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Top Ten Must Have Toys & Gifts For Christmas 2014
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Every year, there are a number of must-have Christmas toys that parents all over the world begin their search in order to find at a reasonable price, without too much hassle required, or even at all. For some reason, there are never enough of these must-have toys or gifts to go around everyone, and it is not unusual to find parents queuing outside a department store or toy store from 5am, flask of tea in on hand and a blanket in the other, in order to try to get one of ten items to be in the store come 9am when it opens. With this in mind, a little research into this year's likely must-have best-selling toys can allow the parent time to plan how and where they will find the must-have items (and the cash in which to purchase them!)
1 --- Most Wanted – an iPad Air
In one sense, the must-have gift items for children and teenagers has become easier to guess as the years have gone by and the digital information age has got an even firmer footing. The best-selling gift item for teenagers and even children from the age of 8 years old is now an iPad. The newest model is the iPad Air, but the others are still extremely popular and will be most gratefully received by children this Christmas.
A netbook, notebook or laptop or a MacBook closely follow the iPad and it will be a few years yet before they start to dwindle in numbers, as tablet computers replace them altogether. Furthermore, it is often assumed by class teachers at school that all children have these items now, so they have risen from a possible choice of expensive present to a necessary school accessory. Even so, they are a hugely popular choice for Christmas 2013.
The three most wanted or best selling netbooks are:
The Asus EE PC 1005PE
This is priced at around $250 in the current market, so prices should fall by around $20 by Christmas 2011, although special offers and deals may be found.
The netbook contains 1GB of memory and a 250GB hard disk drive, wi-fi capability and Windows 7 Starter Edition.
The Lenovo IdeaPad
This is more expensive than the Asus EE PC at around $380, so prices around Christmas 2011 will be around $350.
This netbook contains 1GB of memory and a 160GB hard disk drive, wi-fi capability and Windows XP Home Edition.
HP Mini 210
This is the most expensive netbook of the three, at around $420 in the current climate.
The netbook features 1GB of memory and a 250GB hard disk drive, wi-fi capability and Windows 7 Starter Edition.
2 --- Nintendo 3DS
The newest range of the popular games console is set to be extremely popular among Christmas wish lists this year. The 3DS allows the user to play 3D games without needing special glasses. It has lots of built-in features, accessories and games such as Face Raiders.
There are a wide range of games and accessories available for the 3DS and it also plays the original games from the DS Lite and DS XL editions.
The console is priced at $250 and includes a 2GB memory card.
3 --- Baby Annabell – Zapf Creations
This is world's best selling doll and this year is to be no exception. Baby Annabell has become a household name for dolls. Baby Annabell is lifelike in that she suckles on her pacifier or bottle of milk and gurgles and cries.
The doll is priced around $89.99 from Amazon and many clothes and accessories are available making sure that this doll never becomes boring to the child.
This toy is suitable for children aged 3 years and over due to small parts that could be a choking hazard and requires 3 AA batteries.
4 --- Stinky the Garbage Truck
This is a real working garbage truck by Matxhbox and is part of the Big Rig Buddies range of vehicles. The toy is interactive and talks, sings, tells jokes and even eats.
The vehicle is completely interactive and comes with a DVD with stories of Stinky and his friends and their adventures.
The toy is priced at $58 and requires 4 C batteries.
5 --- Fijit Friends Interactive Toy
Fijit Friends are small round character toys that come to life when interacted with and tell jokes and sing songs. They feature voice recognition. There are four different models:
Logan – the sporty Fijit Friend, who is blue.
Sage – the adventurous Fijit Friend, who is green.
Willa – the trend-setting Fijit Friend, who is purple.
Serafina – the sweetie-pie Fijit Friend, who is pink.
Each toy is priced around $49.99 on Amazon.
This interactive toy is suitable for children aged 6 years and over and requires 5 AA batteries.
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6 --- The Vtech Kidizoom Camera
This is a real digital camera with 4x zoom, and complete with an internal 128MB memory which can hold up to 1,000 photos. It also takes a memory card. The camera has three built-in games and several fun photo applications, such as borders and stamps.
The camera is priced at around $35 and accessories can be purchased, such as a matching digital photo frame.
This toy is recommended for children from 3 to 8 years of age.
7 --- Barbie Doggie Park Playset and Various Accessories
This is the latest must-have Barbie doll toy and includes a dog that walks and roller skates. The playset includes kibble and bones for the dog and items for Barbie and there are fun things to do such as a puppy carousel. There are other accessories such as kittens in the same range.
The playset costs around $26 and the puppies can be purchased on their own for around $20. There are many other items and playsets in the range also.
8 --- Nerf N-Strike Nite Finder
This is a blaster that shoots darts. It has a red beam to ensure perfect aiming and comes with 3 darts, although more can be purchased separately.
Suitable for children aged 3 plus.
9 --- LEGO City Police Station
LEGO has been top of the charts for toys for many years, and LEGO City is a range of real-life situations using LEGO. The Police Station includes 2 separate jail cells, a helicopter landing pad on the roof, a command centre with computers and a garage. It includes accessories such as handcuffs and a wanted poster. Also includes a police car, bicycle and prisoner transport van. In total there are 783 pieces.
This LEGO City playset is priced at $99 and is suitable for children aged 6-12 years.
10 --- LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Learning System
This is a handheld educational console aimed at children aged 4 to 9 years. It includes several built-in games and more can be purchased on cartridges, and features such learning modules as reading, writing, arithmetic and sciences. It also has videos and e-books.
The console is said to boost childrens' creativity and skills in a fun way, and this can be monitored by parents.
The console is available to buy at $59.
These must-have toys and gifts have a habit of selling out quick so the advice is, in order to make sure your children get what they want, whether they be items on this list or not, purchase them as early as you can. Usually around November is when the bargains are the best, so this may be a good time to buy.