Kids rank top holiday toy gifts this year

One thousand kids rank their favorite holiday toys

September 25th, 2013

Zoomer is a top holiday toy this year.


Barbie Dream House

Barbie Dream House at Walmart

By Aimee Heckel

Christmas gets earlier every year, and we know it makes many moms’ skin crawl to see those holiday ads this early in the year. Didn’t school just start?

As annoying as it is, getting a super early start on holiday shopping can not only save you big money, it can also help spread out the financial strain over the course of several months to make it less stressful on your family.

With that disclaimer in mind, we’re stoked to see a new trend in kids toys this year. For the first time ever, Walmart let the kids vote on their favorite toys for the holiday. Here are several of the toys that rose to the top of their holiday list:

1. Barbie Dream House, $159.

A Barbie house has long been a classic toy to find under your Christmas tree, and Walmart’s kids ranked this one high. You won’t believe what Barbie’s 2013 dream house includes: stainless steel appliances, a light-up oven, light-up mirror, “flushing” toilet, an elevator, a TV with changing channels, blender that makes sound — um, can we move in?

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2. Zoomer, $79.97.

As technology gets better, so do the robotic pets. Zoomer is an incredible electronic dog that can learn tricks in English, Spanish and French. Teach him to roll over, play dead, run, bark, shake, wag his tail and more. Best of all, the more you play with him, the more he learns, so your kids won’t get quickly bored of this new toy.

Want to save money on other toys for your kids? Check out these babies and kids coupons.

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Watch the full Walmart video about kid rankings here.

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Aimee's passion for storytelling has brought her around the world as a journalist, writing award-winning news articles about Haiti and Uganda. Aimee studied international journalism at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and she majored in journalism and German at Colorado State University. When she's not writing stories for a Colorado newspaper, she travels and volunteers for Think Humanity, her family's nonprofit that helps refugees and disadvantaged people in Africa. She's also a mom, a wife and a furious bargain-hunter. Reach out to her at, find her travel board on Pinterest, follow her on Twitter, or ping her on Google+.

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