It won't be long now before it all begins again.  Christmas shopping, that is. If you have kids and you aren't familiar with Doc McStuffins or Air Hogs, or you've never heard of Battoborg or Hexburg Nano, you will be soon.

Each year experts at The Toy Insider name the top 20 kids' items for the holiday season.

This year's list is out and here are a few of the top toys for each age category up to 9+.  I've included links to all. Happy shopping!




For ages 0-2:













1. Big Hugs Elmo

2. Go! Go! Smart Wheels Construction Playset

3. Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car

4. Twilight Turtle Tunes




For ages 3-5:













1. Despicable Me 2 Talking Minion Dave & Stuart

2. Doc McStuffins Get Better Checkup Center

3. Hexbug Nano V2 Black Hole

4. LeapPad Ultra

5. Sofia the First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends

6. Wing Control Dusty Crophopper R/C Plane




For ages 6-8:













1. Battroborg

2. Blingles Glimmer Glam Styler

3. Disney Infinity

4. Flutterbye Fairies

5. Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'N Play Super Star Stage

6. Skylanders Swap Force




For ages 9 and up:













1. Air Hogs Elite Helix X4 Stunt

2. Draw Something Party Game

3. Kurio Touch 4s

4. Lego Chima Cragger's Command Ship