The 50 Hottest Toys of 2022 for Kids of All Ages

A boy and a girl in red and black pyjamas play with a variety of holiday toys.

We’ve rounded up our favourite toys for every age, budget and interest for a holiday season filled with smiles and extra special memories.

Looking for even more hot-ticket toys your child will love? Check out our age-based gift guides for newborns and toddlers (ages 0 to 2), pre-schoolers (ages 2 to 4), grade schoolers (ages 5 to 7 and 8 to eleven) and tweens and teens (ages twelve and up).

In this guide
1. Best toys for ages 2 and under
$ 19.97

LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book

Introduce them to songs and words in both English and French with this fun bilingual learning book filled with over 100 age-appropriate words chosen by a learning expert.

$ 32.97

CoComelon Musical Bedtime JJ Doll

He’s no ordinary stuffy! Your little ones will love this talking JJ doll from the popular YouTube series CoComelon. Squeeze his tummy for seven sounds and phrases.

$ 34.97

LeapFrog My Pal Violet Smarty Paws

From soft lullabies to over 15 activities, this programmable interactive toy is full of surprises like learning your child’s name to breathing and mindfulness exercises, for magical moments everyone will love.

$ 119

Little Tikes Gas ’n Go Mower

One thing that never changes regardless of generation? Kids love to mimic adults and their everyday tasks. This mechanical, no-batteries-required interactive lawnmower fits the bill. A cool toy indeed!

$ 29.97

Cry Babies Tina Baby Dolls

For a little one who loves babies (don’t they all go through that stage?), a doll that cries real tears and makes realistic baby sounds is magic. (Your child might also go for these baby dolls. Just be sure to check the recommended age!)

$ 39.97

Little Tikes First Slide

Up the fun in your living room or playroom with this toddler-sized, fold-up slide. The toy is easy to store, requires minimal assembly and practically guarantees a delighted kid.

$ 37.57

Fisher-Price Learn with Me Zebra Walker Playset

Baby’s best friend! This cute learning toy encourages first words and first steps, with songs, sounds and activities for sitting tots, plus walker mode for little ones on the move. (These educational toys are also great for baby’s first year.)

$ 56.97

VTech 3-in-1 Step & Roll Motorbike

Whether your little one is learning to walk or ready to ride, this sweet three-wheeler is ready to roll with with a light-up dashboard, an ignition key and over 80 songs and sounds.

$ 55.28

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn 3-in-1 On-the-Go Camper

With three modes to grow with your child, this sweet little camper is loaded with songs, sounds, lights and learning phrases for tons of fun.

$ 110

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn 4-in-1 Toddler Sports Play Center

Got a budding sports fan? This mini sports arena has it all, from basketball and soccer to baseball and even a pretend concession stand and interactive scoreboard with over 100 songs and sounds.

2. Best toys for ages 3 to 4
$ 11

Barbie Paramedic Doll

Barbie has had some awesome careers, but frontline worker is one of the best. Paramedic Barbie comes with everything (stethoscope and medical bag) she needs to take care of her patients during emergencies.

$ 25.98

Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets Scrub Tub Playset

Forget paper! Animal figures are where the colouring game is at. Your little pet lover can use the washable markers to decorate their cats and dogs, then wash the figures in the scrub tub and do it all again.

$ 22.97

CoComelon's Deluxe Pop n' Play House

Get ready for hours of playtime with this playhouse playset inspired by kids’ favourite CoComelon. The two-storey house—that shows the kitchen, bedroom and lawn—includes JJ, Dad and Bingo. Plus, it closes up so you can take it to go!

$ 25

Kid Connection Workbench

A wheely workbench with side panels, a realistic-sounding circular saw and a 38-piece accessory set are the perfect present for your future carpenter.

$ 28.88

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Rising Cake Oven Bakery Playset

Play-Doh is always a hit, but this set, with its cake rising function, decorating accessories and five colours of the classic modelling clay, will knock their socks off.

$ 29.97

PAW Patrol Micro Movers Movie City Tower Playset

Nothing will thrill Paw Patrol devotees more than the Adventure Bay HQ brought to life. Chase, Marshall and Delores are included. Not only can the tower house them but it acts as a case for up to 11 figures. For the ultimate three-foot-tall version, check out this playset.

