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It's not too early to start thinking about the holidays! 9 hot toys to buy now

by Jordan Muto / / Source: TODAY

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It's hard to believe that Christmas is just a few months away! It's certainly not too early to start thinking about what you'll be getting the kiddos on your list this year.

Here to help make the holiday shopping a breeze and share what will be some of the most popular toys this year is Laurie Schacht of Toy Insider Mom. Here's to the happiest time of year being right around the corner!

TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy! Just so you know, TODAY does have affiliate relationships. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue.

LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart, $37, Amazon

Scoop and Learn Ice Cream

This adorable ice cream cart will be a hit with little ones. Kids can have fun making their own delicious looking creations.

Dynacraft 6v Plush Unicorn Rideon, $150, Walmart


Move over classic rocking horse, it's all about the unicorn! This unicorn makes sounds and lights up for lots of fun.

TODAY Note: This toy isn't available until October! In the meantime, Wayfair is selling a Ride-On Unicorn by Vroom Rider for $219 (40% off!) and Target has a Disney Princess Pony rocker for $60.

Just Play PJ Masks Rival Racers Track Playset, $40, Amazon


This toy is based on the television series "PJ Masks." It includes heroes from the show as well vehicles, making it the ultimate gift for kids who like the adventures on the show.

Baby Alive Sweet Tears Baby, $50, Amazon

Baby Alive

Kids will love playing doctor to this adorable doll who does everything from getting a stuffy nose to crying.

Fisher-Price Bouncetastic Inflatable Bouncer, $69, Amazon

Fisher-Price Bouncer

This bouncer will also help teach kids their colors.

WowWee Fingerlings, $15, Target


This adorable finger monkey makes sounds, blinks and turns it head. The fun starts as soon as it grips around your fingertip. They are currently sold out online, but check your local store.

Real Cooking Princess Cakes Deluxe Baking Set, $30, Amazon

Baking Classes

For that kid on your list who is obsessed with princesses and baking, this brings their two favorite things into one. They can make gorgeous princess cakes in a flash.

VRSE Jurassic World Virtual Reality Set, $70, Amazon


Virtual reality games are a hot trend for the holidays and this set is a must for the kid who can't stop watching the "Jurassic Park" movies.

littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit, $100, Amazon


Kids can build their own R2-D2 with this kit, and once it's built, they can teach it tricks and take it on missions.

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