From American Girl to Melissa and Doug: Shop these Black Friday toy deals

Black Friday is a great time to save on top toys for the holiday season. (Getty/File)

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If you’ve been keeping a running holiday list going for your kids, now is the time to start loading your cart with Black Friday deals.

From Barbie to Learning Resources and the classic Rubik’s Cube – here are some of our favourite finds (so far).


Calling all future nurses and doctors! This ambulance set can drive around your house and opens up to treat patients. It expands to almost two feet wide when opened. There’s a bed for patients and lots of fun accessories like a stethoscope, blood pressure armband and yes, even a magazine for Barbie to read while she waits.
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If there’s one thing little kids love to do, it’s play like the big kids. And the big kids’ Barbie Dreamhouse is one of the hottest toys of the year, even spawning a gingerbread version! Fisher Price’s own version of the pink fantasy playhouse features the classic spiral slide into the pool and an elevator the littles can take to all three floors, along with 45 sounds and phrases. Great for new and nostalgic Barbie enthusiasts alike. Says one user: “I would recommend this house to any family who loves Barbie!! This brings back fabulous memories!”
Don’t miss Amazon’s first ever American Girl sale! Most of the highly-rated dolls and accessories are on sale including this Amazon favourite ‘Truly Me’ doll which is 22% off.


Create a home “ice cream” parlour with this multicoloured tactile sand set. Kids can create scented ice cream treats with three “flavours,” including chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. Comes with fun molds including a scoop, sundae cup, and waffle press, along with toppings for your tiny shopkeeper.
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Toddlers love to clean! With this popular Melissa and Doug mop set they will be able to tackle the house chores just like mom and dad. It comes with a mop, broom. dustpan and duster – and a sturdy stand to keep everything organized.
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Who would have thought this vintage classic from the 1980s would continue to be so popular? If your kid hasn’t tried the Rubiks Cube yet, get them working on solving the colourful cube puzzle over the holiday break. This Amazon No. 1 best-seller with more than 16,000 ratings helps children with problem solving, agility and concentration. Also a great fidget option for those with extra energy.



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STEM toys make skill building exciting for kids. With its fun lights and sounds, this Learning Resources coding mouse is an engaging way to introduce little ones to coding and develop critical thinking skills along the way. Using the pictorial direction coding cards, kids can plan endless paths for Jack the mouse using easy push-button controls.


Because what child doesn’t love LEGO? This KidKraft LEGO compatible activity table is a gift even parents will enjoy—especially when making special creations with their littles. It’s got a double-sided play board with convenient storage underneath for the 200 LEGO-compatible blocks it comes with.
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