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What Strategist Readers Bought in 2019: The Year’s 25 Top-Selling Things

What Strategist Readers Bought in 2019: The Year’s 25 Top-Selling Things

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Full of practical goods (like an electric toothbrush and a handheld vacuum), kids’ toys (including a wooden piano and the very trendy Blume dolls), and things that would make great gifts (a weighted blanket and the infamous Amazon coat), this year-end list is a fitting snapshot of the useful, delightful, unexpected mix of products we write about every day.

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com/strategist/_components/clay-paragraph/instances/ck4itilzt003r3g62u5bn98k7@published” data-word-count=”114″>One of the best gifts for 2-year-olds, according to child development experts, the interactive Press Here board book has popped up on our best-seller list six times since its August debut. While it never hit No.

1 or even broke into the top three, the book made a strong showing around the holidays (it was a top seller on Black Friday even though it wasn’t on sale) and ultimately finishes in third place for the year. Illustrated by artist Hervé Tullet, the book features colorful “buttons” to let toddlers learn about cause and effect.

It encourages finding patterns, making predictions, learning colors, remembering sequences, and having fun with a parent, sibling, or other caregiver.

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com/strategist/_components/clay-paragraph/instances/ck4itjb5f003x3g625png3qo6@published” data-word-count=”126″>Each year, we ask tend forecasters to predict which kids’ toys will sell out during the holiday season, and so far they’ve been spot-on. While last year was all about Hatchimals, the Skyrocket Blume Doll is shaping up to be 2019’s toy of the year.

It ranked on our last four best-seller lists of the year, including two consecutive times in the top spot. As Adrienne Appell, senior director of communications at the Toy Association, explains, “the hair of the doll is made of slow-rise foam, and when you water the ‘plant,’ it looks as if your doll is blooming from the pot.

” We had a chance to try one out on in the Strategist office, and watching the doll’s head pop through left us giddy.

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I decided to try this one since it had the lifetime warranty, and I’m so glad I did. It’s excellent and pretty much just like the Apple USB.

It charges my phone in the car superfast and even faster via wall charger.” Plus, it’s rose gold so it stands out in a sea of white cords.

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com/strategist/_components/clay-paragraph/instances/ck4itm8at004x3g62zj1z75yc@published” data-word-count=”87″>Interestingly enough, this xylophone never cracked the top ten this year (it did three times in 2018, though). It must have simmered right below the surface, as it shows up in 16th place overall for the year.

Like the Boon bathtub pipes, the Hape xylophone was one of the original toys in our guide to age-appropriate gifts for 1-year-olds. And like the Boon pipes, it remains popular among parents and our readers.

The colorful toy lets toddlers experiment with cause and effect and, of course, making music.

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Many shoppers love its nylon exterior, with one commenting that “the braided cable is probably the best invention ever” because it’s “stronger this way, and it doesn’t knot up as easily.”

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com/strategist/_components/clay-paragraph/instances/ck4hgmka400b90dyej71141df@published” data-word-count=”60″>The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels.

We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

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