21 Top Toys For Boys And Girls

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It’s crunch time! The list below includes the top-selling toys. We look at top toys lists and compare them with top retailers every year. Amazon, Macy’s, Target Walmart. Then we consulted experts, read up on trends and did a ton of product testing on our own to determine the top toys that will be on every kids’ list.

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1. Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Ice Cream Truck Toy Playset

Play-Doh offers a variety of ice cream trucks! This classic Ice Cream Truck features a joyful jingle to let potential buyers know when the goodies have arrived. Also, a working cash register has a pleasing sound effect. “cha-ching”To make children feel at ease.

For sensory play, Play-Doh toys can be a great choice. This is how you can play with Play-Doh toys. Play-Doh Ice Cream Set kids can make treats with the soft serve machine and scooping station, and then they can get to decorating with a sprinkle maker, tools and all sorts of fun molds.

Amazon: $190

2. Flybar FunPark Racer Bumper Car

Most popular toys of 2022: Flybar FunPark Racer Bumper Car

For little speed racers, we love this foam-edge bumper car that can turn your living room, dining room—or any room—into a bumper car track. They won’t crash, there is a seatbelt and a speed limit of 1 mile per hour. But, it has enough bounce from the foam bumper to make things fun and exciting. 

Flashing lights, beeping sounds, steering joy sticks and a 360-degree turn radius makes the Flybar FunPark Racer Bumper Car an exciting ride.  

Target: $140

3. CoComelon Boo-Boo JJ Delux Doll

Most popular toys of 2022: CoComelon Boo-boo JJ Deluxe Doll

The toy is a mix of CoComelon strips and booboo strips. It’s a toy that will be loved by little kids.

Last year retailers couldn’t keep up with the demand for the CoComelon interactive JJ doll. This year they’ve one-upped themselves with a more cuddly version of JJ that sports light-up boo-boos that need tending to.

Baby JJ sings a Boo-Boo Song and comes with a full medical kit that includes a stethoscope, a syringe, a thermometer and three velcro bandages in tot-friendly designs.

Amazon: $40

4. Bluey Ultimate Lights & Sounds Playhouse

Most popular toys of 2022: Bluey Ultimate Lights & Sounds Playhouse

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that kids love Bluey. Last year’s Dollhouse BlueyRetailers were unable to maintain stock levels of this product. This year they’ve doubled the size and doubled the fun with this Amazon exclusive.

This 17-inch tall playhouse comes with Nana, Bluey and Chattermax figures, a moving dance floor and it even lights up and recites over 50 sounds and phrases.

Amazon: $100

5. LeapFrog Clean Sweep Education Caddy

Most popular toys of 2022: LeapFrog Clean Sweep Learning Caddy

The following are some suggestions for your household assistant: LeapFrog Clean Sweep Education CaddyPlayset allows kids to mop, spray and sweep while enjoying fun tunes performed by the smiley mop bucket.

When kids push the pedal, the real spinning bucket will make satisfying noises. This pretend play cleaning caddy makes little ones feel big and—hopefully—will encourage them to love cleaning up, just as much as they love mess-making.

Amazon: $30

6. Surprise for Little Live Pets

Most popular toys of 2022: Little Live Pets Mama Surprise

An adorable, animatronic guinea pig—any kid who loves baby animals will love this toy. 

Not only does this mama guinea pig respond to love and care but, when she’s well-cared for she reveals a special surprise. Place her in her hutch after a day of feeding, brushing and cuddling and in the morning she will birth itty bitty baby guinea pigs that may even be cuter than the rea thing. 

Surprise for Little Live Pets is a fun interactive toy with loads of payoff that’s certain to be a hit this year. It’s been hard to keep this hot toy in stock so we recommend you buy one if you find one. 

Walmart: $130

7. Hot Wheels Mario Kart Rainbow Road Raceway Track

Most popular toys of 2022: Super Mario Rainbow Race Track

Hot Wheels toys are sold out every year. There’s some stiff competition for which one it will be this year, but we put our money on this light-up, rainbow Super Mario track.

This track set features a spinning randomizer that leaves who will win at the mercy of exciting pop-up features that will either stop the two die-cast cars in their tracks or send them through the finish line. 

The multisensory track features sounds, bells and many other exciting features to make it an enjoyable play experience. It is 8 feet long by 24 inches tall. The track can be installed in a straight or curving configuration. 

This toy is a blast and kids of all ages will love playing with it.

Target: $100

8. Squishmallows

Most popular toys of 2022: Squishmallows

For the last three years, Squishmallows has been steadily gaining popularity and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

Danielle DiSiato, our Cooking Editor pointed out that: Squishmallows are the perfect transitional toy for a kid that’s too big for a lovey, but too small to be without a comfort toy. But, if you think Squishmallows are just for preschoolers, you’d be mistaken: 20-somethings love them, tweens love them and little kids love them.

