Making sure to put the right presents under the tree for kids is a trick that even befuddles Santa sometimes. If you’re hoping to find out what’s hot before you head out to shop on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, we’ve put together a few suggestions.
Retailers themselves are sometimes the best judges of what’s in. Here are what some big toy retailers in Contra Costa County and beyond are saying:
Toys ‘R’ Us
This retailer has a Top 15 list of toys for boys and girls. Some of its suggestions include:
- Doc McStuffins Time for Your Checkup doll
- Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Doll
- LeapPad2 Explorer
- Wii U
- Hot Wheels R/C Terrain Twister
To see the full list, visit Toys ‘R’ Us online.
This store agrees with Toys ‘R’ Us on a few counts, but has its own suggestions, as well. They include:
- Easy Bake Ultimate Oven
- Disney Bounce Bounce Tigger
- Beyblade Destroyer Dome Set
- LEGO Super Heroes Batwing Battle Over Gotham City
- NERF N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster
To see the full list of suggestions, visit Target online.
This retailer has an extensive list of hot toys for the holidays. It’s also running an online contest where customers can vote for what toy they think is the “hottest” of the season. To see all Walmart’s suggestions, visit the store online.
This online retailer has a number of suggestions on its “hot” list. It also includes some suggestions for pre-teens and teens. Just Dance 4 anyone?
To see all of Amazon’s hot toy suggestions, visit the store online.
But Patch readers might be the best judges of all. What toys are trending in demand in your house this season? Share your suggestions in the comments section.
And, yes, we realize that some people wouldn't get caught near a big retailer on Black Friday. In fact, we invested a syndrome named after that notion: Black Friday Repression Syndrome.