It’s hard to keep up with the state of girl toys these days. Although Barbies are, and will always be a solid staple, the girl’s toy aisle is rapidly evolving. Toys popular among boys for years are now being targeted towards girls with brands such as Nerf, LEGO, and Star Wars broadening their product lines. On top of these new trends in the last few years have also seen many upstart toy lines grow into some of the most gotta have it girl toys this year. To help keep up with all these toys we’ve compiled a list of what we think are 10 great girl toys for 2018.
Best for: Girls age 4 – 11
If you can find them, LOL Surprise Dolls are one easily of the most in demand toys this year. Problem is they have a habit of selling out as these toys are HOT! Each LOL ball is filled with secret compartments that are unwrapped in layers to reveal accessories, outfits and eventually the mystery doll inside. Girls love the surprise of opening the toys up to see who is waiting for them inside!
Best For: Girls aged 5 – 15
One of the hottest toys this past holiday season, WowWee Fingerlings are taking over playtime. WowWees are small interactive monkeys that love to grab onto things and respond to sound motion and touch. And when they talk and move their cuteness goes off the charts!
Best For: Girls ages 5 – 10
Shopkins are small collectible and super figurines based on everyday objects. Shopkins have been around for a few years now and are just as popular as when they first came out. They come in a variety of themes and packages but one thing the toys have in common are “blind bags” in each box that contain a mystery and sometimes super rare figure. Watch out as these adorable little figures are some great girl toys for 2018!
Best for: Girls age 5 – 12
Last Christmas these out of stock toy sensations were all the rage. And they are still as popular now as they’ve ever been. Hatchimals are lovable and furry animals that need to be hatched out of their egg to reveal the surprise animal inside. (Surprise toys are big this year) Once hatched these lovable friends can be taught to play, walk, talk and even play games! Batteries included. 🙂
Best For: Girls ages 5 -15
One of the most popular girl toys for 2018 are the Little Live Pets. These adorable and realistic looking pets love to be cuddled and respond just like real animals do with a happy wag of their tail or a soft purr. Feed them. Pet them. Comb them. Your little one will be sure to love them!
Best for: Girls ages 7 – 12
LEGOs just aren’t for boys anymore. LEGOs have made huge headway into the girls toy aisle with many Disney themed sets like Rapunzel’s Best Day Ever. With them, girls can recreate their favorite movie moments or create new ones of their own! Also available are LEGO Elves for fantasy fun and LEGO Friends for dollhouse themed adventures!
Best For: Girls ages 8 – 17
Fukifilm’s Instax Mini line of camera has become popular among teens as an alternative to taking selfies on a phone. Why? Because this camera produces credit card sized Polaroid photos that are perfect to share at parties and with friends quickly and easily. And who doesn’t like to shake it like a Polaroid picture?
Best For: Girls aged 4 – 14
With a new Star Wars movie coming out seemingly annually these days it’s hard to ignore the avalanche of new Star Wars toys in stores. But this year Star Wars is breaking new barriers with the introduction of the Forces of Destiny line of dolls for girls. Like a jedi Barbie, each doll highlights one of the strong female heroes in the films and comes with adventure accessories and fun outfits.
Best For: Girls ages 3 – 14
Kids always have, and always will love Play-Doh! The Magical Oven lets children pretend to bake all their favorite treats with 6 colorful containers of Play-Doh, and all the plates, knives, trays, molds and cookie cutters they’ll need to be there own cake boss.
Best For: Girls aged 8 – 16
Thanks to books and movies like the Hunger Games, girls are more eager than ever to get into fun filled dart shootouts with their friends and little brothers! The Nerf Rapid Red Blaster is battery powered to provide high speed and accurate fire with 12 safe foam darts combined with stylish good looks and accuracy.