10 Popular Toys for Christmas

Four Gift Rule For Christmas Gifts

by Alli

10 Most Popular Toys for Christmas contains affiliate links. 

Christmas will be here before you know it! Are you ready? Have you been wondering what the most popular toys for Christmas are? I’ve been researching and I’ve compiled a list of the most popular toys for the holiday season.

When it comes to buying gifts for the grandkids, I have to remind myself that I have a budget and to stick with the budget. True, I usually go over just a tad, but Christmas is my favorite holiday.

Have you heard about the 4 Gift Rule?

A few years ago, I read something about the 4 gift rule. It’s where you buy each child 4 gifts.

Each child receives something:

  • they want
  • they need
  • something to wear
  • something to read.

I wish I had been the clever person to come up with this when my kids were little. I’m so guilty of over-indulgence because it’s in my DNA. I got it from my mama! That’s my story . . .

But, I’m trying to do better, so I’ve got a list of the most popular toys, according to Amazon. I’ve included my affiliate link and I’ll make a little bit of cash if you make a purchase.

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I’m an Amazon Prime member and I do most of my Christmas shopping on Amazon. I don’t have to fight the crowds and the items arrive at my front door.

I’ll also admit I’m on a first-name basis with my FedEx and UPS guys. They even know my dog’s name.

Helpful Hint: Click on any orange link and it will take you straight to the toy!

Top 10 Popular Toys From Amazon

1. Teddy Ruxpin

He’s back! My kids had a Teddy Ruxpin when they were little. That was back in the days of cassette tapes. He may still be in the attic somewhere.

This Teddy Ruxpin is new and improved and is one of the top toys for Christmas.

Teddy Ruxpin - Top 10 Toys for Kids

2. Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey

Most Popular Toys for 2017

3. LEGO Ninjago Movie Green Ninja Mech Dragon 70612 Building Kit (544 Piece)

Popular Toys for Christmas

4. Spikeball 1 Ball Game Set 

Did you see this on Shark Tank? This fun game can be played inside or outdoors.

Popular Toys for Christmas

5. Spinmaster Luvabella

Popular Toys for Christmas 2017

6. 3D Pen for Kids

3D Pens for Kids

7. Hatchimals Surprise 



Hatch Animals with little furry animals around an egg

8. Power Wheels/Pixar Cars 3 Lightning McQueen

red and yellow lightning mcqueen power wheels ride-on toy

9. furReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger

This Tiger pet responds to sounds!

  • 100+ sound & motion combinations
  • Reacts to his squeaky toy
  • Includes pet, squeaky toy, and instructions
  • 4 x 1.5v C alkaline batteries required (not included)

Playful Tiger Pet with little yellow birdie

10. Cozmo

How about a real-life robot?

  • He’s a real-life robot like you’ve only seen in movies, with a personality that evolves the more you hang out
  • Challenge Cozmo to games, or use Explorer Mode to see things from his perspective
  • Equipped with Code Lab, the perfect platform for new coders to unlock their imaginations
  • Easier than you’d think and tougher than he looks, he’s tested for durability and security
  • Requirements: A compatible iOS or Android device and the free Cozmo app
  • 1 Cozmo robot; 1 Charger; 3 Power Cube

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Need more popular toy ideas? See the more top toys here! You’ll have your Christmas shopping done in no time at all!

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robin rue November 1, 2017 - 6:36 am

Teddy Ruxpin is back? I need to look into getting one. What a blast from my past. Sounds like there are some fun toys this year.

candy November 1, 2017 - 7:29 am

The grandchildren would enjoy all of these toys. I always talk to their mom about what she thinks is best for them. Nice to have a top ten to know what to buy quickly before I can’t find them on the shelf.

Amber Myers November 1, 2017 - 8:16 am

My daughter would like a lot of these. That Teddy Ruxpin looks cool but I think she’s too old–I had one when I was little so that’s what I’m tempted 😉

Karen Dawkins November 1, 2017 - 8:49 am

We follow the four gifts rule — and the book has always highlighted something significant in our child’s year. When they were little, it might be a train board book for the train lover, or a dog book… you get the idea. As they got older, it became a bit more challenging. We looked for books to inspire. My husband and I always write a note inside each book explaining why we chose it and our hopes/prayers for the upcoming year. It was not their favorite gift when they were little, but our oldest asked if it would continue once he got married (no). They all think it’s the best Christmas tradition we have.

GiGi Eats November 1, 2017 - 9:15 am

I legit know NOTHING about kid toys right now so THIS was sooooo helpful. I have young neices and nephews that I know will EXPECT toys, hahaha, soooooo yeah, going to have to search out some of these – I think those hatchling things are actually super cute LOL!

Jenn @ EngineerMommy November 1, 2017 - 9:26 am

These are such fun gift ideas. I love that 3D pen. My daughters have been asking for that one!!

Jeanettte November 1, 2017 - 10:01 am

I cannot believe that Teddy Ruxpin is back! I remember that when I was a kid. It’ll be interesting to compare what kind of technology has changed since back in the 80s.

Tomi C November 1, 2017 - 10:54 am

Oh Teddy Ruxpin. So excited he’s back. This year we are definitely getting Hatchimals. They were the “it” toy last year and I saw them on the shelves just yesterday. So many awesome toys this season.

Kita Bryant November 1, 2017 - 2:04 pm

I’ve not heard of any of these. Boy, am I in for some work this year! My kids, I’m sure, will be wanting one or more of these!

Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh November 1, 2017 - 3:51 pm

I am so thankful that my daughter doesn’t want anything on this list. It’s always hard to find the popular toys. We’ve been on that end of the popular toys years ago, and it was so difficult to look online only to see them selling on Ebay for five times the regular prices.

Rosemary Palmer November 1, 2017 - 7:08 pm

I remember Teddy from the first time. That 4 gift rule is a good one. Those finger toys though, just not sure about them.

Liz Mays November 1, 2017 - 8:01 pm

These are definitely going to be good gift choices. The Lego Ninjago set is going to be a big one!

Claudia Krusch November 1, 2017 - 8:03 pm

These are all great gift ideas. I remember playing with a Teddy Ruxpin when I was little. I am happy they are still popular.

Natalie November 1, 2017 - 8:07 pm

The Hatchimals are too cute! This list will come in handy to parents out there – So many great ideas!

ricci November 1, 2017 - 9:17 pm

I am so excited Teddy Ruxpin is back!! I had one when I was a kid and I love when my nieces and nephews love the same things I loved!!

Catherine November 1, 2017 - 11:38 pm

My son loves the Ninjago Lego set. Great for a family project! Took us about an hour to do, each of us working on different sections. Really cool piece.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All November 2, 2017 - 1:54 am

I’ve never heard of the 4 gift rule before. I remember Teddy Ruxpin from back when I was a teenager.

Dana Peller November 2, 2017 - 2:44 pm

Our boys are loving the Ninjago toys that are out there. The one mentioned here would be a great addition to their collection.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen November 2, 2017 - 6:23 pm

I didn’t know about the 4 Gift Rule but I’d like to practice that! These is a great list of toys BTW..

Dogvills November 4, 2017 - 7:10 am

My daughter would love the 3D pen. I mean, I could even get one for myself! I can’t wait who would make the prettiest 3D figure.

learning toys for boys July 8, 2018 - 3:35 am

Great toys list ! Thanks for sharing..!!

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