I don’t know about you, but my kids are obsessed with Blind Bags. For those that don’t know, Blind Bags are those tiny collectible toys that you can usually find at most checkout counters or discount stores. Basically every toy line has it’s own form of Blind Bag these days. Whether it’s Shopkins, Grossery Gang, Legos, you name it, they just can’t get enough. Something about the thrill of not knowing what you’re going to get, excites them beyond belief.
Throughout the year, I try to keep the blind bag buying at bay. But once Christmas rolls around, they become my new best friend. Blind bags are the perfect stocking stuffers for kids of all ages. Here’s why.
- They’re cheap! Most bags are under $5 each.
- They’re small! You can fill their stocking with many different kinds.
- They’re based on toys that your kids already like. You know that they’re going to love them.
- Some blind bag sets have their own toy accessories to go with them.
- They’re a good alternative to candy.
Best Surprise Blind Bags
To me the best blind bags not only make great collectibles, but they also become toys that kids can play with later on. While there are so many blind bags on the market these day, there are a few that stand out. Here are some of my favorites.
$4.99 or more
Ages 5 and up
Though they can run a little more than your average blind bag, Pikmi Pops take blind bags to the next level. Their small pop contains:
- Scented Mini Plushie
- Surprise Message
- Dangler String
- Collector’s Guide
- Lollipop Stand
It’s like 3 blind bags in one. They also offer larger pops with even more toys inside.
Shopkins are the quintessential blind bag. They have evolved so much over the years adding multiple series and types. The line also offers accessories, such as the new Super Mall, for the Shopkins to play in, making them more of a toy than a collectible.
Ages 5 and up
Grossery Gang collectibles are Shopkins gone rotten. They combine fun and grossness with over 150 products in their crusty crew. Like Shopkins, Grossery Gang has recently released a line of accessories including the Yucky Mart and the Horrid Hot Dog Stand
$3.99 and up (depending on series)
Ages 5 and Up
Lego Minifigures are a huge thing in our house. They help my kids build upon the Lego sets they already have. Whether they are into Lego Friends, Lego Ninjago or Lego City, there’s a blind bag for that set. They even have Disney character Lego Minifigures to go along with the Disney sets.
$2.88 and up
Ages 5 and up
Hatchimals CollEGGtibles are adorable, collectible Hatchimals that come inside small, speckled eggs. Hold the egg in your hands, rub the heart and when it changes from purple to pink, it’s ready to hatch! Press on the egg to crack it and discover which Hatchimal CollEGGtible is inside!
Disney Tsum Tsum Mystery Stack Packs
$5.99 and up
Collect, stack and display their favorite Disney characters with this blind bag. Kids can recreate Disney vacation moments, Tsum Tsum shorts or just have some pretend play. The best part of this set is that they come with accessories for even more play moments.
$3.99 and up
Ages 4 and up
These super squishy mini-figures come in a variety of characters. Mash’em allows kids to play with their favorite characters in a whole different way, by bending, twisting and squishing them. Each capsule contains a mystery Mash’em. The capsule also doubles as a carrying case. We have a few Marvel Avengers Mash’ems.
There are many more blind bags than the ones listed here. But these are the kinds that my kids keep begging me to buy. No matter what your kids are into, there’s a blind bag with their name on it. I’m sure they’ll be excited to find any of these blind bags in their stocking Christmas morning.
For your shopping pleasure, check out the rest of our 2017 Holiday Gift Guides.