The Ultimate Christmas 2021 Toy Guide

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New toys are always coming out, but it can be hard to keep track of them all. Especially with the holidays around the corner and kids already making their Christmas lists. To help you out, here’s our ultimate Christmas 2021 toy guide.

The Ultimate Christmas 2021 Toy Guide

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There’s nothing more frustrating than kids seeing an ad for a new toy and updating their holiday wish list! All the toys on this list are either newer or coming out soon, and will likely be popular this holiday season. Some of them, especially the most popular choices, you might even want to buy early to make sure you get them before they sell out.

We’ll keep updating this list with new toys between now and holiday 2021, so make sure to bookmark the page and check back!

Most Popular Christmas 2021 Toys

The New Barbie Dreamhouse

Even though a new one comes out every year the Barbie Dreamhouse remains one of the most popular toys for kids, especially girls. This one comes with all the trendy modern amenities you’d want in your own house like an egg-style swing and a pool with water slide.

Ages 3+ | See it on Amazon

STAR WARS Galactic Snackin’ Grogu

Just like last year, Baby Yoda is probably going to be a sell out hit. This new Grogu toy has him snacking on all his favourites: a bowl with tentacles, a cookie, a shifter knob, and a spoon. If you’re wondering why the price is so high, it’s also motorized with moving eyes, head, ears, and arms that react to the food.

Ages 4+ | See it on Amazon

Crystalina : Glowing Fairy Doll

This one isn’t quite out yet, but when it does we expect it to make a big splash. From the company that made Pomsies, this light up doll has an included magical crystal that passes colourful “crystal powers” between the necklace and the doll.

Ages 3+ |See it on Amazon

As Seen on Social Media

Pop Fidget Toys

They’re all the rage right now and your kids are probably already asking for these toys. Made of silicone, it’s kind of like reusable bubble wrap that can be popped again and again.

Ages 3+ | See it on Amazon

FGTeeV Microphone

On first glance it’s a pretty funny gift, but recipes are actually really good. Snoop will guide them through cooking some of his favourite recipes like chicken and waffles and that famous “gin and juice”.

Ages 3+ | See it on Amazon

Spy Ninjas Project Zorgo Infiltration Mission Kit

Chad and Vy are Youtubers that are super popular with kids. It comes with all kinds of goodies that they use in their videos.

Ages 3+ | See it on Amazon

Orbeez Challenge

Inspired by the popular challenges you see all over social media, this toy makes it easier than ever to create those #satisfying TikToks. There’s even a slot to insert your phone!

Ages 5+ | See it on Amazon

Kinetic Sand, Sandisfactory Set

This is another satisfying set that lets kids create all kinds of unique Kinetic Sand creations. It comes with all the tools, molds, and sand they need! Plus it’s easy to clean up.

Ages 3+ | See it on Amazon

FGTeeV Controller Combo Pack

This blind box set has everything kids want: Toys of popular FGTeeV characters, a sticker, and slime. All in a cool controller package that they can store their goodies in.

Ages 3+ | See it on Amazon

Popular with Girls Dolls, Toys, LOLs, and Barbies for Christmas 2021

Gabby’s Dollhouse

This is a recreation of the doll house from the Netflix show of the same name. Standing over 2 feet tall, it comes with 15pc including Gabby herself.

Ages 3+ | See it on Amazon

LOL Surprise OMG Moonlight B.B. Fashion Doll

Everything LOL Surprise does seems to be a hit, and these dolls are no exception. There’s also a “Sunshine Girl” (her opposite) that you can collect too!

Ages 4+ | See it on Amazon

Magical Minis Deluxe Hogwarts Castle

Harry Potter still seems to be popular enough that they’re releasing new playsets based on the series. Kids can take Harry, Ron, and Hermione and on their own adventures through Hogwarts castle.

Ages 5+ | See it on Amazon

Barbie Extra Doll #8

All the Barbies in the “Extra” collection are numbered and this is the latest in the series. More bold than standard Barbies, this one comes with a trendy see-through backpack and varsity jacket.

Ages 3+ | See it on Amazon

Barbie Loves The Ocean Playsets

This is the new line of Barbie playsets that kids and collectors are going to want to snatch up this holiday season. They might not say “winter”, but they will let kids take Barbie on a sunny getaway!

Ages 3+ | See it on Amazon

LOL Surprise OMG Present Surprise

You can’t go wrong with the LOL Present Surprise sets when you’re giving out actual presents! There’s 20 surprises to unbox alongside this trendy doll that looks like she’s ready to go to a wintertime party.

Ages 3 | See it on Amazon

Barbie Color Reveal Peel

The Barbie Color Reveal dolls, released last year, are Mattel’s answer to blind box popularity. Last year’s version was awarded a “Toy of the Year” award in Feb of 2021, and this new update looks to hold the same caliber of fun.

Ages 3+ | See it on Amazon

Peek-A-Roo, Interactive Rainbow Plush Toy and Baby

Robotic pets have been popular for a long time and the trend doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. This adorable baby panda has 10 moods to discover and has over 150 sounds and actions.

