Toy Insider Parent and Contributing Editor Charlene DeLoach joined CBS in Hartford to show off the hot holiday toys that are heavy on fun but light on the wallet. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best gifts of the holiday season, check out our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.


GOOGAMES

These handheld, pocket-size, sensory water games come in three styles: fruits, gems, and candies. They feature squishy buttons for tactile play and two removable backer cards, each with three challenge levels.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $9.99 EACH
  • Age:
  • 4+

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FINGERLINGS

These baby monkeys know when they're on kids' fingers. They feature glowing hearts, poseable tails, flocked hair, unique personalities, and more than 70 sounds and reactions. Collect four new characters: Charli, Leo, Ava, and Harmony.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $15
  • Age:
  • 5+

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ILY DIY 3-D STICKER MAKER AND REFILL PACKS

Create a new dimension of fun with 3-D stickers with the iLY DIY 3-D Sticker Maker! Kids can personalize 3-D Stickers with awesome sprinkles, glitter, and gem mix-ins! Decorate notebooks, journals, and cards with these creations! Perfect for sharing with friends! Includes one 3D sticker maker, 30 sticker blisters, 30 sticker backgrounds, 30 double-sided sticker…

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $14.99
  • Age:
  • 6+

GUND 12-DAY HOLIDAY ADVENT CALENDAR

This advent calendar brings the cozy to Christmas. It features 12 4-inch plush within an adorable toy store themed package.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $99.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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SKY VIPER HAND-CONTROLLED FORCE HOVER DRONE

Kids can fly the Force Hover Drone without a remote control. The drone's smart sensors detect its surroundings, so kids can toss it into the air and control it with their hand movements.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $22.99
  • Age:
  • 6+

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About the author

Bill Reese

Bill Reese

Bill Reese is Business Operations Manager at Adventure Media & Events, where he's worked since 2014. A former editor at Playbill and graduate of SUNY–Purchase, he spends most weekends rooting for the New York Red Bulls pro soccer team and making subway systems out of Brio trains with his little boy Jonah.

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