It’s hard for us to pick just one Squishmallow to recommend this season but in years past Rainbow SquishmallowsAlways sell out Axolotl Squishmallows tend to fly off shelves to be some of the hottest Squish collectibles. The Squish Collectibles of the Year is our prediction for this year. Sunny Althea Axolotl SquishmallowWe encourage you to choose whatever your heart desires. 

Walmart Squishmallows

9. L.O.L. Surprise Surprise-O.Matic Sweet Treat Dolls 

Most popular toys of 2022: L.O.L. Surprise Sweet Treats

L.O.L. L.O.L. Netflix movie—and with the release of numerous brand new lines of L.O.L.s—that popularity is going to continue to rise this holiday season. 

Many new L.O.L.s are available. Offerings, which include their Tween Masquerade line and their fashion show Mega Runway PlaysetBut if there was one L.O.L. The surprise toy we believe will go out of stock is the L.O.L. L.O.L. Mini Sweets Surprise-O.Matic line. This is our favourite L.O.L. This is not just our favorite L.O.L. but our favorite tool to unbox. 

L.O.L. It is celebrating 10 years of existence. has partnered with top candy companies to make the sweetest of surprise toys. Inspired by your favorite candy and sweet treats, each of the 12 collectible dolls comes in her own Surprise-O-Matic vending machine! You’ll find nine sweet surprises within the doors. Look inside for cute accessories and clothes!

Target: Target $12

10. Magic Mixies Crystal Ball

Most popular toys of 2022: Magic Mixies Crystal Ball

A new spin on last year’s runaway best-selling toy, this updated version of Magic Mixies Magical Cauldron is every bit as fun—with a bunch of truly magical upgrades.

Magic Mixie’s Crystal Ball is like a portal into an imaginative world your kid didn’t know they had access to. Magic Mixies Crystal Ball is accompanied by an accompanying “spell book” that teaches kids how to spell cast with smoke to conjure toys seemingly out of thin air, which they can do again and again and again (for about 10 cycles until you need to purchase a mist refill pack).

After the toys are revealed, it’s time to have some fun. You can use the wand to bring out all sorts of customizable personality traits to make a Mixie that’s all your own.

What’s more, when not used to make magic, the crystal ball has a dual functionality as a nightlight. Cool, cool and misty nightlight.

We love this toy for the year end and it is sure to be loved by both boys AND girls. This one is a must-have before the holidays rush

Amazon: $62

11. Little Tikes Real Wood Stack & Style Dollhouse

Most popular toys of 2022: Little Tikes Dollhouse

If there was one dollhouse we’d want to shrink down and live in, this would be it. This is the The Little Tikes Stack & Style Dollhouse is cool, stylish and looks like it popped out of the pages of Architectural Digest. 

The modular design makes it easy for kids to personalize their homes. You can have imaginative play with this dollhouse’s amazing accessories and lights.

This dollhouse is unique because it’s not gender-specific and non-branded. It can be hard to find a dollhouse that girls will love, but isn’t too feminine or frill-laden that makes boys feel unattracted. The toy was loved by both girls and boys, making it a great playmate. 

From a clawfoot tub to bistro seating to even a tiny mini coup, Little Tikes has really amped up the fun with this stylish new dollhouse. It’s our favorite of the year. 

Amazon: 219

12. Crazy Aaron’s Amazing Prediction Putty

Most popular toys of 2022: Crazy Aaron's Amazing Prediction Putty

It’s like a Magic 8 ball but it offers a complete sensory experience. As part of Crazy Aaron’s ever-popular Thinking Putty line, Crazy Aaron’s Amazing Prediction Putty will have kids kneading and squishing away all of their worries and—in this case—finding the answers to their most burning questions. 

The putty contains nine ambiguous responses. You can ask your question in the putty, and you’ll find the answers!

Amazon: $16

13. Craftastic DIY Scavenger Hunt Potions Kit

Most popular toys of 2022: Scavenger Hunt Potions

Last year Crafttastic’s Fairy Potion Craft Kit sold like magical hotcakes. They have taken the sparkle and glitter out of their potion child and are now focusing on nature’s magical properties. 

It is a joy to be able to share our love for the Craftastic Scavenger Hung Potions KitEncourages children to go outside and make magical potion from natural ingredients. It is both a STEM-learning and magic tool as well as a tool for creativity. This toy will be a hit with children who have an imaginative and curious mind. 

Amazon: $16

14. PopSockets PopPuck

Most popular toys of 2022: PopSockets PopPuck

The year’s favorite fidget toys! Sometimes, the most basic toys are addictive. That’s certainly the case with the PopSockets PopPuck: A magnetic, key chain fidget toy that we think will be the ultimate stocking stuffer for teens and tweens. 

