Here is our list of 2013 Hottest Christmas Gifts.

Buy AquaDoodle


1. AquaDoodle

Our top pick this Christmas is this innovative toy which both boys and girls will enjoy for many happy hours. AquaDoodle by Spin Master is great for (younger) kids who like to draw. The mat even rolls up for easy carrying. The ‘aqua’ part comes from ‘just add water’ to get a non-toxic marker for kids to draw with. Bonus feature: this is quite inexpensive, at only about $20. Buy now or read reviews at Amazon.


2. Teksta Puppy

Teksta Robotic Puppy

Teksta Robotic Puppy

And here we have the Teksta Robotic Puppy. Teksta is a life-like robotic puppy that responds to your voice, physical gestures, lights and sounds. Engineered with state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, Tekstas’ toyetic interaction offers many emotions… barking, crying, whimpering, and expressive eye patterns to share his feelings. As your devoted companion, Teksta will fall asleep when the sun goes down and will wake up happy to greet you in the morning.

Using cutting edge hand gesture technology, you can not only command Teksta to stop and sit but also teach him to perform his most spectacular trick of all, a back flip! With over 100 physical and interactive play features, Teksta will excite and inspire children of all ages. Check it out at Amazon now…


3. Once Upon A Zombie Dolls

Sleeping Beauty Zombie Doll

Sleeping Beauty Zombie Doll

On a somewhat different note, these Once Upon A Zombie Princess Dolls feature the beautiful Disney princesses, the way they might look if they were zombies! See Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel and all the rest in a whole new way. Girls love these dolls.

Snow White Zombie Doll

Snow White Zombie Doll

This is what their website says about these creatures…”The world’s most beautiful and recognizable characters are now available with a unique and sophisticated new twist; The Once Upon a Zombie Dolls are a line of highly detailed, articulated fashion dolls, featuring rooted hair and beautiful glass eyes.” Buy one now at Amazon!



4. Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity

You can create your own virtual world with any of Disney’s popular characters, including those from Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Pirates of the Caribbean, and so many more. Plug Disney figurines into any current gaming platform and enjoy endless hours of creative, imaginative playtime.

The Starter Pack includes: Video Game, INFINITY Base, 3 INFINITY Figures: Mr. Incredible, Jack Sparrow, and Sulley plus 3 INFINITY Play Sets: Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Incredibles. – plug Disney figurines into any current gaming platform. Get it today at!



Furby Boom

Furby Boom

5. Furby Boom!

This toy became very popular last year (2012), and is predicted to be very popular again this year. You can hatch and raise virtual Furblings with your Furby Boom, and play games together using the free Furby Boom app. Collect and hatch virtual Furblings to fill your city in the Furby Boom app, and try to get the golden Furblings egg.

Use the Furby Boom app to give your Furby Boom creature virtual food, checkups, showers and more. Furby Boom will remember the name you give it and the names of other Furby Boom friends it meets. Furby Boom has more than twice as many possible responses as the previous Furby, and how you treat Furby Boom will shape its personality.

Read reviews of Furby Boom or buy now at

6. Flutterbye Flying Fairies

Flutterbye Flying Fairies

Flutterbye Flying Fairies

These adorable flying fairies are a big hit with young girls.

They are more like ‘hovering’ fairies, flying over your hand with sensors. Fun and cute!

Remote controlled cars, helicopters, and planes have long been the province of boys and men. They were designed to look manly and perform to the extreme, and finding girls interested in the area was something of a rarity. In line with the recent move to create feminine versions of popular toys to more closely align with traditional girls’ tastes, Spin Master has created the Flutterbye Flying Fairies, a remote controlled helicopter that is actually a fairy.

Buy Flutterbye Flying Fairies for your little girl this Christmas.


Zoomer Robot Dog

Meet Zoomer

7. Zoomer

Zoomer is the new robotic dog from Spin Master that looks like a Dalmatian puppy. This is the most advanced robo-dog on the market today, they say. Zoomer is fully articulated and highly interactive. With its fully articulated limbs, Zoomer has a large range of motion, and with its ‘ball paws’ it can play on any surface. Zoomer can also act and move just like a real playful puppy, wagging its tail, rolling around and crouching. Zoomer also has voice activated commands and can learn when he is played with.

Read what people are saying about Zoomer here, or check out Zoomer at here.

8. LEGO Chima – The Lion CHI Temple

The Lion CHI Temple

The Lion CHI Temple

Features large CHI orb, waterfall, golden CHI, lion gate, drawbridge trap, hidden lion bikes, eagle fighter, cannon, tower, prison, and secret entrances. Aim the tower cannon and fire the shooter. Fold up the walls to store it.

Here’s how Lego describes this…

Restore peace to Chima in a battle at The Lion CHI Temple!

An epic battle for the CHI has begun at the majestic Lion CHI Temple. Cragger, Crawley and Razar are battling for their tribes and trying to reach the sacred CHI orb rising high above the temple. Help the Lion and Eagle tribes to fight everyone off and restore balance to Chima once again! Slam the lion gate shut and send Cragger plummeting into the pit. Then release the hidden lion claw bikes to intercept Crawley’s reptile raider.

Deploy the agile eagle drone fighter to repel Razar’s airborne assault or aim and fire the rotating tower cannon. Includes 7 minifigures with weapons: Lagravis, Laval, Longtooth, Ewald, Cragger, Crawley and Razar.

Buy the popular Lion CHI Temple LEGO set now.

LeapPad Ultra Learning Tablet

LeapPad Ultra Learning Tablet

9. LeapPad Ultra Learning Tablet

The LeapPad Ultra is perfect for kids. It looks just like yours, but is made especially for kids. It comes packed with fun features, designed by experts just for kids. You can write. Draw. Snap photos. Make videos. And enjoy new peer-to-peer play that’s safe out of the box. With 11 different apps included and so many ways to create and explore, LeapPad Ultra will truly inspire a love of learning in your kids.

See it in action right now at Amazon.


10. Cuddles My Giggly Monkey

Cuddles My Giggly Monkey

Cuddles My Giggly Monkey


This brand new, adorable monkey toy becomes an enjoyable friend for boys and girls. With over 100 different responses, Cuddles My Giggly Monkey can play, giggle, respond to rocking by closing his eyes, and lots more.

Click here to read Amazon customer reviews or to buy this toy at




I hope this 2013 Hottest Christmas Gifts List is helpful to you in deciding what will be great gifts for your children this year.

Check out specific categories of toys, such as Best Toys for Girls, Best Toys for Boys, Best Educational Toys, and Best Toys Just for Fun.

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2013 Hottest Christmas Gifts

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