Time is ticking! Get your Christmas shopping done with these toys that are sure to please.

By Hannah Bruneman
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There are 11 days until Christmas, and the malls are going to be packed until the holiday. (Goodness, what happened to that goal to get a head-start on Christmas shopping this year?) To make these next few days a little easier for you, we drummed up a list of this year’s hottest toys. There’s a wide variety in this year’s most sought-after products, so this will be helpful no matter what kid you’re shopping for. Place one of these toys under the tree, and we can almost guarantee a big smile, a hug, and a year full of fun

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5. Nintendo Switch

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a gaming console. These days, kids can’t get enough Nintendo Switch. The popular toy is a great gift on its own, or if you already own it, consider buying an accessory or two. Extra Joy-Cons or the LEGO The Incredibles Nintendo Switch game will be huge hits.

Buy It: Nintendo Switch, $299

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4. Fingerlings

Inspired by real monkeys, Fingerlings are colorful, playful, talkative baby creatures that hug onto your kid’s fingers. Kids love tapping their heads and hanging them upside-down to see what trick they’ll do next. They can even sense when you blow them a kiss! Although monkey Fingerlings started the buzz, they come is a variety of species, like pandas, dragons, unicorns, and more.

Buy It: Fingerling Glitter Panda, $9.99

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3. Harry Potter LEGO Kit

It has been 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published. The phenomenon around it has stood the test of time, since it still tops toy lists even today. The LEGO Hogwarts kit comes with everything your kid needs to build the iconic Great Hall for Harry, Ron, and Hermione to play.

Buy It: LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall, $99.95

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2. Dust, Sweep, and Mop Pretend Play

Unlike toys that sing, buzz, or beep, this toy is every parent’s dream. Toy company Melissa & Doug made a miniature cleaning set for your kids—and they’ll actually want to use it. Simple wooden “toys” like a broom and dust pan are perfect for playtime, and since they’re made to fit small bodies and hands, your kids can clean right along with you.

Buy It: Pretend Play Cleaning Set, $19.88

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1. L.O.L. Surprise!

These little dolls are taking the toy aisles by storm. Really, stores cannot seem to keep these from flying off the shelf! Each small ball comes with seven surprises: an L.O.L Surprise doll, accessories, stickers, clothes, etc. The fun is finding out what you get and playing with the surprises. Since the original doll came out, more series, such as pets and #hairgoals, have been added to the successful brand. The Glam Glitter series is currently at the top of Amazon’s most-wished-for list in the toy category.

Buy It: L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Series Doll, $11.54



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