Tis The Season!

2018 Holiday Toy Guide for Kids

By Courtney Daly-Pavone November 16, 2018

Alas, the holiday season has arrived! Soon the stores will be bustling. Your list might be as long as St. Nick's, or maybe you don't know where to begin. The Toy Techs reviewed each toy in this toy guide for ages 0 to tween. The Techs did the homework so you don't have to. Check out some of their video reviews below they might be considered the next best thing to Santa.

Toddler/Preschool Gifts

Viking Toys 1973 Ride On is everything a toddler loves.  This adorable rider allows kids to scoot, walk, push and play as they develop their balance, spatial awareness and gross motor skills. Retails $60 visit:

smarTfold 300 Comfort has 6 stages, and can be configured in a variety of settings.  Another bonus, it  folds for easy storage.  It starts off as a push tricycle that is parent controlled all the way to an independent toddler tricycle. The smarTfold is sold exclusively at Walmart visit:


Tonka Mighty Builders Mighty Rig Case Set a 25-piece playset features (1) three-piece dump truck, (1) construction block-fit figure, (2) rolling block-fit ramps, (4) block-fit construction accessories, (1) sticker sheet, (1) storage carry case, and (14) bright and durable Kids@Work medium-sized building blocks.Ages: 2+ MSRP: $19.99 Available: Walmart

Kids@Work 250-piece Big Block Bin 250 sturdy and stackable building blocks that enhance cognitive and fine-motor skills hours of open ended play to create new structures. Storage bin makes clean-up easy. Compatible with other block systems. Ages: 1+ MSRP: $24.98 Available: In-store at Sam’s Club

Corolle doll designed in France

Baby Louise at 14”, it is just the right size for a child's little arms - perfect for cuddling! The doll's face, arms and legs are made of delicately vanilla-scented, soft-touch vinyl. Its soft body means it can move easily Ages 2 and up. Retails $54.99 visit:

Designed in France this two-in-one high chair is the ideal mealtime accessory for a favorite 14- to 17-inch large baby doll. Converts easily from a high chair to a desk and chair. Retail $39.99 Visit:

Corolle Mon Classique Cherry Baby Accessories Set everything little ones need to care for their doll. Retail $30.86 visit:


Corolle Mon Grand Poupon Umbrella Stroller Toy Retail $39.99 visit:

Ages 3+

Rescue RuntsRescue Runts are cute dogs that are in need of some tender loving care! Kids can groom them with a brush, towel, and remove fake fleas.  Hours of endless play for kids! Visit: Rated Awesome by the Toy Techs See Their Full Review! 

Ages 4+

Meet Fingerlings Hugs! Soft and talkative! They record what you say and play it back in a funny voice. Available in pink and blue Ages 4+ Visit:

Ages 5+

Untamed Jailbreak Playset- Can T-Rex get out of the cage! His eyes blink, he moves, he has infrared eyes, and roars! Scary stuff for dino loving kids. Ages 5+ Retail $24.99 visit:

American Girl

American Girl Dolls are always a hit, and they come in many different ethnicities.  Young children can see themselves in these dolls. Shown Z Yang and Truly Me Doll #78.  For more information visit: 

Robo Alive T-Rex it roars, it moves, its light reflective eyes glow in the dark! This robotic dinosaur was a big hit in our home.  My son and his friends have played with this T-Rex from dawn til dusk. Retails $14.99 for more info visit: Rated Awesome by the Toy Techs!


Earth in my Room from Uncle Milton Toys is a great gift for any child.  This educational light allows children to watch Earth's city lights illuminate from East to West in brilliant detail. It's a real wonder of our world!  Age 6 and up! For more information visit:écor-Night/dp/B007CJJZTE

Snot It (KD Games) is a game only your children will love.  My son was stoked to bust out this game that mixes gross with dexterity.  To play this gross game of boogey fun  you must see who can collect the most boogers. MSRP $19.99, Ages 6+, Available on Amazon

Feltman Brothers New York is famous for their infant and children's apparel and dolls.  This lifelike doll has soft skin, comes with her own birth certificate, and designer Bishop dress. For more information visit:

Art gifts from Faber-Castell are a hit with all ages.  Kids will love this Coloring with Clay art set.  It comes with clay, coloring pages, and built in easel. Drawing n Sketching is also a complete kit.  A how to sketch instruction book, sketch pad, and professional pencils and eraser are all included.  For more info visit:

Fashionistas will love this Design by You Fashion Studio from Creativity for Kids. This craft kit includes: a lace-covered dress mannequin, sketch book, fabrics samples, swatch booklet, trims, ribbons, tools and embellishments DRAW AND CREATE - Learn how to sketch out your design. For more information visit:

Button Bag Sewing Kit includes all the materials needed to sew and it comes in a cute suitcase that doubles as storage. For more information visit:

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