The Toy Insider Experts Deliver Most Affordable 2024 Spring & Summer Gift Guide Ever

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The Press Release:
The Toy Insider, the toy industry’s most influential organization and a trusted go-to source for parents and gift-givers, launched its 2024 Spring & Summer Gift Guide online at so families can gear up for endless summer fun with the hottest toys and entertainment. With more than 275 toys from more than 120 trusted, vetted toymakers, the guide has a vast selection of outdoor and active toys to enjoy the warmer weather; travel-friendly options that entertain on the go; educational toys to combat the summer slide; games and activities that foster bonding and creativity; and water toys to cool down in the summer heat.

Click HERE for The Summer Gift Guide

As shoppers continue to embrace a mindful approach to spending, this year’s expert picks make this guide the most budget-friendly assortment yet: more than 80% of the guide is made up of toys that cost less than $50 and more than 170 products are less than $25.

“Giving kids the best summer ever can feel overwhelming for parents at times, but toymakers are ready to help families have a ball, whether they’re spending their free time out of town or at home,” says Ali Mierzejewski, Editor-in-Chief at The Toy Insider. “If there’s one word to describe the toys in this year’s Spring & Summer Gift Guide, it’s value — both in their affordable price points and the boundless playtime kids will get out of them. As toy experts, we’re all about helping families find the best of both worlds, ensuring kids are entertained all season long while parents — and their wallets — can kick back and relax.”

Grouped by product category and intended age range, shoppers can find something for every type of kid, including avid Squishmallows collectors and superfans of kid-friendly franchises like Despicable Me, Pokémon, Stumble Guys and Disney.

OUTDOOR: Enjoy the fresh air and sunny skies with backyard-friendly products that get kids off their screens and playing outside.
Toy Insider Picks: Wubble X (NSI International), NERF Super Soaker Hydroburst Hose Blaster (WowWee)

TRAVEL: No matter how far kids are traveling, make their journey as fun as the destination with portable, lightweight and screen-free toys.
Toy Insider Picks: Pokémon Squishmallows Wave 4 (Jazwares), Star Wars Doorables Galaxy Peek (Just Play)

PHYSICAL & ACTIVE: Unleash kids’ energy with bikes, scooters, outdoor games and sports toys that get kids off their feet and on the move.
Toy Insider Picks: NERF Minecraft Firebrand (Hasbro), Bunch O Balloons Reusable Water Balloons Six Pack (ZURU)

WATER: Have a splashing good time with over-the-top inflatables, water tables, blasters and pool toys.
Toy Insider Picks: Little Tikes Build & Splash Water Table (MGA Entertainment), SwimWays Splash Mat (Spin Master)

EDUCATIONAL: Keep kids’ brains sharp and prevent the “summer slide” with toys that sneak in STEAM learning during playtime.
Toy Insider Picks: 4-in-1 Learning Hamburger (LeapFrog), Growing Greenhouse Color and Number Playset (Learning Resources)

ENTERTAINMENT: Immerse kids in the worlds of their favorite characters from shows, movies, video games and social media with these collectibles and playsets.
Toy Insider Picks: Despicable Me 4 Ultimate Fart Blaster (Moose Toys), Stumble Guys Articulated Action Figures 1-Pack Window Box (PMI Kids’ World)

ARTS, CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES: Engage your creativity and pick up a new hobby or skill along the way with craft kits and activity sets.
Toy Insider Picks: Lite-Brite Mini Spring Edition (Basic Fun!), Sticker WOW! (Melissa & Doug)

GAMES: Spice up game nights with fun, refreshing and hysterical new titles that get families in on some friendly competition.
Toy Insider Picks: UNO Show ‘Em No Mercy (Mattel), Koosh Slingshot (PlayMonster)

At, parents and gift-givers can easily find the best toys and games for any kid using the interactive Perfect Present Wizard, plus compare prices across authorized retailers.

About The Toy Insider: The Toy Insider is the go-to source for information about toys, games and kids’ entertainment. Its expert team publishes two seasonal gift guides yearly and reviews toys daily to find what’s hot and trending. Visit for reviews, toy news, giveaways and parenting tips. Follow them on Instagram, TikTok, X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, and YouTube.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: It’s always amazing to see what the folks at The Toy Insider find for the younger set in your family circle. I’ve been able to see a number of the companies mentioned in the rundown at their special industry events over the years and have even talked to a number of exhibitors for our YouTube Channels over here on The Chronicles and even PiercingMetal. With so many of these picks being for the younger set I opted to share the news here. Now I don’t have any kids myself and only so many younger cousins so I am not too sure what fits my own shopping needs outside. I love what many of the companies are bringing to the table and especially if its the kinds of stuff that keeps them off the mobile devices for a little while. Wrapping this up I wonder what you all think about this news. Feel free to chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time around. I know The Toy Insider Sweet Suite will be happening in July and if my outlets secure an invitation I will be sure to have some fun content on this and of course the other two websites. Ciao.


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