In case you didn’t know, it’s never too early to start your holiday shopping, especially since we’ve just received the list for Target’s top toys for 2018. The retailer announced its top 25 toy picks for the season from a whopping 2,500 total new and exclusive collections of toys it plans to carry for the holidays.

Here are some of our favorites that are bound to be hot, and a word to the wise: don’t wait, because come December we predict they’ll be hard to find!

L.O.L. Bigger Surprise


Each L.O.L Bigger Surprise case comes with 60 never-before-seen surprises and includes a limited-edition doll, little sister and pet. (Available Sep. 25; $90.)

Fingerlings HUGS

Hug and snuggle the newest Fingerlings HUGS ($30) this holiday. They return kisses and can record messages, too! 

PAW Patrol Ultimate Fire Truck

Fight off fires big and small with Marshall in his ultimate PAW Patrol fire truck ($60) that comes with a 2-foot ladder! 

Barbie Dreamhouse

Three stories, eight rooms and endless hours of play with the newly revamped Barbie Dreamhouse ($180).

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Grocery Store

Shop and check out like the real deal with Melissa & Doug's Deluxe Grocery Store, a Target exclusive. (Available soon; MSRP to be announced.)


Perfect for family fun night, this foldable SkeeBall game with a wooden base ($35) comes with five balls and is great for taking fun on-the-go. 

Transforming Princess Knight Nella

This Nella the Princess Knight doll ($35) transforms before your eyes with the simple push of a button. She also sings her theme song and has several phrases that will take your little hero on plenty of adventures. 

Party Pop Teenies Mega Party Surprise Set

Get your party on with this 50+ piece Party Pop Teenies Target exclusive ($40) that comes with tons of party poppers with special surprises. 

Hot Wheels Ultimate Gator Car Wash

Keep your kid's Hot Wheels collection squeaky clean with the Ultimate Gator Car Wash. (Available soon; estimated MSRP $70.)

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus

Let your little Mozart create their own musical stylings with the Rocktopus ($56) that comes with 15 instrument pods and three ways to play.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes App-Controlled Batmobile

This build-it-yourself LEGO Batmobile ($100) comes with two bluetooth-powered batteries, four-wheel drive and two stud shooters––perfect for Batman to take on the forces evil and win. 

Tic Tac Tongue

In the game of Tic Tac Tongue ($18), you're the lizard who wants to knock down the most insects with your lizard mask and tongue. 

Crate Creatures Giant Creature Croak

Get the newest and grossest Crate Creature this holiday with the release of Croak, the newest monster on the block with 45+ sounds and noises. (Available soon; estimated MSRP $40.)

furReal Rock-A-Too The Show Bird

With 50+ sound and motion combos, there's no end to singing, dancing and telling jokes with Rock-A-Too ($80).

Fisher-Price Imaginext Jurassic World Jurassic Rex

Save Jurassic Park by wrangling the Jurassic World Jurassic Rex ($100)—complete with light-up eyes and glowing red mouth—back into her enclosure. This interactive toy comes with 20 pieces and tons of dino fun.

––Karly Wood

All photos: Courtesy of Target



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