Christmas 2011 is just around the corner. And as a parent you’re probably looking around desperately for some inspiration for what to buy the kids. Stop searching and read on, for here are a list of what kids really want to see in their sacks and stockings this Christmas.
Anyone under a certain age will have been born into a world in which technology rules. They won’t remember a time when computers took up a whole room rather than their pocket, or a time when you couldn’t type a few words into Google and find the answer to absolutely any question you could ever dream of. Therefore they’re tech-minded from birth, and have an instinctual knowledge of technology.
So it should come as no real surprise to see the products most kids would like to see sitting under the tree on Christmas morning. Which we can determine from the latest survey into purchasing habits and intentions from Nielsen.
Kids Aged 6 – 12
44 percent of the kids aged between six and 12 would like an Apple iPad. Which is frankly astonishing. It has been shown that tablets in general are a natural user interface and young kids can use them perfectly well. Non-iPad tablets (the Kindle Fire etc.) are in joint fourth place. The iPod Touch and iPhone both beating them along with computers, the Nintendo 3DS, and Kinect for Xbox 360.
Kids Aged 13 and Over
The iPad is top for older children and young adults as well, with 25 percent wanting one. The iPod Touch and iPhone are further down the list, but probably only because most of the respondents already own one of each. E-readers and Blu-ray players are higher on the agenda, however, as these kids realize they’re the best way of reading books and watching movies.
In terms of gift ideas technology is where it’s at. This has been the trend with adults for many years, but now even the youngest kids are getting in on the action. If you want to buy your child the absolute best present this year, or make him or her love Santa Claus more than he or she ever has before, then buy them a piece of consumer technology. Preferably from that company with the logo that looks like a half-eaten piece of fruit. I forget their name.