Holiday Gift List 2013: Shopping for Kids

There is less than a month left in this year’s Christmas shopping season! But don’t start to panic – we’re here to help! We’ve done all of the homework for you this year when it comes to shopping for the kids on your list! The top toys of 2013 are only a click away – you’re sure to find that perfect gift! Read on for this year’s list of hottest gifts for kids!

LeapPad Ultra
The LeapPad Ultra is the next generation of LeapPad tablets that builds on the progress made by the LeapPad 2 and is aimed at slightly older kids with a more adult design, Internet connectivity and more efficient hardware inside. Of course this kid-friendly tablet is just like its predecessors, the LeapPad Ultra is non-Android based and is compatible with the extensive range of LeapPad’s superior educational and entertaining games and apps available to purchase or download. If you are shopping for a younger kid, you should consider the LeapPad 2. But the Ultra is perfect for kids in the “pre-iPad” years!

HASBRO Furby Boom
Furby is making its comeback this year with the latest Furby Boom. This toy has a “mind of its own” to say the least.  Kids will enjoy feeding, bathing and playing games with this Furby that is literally 100% dependent on its owner for survival. The Furby Boom comes with an app for a smart phone or tablet that will allow you to virtually take care of Furby!


Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow
The season’s hottest nerf toy, for a change, is being marketed towards girls this year! This hot pink bow-and-arrow nerf gun is most likely playing on the recent female heroine sensations of Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” and Princess Merida in “Brave”.  Every girl will want one under the tree this year!


Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo
A plush Elmo cuddle toy seems to always make its way into the top gift lists and this year is no different. Big Hugs Elmo toy loves getting hugs, but he really loves giving them! Some people get this one confused with the classic ‘Tickle Me Elmo’, but this one is the ‘Hug Me’ version! After getting a hug from Elmo, your little one can pretend along with him, and even dance, sing, nap, and cuddle with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street pal!

VTech Stum & Jam KidiBand
The perfect gift for the budding rockstar! The Vtech Strum & Jam KidiBand leads to some fun jam sessions! Strum the guitar, beat the drums and the play keyboard along to 12 popular kids’ songs and melodies with this 3-in-1 music toy…and an easy to find off switch ;). Your preschooler will play in rock, hip-hop and jazz styles or make their own songs in freestyle mode. A cool whammy bar, guitar strings and fun effects spark their creativity while cheering audience sounds build their self-esteem. Don’t forget to tap the cymbal for an unforgettable finish! You little one will love to rock out and learn on the guitar, piano and drums.!

To see what else is hot this year, visit the trend, Gifts for Kids!

Have you started shopping for the kid on your list? Comment below and add to our gift ideas for 2013 or tweet us your gift picks using the hashtag, #shopcomholidays! Stay tuned for next week’s post on shopping for teens!

Other posts in the 2013 holiday gift list series: Women // Men // Babies

Kaitlyn Ivancic

Kaitlyn Ivancic

Director of Consumer Marketing for SHOP.COM

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