The holiday shopping season is in full swing and every year there are tons of great, new holiday gifts. This year's favorites include the Apple iPad, XBox 360 Kinect
. I know what you're thinking. What other
gifts are people hoping and wishing for this year? Well, I did a little research and here are my top picks for infants/toddlers, boys, girls, teens, men and women. These most wanted gifts are sure to put a smile on their face on Christmas morning. If you see something that you think they will like, be sure to order it. Some of these are hot ticket items (ex. Big Foot The Monster) and they just may sell out.
For Infants or Toddlers
1. Fisher-Price Sing-A-Ma-Jigs, $9 & up
Meet the Sing-A-Ma-Jigs! These new free-spirited, offbeat characters will set off unexpected laughter and excitement with every interaction! The Sing-A-Ma-Jigs enjoy nothing more than singing together, and just to prove it, they
harmonize with each other in perfect pitch every time. They are perfect for children ages 3 and up.
. Red Rover, $12
Red Rover is a memory-matching game combined with run-around play. It features an electronic talking dog and 12 bones with color and number, shape, or letter. The object of the game is to see who can collect the most bones.
3. Stinky The Garbage Truck, $50
The newest addition to the Big Rig Buddies assortment is every boy's best friend, a real working garbage truck brought to life. Stinky has the best features and interactive qualities of his buddy Rocky The Robot Truck with a brand new personality, new sensor points, new articulation and many fun surprises your little boy will love.
4. Baby Einstein Touch and Explore Discovery Book, $11
Little ones can discover colors, shapes, textures, and animal sounds. The pages activate different classical masterpieces and are easy and fun for baby to flip through.
5. Manhattan Baby Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, $7 & up
Your baby will love this addition to the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom collection from Manhattan Toy. This soft toy embodies the innovative, whimsical spirit of the popular book by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault.
More Great Gift Ideas For Infants/Toddlers: Bright Starts Take & Teeth Teether, $3 | Lady Bug Smart Trike 3-in-1 Tricycle, $100 | PlaySkool Weebles Musical Treehouse, $26 | Fisher-Price Lil' Zoomers Spinnin' Sounds Speedway, $25
| LeapFrog Cook & Play Potsy, $20
1. Fisher-Price Imaginext Big Foot The Monster, $85
He's a personable, wireless remote-control companion that boasts a wide range of reactions and features. This battery-powered behemoth will talk, roll, tumble, and express emotions -- all via remote control.
2. Iron Man 2 Rocket Boost, $17.38
His light-up eyes and the rocket pod accessories show he's prepared for a knock-down, drag out battle and, when you press his chest button, you'll even hear battle sounds and phrases like, "Hero up!"
3. Spy Net Video Watch, $49
He can channel his inner James Bond with this popular spy watch. It'll let him record and playback over 20 minutes of video, over 2,000 photos or over 4 hours of audio.
4. LEGO Star Wars Snow Trooper Army Pack, $10.39
He'll defeat the Rebels with the Lego Star Wars Snowtrooper Battle Pack. When the Rebels' secret base is discovered on Hoth, the Empire attacks with a garrison of cold-weather Snowtroopers.
5. Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 U-Command Buzz Lightyear
It's "Buzz Lightyear to the rescue!" Kids can make Buzz speak, spin around, move forward and back, move his arms and activate his laser10 program buttons that can create over 1,000 action combos.
More Great Gift Ideas for Boys: VTech V.Reader, $55 | LEGO Minotaurus, $19 | Nerf N-Strike Stampede, $44 | Hexbugs Nano Habitat, $30 | Crocodile Rocker, $60 | Flying Turtle, $80
1. Pillow Pets, $10 & up
These adorable plush pets serve as both a stuffed animal and pillow, making nap time relaxing and fun for your child.
2. Barbie Video Girl, $39
Your little girl will love this unique, new Barbie doll with a built-in camera. The Barbie-cam camera lens is in the doll's necklace with a video screen on her back. The screen will allow her to record and view movies instantly. Barbie Video Girl also comes with a USB plug-in cord and it's Windows/MAC compatible.
3. Tangled Rapunzel Hair Braider, $25
Any little girl can braid Rapunzel's hair into a beautiful style! Just place a strand of hair with each of the adorable animal friends, crank the wheel and the Rapunzel doll has a perfect braid!
4. Monster High, $25
What's Monster High? These popular Mattel fashion dolls debuted this July and they are based on popular monster movies. The Monster High line doesn't just stop at dolls, it also includes plush toys, journals, stationary and bags. If your daughter is a fan, she'll love Frankie Stein, daughter of Frankenstein. Frankie's fully articulated and can be posed in various positions.
