If you think about it, kids are the toughest to shop for when Christmas rolls around. Your goal is to see their faces light up once they manage to rip through all that wrapping paper. Retailers seem to know this parents’ annual dilemma, which is why the likes of Macy’s share annual best toys lists to help them out.
This year, of course, is no exception, with the brand dropping an expanding collection of hot toys list to get your shopping in order. With kids these days, you’re essentially competing with a screen, so you have to make sure that your present ends up being more entertaining than their favorite game app.
Whether you’re trying to impress or toddler or a ten-year-old, this list contains the best toys you can buy from Macy’s, so you can beat Santa in being the world's best gift giver. It offers a wide range of options, from educational board games to toy sets that’ll spark kids' creativity. This list will be continuously updated throughout the season, so make sure to bookmark and check back!
Best toys for kids 2 and under
Skip Hop Explore & More Grow Along 4-in-1 Activity Walker, was $60 now $50.99, Macy’s
A walker that also functions as a toy, this 4-in-1 convertible activity walker offers four engaging ways to play: sit, cruise, shopping cart, and stroller. Not only can it provide endless fun, but it also encourages balance and helps develop fine motor skills.
Fisher Price Laugh & Learn 4-in-1 Game Experience Play Center, was $49.99 now $41.99, Macy’s
Your tiny tot would never get bored from engaging with this interactive play center that lets them play basketball, soccer, baseball, and a pretend concession stand. It also includes three smart stages that teach your kid the alphabet, basic counting, colors, shapes, and teamwork.
Cocomelon Musical Bedtime JJ Plush Doll, was $29.99 now $23.99, Macy’s
JJ from Cocomelon is practically a superstar for toddlers, and with this toy, your baby will get to hang out with their favorite character. The perfect cuddling buddy, this tiny JJ comes with seven of his iconic sounds and phrases, including the “YesYes Bedtime” song.
Fisher-Price Little People Barbie Little DreamHouse Toddler Playset, was $52.99 now $41.99, Macy’s
It’s never too early to introduce your kid to Barbie. This playset lets toddlers tinker with the iconic Barbie home, with its three floors of play, a moving elevator, a rotating closet, a light-up pool with a slide, and more. It has built-in activation points that they can press for lights, music, and other exciting sounds.
Best toys for kids 3-4
Gabbys Dollhouse Bakey with Cakey Oven with Lights and Sounds, $29.99, Macy’s
A realistic kitchen toy, this set comes with various play food pieces and accessories and designed to emit lights and sounds so kids can unleash their creativity. They can pretend to bake all sorts of treats like donuts and pies and chip-art “toppings” on them.
Lego Marvel Shuri's Sunbird 76211 Building Kit, $49.99, Macy’s
Wakanda forever! Let your kids discover the joy of building with this buildable toy that puts together Shuri’s famous Sunbird. With its adjustable engines and wings, kids can easily reconfigure the aircraft for different play scenarios.
Barbie Dream Closet Doll and Playset, was $54.99 now $45.99, Macy’s
This age may just be the perfect time to introduce your child to the wonderful world of Barbie. The Barbie Dream Closet inspires kids to create different looks and stories, and the best part is it comes with a carrying handle so it can be brought and played anywhere.
Spider-Man Across The Spider Verse Spider-Punk Web Blast Spider Man Guitar, was $36.99 now $26.99, Macy’s
Is your kid a fledgling rockstar? Have them jam to three styles of music, including punk rock, hip hop, and electronic, with this guitar toy.
Melissa and Doug Paw Patrol Rescue Mission Dashboard, was $69.99 now $55.99, Macy’s
If their dream is to be behind the wheel, have them imagine being on the road. This Paw Patrol allows for hands-on, screen-free play with its realistic play steering wheel and a dashboard with lights, sound effects, and moving parts, including a GPS!
