Sometimes the best gifts come in the smallest packages. To show off this year’s top stocking stuffers, Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht dropped by WGN Chicago. Bigger isn’t ALWAYS better!


LittleKidsInc.MojiMiMoji Mi (Little Kids Inc.)

  • Moji Mi™ are “living emoticons” in the form of cute little characters that love to jibber jabber and will have you asking the question, “What does Moji say?!”
  • Mojis have their own silly language and love to chat with you – and each other – all day long.
  • Just tickle their hair to get the conversation going or cross the hairs of two Mojis and they will talk to each other.
  • Just like you, Mojis express feelings through unique sounds, all of which they communicate in their own fun way.
  • Sounds include happy, frazzled, grumpy, silly, startled, bored, and more.
  • When Moji Mi is bored they’ll fall asleep and even snore but give them a little jiggle and they’ll wake up and start chatting again.
  • No two Mojis sound alike! Moji Mi comes in four unique, colorful characters so kids can choose their personal favorite or collect them all for non-stop fun.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $9.99

Flying Ace Snoopy Lite Brix (Cra-Z-Art)CraZArt.FlyingAceSnoopyLiteBrix

  • Build a 3D construction Flying Ace Snoopy using the Cra-Z-Art Light Brix building system – create and build with lights!
  • Compatible with other brick systems.
  • Features Flying Ace Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Woodstock pose-able figures, LED light up dog house, stickers, brick blocks.
  • Ages: 3-7
  • MSRP: $19.99


Hexbug.AquabotJellyFishAquabot Jellyfish (Hexbug)

  • This smart fish features a vibrant inner glow and 15 pre-programmed swimming routines.
  • Watch as the Jellyfish uses its 18 tentacles and powerful ducted impeller motor to spin and swim gracefully as it explores its new home.
  • Want your Jellyfish to dive deeper? No problem! For the first time ever, users can adjust the HEXBUG Aquabot’s buoyancy (using adjustable weights in battery door) to give their pet customized swimming patterns.
  • To turn on your Jellyfish, simply drop it in water to activate its automatic on and off sensor. Waking up your Jellyfish is easier than ever! Thanks to its hi-tech sensors and our patent-pending technology, users can wake up their underwater friend in 3 different ways: simply run your fingers through the water, touch the Jellyfish, or tap on the side of your tank.
  • Done playing? After several minutes of swimming, the HEXBUG Aquabot will go into sleep mode to save battery life.
  • Now kids can truly experience the fun of having a pet fish collection, without the messy cleanup!
  • Gets kids excited about the science behind the robot.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $14.99

Shopkins Series 3 12-Pack (Moose Toys)Moose.Shopkins12Pack

  • The giant Shopkins Series Three 12-Pack gives you the chance to seriously pump up your Shopkins collection.
  • This 12-Pack even comes with a collector’s guide, so that you can see what Shopkins you have and what you still need to get.
  • Use the shopping basket and four bags to tote your cute collectible characters.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $11.99


Jazwares.TubeHeroesDeluxeGamingPackTube Heroes Deluxe Gaming Pack (Jazwares)

  • One of this year’s most anticipated new brands, Tube Heroes boasts a power-packed portfolio of cyber celebrities representing the best in online entertainment.
  • Nearly 40 YouTube superstars make up the initial Tube Heroes roster including Captain Sparklez, Sky, JeromeASF, AshleyMariee, Exploding TNT, AntVenom, CavemanFilms and more. Together, these stars share a combined visibility of more than 18 billion views and 83 million subscribers.
  • CaptainSparklez’ music videos and gaming adventures have made him a well-known star around the world, but few know he created his name when dared by a friend. This deluxe gaming pack includes four of your favorite 2.75″ Tube Heroes figures.
  • AshleyMarieeGaming is not only known for her fun gaming adventures, but also her cool, unique style! Her big hair has gained her the nickname “Poofy” from her fans.
  • JeromeASF may be a goofy and fun loving gamer, but don’t be mistaken. When it comes to a challenge, he lets his axe do the talking!
  • Vikkstar123 brings raw chicken everywhere he goes to give fellow gamers a firsthand lesson about the dangers of eating undercooked meat.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99

Disney Frozen and Marvel Earbuds (KidDesigns)KidDesigns.MarvelEarbud

  • Rock out to your favorite tunes with these KidDesigns iHome Marvel and Disney Frozen earbuds that offer sound-isolating technology to help block background noise.
  • The 6′ cord with an in-line volume control and microphone allow hands-free use.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $14.99


KahootzToys.MyLittlePonySpirographSetMy Little Pony Spirograph Design Set (Kahootz Toys)

  • Kids can create amazing spiral designs with the My Little Pony Spirograph collectible tin design set.
  • They can decorate Pony-themed greeting cards, notes, and pictures for themselves and their friends.
  • The set includes a 24-page My Little Pony stationery pad, a design guide, and Spirograph drawing set, including a My Little Pony Spirograph ring, six precision wheels, and three included pens.
  • The travel-friendly tin holds all the pieces for on-the-go fun.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $24.99

RiddleCube The Game (Educational Insights)EducationalInsights.RiddleCubeTheGame

  • Think outside the box as you race your way through this mind-bending, all-play game!
  • Draw a challenge card, then fold, twist, and stretch your RiddleCube to recreate the picture or word challenge depicted on the card.
  • The first player to complete five challenges wins.
  • This brain-boosting shape-shifting game of cube contortion is perfect for solo or competitive play.
  • Includes four RiddleCubes, 100 double-sided challenge cards, 60-second sand timer, and instructions.
  • For 1-4 players.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99


Hasbro.FryloRenPlayskool Mr. Potato Head Frylo Ren (Hasbro)

  • Get ready to mash up the fun Star Wars-style with Mr. Potato Head as Frylo Ren!
  • Like Kylo Ren in a galaxy far, far away, this tater is outfitted for the dark side from iconic black helmet to red lightsaber.
  • With additional classic pieces to mix in, young Jedi can make an imaginary galaxy’s worth of wacky tater blends!
  • Includes 1 potato body, 1 base, 4 costume pieces, and 7 accessories.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $19.99


Nano Falcon XS (Silverlit)Silverlit.NanoXS

  • Guiness World Records holder for the world’s smallest RC model helicopter.
  • Only 2.3 inches, this helicopter is easy to fly for any skill level.
  • It has a 3 channel control
  • Includes storage/carrying case, which converts to a landing pad.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $49.99

About the author

Christopher Braun

Christopher Braun

Christopher Braun is the editorial assistant at Adventure Publishing Group. He is a recent transplant from Ohio, and spends the bulk of his free time reading, running and exploring his new home in New York. When he’s not at home or in the office, he’s on a park bench somewhere, enjoying fresh air with his nose deep in a novel or magazine. With a lifelong interest in literature and art, Christopher loves any toy that helps kids share their creativity and imagination with family and friends. He thinks coloring books and crayons are necessary for a fulfilling life and no home is too small for a craft closet. To keep up with Christopher, follow him on Twitter @chrisjamesbraun.