5. Squinkies, $40
The world of Squinkies fits in the palm of her hand. All she has to do is place the coin in the slot, turn the dial and the fun begins. Open the cupcake to find the bake shop within.
1. XBox Kinect, $149
The Kinect hit stores last Thursday and is poised to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. It delivers an exciting new way to play video games and the only controller you need is you. It includes body recognition that captures your body movements and mirrors your motions in the game, making you the controller. How cool is that?!
2. Twilight Eclipse - The Board Game, $12.39
This fun board game includes images and scene cards from the movie, in addition to playing pieces and dice. Teens will enjoy answering questions and challenging their friends to see who knows more about "Twilight Saga: Eclipse."
3. Apple iPhone 4, $199
It's the biggest thing to happen to the iPhone since, well the iPhone.
4. Rockband 3, $56
They get to rock out to their favorite music including 83 new hits from 83 unique bands. It's compatible with PS3, Wii, XBox 360 and Nintendo DS.
5. Barnes & Noble Nook, $149
We all know about the Kindle but the Nook is making waves as well. It boasts an extra long battery life, easy to read text and over 2,000,000 books available for wireless download. Did you know that Money Magazine
rated it the top e-reader? Read their Nook
review to find out why.
More Great Gift Ideas for Teens: Heart and Diamond Pendant in Sterling Silver, $69 | PlayStation 3 Move Bundle, $100
| Justin Bieber First Step To 2 Forever, $11
| American Express Gift Card
| Michael Jackson The Experience (pre-order the video game for $50) | Netbooks, under $300
| Scrabble Flash, $20
1. Philips Norelco SensoTouch Electric Razor, $200
Philips' most advanced shave yet, the SensoTouch 3D shaver will give him the ultimate shaving experience. The GyroFlex 3D system seamlessly follows every contour of his face and shaves every hair in just a few strokes with its UltraTrack heads.
. Philips Wake-Up Light, $179
Brighten up his mornings with the sunrise simulation and natural sounds of the Philips Wake-Up Light. The light gradually increases over 30 minutes before the scheduled alarm time, preparing him to wake up with ease.
3. Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme Sport Gift Set, $73
This gift set is for the man who embodies classic Gucci masculinity while leading an active, healthy lifestyle. He'll get eau de toilette spray, after-shave balm and allover shampoo -- all packaged in a neat travel pouch.
4. Flip Slide HD
The Flip Slide HD is full of incredible features including high-quality recording with the touch of a finger, the ability to store up to 12 hours of videos/photos and instant upload to Facebook & YouTube. Plus, he can watch movies instantly on the 3-inch widescreen.
5. 3D TV, $1,259 & Up
These were a big hit at January's CES Show. Shop 3D TVs from: Sony | Panasonic | LG | Toshiba
More Great Gifts for Men: Philips Norelco SensoTouch Electric Razor, $99 | Deadliest Catch Season 6 DVD Set, $30 | Dell Streak Android Tablet
| MythBusters Bobble Head Set, $40
| Biggest Loser BodyBugg, $275 | Cocktail Shaker, $20 | Sony 3D Glasses, $99
1. 1 Carat Black Diamond 14K White Gold Solitaire Stud Earrings, $175
Black diamonds are hot this year and these stud earrings are no exception! This pretty 1 carat enhanced black diamond pair is framed by 14K white gold and has secure prong backings.
2. Cashmere, $249
She'll be wrapped in luxury in this plush 100% cashmere robe. It's also available in pink.
She may also like this Nordstrom Cashmere Wrap
3. iPod Nano (6th generation), $143
Has her MP3 player been on the fritz or is it time for an upgrade? If you answered "yes" to either question, get her the latest iPod Nano. This new multi-touch MP3 player has a built-in clip, is 46% smaller and it's designed for music lovers.
4. Boyfriend Cardigan, $15 & up
Who needs his cardigan when you have your own?!
5. Infinity Pendant in Sterling Silver with Chain, $39
This infinity shaped sterling silver pendant (.925) is enhanced by 12 sparkling diamonds. Each sleek and stunning necklace includes an 18 inch sterling silver chain. A great price with free shipping and the MyJewelryBox.com signature gift packaging.
More Great Gift Ideas for Women: Embellished Pastel Slippers, $15 | Bobbi Brown Holiday Glamour Gift Set, $100 | The North Face East Village Coat, $279 | Cara Bangle Set, $25 | 1/2 Carat Black Diamond Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings, $95
| Bliss Take Away Spa Day, $45
What are the most wanted gifts in your household? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.