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In one of the earliest signs of holiday cheer, Target has (already!) released its list of top holiday toys of 2022, which includes 50 of the best toys that’ll make spirits bright this year. The list isn’t ranked; instead, it predicts which toys will top kids’ Christmas/Hanukkah lists based on popularity. Notably, 61 of these toys are exclusive to the retailer.
In addition, Target will also be expanding its Disney store at Target locations to more than 160 stores, as well as online. So, we guess this is now the happiest place on earth?
“Target continues to be a top toy destination for all families, and we’re pleased to offer unique experiences and a curated toy assortment that brings joy to parents and children of all ages,” said Nik Nayar, SVP of Hardlines, Target, in a press release. “We’re seeing more guests shop for toys at Target than ever before, and whether it’s Bullseye’s Top Toys or finding joy with one of the 1,300+ exclusive toys and games, guests are choosing Target for our inspiring, easy and affordable gift-giving experience.”
Whether you’re looking for toys that inspire creativity, active play, or family fun, Target’s got it all. Barbie, L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls, and plenty of FAO Schwartz adgets and gizmos galore.
Target’s increased emphasis on toys doesn’t stop in stores. The big box retailer will also highlight same-day delivery and pick-up options to make the holiday season easier. Shipt, Target’s answer to services like Prime Now, can deliver almost anything that is in-stock at local Target stores for a monthly fee.
There are so many fun things to shop now and hide away for the holidays, so make sure to check out the full lineup here and our favorites below!
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Even though you can’t add this toy to your carts just yet, get prepared because this highly sought-out Magic Mixies will be available on October 2. The toy is completely interactive and includes a light-up wand that reacts with the crystal ball.
Does your little one love Target as much as you? If “yes,” then make sure you snag this play cart while you can — it’s already selling out fast. The cart includes boxes of realistic-looking food, fruits, and other pantry staples, all perfect for an afternoon of fun.
Everyone needs a beauty vanity, even the smallest of makeup lovers. This LED-lit vanity from FAO Schwartz comes with a complete makeup kit and tools for tons of makeup fun. The vanity is great for kids of all ages, even older ones.
Peppa In a Box
For hours of no-screen interactive playtime, snag this plush box — it plays a large library of songs, stories, and songs that will keep your child engaged. Not only is the toy fun to play with, but it also helps to build creativity and cognitive skills.
This Target Jurassic World exclusive will be availibl for purchase starting on September 29, 2022. The set comes with four figures for the most epic dinosaur battle ever.
This doll is one of the most fashional yet. It has a real-life likeness, and it has costume-blended skin tones. The doll is also crafted and manufactured by a Black Owned Business.
If you have a gamer in your house, then this console is a must-have this season. It’s one of the top-selling items, and for a good reason — it makes playing games completely digital. The console has a “quick resume, lightning-fast load times, and gameplay of up to 120 FPS—all powered by Xbox Velocity Architecture,” according to the brand.
Feel the need for (safe) speed with this next-level hoverboard of your tween’s dreams. It’s 100 percent electric and is all-terrain for a smooth ride. It even syncs to to the beat with the built-in Bluetooth speaker.
They can pretend to be a big-time Hollywood movie maker or actor with this Movie Magic Studios set, which includes 12 exclusive dolls and 70+ surprises. The 3D packaging transforms into four glam movie studios, and the dolls have tons of movie star-worthy accessories and outfits. At a $200 value, you can’t beat the price.
These popping sensory toys took over TikTok, and therefore are now a top seller everywhere. This jumbo version offers even more satisfaction, stress relief, and fun than the mini ones!
Little Dare Devil
Monster trucks are always a crowd favorite gift for kids, so this toy is sure to delight. This remote-control vehicle lets you toggle between beginner and advanced modes, is USB rechargeable so no batteries needed, and it features 12 out-of-this world stunts. It’s sure to keep your kiddo entertained for hours.
Target is now dedicated to carrying a variety of Black-owned businesses, including these cute Positively Perfect dolls. They feature a diverse range of skin colors, authentic facial expressions, and real bodies to show kids that everyone is beautiful.
What holiday is complete without the latest and greatest Barbie dreamhouse? The latest mansion features all the bells and whistles to keep Barbie living the life: a pool, slide, elevator, and tons of lights and sounds. Can we move in?
Gaming On the Go
We can bet just about every parent will do anything these days to get a few uninterrupted moments of silence, so if you haven’t yet entered gaming territory, it might just be time to pull the plug and get a Nintendo Switch for your kid (and honestly, you too!).
Educational & Fun
If you’re looking for a learning-focused toy for your kid ages 3-5, look no further than Osmo’s Little Genius Starter Kit. It helps them with preschool-level phonics, pre-reading learning letter formation, and more than 200 words.
Target x FAO Schwarz basically broke the internet last holiday, and you can still shop it this year if you didn’t last time around. Your aspiring musician will get a kick out of this electric guitar and amp, which is perfect for beginners.
If they’re obsessed with fidget sensory toys, they’ll get a kick out of this sensory pedi spa. The soothing Orbeez are relaxing and fun for adults too!
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