's annual list rounds up the must-have items that you're going to want to buy for your kids now before they're impossible to get come December. Here are Amazon's top picks for the season, so you can shop smarter and faster. (And if you're looking for more gift ideas, check out GolfHr's Best Toy Awards winners for 2018!)
Amazon is having some seriously good in honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We're talking up to 50% off hot toys of the season like , , , and more. So you don't actually have to wait until Black Friday to score major deals!
Pet toys are going to be huge this holiday season, according to our Good Housekeeping Institute toy experts. Think of Pomsies as with fur. The super affordable interactive toy clips on to an arm, backpack, or clothes so kids can carry it with them all day.
If your kid can't stop playing with his food at the table, give him this game. Players wear a spinning crown loaded with snacks and have to try to eat everything before time is up. Just note that in the GolfHr Institute's test, older kids had a better time grasping the game than younger ones.
Each Scruff-a-Luv comes as a matted ball of fur with only its eyes showing. Once kids wash, dry, and style its hair, their! This adorable toy is already back-ordered until mid-September, so we suspect it's going to be ever trickier to get as the holidays get closer.
Kids will recognize the "Hot Dog" song Mickey is singing and dancing to from the popular Disney Junior series, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Once he's done with his performance, you can play interactive games with Mickey, too!
We know you know that aren't going anywhere, but the Glam Glitter doll is likely one your child hasn't unboxed yet.
This hilarious game has players wear cheek retractors that make saying phrases difficult to say the least. Their teammates have to guess what they are saying to win, but getting guesses out in between laughing might just be the hardest part!
This set from Crayola transforms your child into a scientist thanks to the 50 experiments. Just know that adult supervision is recommended.
Our toy experts in the GolfHr Institute liked that this set helps kids practice empathy and caring while they play.
Think of this as the starter kit that every LEGO fan needs. It comes with 484 piece that can also be used to build other LEGO sets.
Ozobot teaches your kids coding through coloring on a tablet. Depending on the colors and designs they use, Bit will follow command.
Because Baby Alive didn't do enough already: now she pees! The doll does a little dance to let Mommy or Daddy know she needs to use the bathroom. Once she's placed on the potty, she'll tinkle and kids can add a sticker to her reward chart. Children were pretty amazed by all this during the GolfHr Institute's test.
With three motorized speed boosters, a drop-in ramp, and crazy corkscrews, the race course options are endless. Just note, it only comes with one car, so you may want to .
It's the year of the dinosaur, says the GolfHr Institute! The way this baby T-Rex eats, begs, and hops is so realistic, your kids will forget that dinosaurs are extinct.
The 28-piece wooden set includes an ice cream counter, eight ice cream scoops, six toppings, two cones, cup, scooper, tongs, wooden spoon, and six $1 bills
Barbie is back with a new resume booster. Kids can rush to the scene in her emergency vehicle and then flip it open to reveal a fully-functioning clinic to treat her patients.
The red and yellow coupe from your childhood got a serious upgrade: Now it's a rolling Dino that they can drive around town.
Your L.O.L. Surprise lover may think she's seen it all, until she gets her hands on its biggest surprise yet. This top-secret box is jam-packed with over 60 brand new dolls, accessories, and more.
Thanks to the release of , a ton of new Harry Potter-inspired toys are hitting the market in 2018. This STEM option teaches kids to code a wand that responds to their movements.
Harry Potter lovers were thrilled with this Hogwarts building kit in the GolfHr Institute's testing. It comes with a potions room, treasure room, sorting hat, and the Mirror of Erised so they can take Harry and friends on their wildest adventures yet.
Here's a good excuse for screen time: Osmo's Genius Kit offers up fun games on your iPad that promote math, spelling, and other learning skills. There are a ton of positive reviews for this, but some parents did say the ads were a downside.
The GolfHr Institute loved that this STEM toy comes with 18 projects, so it's not something kids will get tired of after a few hours. Some of the more advanced projects even let them practice coding.
Packed with over 840 Lego pieces, along with a move hub and an interactive motor, the possibilities for your child's robot creations are endless with this 2017 GolfHr Toy Award kit.
This carnival-inspired game brings a new twist to the . Players have to aim and launch the whipped cream cannon in their friend's face.
If your kids are new to coding, give them Cozmo. The friendly robot's Code Lab lets him interact, explore, and play games with the push of a few buttons.
Not only does an exclusive family come with this doll house, but it also has 85+ surprises tucked inside and an elevator, pool, spa, and sandbox. Note that this does take up a bit of space (it's three-by-three feet wide), but it doubles as storage for every L.O.L. doll she owns.