My twins have been testing out some fun popular toys for this years Holiday Gift Guide. I will keep adding to this list over the next two weeks to help you finish your holiday shopping.
Holiday Gift Guide of Popular Toys
Rainbocorns Big Bow Surprise from Zuru
For girls who love unboxing toy, Rainbocorns Big Bow Surprise is sure to create excitement! Hatch open the giant golden egg to discover the biggest
Rainbocorn yet, with over 25 layers of Rainbocorn fun!
Wondering what is inside Rainbocorns Big Bow Surprise? Inside you’ll find a giant cuddly Rainbocorn, stickers, barrettes, rings, glitter, lip gloss, headband, bracelets, collectible Bow-Bowcorns with cuddly cuties inside, and more! Plus, you can pop the sparkly Big Bow off the golden egg and wear it as the cutest accessory.
Our Thoughts on Rainbocorns Big Bow Surprise: My daughter absolutely LOVED this! She is six and all about colorful accessories, adorable tiny things to collect, and stickers and glitter and pretty much everything inside!
She spent a good hour playing around with everything after she opened so I give it two thumbs especially if you are looking for something that will give you a break on Christmas morning!
Dino Smashers Epic Egg from ZURU
Smashers Series 3 DINO is here and the Dino Smashers Epic Egg is filled with Jurassic fun! Inside you’ll find all kinds of fossil-rific items and the wackiest dinosaurs you’ll ever meet.
Inside the Dino Smashers Epic Egg you start with a scratch n’ reveal map to help start the journey as you uncover clues to find the fossils inside.
From there you’ll dig up a dino yolk egg bag, 5 compounds, a digging tool, exclusive smash-o-saur, 6x smash eggs and smash egg rebuilder for tons more dino fun!
Our Thoughts on Dino Smashers Epic Egg: My son enjoyed busting open this egg and it provided lots of different ways to play. The dino yolk egg “slime” and digging for fossils were his favorite parts.
You can even toss those in containers so they can continue to play with them. He also really enjoyed the dinosaur fossil you build after finding all the pieces and it is easy enough to build for little kids.
Overall this is a great gift idea that includes lots of different ways to play and it will keep their attention for more than 15 minutes!
Boppi The Dancing Llama from ZURU
I instantly giggled when I pushed the try me button on Boppi The Dancing Llama because oh my gosh is it hysterically adorable most lifelike and fantastical creatures ever created.
Now, I wanted to take her out of the package and shoot a video for you (there is a clip in my Play Time Instagram Stories!) but I wrapped this up to my daughter on Christmas morning.
Just trust me when I tell you it is $19.99 worth of smile-worthy fun with it’s booty shakin’ and head bobbing. I only pushed the try me button and fell in love but there are countless ways to interact and play including three songs to bop, spin, and dance to!
Robo Alive Ice Blasting Dragon from ZURU
Walking, roaring, fire or ice breathing dragon?! Robo Alive has two dragons out for kids who love dragons and realistic features.
The Ice Blasting Dragon blasts “ice” with cold blue flashing LED lights and icy breath-blasting SFX. The Fire Breathing Dragon roars as it breathes “fire” with hot red LED flashing lights.
Other features include realistic enhanced robotic head movements, convincing walking motions and a “deadly bite”. Both also feature on/off switches on their stomach in case they need to be reined in.
I wrapped this one up as a Christmas present as well but I love that it’s different than other dragon toys with it’s realistic features, and adds a new level of excitement to play time.
Stocking Stuffers from ZURU
Fill those stockings with fun from ZURU and these three ideas. First, Cotton Candy Cuties that smell so good! This fluffy slime compound is scented, squishy foam also has a cute, collectible slow rise squishy toy hidden inside.
Second, the 5 Surprise Unicorn blooming capsule contains all the elements
you need to build your Unicorn Squad character! Inside you’ll find a totally cute and utterly collectible sassy unicorn (in 2 compartments) interchangeable dress-up accessories, a comb for her majestic tail and four themed stickers!
Third, 5 Surprise Mini Brands is the current craze and a must have stocking stuffer. Not gonna lie, I want Mini Brands in my stocking too! My twins each got one a few weeks ago at Five Below and oh my gosh are they fun to open and see the tiny versions of real products lol!
Zax from Zing
An Ax Throwing facility opened up nearby recently. I haven’t been yet but it’s on my date night list. Until then, we’ll throw an ax around the living room with Zax by Zing!
About Zax: Taking a cue from the latest trend sweeping the country, the new Zax is the axe- ellant, new game from Zing! Bring this latest trend home in a fun and safe way, so you can compete with your friends to see who can stick the Zax onto any flat surface like walls or windows! The soft foam Zax is 12″ tall and designed for indoor and outdoor fun.
Our Thoughts on Zax: It sticks to the wall really well and makes a great indoor activity. My kids toss it against the wall for the fun of it and challenge each other to see who can stick it in certain places or the most times. We haven’t tried it outside yet (crazy rain!) but we plan to make a cheap wooden target for the kids to toss it at. I’ll keep you updated!
