11/07/2013 03:09 pm ET Updated Nov 07, 2013

Holiday Toys 2013: The Best Gifts For Babies And Kids

This year’s hottest toys mix up old-school fun with ultra-new features. From classic characters with modern bells and whistles and tried-and-true childhood favorites to a music station made for 2013 kids, here are our picks for every little one on your list.

  • 1 Paint Your Own Funky Rainboots
    Two of childhood’s very best features collide in one great gift that turns a craft project into fashionable puddle jumpers. Ages 4-7. | MetKids | $26.95
  • 2 Tetris Link
    The classic video game goes delightfully low-tech. It’s just a bonus that Tetris also helps kids learn about shapes, color and strategy. Ages 6 and up. | MetKids | $29.95
  • 3 Hello Kitty Airlines Play Set
    Little imaginations will take flight on this adorable jet. Includes a cute carry-on, mealtime set and a mini passport for stamping fun. Ages 4 and up. | | $39.99
  • 4 Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo
    Warning: Adults may find themselves sneaking into their child’s rooms to snuggle — and we don’t mean with the kiddos. Because who doesn’t want a big ol’ hug from an oversized Elmo? Ages 18 mos. - 4 years | Toys ‘R Us | $49.00
  • 5 VTech KidiJamz Studio
    The perfect pick for budding DJs. With 20 songs, 10 instrument sounds and a working microphone, we’re happy to report there is also an easy-to-find off button. Ages 3 and up. | | $59.99
  • 6 Doc McStuffins Deluxe Get Better Checkup Center
    The Doc is in! Doc McStuffins mania may have reached its peak with this new full-sized checkup center that comes with not only every tool your little MD might need, but a play doctor’s coat, notebook and stickers galore. Ages 3 and up. | Toys ‘R Us | $64.99
  • 7 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Rocker And Gift Set
    On Saturday, the Very Hungry Caterpillar ate through a pickle, one slice of cheese and pie, but he still has energy to take some lucky kid for a ride. This one’s a splurge, but sure to make young book-lovers very happy. Ages 2 and up. | MetKids | $149.95