It is described as “a” “magnetic skate park for your thumbs.”Flip, flip, stack, finger-kick and stack two dime size magnetics for kids “pucks” in their key-chain holder to perform stunts and finger tricks. The two pucks can make a lot of ASMR-satisfying clicking sounds and swooshing noises. The toy can be exciting, soothing and fun all in one. 

You gotta try it to really understand it but—trust us—this is a slam-dunk gift for the hard-to-buy-for tween. 

Amazon, $20

15. Snap Circuits Green Energy Exploration STEM Learning Kit

Most popular toys of 2022: Snap Circuits Green Energy STEM kit

Snap Circuits are always a popular holiday gift, but this year’s Snap Circuits Green Energy Exploration Kit puts a sustainable spin on things!

This STEM building toy kit inspires kids to think about renewable energy sources. They are shown how to build a mini electric car, a windmill, a water clock, solar-powered lights and more! Every project provides kids with a unique opportunity to learn about a variety of renewable energy sources.

This is our top pick for 2022 if you’re looking to give a gift that is full of STEM learning. 

Amazon: $59

16. Lego Ninjago: Lloyd’s Golden Ultra Dragon

Most popular toys of 2022: Lego Ninjago Golden Dragon

It’s already sold out at most retailers but, if you still want to snag the hottest Lego toy of the season, there is still time to order directly from Lego.com.

Lego Ninjago just dropped a new season; if you have a fan of Sensei Wu’s kid ninja clan their fervor for this show is sure to be renewed this holiday season, and this is the coolest toy to be inspired by the show. 

Cole’s four-headed golden hydra dragon is the biggest Ninjago dragon ever, with its posable legs and tail and a pair of wings that fold out into three golden blades.

As any Lego Ninjago fan knows, golden Minifigures are a coveted bunch. This set relives adventures from the Ninjago: Crystallized TV series and comes with nine exclusive Minifigures including Golden Oni Lloyd, Golden Kai, Golden Jay, Golden Cole, Golden Zane, the Crystal King, a Vengestone Warrior and two Vengestone Brutes.

Lego: $150

17. Jurassic World Dominion Super Colossal Giganotosaurus

Most popular toys of 2022: Jurassic World Giganotosaurus

It is a huge Jurassic World dinosaur with posable legs and arms. The jaw opens wider to eat its prey. For a truly wild feast, the mouth can accommodate up to 20 Jurassic World small-figure dinos. 

The inventory of this Toys of the Year winner fluctuated quite a bit. We’ve seen the Super Colossal Giganotosauras sell out repeatedly over the past few weeks, so we would definitely recommend purchasing soon if you have a budding paleontologist in your midst. 

$38 at Macy’s

18. Crayola Ultimate Light Board drawing tablet

Most popular toys of 2022: Crayola Ultimate Light Board

This super-sized drawing board by Crayola is all about making your kids’ masterpieces more exciting. Plus, it’s so fun to play with you may want to steal it for yourself. 

It Crayola Ultimate Light Board drawing tablet comes with a set of gel markers that can be used to draw and doodle on the reusable black screen. The fun really happens, however, when the lights go down. This cool toy turns every drawing into an illuminated work of art when it lights up and takes the drawings through three different visual effects.

It will make a wonderful gift for young artists who want to give life and meaning to their works. 

Amazon $25

19. Flying orb ball drone

Most popular toys of 2022: Flying Orb Ball

These flying, boomerang-style flying orb balls have made a huge impact on TikTok and their popularity shows no signs of waning. If you’re not familiar with this phenomenon, look up “flying orb ball” on TikTok and you’ll quickly get the idea. 

These USB-charged, drone-style balls come back to you like a boomerang and, once you get the hang of using them, can be used in all sorts of impressive tricks. 

You can find many copies of the original. Fly Orbb brand that made a splash on TikTok earlier this year, so we don’t actually see this toy selling out, per se, but we do predict the price to increase as it gets closer to the holidays.

Amazon: $39.

20. Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Kanobi LO-LA59 Droid

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Inspire by Obi Wan Kenobi TV series on Disney+, this toy is an adorable replica of the young Princess Leia’s favorite droid.

One-button operation. LO-LA’s head activates adorable droid sounds, a blue light in her primary eye and a purple light in her mouth bring this adorable Star WarsCharacter is the key to a fulfilling life.

You can move her head and legs. You can even open and close your mouth to create an immersive experience.

Amazon: $26

21. Lego Marvel Infinity Saga – I am Groot

Most popular toys of 2022: Lego Marvel Infinity Saga I am Groot!

I am Groot! Groot is one of the most beloved characters in the series. Guardians of the GalaxyKids can create their very own Baby Groots from the second movie in the series.

It also comes with a nameplate that features Groot-specific specs and, of course, a cassette tape for Baby Groot to dance to—when no one is watching.

Amazon: 44%



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