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CHRISTMAS TRENDS 2013
The Hot Toy List
THE TOYS“R”US “FABULOUS 15”
THE BEST OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Following are the Toys“R”Us “Fabulous 15,” representing the best new toys of the 2013 holiday season (listed in alphabetical order):
Big Hugs Elmo from Hasbro®
Christmasworld Trends 2013/14
Christmas 2013: COLOR
Colors and Decorations
Over-the-top, extravagant and ostentatious
Fanciful, humorous and modern
Full of contrast, expressive and elegant
Light, feminine and delicate
Trends at the Fair
Christmas trends 2013 / 2014
Animals, Materials, Angels, Shapes, Nativities
Nature, Colors, and Style
Christmas Design Trends 2013
Winter ice-crystal patterns on ribbons and paper or in the shape of the granulate set the stage in blue-and-white. Transparent glass balls harmonise with finely-chiselled stars framed by the glittering sparkle of glass berries in pale silver-grey tones, while mint and turquoise add highlights to a scene full of lightness and clarity. If its the silvery sheen of the patterns on the serviettes or wax candles all in snowy white, this is winter at its brilliant best!
Spicy & Orange
The gold of the stars, glittering granulate and festive glass ornaments melt together with the burnt orange and coppery brown of the candles. Showy ornamental patterns decorate wrapping paper, serviettes and vases. Gold trimmings and engravings adorn ribbons and shimmering fabrics or structured textiles. Candlelight is reflected in metallic surfaces, both matte and shiny. In the realm of the senses we are captivated by the sensual warmth and opulence!
Originality and optimism are expressed in the simple mix of deep greens and reds in stripes and checks. Traditional craft design and materials inspired by nature reflect the expanse and freedom of the Scottish Highlands with a certain longing. The individual parts are as reduced or archaic as the whole is fresh and sophisticated; altogether this look stirs up a yearning for dearly held traditions and a touch of comfort.
Little treasures found in the forest, such as pinecones, acorns and toadstools, made into the finest glass ornaments and painted in deep, warm colours like rust, orange and saffron yellow are associated with mysterious moments. Animals from the woods, owls and smaller birds or stags and deer, all paint a fairytale scene on serviettes and textiles. Showy floral patterns decorate gift-wrapping paper, the dull sheen of glass decorations in moss green or bronze sport golden trim, and candles have riffled structures or shapes borrowed from Mother Nature.
Earthy browns and fresh, cool shades of blue are characteristic of classic chalet style. Knitted patterns inspired by Nordic traditions on festive candles, shiny Christmas ornaments, serviettes and gift-wrapping paper are reminiscent of traditional handicrafts. Figures from the wintry countryside, such as reindeer, owl or bear, alongside stylised Christmas tree accessories and checked and gaily decorated ribbons, bring the popular rough charm of the north into our homes.
--The Christmas Trend Group
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Made In The USA
U.S. consumers are still focusing more on American-made products.
According to a Consumer Reports National Research Center survey, 74% of American consumers are looking for more made-in-the-USA products and 60% said that they always or sometimes would rather buy American-made. Of those who tried to purchase domestically made items, 41% said they couldn't identify which were made in America.
Ornaments and Decor
Nature-themed - Florals, animals, fish, birds, insects, etc.
Saturated Colors - From pastels and neon to deep and bold.
Traditional reds and greens.
Deep rich reds - wine tones.
Wintergreen, mocha and aqua.
Metallic Silver and champagne.
Sparkle : Glitter, sequins, crystals, beads.
Elegance and Subtle Luxury : metallic silver, gold, charcoal and chocolate. Pink and green pastels with sparkly cream and silver.
Food themed - Cupcakes, candies, pizza, beer, pretzels. fortune cookies, etc. Ornaments that double as wine topper.
Travel themed - locations, states, countries, cities, towns, streets, etc.
Personalized - Names or portraits of children or pets.
High quality, yet affordable.
Woodland / Lodge
Blended Scandinavian/Cottage Style. - Cozy, classic and cheerful. White lights, stars and hearts, snowmen, snowflakes and deer, white with red accents.
Battery powered candles fitted with LEDs. - Makers of traditional wax candles are also responding to the great competitive pressure caused by high paraffin costs with innovative concepts. Thus, LED lamps are integrated into hollow cylinders made of genuine wax, to create an authentic candle-flame look while electro-magnetic candles accurately reproduce a natural flame using flickering reflective wicks in real-wax candles.
Personalization and customization continue to be hot in 2013. (see also Personalized / Christmas )
Extending The Season
As in recent years, for the 2013 holidays consumers will be interested in products that span the seasons. Snowflakes and winter wonderland, snowmen and gingerbread, stars and pinecones - Consumers are looking to extend their seasonal decor past the holidays by purchasing non-holiday specific decorations that can be displayed after the holidays are over.
HOT TREND : Shabby chic without the overload of roses, nostalgia, antique, re-purposed.
They're back - Florals and decor under glass, the upscale cousin of the terrarium is trending.
Winter wonderland sparkle extends beyond the holidays with silver and white decor.
White/Ivory - teamed with pastels, snow and ice.
Still trendy - Consumers are wanting bling, sparkle and shine. Look for mirrors, jewels, brooches.
HOT TREND : This rustic fabric is everywhere, on everything, combined with everything.
Whimsical candy canes, cookies, gingerbread, cupcakes, donuts and treats are still trendy.
HOT TREND : Birds have been flying high on the trend radar, and now the big bird on the scene is the Owl - All colors and sizes.
Slim trees - These thinner versions of the traditional holiday tree allow for multple displays. They are also less expensive, and fit into a smaller home.
TREND ALERT : Ribbon is back - Look for unique and elegant.
Holiday 2013 Pet Trends
Quality vs quantity.
Made in the USA.
Eco-friendly and green.
Organic, holistic, premium foods and treats.
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