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14 Toys Amazon Loves for the 2021 Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast-approaching. These are the toys Amazon predicts will be top sellers.
ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Updated
October 26, 2021
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The 2021 holiday season is quickly approaching—and experts are advising everyone to shop earlier than usual this year. In recent weeks, there’s been plenty of talk about supply chain and inventory issues as a result of the ongoing pandemic. To be on the safe side, it may not be a bad idea to start your holiday shopping sooner rather than later. To help, Amazon has released its predictions for the top toys of this year’s holiday season. Below, some of our favorite finds from their list, suitable for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

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Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set

This basketball set from Little Tikes can be used indoors or outdoors and includes an oversized rim and three kid-sized basketballs. Bonus: It helps kids develop their social, motor and coordination skills.

For ages: 36 months to 5 years

Buy it: $35, Amazon.com

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Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Peculiar Pets Rainbow Tub Set

The set includes four colored pets, one rainbow scrub tub, one scrub brush and eight washable markers. The packaging also converts into a colorable playmat. Let your child’s imagination run free as they color and customize their pets. Once they’re done, have your child wash the pets so they can start fresh next time!

For ages: 3 years and up

Buy it: $27, Amazon.com

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KidKraft Wooden Farm to Table Play Kitchen

Not only are play kitchens super cute, but they also help little ones learn tons of valuable skills, making them great holiday gifts. This one includes realistic veggie planters kids can write on with chalk, a working ice maker and mini pots and pans.

For ages: 3 years and up

Buy it: $210, Amazon.com

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B. toys Wooden Baby Play Gym

This wooden baby play gym comes with three removable, sensory accessories that allow baby to squish and touch, building both their hand-eye coordination and motor skills. It’s easy to assemble and disassemble, making it great for travel, and it’s machine-washable for easy cleaning.

For ages: newborn to 2 years

Buy it: $40, Amazon.com

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Battat Wooden Activity Cube

With five sides of spinners, beads, doors, puzzles and more, this wooden activity cube helps little ones learn cause-and-effect. Bonus: It’s made of solid wood and will likely last for years to come.

For ages: 12 months and up

Buy it: $60, Amazon.com

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Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack and Baby’s First Blocks Bundle

The bundle includes two toys, the rock-a-stack toy and baby’s first blocks toy. Both help baby learn colors, shapes and sorting, as well as help develop coordination and dexterity.

For ages: 12 months to 3 years

Buy it: $15, Amazon.com

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Little Tikes T-Ball Set

This indoor and outdoor game not only teaches your tot how to play baseball, softball and wiffle ball, it also helps build their motor skills and coordination. The t-ball can be adjusted to match your child’s height and comes with five plastic tee balls and an oversized bat that’s easy to use. Plus, the toy can be hung on the wall and is easy to store in small spaces.

For ages: 18 months to 6 years

Buy it: $34, Amazon.com

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Playskool Peppa Pig Sit n’ Spin Classic Spinning Activity Toy

This classic toy comes in a Peppa Pig print and plays the Peppa Pig theme song when spun around. It’s a great way for kids to build their fine motor skills, as they have to push and pull the wheel to make the toy spin.

For ages: 18 months and up

Buy it: $42, Amazon.com

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Green Toys Dump Truck

This functional dump truck toy is made from eco-friendly materials and free of BPA, phthalates and PVC, making it entirely safe for your tot. Not only does it help kids improve their fine and gross motor skills, it’s also super easy to clean (just throw it in the dishwasher!).

For ages: 12 months and up

Buy it: $28, Amazon.com

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Radio Flyer Retro Toy Wagon

This toy-sized wagon makes for the perfect gift. It’s large enough for all of baby’s favorite stuffed animals and has four wheels that allow it to roll seamlessly.

For ages: 36 months and up

Buy it: $25, Amazon.com

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Play-Doh Slime 30-Pack

Not only is the Play-Doh slime fun to touch, but with so many vibrant colors it’s also fun to look at. Your tot will have tons of fun stretching and squishing the slime during those rainy afternoons.

For ages: 3 years and up

Buy it: $27, Amazon.com

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Battat Big Red Barn Playset

This red toy barn includes a horse, a cow, a sheep, a pig and a farmer to encourage sensory and pretend play. It helps improve concentration, memory, social skills and motor skills. Plus, it folds up and is easy to take on-the-go.

For ages: 18 months and up

Buy it: $25, Amazon.com

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter

Who doesn’t love ice cream? This 28-piece playset comes with a wooden ice cream counter, eight ice cream scoops, six toppings, two cones, a cup, a scooper, pretend money and much, much more. Your child will want to open up shop and play for hours.

For ages: 3 years and up

Buy it: $54, Amazon.com

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Tegu Magnetic Wooden Block Set

These magnetic blocks, made with natural wood, are eco-friendly and teach kids all about building towers and gravity. With 42 brightly colored pieces, the possibilities for your child’s imagination are endless.

For ages: 12 months and up

Buy it: $120, Amazon.com

Plus, more from The Bump:

Holiday Gifts to Make Any Baby Go Ga-Ga

40 Gift Ideas for the 1-Year-Old in Your Life

Best Gifts for 2-Year-Olds

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