Trending toys that are sure to be on every kid's wish list this holiday season

Kate Mendonca
Shopping Editor

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Shopping for kids can be a challenge, especially if you’re out of the loop on all of the latest trends and gadgets that they’re loving at the moment. 

This year, you can expect to find key features like unboxing or DIY aspects to many toys, along with classic board games and characters that they’ll love among the top toys of the season.  

Every year there seems to be a few standouts, so we’ve put together a list of the hottest toys and trends to look out for that are guaranteed to be a hit with the kids in your life. 

Unboxing and surprise

As millions of Youtube views can attest, kids love unboxing, and the more tiny pieces the better. Look for gifts that feature built-in surprise elements and multiple hidden compartments that recreate that same experience at home for hours of fun. 

L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G Doll - Neonlicious

Image via Indigo.

SHOP IT: Indigo, $40

Treasure X Aliens

Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $29

DIY and creativity

Kids and creativity go hand in hand, and toys let them unleash their imaginations are always a great idea. Whether they’re into the arts, science, or coding, there’s no better way to get them away from the screens than with a fun and interactive project. 

FUJIFILM Instax Mini 9

Image via Best Buy.

SHOP IT: Best Buy, $80 (originally $90)

LEGO Large Creative Brick Box

Image via Lego.

SHOP IT: Lego, $60

Upgraded Characters

They’re classics for a reason, but this season kids’ favourite cuddly characters are getting a modern update. With interactive features and technological upgrades, these aren’t just your average stuffed animals and figurines.

Pokémon Electronic & Interactive My Partner Pikachu

Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Toys R Us, $18 (originally $20)

Toy Story Disney Pixar Walking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure

Image via Hudson's Bay.

SHOP IT: Hudson’s Bay, $60

Inspirational toys

Let kids dream big with toys that inspire them to discover the world around them through imaginative play. Aspiring doctors, astronauts, veterinarians and more can explore and play with these interactive and educational picks.  

PLAYMOBIL’s Mars Rocket with Launch Site

Image via Playmobil.

SHOP IT: Indigo, $85

Barbie Animal Rescuer Doll & Playset

Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $39

Family Fun

Games have always been a great way to gather the family and spend quality time, so why not update the collection of board games with some new classics that will keep everyone entertained. 

Pictionary Air

Image via Walmart.

SHOP IT: Walmart, $20 (originally $25)

Ticket to Ride

Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $60

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