This is my list of 2008 toys that I suggest parents, friends, and relatives consider when shopping for their loved ones this year and into the next.
For the Babies in your life, I recommend Fisher Price’s Crawl and Cruise Jungle. This fun toy is for babies ages six months and up . Jungle Fun is packed with fun animals that are just waiting to interact with your baby. Jungle fun has tons of fun interactive things for babies who are only sitting and crawling but doubles its fun when a baby is at the standing stage. This set comes with six balls that can be placed on the ramps to come out of Play Ground ramp and also if you drop them in the elephants ear they will come out of the trunk. This fun filled toy has spinners, lights, music, and even sing along songs. This is a fantastic toy your baby will have fun with as well as grow with.
For the toddlers in your lives, I recommend the new Elmo Live. Elmo does it all he sings, talks, dances, sneezes, he even folds his legs as he tells jokes and stories. This Fisher Price toy has taken toys to a whole different level. This version of Elmo literally comes to life. With the simple touch to the stomach, nose, foot or back your child can bring this toy to life. This toy has been flying off of the shelves and is extremely popular with the 2-5 age group. While it does take six AA batteries it is well worth it, and is assured to make any little kid smile.
For the elementary aged children in your life, I highly recommend this years trend Webkinz. Webkinz are stuffed animals of all types of animals. After purchasing a Webkin your child can take the secret code it comes with a punch it into their secure website. At the website they can build a life for their character and can add in as many characters as Webkinz they have. This new toy has become much more than just a toy but a trend. Some children have collections into the thirties. These cute furry creatures, are inexpensive and a great gift for any elementary aged child.
For the teenagers. I recommend Guitar Hero World Tour. Who on this planet hasn’t heard of Guitar Hero by Activision. The hottest video game trend on the market. These games are used with a guitar to match up with the beats shown on screen.. Well Activision has really nailed this concept with just the guitar and has decided to add the drums and make the system a true band. With the new drum set, guitar, and microphone players can simulate their own band. They can go along with the beat to different rock songs, or go into a free play mode and jam out to songs they have created. This game is so life like the drum set resembles an electronic drum kit. This game is all around impressive and has been flying off of the shelves everywhere. It is for the PS2, PS3,XBOX 360 and Nintendo Wii consoles.
And last but not least for the adults as always I recommend an Ipod, while there are many brands of Ipods out right now I highly recommend the Ipod Nano 4Gig for the average adult. I recommend this because it holds a great number of songs, is inexpensive, user friendly, and is truly a great gift to receive.
As shopping season has arrived, I hope this list can start pointing you in the right direction of great gifts to purchase. Happy shopping!