By Lisa Witherspoon, author of The Golden Spoons
In an effort to do better and shop earlier, it has become my annual blog tradition to post a list of the toys that are predicted to be the most popular during the upcoming holiday season. Big retailers actually publish their predictions in late September or early October. This year, I compared the lists from Toys R Us, Target, WalMart, and Amazon to compile the following list of this year’s hottest toys. Enjoy …
1. Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile Cart – Doc is a much loved Disney character, so any items associated with her are bound to be popular. However, retailers predict that this one in particular will be flying off the shelves. It is a stuffed animal ambulance complete with gurney, lights, and sirens. It also features phrases from Doc herself and the show’s theme song. It costs $50-60.
2. LeapFrog TV – From the makers of the educational LeapFrog toys kids and parents love, comes this new interactive educational system. Think Wii or Playstation – just educational games for younger children that also get them moving! It costs about $150.
7. Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch – Maybe this is the kids’ version of the Apple watch! Available in three colors (green, pink, blue), it records video and audio, has games, and, of course, tells time. The cost is $50-60.
Paw Patrol HQ Look-out Playset-From Nickelodeon’s über popular show, kids can recreate their favorite episodes with an elevator that moves and a working periscope. ($40)
Light Up FlutterBye Fairy – These fairies fly and light up! ($30)
Air Storm Fire Tek Bow – With LED lights and whistling arrows, this one is bound to be a hit. ($30)
Hot Wheels Super Loop Chase Race Track – Kids can launch multiple cars and watch them race around the three-foot tall loop! ($45)
I hope this list was helpful as you begin to make your holiday gift list! Will your kids be asking for any of these??? What else is on their lists?
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*Gift idea blogs for the 2014 season will run over the next two weeks. You can see them by clicking the Daily Blog page here.
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Gift Ideas for Women
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Gift Ideas for Men
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