Presenting 10 of our favorite toys on Amazon

By Christine Whitney
November 13, 2018 05:58 PM

They’ve made their wish lists well before Halloween, and it’s safe to say that no one is more excited about forthcoming holiday gifts than kids. And if Amazon’s best-selling toys are any indication (all signs point to “they are”), kids want something colorful with gigantic cartoon eyes and an element of mystery, like an L.O.L. Surprise! Doll, something noisy, battery-operated and interactive like a Fingerlings dinosaur figurine, or something vaguely gross, like the wildly popular Don’t Step in It game from Hasbro. There are also some more classic toys in the mix, such as the Scientific Explorer kit and a Monopoly game (the cheater’s edition, but still).

Here’s our edit of the top 10 toys under $20 to gift this holiday season.

L.O.L. Surprise Doll


Buy It! L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Series Doll with 7 Surprises, $9.99 (orig. $10.99);

Little Live Scruff-a-Luvs


Buy It! Little Live Scruff-a-Luvs — Pink, $17.72 (orig. $19.99);

Fingerlings T-Rex


Buy It!

Untamed T-Rex by Fingerlings — Scratch (Orange) — Interactive Collectible Dinosaur by WowWee, $14.84 (orig. $14.99);

Pomsies Plush Interactive Toy


Buy It! Pomsies Patches Plush Interactive Toys, $14.82 (orig. $14.99);

Don’t Step in It Game


Buy It! Don’t Step in It, $12.88 (orig. $19.99);



Buy It! Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Neon Nightglow 12-pack Egg Carton with Season 4 Hatchimals CollEGGtibles, $19.99;

Science Kit


Buy It! Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit, $15.42 (orig. $23.99);

Monopoly Game


Buy It! Hasbro Monopoly Game: Cheater’s Edition, $15.88 (orig. $19.99);

Hairdorables Doll


Buy It! Hairdorables Collectible Surprise Dolls and Accessories Series 1 $12.88 (orig. $14.99);

Playfoam Pals Surprise Eggs


Buy It! Educational Insights Playfoam Pals Wild Animals 2-Pack: Surprise Egg with Hidden Pal and Playfoam, $7.99;