When you walk into a toy store with the intention of buying a gift, are you overwhelmed? It seems like there are endless options these days and it can be tough knowing where to start. Depending on the age and gender of the child you are shopping for, there can be hundreds of options!
To help you narrow down your next toy shopping trip, we have created the list of the 5 top hottest toys for 2016:
1. The Pie Face Game:
Made popular on the Ellen Show recently, this game is hilarious and fun for kids of all ages, including adults. The premise is very simple and derived from its name: someone can and will wind up with some "pie" in their face! It is easy to set up and can be played with multiple people. Simply place your face into the cardboard hole, roll the dice, and the number will determine how many times you will turn the crank. You never quite know when the hand covered in whip cream will come up and coat your face in the sweet sticky substance. Whipped cream not included.
2. Play All Day Elmo:
A childhood favorite since 1979, Elmo is always a great choice when choosing a gift. Both interactive and cuddly, the newest version of Elmo comes preloaded with 8 games and over 150 responses that will make it seem like Elmo is really chatting with your children. Toddlers love playing "Red Light, Green Light" with Elmo and giving him lots of hugs.
3. Jedi Master Lightsaber:
With the most recent Star Wars having hit theaters in 2015, this franchise is fresh on everyone's minds. That is why the Jedi Master Lightsaber is such a popular toy right now for kids of all ages. The latest generation of lightsabers come with an assortment of lights and sounds that will make kids feel like they are part of the movie. You can even add multiple light sabers at once to the most current model to make a more impressive, and of course, entertaining, toy for children. This toy is best suited for children over the age of six.
4. Le Toy Van:
What started as a small company in the UK has grown into a worldwide franchise, delighting children in countries around the globe. The Le Toy Van collection is different from other toy companies in that it includes high quality painted wooden toys that are ethically made from replenished wood. Durable and fun to play with, the Le Toy Van collection features cars, dollhouses, pirate ships and so much more. Your children will play with these wooden toys for years to come! Better yet, these unique wooden toys are so durable that your grand kids just might be playing with them in the future as well.
This tiny toy with a funny name is quickly becoming popular with children. They are a new brand of construction toy, allowing children to build anything their imagination can create thanks to suction technology. Simply press them together to build long chains, bridges, buildings and snakes. Available in a variety of sizes and colors, your kids will be entertained for hours, and better yet, be working their brains while they are playing. Don't be surprised if you find yourself picking up a few to see what you can create, they are addictive!