It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And for those of us with kiddos at home – or grandkids, picking out the perfect presents can be a challenge.
With a few exceptions, trends and the popularity of toys tend to change from year to year. And much like clothing fashions, old favorites suddenly come back into style, in a manner of speaking. This means that parents, grandparents, and others may find the experience of determining the best toys, games, and stocking stuffers a bit overwhelming.
So, with that in mind, the Fundemoniacs here at Fundemonium have put their collective fun geniuses together to come up with our Top Toys Of 2022!
Toys, Toys, and More Toys! The Highlights of Kid’s Christmas
Among the top toys of 2022 here at Fundemonium, we’ve come up with this brief list to help get you started on your perfect gift holiday shopping adventure.
Foam Plane Glider
Some toys never get old. And model gliders are probably among some of the oldest “toys” that kids of all ages have played with since long before the Wright Brothers. Many adults remember playing with Guillows balsa stick gliders, and we have those! But today, the construction and materials are futuristic and hi-tech. The LED Sky Glider is an almost indestructible glider with three light settings for the LED lights that run on top of the fuselage.
Stress balls and fidget toys have taken the world by storm the last few years, but the one that seems to keep squishing its way to the top of the heap is the fun “stress ball” – the NeeDoh® Ball. With a wide variety of styles, colors, and textures, the only challenge will be deciding which ones to choose.
Squishable Plush Toys
Adorable Squishable plush dolls make the perfect soft friend for hugging on cold winter nights. Squishables come in many sizes and figures to suit anyone’s fancy. Not only are they plush, huggable, and cute, they’re irresistibly squishable.
Okay, full disclosure: you can seldom go wrong with an RC car. And thanks to the Turbo Twister, even the littlest kiddos can drive a cool, radio control stunt car! Kids don’t need to know anything about driving an RC car, every lever and button they push does something cool. With a 360-degree rotating front axle, LED lights that change color, and translucent tires and wheels that light up, this car screams FUN!
If it’s not gliding or rolling, it must fly high and fast! And the Stomp Rocket is just the thing for high-flying fun. These foam-tipped, air-powered ultra-rockets fly up to 200 feet in the air. And all they need for an exciting launch is a big stomp from a big kid. And, for the little kiddos, a Jr. Glow Rocket kit will send glow-in-the-dark rockets flying up to 100 feet in the air.
RC-Pro 1/18 Scale Buggies
The really nice kids on Santa’s list might deserve a full hobby-grade RC car. These small 1/18 scale radio-controlled buggies and trucks have been a favorite gift for many years. Their small size makes them perfect for racing in the driveway, backyard, or even the garage. They pack BIG FUN into a small package with speeds near 20 miles per hour, LED lights, scale looks, and repair parts to keep them running for months, or even years, after the holidays.
It’s Time for Christmas Shopping, and the Game is Afoot!
Kids love to play. And when they’re not playing with toys, they love to play with games. Here are some of our top hot picks for games for 2022.
A magnetic tabletop game for all ages, Klask is a fast-paced game that is almost foosball, almost air hockey, and definitely a ton of fun.
Described as “the original strategy board game,” Catan continues to be one of the top-selling games since its beginnings over 25 years ago. A multiplayer board game with the players filling the roles of settlers, each trying to build holdings while trading and getting resources. And remember to check out the additional expansion packs.
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride is a popular, fast-paced, strategic board game for two to five players. The game is one of empire building – in this case, a railroad empire – and in every game, players must compete for train cards, allowing them to run their trains between iconic American cities. And for a change of scenery, you can also opt for the Ticket to Ride: Europe board game.
If you are interested in Dungeons & Dragons but don’t have the time to create a character and participate in a campaign, you should try the simplified board game version of Dungeon! In Dungeon! Participants choose to play the role of a Fighter, Rogue, Cleric, or Wizard as they search for a lost treasure in a dungeon filled with monsters. The goal is to be the first player to collect enough treasure and escape the dungeon alive!
Looking for a popular stacking game that’s perfect for the younger set? You cannot go wrong with the fun, easy-to-play matching, stacking game CLACK! Players just spread out the magnetic discs, roll the dice, and try to match the picture and the color as fast as they can! Make a match, grab a disc, and “clack” it to build a stack.
Few Things Say Christmas for Kids Like Christmas Stockings
Of course, after making sure there are no lumps of coal in their stocking, most kids start searching for the candy and other goodies that often show up there. But stockings are also a great place to find more presents, albeit smaller and easy to stuff into them.
Here’s a short selection of great stocking stuffers for the precious ones on your list:
- Spin Copter with Lightning Launcher
This updated version of the classic spinning toy features bright colors and a bright light in the base.
- Metal Jax Set
Another childhood classic that never goes “out of style,” this set comes with ten one-inch metal jacks and one multi-colored, hi-bounce ball.
- Diving Sub Toy
Not a few fathers (and grandfathers) will remember the bath time fun spent with one of these 1950s toys. Powered by baking powder, this miniature military submarine surfaces, and dives on its own.
- Silly Putty
Has it really been over 70 years? Having provided hours of fun for generations of kids since 1950, the Crayola Original Silly Putty still comes in a red, plastic egg and still stretches like taffy and bounces like rubber!
- Balloon Powered Car
One of the first “alternative energy” vehicles, this classic wooden car with wooden wheels runs on pure air! And it runs fast.
- Pokémon Boosters
2021 was the 25th anniversary of Pokémon and the collectible card game is still hotter than ever. Booster packs of cards are the perfect size for a Pokémon collector as well as accessories like card sleeves and Pokéballs.
New and old, the top toys of 2022 are not only fun to play with but also fun to shop for when you make it a point to come to Fundemonium.
Fundemonium is Your Sonoma County Destination for the Top Toys of 2022
You’ll discover hundreds of popular and fun indoor and outdoor toys for the holidays at Fundemonium. Whether it’s one of the top toys of 2022 or enduring classics like LEGO® sets, we have just what you need to put huge smiles on the faces of your kiddos this Christmas.
Fundemonium is more than a store – it’s a fun family experience where families and friends can meet and experience a wide variety of great toys, crafts, games, and indoor events. And Fundemonium is also a safe and friendly place where adults and children of all ages can always enjoy creative fun.
That’s because, along with our great selection of creative and fun toys, we also have tons of games, kits, and hobby products for kids of all ages.
And you can be sure that our friendly and knowledgeable assistants, a.k.a. Fundemoniacs, always make it their business to help you have fun.
Just give us a call during our business hours if you’d like to speak directly with one of our Fundemoniacs.