The Top Toys of 2017
Friendship bracelets—plus anklets, headbands, bookmarks and more—get a tech upgrade with this app-enabled weaving machine. Kids custom-design or choose a pattern on the app, then weave their creations with the Digiloom machine.
Watch this video to see how it works.
$50, ages 8+
Smooshy Mushy Pets (Redwood Ventures)
Mini, scented and slow-rising (post-squeeze) cute collectibles that come with a bestie for double the squish. Pet is pre-wrapped with its pal to bump up the surprise factor!
$10, ages 5+
Exit: The Game (Thames & Kosmos)
Experience escape room games without leaving home! Every version—the Pharaoh’s Tomb, the Secret Lab and the Abandoned Cabin (each sold separately)—includes a detailed story to test players’ reasoning while fostering teamwork.
$15, ages 12+
Who’s the Dude? (Identity Games)
Charades gets bro-ified with the addition of the life-size inflatable Dude. Players pick a card, then partner with the doll to act out the assigned scenario.
$25, ages 16+
The Original Fidget Cube by Antsy Labs (ZURU)
This stocking stuffer puts a new spin on the popular plaything with buttons, dials and switches. Even sweeter: The six-sided cube fits in the palm of your hand as you push, press and fidget away.
$13, ages 3+