The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Kids: All the HOT 2018 Toys!


I am participating in a paid program with MomSelect on behalf of Ubisoft for Starlink, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

The ULTIMATE holiday guide for kids

It is that time of year again! If you are like me, than you are already all done with your holiday shopping, but I know some of you might not have even started yet. I researched a lot while deciding what my girls would find under the tree on Christmas morning, and I wanted to pass along my research to you! This guide does contain affiliate links. 


Starlink: Battle for Atlas

In Starlink: Battle for Atlas, lead a heroic team of interstellar pilots to free the Atlas star system from the Forgotten Legion. Innovative modular toys allow players to build unique starships which can be customized on the fly for a new way to play as players adapt to overcome any challenge they encounter in this epic open world adventure.

This game is perfect for tweens and teens. My 7 year old has been playing it non-stop since we purchased it, and has been telling all her friends about it! She loves the open world concept which allows her to challenge herself and it keeps her entertained for hours on end. Starlink is a contains environment that is safer for kids than other open world games which have unsafe interactions – something I always worry about with gaming. Craft your very own starship and travel seamlessly though exotic alien worlds. You can even invite a friend in on the fun with the two-player split-screen local co-op!

Each Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack includes a controller mount, which allows you to connect your starship and pilot your controller. Mix and match weapons, pilots, and starships and watch the seamless transition happen in-game. Starlink is available for XBOX ONE, Ps4, and Nintendo Switch – and can be purchased at Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon. Recommended for children 7+ as some game content is mature in depth. Purchase additional physical Starlink: Battle for Atlas starship, weapon, and pilot packs range in price from $7.99-$24.99.

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Calico Critters Red Roof Country Home

The Red Roof Country Home has 4 spacious rooms ready to be decorated! You can create many house layouts: keep a standard 2-story home, or stack to make it 3-stories high! Includes Heidi and Bell Hopscotch Rabbit, bed set, kitchen cart set, hutch/desk set, piano with bench, dining set and stove/oven combo with a pan! The Red Roof Country Home Gift Set comes with more than 50 pieces, giving you a great start for building your Calico Critters dream home. Working lights turn on and off and the house opens completely for easy access to the inside.



Since 2004, children throughout the world have created millions of Aquabeads designs. Aquabeads are kid-friendly, parent-approved and have always been safety tested to the highest standards. After inserting the template of your choice into the underside of the tray, place the beads on the tray. When your design is complete, use the included sprayer to spray the beads with water. Tilt the tray just enough to allow any excess water to drain away from the beads.

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Disney Princess Comic Figures

The Hasbro Disney Princess poseable comic collection takes inspiration from the popular Disney Princess comic strip series from Joe Books, which features the Princesses in humorous, everyday situations that kids will enjoy. In these short stories, the Princesses are adventurous, kind, and inspiring, but also relatable and funny. Based on the Disney Princess Comics, these figures are ready for amazing imaginary adventures. With 6 points of articulation and a base, it’s easy to pose this Disney Princess for whatever journeys little adventurers can dream up.

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Powerpuff Girls LEGOs

Stage a LEGO the power puff girls 41287 bubbles’ playground showdown against princess morbucks! this fun set features a brightly colored spinning merry-go-round, rainbow slide with ladder, fully articulated, flexible Mech suit with removable power gloves and 2 stud shooters, plus lockers with opening doors and a lunch bench with a catapult. 2 mini figures and an octi figure are also included.

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Magic Tracks

Introducing Magic Tracks: the amazing racetrack that can bend, flex and glow! You can change the design of your track into any pattern, the magic is serpentine technology. Just snap any track pieces together and in seconds you’ve got a customized speedway! The neon tracks glow in the dark! Each race car has 5 built-in LED lights that glow as they speed around the track. Turn off the lights and Wow! It Glows Like Magic.

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Adventure Force Commander

Tired of reloading one dart at a time? Adventure Force brings you the first revolutionary design that allows you to load 40 darts in seconds, leaving your competition in the dust! The high-capacity Adventure Force Commandfire Motorized Full-Auto Dart Blaster Toy Gun holds 80 darts, with 40 in the dart hopper and 40 in the storage compartment. The Commandfire high-tech dart loading system is matched by the blaster’s motorized full-auto firepower. Dont forget that the Commandfire is packed out with 80 high-performance waffle tip darts designed for increased accuracy boost.

