If you've been scouring the internet for the must-have toy of the holiday season, now's your chance. Little Live Pets Mama Surprise is back in stock. Amazon has the popular guinea pig play set available once again. Little ones who love animals and caring for pets won't be able to get enough of this top-rated toy.
Keep reading to see why this unusual (but kid-loved) gift is our top toy pick for girls this Christmas and Hanukkah. It's suitable for ages 4 and up.
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You may not be able to give the littles in your life a real pet for Christmas, but you can give them Little Live Pets Mama Surprise.
Why we picked Little Live Pets Mama Surprise as a top gift
This guinea pig play set is already one of the hottest toys this holiday season. It was sold out on Amazon for a while, but it's back.
The pregnant guinea pig toy that births baby guinea pigs with personalities has madeand . It's highly rated by Amazon shoppers, with a 4.7-star review score. Plus, it's a CBS Essentials bestsellers -- our readers have bought this toy more often than any other so far this holiday season.
For those reasons, we added Little Live Pets Mama Surprise to the CBS Essentials 100 Most Wanted Holiday gift list as the best gift for girls this Christmas and Hanukkah.
Little Live Pets Mama Surprise
This interactive guinea pig toy needs to be fed and brushed like a real guinea pig. The device makes 20 sounds and reactions as kids pat, feed, groom and interact with her. And just like the real thing, this mama guinea pig can give birth.
According to the brand, when the toy receives enough love and attention, "her heart will start glowing and she'll let out a melody to let you know that a baby is about to arrive." This guinea pig mama can deliver three babies. Each baby is delivered with a care package and surprise themed accessories, including rock 'n' roll, preppy and princess themed babies.
"I was looking for a gift for my 4 year old niece who has everything," wrote an Amazon customer who purchased the play set. "She absolutely loves it!!! She carries the mom everywhere and keeps the babies in the cage. She would be so excited when the mom would 'give birth.' It has really kept her busy. The mama pig makes the sweetest sounds. My niece loves the mama pig more than the babies. I am thankful for this sweet toy."
More toys for girls they'll love this holiday
We found plenty more top-rated gifts for girls that we think will be absolute hits this holiday. Don't just take our word for it, though -- many of the following girls' toys are on Amazon and Walmart's top toys of 2022 lists.
Here are our favorite gift alternatives to Little Live Pets Mama Surprise.
Top Little Live Pets Mama Surprise alternative: Little Live Pets Gotta Go Turdle
The 4.3-star-rated Little Live Pets Gotta Go Turdle is wildly popular with Amazon reviewers, who say it's great for potty training. Writes one about this pooping turtle toy: "Bought this for my 3 year old great grandson for his birthday and he loved it!"
"It's very hilarious to know he has to go," writes another verified Amazon buyer, referencing the song the Little Live Pets Gotta Go Turdle sings before you place him on the included toy toilet.
Top Barbie gift for girls: Barbie Dream Camper toy play set with pool
The Barbie Dream Camper comes with more than 60 accessories, including a pool and a tall slide. The camper has a kitchen, dining area, sleeping area, bathroom and den with a TV for Barbie to hang out in.
This toy is available at Walmart. The retail giant named it one of the top toys of 2022.
Top Disney gift for girls: Disney 'Frozen' bike with doll carrier sleigh
Your little "Frozen" fan will squeal with joy over this Disney bike with a doll carrier sleigh by Huffy.
This 12-inch bike has training wheels and its frame has graphics of Elsa. It features sparkling streamers and ice tread tires. Plus, it includes an adorable little sleigh for any Anna, Elsa or Olaf doll that wants to come along for a ride.
More top-rated toys for girls to consider
L.O.L. Surprise! fashion show mega runway playset with 80 surprises
Kids won't get bored with this L.O.L. Surprise! playset that offers 80 surprises, including 12 exclusive dolls with accessories to make over 1,500 mix-and-match looks. The included runway has four different play areas.
At last look, this toy was sold out at Amazon. Walmart still has quantities on hand at a nice discount.
Lego Disney 'Encanto' the Madrigal house building kit
Build the Madrigal house from "Encanto" with 587 Lego pieces. It's a three-level house that comes with a sticker sheet for decorating. It comes with two mini-doll figures and one micro-doll figure (of Abuela, Mirabel and Antonio), as well as capybara and butterfly figures.
Bluey Ultimate Lights and Sounds playhouse and toy box
This 17-inch tall "Bluey" playhouse offers hours of fun. Just press the octopus to activate lights and over 50 sounds and phrases. It includes figures of Bingo, Bluey, Chattermax and Nana. There's even a moving dance floor where kids can recreate the opening dance scene of the show. Rated 4.5 stars at Amazon.
Squishmallows are wildly popular with little ones: They're cute, cuddly, and oh-so-squishy. Amazon has a wide selection of Squishmallow plushes that ship quick, whether you're looking for a rainbow platypus, otter or sushi roll.
Play-Doh Kitchen Creations ultimate ice cream truck toy playset
This toy ice cream truck has a Play-Doh soft serve machine, a scooping station, a sprinkle maker and tools and molds. Ring up customers at the register and play ice cream truck jingles. This playset comes with 12 Play-Doh colors.
Fisher-Price interactive baby and toddler learning toy
This baby and toddler learning toy bounces and plays music. It teaches the alphabet, colors, counting to 10 and opposites. It also plays more than 75 songs, sounds and phrases, complete with multi-color lights. Toddlers can press the mic button to record and playback sounds with fun remix effects too.
100 Most Wanted Holiday Gifts: The best gifts to give this Christmas
It may seem early to start shopping for more of the same in 2022. Plus, there's inflation -- unfortunately, prices may rise even more before December comes., but trust us, it's not. Last year's holiday season was riddled with supply-chain issues, and CBS News is anticipating
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