30 of the Most Popular Kids Toys on Amazon for Christmas 2021

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Score Amazon’s hottest kids toys for Christmas 2021!

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Amazon’s Holiday Toy List is a great resource for anyone wondering what this year’s top trending kids’ toys will be for Christmas. If you’re looking for gift ideas for the kids in your life, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular kids’ toys on Amazon for Christmas 2021, and many are available for purchase right now!

Since these are some of the most sought-after toys of the year, you may find that they’re frequently going out of stock or showing shipping delays. You’ve probably heard us say this before, but it bears repeating: If you have any must-have items on your Christmas 2021 list, don’t wait – buy them when you see them in stock!

If you’re shopping with Amazon Prime, you’ll receive fast shipping and hopefully have everything on hand in plenty of time for the holidays!

Here are the HOTTEST toys on Amazon for Christmas 2021:

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Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Ultimate Learning Bot (ages 6 months – 5 years)

The Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Ultimate Learning Bot is a transforming playtime buddy featuring 4 ways to play and lots of fun music, lights, and hands-on activities. Each bot has its own fun for little ones to discover, from spinning eyes to silly popping balls to exciting crawl-and-chase play. Explore each bot individually or build them up into one big interactive buddy with fresh music, sounds, and phrases!

Thomas the Train toy on tracks on wood floor

Power Wheels 6V Battery Powered Thomas the Train with Tracks (ages 12 months – 3 years)

Looking to make a statement this Christmas? Any little Thomas the Train fan will have the best Christmas ever when they discover this toy under the tree! With 18 feet of tracks included, your kiddo will feel like they’re on their very own working steam engine!

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Little Tikes T-Ball Set (ages 18 months+) 

With this Amazon Exclusive toy, you’ll have everything you need to get your little ballplayer started! Reviewers even claim that it stays standing even when older kiddos are up to bat! Plus, it comes with 5 balls and an innovative storage solution for when it’s not in play.

pink and purple kids basketball hoop with three orange balls on carpet

Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set (ages 18 months – 5 years)

Keep the fun inside or head outdoors to learn how to shoot hoops! This classic Little Tikes toy is a fun gift to keep kids active and even comes with 3 included balls so everyone can get in on the fun. Choose between this adorable pink & purple set or their trademark blue & red one – you simply can’t go wrong with this toy!

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Mini Brands 5-Surprise Capsule Balls – 3 pack (ages 3+) 

We can’t get enough of these Mini Brands surprise toys – I mean, who doesn’t love something that’s miniature and totally adorable?! Whether your kiddo loves to play with BarbiesLOL Dolls, or they just love unwrapping exciting surprises, these will make a unique addition to their imaginative play.

Bluey Caravan playset

Bluey Ultimate Caravan Adventures Playset (ages 3+)

This playset is loaded with features and things to do as you hook up the Heeler 4WD Family Vehicle and hit the highway on a caravan vacation with Bluey’s family and friends! It comes with three 2.5″ figures (Bandit, Bluey, and her friend Jean Luc) and 12 additional accessories to recreate memorable moments from the show’s camping episode and imagine new adventures along the way.

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Kindi Kids Electronic Bubble ‘N’ Sing Doll – Poppi Pearl or Bonni Bubbles (ages 3+)

This bubbly, cuddly baby loves to play! Feed her a bottle, then press the shell on her bathing suit. Then, she’ll say “It’s bubble time!” and start singing and blowing beautiful ice cream-scented bubbles from her mouth! She has an “Indoor Mess-Free Mode” too!

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TeeTurtle Reversible Octopus Plushie (ages 3+)

TeeTurtle is the original Reversible Octopus Plushie of viral TikTok fame! Show your mood to the world with this cute reversible plush octopus. It’s easy to flip inside out, and it has two different faces to help you express your current mood. These super soft toys are perfect for playing, collecting, and cuddling!

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Chef’s Play Kitchen (ages 3-6)

If you’re shopping around for your kid’s first play kitchen, then consider this highly-rated and adorable playset! With its simple white design and faux marble countertops, this kitchen would look great in any home!

Plus, it’s super fun for kids with a workable ice maker that dispenses two included “ice cubes”, movable dials, a microwave plate that spins, a grocery checklist for planning weekly meals, movable hooks for optimal organization, and even doors that open and close!

