The holiday season is kicking off and Black Friday is the perfect time to start shopping for everyone on your gift list. Take advantage of hot deals on children's toys now, before the most popular items disappear from store shelves.

We asked Hollie Pollard, the blogger and family finance expert behind, which products will be the best deals for gift-giving in 2017 and she recommended these eight categories.

Board Games

You'll find a lot of board games for half price on Black Friday and they make an amazing gift that the family can enjoy together during holiday celebrations. After the success of Pie Face last year, there are several messy, fun games on the market — if you dare!

Craft Kits

Want to keep your little ones busy for hours on end without a screen? There are several great craft kits on sale for Black Friday. It's a good idea to buy a few extra to keep on hand as they make excellent birthday gifts throughout the year.


A classic, you'll find deals on dolls of all varieties. Consider the add-ons like a stroller, a bed or extra outfits and how much they will add to your costs.

Learning Toys

There are many toys on sale this Black Friday that will spur your child’s imagination as well as help them learn. Make sure you have the correct batteries available for when the kids open their gifts.

Stuffed Animals

Who doesn't love a new stuffed animal under the tree or in their stocking? You will find some of your beloved characters in stuffed form this holiday season. We spotted several stuffed animals on sale for Black Friday.

Star Wars

With the newest Star Wars movie arriving in theatres mid-December, expect lots of toys from the franchise to be on sale.

Surprise Bags

Blind bags are the rage right now — it seems every major brand has at least one blind bag series this holiday season. From squishables to blocks, there's a surprise bag for everyone.

Fidget Spinners

Fidget spinners have already peaked so expect to see prices reduced. They still make excellent stock stuffers!

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