Smarties, we recently met with the toys experts at our favorite neighborhood toy store, Toys & Co and together, we carefully curated a “Little Smarty Toy Wish List” of all the NEW and TRENDING TOYS this holiday season! Each toy chosen ignites’ kids imaginations, curiosity, critical thinking, and more!
*If you are looking for a toy that is more age appropriate /or/ in the category listed (music, cooking, trucks, dolls, etc..), click the title highlighted in pink and you will be redirected to a page on Toys & Co. with more toy options to choose from. They have something for everyone!
*Some products are labeled LITTLE SMARTY TESTED & APPROVED. Smarty Jenni Strazz recently visited Toys & Co. with little smarty Christopher. Toys & Co. is one of the few toy stores that has toys on display that you can explore and play with! According to Christopher, it was the “BEST DAY EVER!”
Ages 3-12 years.
LITTLE SMARTY TESTED & APPROVED! Is your little smarty a future rock star in the making? The Loog Mini Guitar is just for you! Before you know it, your future little musician will be playing songs. The Loog Mini Guitar is //3-string guitar with easy-to-follow flashcards and access to the iOS and Android app.
Ages 6 years old – teen
LITTLE SMARTY TESTED & APPROVED! Drumroll please…. Smarties, if you are in the market for a drum set – LOOK NO FURTHER! The Rock N’Roll It! Spec Drum not only comes with a set of headphones it promotes coordination and concentration. *Included: a rhythm book, instrument tracks, record-and-playback modes headphone, foot pedals and drumsticks. *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 6 years old – teen
LITTLE SMARTY TESTED & APPROVED! This toy is holds the “key” to musical success! Children are immediately drawn to this piano. This flexible keyboard spans 31″ across 49 keys, with a simple play by color songbook, built-on speaker, headphone jack, record-and-playback and lots of tones, from violin to clarinet. *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 7 – 10 years old
LITTLE SMARTY TESTED & APPROVED! Sweeten up your little Smarty’s holiday with their very own Chocolate factory. Think chocolate covered strawberries!!! This adorable little device is cool to the touch — yet creates enough heat to efficiently turn chips and chunks velvety smooth. *Included: molds, hand tools, dipping sticks and parchment sheets.
Ages 5- 10 years old
A cut above! Sharpen your little Smarty Food Prep skills with this “usually forbidden” knife set. All 3 have easy-grip handles and plastic blades with serrated edges. Comes with a guidebook that teaches safety tips, tips and more.*manufacturer note: this product REQUIRES PARENT SUPERVISION. This is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 5-10 years old
Your Little Smarty Chef in training needs his/her own chef jacket — Dress for Success! Playful Chef makes a premium Chef jacket featuring an 8 button design, with a brand embroidered back collar. Dress for success. *Machine washable. *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Squishables are cute giant balls of squish-y love. They’re soft, huggable, cuddly, and all-around awesome. They squish down a bit smaller, and they stretch a bit bigger. Spot wash ’em if they get dirty. Use ’em as a pillow. Throw them at people. We love these fluffy, puffy, super soft and cuddly squishable toys for the little Smarty in your household.
Ages 5 – 10 years old.
** LITTE SMARTY FAVORITE Dim the lights and get ready to be amazed! This powerful, transparent racecar EXPLODED with color as it zooms all over the tracks – lit by vibrant LED lights! Flexible snap tracks allows kids to be able design different courses. *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 8 years – teen
** SUPER COOL ALERT! A toy robot is super cool! But, this isn’t your typical toy robot. This one transforms into a fierce 10×10 race car using one button. Use the remote control or the voice activation feature to make the robot walk around or the car speed away in style. *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 5-12 years old
I am not sure who is going to love this more the Smarty Dad or your little Smarty? Tee off on a surface that’s like a pool table. *Promotes: hand-eye coordination using 2 carbon fiber clubs and 16 numbered golf balls, playing by “pool rules.” A big 78 x 57″ green mat creates a challenging course for solo practice or family fun. *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
**LITTLE SMARTY APPROVED Take it outside! Lunge, twist, dodge and grab with fellow ninjas as they try and snatch the ribbons from your wrists as you try to grab theirs. This colorful and active game includes: 12 wristbands and 18 colorful ribbons add up to active fun for up to 6 ninjas.
Ages 6 – 12 years old
Tikiri Fairytales Rubber Teethers
Ages birth – 3 years old
Born Sri Lanka, this brand is all about ethically sustainable production, eco-friendly materials and beautiful design. Made in 100% natural rubber, painted with soy-based inks and ready to travel into the mouth, the tub and beyond.
Ages 4 -7 years old.
**ANY TRUCK FROM THE BRUDER LINE IS SMARTY TESTED & APPROVED!! New Delivery! A fully functional replica set, including the Sprinter truck and its helpful driver. Pallets, jack and UPS boxes included. Work looks like play with all the moving parts. *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 3 to 6 years old
** MELISSA & DOUG MAKES THE BEST PRETEND PLAY FURNITURE! The detailed thought that went into this beautifully designed 4-in-1 center! It has it all, from kitchen to bathing to changing to nursery. Lots of moving parts for real, hands-on involvement.
Ages 3 – 7 years old
Adopt an outlook on life that is nurturing and welcoming, as your special child adopts Hope and Joy. Cuddly beanbag weighted babies come with lots of accessories, a fresh powder scent and an official Certificate of Adoption.
