Best Toys for Christmas 2013

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Bestselling Christmas ToysIn this article, we will take a look at the Best Toys for Christmas 2013.

Christmas approaches fast and furious, and, before we know, it may be too late to buy Christmas Toys. With these bestselling Christmas toys however, you do not want to wait. In fact, you cannot wait or they will be sold out.

Each year the best toys for Christmas bring new and exciting offerings. This year many of the bestselling toys and games offer both education and entertainment, otherwise known as edutainment. These fun games allow your child to both learn and have fun!

Thus, without further ado, let’s take a look at the top ten toys for Christmas in 2013.

Best Toys for Christmas 2013: The Top 10

Banagrams: The #1 Toy for Christmas

#1 of the top ten toy for christmasBananagrams:  One of the Banagrams for ChristmasBananagrams top the list of great Christmas Gifts for Kids. They zoomed onto the top ten list when they came out and have never left.

Bananagrams are both playful and educational. And, most importantly, the kids love them! Banagrams are recommended for ages 7 years and higher!

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The Settlers of Catan: Voted the #2 Christmas Toy

#2 of the #2 bestselling christmas toyThe Settlers of Catan:  One of the The Settlers of Catan for ChristmasThe Settlers of Catan is a strategy game that has taken the Toy industry by storm. It makes our Bestselling Christmas Toys list at #2.

Like the Sims of the old days, the Settlers of Catan allows players to build roads, settlements, and cities on their “road to victory”. This game allows kids to play with each other, build their friendships, and learn in the process. It is intended for ages 10 and above.

One of the latest reviewers called this a “Fantastic family/strategy game!” Get yours now.

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LeapFrog for the Young Kids

#3 of the #3 bestselling christmas toyLeapFrog® Learn & Groove Musical Table: LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table for ChristmasThe LeapFron Learn and Groove Musical table makes the list of Best Toys for Christmas at #3. This is our first entry for the younger set. Ideal for children from 6 months to 3 years, this is a great toys for your child’s development.

The LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table is filled with both visual and auditory stimulation as it allows your child to play with the toys while listening to the music. If you have a young toddler, this is the #1 Christmas toy for them!

View Christmas Deals on LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table


The Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Mr. Squiggles for Christmas

#4 of the bestselling toys for toddlersZhu Zhu Pets Hamster Mr. Squiggles - Light Brown:  One of the Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Mr. Squiggles for ChristmasZhu Zhu Pets Hamster Mr. Squiggles leads the way for Christmas Gifts for children ages 3 and up. The Zhu Zhu Pets have taken the toy industry by storm. The little kids absolutely love them and they run out of stock very quickly as they have become bestselling Christmas Toys.

Zhu Zhu Pets offers not only the hamster but the whole Zhu Zhu playset that have become a roaring sellout. Get yours now!

View Christmas Specials on Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Mr. Squiggles


Nerf Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 Dart Blaster Value Pack: #5 Christmas Toy

#5 of the top christmas toyNerf Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 Dart Blaster Value Pack:  One of the Top Christmas ToyWe all loved the game of darts when we were young. Now, we have fun action games for kids in the form of the Nerf Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 Dart Blaster Value Pack.

Nerf Darts are a perennial bestselling toy because they are so much fun. This, along with the Nerf Dart Tag Hyperfire Blasters Deluxe 2-player set has continued to please the kids. It’s always a hot Christmas toy so get yours now.

View Christmas Specials on The Nerf Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 Dart Blaster Value Pack


Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks: A Perfect Gift for the Little Ones

#6 of the #6 Top Christmas ToyFisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks:  One of the Bestselling Christmas ToysFisher Price is always a leader in the toy making industry. With their Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks, they have again found a great Christmas gift idea for kids.

The Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks are perfect for kids from ages 6 months to 3 years and they teach your kids a lot. They are like Legos for Toddlers. Your kids are sure to love them…because all kids do!

View Christmas Deals on Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks


Quiddler: A Game for You and Your Kids

#7 of the #7 Best Christmas Toy for 2013Quiddler:  One of the Top Selling Christmas ToyIt’s always fun to have gifts that you can play with your kids. After all, it’s Christmas and time spent together is the best holiday time.

Quiddler is a game that can be enjoyed by all ages 8 and up. In the game, you arrange an entire hand of letters into words. It’s fun for all and can be enjoyed by 8 people at a time. Get your Quiddler on this Christmas!

View Christmas Deals on Quiddler


Wild Planet Hyper Dash

#8 of the #8 Best Christmas Toy for 2013Wild Planet Hyper Dash:  One of the Top Selling Christmas ToyWild Planet Hyper Dash makes the list of Best Christmas Gifts of 2013 again…just as it did last year. What makes this gift so fun for toddlers ages 3 and up? Well, there are lots of sounds and colors that the toddlers love.

This game tests a child’s skill, memory, and coordination. And, kids can play head-to-head which they really enjoy. As last year, it’s a hotseller this year. Get yours now!

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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel: Best Christmas Toy #9

#9 of the #9 Best Christmas Toy for 2013Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel:  One of the Best Christmas Toys for 2013Coming in at #9, we love this Christmas toy at The Best List Online. Why? Well, it brings out your child’s inner Monet and allows them to have a lot of creative fun.

This Christmas Gift is ideal for those ages 3 years and up and includes a chalkboard, dry erase board, and folds away nicely when your child is not playing with it. If you want your children to have fun and be actively engaged, the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel is an outstanding Christmas Gift.

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SET Game: The 10th Best Christmas Toy for 2013

#10 of the #10 Bestselling Christmas ToySET Game:  One of the Best Christmas Toys for 2013SET Game has received absolutely perfect reviews from all those who have played it and earns it’s spot on the list of Best Toys for Christmas 2013.

This game is perfect for those ages 6 and up. SET Game is an award winning card game that has become an instant classic. Children learn great spatial recognition as they arrange these cards that are filled with several symbols. When they achieve enough sets, they win the game! As one review recently quipped, “This game is the best invention since chess!”. Get yours now while supplies last!

View Christmas Specials on SET Game


Best Toys for Christmas 2013: A Summary

As we see, many of the gifts from last year, such as Wild Planet Hyper Dash, are still on the list of Best Toys for Christmas 2013. However, there are many new gifts that we find on the list. From easel boards, to creative spatial games, each of the toys listed above will bring your children hours of entertainment. From the reviews and sales of these bestselling Christmas toys, we see that these are not Christmas Gifts that your children will use once and then put away. These gifts provide endless entertainment.

If we missed a gift that you love, please add it for others in the comments below. For a more detailed list of Christmas Gifts, be sure to view the Christmas Gifts For Kids 2013 page as it breaks down the best Christmas Toys by age bracket!

And have a great holiday season this year!

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Richard Cummings

Richard Cummings is writer, traveler, and web content developer.

Get your copy of his latest book entitled Obvious Conclusions, stories of a Midwestern emigrant influenced and corrupted by many years living in San Francisco and abroad. It just received its first outstanding review "...reminiscent of David Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs" on Amazon UK.
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