Moana is the animated movie of the season, thanks to its powerful female heroine and rockin' soundtrack. If your little ones have already seen it, you're probably thinking about Moana toys and gifts the kids will love. If they're asking for a few Moana-inspired items for the holidays, some of the best Moana gifts to unwrap this holiday season can talk, sing, and engage your child's imagination.
Set in ancient Polynesia and based on Polynesian mythology, Moana (pronounced mo-ahna, in case you're like me and was calling her Mona) is the story of the sea-voyaging chief's daughter whose island is hit by a curse incurred by Maui, who has stolen the goddess Te Fiti's heart. When the crops fail and the fishermen can't catch any fish, Moana sets out on a voyage across the Pacific to persuade Maui to return the goddess's heart and restore her island's way of life.
With a pig for a sidekick and a magical necklace, Moana is rife with opportunities for imaginative toys and gifts for the holidays. The best Moana gift options cover a whole range of ages and interests, and these 16 toys and games in particular will turn anyone's home-bound holiday into a Polynesian sea-voyaging adventure.
1. Maui's Magical Fish Hook
2. Moana's Singing Necklace
3. LEGO 'Moana' Ocean Voyage
4. Little Adventures Polynesian Princess Dress With Matching Doll Dress
Every dress up box needs a Polynesian ocean-voyager — complete with a full dress for a doll, as well. This set includes a dress and hair clip for ages 7 to 9, as well as a dress and hair clip for a 15- to 20-inch doll.
5. LEGO 'Moana' Island Adventure
6. Moana Singing Adventure Doll With Friends
7. Swing 'N Sounds Maui
8. 'Moana' Sorry!
9. Moana's Friend Heihei Stuffed Animal
10. 'Moana' Temporary Tribal Tattoos
11. 'Moana' Soundtrack
A soundtrack can be a dangerous gift; you run the risk of little ones asking to listen to it on repeat every time the car starts. But the bonus with this soundtrack is that it features original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, so you know the quality will be good.
12. 'Moana' Socks
13. 'Moana' Six-Piece Percussion Set
14. 'Moana' Art Folio And Art Supplies
I love a good gift that does double duty; it's perfect for the Moana fan but also great for keeping kids busy drawing their favorite scenes from the movie. Plus, it tidies all away into a nice neat portfolio. This package comes with a dozen washable markers, 33 stickers, two tribal stencils, an art pad, watercolor paints, and two paintbrushes.
15. 'Moana' Adventure Canoe Ball Pit
16. 'Moana' Book And Magnetic Drawing Kit
If you have a holiday road trip ahead of you, this is a great option for little artists: a no-mess magnetic drawing kit and story book for added inspiration.
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