Ages 6 – 12 years old
Changing the world, one heart at a time! Each doll represents real girls from different places. The dolls stand 16″ tall, dressed in authentic-yet modern style. $1 from each sale goes to World Vision to help improve the lives of girls around the world. Collect them all. *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 3 – 10 years old
**LITTLE SMARTY APPROVED Dragons our on fire right now! So hot, that they usually sell out the minute they hit the shelf! You aren’t going to want to miss out on this one. Your little smarty will love to snuggle up with this plush prehistoric playmate! Stands about 16 ” tall, they have lights, sounds and lots of personality. It comes in two colors: Shreya (white) and Kazra (red) *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 3 – 10 years
$39.99 “Unicorn of the Sea” This beautiful, soft pink horned whale is a mix of whimsical and realistic. At 36″ long, it glows with soft light and communicates with sounds. *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 3 – 8 years old
32 piece set $49.99
100 piece set $119.99
LITTLE SMARTY APPROVED! According to Little Smarty Christopher, you can never have too many magnitiles! Math, science and pure creativity meet here. These translucent magnetic shapes attract on all sides, inviting builders to use their imaginations or follow the guided instructions. Builds sequencing, patterning and logic.
*manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 6 – 12 years old
~ Junior Classic 36-Piece Set $29.99
~ System Basic 30-Piece Set $24.99
Building blocks that flow with lights ramp up the experience! Whatever you build on the power base shines with light that’s solid, flashing or fading, with a 15-minute shut-off. Build different sculptural night light for every bedtime. *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 3- 8 years old
Building up and around! Different 3D shapes sticks together with magnets to make a multitude of creations come to life. Endless possibilities develop logical and spatial powers. *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 8 years to adult
LITTLE SMARTY APPROVED!!! “Block” out everything linear though about building! All 4 STAX shapes connect on all sides with strong magnets, making the most unusual structures possible. A magnetic base is the launch pad for your out-of-the-box sculptures. This toy comes in several colors. *manufacture note: Not for under 3 yrs. Chocking Hazard.
Ages 8 years old – teen
A fan favorite! Team CSP wants one — SO MUCH FUN!
Today, we are all about creating and savoring the moment. Kiipix is a “picture-perfect” blend of trendy and retro! Smarties, you can print photos from your smartphone!! Get your photos off your phone. This little device doesn’t require batteries and you don’t have to download an app. It is super easy, all you have to do is crop, modify and add filters, and then you are ready to print little keepsake photos. *Requires Fujifilm Instax Mini Film.
Save $5.00 Now $29.99 each
~ Glitter Rainbow Unicorn
~ Rose Gold Cat
The bells and whistles are easy to hear. Quality technology, with volume control, a microphone, a 3.5 mm jack and a long 4′ cord. Incredible sound, plus they’re so sparkly and stylish! *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 5 years – teen
Now this is awesome! You’ve got music anytime, anywhere. Play music from your device – any kind (not included) – and set it on top of this little travel-sized speaker system. It produces stereo sound with no cables, wires, Bluetooth or batteries required. Includes USB charger.*manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 8 years – teen
Become your own hero using a replica want modeled after your favorite character. As an extra bonus, use the free WOW! Stuff app to capture pictures you paint in the air with the light from the wand’s tip. *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 2- 10 years old
~ Izzy Owl $24.99
~ Ziggy Caticorn $29.99
Something about rainbows puts everyone in a magical mood. Both super fluffy friends are read y to befriend your little ray of sunshine. Big enough to hug, they share beautiful detailing, right down to Ziggy’s satin horn.
Ages 6 years – teen $39.99
Tic-Tac-Toe just got a makeover!
It’s brainier, a little more complex and a lot more elegant. Otrio is the perfect family addition! A beautiful crafted solid wood board ready to host your head-to-head strategy showdowns. 2-4 players. *manufacturer note: this product is not for children under 3 years. *choking hazard.
Ages 8 yrs- teen
Lego & Science combined!
LITTLE SMARTY APPROVED! A robot boxer, spin-o-vision, ghost mobile and flywheel cruiser seem to be more than “gadgets!” Kids follow the thrilling process of creating 11 machines that whirl, flip and spin! A 78 page idea book guides discovery and learning!*Manufacturer note: Not for under 3 yrs old. Choking hazard.
Ages 8 yrs old – teen
*SUPER COOL ALERT!
An interactive system, with 370+ snap-together parts. Follow plans to build 3 space inspired robots, or create your own! Navigating obstacles and picking up objects are programmed with Blockly code. Requires a compatible iOS or Android device. Power adapter included. *Manufacturer note: Not for under 3 years old. Choking hazard.
Ages 12 years old – teen
LITTLE SMARTY APPROVED!!! 12 Robots in 1! Forget the batteries. Kids will animate 12 forms of this beautiful beast, using solar power and hydraulic transmission! Learning about alternative energy activates imagination, whether building a T-Rex or a forklift.
Ages 8 years old – teen
A mighty little robot, totally packed with tech! Optical and proximity sensors, Bluetooth connection, LED lights, built-in speaker and SO MUCH MORE! Everything you need to get your little smarty on the road to coding. A multiple award winner! Includes micro USB Charger. *Manufacturer note: Not for under 3 years old. Choking hazard.
Ages 8 years old – teen
**SUPER COOL ALERT! It’s a marble-powered computer!
No longer is computer logic hidden in a chip! It is right here in front you. Learn code strategy in a fun, tangible way by building your own marble-powered computers. *Manufacturer note: Not for under 3 years old. Choking hazard.
Have a BLAST this holiday!
LITTLE SMARTY APPROVED! Ready, set, BLAST OFF!
Stomping on the launch pad, to send foam missiles straight up in the sky! Includes: 3 missiles that fit nicely into the base until the next countdown launch!
For all of your toy gift needs, head over to Toys & Co!
You can find Toys & Co at:
Cotswold Village Shops
Charlotte, NC – 704-365-7980
Mon-Sat 9a-9p, Sun 12p-6p
Make sure you check out all of our Gift Guides by Age:
Smarty Holiday Gift Guide: Tweens and Teens