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Ten most popular toys for Christmas 2015

NerdWallet has compiled this list of popular Christmas toys. To ensure Santa's gifts make the biggest impact, try gifting one of these kid-friendly items. 

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    A street seller prepares artificial firs and toys at a street market in Minsk December 19, 2015. This list of top 10 toys is based on Amazon rankings.
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There are only a few days left before Christmas, which means there are only a few days left to finish your shopping.

To help you find the perfect gift for the kids on your list, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular toys of the year. Kids of various ages can be made merry with something from this list, and most of the items would work for both genders.

We used the current Amazon rankings of Most Wished for Toys and Games to create this list. Bargain-loving Santas should keep in mind that NerdWallet’s DealFinder tool is a great resource for the best deals on toys.

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1. Pie Face Game

Yes, one player really does get a pie in the face in this hilarious for all ages version of Russian Roulette. (Whipped cream not included.)

2. Exploding Kittens Card Game

This wickedly funny card game is appropriate for ages 7 and up and had more backers on Kickstarter than any crowdfunding project in history. Make sure you get the version that’s appropriate for children and not the adult version.

3.  Mega Giant Tumble Tower – Ultimate XL

This blockbuster block-building game is so popular that many online retailers are selling out, but it does have lower-priced imitations that many kids will probably still love.

4. Ginzick Remote Control Speed Zoom Race Boat

Drones are all the rage this holiday season, but this little remote controlled speedboat might be a bigger hit with youngsters because it’s so easy to operate.

5. Spirograph Deluxe Design Set

The popularity of this “gears and wheels” design game has endured for decades. This deluxe version comes with 45 pieces for design-creating fun.

6. Bounce-Off Game

Simple, affordable and tons of fun for any age group, Bounce-Off is a ping-pong ball bouncing game in which players take frenzied turns trying to bounce colored balls into certain patterns on a game board. Anyone can get the hang of Bounce-Off pretty quickly, and the game produces hours of fun for a small price tag.

7. UDI Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter With Camera

This little flying camera drone rises above all the other drones out there because it’s affordable and simple to operate. And this drone with camera is ready to fly right out of the box.

8. Anki Overdrive Starter Kit

Updating the old racetrack car game for the 21st century, the Anki Overdrive Starter Kit features two “robotic supercars” that you drive using a smartphone or tablet on a crazy curved track that can be set up in eight different ways.

9. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Infants and toddlers will love this interactive learning baby walker that’s decked out with piano keys, spinning rollers, shape sorters and light-up buttons.

10. Syma X5C Explorers 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter With HD Camera

Another drone rounds out the top 10, this one from Syma. It works indoors or outdoors, performs flips and comes with an HD video camera.

This article first appeared at NerdWallet.

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