2013 Toy of the Year Nominees Announced

Is it just us or are children getting more and more picky with their holiday gifts? Used to be that you could a stick a yo-yo in a box for a child and come Christmas Day, you had the happiest kid in the neighborhood.

But these days, the same old toys don’t quite cut it anymore. If you’re like us and confused about what to get the nieces, sons, and grand-kids on your list we’ve got something that could help.

The Toy Industry Association’s list of nominees for the 2013 Toy of the Year boasts some of the hottest, most fun, and kid-approved toys on the market today. Out of the 650 toys up for consideration, 84 were picked as finalists and separated into the following 12 categories: Activity toys, boy toys, e-connected toys, educational toys, games, girl toys, infant/toddler toys, innovative toys, outdoor toys, preschool toys, property (brands), and specialty toys.

With that kind of a list you can find something for every child on your list. And you have no excuse for getting a lame outdated gift. Whether you get your kid a LEGO® Friends set, a LeapPad2™, a Furby toy or any of the other picks from the nominee list, you can be sure these are among the best gift choices out there.

For the complete list, and to vote for the products you think deserve the Toy of the Year honors, go to the TOTY website by clicking here.