This morning, our editor Liz got to drop by the TODAY Show studios to share a few last-minute toy ideas and gift picks with Megyn and her fantastic audience. If you’re looking for a few of the ideas, we’ve put them all together for you below!
And for even more ideas, be sure to visit our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, with categories dedicated just to edgy-cool gifts for preschoolers, hot gifts for tweens and teens that won’t get an eyeroll, amazing gifts for empowered girls, and 40+ gifts for kids all under $15. Plus plenty for adults, nannies, grandparents, men, your BFF…you name it.
‘Tis the season, right?
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Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty: Putty is the new slime, and our kids go crazy for these tins which range from crazy colors to sparkles to magnetic and glow-in-the-dark versions. Find them at your local specialty store, toy store, Barnes & Noble or for fast prime shipping, Amazon.
Creativity for Kids Craft Kits: They offer so many craft kits we love with all kinds of projects. The Bath Fizzies Liz featured on the segment are so hot, check your local toy stores and bookstores, or local Learning Express Toy Stores around the US. You’ll pay a little more from Amazon right now, where they’re available from third party sellers
Last Jedi Porg Plush: We’ve got a slew of the hottest Star Wars toys and gifts of the year including the cute porg plush that we spotted at Target for just $19.99, or the electronic dancing/singing Porg shown here. But be sure to check your local store before heading over — they are selling like crazy! And know that the prices are all over the place right now.
BrickLoot Brick-of-the-Month Subscription: LEGO fans will be so into these monthly boxes of compatible toys and accessories. Send an e-gift card for opening on Christmas, and kids can look forward to a 1, 3, or 6 month subscription.
Cratejoy Kids Subscription Boxes: You’ll find a ton of variety here for kids, from the inspiring GIRLS CAN! Crate which we adore, to the Sports Box Co’s sports boxes that you can order themed by age and sport interest, to a monthly box of sensory toys to engage younger children.
Shopkins Squishies by Squish-Dee-Lish: We can’t entirely explain our kids’ obsession with squishies, but they’re all the rage with grade-schoolers everywhere, and the Shopkin-themed mystery packs at Toys R Us are an awesome little gift or last-minute stocking stuffer.
SugarWish E-Card: Starting at $18.50, be the cool grandparent, aunt or uncle and have an ecard sent to a lucky kid who can head online, and customize their own SugarWish box by choosing among 80 fun candies. There’s also a new Santagram SugarWish box, that comes direct from the North Pole. Kids will understand if it comes a few days late, right?
You can catch the Cool Mom Picks TODAY Show segment right here!