Counting the days to Christmas yet? With Christmas Eve three months from today, it’s never too early to start planning your Christmas shopping strategy. With that in mind, here are some clues on what gift ideas are going to be hot this Christmas.
This forecast of 2018’s trendiest toys will give you a jump-start on what your kids will be begging for in a few months, so you can plan ahead and watch for the best deals. Happy deal-hunting!
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What’s Going To Be Hot This Christmas?
Do you remember back in the 1980s when the Back to the Future films crashed into movie theaters? Well, ever since then, children have dreamed of having their very own hoverboards so that they could whizz around their house just like Marty McFly whizzed around on his in the movies.
And the good news is, these gadgets have moved way beyond their initial safety hiccups, so 2018’s models are by far the safest yet. If you check the items from gizmo4sale.com, you’ll see that you can now buy some very fancy hoverboards that are sure to wow your kiddos on Christmas morning. Hoverboards are set to be one of the biggest presents this Christmas, so make sure your kids don’t go without!
Harry Potter Legos
If your kids are old enough to enjoy the Harry Potter books, then you already know that anything Harry Potter-themed is a guaranteed hit. My girls just started reading the books in August, and we spent yesterday afternoon watching the fourth Harry Potter film. After which, they took turns “flying” around the house on an (electric) broom!
Lego and Monopoly are always classic Christmas gifts that cover a wide age spectrum. But if your littles are too young for games like Monopoly or the tiny pieces of Lego sets, there’s no better time than Christmas to introduce them to the world of Playmobil.
Chow Crown Game
Save this silly family game for snack time, and get your munchies ready. Whoever’s turn it is needs to wear a hat that plays music. While the melody is playing, the wearer needs to try and eat all the different food that is hanging from plastic forks suspended from the crown. You can add any kind of small snacks to the attachments, such as pieces of fruit or candies. Then get ready to laugh your head off while you watch each player try to eat the food from the flying forks!
Just like Playmobil sets, kids love playing make-believe games with the animal families that make up the Calico Critters/Sylvanian Family lines. They really are so cute that it’s hard not to fall in love with them!
It’s hard to deny that teaching our kids the basics in the 21st century is a whole different ballgame from decades before. Take, for instance, the ways that technology has infiltrated every aspect of our daily lives since the start of the new millennium. Kids need to be tech-savvy beyond just figuring out how to swipe on iOS or Android devices. One of these new skills that children need to grasp from an early age is coding.
There are now lots of games that can help them learn this skill in a fun way; Robot Turtles is my girls’ fave in this category. Or you can sign them up for a kids’ coding club, which Kimmie did last school year. But the most fun way I’ve seen to learn coding is through some very cool coding robots, such as the Ozobot Evo and the Sphero SPRK+. Kids need to enter in different coding instructions to get their robots to move around and carry out simple tasks. The girls got to play with both of these coding toys at a Girl Scout STEM event last year, and the entire troop LOVED trying to keep from crashing into their friends’ robots!
No question about it, the toys that will be hot this Christmas season are going to be big hits with kids of all ages. Which of these will be on YOUR kids’ wish list? Let us know in the comments!