Ages: 18 months to 4 years
One of the hottest toys for toddlers this year looks to be the Let's Rock! Elmo. While that toy comes in at a pricey $70 or so, kids still can get in on the fun with some Elmo-themed instruments from the same line, Brill says.
"It's a nice way to enjoy the musical experience of the Sesame Street crew," Brill says. And it comes in at a much lower price point.