We bet almost every parent has had at least one Christmas where they struggled to find the perfect gift to place under the tree. (We also bet that once you narrowed your search down, a few of your options were totally sold out...ouch.) Well, we're manifesting this holiday season to be different (less time stressing and more time making smores and cookies for Santa). And the first step is buying one...or all five best-selling items on Amazon's holiday toy list. Parents, grandparents and everyone in between have bought more than one million of these items so far, so you know they're good. From a classic LEGO Brick Box to a ThinkFun Gravity Maze and Toddler Slide, these five toys will make even the pickiest kids happy.
1. ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Brain Game
Brain- and mind-challenging games can be fun, too. Ideal for kids eight and up, this game encourages players to use reasoning and planning skills to make their way through 60 challenges from a beginner to expert level. The goal is to build a path through the towers to get the marble to the target. And the more you play, the more complex the challenges get, so it easily puts your little one's brain to the test. In other words, your kid may put the tablet down and spend hours playing this instead.
2. Little Tikes First Toddler Slide
There's nothing more adorable than a kid going down a slide for the first time. This one is incredibly easy to put together and store, plus it can be used indoor or outdoor. It's three feet long and was designed for kids from 18 months to 6 years old.
3. Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Set (6-Piece)
Does your little one spend hours playing house? They'll be obsessed with this set. It comes with six realistic wooden cleaning tools, including a broom, mop, duster, dustpan, hand brush and a tool stand that hangs them all. And in case you're thinking fake housecleaning tools is a weird gift, you should know that it actually teaches kids responsibility and encourages them to tap into their imagination. (Psst, it was made for kids from 36 months to 5 years old.)
4. LOL Surprise OMG Sports Cheer Diva Competitive Cheerleading Fashion Doll
If they're obsessed with dolls, they'll love this new one. It's LOL Surprise's first-ever OMG Sports Fashion Doll, and it comes with 20 doll accessories for mixing and matching her look. BTW, the hands are removable, so it's super easy to change her clothes.
5. LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box (484 Pieces)
LEGOs are a classic toy, and this box includes 484 of them. This means hours and hours of play and building. But the thing we love is that there's no "right" way to play with these, so they can really use their imagination. (FYI, it's for ages 4 to 99, and the pieces are compatible with all LEGO construction sets.)
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