Here Are New Jersey’s Favorite Christmas Presents Through The Years
If the question is whether it's too early to talk about Christmas, the answer is no, it's not. Especially when we're talking about Christmas presents.
If you're getting ready to kick off your Christmas shopping season, you may want to know what the hottest gifts have been right here in New Jersey over the past few years, and some of our choices in the past have been pretty interesting.
Let's start by just heading back to a 2020 report. According to a report at Home Snacks, New Jersey's top Christmas gift then was the iPhone 12. Not a bad choice at all at the time. That report came out just before Christmas in 2020.
So, what did Santa bring to us the further back we turn the clock? This will really put us in a bit of a time machine today. Pink News put a great list together of top Christmas gifts through the years, and it is fun and eye-opening.
Here are some highlights from the list. Some of these will remind you of the big push to make sure these items were under your tree on Christmas morning.
Let's start in the 2000s.
2005. Xbox 360. If you could get your hands on one, you were lucky, but the race to get one paled in comparison to the frenzy a furry friend caused the next year.
2006. Nintendo Wii. You wanted to play, but you needed some exercise, and this was the solution if you could find one. Many parents are still having flashbacks.
Let's dig a little deeper, into the 1990s.
1996 Tickle Me, Elmo. Seriously, what were we thinking? All that fuss over a giggling stuffed anima? But, we had to have it.
1998 Furby. What was it about the 90s? First Tickle Me, Elmo, and then Furby? It's like a fur invasion.
And finally, we can't do this without spending a minute heading back to the 80s.
1980 Rubik's Cube. Yes, it was that long ago, and yes, it's still giving us all headaches. Pretty amazing.
1983 Cabbage Patch Dolls. They were cute and the furthest thing from cute all at the same time. And we loved them.
Hope you enjoyed this Christmas trip down memory lane.