Toys become favourites for so many reasons—for the fun they bring, for the skills they foster and for the memories they make. But with so many options, it can be tricky to know which ones have the potential to become fixtures in a kiddo’s life. That’s why we’ve done the legwork to round up some of the best toys of 2021, for kids big and small, to help you select sure-fire hits this holiday season.
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.
For fans of Blue and Magenta, this multi-feature chair is a no-brainer. Kids can explore colours, shapes and numbers with the push of a light-up button.
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.
Your little basketball fiend will love this light-up basketball hoop with four interactive play modes and a base that moves forwards and backwards on its own.
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.
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.
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.
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.