The holiday season is here! Shopping gifts for kids is always the most enjoyable part of the holidays. Seeing the excitement on their faces when they unwrap their gifts from mom, dad and Santa is all worth the stress of wrestling the crowds and line-ups.

That’s where my hottest holiday gifts for kids 2019 list comes in handy! I have compiled the most sought-after, top gift choices for kids right here for you – PLUS a giveaway!

Here are the hottest gifts for kids this year:

The Hottest Holiday Gifts for Kids 2019

The Hottest Holiday Gifts for Kids 2019 -

Samsung Galaxy A20

Perfect first phone for your tween or teenager, the Galaxy A20 is designed for the way that our youth are connecting today – sharing, capturing and consuming live content and at an accessible price-point.

With a slender body that fits comfortably in your hand, your kids can stream live, watch videos and post on Snapchat easily. The Galaxy A20 features a 6.4″ Super AMOLED Infinity V-Display with Super AMOLED Infinity-V Display offers an enhanced viewing experience. Dual cameras let them get creative and capture fun moments. The long-lasting, fast-charging battery means they can enjoy their phone longer before charges.

$299 at Samsung.

The Hottest Holiday Gifts for Kids 2019 - Samsung Galaxy A20


Beyblade Burst Turbo Slingshock Cross Collision Battle Set

3-2-1 let it rip! Ride the rails with Beyblade Burst Slingshock tech! The Cross Collision Beystadium features a quadruple rail system that propels tops through the rails and into the Battle Ring for intense head-to-head clashes. Bladers can keep the Performance Tips in Battle Ring Mode to defend their position in the Beystadium, or convert them to Slingshock Mode to ride the rails and rush into battle.

Ages 8 years & up. $79.99 at Mastermind Toys. 

The Hottest Holiday Gifts for Kids 2019


Nerf Ultra One Motorized Blaster

Nerf Ultra blasters have advanced design and performance to deliver extreme distance, accuracy, and speed. They include ground-breaking Nerf Ultra darts — the farthest flying Nerf darts EVER, featuring an innovative flight tip, Aerofin technology, and Nerf Ultra foam. Take your game to the next level with Nerf Ultra blasters and darts! Nerf Ultra blasters work only with Nerf Ultra darts.

Ages 8 and Up. $69.99 at Canadian Tire.

The Hottest Holiday Gifts for Kids 2019 - Nerf Ultra One



Sesame Street Love to Hug Elmo

Now kids can celebrate hugs and friendship with their favourite cuddly pal from Sesame Street. Elmo loves to give hugs, and he loves when YOU hug him, too!  Squeeze Elmo’s tummy and he raises his arms and asks for a hug. Give Elmo a hug and he’ll respond with a phrase, song, or kiss. With fun phrases, songs, and plenty of hugs and giggles, it’s a great toy or gift for kids ages 18 months and up.

$39.99 at Amazon.

The Hottest Holiday Gifts for Kids 2019 - Love to Hug Elmo


Play-Doh Stamp ‘n Top Pizza Oven Playset

Kids can host their own pizza night with the Play-Doh Stamp ‘n Top Pizza Oven playset. Stamp a pizza crust in the oven, and then customize each pizza as they like. The cheese crank shreds Play-Doh compound into grated cheese, and the oven playset has plenty of molds all around it to make pretend pepperonis, silly veggies and other fun toppings. Kids who enjoy getting creative with squishy materials will love this set.

Ages 3 years & up. $27.99 at Walmart.

The Hottest Holiday Gifts for Kids 2019 - PlayDoh Pizza

Baby Alive Happy Hungry Baby

Baby loves to eat! Kids can choose baby’s food and mix it with water to make doll food that looks like the real thing! After you’ve mixed up her food, put on baby’s bib and sit her at her feeding tray. When you give the baby her spoon, she opens wide and really eats her doll food! She also giggles, moves, and ask for more! When she’s “all done!” give her a drink of water from her sippy cup. Uh-oh! Time to change the baby’s diaper! With adorable doll movements and over 50 sounds and phrases, this sweet baby doll makes feeding and changing time so real for little mommies and daddies! Available in blonde, brunette and black hair.

