One of my favorite things about the holidays is shopping for great gifts that I hope my friends and family will love. It’s no secret shopping for an amazing gift can be tough, especially when shopping for kids. You want to get them something that you know they’ll enjoy and will spend hours playing with. One thing is for sure, kids love Disney and they have for decades!
Toy expert Marianne Szymanski, creator of Toy Tips (an independent toy testing and research company) joined me for an interview this week from the all-new Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. She dished on the hottest toys for kids of all ages. Tech is always popular, that’s just a given, but I was excited to see that classic toys are making a comeback! If you had a Madame Alexander doll growing up like I did, you’ll be happy to know that they’re incredibly popular for kids in 2018.
Not only did Marianne share the trendiest toys, but she also shared advice on how to pick age-appropriate toys, and what you can expect at Toy Story Land in Walt Disney World.
Please be sure to watch my interview below to see toy expert Marianne Szymanski of Toy Tips dish on the top toys and holiday gifts for the kid in your life in 2018 and 2019.
The Top Toys and Holiday Gifts For Kids in 2018/2019
Marianne M. Szymanski Bio
Marianne M. Szymanski is a double decade branding and consumer product researcher. At age 23, she created Toy Tips, an independent toy testing and research company. Marianne has been an active media personality for more than 25 years. She received a BA in Psychology from Marquette University and a Publishing Certificate from Stanford University. Marianne also teaches two entrepreneurship courses at the University of Southern California in the Grief Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business and Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.