Consider these winners of our annual Best Toy awards, as chosen by 70 kid testers and their parents, the top toys for Christmas 2018.


Tis' the season for celebrating the best toys of the year! For our annual guide to delighting the little ones in your life, we went right to the source.

We rounded up hundreds of toys and put them in a room with 70 kids and their parents. Then we sat back, and watched the fun ensue. From the toys that garnered the most squeals of delight to the most inspiring STEM toys for little brains, we're proud to present Parents' Best Toys of 2018 for every age group: baby, toddler, preschooler and kids ages 5+.

Let the holiday shopping begin!

Best Baby and Toddler Toys 2018

red slugbug radio flyer busy buggy automobile for toddlers
Credit: Jeffrey Westbrook

Best Toys for Preschoolers 2018

Think & Learn Rocktopus Music Explorer
Credit: Jeffrey Westbrook

Best Toys for Big Kids 2018

multicolored pack of slime
Credit: Jeffrey Westbrook