Best toys for kids 5-7
Sharper Image Remote Control Stunt Mongoose Glow Racer Set, was $89.99 now $35.99, Macy’s
A more exciting take to the traditional remote control car, this stunt mongoose glow racer can spin, jump, and perform awesome stunts with ease. With the LED body and under glow, it delivers an illuminated stunt show.
Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Ice Cream Truck Playset, $94.99, Macy’s
Few toys can spark creativity in kids than clay. This Play-Doh set will have them have their very own ice cream truck party where they can create an array of pretend treats using the included tools that include a soft-serve and scooping station, sprinkle maker, candy molds, and more.
Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield Astral Radiance Elite Trainer Box, $44.99, Macy’s
This Pokemon package comes packed with tons of cards for both playing and jumpstarting a collection. It includes a rule back that offers a tutorial on card trading, energy cards, booster packs, card sleeves, and dividers to keep the cards organized.
Transformers Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures Dinobots Unite Smash Changer Optimus Prime Action Figure, was $33.99 now $24.99, Macy’s
Just like in the movies, this Optimus Prime action figure converts from robot to Transformers truck mode and vice versa. All it requires is a bit of smashing!
Magic Mixies Deluxe Cauldron, was $79.99 now $63.99, Macy’s
With a cauldron, a special wand, and a spell book, this set will have your kid imagining that they can concoct a cute furry pet. By mixing “magical ingredients,” they’ll bring the creature to life, with the cauldron lighting up, making different sounds, and creating actual mist to make it all seem real!
Best toys for kids 8-10
Discover #Mindblown Jellyfish Aquarium Lamp Set, was $69.99 now $27.99, Macy’s
Both parts a fascinating toy and a room centerpiece, this jellyfish aquarium offers children a glimpse of realistic sea life. It also alters the ambiance of their room with 15 lighting options and light modes available.
Monopoly Travel World Tour Board Game, was $21.99 now $16.99, Macy’s
With Monopoly, it’s always best to start them young. This particular set is the travel edition of one of the world’s most popular board game, allowing players to discover and visit exciting travel destinations. With the included travel journal cards, players can learn fun facts about various locations across the globe.
Nerf Elite 2.0 Motoblitz CS-10, was $44.99 now $30.99, Macy’s
This Nerf gun fires can unleash six darts at once or fast-fire ten darts in a row. It comes with a 10-dart clip and 22 Nert elite foam darts to load both firing modes and extra darts for quick reloads.
HOVER-1 Helix Hoverboard, $179.99, Macy’s
You’ll definitely be the coolest adult they know when you have this hoverboard as a gift. Built for young riders, it’s powered by dual 160W motors to reach speeds up to 7mph. It also has a built-in Bluetooth speaker and an IPX4 water resistance rating.
Best toys for kids 11+
Sharper Image 2-Player Laser Tag Handtank Starter Set with Lights and Sound Effects, was $99.99 now $39.99, Macy’s
A home alternative to a laser tag arcade experience, this set features a streamlined infrared blaster design that allows for both indoor and outdoor play. Designed with safety in mind, the handheld construction ensures a firm grip to minimize accidents, while the invisible infrared technology facilitates safe, competitive play.
Imaginarium Metro Line Train Table Set, was $284.99 now $241.99, Macy’s
This 100-piece train set takes train play to a whole new level in that it features a track loop that runs beneath the surface and reveals a subway station. Providing hours upon hours of fun, the train whisks through a mountain, over a bridge, and underground. It also includes a 3-door roundhouse working turntable, a 360-degree cane, and a heliport with a helicopter.
Sharper Image Lumo Stunt Remote Control Glow Drone, was $99.99 now $39.99, Macy’s
With this compact copter in tow, your tween will get to perform exciting stunts and fearless tricks mid-air. The drone also comes with three LED light modes to maintain visibility even at night.
Beyblade Burst Quad Drive Interstellar Drop Battle Set, was $66.99 now $52.99, Macy’s
This Beyblade set has everything needed to battle, including a Beystadium, two spinning tops and launchers, and two armor tips. Thanks to the QuadDrive tops, players can have four ways to battle and win. Now let it rip!
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