Don't get me wrong, Christmas is a joy and buying toys can be fun but if you don't have kids or haven't for a while you can soon come to realize that you haven't a clue as to what the little angels want from today's market.  Ta-ta-ta-da! National Retail Federation to the rescue.

According to their recent information, girls want Barbie’s this year and boys want Legos. And the list goes like this...

2013 Top Toys for Girls

  1. Barbie
  2. Dolls (generic)
  3. Monster High Dolls
  4. Disney Princesses
  5. Apple iPad  (tie)
  6. American Girl
  7. Lalaloopsy  (tie)
  8. Furby
  9. Lego/Lego Friends
  10. Elmo/Big Hugs Elmo

2013 Top Toys for Boys

  1. Lego
  2. Video games
  3. Cars & trucks (generic)
  4. Hot Wheels
  5. Xbox One
  6. PlayStation 4
  7. Skylanders
  8. Remote-controlled vehicles
  9. Action figures
  10. Bicycle

Happy shopping! You'll do great.