Hottest toys to get your kids for Christmas 2017

Here's our list of the hot toys that are in for 2017.


NSFW    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — The holidays are upon us, and with it the inevitable rush to go gift-shopping for some lucky little rascals.

If you haven't been paying attention to what's hot and what's not in the world of toys this Christmas, you're in luck — because we have. Sort of.

According to the Washington Post, this year's hottest stocking stuffers are the LOL Surprise dolls, which are mini dolls with accessories encased in little balls of unnecessary packaging. LOL stands for Lil Outrageous Littles, in case you were curious.

There's also the LOL Big Surprise, which is a giant plastic dome filled with 50 balls, but we recommend that only if you're feeling extra-generous AND don't mind going on a nationwide scavenger hunt to get one — because those things are sold out.

Kids last year went gaga over Hatchimals, those freaky-looking interactive stuffed animals that you hatch out of an egg. Unsurprisingly, the little buggers are back on the list, and this year you get to hatch twin stuffed animals. Freaky but fun.

There's also more interactive pet options this year, so if your Christmas wish is to get a monkey, a tiger, or a unicorn, Fingerlings and Hasbro have you covered.

For bigger kids, it's best to ditch the cutesy toys and bring out the big guns. Literally. Laser X is all the rage, because who needs regular tag when you can play laser tag? Other less cool boys' toys include nerf guns and the always-popular lego.

Word of advice though: you might wanna get your shopping done soon, because these hot toys are flying off the shelves faster than you can say Santa.

If you get really desperate, there's always eBay and Amazon. Just be prepared to fork over a ridiculous amount of money, because capitalism.
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