$ 54.97

Disney Encanto Mirabel Doll 14"

With her signature glasses, embroidery-styled dress, espadrille shoes, and pom-pom earrings, little fans of Disney’s Encanto film will love Singing Mirabel and her glowing butterfly, symbolizing the unconditional love that saved the Madrigal family.

$ 49.97

Baby Alive Sudsy Styling Doll

Tiny aspiring hair stylists can place their doll her styling chair and press the button on the chair’s arm to watch bubbles form on her head! Available as a blonde and as a brunette, she comes with pretend salon doll accessories like a comb, styling tool, pretend blow dryer, mirror and barrette.

$ 64.97

Little Tikes First Washer-Dryer for Kids

You might not find laundry fun, but little kiddos sure do. This realistic-looking and -sounding appliance has a tumbling drum, a detergent slot, a folding station and more.

$ 129.97

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Ice Cream Truck Playset

With so many ways to get creative, this jumbo food truck toy offers endless fun, complete with a soft serve machine , scooping station, a sprinkle maker, and 27 tools and molds, from cones and dishes, to stampers, and moulds.

3. Best toys for ages 5 to 7
$ 14.98

Mini Brands Mini Market Dash Food Game

Who knew tiny versions of household items could be so exciting?! This board game isn’t just for Mini Brands collectors either—it’s fun for the whole family. (Your child might also enjoy these 15 mini and surprise toys.)

$ 18.74

Operation Pet Scan Board Game

Calling Doctor Kiddo! It’s the classic “Operation” game but make it puppy Vet. Carefully extract the items Rex-Ray has eaten without getting buzzed.

$ 16.24

Kinetic Sand Sandisfactory Set

With more than ten tools and moulds, this Kinetic Sand kit is perfect for creating the sensory sand videos your kids love. Future YouTuber in your house, perhaps?

$ 29.97

L.O.L. Surprise! Tweens Fashion Doll Hoops Cutie

L.O.L. has a new tween doll, and they’re—you guessed it—sized between L.O.Ls and O.M.Gs. Collect them all—the basketball player, the music lover, the fashionista and more!

$ 32

Barbie Extra Doll Accessories Set

Who doesn’t love a little extra? This doll with more than 30 accessories and clothing items will help Barbie lovers to mix and match for tons of showstopping looks. Your fashion-doll lover might also enjoy these 20 top picks from Barbie, Disney and more.

$ 29

Got2Glow Fairy Finder Jar

This magical jar collects more than 30 virtual fairies. Kids can take their fairy jar to different locations to find new winged friends.

$ 27.44

furReal Lil’ Wilds Lolly the Leopard Interactive Animatronic Plush Toy

This adorable baby Leopard will likely be your kiddo’s bestie. He can eat, play and respond to you. With over 40 sounds and reactions this interactive toy has “kindergarten joy” written all over it.

$ 94.98

Hot Wheels Massive Loop Mayhem Track Set

Hot Wheels has been a toy box mainstay for more than 50 years. This set with its 28-inch track loop is ideal for epic at-home racing, making it a very cool kid’s toy.

$ 78.97

Barbie Fast Cast Clinic Playset

This adorable clinic features four examination areas and comes with a Barbie doctor doll, but the real draw is the cast- and bandage-making moulds and colourful casting doughs.

$ 99.97

VTech Kidizoom Printcam Digital Camera and Printer

There’s something to be said for printed pictures (just ask anyone who remembers film!). Introduce kids to that simple joy with this camera and printer in one.

4. Best toys for ages 8 to 11
$ 11.97

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Game

This game is as entertaining as its name. The fast-paced, action-packed family activity (suitable for two to eight players) requires the quickest thinking you’ve never seen.

$ 20.28

Crossed Signals Electronic Game

If your kids like the quick thinking of Bop-It and the movement of Just Dance, this showdown-style game might just be a hit in your house.

$ 19.97

Rainbow Loom

Yes, you’ll definitely find tiny elastics everywhere once you introduce this toy, but you’ll also get to witness first-hand the joy of making friendship bracelets.

