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Shopping Guide Christmas 2013

Shopping Guide to the Hot Selling Holiday Toys For Christmas 2013

Every Christmas there is a new list of much touted toys and this year is no exception. To help you evaluated the holiday toys for Christmas 2013 we have prepared this report – Shopping Guide Christmas 2013 .
As Grandparents we welcome the advice of the experts who prepare lists of hot selling Christmas toys. Both the retailers and the toy experts follow the trends carefully and are on top of the toys that will be on many children’s wish lists.
This summary of their findings will help you find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Be sure to shop early as shortages do happen in most areas.

Christmas 2013 Electronics

In this world of high tech it is a given that electronics for all ages are all the rage. These devices are available for every age range and most budgets.

Tablets for Kids

Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra Kids Learning Tablet With the advent of the iPad children have demanded similar devices. In our family all our Grandchildren like to have access to an iPad and when that is not possible they love to have their own tablets. You will find a complete review of the Ten Top Tablets For Kids by pressing on the link. We know from our research that the Leapad Ultra is this year’s most sought after electronic device for ages 4 – 9 years. Our four year old Granddaughters received the Leapad 2 and it has been worth every penny spent on it.
However there are other options in tablets and we encourage to read our review of the Ten Top Tablets For Kids and make up your own mind.

Christmas 2013 Game Consoles

Xbox One with Kinect This holiday season will see Xbox One on everyone’s list. It is in a preorder state at the moment and if your gamers want one we advise ordering early. It is predicted to be one of the most advanced gaming systems on the market.
Just being released for Christmas 2013 is a new version of Skylanders Swap Force. It is available for a number of gaming consoles. This video game is accompanied by a number of action figures.

Christmas 2013 Electronic Pets

FurReal Friends Cuddles My Giggly Monkey Pet It seems that every Christmas there is a new electronic pet. This year it is the funny looking Ugglys pets. They have children laughing at the disgusting sounds that they make and their ability to distort a child’s voice. They might not appeal to adults but children love them.
FurReal Friends are offering My Giggly Monkey Pet that giggles and makes monkey sounds when you play with it. Her eyes close and she knows when she is upside down. She is soft and cuddly.

Christmas 2013 Construction Toys

Chima The Lion CHI Temple My Grandsons love Lego and cannot collect enough sets. This holiday season Lego Legends of Chima series are in demand. The Lego Chima – The Lion CHI Temple is predicted to sell out quickly. It appeals to the innate attraction that boys have to warfare.
Last year I was happy to discover the Lego Friends sets. I think something a bit more feminine than warfare might get girls more involved with building Lego. For Christmas 2013 they have introduced Lego Mindstorms. It is rather expensive but will appeal to older children who have a real interest in science. A more affordable choice is LEGO Minecraft that has attraction from both boys and girls.

Christmas 2013 Popular Characters

Every Christmas the toy industry brings out toys based on popular figures from TV shows and movies and this year is no exception.
Big Hugs ElmoSofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends


Big Hugs Elmo is this year’s version of the ever popular Sesame Street Elmo. Perfect for preschoolers he hugs, he dances, and he sings. He also has a number of phrases to interact with your child.

Sofia the First:

We think Sofia the First will be one of the most sought after dolls for this holiday season. It definitely appeals to our four year old twins. They love the TV show. Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends is on their Christmas wish list. New for the holidays is the Royal Talking Enchanted Vanity. Check out our review of Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends.

Doc McStuffins Doctor's Bag

Doc McStuffins:

The Doc McStuffins TV show is a favorite in our household particularly with one of the twins. She loves the idea that Dottie can fix her toys. The portraying of Dottie’s mother as a doctor is a great role model for today’s girls. The Deluxe Get Better Check-Up Center, this year’s bestseller allows children to play doctor. Combine this with the Doc McStuffins Doctor’s Bag and your child is all set to fix everything in the house. These items are already beginning to show shortages so don’t delay order now.

Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2:

For those lovers of the Despicable Me movie these Despicable Me 2 action figures come in a variety of forms. Children love the 55 Minion sayings and sound effects that some of the interactive figures have. Although they are available as plush toys and figurines the talking action ones seem most popular.

Christmas 2013 Active Toys

It is our opinion that toys that encourage children to be active are by far more engaging and long lasting than many of the indoor “fads”. For Christmas 2013 here are a couple of ideas:

Razor Crazy carts

The Razor Crazy Cart:

Our neighbor’s boys have two of these Razor Crazy carts and they are amazing. Made for children at least 9+ who have good road sense. Similar to a go-kart the drive system allows for forward, reverse, sideways and diagonal motion. The boys love this and their parents are dying
to try it. It is on the more expensive side but it will last many years.

Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car:

From the older children to the babies we move to a Fisher Price car. The Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car is recommended for 6 months to age 3. As well as a first vehicle it has many learn features for baby to explore.
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe

Cozy Coupe:

This report would not be complete without our favorite active toy for preschoolers – The Cozy Coupe. Dollar for dollar this is one of the most durable toys on the market. It comes in the classic model, the princess model, the tractor and the adorable taxicab. You can find our reviews here.
Grandparent’s Review of the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Cab
Little Tikes Cozy Truck Review by Grandparent

Christmas 2013 Girly Items

In many ways there always seems to be more choices for girls. There is an endless stream of dolls, dollhouses, craft items, and jewelry. Here are a few suggestions for Christmas 2013.
Ever After High Dolls

Ever After High Dolls:

Not based on spooky characters like the famous Monster High Dolls these Ever After High Dolls are based on fairy tales and fantasies. Their costumes are stylish and quirky. They will appeal to those girls looking for something other than Barbie.
Flutterbye Flying Fairy

Flutterbye Flying Fairy:

This Flutterbye Flying Fairy is on everyone’s best selling figure for this holiday season. Your young girl can watch as the fairy flies in response to the movement of their hand. Enchanting, magical dolls that will be on many wish lists; the Flutterbye Flying Fairy is beginning to sell out.
Cra-Z-Art Shimmer 'n Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Make

Shimmer n Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom:

My eldest Granddaughter has always preferred craft items to dolls. This Shimmer n Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom will be a perfect gift for her. She likes to make things for her friends and they all love to wear bracelets.
This Shopping Guide to the Hot Selling Holiday Toys For Christmas 2013 just scratches the surface of all the new and wonderful toys available for this holiday season’s shopping. We hope you will return often to our site as we update it with further reviews of this year’s hot selling toys. We urge you to shop early as supplies do get low and for the very popular toys sell out is a sad reality.
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