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Cupcake Bridal Series

Children will love these pretty cupcake surprise scented princess dolls. ALL NEW Series 2 – looks just like a beautifully decorated cupcake until you transform her into a pretty bridal princess. Each cupcake surprise princess doll comes with her own unique outfit and scent. Each sold separately. Dolls come in 12 different styles and 6 different scents – strawberry, vanilla, Grape, chocolate, lemon and Peanut butter.

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Play Nine

Whether you own a set of clubs or just like pitch-and-putt, this golf-themed card game requires players to aim for the lowest score. Draw, flip and discard card values range from -5 (hole-in-one) to 12 (out of bounds). Ideal for 2 to 6 players.

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Word Q

Choose a puzzle from the Word Q book and setup the letter tiles that are shown in the puzzle. Then, rearrange the letters in a grid-like configuration so they form words in every row and column. 40 puzzles in different difficulty levels from Beginner to Word Q-Pro offer a variety of challenges.

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Diggin’ Dino Bones

You are a paleontologist commissioned to find the bones of a specific dinosaur. Search the excavation site and be the first to find and assemble your dino bone puzzle to win! Players get to choose from T-Rex, Triceratops, Brontosaurus, or Pterodactyl fossil cards. This game tests your memory skills and is extremely educational and keeps older minds sharp. It’s perfect if you’re trying to improve your thinking skills!

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Linkt™ Craft Kits Athena Necklace Kit

One of nine titles under the Linkt brand, these gorgeous jewelry kits are works of art, created by small hands! Based on the historic art of chainmail and reinvented as fashion art, our kits have loads of appeal. Super easy and fun to make our kits use colorful metal rings that are malleable enough to bend and durable enough to make lasting, beautiful, unique real jewelry! If you are bored with ordinary arts & crafts, our new kit is the first ever chainmaille kit for tweens! The Linkt kit is perfect for a child who is interested in medieval times; Knights, damsels, kings and queens benefitted from the historic art. It was used as both protection and adornment! With Linkt Craft Kits, tweens can make professional artisan quality jewelry in 30 minutes or less.

Big & Fun Microscope

This big, colorful microscope was designed specifically to enable young kids to have successful microscopic viewing experiences, and to be a fun tool for early biological investigations. The 8x magnification power is appropriate for this age Group, who often have trouble adjusting their eyes to see images at higher powers. The extra wide eyepiece and battery powered, light-up slide stage also make viewing images through the microscope easy.

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Cuddlekins Unicorn Plush

This is a Cuddlekin Mini White Unicorn Plush Figure made by the good people over at Wild Republic. This plush looks great and is roughly 6 inches tall. Wild Republic does an excellent job with their animal plushies.

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LittleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

Kids become their own Super Heroes by building and customizing their high-tech hero gear and unique identity with littleBits electronic blocks. With their favorite Marvel Avengers, like Iron Man, Black Panther and Shuri, and Ant-Man and the Wasp, kids enter Super Hero training in the app, control their gear with their smart device, give gear new abilities with easy block coding, and use their creativity and STEAM skills to customize their own hero identity and gear to match.


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Cry Baby

Kids will love this adorable new doll! There are several different models of Cry Babies to choose from. Each with their own unique hair color and large beautiful eyes! Take out their pacifier and they will start crying with real baby sounds. Just add water and they will cry real tears!

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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Radz Smooshy Mushy Blind Bags

Each blind box comes with a 0.7 oz of yummy candy, a pop-out collector card, and a surprise charm. Plus, find a colorful bracelet for your charms in every box! Collect all 13 bestie charms and over 100 collectible cards of your favorite Smooshy Mushy characters! These super sweet blind boxes can be found exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide! There is even a Shopkins version!

itty bitty buggy

Itty Bitty Buggy

Play, creativity, and coding combine with the Itty Bitty Buggy – the newest in the next
generation of 2018 STEM Education toys from Microduino. The fun, versatile, and affordable
coding programmable toy (CPT) is designed for creators from as young as eight to more
seasoned makers. The Itty Bitty Buggy allows kids to build and program four different,
interesting creatures – the Sloth, the Ladybug, the Dodo bird, and the Alien – using the
foundational base buggy.



