Amazon Toys We Love List 2021 | Source: Amazon

The holiday shopping season is fast approaching and with a global shipping crisis in progress, there has never been a year where shopping early has been more important. Amazon is the latest major retailer to unveil its picks for the hottest toys and games of the year with a selection that includes more than 70 products that are only available through the e-commerce giant, though there is a new focus on physical retail.

This year, Amazon Pop Up stores in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Seattle, and in California in Glendale and West Hollywood will offer families a chance to check out toys from Amazon’s Toys We Love List in person. According to Amazon, the stores will be “a wintry wonderland [to] discover, play with, and purchase toys from Hasbro, LEGO, and Osmo, as well as Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars.”

Check out highlights from Amazon’s list below and be sure to stay tuned for the toy industry’s No. 1 ULTIMATE top toy list, the Toy Insider‘s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide, coming Sept. 22. Look for it in print with the November issue of PARENTS magazine.

STEM and learning:

For family game night:

Dolls, action figures, and pretend play:

Nature and animals:

See the full list here.