Shopping for kids during the holiday isn’t always easy. Your kids may be asking Santa for specific toys, and you may not know why — or even what they are! To get a jump on your holiday shopping, we’ve researched all the trends and found out which toys will be on top of every kid’s wish list this year:
10. Paw Patrol Lookout Tower Playset: If you have small kids, you’ve likely heard of Paw Patrol. The popular kids’ show is about a team of rescue dogs and the accompanying toys help teach kids how to solve problems through teamwork. There’s no doubt this toy is on your child’s holiday list!
9. Zoomer Chimp: Robotics and AI are all the rage right now, and this interactive toy learns while kids play with it. It moves like a real chimp and can respond to voice commands! The more kids play with it, the more there is to discover.
8. Snap Circuits Arcade: Parents may remember similar retro toys, while tweens will adore discovering the inner workings behind electronics with Snap Circuits. Play with it together and set up functioning micro-controllers that can be programmed to play arcade games.
7. Playmobil Furnished Children’s Hospital: Playmobil is a classic and they’ve outdone themselves with this hospital playset. It comes with all the equipment your young one needs to treat patients. Give this toy to younger kids who are just starting school.
6. VTECH Digiart Creative Easel: This easel is beyond and will make a perfect gift for kids 3-6 years old. If they’re hoping for art supplies this holiday, this toy will make a perfect gift. It’s not only a chalkboard and electronic light board, but it can lay flat as a craft table as well. Give this to a niece or nephew and their mom will thank you for keeping markers off the kitchen table!
5. Melissa & Doug Chef’s Kitchen: Boys and girls will love playing with this modern play kitchen that looks just like mom and dad’s! Plus, it’s made of sturdy wood so that it’s a toy that will last years. Play kitchen are always beloved for the hours of make believe fun they provide kids, and this year is no exception!
4. Playmobil Stanley Cup Presentation: With the excitement of hockey season just revving up, anything related to the sport will be on kids’ lists this holiday. No matter what their favourite team is, kids can award them hockey’s biggest trophy with this play set. It makes a great stocking stuffer for any little sports fan, and can be combined with other Playmobil hockey sets (featuring favourite teams) for more fun!
3. Hape Double Loop Railway Set: What little kid doesn’t love a railway set? There’s a reason these toys are the traditional gift to set up around the Christmas tree! This set is trending because it’s made with classic wood, comes with bridges and tunnels, and all the train pieces your kids need to build and rebuild the track to their heart’s content.
2. Selfie Mic: Definitely a cool, trending toy that kids and tweens will love. This mic comes with a selfie stick, ear piece and free app that makes it the ultimate (and portable) karaoke machine. This gift is a must for holiday 2016.
1. Crossover Ski: Scooters like this one have been trending as the most wanted kids’ toy for some time, but what makes this our top trending toy for the upcoming holiday season is its twist. If your kids have been wishing for scooters, they’ll love that this one can be used year round with the switch of wheels for skis! You’ll win Christmas with this under the tree, since kids can use it right away in the snow!
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