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The best blind bag toys your kids will love

The best blind bag toys for kids are twofold—a great gift and a surprise to boot

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Danielle Valente
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Put a spin on your gift-giving thanks to the best blind bag toys for kids. The little ones in your life will thank you when they receive a super-cool present (most of which will be in the shape of an egg), plus they'll be extra curious while trying to decipher what's inside. We can't say we blame them. 

Even better? Cheap blind bag toys make great options for goody bags, so don't sweat the small stuff anymore! If you have a birthday party in the near future, you know you're set.

Naturally, these types of surprises are a no-brainer. So...who wants to trade Hatchimals?

Now that you've got the swag, you've got to make sure your kiddo's birthday bash is top-notch. Book a celebration at one of the best kids' birthday party places in New York City and scope out the most delicious venues for birthday cupcakes and birthday cakes

Best blind bag toys

Kinder Surprise
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Kinder Surprise

No treat is complete without some sweets! Thanks to Kinder Surprise eggs, little ones will be able to indulge in sweet cream and wafer bits, all while snagging a free toy. Chances are they'll be some trading amidst snack time. $7, amazon.com

Hatchimals
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Hatchimals

All little ones go gaga for Hatchimals, brightly-colored, unique creatures you haven't seen before. The idea behind the toy is life-like, really. After a small or large egg hatches (depending on the type you purchase), kiddos wait (somewhat impatiently) to discover what type of animal emerges from the egg. Without question, Hatchimals are one of the most popular blind bag toys for kids that are available today. $47, amazon.com

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LOL Surprise
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LOL Surprise

The name says it all. Little ones will be pleased to uncover a multitude of surprises in this small object—secret sticker messages, sticker sheets, accessories and of course, a LOL Surprise doll. There are more than 35 toys to collect, so this might very well become your child's new obsession. $7, amazon.com  

Dinosaur Eggs
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Dinosaur Eggs

Little paleontologists will swoon when they discover that they're able to witness a dinosaur's birth (well, sort of). These toys go through the evolution process. Once youngsters dump the eggs into water, dinos emerge and grow in size throughout the week. Think of it as a tamer version of Jurassic Park right from the comfort of your child's playroom. $18, amazon.com

 

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Pikmi Pops
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Pikmi Pops

What's disguised as a lolly is actually a clever way to surprise kiddies with a collection of fun toys, including brightly-colored plush dolls, stickers, a collector's manual and more. Prepare for kids to love, play and trade! $10, amazon.com

Funko Mystery Minis
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Funko Mystery Minis

There's something for everyone thanks to Funko Mystery Minis. Whether your child can't get enough of his or her favorite vigilante, decides to venture to Hogwarts with Harry Potter or wants to travel to a galaxy far, far away with R2D2, Funko Mystery Minis offer a surprise action figure in a variety of characters. $5, amazon.com

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Shopkins Eggs
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Shopkins Eggs

If your tykes can't quite decide which Shopkins suits their fancy, let these neon eggs provide a fun, new surprise worth collecting. $7, amazon.com

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Target's cutest (and highest quality) kid's line is undoubtedly Cat & Jack. We love everything from the patterned onesies and cuddly pajamas to the graphic tees, leggings and hoodies for your older kids! It seems the brand answered your pint-sized fashion prayers, because Cat & Jack now makes things easier than ever, offering a baby boy and baby girl subscription box that arrives seasonally with 6–7 pieces and surprise gift. You'll automatically get a new size range every season to match your growing baby, and you can return what doesn't fit for a merchandise return card. $40/box.

Mac and Mia's subscription boxes are basically like having an experienced kid's stylist at your fingertips. In the box, you'll get 8–12 handpicked items (take a style quiz first to help determine what sort of items you'll get), and you only pay for what you keep (free shipping both ways). Various prices; $20 styling fee per box, but it's credited to your purchase if you keep more than two items.

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If your kids are obsessed with Disney princesses, this box is for them! You can subscribe to receive a Disney box every other month, each containing authentic Disney Store costumes, accessories and the story of each princess. If you'd like to level up for even more loot, you can get the Deluxe Disney Princess Enchanted Collection for around $75 per box. $50 and up, shopdisney.com

Perfect for tots, kids and tweens/teens who love tinkering, Amazon's ingenious play box arrives with STEM crafts and toys suited to specific age groups (for keeps!). And if there's ever a month you'd like to skip, families with subscriptions can choose to skip delivery on any month without cancelling the subscription entirely. Hooray, flexibility! $20/box (can receive every one, two or three months).

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Discover new countries, states, mysteries and other interesting themes appropriate for kids ages 3–12 (see all the themed subscriptions here) that arrive every month—and don't be surprised when your kids impress you with their knowledge of world geography. From $12.95 a month.

Bitsbox makes it super easy to learn coding! Every month, your child (best for ages 6–12) gets a new computer science concept and fun accompanying projects to help them fine-tune their skills. $16.95–$37.95/month.

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There are more than 140 different subscriptions in Cratejoy’s Family & Kids category so you’re bound to find a box that’s just the right pick for your child. Popular subscriptions for kids include Hoppi Box (from $75 for three months) with toys that aid kids’ mental development, STEMBox (from $87/three months) and Bitsbox (from $19.95/month) for the tech-obsessed and OwlCrate for girls who are fans of YA novels (from $29.99/month).

Whether your kid's into arts and design, history or math and science, KiwiCo's bound to have an activity that suits their interests. Best for kids 36 months to 16 years (projects cater to different age ranges), KiwiCo sends everything you need to complete a cool family craft—the perfect pick for parents who don't always have time for a Michaels run. $16.95–$19.95/ month.

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Give your kids the tools to become your sous chef (and do quite a bit of experimenting on their own, too). Each box comes with a handful of recipes, kid-sized cooking tools, a shopping list and other fun stuff—in a variety of themes—to encourage your creatives. $16.95–$19.95/month.

These discovery boxes are made just for mini creators looking for new ways to explore the world around them. Themed boxes are centered on topics like ocean science, space, safari, music and more. Each package contains 4–8 STEAM project kits and materials, achievement badges, a magazine with activities and resources. A kids’ educational book can be added on to continue learning more about each topic. $17.95–$27.95/month.

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