There's such a multitude of toys out there that choosing the best ones can be confusing, regardless of age.
Infant toys should encourage hands-on discovery that tickles the senses. Lamaze garden bug wrist rattles and the Baby Einstein Neptune Soother are both popular options for babies.
Games that promote both fun and learning are popular for ages 6-10. Quirkle and Perplexus both score high on children's wish lists and they're fun for the whole family.
For young teens tech toys are all the rage. An iPod, Nintendo Wii U or tablet such as the Kindle Fire are all great choices.