With Christmas 2009 gone and past many people were doing some last minute shopping scrambling around frantically trying to purchase gifts for the kids. Of course, you want to buy them something they’ll enjoy. After all, there’s nothing quite like that gleam in their eyes on Christmas morning when they receive something really special from you. Whether you have a baby, toddlers, kindergarteners or even pre-teens, there are plenty of hot toys out there for you to choose from this year. Here’s a look at what many people bought and at some of the best selling toys for 2009.
Top Toys for Babies
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Sometimes shopping for a baby is a bit difficult. Usually it’s best to look for toys that they’ll enjoy and toys that will help them learn and develop. Here are a couple of the hottest baby toys and gifts in 2009.
Learn and Groove Table
A great toy for your baby that is definitely on the hot list this year is the Learn and Groove Table by LeapFrog. There are more than 40 songs and 15 activities on this table. It allows kids to explore, lets them enjoy music, and introduces babies to counting, numbers, and shapes. You’ll pay around $35 for this toy.
Zoo Activity Center
The Zoo Activity Center is a hot toy for babies this year as well. It costs between $60 and $100, depending on where you buy. This center provides babies with a lot of fun, helping them to develop hand and eye coordination, stimulating their imagination with colors and objects, and it includes jungle designs, the alphabet, and more.
Top Toys for Toddlers
Are you looking for toys for your toddler? If so, you will want to make sure you purchase them toys that are fun, but you’ll want the toys to be educational as well. Not sure what the hottest toys are for toddlers this year? Here’s a look at the hot toddler toys for 2009.
Elmo Live Encore
One of the hottest toys out there is the Elmo Live Encore, which is celebrate the 40th birthday of Sesame Street this year. It comes with new jokes, songs, and more. The toy starts up when you squeeze or tickle the nose, foot, back, or tummy. His mouth opens, his head moves around, and he sings three of the classic Sesame Street song. This is one hot toy, so you’ll want to move fast. You’ll spend between $50-70 for this toy, depending on where you make the purchase.
Elmo Personalized Music
At More4kids, this was one of our top sellers. This personalized CD stars Elmo® and his friends from Sesame Street. It features “Happy Tappin’ with Elmo” and “Elmo’s World”. Elmo® sings and says the child’s name over 60 times throughout the 23 tracks. This CD is available for over 1650 names and has a running time of just over 30 minutes. Visit the More4kids Giftshop for our Elmo Music CD
My First Kitchen
Another of the hottest toys for toddlers is the My First Kitchen set by Early Learning Centre. It offers kids pretend play, helping them use that imagination. It has won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award, and is appropriate for kids from 1 year to 3 years of age. The price is reasonable, ranging from $30-50, depending on where you buy it.
Ride and Learn Giraffe
The Ride and Learn Giraffe Bike from Vtech Ride is another of the hottest toys this year for toddlers. It helps your kids get active, it comes with an LCD screen, has a bouncy seat, and teaches kids about objects, animals, and letters. For about $30-45, you can purchase this fun toy for your toddlers.
Top Toys for Ages 5-10
Kids that are ages 5-10 become a bit more difficult to buy for. Don’t worry though, there are plenty of hot toys. Here is a look at the hottest 2009 toys for your 5-10 year olds.
Zhu Zhu Pets
Zhu Zhu Pets are hot this year. Not sure what they are? They’re little hamsters that are motorized. They run around, make sounds, bump into things, and zoom around in various directions. These pets come with all kinds of accessories that you can buy, like hamster wheels and balls. They are hard to find though, but you may be able to find them online.
You probably already know that Transformers 2 was a hot movie this year and now there are toys out there that based on this movie and they are very hot this year. Some of the best transformers toys include the Devastator, Ultimate Bumblebee, and the Optimus Prime.
2009 Barbie Holiday Doll
For girls that collect Barbie dolls, a hot choice this year is the 2009 Barbie Holiday Doll. This is a limited edition doll and is different from any other Barbie out there. It’s fairly easy to find, since plenty of them have been made, so stores shouldn’t run out of this hot Barbie. Furthermore, a Handmade Birch Wood Dollhouse would be a perfect partner gift for this new Barbie doll.
Tweens and Teens
As kids get older, many of them seem to think that they are beyond getting toys for Christmas, but there are actually some hot toys out there this year that even tweens and teens are going to like. Here are a couple options on the hot list that this age group is sure to love.
Bakugan 7 in 1 Maxus Dragonoid
If you have a tween or teen that is into the Bakugan show or game, then this is a great game. Basically this game/toy is a meeting of the Japanese anime show, card games, and the Transformers.
Tweens and Teens, especially the girls are really into the Twilight Saga, especially with the recent release of the movie New Moon. Now there are Twilight dolls out there that even Tweens and Teens are sure to enjoy. There are Bella, Jaco, and Edward dolls out there that you can purchase from various manufacturers.
This is the new hand held Nintendo gaming system and it’s on the hot list this Christmas. It has built in sound recorders and cameras to make portable gaming even cooler for kids.
There are a lot of hot toys out there for 2009, so you will definitely want to get out there and make your purchasing quickly before the hot toys are gone. Another great option is to take a look at some of our personalized kids gifts as well, taking great gifts and making them personal for a special Christmas gift your kids will enjoy.