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Melissa & Doug Grocery Store (ages 3-7)

If you think a fully equipped grocery store would be more appropriate for your food-loving kid, Melissa and Doug also make this incredibly adorable Fresh Mart Grocery Store! Complete with shelves for food storage, a card swipe machine, a realistic beeping scanner, a cash drawer, and more, this gift is sure to be a total hit with any kid!

Consider adding Melissa & Doug’s play food and even a mini shopping cart to complete your child’s grocery store experience!

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Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet (ages 3-7)

Don’t just upgrade your kid’s technology this Christmas, upgrade them with a tablet specifically designed for kids! This must-have gadget comes with a kid-proof case equipped with a stand. Better yet, it also comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee and easy-to-use parental controls so parents can buy with confidence!

Additionally, kids will enjoy Amazon Kids+ (free for the first year) and gain access to over 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, Audible books, and educational content for days!

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Barbie Dreamhouse (ages 3-7)

Make your little ones’ Barbie dreams come true with this dream house! It stands an impressive 43″ tall and 41″ feet wide and comes equipped with a working elevator, a party room with a DJ booth, a second-story slide with a pool, a balcony with a repositionable hammock swing, and a puppy play area with its own pool and slide.

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Heroes of Goo Jit Zu Galaxy Attack Figures (ages 4+)

The Heroes Of Goo Jit Zu Galaxy Attack Figures are a gooey, mess-free way for kids to play with action figures. Squeeze, squish, stretch, and collect both Pump Power Action Figures, Air-Vac Thrash and Air-Vac Orbitox, and watch them battle like never before. It’s time for a Vac Attack to see who will rule the Gooey Galaxy!

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Little Live Pets Gotta Go Turdle (ages 4+)

Shelbert is an interactive, toilet-trained turtle who loves to sing, dance, chat, eat, and poop on the potty. This toy comes with colorful (and reusable!) turtle food, a toilet, a feeder scoop, and batteries too.

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Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition Toy (ages 4+) 

With adorable sounds, fun animated motions, and interactive accessories, this animatronic Grogu is ready for action and adventure! Place any of the included accessories in his hand and he’ll react! Put an accessory in his mouth, and he’ll make eating sounds to let you know whether he thinks it’s yummy or yucky! Additional features include sound effects, robe, blinking eyes, and moving head, ears, & arms!

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Little Live Scruff-A-Luvs Cutie Cuts (ages 4+)

Unbox a salon full of surprises with Scruff-a-Luvs Cutie Cuts! Unfold the box to create a Beauty Salon and reveal 10 surprises! Which Puppy will you reveal? Transform your Scruff-a-Luvs from scruffed up to pampered pup, then give your FFF (Furry Friend Forever) a loving home.

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Barbie Fast Cast Clinic Playset (ages 4+)

Explore a world of caretaking fun with the Barbie Fast Cast Clinic playset! This playset includes a brunette Barbie doctor doll and 4 play areas: a medical station, exam table, X-ray machine, and gift shop. Use pink, purple, or white dough to create casts for your patients’ arms and legs and create wraps with the bandage maker. It also includes 30+ pieces to extend the fun!

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Shifu Orboot (App Based): Augmented Reality Interactive Globe For Kids (ages 4-10)

Take a journey around the world with this unique augmented reality interactive game! This toy comes with a 10” globe, passport, stamps, country flag stickers, and a detailed help guide kids can use to explore different cultures, monuments, inventions, animals, maps, and weather for various countries. Even better, the Orboot app is free on iOS and Android!

This game is compatible with – iPad 5th gen & above, iPad Air all models, iPad Pro All models, iPad Mini 2 & above, iPhone 6 & above; Android 3GB RAM and above.

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Squeakee The Balloon Dino (ages 5+)

Meet Squeakee, the stompin’, chompin’ Balloon Dinosaur! Totally interactive with 70+ sounds and reactions, he loves being pet and tickled as well as playing games with you. Play ‘chicken’ or tug-of-war with his Bone Squeaker. Roar at him and he’ll roar back. Attach his headphones and see him dance!

