Hands-down best and trending toys for Christmas 2019
These are the trending toys that you'll want to put under your tree this Christmas 2019.
Every year there are a few trending toys that are the hot tickets for Christmas. Remember Tamagotchis? Or even Furbies? And let's not forget a few years ago it was all about Hatchimals.
This year, we've been given some early insight into what will be making major waves come this December. Get ready to update your Christmas shopping lists because the latest data from eBay Australia's research team has revealed the best and trending toys for Christmas 2019.
Hands-down, the hottest toy this year is an Owleez – a baby owl that you nurture and teach how to fly. Other favourite's include a Booty Shakin' Llama and Artie the Coding Robot among other top picks.
The list has highlighted some clear trends across what's popular. Most of the toy favourites fall into three categories: interactive toys that require love and nurturing, the classics like board games and books, and STEM toys that teach kids skills like coding.
Here's a look at what toys made it onto the list – and what you should look out for when doing your gift shopping.
Top 10 toys for little kids:
- Hatchimals™ WOW
- Candylocks™ basic doll
- Disney© The Lion King Mighty Roar Simba FurReal™
- ZURU Pets Alive™ Boppi The Booty Shakin' Llama
- Easy Steer Sportster™
- Plumber Pants™
- LEGO® DUPLO® Frozen Ice Castle
- Disney© Frozen 2 Singing Elsa Doll
Top 10 toys for big kids:
- RazorⓇ A5 DLX Scooter
- NERF™ Fortnite™ TS Blaster
- Pictionary Air™
- Artie 3000™ The Coding Robot
- LEGO® Star Wars™ BOOST Droid Commander 75253
- NintendoⓇ Switch™ Lite
- Monopoly™ Voice Banking
- The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
- LEGO® Hidden Side™ Newbury Haunted High School 70425
- Build A Bot™ Zebra
Based on Australian shopper trends and research, eBay's toy experts have handpicked the most-wanted toys. eBay Australia's Sophie Onikul said, "Every month, over 11 million Aussies visit eBay for the latest products at the best prices. We've made Christmas shopping easy by combining eBay's unparalleled pool of data, with newly commissioned research and industry trends to uncover the hottest toys for 2019."
"We're seeing three key trends emerge - driven by kids moving away from screens. The classics we all remember from our childhood such as building toys, books and board games are enjoying a resurgence, while we've seen a huge shift towards soft skill development with smarter interactive toys that require nurturing and patience to unlock the fun. We're also seeing a focus on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) toys," said Onikul.
The research shows that the classics are here to stay with LEGO sales up nearly 60% on last year. Almost 4 in 10 parents are considering books over cuddly toys this Christmas. Interactive nurturing is a big trend when you consider TLC-based toys Owleez and Rizmo both made the top 10 list. STEM toys are hugely popular with eBay experts expecting Artie 3000 the Coding Robot to be a big hit with little coders.
"We know Christmas is an expensive time of year. In fact, this year our research shows parents are expected to spend nearly $546 million5 collectively and $200 per child on Christmas gifts. With just over a month to go, we're helping ease the Christmas pressure. Whether it's gifting, decorations or even Christmas lunch, eBay has Christmas covered via its 40,000 Australian retailers including Myer, Big W and Coles," Onikul said.
You can find all the top toys at ebay.com.au/toys .