September is upon us, so you know what that means: it's time to start Christmas shopping! We know it seems crazy to be thinking about Christmas when we haven't even gotten through Halloween and Thanksgiving yet, but we all know how quickly the next few months will fly by. Not to mention, if you wait too long to start your gift buying, there's a good chance you'll miss out on some of the season's hottest toys!
Nabbing the "It" toy has become something of a competitive sport in the last few years, and if you don't strike early, you may end up paying way over retail on a resale site. If you're at a loss as to where to even start on your kid's lists this year, Amazon is here to help! They've put together a carefully curated list of the top toys of 2018, so you can figure out what your kid might want before they do!
The list was compiled using data tracking of the latest products and trends, and includes every kind of toy you can imagine. They have STEM toys, collectibles, games, and classic toys with a new twist. Our own kids are big fans of so many of these toys, and truth be told, they were already on their Christmas lists!
STEM toys are definitely going to be hot this holiday season, and this Harry Potter coding kit is going to be a top-seller, for sure. Your kids can combine their love of HP with their STEM curiosities and learn how to cast some spells!
Are you kiddos obsessed with LOL Surprise dolls? Then this LOL house is going to blow their minds. It comes with 85 different surprises! Translation: it comes with 85 impossibly small pieces for you to keep track of.
Harry Potter is enjoying quite the revival! As new generations discover the magic of Harry Potter, we're seeing lots of new branded merchandise. This Great Hall LEGO build needs to be in every HP/LEGO fan's collection.
Amazon also included some hot toys for younger kiddos, like this Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Vet Play Pet Set. We love Melissa & Doug toys, and this one looks adorable!
Take family game night to a whole new level with some fun and silly new games! Last year, it was all about the Pie Face Challenge. This year, Chow Crown moves to the top of the hot toy list, and we have to say, we're buying this one just to watch our kids try to eat snacks off a dangling pole in front to their faces.
This is just a small sampling of the list of toys Amazon thinks you may want to keep an eye on for this holiday season! You can see the full list here. Happy shopping!