Mighty Roar Simba from Hasbro
My twins have had Mighty Roar Simba from Hasbro for over a month now and boy has he gone on many adventures. Mostly with Baby Alive dolls in our living room but it’s safe to say the twins are loving him.
About Mighty Roar Simba: Iteractive and plush, Simba roars, talks, plays, responds to touch and sound with 100+ sound/motion combinations like moving his head, eyes, ears, mouth, legs, and tail.
He’ll challenge you to roaring contest, says fun phrases from Disney’s The Lion King movie and is full of other surprises. Mighty Roar Simba includes a grub on a stick for snack time and makes a wonderful gift this holiday season.
Our Thoughts on Mighty Roar Simba: A popular toy this holiday season he is cuddly and playful. A must for kids who love The Lion King or animals in general and I can see this being an interactive toy that will get enjoyed for several years.
Hyperstrike from Zing
All of my kids love backyard battles and Hyperstrike takes it to a new level with the ultimate bow and arrow set!
About Hyperstrike: Great for one-on-one or team-based fun and fast-paced competition outside. Designed with low profile bungee cords, Hyperstrike can launch arrows up to 250 feet! Simply hook the soft foam Zonic Whistle Arrow into the fast-load bungee loops, pull back, aim, and release!
Our Thoughts on Hyperstrike: Even my husband loves playing around with Hyperstrike. Works impressively well and lots of fun!
Klikbot from Zing
Kids who love Stikbots are going to want check out Kilkbots from Zing! These treasure hunters were thrust into battle after being confronted by Modulus and his cronies. Now they must choose to become heroes and stop Modulus’ plan to build an army capable of taking over the universe.
About KlikBot: Join the battle against evil and create action packed stop- motion movies with KlikBot collectible figures. Featuring multiple points of articulation, Klikbots are ideal for stop-motion animation. They include interchangeable pieces so kids can combine the figures or take them apart and create new figures for stop-motion movies.
Our Thoughts on Klikbots: My youngest son is the Stikbot fan in our house and he’s loving Klikbots and being able to pose them all sorts of ways. With new backdrop that is included you are ready to create movies right out of the box.
Pop Pops from Yulu
About Pop Pops Pets and Pop Pops Snotz: Combining addictive bubble wrap popping, the satisfaction of oozy slime, and collectible figures all in one awesome bundle of fun for boys and girls.
Pop each pop pops to find hidden characters, which come in over 120 designs and include rare, super rare and special editions! With each pop you may reveal and collect all the Snotz Monsters and cute Pets Animals!
Pop Pops are available in Starter Packs (includes 6 bubbles and 2 hidden characters) and Deluxe Packs (includes 12 bubbles and 4 hidden characters). There are also slammer hammers to store slime and characters and I highly recommend them if your kids start collecting Pop Pops.
Our Thoughts on Pop Pops Pets and Pop Pops Snotz: I can see why they are the newest collectible craze AND the ultimate unboxing experience. It’s a lot of things kids love in one and I’ll admit…they are pretty darn cute!
Luvi Pups from Redwood Ventures
Squeezably stretchably adorable puppies! If you haven’t heard of Luvi Pups you are about to fall in love.
About Luvi Pups: Stretchy, pleasingly-tactile puppies that you can’t put down! Tug, pull, squeeze, stretch and collec each mystery pup that comes with 6 surprise puppy toys.
Our Thoughts on Luvi Pups: Not only are they well made and super cute, but a portion of the proceeds from every Luvi Pups purchase will be donated to Luvable Dog Rescue, dedicated to saving dogs from kill-shelters. How awesome is that?! A gift that gives back is a on the top of the list in my book.
Foodie Surprise from Redwood Ventures
Foodie Surprise brings to life a world of magical food creations you can discover display and of course eat! Seriously.
About Foodie Surprise: Each mystery Foodie Surprise food cart has multiple sweet reveals and all the supplies needed to make the cutest treats imaginable. Plus, dozens of adorable collectible characters made to “hide n sneak” your creations to school in your school lunch box.
Our Thoughts on Foodie Surprise: It really does come with everything you need to make a sweet treat, excluding water, and everything works really well. I’ll warn you it can get a bit messy but it was a ton of fun for my twins to make.
Pop Pop Hair Surprise by MGA Entertainment
If you hav a little girl like me get used to having Pop Pop Hair Surprise in your laugh. Not gonna lie, they are pretty awesome!
About Pop Pop Hair Surprise: Combining unboxing, collecting, and styling into one adorably affordable toys. Inside each Pop Pop Hair Surprise is a brightly colored collectible Pop Roller.
Inside the Pop Roller is a collectible Pop Hair Pet you can style, wear in your hair, or put on top of a pencil! Pop Hair Pets also come with a Pop Brush and accessories for styling fun.
Our Thoughts on Pop Pop Hair Surprise: My daughter is in LOVE with the Pop Hair Pets and to be honest, so is my son so I hope they come out with some boy versions soon. So many different ways to collect and have fun with these!