Ages 3 years & up. $69.99 at Toys R Us

The Hottest Holiday Gifts for Kids 2019 - Baby Alive Happy Hungry

Disney Frozen Ultimate Arendelle Castle Playset

Inspired by Disney’s Frozen 2, the Ultimate Arendelle Castle is a feature-filled fashion doll playset for young fans of the movies! Open the gorgeous gates and explore the castle’s 4 floors consisting of 7 rooms: kitchen, music room, and throne room on the first floor, a vanity room and bedrooms for Anna and Elsa dolls (not included), a library on the third floor, and a lookout tower on top. The Frozen castle is 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide and includes 14 accessories to fill it up, like a piano, throne, banquet table, vanity, sofa, and more to play out fun scenes in each room.

$269 at ToysRUs.

The Hottest Holiday Gifts for Kids 2019 - Frozen Castle

Disney Frozen Fashion Dolls Anna and Elsa

Kids can recreate scenes from Disney’s Frozen 2 with these classic dolls, complete with removable outfits inspired by the movie. Move them into different poses to play out scenes from the film or imagine their own with each doll’s 5 points of articulation. Collect Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf!

Ages 3 and up.  $19.99 at Hudson’s Bay


The Hottest Holiday Gifts for Kids 2019 - Frozen 2 Doll




Ms. Monopoly Board Game

Ms. Monopoly is Mr. Monopoly’s niece, a self-made investment guru! Instead of buying properties, players invest in groundbreaking inventions and innovations made possible by women throughout history. From inventions like WiFi to chocolate chip cookies to space station batteries and coffee filters, MS. MONOPOLY celebrates everything from scientific advancements to everyday accessories.

Players can build business headquarters to collect even more rent. Zoom ahead with ride-shares, and purchase utilities — such as solar heating — invented by women. In the MS. MONOPOLY game, women get a higher payout at the start of the game and more money when passing ‘Go’, but who you are is up to you!

Ages 8 years & up. $24.99 at Chapters Indigo.

The Hottest Holiday Gifts for Kids 2019 - Ms. Monopoly

The Good Egg & The Word Collector

The Good Egg’s Jory John and Pete Oswald hatch a funny and charming story reminds us of the importance of balance, self-care, and accepting those we love (even if they are sometimes a bit rotten). $21.99 Indigo.

In Peter H. Reynolds’ The Word Collector, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him – short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower.  $21.99 Indigo


furReal Cubby, the Curious Bear, Interactive Plush Toy

furReal Cubby is a fun, adorable companion for kids and one who’ll excitedly take part in all their adventures! Cubby is curious and eager to be picked up and held – and he hugs you back! Play peek-a-boo, dance together and then at the end of the day, get ready for some snuggles

Ages 4 years & up  $129.99. Now $99.97 at Walmart

The Hottest Holiday Gifts for Kids 2019 - furReal Cubby


One amotherworld reader will win a furReal Cubby, the Curious Bear, Interactive Plush Toy! Please fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter. Canada only. Ends December 31, 2019. Good luck!

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Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Treen Goodwin Reply

    I would give this to my grandson, thanks for the opportunity ??☃️

  2. Would love to gift this to a single father that lives next door my husband daughter. Happy Holidays ??❄️?

  3. Rosanne Robinson Reply

    I would gift the furReal Cubby, the Curious Bear to my grandson, he would LOVE it!

  4. Lynda Cook Reply

    I would gift Cubby to my granddaughter she has been asking for one, she would be thrilled to open one up on christmas morning!

  5. For my son who has special needs & still plays with younger-age toys, this would be a little friend for him!

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen Reply

    This would be for one of my younger grandchildren in Europe.

  7. Maritess S Reply

    I would give it to my youngest daughter because she loves anything cute.

  8. would love to give this to my daughter, she’s really into them as of a few months ago

  9. I would gift Cubby to my 4 year old grandson. I just know he would love him.

  10. Twingle Mommy Reply

    I would gift this to one of my twins. She loves bears and would really enjoy how interactive this toy is. 🙂

  11. Wendy McBride Reply

    I would gift it to my Granddaughter that lives with me! She would love that!

  12. kelly woods Reply

    It would be a blessing for my granddaughter. Thank you so very much 🙂

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