Given that it’s only October, you’re probably thinking more about Halloween than holiday shopping. But if you have kids on your gift list and want to avoid another Hatchimals debacle (when one of the year’s most sought-after toys sold out before Christmas), it’s time to get serious.
Walmart, Toys R Us, Target, Kmart and Amazon have released their predictions for the hottest holiday toys. If previous years are any indication, many of these toys will be snapped up before you’re ready to start shopping. Here are several toys that you should have your eye on now. They all sell for less than $100, so it won’t be too painful to buy them early.
Hatchimals from Spinmaster
They’re back! And they are on every hot toys list. Hatchimals Surprise Twin-Puppadee($69.99) is an egg in which a pair of twin creatures are hiding and waiting for some loving attention. Once they break out of the egg, they interact with each other and mature from a baby to a toddler to a kid. Also expected to sell out: the Hatchimals Colleggtibles Egg Carton 12-Pack ($19.99), a stackable, portable case with 12 mini creatures, 10 that are in eggs and two that are hatched.
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