With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to track down those great gifts that your kids will love. If you’re like us, though, you may find it hard to keep track of just what’s cool and what’s not! While we could provide a list of what’s hot right now, the list would quickly become out of date. Instead, here are some tips on how to find what the coolest toys are, no matter when you’re reading this.
Look for Hot Sellers
Naturally, things that are selling a lot are bound to be popular. Most online sites, including Amazon, allow you to sort the selection by top selling items, categorized by age and gender, which will help narrow down your search. Really hot sensations tend to get local news coverage as well, as they try to fill time by talking about the latest crazes.
Ask Their Friends
No one knows what’s cooler for kids than kids themselves. If your children’s friends are old enough to communicate, then they’re the top source you can go for for great toy-buying advice. It’s even better than asking their parents; parents don’t always really ‘get’ why a toy or gift is cool. You should always check out and research any advice you get from kids, obviously, but it’s a great way to figure out what’s popular at the moment.
Kids and parents love sharing information online, and a little digital snooping can help you figure out just what the cool kids are doing this month. Trending topics on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can tell you what people are buying and what kids are enjoying on a real-time basis.