15 Hottest Toys for Kids on the Nice List

15 Hottest Toys for Kids on the Nice List

Posted on Oct 16 2023 Posted in  Holidays & Seasons
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Boy and girl opening toy gifts in front of Christmas tree.

It’s not hard to earn the Best Parent Ever badge from your children. All you need to do is shower them with love and, let’s be real, toys. But not just any type of toy. We’re talking THE hottest toys this holiday season. The ones that’ll make tiny jaws drop and little arms flail in the air.

Lucky for you moms and dads, we’ve got the top 15 list right here. Read below for the inside scoop on each shiny new toy. And hurry! You don’t want to risk them going out of stock. Plus, utilize our cash back offers for a merry bonus.

1. Barbie Dreamhouse

Barbie Dreamhouse

After the banner year Barbie had, it’s no wonder her dreamhouse is on every girl’s wish list this Christmas. The doll’s palatial, three-story residence has all the bells and whistles you would expect from the fashion icon, including an elevator, pool and slide for her dog.

It costs a whopping $200 at Nordstrom Rack and other department stores. Although we no longer offer cash back for purchases at the retailer, you can order a Nordstrom Rack gift card through our site and earn 4.5% back.

2. Bitzee Interactive Digital Pet

Bitzee Interactive Digital Pet

If your little ones have been hounding you for a dog or cat, Bitzee is a great (and cheaper) compromise. They’ll enjoy feeding, training and playing with their virtual animal, and collecting more along the way! There are 15 Bitzee pets to unlock in total. But don’t worry; this one pod holds them all.

Regularly $29.99, Bitzee is $4 off at Blain’s Farm & Fleet and will score you 3% cash back.

3. Dog-E Interactive Robot Dog

Dog-E Interactive Robot Dog

This flashy pooch is one in a million—literally. According to the manufacturer, every Dog-E on the market has its own set of characteristics that is unique to them. What’s even cooler is that your kids can program their Dog-E via the toy’s free mobile app. They can teach it to talk, perform tricks, change colors and so much more.

Pick up Dog-E at Walmart.com for $79 and net up to 3% cash back.

4. Fingerlings

Fingerlings teal monkey, Ava

A top children’s stocking stuffer, Fingerlings is the pet that clings to you everywhere you go. It makes over 70 sounds, responding each time it’s touched, fed, kissed or flipped upside down. There are four baby monkeys to choose from, plus a unicorn named Lulu who’s equally entertaining.

Pictured is Ava, the teal monkey. She and her pals are $14.99 each at Kohl’s and guarantee 2% cash back.

5. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Mix & Learn DJ Table

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Mix & Learn DJ Table

Fill the house with educational tunes only Fisher-Price could create. Its latest toy helps babies and toddlers become disc jockeys overnight. With over 100 songs to play and three stages of learning to explore, this activity table will develop your youngster’s fine motor skills in no time.

Snatch one up at Macy’s for $30.99. Not only will you save $14, but you’ll receive up to 15% cash back, too.

6. Furby

Purple Furby

This ‘90s favorite is back and better than ever. Furby, who’s gotten a noticeable makeover, chats and sings and jokes her way into the hearts of kids (and grown-ups). Anyone would be lucky to have her in their corner.

Kohl’s carries both the purple and coral Furby, which are $69.99 apiece. Gift yourself 2% cash back.

7. Monopoly Chance

Monopoly Chance board game

A Monopoly game that’s over in 20 minutes? Sign us up. Those with short attention spans will appreciate this simpler version of the family pastime. Just roll the die, flip cash cards and don’t pick up a Bankrupt, though that’s easier said than done. The more cash cards you collect, the more buildings you can buy for your skyline. The person with the longest skyline wins!

Chance is in stock at Entertainment Earth for $19.99, and you can get 5.05% cash back.

8. Hot Wheels Transforming City T-Rex Ultimate Hauler

Hot Wheels Transforming City T-Rex Ultimate Hauler

Hot Wheels fanatics will roar their heads off when they unwrap this T-Rex transporter on Christmas morning. It eats up cars and spits them back out. What’s not to love? Also, its giant tail converts into a two-lane race track for head-to-head competitions.

Save $12 on your order today at Walmart (reg. $79.99) and devour up to 3% cash back.

9. Spidey and His Amazing Friends Marvel Web-Spinners Playset

Spidey and His Amazing Friends Marvel Web-Spinners Playset

Pre-schoolers who follow the adventures of Spidey and His Amazing Friends won’t believe their eyes when they see the team’s web-quarters sitting in their playroom. Featuring a command center, central spinning transformation chamber and a car fit for a superhero, this toy is a real marvel.

It’s available online at Walmart for $129.99, but Macy’s (up to 15% cash back) has it temporarily listed for $96.99, the lowest price of the season.

10. Tobbles Neo

Baby playing with Tobbles Neo

One-year-olds can hone their stacking skills with colorful spheres that stay balanced at odd angles. They also wiggle, spin and roll, which should grip your toddler’s attention for longer than a few seconds.

You can find Tobbles Neo at Fat Brain Toys for $29.95 and pocket 6.06% cash back with your purchase.

11. Pokémon Trading Card Game: Scarlet and Violet – Obsidian Flames Elite Trainer Box

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Scarlet and Violet - Obsidian Flames Elite Trainer Box

Up-and-coming Pokémon trainers are always in desperate need of more booster packs, and this elite box is ripe with them. It contains nine in total, along with 45 TCG Energy cards, 65 card sleeves and a code card for Pokémon Trading Card Game Live.

You can buy it brand new for as low as $25 on eBay and snag up to 3% cash back.

12. L.O.L. Surprise! Magic Flyers

L.O.L. Surprise! Magic Flyers Sky Starling Gold Wings

Up, up and away! These popular fashion dolls have gotten their wings, but they need help using them. Place a hand underneath your magic flyer to guide her through the air. She’ll stay suspended for as long as you want her to—or until her battery runs out.

Right now, Blain’s Farm & Fleet has the best price ($22.99) and it includes 3% cash back.

13. Melissa & Doug Dentist Playset

Melissa & Doug Dentist Playset

Breathe a sigh of relief. You won’t be required to open wide once this dentist kit is in your child’s hands. They’ll instead do a thorough checkup of a fake set of teeth, which comes with cavity stickers, retainers and braces for realism.

It’s currently on sale for $25.99 at Macy’s and offers up to 15% cash back.

14. Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Super Mario Bros. Wonder cover

Nintendo’s new side-scrolling game set in the Mario universe will hook any fan of the coin-collecting, Goomba-stomping, princess-rescuing Italian plumber. It releases this Friday, October 20, so don’t dawdle. You can nab a copy at Best Buy for $59.99 and earn up to 4% cash back.

15. Gel Blaster Piranha Water Resistant Gellet Blaster

Gel Blaster Piranha Water Resistant Gellet Blaster

Older kids will have no problem ungluing from their phones to take frenemies down with this eco-friendly gel blaster. But keep in mind that gellet refills are sold separately.

Order a Target gift card through us to score 3.6% cash back. Then use it to pay for the $35 blaster.

Which toy has grabbed your eye? Let us know in the comments below. We’d love to know what you think.

Editor’s Note: Promos were correct at time of publication.

Photograph of the blog author, Diana Oliveira.

by Diana Oliveira

Diana Oliveira is the senior copywriter at TopCashback.com. After beginning her copywriting career at a paper company, where she harnessed her creative chops writing about…paper, this self-described “bargain shopper” has felt at home talking about our many stores, deals and money-saving tips the last few years.

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