This year has been a fun blur. I’ve been fortunate to see a lot – including a huge amount of toys and games. I’ve had a chance to see toys at work – at shows and fairs as well as in homes. Suffice it to say, I’m all toyed out at the moment! This year for my holiday guide, I’m including my favorites: 10 infant/toddler toys (Monday); 5 gaming picks (Tuesday); Update: 5 “mommy” picks (Thursday) and 10 preschooler/early school year toys (Tuesday -11/24). Enjoy!
Meanwhile, there are a lot of different gift guides out there. Here are some of the ones that I like:
-Funfare’s Hot Dozen 2009
-The Toy Insiders’ The 20 Hottest Toys for 2009
(Cool Mom Picks also has a consistently good holiday guide with non-mainstream products – primarily indie/emerging designers and mom/women-run companies. It’s not up yet, but be sure to keep checking back there for that one!)
11/26 Update: 5 Minutes for Mom also has a great link-up of various gift guides from around the blogosphere. You can find it here.