The Hottest Toys for Christmas 2019
Looking for some gift giving ideas? Start here! I looked through tons of lists to find the hottest toys for Christmas 2019.
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Okay, on to the toys! All of the links below go to Amazon and most will be shipped FREE with your Prime membership.
Here are my 15 favorite toys that are sure to be popular for kids this year:
Pictionary Air — list price is $19.99
This is a pretty cool spin on Pictionary. Players use the pointer thing to draw and the illustration shows up on the screen of your choice, including your TV using a streaming device.
My target price: Below $15 before Christmas. I won’t be surprised if this game comes up on an Amazon Deal of the Day. We should also be able to get it for under $15 with a good sale + coupon at Fred Meyer.
Fortnite x Nerf — list prices start at $9.99
These Nerf guns are “Fortnite” inspired and capture the look and colors of the popular video game. Most, if not all of the guns use regular Nerf bullets.
My target price: At least 50% off the list prices. I imagine these will be featured in lots of one-day only sales at Amazon, Target, Walmart, etc.
Toy Story Ultimate Walking Buzz Lightyear — list price is $29.99
All the lists in my research featured this 7″ moving thing. It walks forward and backward and has a secret, super special move. The wings go out and there are sounds, so beware.
My target price: Closer to $20.
Blume Dolls — list prices start at $9.99
Add water to these things and the doll “blooms” before your eyes. Each doll features over-the-top fashion hairstyles and outfits that you can mix and match which makes kids wants to buy more and more. So smart. These follow the “blind bag” trend which means you don’t know what the doll will look like until you open the package and water it. Again, so smart.
My target price: Under $7 per doll. They come in 2-packs as well, so the price per doll may even go lower.
Artie 3000 The Coding Robot — list price is $69.99
Kids get to design the code and the robot draws the lines. There are preprogrammed designs so beginners can start coding right away. Artie 3000 robot, 4 washable markers, quick start guide, and activity cards. Artie also has pre-coded designs and advanced coding apps for kids to grow with. You do need a device to control Artie. Best for kids 7+.
My target price: Maybe closer to $55? It’s hard to predict on the higher priced tech toys.
Candy Locks Dolls — list prices start at $9.99 each
These dolls have a unique hair texture so it’s easy for kids to style by hand without a brush. The hair holds its share and doesn’t come apart. Each doll should also come with some accessories.
My target price: $5 each. They come in 2 packs and price drops may be more common in these sets.
Barbie Dreamplane Playset — list price is $59.99
This things is a vehicle and a play set and comes with 15 pieces. Room for three dolls (not included).
My target price: Waaaay less than $60, that’s for sure. I’m hoping for close to $40. If that’s too much for you, I bet it will be less next Christmas.
LOL Surprise 2-in-1 Glamper — list price is $99.99
Okay, this thing is crazy expensive, but it’s so cool. It includes 55 little, tiny pieces and a surprise doll. The glamper extends to 2×3 feet with working lights and sounds.
My target price: $75 or $5 at a garage sale next summer. I’m banking on a good one-day only sale at Amazon or Walmart.
Hatchimals Pixies — list prices start at $9.99 each
Hatchimals just won’t quit. Each pixie includes 3 mystery accessories and a pixie bed that can be stored in the bottom of the eggs. Again, the fun is the hatching of the egg. Hopefully the child will have fun with the actual doll as well.
My target price: Maybe $6 per pixie.
Trekking The National Parks: The Family Board Game — list price is $50
Facebook told me I should buy this game and their algorithm is rarely wrong. This is a family board game that centers around the U.S. National Parks. Reviews for the second edition are out of this world. Looks like kids ages 10+ and adults enjoy this game. It’s supposed to be similar in play to Ticket to Ride with lots of strategy and decision making.
Super important: Make sure you’re buying the second edition. The first is more complicated to play and harder to understand.
My target price: $50. This is a game created and manufactured by a legit small business so I will be surprised if the price drops. I encourage you to purchase it straight from Underdog Games so more of the money goes into the creator’s pocket. Shipping to US addresses is free.
LEGO Hidden Side Building Sets — list prices start at $19.99
These LEGO sets combines the open creative play of LEGO building toys for kids with an augmented reality app. I think you build the set then use an app to make the sets do stuff? My boys will probably lose their minds if they get one of these sets.
My target price: 30% off regular prices.
Coding Critters from Learning Resources — list price is $39.99
This set teaches early coding skills without a screen (not sure how that’s possible). The critter can play fetch, hide and seek, and more. The set has 22 pieces and the kid can feed, pet, and take care of their pet in play mode. Best for little kids.
My target price: Around $25.
LEGO Friends Heartlake City Amusement Pier — list price is $129.99
I know! A $130 LEGO set is crazy, but this one looks so freaking cool, especially if your kid builds and then keeps the sets intact on a shelf.
My target price: 30% off regular price.
LEGO City Space Building Sets — list prices start at $8.99
LEGO has a few new space-themed sets this year. These sets would be great for an older kid who loves to build and then display his/her creation.
My target price: 30% off regular prices.
Carpool Karaoke: The Mic — list price is $59.99
Use this microphone to do karaoke in the car. The wireless connects to your car’s FM tuner or with an aux cord. The built-in rechargeable battery will last up to 6 hours.
My target price: Between $30 and $40. Regular price seems crazy to me.
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