$ 19

Monopoly Travel World Tour Board Game

Remember playing this game as a kid? Get the whole family playing this classic. It’s perfect for a rainy day, play date or family game night. (For more fun family board games, check out these 30 favourites.)

$ 34.97

Cool Maker Shimmer Me Body Art

Creative kids will love this temporary tattoo studio complete with metallic foil, glitter, gems and stickers. It also includes a magic roller to reveal the looks.

$ 29.58

Throw Throw Burrito Game

Part card game, part dodgeball, all hilarious, this game requires kids to throw foam burritos at each other. What could be more fun than that?!

$ 39.66

LEGO Classic Creative Toy Building Kit

Kids can build toy bird, lion, turtle, robot, unicorn models and more with the 500 transparent and classic pieces. Download the free LEGO Building Instructions app to digitally see how the construction process comes to life.

$ 29.61

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Moment Transfiguration Class

For Potterheads, there’s nothing better than models of the Hogwarts classrooms. But if transfiguration isn’t their favourite wizardry class, you can also choose from herbologycharms and potions.

$ 69.98

National Geographic Starter Tumbler

Every kid needs a rock tumbler, right? This polishing system turns everyday rocks into gorgeous gems for collecting and making jewellery.

$ 69.98

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi

It’s a mash-up between a beloved Nintendo character and possibly the most famous toy ever. Add the 21st-century twist of on-screen features for happy kids. (Looking for more LEGO sets? Check out the best LEGO sets of 2022.)

5. Best toys for ages 12 and up
$ 19

Sky Castle Let’s Glow Studio

Your future fashion designers will love the opportunity to make a statement with this reflective accessory kit. Make sunglasses, bracelets, necklaces and more.

$ 19.98

Marvel Superheroes Balance Board

Want to encourage active play or help them increase their athletic skill? This balance board will have them feeling like superheroes, as they engage stabilizing muscles while improving balance and coordination along the way.

$ 22.97

Here to Slay Base Game

This strategic, fast-paced, role-playing card game is suitable to all skill levels, which means everyone can play. It’s a great addition to family game night!

$ 23.38

Clue Treachery at Tudor Mansion

With escape rooms growing in popularity, this version of Clue combines the trend with all the fun of is more traditional mystery gameplay, from figuring out who committed the crime (and the weapon used) to figuring out how to get out of the mansion. 

$ 29

Hyper Rush 40 Blaster

A Nerf blaster with more power than ever, and with the ability to carry 40 rounds without reloading, means the fun can last for ages. Just keep in mind that the recommended age is 14 and up. (For more Nerf guns, check out our list of 18 cool blaster toys.)

$ 36.97

National Geographic Completely Gross Chemistry Set

One of the best STEM toys on our list, this kit delivers on its name. It comes with all the materials required to make a jar filled with eyeballs, glow-in-the-dark worms, oozing goo and more.

$ 49.97

National Geographic Science Magic Activity Kit

This educational kit comes with everything your kid will need—from the ingredients to the equipment—to complete 25 experiments. Sorry-not-sorry for creating a new generation of mad scientists.

$ 74.98

Gotham Knights (PS5)

Whether it’s Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood or Robin, DC fans can step into the role of a superhero to protect Gotham City, an action-packed underworld set in DC’s Batman Universe. Players can customize their character with unique abilities, weapons, and even a customizable suit. 

$ 449.99

Nintendo Switch

These shnazzy-looking  Joy‑Con controllers offer multiple ways to play depending on  their preference, whether it’s vertical or sideways, attached to the console or not. Best of all, you’ll have control too through its matching Nintendo Switch Parental Controls mobile app.

$ 529.96

Meta Quest 2

Ready to let them enter the VR world? From high speed action to fitness and entertainment to blockbuster releases and multiplayer social spaces, Meta Quest 2  will have them entering new realities and expanding their universe with 3D positional audio and next level hardware including a super fast processor and high-resolution display. 

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Katie Dupuis is an award-winning writer and editor in Toronto, and mom to two daughters (Sophie and Juliette). She is also the managing director of Chick & Owl Design Co. When she's not working, she's baking, reading or watching too much TV.
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