated by Kids toy list. Be sure to go to Walmart.com for more.
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