Children overwhelmingly want one thing for the holidays: toys. We looked at some of retail giant Target’s wonderful selection of the goods to bring you our top favorites to pick up today while the sales are going strong.
Whether your kid wants the high roller experience of a luxury ride-on toy or prefer the simplicity of a classic set of LEGOs, here are our favorites on sale today via the red bullseye headquarter’s website. Order now for the best holiday savings.
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Rollplay 6V Mercedes-Benz GL450 SUV Powered Ride-On - White
Waking up to see what Santa brought overnight is the best part of Christmas morning. If you really want to impress an adventurous kid, pick up a high-class Rollplay 6V Mercedes-Benz GL450 SUV Powered Ride-On toy so they can cruise the yard in style. Built for kids age 3 and above with a max weight of 77 pounds, it tops out at 2.5mph and has rubber traction strips to prevent slipping on any surface.
Disney Princess Royal Dress-up Set
The classic Disney princesses never go out of style, and today three of them can come home to you–interchangeable outfits included–for under $20.
Ariel, Belle, and Rapunzel come with three each of the following clothing items: dresses, skirts, tiaras, and pairs of shoes. Girly girls will delight in changing out their outfits and accessories, especially when paired with a streaming subscription to Disney+ (which we highly recommend here) so they can watch the beloved tales and more.
LEGO Friends Heartlake City Hospital Doctor Toy Building Kit 41394
Boys and girls age 6 and up will love this LEGO building set that lets them recreate real-life hospital scenarios and appreciate the value of caring for others, especially in a year when frontline medical workers have acted so heroically around the world.
Accessories include a buildable ambulance, X-ray scanner and a microscope, and they’ll learn as they help Dr. Maria and Emma care for Ethan following the simple instructions included to build a complete hospital that works with other sets to create a whole world of fun.
Nickelodeon Super Slime Surprise Kit by Cra-Z-Art
Goopy, gloppy, and downright hilarious: Slime is eternally fun and gross, and kids of all ages (yes, even the one reading this) can appreciate a kit that lets its user make so much of the stuff. And you won’t just be stuck with the traditional ooey gooey variety–there are beads, glitter, confetti, and other accessories available to mix in for the trendiest sliming experience available on the market. It’s just $12.99 today marked down from its usual $29.99, so grab a kit or two and get to slimin’.
Kinetic Sand 6lb Bag
Bigger is always better when it comes to wrapped up gifts on Christmas, and this monster-sized six-pound bag of moldable sand is sure to delight. Three bright colors–purple, green, and blue–arrive in this package and are ready to be used separately or mixed together for a cool effect. The sand sticks to itself but not the kids, meaning it’s a no-mess way to create larger than life figures with the mix that calls itself “98% sand, 2% magic.”
Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage Playset
Hot Wheels have been providing hours upon hours of kid entertainment for decades now, and this garage is the pièce de résistance in any avid collector’s playroom. The unit stores up to 140 cars, and a continuous motorized elevator can cart up to 23 of them at once for nonstop story-building fun. Save an amazing $80 off the original price by buying today.
Peppa Pig Fancy Family Home Playset
Peppa Pig is a much-beloved character for younger kiddies, and the lights and sounds of this amazing playset will brighten their day each time they pull out the three characters that come with it and explore the seven rooms of the home. Some of the activities to be found within include riding a cool skateboard, tapping out tunes a light-up piano, and listening to Peppe herself giggle when jumping into the “mud” puddle included.
FAO Schwarz Classic Motorized Train Set with Unique Train Cars - 30pc
It doesn’t get more Christmas-appropriate than a classic FAO Schwarz train. This 30-piece set has four unique train cars that go clockwise and counter clockwise with realistic sound effects, light-up lamps, and a “joyful holiday theme.” Reviews suggest placing it under the tree for maximum vintage Christmas vibes–just make sure to grab a six pack of AA batteries to make sure you’re not left high and dry halfway through shredding open gifts.