Struggling to come up with gift ideas for a child in your life? Here’s a holiday miracle for you: Walmart just released their 2021 Top-Rated by Kids Toy List. Every year, this list is curated by a panel of toy experts (actual kids, ages 2-12) to help parents and loved ones through the precarious process of toy shopping.
With the supply chain still sufferingdue to the pandemic, and shipping companies encouraging shoppers to this year, the has already started for many. So now is a great time to scope out your shopping list and make sure you grab that holy grail holiday gift before it’s gone.
From a miniature bounce house to a magically interactive friend, this year’s toy list is jam-packed with products that the whole family can appreciate. Capture those precious holiday moments on a camera with a built-in printer, or have fun sifting, shaping and squishing sand with a kinetic sand kit.
Whoever you’re shopping for this year, there’s a toy on this list to help make those holiday moments extra magical. Here are 15 of the hottest new toys at Walmart, as chosen by kids.
Best toys for kids ages 2-4
Kids age 2-4 are ready to get up and start moving. Between a mini bounce house and a living-room-safe bumper car, these 2021 favorites are all about activity, whether it be dancing or caretaking. Here are the highlights of Walmart’s top toys for 2021 for 2-4 year olds, as picked by 2-4 year olds.
Fisher-Price 4-In-1 Ultimate Learning Bot
This cute little robot can be taken apart, played with in different ways, and rebuilt as one big playmate that ages up with your toddler or child, thanks to Smart Stages technology. The Ultimate Learning Bot has lots of music, lights and hands-on activities for you and your little one to enjoy.
Flybar bumper car for kids
This rechargeable battery-powered (6 volt) bumper car reaches a maximum speed of one mile per hour and is made with soft rubber bumpers to protect both the precious cargo driving it, and your walls and furniture.
Fisher-Price Bouncesational Bouncer with built-in pump
With this in-home bounce house, you won’t have to go to someone else’s birthday party to get that bounce-house joy. Kids can safely jump right in their own living room with this mini bouncer. This toy inflates in just four minutes, and auto-deflates when desired.
VTech Hover Pup Dance and Follow learning toy
This motion sensor hoverboard-riding pup comes with three ways to play: learn to count with floor play, learn to dance with the puppy, and then get some energy out with a game of follow the leader. Hover Pup comes programmed with more than 65 songs, melodies, sounds and phrases to help with vocabulary and fun.
Baby Alive Lulu Achoo doll
Kids can help make Lulu Achoo feel better with this doctor kit and the help of more than 50 programmed reactions from the doll. With eyes that open and close on their own and built-in lights, sounds and movements, the Baby Alive Lulu Achoo Doll makes a great first patient for any aspiring doctor.
Best toys for kids age 5-7
For kids age 5-7, toys that provide sensory experiences were the most popular, from a camera that prints out pictures on the spot to a satisfying kinetic sand set. Here are five highlights from Walmart’s top toy picks for kids age 5-7.
Kinetic Sand Sandisfactory set
This kinetic sand set has all the supplies needed for hands-on fun, with plenty of tools and molds to help cut, scoop and shape the sand. When kids are done making one shape, they can squish it and start over again.
Magic Mixies Magical Misting Cauldron
This cauldron comes equipped with all the ingredients for a “spell” to concoct a Magic Mixie, an interactive fur-ever friend. Read the spell from the included spell book, add the ingredients and wave the magic wand. When sounds, lights and real mist rise from the cauldron, you’ll know it’s working.
VTech KidiZoom PrintCam digital camera and printer
Kids can capture any moment with the KidiZoom PrintCam, and print out their picture in black and white right then and there. With plenty of fun borders and filters to choose from, this camera can create comic strips, greeting cards, games and more. Kids can even design and print their own play money. With built-in parental controls and the ability to digitally upload the contents of the camera to a computer, the KidiZoom PrintCam is fun for the whole family.
Star Wars Galactic Snackin’ Grogu
Get the Child for your child. This Grogu is hungry for fun and comes with animated motions, adorable sound effects and interactive accessories for him to snack on.
Na Na Na Surprise Kitty-Cat Camper
Take the Na Na Na Surprise dolls on the road in this Na Na Na Surprise Kitty-Cat Camper. This rolling camper transforms into a campsite play set with seven play areas, including a kitchen with microwave and stove, a hammock, bed, stool, table, shower, clothing rack and more. This camper can also connect to the Na Na Na Surprise Soft Plush Convertible, so it’s totally road-trip ready.
Best toys for kids age 8-12
Kids age 8-12 favored cool and customizable toys that can take them places, whether that be via imagination or in real life. From wheels to Barbie heels, and from Bluetooth-enabled boards to buildable superhero battles, here are a few highlights from what the 8- to 12-year-old experts chose for this year’s Top-Rated by Kids Toy List.
LEGO Marvel Avengers: Endgame Final Battle
Build the famous final battle from “Avengers: Endgame” with the help of Thor, Captain America, Black Panther, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, Thanos and a Chitauri warrior. Construct on-screen sites such as Iron Man’s lab, the Avengers’ leisure and meeting area, a prison cell and a truck that opens to reveal a time-traveling machine with this 527-piece lego set.
Barbie Extra Doll and Vanity playset
Help Barbie find her style with this vanity play set. It includes a Barbie Extra doll, a rolling clothing rack, bonus fashions, accessories, hair extensions, an adorable puppy and more.
Halo Rise Above Supreme Big Wheel Scooter
This scooter is equipped with long-lasting wheels, easy-grip handles and a rear wheel footbrake to maximize comfort, safety and fun. This scooter is foldable, making it easy to store, and requires no assembly for extra convenience.
Jetson Hali x Luminous Extreme-Terrain Dynamic Bluetooth Speakers Hoverboard
This hoverboard has Bluetooth speakers and a light-up body with illuminated rims for a fun and flashy ride. Reach speeds up to 12 mph and ride for a range of 12 miles with this eye-catching board. (Make sure to check your state’s regulations and guidelines on hoverboards before purchasing.)
Kryptonics 28″ Complete Cruiser Skateboard
For a more manual (but equally as cool) ride, consider this Kryptonics cruiser skateboard.