Christmas 2017: 11 gifts your kids will ask Santa for this season

  • Kelly Sundstrom
  • For the AJC
3:50 p.m Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 Atlanta Events

Some of the trendiest toys for 2017 might surprise you. As a parent, you might look at a few of these toys and wonder why they're such a big deal. 

Although the top gifts for kids this year might seem very different from the classic toys you grew up with, your children will shriek with glee finding a few of them underneath the tree on Christmas morning.

As you finish up your holiday shopping, take a look at 11 of the must-have gifts for kids this holiday season.

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Orbeez Magic Chef Set

Orbeez Magic Chef Set

Why: With the Orbeez Magic Chef, your kids can create their own pretend culinary masterpieces using an innovative superfine crush compound that makes the food look extremely realistic. From sushi to ice cream, you'll have to be careful not to take a bite out of your child's creation.

Age: 5 and up

Cost: $29.99

Cozmo

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Cozmo

Why: One of the most complex robot companions on the market, Cozmo is more than just a supercomputer -- he's a playful sidekick that can recognize your face, play games, identify you by name and react to your movements.

Age: 8 and up

Cost: $149.99

Worry Eating Plush Pals

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Worry Eating Plush Pals

Why: Give your children peace of mind this Christmas with a Worry Eating Plush Pal. This soft and cuddly doll has a special zippered compartment on its mouth where your little ones can feed all their worries and fears.

Age: 3 and up

Cost: $23

Power Wheels Wild Thing

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Power Wheels Wild Thing

Why: Let's face it, even adults want to give this ride a go. Unfortunately for all you moms and dads out there, this one's strictly for kids ages 5-10. With dual joysticks, 360-degree spinning, multi-terrain tires and a max speed of 5 miles per hour, this ride-on toy will surely earn you a few brownie points.

Age: 5-10

Cost: $279.99

Star Wars Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder

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Star Wars Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder

Why: Give pint-sized Star Wars fans a gift to remember with a ride-on Landspeeder from Radio Flyer. This highly detailed and film-accurate vehicle has a top speed of 5 miles per hour, features real movie sounds and an interactive dashboard and seats two riders at a time.

Age: 4 and up

Cost: $299.99

Hatchimals Surprise Twin

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Hatchimals Surprise Twin

Why: After children tend and care for this magical egg, a special furry friend hatches out of it. In this case, it's twins. Once hatched, your kids can watch the connection between the twin Hatchimals as they share jokes, dance together and more.

Age: 5 and up

Cost: $69.99

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox Building and Coding Kit

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LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox Building and Coding Kit

Why: Encourage LEGO fanatics to take their hobby to a new level with this versatile and complex building system. With 874 pieces, your kids can construct five multi-functional robots that they control using coding blocks on a compatible device.

Age: 7-12 years old

Cost: $159.95

WowWee Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey

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WowWee Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey

Why: Children absolutely love this little interactive monkey, which can respond to sounds, movement and touch. Not only will the Fingerlings Baby Monkey hang on to your child's finger, but can also hang upside down by its tail, responsively blow kisses, blink its eyes, babble and turn its head.

Age: 5 and up

Cost: $47.90

L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise

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L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise

Why: Children love surprises, especially when they come in a large ball. Each L.O.L. Big Surprise contains one of 50 different limited-edition dolls and accessories inside, which can really add an element of excitement on Christmas day.

Age: 6 and up

Cost: $69.99

My Geek Box Kids' Box Subscription

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My Geek Box Kids' Box Subscription

Why: Celebrate geekiness with a gift that keeps on giving. The My Geek Box Kids' Box Subscription delivers a monthly box containing a selection of thrilling and geeky gifts, including gear, toys, puzzles, plush and more.

Age: 5 and up

Cost: $22.99

Star Wars Furbacca

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Star Wars Furbacca

Why: Your children will love interacting with this Chewbacca-inspired Furby, which reacts to touch and motion and features a special Furbacca app and Star Wars Furby Furblings.

Age: 6 and up

Cost: $59.09

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