Holiday shopping is starting early this season for a variety of reasons—ongoing supply-chain issues being a big one—and because of this, many experts are predicting that popular toys will sell out faster than usual. Fortunately, Amazon is helping make it easier to grab a great present early with its annual Toys We Love list, which is a roundup of the hottest toys they expect will be a hit with kids this year. From Funko POP! figurines to LEGO sets and more, the best Amazon gifts on this page can help make Christmas morning even more exciting for the special kiddo in your life.

1. Catan; $35

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Catan was first published back in 1995 and has continued to be a fan-favorite to this day. With over 19,000 reviews and a 4.8-star rating, this board game about building civilizations is one of Amazon’s top toys this year—and it's no surprise why.

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2. Snackin’ Grogu; $79

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Thanks to The Mandalorian, Grogu—also known as Baby Yoda—stole all of our hearts and helped empty our wallets over the past two years. And the merch isn't stopping anytime soon. This animatronic toy of the character is over 9 inches tall and makes over 40 sound and motion combinations, as its head, ears, and arms all move around, and its eyes open and close. It also comes with four interactive accessories, including a cookie, a spoon, a shifter knob, and a bowl of tentacles.

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3. LEGO Super Mario Adventures Starter Course with Mario; $48

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LEGO fans who love the Super Mario series can now combine interests in this 231-piece interactive starter course set. It comes with seven action bricks, along with figures of Mario, Bowser Jr., and a Goomba, so kids can gather virtual coins and jump over obstacles.

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4. Magic Mixies Magical Misting Cauldron with Blue Plush Toy; $115

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This magical brewing cauldron comes with all the ingredients your giftee will need to make a pretend potion, which helps their new plushy known as Magic Mixie appear. The cauldron and Magic Mixie offer up over 50 sounds and reactions, so that kiddo you know and love can enjoy the interactive experience and have a cuddly keepsake to play with after. As one of the hottest toys of 2021, this set is already selling out fast all over the place, but you can still get it from Amazon third-party sellers right now.

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5. The Winter Soldier Funko Pop!; $22

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Throughout 2021, Funko celebrated "Year of the Shield" to commemorate the vibranium shield Marvel's Captain America uses in the movies and comics. This event resulted in a collection of Pop! figurines featuring the shield, and one of our favorites is of Bucky Barnes, also known as The Winter Soldier, carrying the disc. It's one of the top toys of the season, according to Amazon's list, so grab it now while you can.

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6. Beetle & Bee Build & Paint A Bird Bistro; $29

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Your giftee can turn this bird feeder into their personal DIY project by painting it with the brush and colors provided. Once they've finished painting the bird feeder, you can help them find a nice branch, ledge, or window to hang it on and watch as birds flock to their creation.

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7. LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set; $100

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If you already got your giftee the LEGO Super Mario starter course set, you might want to add this 1010-piece Bower's castle extension to the mix, as it allows them to customize the course for even more obstacles to overcome, like shaking platforms and rotating towers. It even comes with figures of Bowser, Lava Bubble, Boo, and Dry Bones.

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8. My Squishy Little Golden Dumpling; $15

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Dart is one of the latest My Squishy Little Golden Dumplings to come out in 2021, and this limited-edition collectible comes with a golden crown and a pair of glasses. When your giftee squeezes Dart's cheeks, a golden body pops out as well, which adds to the cute factor.

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9. Tamagotchi Pix; $40

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This pocket-sized pet toy was huge in the 1990s, and now it's back on a brand-new color screen for a younger generation with slightly higher expectations from their toys. Kids can interact with their new virtual companion in fun ways, like bathing it or petting it, and there's even a camera that lets your giftee take virtual photos with their pet.

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10. Battleship; $17

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The classic two-player game gets an upgrade with this edition that adds planes into the mix. The rules are similar to the original version, but now your giftee can sink ships and crash planes on their way to naval victory.

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11. LEGO Marvel Black Panther Dragon Flyer; $20

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This 202-piece aircraft set comes from Marvel's Avengers: Endgame and includes mini-figures of the Black Panther himself, King T'Challa; his scientist sister, Shuri; and a Chitauri warrior with a weapon as they battle in the plains of Wakanda. The flyer features posable wings and stud shooters.

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12. Got2Glow Fairy Finder; $35

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Your giftee can find, feed, and trade more than 30 virtual fairies with this Fairy Finder jar. They can collect more fairies by playing games and taking the Fairy Finder to new places. When they catch a fairy, the jar will start to glow, which is a sweet added touch.

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