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

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

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.

Orbeez Magic Chef Set Courtesy of Maya Toys/For the AJC

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

Purchase at Maya Toys

Cozmo

Cozmo Courtesy of Anki/For the AJC

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

Purchase at Amazon

Worry Eating Plush Pals

Worry Eating Plush Pals Courtesy of Haywire Group/For the AJC

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

Purchase at Uncommon Goods

Power Wheels Wild Thing

Power Wheels Wild Thing Courtesy of Fisher Price/For the AJC

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

Purchase at Toys "R" Us

Star Wars Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder

Star Wars Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder Courtesy of Radio Flyer/For the AJC

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

Purchase at Toys "R" Us

Hatchimals Surprise Twin

Hatchimals Surprise Twin Courtesy of Spin Master/For the AJC

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

Purchase at Toys "R" Us

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox Building and Coding Kit

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox Building and Coding Kit Courtesy of LEGO/For the AJC

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

Purchase at Amazon

WowWee Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey

WowWee Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey Courtesy of WowWee/For the AJC

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

Purchase at Amazon

L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise

L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise Courtesy of MGA Entertainment/For the AJC

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

Purchase at Target

My Geek Box Kids' Box Subscription

My Geek Box Kids' Box Subscription Courtesy of The Hut Group/For the AJC

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

Purchase at My Geek Box

Star Wars Furbacca

Star Wars Furbacca Courtesy of Hasbro/For the AJC

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

Purchase at Amazon

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