Most Popular Christmas Gifts Throughout the Years
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It seems like every year, there is a new product that is in high demand and that everyone wants under their Christmas tree. These often happen to be electronics for some reason, but toys, in general, have also been on the most wanted list. If you are looking for inspiration for gifts this year, you can still look at gifts from other years, as they might even be popular right now. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular gifts throughout the years.
2020 to Now – PS5 and Xbox Series X
Gaming consoles tend to be at the top of the list of most popular Christmas gifts many years after they’re released, and the Xbox Series X and PS5 are no exception. Sony, however, has always had a slight edge over Microsoft, and the PS5 has the widest fan base, which makes it a surefire option if you want to impress the gamer in your life.
2019 Hydro Flask
Hydro Flasks were everywhere in 2019 and have thousands of videos featuring them in Tik Tok. They were truly a global social phenomenon, and the company sold over $300 million worth of products in that year alone. One of the reasons why Hydro Flasks became popular is because of its association with the “VSCO girl” movement, but also because the brand was very serious about using environmentally friendly materials for their bottles.
Another thing that made Hydro Flask so popular as a brand is the wide selection of products they have to offer. They not only have an incredible range of colors to choose from, but they also extended their range of products to offer all sorts of different containers. We don’t know what’s next for the brand, but they are doing a good job at staying relevant, and if you have someone who’s attending college in your family, try to find out if they have one already. If they don’t, then anything from Hydro Flask’s selection is sure to please them.
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The 2019 – L.O.L. Surprise! 2-in-1 Glamper was a very popular toy in 2019, mainly because of how customizable the set was. The set has a whopping 55 elements and comes with a small truck and trailer that can be opened completely. YouTube is part of the reason why it was so popular this year. Many children’s toy influencers reviewed it on their channels. It was also one of the best-rated toys on Amazon that year, which greatly helped it soar in popularity. It made for a great gift!
2018 – Boxer AI Robot
Toy Robots have been popular for a few years now, and the Boxer AI robot was the latest to get a lot of recognition worldwide. It was one of the most advanced toy robots ever created. The robot had a realistic dot Matrix face that could display human-like emotions. It is still popular right now, though the company is thinking about releasing a new version with even more features. This was the number-one toy in 2018 and inspired many current products.
2017 – Cozmo
The Cozmo robot was the number-one gift in 2017 for multiple reasons. The fact that it was a programmable robot was one of them. What really helped it become popular is the fact that it has an educational component to it. Cozmo is more than just a toy; it is a tool for children to learn robotics and code. This was a hot subject that year, and coding is something most parents would love their children to learn. This is why it made such an impact in 2017 and is still a popular gift today.
2016 – NES Mini
Nintendo’s mini console was all the rage in 2016 and was a must for any retro gamer. It was jam-packed with tons of classic games. It was a great way for older gamers to introduce the games from their generation to new players.
2015 – Star Wars BB8
Even if you don’t know this toy by name, there’s a strong chance that you have seen it somewhere or in commercials. The BB8 is a ball-like robot from the Star Wars series and was made into a very realistic toy replica. This toy was a huge hit with fans of the series, but also with young children.
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2014 – Big Hugs Elmo
A list of the most popular Christmas gifts would not be complete without at least one Elmo toy. It all started with the “Tickle me Elmo” craze of 1996, and the brand has been going strong ever since. The Big Hug Elmo was the first to be able to sing a lullaby and give hugs back. This alone was enough for it to be propelled near the top of most sold toys in the country and on Amazon.
These are some of the most popular toys of the last few years. If you are looking for ideas, some of these gifts are still very relevant today. So look around and see if there’s someone in your family that would love them.
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