Forget the rocking horse, this holiday is all about a dinosaur! KOTA The Triceratops ($300) is a plush, prehistoric pal that your lil guy or gal can ride on. Six "D" batteries bring this endearing, movable toy to life. He stomps, laughs, munches on a leafy snack and responds to voice and touch. Ideal for children three and up, wee ones weighing less than 60 pounds can hop on his back and hang on to a built-in handle as he moves around (Kota does not walk).

Standing two and a half feet tall, this is the present that will command attention under your Christmas tree. Mommies looking for a deal should check out Costco stores where I spied this find for $235!

Update: Costco is now offering this in store with a rebate so the final price for the dinosaur is $150!