2013's Christmas Toy Hot Lists, Abridged: 7 Things Your Kids Will Want

Christmas is still more than three months away, but the major retailers already have a pretty good idea what you're going to get your kids this holiday season.

Each fall, Toys R Us puts out its "Hot Toys" list, predicting which toys will be, well, hot. Kmart (SHLD) does the same with its "Fab 15" list. And last week, Walmart (WMT) put out its own prediction list, which was partly determined through the input of actual children. To help out harried parents, we're gone through them all and picked out a few of the likely hottest of the hot.

Some of the toys appear on all three lists, which is a pretty good indication that they're going to be very much in-demand this season. A few others may also look familiar if you caught our preview of Toys R Us' holiday plans.

All three retailers are offering free layaway this season, so if you think your kids will want anything here, considering putting it on layaway now. Even if you don't need layaway to afford the toys, it's still a good way of hiding the gifts until you get closer to the big day. And for those who will be buying Chanukah gifts, it isn't even all that early to be getting a jump on your shopping. Thanks to the oscillations of the lunar calendar, the first candles of the holiday will be lit the evening before Thanksgiving this year. That's only 10 weeks away.

Happy shopping!

Matt Brownell is the consumer and retail reporter for DailyFinance. You can reach him at Matt.Brownell@teamaol.com, and follow him on Twitter at @Brownellorama.

Increase your money and finance knowledge from home

Managing your Portfolio

Keeping your portfolio and financial life fit!

View Course »

Introduction to Preferred Shares

Learn the difference between preferred and common shares.

View Course »

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum


Filter by:

Just search pet TickleMe plant to grow a real house plant that moves and closes its leaves when you Tickle it!

November 26 2014 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I noticed this list and think it a really good one. Nice job i recommend this too http://www.9jera.com/the-best-deals-for-christmas.html Click here its inline with whats mentioned here toys, electronics and more discount deals. Cheers

December 09 2013 at 6:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Craig Stapley

Great List. Try sending your kids a letter from Santa this year.


November 17 2013 at 9:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The Zombie Plant Grow Kit

November 15 2013 at 11:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow! Your article has just gone to show me how far out of the loop I am with regard to kids Christmas presents! My kids are well and truly grown up, but with the birth of my first grandchild, my passion has been re-ignited. I also found awesome kids Christmas presents here

November 12 2013 at 5:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Monica Luna


Nicole Kidman Celebrity Tod's Bag-every stylish woman must have!

November 07 2013 at 4:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Flutterbye is a perfect toy for girls and Ninja Turtles are preferred by boys. In Christmas, some traditional toys like train sets have more than classics themes. http://www.christmastrainsetsforunderthetree.com They are still loved by children and adults.

November 06 2013 at 2:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Abe Hazbun


November 02 2013 at 11:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Justin Gibbs

I like the Hydrolab, its a fun, safe way to teach your kids about gardening, and it's self contained so it makes cleaning up a breeze http://www.groovycooltoys.com/hydrolab-power-tech-series.html. It's not your typical toy and definitely for kids in the 10+ range, but really cool and fun.

October 31 2013 at 3:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carmen Lynn

Holiday Shop at www.blackshoppingchannel.com. and have products shipped to your door step without paying any money up front for up to six months. For more information call (800) 826-1497

October 25 2013 at 11:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply