We know you’re still thinking about the beach, but the sound of jingle bells isn’t that far off. The holidays always sneak up on us, and we promised ourselves we would shop early (well, we tell ourselves that every year, and it never happens). But this year it’s happening — we’ve realized that surviving the stressful shopping season (with your sanity intact) involves getting a giant head start. So we did some investigating: here is a preliminary list of toys (from two of our favorite brands, of course) that should top the charts come November.
KidKraft Majestic Mansion Dollhouse, $208 (from $300)
Alex Toys Super Art Studio, $44 (from $73)
KidKraft 60-Piece Train set, $46 (from $65)
Alex Toys Art Desk, $105 (from $187)
KidKraft Everyday Heros Wooden Playset, $129 (from $153)