WowWee Got2Glow Fairy Finder

WowWee Got2Glow Fairy Finder (ages 5+)

Search for fairies anywhere you go with this magical Fairy Finder Jar! The more you play with your Fairy Finder jar, the more fairies you’ll catch. With 30+ virtual fairies to collect in this Fairy Finder jar, the fun never ends! Increase your chances of collecting ultra-rare fairies by playing games and bringing your jar to new locations, or grow your collection by trading fairies with friends.

blue and orange Hot Wheels track on carpet rug

Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Motorized Track Set (ages 5-9)

Siblings or friends can challenge each other to this triple C crash course! Loaded up with challenging intersections, hairpin turns, motorized boosters, and a huge crash zone, they’ll have endless fun facing new opponents. Plus, there’s even a car included so you can head to the races right out of the box!

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Osmo Coding Starter Kit for iPad (ages 5-10)

Disguise learning as play with another one of Osmo’s award-winning learning games! With the Osmo Coding Starter Kit, kids will learn fundamentals such as coding, basics of programming, solving coding puzzles, teamwork, listening, critical thinking, and so much more!

Note that an iPad is not included with this toy, but is required to play.

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Shifu Plugo Count – Math Game with Stories & Puzzles (ages 5-10)

Have a math wizard on your hands? This super fun STEM gaming kit is an incredibly popular kids’ toy for Christmas 2021 and is another unique gift idea if you love to encourage learning at home.

After downloading the free Plugo app, your child can play 5 different STEM games with 250+ progressive levels to keep them engaged. You can even customize their learning experience by selecting your child’s grade and adjusting the difficulty of the game.

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Paint by Sticker Books for Kids (ages 5-12) 

Whether your child has a fierce love for Zoo Animals, Unicorns, or Sea Creatures, there’s a Paint by Sticker book for all animal lovers! Kids will love to peel colorful and glittery stickers and watch their masterpieces come to life!

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Have older kids that would enjoy something more advanced? Workman Publishing also makes more advanced Paint by Stickers books that have highly detailed designs and even more images to complete!

close up of Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad in Teal

Crayola Light-Up Tracing Pad (ages 6+)

With over 35 art tools to inspire the imagination, kids can draw like a pro! Using the included fashion and animal tracing sheets, or hundreds of downloadable online images, children can draw creative scenes with crisp, clean lines. It comes with a graphite pencil, tracing sheets, blank sheets, and colored pencils.

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Akedo Ultimate Arcade Warriors Mini Battling Action Figures (ages 6+)

All the extreme moves of arcade fighting games will leap off the screen and into your hands with these Mini Battling Action Figures! Challenge your friends as you battle to become the Ultimate Arcade Warrior. Choose your Warrior, battle with fury, and finish the fight with a Split Strike!

child using Math Wizard on Osmo with iPad

Osmo Math Wizard and the Magical Workshop for iPad & Fire Tablet (ages 6-8)

Learn addition and subtraction through hands-on play on a 1st & 2nd-grade math adventure! Self-paced play means kids have time to master a concept in a stress-free environment before moving on to new material. An Osmo Base and an iPad or Fire Tablet (sold separately) are required.

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Craft-tastic Puffy Charm Palooza Craft Kit (ages 6-12)

Set their creative hearts on fire with this kit full of adorable puffy charms! Crafty tweens looking to accessorize themselves can create 3 chain bracelets, a chain necklace, 16 elastic bracelets, 3 pins, 6 pencil toppers, and more! In fact, this affordable kit makes 249 charms in all for endless hours of craft-tastic fun!

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Nintendo Switch with Blue and Neon-Red Joy Con (ages 6+) 

Nintendo Switch was HOT last Christmas and it’s still going strong this year considering it made the popular kids’ toys list again! Play on TV Mode, Tabletop Mode, or Handheld Mode. You can even connect up to 8 consoles for local wireless multiplayer. Sweet! 

You’ll also want to check out the Nintendo Switch Lite if you have a little one always on the go (or if you’re having trouble locating the original Switch in stock). Better yet, it’s usually $100 cheaper!

Thinking about buying the new Nintendo Switch OLED model this year? Here’s where you’re most likely to find it in stock!

Hip Tip: Last year, the best time to score this hottest Christmas toy was on Black Friday. Stay in the loop with all the latest & hottest Black Friday deals on our page HERE.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Fossil Dig Kit (ages 8-15) 

Warning parents: this toy will be messy, but that makes it all the more fun for your curious kiddo! They’ll have a blast digging up tons of real fossils from land to sea creatures that lived millions of years ago! Plus, each hands-on activity is packed full of information to help inspire their inner paleontologist!

Want more? Check out these holiday gift ideas for all ages!

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 3 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.

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