cyber monday 2021

The Best Cyber Monday Toy Deals (for Kids From 6 Months to Tweens)

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Cyber Monday is here and there are still plenty of great deals on toys and games that will definitely ship in time for the holidays, despite what you might’ve heard about those (very real) supply-chain issues.

To make sure we’re bringing you nothing but the best gift ideas, we’ve prioritized products we’ve written about before, ones that have been recommended to us by child-development professionals, toy experts, and some of the coolest parents around. Then we searched for the biggest discounts on items from some of our favorite brands and sorted them by age bracket for added ease. Note that everything will be on sale only until supplies last, so don’t linger — especially if you’re looking to score something highly covetable like a Paw Patrol fire truck or anything Pokémon. Lastly, be sure to check back frequently because we’ll be updating this story with new bargains throughout the day.

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Best deals for infants and toddlers

On our list of the top holiday toys of 2021, the Toniebox is part of a big new audio player trend for young kids. When you place the included figure on top of the box it initiates a story that kids can listen to but also engage with.

This paddle boat bath toy has a kid-size handle and is made of recycled plastic milk jugs. It’s also BPA- and phthalate-free.


This fuzzy rattle is a perfect gift for occupying babies that get fussy when you have to run errands, meet friends for coffee, or sit in traffic.

An actually nice-looking activity center and baby walker that’s good enough for parents with strict anti-plastic-toy rules.

A sturdy and realistic shopping cart for stocking up on tea party supplies.


Tiny tiger fans will be entertained for hours by this cuddly plush rocker.

Best deals for 4- and 5-year-olds

With more than 10 different tools and 2 pounds of sand, kids can mix, cut, pull, shape, scoop, squish and reveal surprising kinetic sand designs.

Kids will love parking, fixing, washing, and gassing up their brand-new Hot Wheels in this activity set that includes five cars.

A sturdy, open-plan dollhouse that won’t ruin your living room décor.

There are a ton of Paw Patrol–themed toys, but this transforming fire truck has the added cool factor of being just like the one featured in the Paw Patrol movie.

Future mail carriers will love this ride-on truck with functioning foot pedal and FM radio/MP3 player input.

Osmo kits are known for serving up educational play that doesn’t feel educational at all. This kit focuses on letter formation, phonics, and vocabulary.

Foodie-kids can create restaurant quality pretend meals with this sleek play kitchen.

Snack Shack Playhouse

This playhouse transforms from BBQ joint to coffee shop in no time. Just swap the velcro signs, menus, and illustrated ads to welcome your “customers” in for delicious ribs or a hot oat latte, depending on your mood.

The most stylish ride on toy we’ve seen yet.

Best deals for 6- and 7-year-olds

Rock and Roll It Drum

Drums that they can hear and you can’t.

Segway Ninebot Kids Bike

An easy — and safe-to-ride — 18-inch bike.

There are KiwiCo crate subscriptions for every age kid, but we’re particularly fond of the Atlas crate for children 6 to 11 years old. Each month they receive a box full of projects and activities that explore different cultures from around the world.

A super pack of 6 inch action figures including: Iron Man, Black Panther, Thanos, Hulk, and Captain America.

In between the smallest LOL dolls and the brand’s full-size fashion dolls, the new tween version will appeal to serious kid collectors.


For screen-free rainy days.

Best deals for 8-year-olds and up

Build your own Baby Yoda with posable head, movable ears and an adjustable mouth for different expressions.

Squishmallows are insanely popular with elementary-school-aged kids right now. This one is big enough to serve as both stuffy and throw pillow.

Just like a real geological dig, this kit comes with a block of sand for kids to excavate, revealing hidden crystals and gemstones.

This teacher-recommended guessing game is a lifesaver on long car rides.

An upgrade to the ubiquitous (non-electric) razor scooters.

This kit teaches kids about planets, stars, meteors, and more as they work to create a giant 3-foot poster detailing the solar system.

A must have accessory for aspiring teens.

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Our Favorite Cyber Monday Toy Deals