The countdown to Christmas is on! What are some of the ultimate holiday gifts for kids this 2018? Here is my ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 2018.

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 2018

HEXBUG’S VEX Battling Boxing Robots

Take robots and add boxing moves, and you’ve got yourself a winning toy! Assemble these “smart-tech” self-stabilizing VEX Balancing Boxing Bots by HEXBUG and get in the ring. These boxing bots are perfect for kids who love to get physical – but without anyone getting hurt (ahem, my boys for example!) I love that there are two parts to this toy; the assembly is a feat all on its own. And then once assembled, using the VEX Pilot app to control your robot’s every action. Kids and big kids (adults) have the power to control when their boxing bot can throw a swift uppercut, a jab, or when to play it safe based on your robot’s health status. Ages 8+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Indigo.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - VEX Balancing Boxing Bots

Air Chargers 3-in-1 Stunt Loop

Air Chargers is the only vehicle play system where kids are in  control of the race and results. The easy to use pump launcher allows kids to quickly charge up their race car and go! Includes fun racing sounds when car launches for a thrilling race experience. Three ways to stunt…height, distance, and barrel roll. Use the track in the standard loop configuration or reconfigure the separate pieces into your own custom setup. Ages 5+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Indigo. $64.99

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - Air Chargers 3-n-1 Stunt Loop

HEXBUG Robotic Soccer Arena

Modeled after a real-life soccer stadium comes the HEXBUG Robotic Soccer Arena. It’s an epic soccer venue, with a twist – kids can maneuver the robotic athletes to push the soccer ball. Ages 8+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Indigo. $89.99.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - HEXBUG Robotic Soccer Arena

Crate Creatures

Crate Creatures are fun interactive pets that you unleash from their cage to find out which special features they have. Break into the crate to unleash your new beast friend. All you need to do is use the crowbar to pop the lock. Pull their tongue for monstrously fun and gross noises and watch as the creature vibrates and it’s eyes start glowing. You can also turn them upside down to see what they are capable of. Record yak back phrases with your Crate Creatures. Ages 4+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Indigo. $59.99

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - CrateCreatures

Flushin’ Frenzy

Game night just got gross – but in a weird and yet fun way! And yes, it’s just what you think. Flush the handle on the toilet to roll the die, and when a number comes up – you have to plunge the toilet that number of times. But be careful, after any given push of the plunger the poop may COME FLYING OUT OF THE TOILET! Is this game really gross or just gross enough? So gross or grossly entertaining that the game was even featured on Jimmy Kimmel. Ages 5+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Indigo. $19.99

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - Flushin' Frenzy Game


Work together in this colourful card game to complete a series of goals, all without communicating what’s in your hand!  Available at ToysRUs, Walmart and Amazon $24.97

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - Cahoots


Ready2Robot Battle

Ready2Robot Battle is a collectible line for kids that lets you build, mix and match custom ‘bots and battle your friends in a robot-brawl. Add on your blasting and slime weapons to take your battles to the next level. There are over 1,000 ways to mix and match your bots. For kids 5+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Indigo. $29.99

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - Ready2Robot Battle Pack


Hatchimals Surprise

For the first time in Hatchimals history, who you’ll hatch is a total mystery! Inside one egg are four possibilities: you could hatch a super fluffy Bunwee, Pandor, Hedgyhen or Elefy! With soft fur, ears and tails, these mysterious new friends love cuddles and snuggles. Available at Walmart, Mastermind, Amazon, $59.99

Holiday Gift Guide - Hatchimals Surprise

Rubik’s Race

Rubik’s fans will want to get your brain and fingers racing as you go head-to-head with your opponent to match a pattern of nine coloured squares. Available at Amazon for $24.99

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - Rubik's Race

L.O.L. Surprise Bigger Surprise

L.O.L. Surprise is even BIGGER this year.  Get your video rolling with the ultimate unboxing experience. Discover 60+ never before seen surprises inside the L.O.L. Surprise Bigger Surprise with exclusive dolls and accessories. Case becomes purse, storage case and bath play set for water surprises. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart,  Indigo and Amazon.Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - LOL Bigger Surprise

FurReal Friends Furreal Ricky, The Trick-Lovin’ Pup

Ricky, the Trick-Lovin’ Pup pet is eager to perform tricks, and is sure to amaze everyone who watches him. Electronic dog full of surprises and affection, and responds with 100+ sound-&-motion combinations that keep kids guessing. He’s all about tricks, licks, and treats!  $89.99 available at Walmart, Amazon.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - FurReal Friends


#SocialStar is the only game where players must climb the social ladder and gather ’Likes’ in order to gain fame. Sounds a little like real life for some?! Have a laugh as you work to complete challenges and dares that strive to take you out of your comfort zone. Uncover whether you truly have what it takes to be the Star of Social Media. Ages 13+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Indigo. $29.99

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - Socialstar

National Geographic Slime DIY Science Lab – Make Glowing Slime

Mix your own glowing slime with this classic experiment kit. Your child will love this gooey blue slime that glows in the dark. $14.99

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - National Geographic Slime

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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.

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  1. There’s been Monopoly for the real estate tycoon wannabe and Operation for the doctor wannabe. Now there’s LAWSUIT!™ for the attorney wannabe. LAWSUIT!™ would also make a fun, unique, holiday gift for ages 8 and up.

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