As if you needed another list – you might as well cross-reference your kids list to Santa with Target’s newly released must-have toys of the year. Here we go again!
It was only a matter of time before some of the top retailers officially released their picks of the top toys for the upcoming holiday season and – this year – Target is no different. As you know, we check their list as one of the retailers we look to when coming up with our own toy gift guide throughout the year, but wanted to let you some of their top picks and new releases.
Now buckle up, because they’ve recently released their Top 50, but we’ve narrowed it down to the most popular 19 (random, but yes) we’re totally digging and are currently being buzzed about on social media channels like Insta and TikTok (we only think we’re cool).
So without further ado, here’s the top toys you really gotta know about happening at Target, like, right now!
1. Got to Glow Baby Fairy Finder
They loved their Fairy Finder last Christmas, but this season it’s all about the Baby Fairy Finder. This cute little device gives them 20 new baby fairies to find. It’ll even light up as it detects the magical baby fairies all around them. It even makes some really cute and magical sounds. They’re going to think the fairies are real!
2. The New Bluey Lights & Sounds Play House
You know they love all things Bluey, so they’re going to have a blast with this 17-inch tall play-set that lights up, has more than 50 different sounds and fun phrases, and even a dance floor that moves. This must-have toy for Christmas also comes with 4 of the famous Bluey characters and 15 additional accessories to make the play house even that much more fun.
3. The “What the Fluff” Fluffer Pup Interactive Pet
Not only is this the cutest toy of the year, but the goal is to help bring it to life (fluff it up) and have her eventually trust you. Once she does, music will play! Pupper Fluff has more than 100 different interactions, sounds, and reactions. Your little one can feed her, brush her, feed her, scare away her hiccups and listen to her sing (and watch her dance). The best part? You can transform them from Fluff to Pet over and over again.
4. The Play-Doh 3-Foot Ice Cream Truck
Ice cream is always a good idea, especially when it comes to this 3-foot tall ice cream play-set. It comes with 27 different tools and 12 yummy colors so they can really bring their ice cream truck “business” to life. It even plays classic ice cream truck music and they’ll love to hear the cash register “ring” when they make a sale.
5. The Peppa Pig Tonie-Box
The toniebox is where it’s at this year and bringing their favorite Peppa Pig into the mix makes this a must-have of the holiday season. It’s basically a speaker for kids (that doesn’t include a screen!), and is an educational story telling player. The best part? After it’s done reading your little one a story it shuts off automatically – which is great for when they fall asleep. Plus, the 7-hours of battery life on a full charge isn’t too bad either.
6. The Baby Alive Princess Ellie
It’s one of the most anticipated Baby Alive toy dolls of the season and – yes- Princess Ellie actually does grow over time right before their very eyes. She starts out at 14-inches and ends up growing to 18-inches. She has more than 75 different sounds and phrases and your kiddos can put her back in “baby mode” to let her grow up all over again.
7. The PopIt Light-Up Fidget Toy
They still love all their fidget toys, especially the ones that they can pop. But this Pop-It is bringing things to a whole new level by making it into a light-up game. Your kids will have to pop each light as soon as it lights up to see how many new and exciting levels they can complete. Perhaps they’ll need a regular Pop-It to calm down after this one!
8. The Cocomelon Fire Truck
Yep, Cocomelon is still going strong so if they’re a fan of all things JJ and friends, they’ll love the official fire truck that actually transforms into 3 levels of play and fun! It has built-in walkie-talkies, plays songs, has engine lights, fire truck sounds, and so much more.
9. The Barbie Vacation Play House
Is it even Christmas if there isn’t a new Barbie doll house to play with? This vacation home comes with 2 levels of play, 6 fun play areas, and 30 story-telling pieces. It’s actually 28.5-inches high (over 2-feet tall) and actually weighs slightly over 11-lbs so this is a fixture that can be moved around, but is best to probably keep in one place.
10. The Spidey & Friends 2-in-1 Playset
It’s the official Spidey-mobile your little ones have been waiting for. This 2-in-1 deluxe playset changes from a large vehicle to a 2-foot tall Spiderman headquarters that also has lights and sounds – 25 to be exact. And don’t worry, it even comes with 3 small action figures to bring play to the next level.
11. The Monster Garage Play Set
This Monster Garage is truly a monster – being 4-feet wide and 2-feet tall and housing 25 different Monster Jam trucks (sold separately, of course). Your kids can perform stunts on the ramps, race their trucks around and so much more. This one comes with 27 different pieces on total, so have Santa set it up before Christmas morning.
TARGET’S TOY LIST FROM LAST YEAR
Below are some of our top picks from Target’s official holiday toy list from last year, but we still think so many of these make great gift ideas. Check out the continuation of the list below.
12. Throw Throw Avocado Game
It’s the most anticipated follow-up game from the folks that brought you Throw Throw Burrito! It’s basically a cards and dodgeball game, but with avocado – because, why not? It’s totally a family-friendly game, perfect for ages 7 years old and up, and only take about 10 minutes to play a round. You can’t beat that.
13. Chuckle + Roar XL Pop It
The fidget toy trend continues and an exclusive to Target is the new XL bubble popping fidget and sensory game. This one is 3x bigger than the original popper, may help with fine motor skills, and is said to help kids (and everyone else) chill the heck out a bit.
14. LOL Surprise OMG 24K DJ Family Pack
Of course you know that LOL Surprise was going to make the list (again) this year. There’s nothing they can’t do, apparently. Your little ones are still obsessed with all things LOL Surprise and this one comes with more than 45 different surprises to unbox, including 5 new and exclusive LOL dolls/pets. Snag this one while you still can (even though we don’t love the price).
15. Roblox Action Collection
If there’s a way to get your kids off their electronics, you know that Roblox can do it! This time around it’s one of the most anticipated toys of the year from Target. This fun play-set has 6 of the most popular Roblox characters, allows you to create your own customized playset, and even comes with one exclusive virtual item (of course!).
16. Ryan’s World Mega Adventure Chest
All things Ryan’s World are still going strong, both on his famous Youtube channel and just about every toy he creates and puts his hands on. This holiday season, your kiddos can enjoy his Lost City Adventures with his official Mega Adventure Chest. They’ll even discover tons of surprises like exclusive figurines, foam battle axe, coins, stickers, and so much more.
17. Unicorn Purse Pets
Move over llamas, because unicorns are making a strong comeback this Christmas – and now in the form of Purse Pets. She’s super eye-catching and when you’re on the go she’ll blink and even interact with you. In fact, she currently has over 25 sounds and cute reactions. She’s not just a purse…she’s a pet!
18. Jurassic World Legacy Collection
Jurassic is back! Although, they never really left! This Tyrannosaurus Rex Escape pack is a total exclusive to Target (so you won’t find it anywhere else). It comes with 2 different figures and 1 accessory based on the scene from the movie! They’ll have a blast playing and recreating some of their most famous movie scenes.
19. Jetson Dynamic Hoverboard
There’s always one must-have toy on your kids Christmas list that makes you a nervous wreck, and this year it’s the all new Jetson hoverboard. It runs totally on electric power, has it’s own bluetooth speaker that’ll play music, and has all-terrain tires that’ll give them a much smoother ride than years past. Top speed goes up to 10 mph! Get the camera ready.
PATRICK VARONE – Editor in Chief / Product Editor
Patrick has been covering all the hottest must-have products for more than 10 years at IBBB. His main focus is toys, tech, gifting, and men’s fashion & style. He’s previously written for publishers like Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire.