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The 2018 Holiday Wish Guide™ is Here...

THE ROCK FATHER™ is back with another edition of his annual Holiday Wish Guide™  - one of the premiere sources for gift inspiration during the festive season. Kid-focused, but including ideas for the entire family (grownups, too), THE ROCK FATHER and his little elves have been hand-picking a selection of items, each grouped by category. There's some of 2018's Hot Holiday Toys, but also some off-the-radar picks, too, along with a pop culture-heavy assortment of gifts for the older kids (adults) as well. What's even more unique is that the Wish Guide will be both branching, and evolving. Check back early and often, as there will be new items and expanded features added up until Xmas! Plus, we'll be giving you a chance to WIN select items from the Holiday Wish Guide!

Looking for 2018 Holiday Music and Movies? Click here to check out the Ultimate Guide!

All featured items were editorially chosen, though in some cases fees have been provided for consideration. As THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine is an advertiser-supported website, affiliate links to external retailers support operations through a small percentage of sales.

Seasonal Cheer:
All
Holiday Fun
Advent Calendars
Zak Designs
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Drinkware
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Drinkware
Reindeer in Here
Reindeer in Here
Reindeer in Here
Funko
Marvel Holiday Pops!
Marvel Holiday Pops!
Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments
Disney "Partners"
Disney "Partners"
All You Want for Christmas...
Mariah Carey Christmas Pop!
Mariah Carey Christmas Pop!
Funko
Star Wars Holiday Pops!
Star Wars Holiday Pops!
Funko
Grinch Pop! Vinyls
Grinch Pop! Vinyls
Funko
DIE HARD Pop Vinyls
DIE HARD Pop Vinyls
Funko
Nutcracker and the Four Realms Pops!
Nutcracker and the Four Realms Pops!
Funko
Spongebob Squarepants Holiday Pops!
Spongebob Squarepants Holiday Pops!
Funko
Mr. Hankey Pop! Vinyl
Mr. Hankey Pop! Vinyl
Zak Designs
Christmas Story Drinkware
Christmas Story Drinkware
PLAYMOBIL
Christmas Post Office Advent Calendar
Christmas Post Office Advent Calendar
CRAYOLA
Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar
Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar
MATTEL
2018 Hot Wheels Advent Calendar
2018 Hot Wheels Advent Calendar
PLAYMOBIL
Horse Farm Advent Calendar
Horse Farm Advent Calendar
Schleich
Farm World 2018 Advent Calendar
Farm World 2018 Advent Calendar
LEGO Group
LEGO City Advent Calendar
LEGO City Advent Calendar
LEGO Group
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar
LEGO Group
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
Imagine & Create:
All
Imagine
Create
Explore
Outdoors
Kangaroo Manufacturing
Pop-Oh-Ver Kitchen Sets
Pop-Oh-Ver Kitchen Sets
e3
Sharingland Play Houses
Sharingland Play Houses
Spin Master
Cool Maker Kumi Kreator
Cool Maker Kumi Kreator
Crayola
Color Chemistry Lab
Color Chemistry Lab
Crayola
Crayon Melter
Crayon Melter
E-Blox, Inc.
E-Blox Story Sets
E-Blox Story Sets
Little Tikes
STEM Jr. Wonder Lab
STEM Jr. Wonder Lab
The Young Scientists Club
Young Scientists Club Kits
Young Scientists Club Kits
Playmonster
Super Spinner
Super Spinner
The Simplay3 Company
All
Made in America
The Simplay3 Company
My Buddy and Me SUV
My Buddy and Me SUV
The Simplay3 Company
Garden View Cottage
Garden View Cottage
The Simplay3 Company
Trail Master 2-Seat Wagon
Trail Master 2-Seat Wagon
Read the Story...
American Made, Veteran Owned.
American Made, Veteran Owned.
The Simplay3 Company
Carry & Go Track Table
Carry & Go Track Table
The Simplay3 Company
Neighborhood Sharing Library
Neighborhood Sharing Library
New Friends:
All
From Cute to Unusual
IMC Toys
Cry Babies Dolls
Cry Babies Dolls
Little Tikes
Kingdom Builders
Kingdom Builders
Selma's Dolls, LLC
Selma's Dolls
Selma's Dolls
Just Play
Hairdorables
Hairdorables
Zuru Toys
Rainbocorn Sequin Surprise
Rainbocorn Sequin Surprise
Spin Master
Fugglers
Fugglers
Mattel
Lil Gleemerz
Lil Gleemerz
Moose Toys
Sruff-A-Luvs
Sruff-A-Luvs
MGA Entertainment
Crate Creatures Surprise
Crate Creatures Surprise
Skyrocket
Pomsies
Pomsies
Jay At Play
Boxy Girls
Boxy Girls
Rock Father Rides:
All
Modern Classics
Fresh & New
Hollywood
Mattel
Hot Wheels Ultimate Gator Car Wash Playset
Hot Wheels Ultimate Gator Car Wash Playset
Mattel
Barbie Care Clinic
Barbie Care Clinic
Hess Corporation
Hess Toy Truck
Hess Toy Truck
Fisher-Price
Thomas & Friends Super Station
Thomas & Friends Super Station
Mattel
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks
Playmonster
Automoblox
Automoblox
Simplay3
Carry & Go Track Table
Carry & Go Track Table
LEGO Group
LEGO Friends Racing
LEGO Friends Racing
Hasbro
NERF Nitro
NERF Nitro
Skullduggery
Max Flexx RC
Max Flexx RC
Jada Toys
MARVEL Hollywood Rides
MARVEL Hollywood Rides

The Rock Father x Entertainment Earth

Retro Gaming
All
The Arcade
Icons Return
Even More
Tastemakers, LLC
Arcade1up
Arcade1up
Basic Fun!
Arcade Classics
Arcade Classics
Super Impulse
Tiny Arcade
Tiny Arcade
Nintendo of America
NES Classic Edition
NES Classic Edition
Sony
Playstation Classic
Playstation Classic
Nintendo of America
SNES Classic Edition
SNES Classic Edition
Retro Games, Ltd.
The C64 Mini
The C64 Mini
Sponsored
GameStop Holiday Hub
GameStop Holiday Hub
Family Game Night
All
Kids & Family
For Grownups
Not Parent Approved, LLC
Not Parent Approved
Not Parent Approved
Hasbro Gaming
MONOPOLY: Fortnite Edition
MONOPOLY: Fortnite Edition
Hasbro
TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game
TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game
Playmonster
Relative Insanity
Relative Insanity
PLAYMOBIL
All
Timeless Play & Superior Quality:
PLAYMOBIL
The Explorers: Hidden Temple with T-Rex
The Explorers: Hidden Temple with T-Rex
PLAYMOBIL
Spirit Riding Free: Lucky's Happy Home
Spirit Riding Free: Lucky's Happy Home
PLAYMOBIL
Country Barn with Silo
Country Barn with Silo
PLAYMOBIL
DreamWorks Dragons
DreamWorks Dragons
PLAYMOBIL
The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters
PLAYMOBIL
Take Along Haunted House
Take Along Haunted House
Epic Playsets
All
BIG Fun!
ReadySetz, LLC
ReadySetz Space Base
ReadySetz Space Base
Mattel
Barbie Dream House (2018)
Barbie Dream House (2018)
Playmates Toys
TMNT Epic Sewer Lair
TMNT Epic Sewer Lair
Harry Potter
All
Presented by Entertainment Earth
Funko
Harry Potter Advent Calendar
Harry Potter Advent Calendar
Funko
Harry Potter 5-Star Vinyl Figure
Harry Potter 5-Star Vinyl Figure
Wow! Stuff
Harry Potter Mystery Flying Snitch
Harry Potter Mystery Flying Snitch
Entertainment Friends
All
TV
Movies
Just Play
Vampirina Rock N' Jam Touring Van
Vampirina Rock N' Jam Touring Van
Spin Master
PAW Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck
PAW Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck
Bulls i Toy
JoJo Siwa Mini Bow Box
JoJo Siwa Mini Bow Box
Hasbro
My Little Pony Best Gift Ever Mane 6 Collection
My Little Pony Best Gift Ever Mane 6 Collection
Just Play
PJ Masks Super Moon Adventure HQ Rocket
PJ Masks Super Moon Adventure HQ Rocket
Just Play
PJ Masks Romeo's Lab Playset
PJ Masks Romeo's Lab Playset
Playmates Toys
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Snap Toys
Word Party
Word Party
Bandai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Disney-Pixar
Incredibles 2
Incredibles 2
Hasbro
Star Wars FurReal Friends Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie
Star Wars FurReal Friends Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie
Hasbro
Transformers Bumblebee  Movie Toys
Transformers Bumblebee  Movie Toys
Kid Tech
All
Tech
Fisher-Price
Amazon Devices
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet
Halo Acoustic/Wicked Cool Toys
CozyPhones
CozyPhones
Amazon Devices
Echo Dot Kids
Echo Dot Kids
Spin Master
Air Hogs Supernova
Air Hogs Supernova
Spin Master
Boxer
Boxer
Muuselabs SA
Jooki Music Player
Jooki Music Player
Fisher-Price
Laugh & Learn Smart Learning Home
Laugh & Learn Smart Learning Home
Fisher-Price
Think & Learn Rocktopus
Think & Learn Rocktopus
Collectibles:
All
Collect 'em All!
L.O.L. Surprise!
Potty Humor
Bulls i Toy
Squish 'Ums Pet Adoption Kit
Squish 'Ums Pet Adoption Kit
Moose Toys
Treasure X
Treasure X
Super Impluse
World's Smallest
World's Smallest
Spin Master
Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 4
Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 4
Super Impulse
Breakfast Monsters
Breakfast Monsters
Hasbro
Littlest Pet Shop Cosmic Friends
Littlest Pet Shop Cosmic Friends
MGA Entertainment
L.O.L. Surprise House
L.O.L. Surprise House
MGA Entertainment
L.O.L. Bigger Surprise
L.O.L. Bigger Surprise
MGA Entertainment
L.O.L. Surprise! Pop-Up Store
L.O.L. Surprise! Pop-Up Store
Basic Fun!
Poopeez
Poopeez
Eolo Toys
Fartist Club
Fartist Club
Mattel
Pooparoos Surpriseroos
Pooparoos Surpriseroos
For Grownups:
All
For the Home
Tech
WORX
WORX Pegasus Multi-Function Work Table
WORX Pegasus Multi-Function Work Table
Amazon
Amazon Echo Plus
Amazon Echo Plus
FlexiSpot
47" FlexiSpot Desk Riser
47" FlexiSpot Desk Riser

2018 Hot Holiday Toy Lists: The Roundup

  • "Imagine, Macy's Santa Claus sending customers to Gimbels..." - Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

    While The Rock Father™'s  Holiday Wish Guide™ is an excellent starting point for the holiday giving season, there's other lists out there - some from competitors, and several of which are published by trusted media, trade and retail partners. Each of these organizations has their own picks for what will be the Hottest Holiday Toys of 2018 and where to get them, and in the interest of helping all of you find exactly the right gift, here's a few other lists to consider... 

  • The Rock Father™ is a proud member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, and this year TI unveils their annual Hot 20, Top Tech 12 and STEM 10 lists showcasing the Hottest Holiday Toys as chosen by their team of experts. Unveiled at their annual HoliDAY of Play in New York City, The Toy Insider's Holiday Gift Guide is a must-read for kids and grownups alike, thoughtfully broken into categories and by age. It also appears in print, packed with issues of Family Circle Magazine this fall. 

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  • The Pop Insider is the new publication from the team behind The Toy Insider. Focusing on pop culture interests for a more grownup audience, this year brings "The Pop Insider’s 12 Days of Fandom," your guide to the best gifts for every geek in your life. The team at The Pop Insider has hand-picked some of the hottest gifts across fandoms, from Harry Potter and Star Wars to Doctor Who, Star Trek and beyond. Bonus: You can read The Rock Father's weekly Star Wars column, Transmissions from a Galaxy Far, Far Away exclusively at The Pop Insider!

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  • Amazon goes big for 2018 with a Top 100 Toys list. Featuring a Top 25 alongside additional offerings, this list spans STEM, Outdoor Play, Action Figures, Video Games and much more.

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  • Disney Store | shopDisney  have revealed their 2018 “ Top 15 Holiday Toys” list . While hot holiday toy lists have been a regular staple for years, this is actually the very first year that  Disney Store | shop Disney  has shared one of their own - highlighting a list of must-haves for Disney fans and gift-givers alike. There's a lot to love on the  Top 15 list  (a companion to their full  Holiday Gift Guide ) with exclusive toys spanning Disney, Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar. They're also the only place to shop Disney Parks merchandise outside of the theme parks.

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  • Bullseye's Top Toys of 2018 showcases Target’s picks for some of the season’s hottest trends. This year they're expanding their toy selection with over 2,500 new and exclusive toys, many displayed in beautifully-remodeled stores.

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  • Walmart's 2018 Top Rated by Kids toy list revealed toys kids can interact with and collect, toys that keep kids moving, and toys inspired by their favorite movie and TV characters will be big this season. This year, Walmart has dubbed their toy department "America's Best Toy Shop."

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  • JCPenney celebrates one year of their successful "toy shops" with their Top 20 Toys for Holiday 2018. A mix of favorites from top brands, JCP will also throw things back to the era of their Christmas catalog with a dedicated toys book mailer this season.

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