Do you need to pick up a gift or two for your niece, nephew or grandchild for the holidays, but don’t know what to buy? Let an assortment of holiday gift guides from retailers and other sources help you find the right toy this year.
The “Hot Toys” list from Toys R Us features toys for both boys and girls at an assortment of price points. What’s on the list? Popular favorites like the LeapPad Ultra, Cra-Z Loom bracelet maker, Xbox One and Crazy Cart are all featured. For babies, you can pick up the Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car or the Rollin’ Tunes Zebra. Toys R Us also has a gift guide for differently-abled kids, with toys that include Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn CD Player and Bop It! Reaction Game.
When it comes to finding the right gifts for kids, who better to ask than kids? Walmart’s guide to the top gifts this year was chosen by children and includes toys that span a variety of interests. The list includes Crayola Marker Maker Kit, Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker, Furby Boom and Playskool Sesame Street.
Target’s guide to the top gifts this holiday season makes it easy to find the right gift. You can narrow the list by gender, age, and category. You can also narrow it down by character, making it easy to find the right toy for a child who is a fan of a particular TV show or movie.
Amazon’s Holiday Toy List makes it easy to find the right gift. In addition to finding a gift by gender, age, and interest, you can also include a price range. The site also makes it easy to find gifts eligible for Amazon Prime or for giftwrap, so you can ship a gift, too.
Independent toy stores in Chicago are weighing in with guides of their own. Toys et Cetera, which has three stores in Chicago, offers a holiday guide that includes toys for children of all ages. Toys are grouped by interest, and include science, the arts, music and pretend play. It also has an extensive list of games, including brain teasers like Temple Trap and Forbidden Island.
Redbook Magazine also has a list of the top 10 gifts for this holiday season. The list includes LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer, Disney Doc McStuffins Interactive Talking Doll and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures.