For many of us, the holiday season means shopping for kids — sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, and siblings. From stuffed animals to LEGOs, every year brings with it a host of new variations on popular toys and games that kids are wishing for.
If you’re short on time as the end of the year fast approaches, Day Three of Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals event is the perfect opportunity to order this year’s most wished for toys and games at a discount.
Here are our top picks to add to your cart. Keep an eye out for editor’s notes flagging special deals and pricing info.
America chose this ship-to-land toy as 2018’s vehicle category in the Toy of the Year awards. It easily transforms from sea to landcraft with just a slide of the bridge. It includes a moving crane for rescue missions, an ATV, and a helipad on the back. The PAW Patrol can hold three vehicles, including a separately sold helicopter. Your fun is limited to land, though, as this is not a water toy.
Editor’s note: Don’t miss the chance to put this unique gift under the tree this year for only $34.88 – a savings of more than $25.
Like the post office, this truck goes in snow, rain, and sunny weather, thanks to waterproof electronics. Traxxas vehicles boast more than 900 horsepower racing engines and rear-wheel drive. They’re built to leap and travel over any terrain.
Editor’s note: Save $16 on this one-of-a-kind toy during Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals. It’s only $229.95.
If you grew up with Mr. Potato Head, you’ll probably want to pass it on to the little ones in your life. This set comes with more than 45 accessory pieces, including two regular potato bodies, two small potato bodies, and plenty of pieces to mix and match.
Editor’s note: This is your chance to save nearly half on Mr. Potato Head, with the special deal price of only $38.68.
Everyone wants a smartwatch this holiday season, including the children on your list. This interactive watch from VTech includes activities and games, and it even can take and store both photos and videos.
Editor’s note: Get this smartwatch for kids for only $54.99 – 15 percent off regular price.
If you’re looking for a gift that will be a huge hit on Christmas morning, try a top-of-the-line drone. The Phantom 4 PRO is equipped with an onboard camera and five directions of obstacle sensing. Titanium alloy and magnesium alloy construction helps it withstand all of its adventures.
Editor’s note: Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals brings this drone to you for $1,065.00 – $434 off its regular price.
Hatchimals are back, stronger than ever, this Christmas, and the Hatchimals Mystery brings a new twist. You’ll have no idea who is inside the egg until it hatches. But whether it’s Bunwee, Pandor, Hedgyhen, or Elefly, you’ll enjoy the upgraded version with thick, patterned fur and expandable wings.
Editor’s note: Enjoy more than $20 off this mystery Hatchimals for a total of only $39.97.
Nerf’s toys have come a long way in recent years, and this version includes 100 rounds of ammunition. You can launch rounds at a velocity of 100 feet per second. Buy more than one for hours of competitive play.
Editor’s note: At 11 percent off, it’s a great time to buy a couple of these blasters. You’ll pay only $88.78.
Blast off with this impressively detailed rocket made from LEGO bricks. It includes three removable rocket stages and three stands to put it on display when it’s not in use.
Editor’s note: You’ll get this Lego building kit for only $119.99 in its frustration-free packaging version, which is more than $13 less than the same item with standard packaging.
* Prices and links reflect best deals at the time of publication.