Bring your Kuroba head-to-head against fellow Kuroba Keepers by sliding them into battle! Kuroba Battle Packs are a new and unique way to challenge your friends to a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors! Pick your favorite Kuroba Character and send it into battle against other Kuroba Keepers. By choosing your battle strategy, you can slide your Kuroba creatures towards each other and watch as one captures the other! Remember, Scissors will always defeat Paper, but not Rock! Which strategy will you choose?

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Tiny Toes

Tiny Toes are teenie, tiny dolls that comes to life in the palm of your hand! Adorable dolls that love to play, and are full of unexpected humor and fun! Tickle them, kiss them, play with them, and rock them to sleep! You can collect all 3: Giggling Gabby in her Panda beanie, Ticklish Tess in her Bunnie beanie, or Laughing Luna wearing a unicorn beanie!

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Welch’s Fruit Snacks

The NEW Welch’s® Fruit Snacks Christmas-themed box and pouch now feature custom Christmas-themed graphics and pieces in seasonal shapes, including an ornament, Christmas tree, snowman, Santa Claus and a snowflake. These festive fruit snacks are the perfect snack to gift in any stocking during the holiday season!

Munk Pack Protein Cookies

A tasty and better-for-you stocking stuffer option, Munk Pack Protein Cookies are a delicious protein alternative. With all new packaging and 18G of plant-protein per cookie, they’re soft-baked, vegan, gluten-free and filled with fiber.


Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes

Munk Pack also offers Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes that also make for great, healthy stocking stuffer options! They are ready-to-eat pouches of oatmeal, packed with grains and fruit bites. Available in five delicious flavors, including Apple Quinoa Cinnamon, Maple Pear Quinoa, and more, they are gluten-free, non GMO, vegan and high in fiber.

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Go Organically Fruit Snacks

If you’re looking for an organic fruit snack alternative, Go Organically has you covered! It’s as easy as tossing a few pouches in each loved one’s stocking and everyone will delight in these delicious treats. Go Organically Fruit Snacks are a tasty, on-the-go, USDA-certified organic fruit snack made with real fruit. Even better, these fruit snacks are gluten-free, GMO Free and contain no preservatives, offering families a delicious and authentic snack.

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  1. Wow!! and holy joly what an awesome prize pack this will be for this Christmas. I know that my grandchildren would absolutely love playing with all of these great toys.
  2. I would love to get the Ariel comic characters and I know a local church that would love the toys for tots program :3
  3. This is an awesome gift guide, thanks for sharing! My girls have a Cupcake Surprise Doll each and love them! They also received a few Calico Critters last Christmas and now want to start collecting them, so they would definitely love to have that house!
  4. Julie Lundstrom on
    This is a good gift guide to help me for Christmas shopping this year. My favorite is the Cuddlekins Unicorn for my grand daughter.
  5. My grandkids want a couple of these toys already! I like the way Geeky Mama’s thinks! I like Scott Eastwood too, but his dad has had part of my heart for 50 years now!! His son looks just like him!
  6. The Cry Babies are just as cute! There are a few very cute dolls in this giveaway!! Thank you very much!! Any one of these gifts would make any child happ. HO! HO! HO!
  7. My granddaughters would like the Linkt Craft Kits Athena Necklace Kit. They have made jewelry from kits like this one before and loved it. TY
  8. All of my grandkids would love this Adventure Force Commander dart gun! They would probably want their own though. I’ve never heard of a dart gun holding 40 to 80 darts! What a battle!!
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  10. I didn’t realize that the Itty Bitty Buggy allows kids to build and program four different, interesting creatures?! Awesome! I would like to try it!
  11. Thank you for the heads up about the Inclusive Playgrounds. I bookmarked a couple of locations for when it gets warmer outside!
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