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    27 Toys To Buy Now Before They Sell Out During The Holidays

    The holiday rush has already started — don't get left behind.

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    What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

    Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

    1. A singing JJ plush for the kid who is completely mesmerized by CoComelon — which seems to be every child on the planet at this point. He even sings "Yes, Yes, Bedtime Song," which is kind of a bop.

    Child holding Cocomelon plush toy

    2. A Hatchimals Crystal Flyer Pixie that actually flies around the room with a few waves of their hand. It's the closest you can get to gifting them magical powers.

    3. A foldable Lego book-shaped play set featuring Ariel, Tiana, Cinderella, and Belle, so it's basically the ultimate Disney Princess gift. Oh, and did I mention it comes with Gus Gus and Lumiere?! So much Disney cuteness packed into one little book.

    4. An interactive Galactic Snackin' Baby Yoda (sorry, I mean Grogu) who comes with his own snacks, so he'll be nice and full by the time The Mandalorian season 3 finally rolls around.

    5. A surprisingly sturdy indoor slide that's made entirely of cardboard, so their parents can fold it up and store it under the bed when not in use. It's perfect for those restless rainy days when the playground is a no-go.

    Two kids on indoor folding slide

    6. A modern-day take on Polly Pocket with slightly bigger figures than the '90s versions — meaning they won't lose Polly five minutes after opening the play set.

    7. A deceptively simple and surprisingly mesmerizing fidget cube that can transform into over 70 shapes, so it's perfect for the child on your list who needs a little less screentime and little more creative time.

    8. The 2021 Holiday Barbie with a shimmery silver gown that basically looks like a winter wonderland in dress form. Plus, you can start a tradition and just keep gifting them Holiday Barbies every year until they grow out of them, which will basically be never.

    Child holding 2021 Holiday Barbie

    9. A tiny desktop TV that actually works! It plays some of the best moments from Friends — and seriously, could that little remote be any cuter?!

    10. An upgraded Tamagotchi with a full color screen and digital camera, which proves the '90s are back and truly better than ever. Let's hope today's generation is better at being virtual pet parents than we were.

    Reviewer holding Tamagotchi Pix

    11. Or a Digimon X virtual pet monster if you want to gift them that true '90s pixel-perfect experience. Better yet, buy one for yourself so you can both battle your little digital creatures.

    12. OR! A virtual Fairy Finder, which combines the cuteness of Tamagotchi with the "gotta catch 'em all" spirit of Pokémon Go. Just carry the jar around the house and close the lid when you find one of the magical fairies!

    13. A super-realistic Baby Alive doll they can feed and take care of when she gets sick — it even comes with pretend doctor accessories like a thermometer and stethoscope. Little Lulu Achoo will be feeling better in no time.

    14. A LOL O.M.G. doll with 15 surprise accessories and packaging that doubles as a dance floor play set, so their parents won't have to worry about getting rid of a bulky box.

    Major Lady LOL Doll next to packaging

    15. A new Lego Minecraft set, which is that video game your little niece or nephew rambles on about while you pretend to understand what on earth a Minecraft is. Don't worry about it — all you have to understand is that they love any and everything related to it.

    Child playing with Minecraft Lego set

    16. A Lego version of Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Fighter with Minifigures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and General Dodonna so they can recreate their favorite Star Wars scenes when they're not rewatching them on Disney+.

    Child playing with Lego X-Wing Fighter

    17. A Pokémon play set that folds up into a compact backpack so the Pokémon master in your life can catch 'em all while on the go.

    18. A transforming Paw Patrol fire truck with an extendable ladder and water canon so they can save the day with their favorite heroic pooches.

    Child playing with Paw Patrol Movie fire truck

    19. A light-up tracing pad for the budding Picasso in your life. They can place any picture below a sheet of tracing paper and follow the lines until they have their own work of art of their hands.

    Model drawing with Crayola Light-Up Tracing Pad

    20. A Little Tikes electric guitar so the future rock star in the family can jam out in style. There's even a volume control function, so you don't have to worry about the parents secretly hating you for gifting a noisy toy.

    21. An interactive purse pet, which is exactly what it sounds like: a purse that doubles as a pet! It may not be designer, but it does have blinking eyes and plays fun games, so it's honestly way better.

    a child wearing the unicorn purse pet

    22. A VTech KidiGo basketball hoop with an interactive scoreboard so the sports star (swish!) on your list can get their Michael Jordan on and practice scoring some hoops right in their bedroom. Actually, go ahead and add on a copy of Like Mike while you're at it.

    23. Pixicade mobile game maker, which is this year's ultimate educational toy. This nifty set lets kids essentially draw their own video game, so they can channel their creativity and get their gaming fix at the same time.

    24. A Nintendo Switch console with an adorable Animal Crossing theme for the kids who have spent the majority of 2021 tending to their virtual island. Nintendo Switch consoles became almost impossible to find last year, so we recommend getting your hands on one while you can.

    25. A unicorn slime kit with over 23,000 5-star reviews — because this is one viral trend that isn't going away any time soon.

    26. A LeapFrog animal book that's frequently on the Amazon bestsellers chart. The interactive book will teach kids fun facts about their favorite creatures and sing songs in both English and Spanish.

    27. And of course, the unlikely surprise hit of the year: fidget popping toys. They're basically like a never-ending piece of Bubble Wrap, so it's no wonder these things have kids (and adults) in a total trance.

    Reviewer holding fidget popping toy

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