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Top Gifts for Kids
Top 10 Gifts for Children
If you're looking for the best presents for kids this year you should find this Christmas gift guide useful. Included below are the top 10 toys that people like to buy for their children this holiday season. Gift shopping for your kids can be a daunting task, especially if they are picky about what they get. However, I think you will find something suitable out of these bestselling toys for children that I've listed below. You are also welcome to share your own gift ideas in the comments section at the bottom of this page.
#1. Barbie Dolls & Accessories
A classic gift for girls, Barbie dolls & accessories from Mattel are still as popular as ever. Every year, they come out with a new Holiday Doll, and 2014 is no exception. This glamorous Barbie Collector 2014 Holiday Doll is dressed in a beautiful red gown featuring intricate golden lace. Complementing the look are an ornate gold necklace, red nail polish, and sparkly gold eye shadow. Collectable holiday Barbie doll for 2014 is suitable for children six years and up.
#2. Air Hogs Jetpack Hero
Air Hogs R/C toys have long been popular among enthusiasts. Their new Jetpack Hero is a cleverly-disguised 2 channel plane, which is easy to control and durable, not to mention it looks really cool. This item is suitable for older children (ages 10+) and new fliers, and shouldn't break even if it crashes on the grass a few times. 2.4GHz remote control supports distances of up to 100 feet.
#3. Star Wars Lego Sets
Star Wars-themed Lego sets will provide your kids with galactic fun this holiday. Displayed to the left is a Star Wars Advent Calendar, an ingenious toy that offers 24 different Lego Star Wars gifts - one for each day of advent. Some of the vehicles included among the Lego models are a mini Christmas Speeder Bike and an Imperial Shuttle.
#4. Zoomer Dino
A fun interactive toy for smaller children (ages 5+), Zoomer Dino features several different modes which will provide hours of fun. By itself, it can roam around your house, balancing itself on two wheels, and just acting like a tiny prehistoric dinosaur. In another mode, it will behave like a pet and recognize your hand gestures, obeying commands like "sit" or "tail whip". Finally, remote control allows you to steer your Dino using a joystick.
#5. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch
Kidizoom Smartwatch is a huge hit, allowing young photographers to create photos and videos easily, and add cool effects and frames on top of them. The toy also includes several learning games, different watch faces, and an alarm function. Aimed at younger children (ages 4 to 7), it is build to be durable and splash-proof. Smartwatch comes in four different colors, and can be charged via the included USB cable.
#6. NERF Mega Thunderbow
When a toy has a name like "Mega Thunder Bow Blaster", you know it's got to be pretty damn cool. This is definitely true when it comes to the Thunderbow. This powerful "bow" type blaster can be loaded with five Mega Darts, which it can shoot up to a 100 feet. In fact, both its power and accuracy is one of the highest when it comes to Nerf guns. Another advantage is that no batteries are necessary to use it. Thunderbow's size, however, might be too large for the younger kids to handle.
#7. Create-A-Monster Design Lab
Like the name suggests, Create-A-Monster Design Lab allows kids to make their own Monster High doll by combining different parts like torso and limbs, and applying a decal of their choice. A hundred of various body and face tattoos are available for customizing the blank body of the doll. This one's aimed at younger kids, manufacturer-recommended ages being 6 and up. Watch this video to see it in action.
#8. Transformers Action Figures
Another top gift for kids, Transformers action figures will keep them occupied for hours. Displayed to the left is a large Bumblebee figure from Hasbro, modeled after the Age of Extinction. The figure will transform from robot mode to a yellow Chevy Camaro in one quick step. It is also armed with a disc launcher which fires as you pull it. Made for ages 5 and up.
#9. Hot Wheels Cars & Tracks
Hot Wheels diecast cars and trucks are incredibly popular and will make a great gift for the little auto enthusiast this holiday season. Featured to the left is a Hot Wheels "Drift Rally" track set, a wall-mounted track play system that can be used alone, or connected to other Wall Tracks you have for even more fun. Amazon customers give this set 4.5 out of 5 stars.
#10. Razor Crazy Cart
The only reason Crazy Cart from Razor is at the bottom of this list is that it's the most expensive item here. Otherwise, this is the ultimate gift that kids (and not only kids...) will love due to sheer fun of riding it. This electric go-cart has a special wheel system which allows the driver to drift or spin with ease, topping out at 12 mph and lasting for up to 40 minutes when fully charged. The frame is made from solid steel and built to last. Just make sure your kid uses this on flat pavement and always wears a helmet.