Last week, I attending The Toy Insider’s Holiday of Play. A virtual toy conference from the comfort (and safety) of my living room. I saw so many cool toys I will be sharing with you. Some will eventually have more in-depth reviews. If I’m lucky, I’ll even get a swag box from Holiday of Play! Fingers crossed there.
Hot Holiday Toys 2020
I wanted to play all day at the Holiday of Play! I got so many gift ideas for the kids in my life, and I found myself messaging friends to tell them about toys the needed to check out for Holiday 2020!
In no particular order, here are some of the favorites! You’ll be sure to be adding some of them to your holiday wish lists.
The Toniebox is an imagination-building, screen-free digital listening experience that plays stories, songs, and more. Designed for little listeners ages 3+, it’s the perfect storytime companion for tiny hands and active imaginations.
We’ve been recently checking out the Toniebox and it’s so cool. Our favorite part? Recording our own messages! Stay tuned for our full review. We’re going to be inviting my mother-in-law out our family group on the tonie app so she can record messages for the kids!
Exploding Kittens is the creator of the #1 most-backed project in Kickstarter history and has sold over 11 million games since! Now the Exploding Kittens catalog includes: Bears vs Babies, You’ve Got Crabs, Throw Throw Burrito, Poetry for Neanderthals, and A Game of Cat and Mouth.
Let’s be honest, Exploding Kittens is a wildly fun game and “A Game of Cat and Mouth” looks ridiculously awesome. I’ve heard you can play it with mini marshmallows.
#JustPlayAllDay and check out the top holiday toy picks based on kids’ favorite characters and brands, including: Barbie; Blue’s Clues & You!; Disney Junior Doc McStuffins; Hairdorables and Hairmazing; Disney Junior Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse; PJ Masks; Ryan’s World; DreamWorks Trolls World Tour; plus much more!
Quincy’s favorite? Hairdoables! Noah and the Hairdorables are showing off their most creative looks yet with Hairdorables HairArt Series! Customize their “Big Hair Don’t Care” attitudes with the name barrette featuring a printed hair art extension. Collect all NEW Hairdorables dolls, including the ULTRA rare, Kat Mascot.
Each doll comes in a reusable plastic carrying case and features a fashion forward look with tons of unique accessories from two new themes: Masquerade Through Time and After School Fun. Each doll lives up to the “Hairdorables” name with a variety of unique luxe hairstyles in vibrant colors! #transform your collection with all the Hairdorables Hair Art Series
Crayola, the brand that sparks creativity through color and encourages kids to expand their imaginations and see how Crayola fuels creative exploration through science, washable paint kits and DIY art-inspired activities.
Crayola is a classic. It’s hard to go wrong with new art supplies, and the creative play kits Crayola has for 2020 are awesome. I think ANY kid would love this incredible Imagination Art Set. WOW.
Funko Games connects families and fans through immersive game experiences rooted in clever pop culture tie-ins and fan-favorite licenses. This holiday, Funko Games has the perfect stocking stuffers and holiday gifts for families, kids, and gamers!
I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a shout out to Funko, since they are just down the road from me. Funko is far more than just awesome figurines, they have awesome games too. If your really want to woo someone, get them a game AND a custom Funko. Because yes, you can do that.
Elenco / Snap Circuits
SNAP CIRCUITS: the go-to toy for circuit-building! Fun and ideal for e-learning! Check out MyHome, designed to inspire kids to learn about power in their homes. New Green Energy and Discover Coding kits. Plus TEACH TECH and Smartivity do-it-yourself STEAM-activity kits. Leader in STEM and endorsed by parents/educators worldwide. #LearnByDoing
When we opened up the MyHome from Snap Circuits, my engineer oriented husband insisted on “checking it out first” before the kids got to play! Snap Circuits is a fantastic way for kids to learn about electricity safely. The lessons and experiences are fun and valuable for kids of all ages.
Blue Marble provides impactful and inspiring products to families looking for educational toys. Our brands include National Geographic, Discover with Dr Cool and blockaroo STEM toys.
In the age of living and learning from home, Blue Marble has a fantastic collection of educational toys for all ages. I was really impressed with the variety and cannot wait to explore their products further.
Step2 inspires happy moments and meaningful experiences by helping children, friends and families connect through fun, imaginative and educational play. Our toys set the stage for children to explore playtime in their own special way. No day of play is ever the same! Find holiday gift ideas at Step2.com.
My kids have been playing with the same water table for a decade. While Step 2 is definitely for the toddler and preschool set, their toys are passed on for years to come. It’s been sometime since we gave up our Step2 sandbox, but the water table gets action on the hot Seattle summer days. Even my 12 year old. How awesome is this Step2 Ball Buddies Adventure Center??
Super Impulse is committed to toy innovation for kids and the young at heart. Most recognized for lines World’s Smallest® and World’s Coolest® which includes licensed miniatures. Super Impulse will be showcasing the new Wacky Packages Minis, the hilarious miniature collectibles based on the classic stickers by Topps.
My kids love these teeny tiny miniatures from Super Impulse. They are perfect for stocking stuffers or small reward toys. you’ll want them all!
WeCool Toys Inc
WeCool Toys is an innovative company focused on creating exciting and stimulating products and activities that allow your imagination to run wild!
We love that We Cool has lots of amazing and creative gift picks under $20 and even $10! My daughter’s pick is the Activity Kings iLY Color Your Own Glitter Light Box. She can create fun messages that light
up with DIY letters she can color! It comes with stickers, gems and wipe away markers!
A big shout out to all the Holiday of Play Sponsors
Bonkers Toy Co.
Educational Insights/Learning Resources
Elenco Electronics Inc.
Far Out Toys / NASCAR
Horizon Group USA
Just Play Products
Sunny Days Entertainment
The Noble Collection
VTech / LeapFrog
**Brand information and images provided to me by The Toy Insider and/or the above mentioned brands.