Ages 5+ | See it on Amazon

Twisty Petz, Series 3, Enchanted Jewelry Tree with Exclusive Collectible Bracelet

If you haven’t heard of them, Twisty Petz are a toy and bracelet all in one. Stretched out, you can wear it on your wrist, then take it off and twist it into one of many collectible animals.

Ages 4+ | See it on Amazon

Itty Bitty Prettys Tea Party Little Teacup Doll Assortment

These toys are popular because the surprises get revealed by dunking a magic dissolving tea bag and then adding the fizzing cube. Inside kids will find a collectible doll and accessories.

Ages 3+ | See it on Amazon

Cool Maker, GO Glam Nail Stamper Deluxe Salon

A mini nail salon right in your home! This kit makes it so easy to do your own custom nail designs thanks to the stamped patterns and real working dryer. The included nail polish is kid safe, in case you were wondering.

Ages 8+ | See it on Amazon

Pop2Play Rainbow Slide

Made from durable cardboard, this cute toddler slide folds up flat when not in use. Set up takes less than 5 minutes and it holds 50 pounds!

Ages 2-5 | See it on Amazon

Popular With Boys – New Toys, Cars, and Playsets That Make Great Gifts

DC Comics Batman, Bat-Tech Batcave, Giant Transforming Playset

Who doesn’t love Batman? This 33″ tall Batman transforms into a super cool Batcave playset. It comes with Batman and 9 accessories, so you’ll have to get your super villains separately.

Ages 4+ | See it on Amazon

PAW Patrol, Marshall’s Transforming Movie City Fire Truck

There’s a Paw Patrol movie coming out which means a whole new line of toys for your kids to check out. Marshall seems to be a fan favourite, so you can’t go wrong gifting kids this firetruck for Christmas.

Ages 3+ | See it on Amazon

Monster Jam, Official Grave Digger Freestyle Force

Grave Digger is the truck to see with Monster Jam. Even if your kids haven’t seen the actual show they’ll still get a kick out of this remote control truck. It performs 12 replica stunts including 360s, wheelies, and jumps!

Ages 4+ | See it on Amazon

SPACE JAM: A New Legacy – Super Shoot & Dunk Playset

The new Space Jam Movie is already a hit and the playsets are a perfect way to keep the fun going. This one tests your skills to see if you can get Labron James to shoot and dunk the toy baseballs into the hoop.

Ages 4+ | See it on Amazon

New and Upcoming LEGO Sets for Holiday 2021

Heartlake City Grand Hotel

Heartlake City Grand Hotel

If your kids are fans of the LEGO Friends line then you’re not going to want to miss this set. It’s a great addition to their Heartlake City set up, plus it comes with some super cute mini builds like a piano.

Ages 8+ | See it on Amazon

Lego Creator Medieval Castle

Lego Creator Medieval Castle

Hopefully this is a sign that they’re coming out with a new medieval line! This castle, with working draw bridge, includes a dragon for them to build too. Bored of a castle? You can build this set into a castle tower or marketplace.

Ages 9+ | See it on Amazon

Bro Thor's New Asgard

Bro Thor’s New Asgard

If you’ve seen the movie you’ll already recognize this scene. It’s Bro Thor, and he comes complete with a couch, pizza, and video games.

Ages 7+ | See it on Amazon

Fish Tank

Fish Tank

Another set from the Creator line, this fish tank is a great build for kids to put in their room. The other options include an easel (with a painting on it) and a treasure chest.

Ages 8+ | See it on Amazon

The Modern Treehouse

The Modern Treehouse

The LEGO sets are nearly as popular as the Minecraft games themselves. This is the “big” set that will be out soon – just in time for Christmas.

Ages 9+ | See it on Amazon

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi Starter Course

Last year was Mario, this year Luigi joins in on the fun! If you’ve been collecting this is a fun way to play with a friend, and for those new to the series it’s a starter course too.

Ages 6+ | See it on Amazon

The Hottest Fall 2021 Board Games

Jumanji Deluxe Game

Take the move inspired game of Jumanji and turn it up to 11 with this brand new, interactive experience. Messages appear in the middle dome and it uses other tech like voice activation to make you feel like you’re playing the real thing.

Ages 8+ | See it on Amazon

Monopoly Builder Board Game

A cool new spin on the classic game of Monopoly! Instead of buying property cards, players instead stack up buildings in the middle of the board. Whoever gets the most points wins!

Ages 8+ | See it on Amazon

UNO Premium 50th Anniversary Edition

You can never have too many copies of Uno and this is a really nice set. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this set has redesigned black cards and includes a collectible coin.

Ages 7+ | See it on Amazon

Scooby-Doo: Escape from The Haunted Mansion

A cooperative game, you work together with the other players to solve the mystery. Then it’s time to escape the haunted mansion! The two chapters can only be played once, so keep that in mind when making your gaming plans.

Ages 8+ | See it on Amazon

Harry Potter House Cup Competition

This new board game puts up to four players head to head to try and win the house cup competition from Harry Potter. Choose your favourite house then complete challenges to see who can rack up the most house points by the end of the year.

Ages 11+ | See it on Amazon

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Everett

Everett, or Evvy if you're looking at our social media, has been blogging for years. As a parent of 5 in his early 30s, he decided to start The Best Nest to offer practical tips and ideas.