All the Hottest Toys: Gift Ideas for Kids of All Ages

Picking the right toys for kids isn’t always easy – no matter if they’re your own kids or somebody else’s. We all know how fickle children can be, demanding something with screams and tears and then changing their minds as soon as you buy it for them!

If you need ideas for gifts for any child, then it’s a safe bet to look at the hottest toys listed on this toy reviews site. These are the toys that have been handpicked by experts and reviewed by parents and grandparents. Take a look at this list and you’re sure to find the right gift.


Electronic toys are here to stay! From game consoles to kids’ tablets, there’s no end to the products available now:

PlayStation 4 review

XBox One review

PlayStation 4 vs. XBox One

Skylanders Swap Force video game review

Wii U Review

Just Dance 4 review

LeapPad Ultra review

LeapPad 2 Power review

LeapPad 2 Disney Princess review

LeapPad 2 review

LeapFrog LeapReader Read and Write system review

Innotab 2 review

Innotab 2 vs. LeapPad 2

Tabeo e2 review

iTikes Map review

iTikes Canvas review

Electronic Pets

Electronic and robot pets seem to be huge sellers every year. Take a look at these:

Furby Boom review

Furby review

Cuddles My Giggly Monkey review

Ugglys Pug review

Bouncy ‘My Happy to See Me Pup’ review

Cogsley Learning Robot review

Construction Toys

Electronics aren’t everything, much as kids may love them. It’s important to give your kids more traditional kinds of toys to play with too. Construction toys are an excellent choice for a wide age range, and they’re not just for boys.

Magformers magnetic construction set review

Lego Ninjago Garmatron review

Lego Duplo Princess Ariel Undersea Castle review

Gears! Gears! Gears! review

Lego Superman Battle of Smallville set review

Lego Lone Ranger Colby City Showdown set review

Lego Mindstorms ev3 Robot Construction set review

Lego City Coastguard Patrol set review

Lego Minecraft Village set review

Lego Wolverine’s Chopper set review

Lego Back to the Future Delorean car review

Lego Chima Lion Temple set review

Lego Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle set review

Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle review

Toys Based On Popular Characters

When you’re really stuck for ideas, choosing a gift based on your child’s favorite TV or movie character is always a winner. How about one of these:

Barbie Princess and the Pop Star Tori Doll review

Barbie Chelsea Doll and Pony review

Barbie Zipbin Toybox review

Barbie Fashionista Ultimate Closet review

Collectible Holiday Barbie review

Katniss Barbie review

Barbie All Dolled Up review

First Barbie commercial from 1959

Despicable Me 2 Dave, Agnes and Gru Talking Figures

Minion Dave Talking Figure review

Skylanders Swap Force characters review

Big Hugs Elmo review

Monster High Catty Noir Doll review

Monster High Venus McFlytrap Doll review

Monster High High School Playset review

Ever After High Dolls review

Sofia the First Talking Vanity review

Sofia the First Talking Doll review

Heatwave the Firebot (Playskool Transformers Rescue Bots)

Chase the Policebot (Playskool Transformers Rescue Bots)

My Little Pony Rarity Doll review

Doc McStuffins ‘Time For Your Checkup’ Talking Doll review

Doc McStuffins Checkup Center review

Disney Princess Songs Palace review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair review

Catwoman Action Figure review

Collectible Superman Man of Steel Statue review

Active Toys

Playing with gadgets, construction toys and action figures inside the house is all good, but sometimes kids just need to let loose outside. Active toys help with their muscle development, balance and co-ordination at all ages. Here are a few ideas:

Skywalker Trampoline review

Step2 Sand and Water Table review

Little Tikes 2 in 1 Swing review

Little Tikes Pirate Ship Play Table review

Step2 Neat and Tidy Cottage review

Step2 All Star Sports Climber review

Fisher-Price Crawl Around Car review

Stereo Vinyl Cruiser Skateboard review

Razor Drift Crazy Cart review

Little Tikes Climber and Swing review

Little Tikes Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer review

Rocktivity Walk ‘n Roll Rider review

Power Wheels Dune Racer review

Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter review

Just Like Mom and Dad

Kids love to do what their parents do – but you don’t necessarily want them playing with your stove, drill or best china! A toy version is the next best thing:

Kidkraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen review

Fisher Price Drillin’ Action Tool Set review

Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart review

Little Henry Vacuum Cleaner review

Model Trucks, Trains and other Vehicles

Another winner with boys – and many girls too – is a toy car, truck or vehicle of any description, right up to spaceships. Here are some ideas for kids who like toys that move:

Green Toys Recycling Truck review

Brduer Caterpillar Tractor review

Bruder Mack Truck with JCB Backhoe Loader review

Chunggington Train Engines review

Barbie Cruise Ship review

Syma Mini Chinook Remote Control Helicopter review

Fisher-Price Wheelies Loops and Swoops review

Hot Wheels Terrain Twister Remote Control Car review

Jake’s Musical Pirate Ship Bucky review

Microchargers Time Track Racetrack review

Hover Assault Helicopter review

Batman Bat Vehicle review

Arts and Crafts

Encourage your kids to be creative by selecting from these classic playroom items and art & craft sets:

Kidkraft Deluxe Wooden Easel review

Step2 Easel for Two review

Crayola Marker Maker review

Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker review

Gelarti Designer Studio review

Something Different

What if you want something more unique, cute, educational or just plain quirky? Here are some of our picks from the miscellaneous section:

Melissa & Doug Giraffe review

Flutterbye Flying Fairy review

Estes Tandem X Rocket Launcher review

Baby Genius Jukebox review

Angry Birds Star Wars Jenga Death Star Game review

Angry Birds Star Wars At-At Attack review

Bontempi Toy Saxophone review

Seat Pets Pink Cat Car Seat Toy review

Micropro Microscope review

Learning Resources School Playset review

Melissa & Doug Giant Fire Truck Puzzle review

Fisher-Price See ‘n Say ‘The Farmer Says’ review

Squinkes Bubble Pack review

Spynet Secret Mission Video Watch review

WowWee Paper Jamz Guitar review

VTech Kidibeats Drum Set review

Lalaloopsy Harmony B Sharp Doll review

Lalaloopsy Soft Dolls review

Baby Wanna Walk Doll review

Novi Stars Una Verse Doll review

Monopoly Millionaire Game review

Seven Wonders Game review

Beyblade Destroyer Dome review

Nerf N-Strike Elite Hailfire Gun review

CuddleUppets Purple Monkey review

Gund Boo Plush review

Toys for Babies

And if you’re wondering what are the best toys for babies of different ages, these articles should help you out:

Best Baby Toys Newborn to 3 months

Best Baby Toys 3 to 6 months

Best Baby Toys 6 to 9 months

Best Baby Toys 9 to 12 months

Best Baby Toys 12 to 18 months

Tiny Love Sweet Island Dreams Baby Mobile review

Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano Gym review

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Puppy review

With all you can choose from here, you should never be lost for ideas. Bookmark this page so you can visit again when the next birthday or holiday season comes around!