Now that we’re headed into the latter part of the year, it’s time to start thinking about you know what – Christmas. You need to start planning what you’re going to get for your kids.
That process, however, isn’t always an easy task. That’s why we’ve put together a list of this year’s hottest Christmas gifts for the younger generation. Check them out below.
It might be a classic, but Brio continues to be among the hottest kids’ Christmas gifts out there. Yes, you might have to remortgage your home to pay for it, but it is so worth it. Kids can build elaborate train tracks and get all sorts of interesting pieces, such as bridges, turntables and even segments of track with xylophones built into them.
If regular Brio is out of your price range, there are other cheaper brands that offer compatible segments of track and accessories. These are usually around half the cost.
Forget regular Play Doh. Today’s manufacturers are creating what they’re calling advanced modelling clays. Kids can blend these together to create new colors and use them to design complex objects, everything from figurines to model aircraft.
Playmobil With Floating Pieces
Playmobil has decided that the future is to include water elements into its design. This, it says, improves the sensory experience and gets kids more involved in their play.
The Aqua version of the classic toy comes with multiple floating pieces, including ducks, paddle boats and fish. There’s also a crank that kids can use to get the water to flow in a circle.
Personalised Seasonal Books
Personalised gifts are becoming more popular every year, and 2021 is no exception. Today, building a personalised Christmas book for your child is easier than ever before.
The idea is pretty simple. Parents fill out a bunch of fields and upload images they want to include online and then a publisher will create the book for them. Almost everything is customisable, from the exterior design to the typeface.
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks
Believe it or not, Hot Wheels are still going. And this year, the brand is pushing its new monster truck-themed playset. Trucks start on a turntable and then descend down through the “ring of fire” before crashing into a stopper on the other side. This version of Hot Wheels is designed to be more transportable, allowing kids to take their toys with them when they travel.
Barbie Rainbow Magic
This year, Barbie is jettisoning her legs for a fishy tail. Barbie will come in multiple ethnicities and will sport rainbow colors.
Sesame Street Collection
Sesame Street is also making a comeback this year, thanks to a range of googly-eyed cuddly toys depicting characters from the television show. Options include legends like the Cookie Monster and Elmo as well as newer characters, all dressed in key worker uniforms.
Lastly, LED technology is making light-up activity boards easier, cheaper and safer to make. These typically come with shapes that children have to fit into lit-up markers.