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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®
Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave, Agnes and Gru Collector’s Edition Figures from Thinkway Toys
Doc McStuffins Deluxe Get Better Check-Up Center from Just Play™
Sofia the First Royal Talking Vanity from JAKKS Pacific®
Flutterbye Flying Fairy from Spin Master™
FurReal Friends® Cuddles My Giggly Monkey Pet from Hasbro®
LeapPad Ultra™ from LeapFrog®
Skylanders SWAP Force™ from Activision®
tabeo™ e2 from Toys“R”Us®
The Ugglys™ from Moose Toys
Ever After High™ Royal & Rebel Dolls from Mattel®
LEGO Legends of Chima™ The Lion CHI Temple from LEGO®
Shimmer ‘N Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom™ Bracelet Maker from Cra-Z-Art®
Xbox™ One from Microsoft®
Crazy Cart™ from Razor™


Christmasworld Trends 2013/14

Christmas 2013: COLOR

Colors and Decorations

Trend Worlds

 

Precious Jungle

Precious Jungle

Over-the-top, extravagant and ostentatious
The title of this trend speaks for itself and underlines its opulent character: Precious Jungle combines the elegant and expensive with the cool and regal colours of the jungle. Precious stones and shimmering birds of paradise stand out like blossoms against a background palette of greens and blues. Elegant gold adds additional warmth. Materials are dominated by strong ornamentation and expensive designs. Choice fabrics such as velvet, silk and brocade are opulently embroidered or decoratively adorned. The theme offers a lot of room for inspiration. The range of relevant products is appropriately varied: glass ornaments, feather or plant motifs, heavy Christmas baubles decorated with gold, ornately decorated leaves in flower arrangements.


Fantasy Forest

Fantasy Forest

Fanciful, humorous and modern
This playfully romantic style breaks the classic mould. It puts traditional fairy-tale motifs and Christmas reds and greens in a young and modern context. The enchanted forest of Fairyland is presented in a full, violent red and set against the animals and forest figures dipped in green paint. Natural materials such as pine cones or acorns are painted silver and lend an abstract, ethereal effect. Lighter shades give products an elegant, discreet look: finely patterned glass and porcelain lend a gentle, feminine touch. Woollen fabrics and felts appear playful with coloured lace, ribbons and trimmings. This humorous and fashion-conscious treatment of tradition and familiar festive items offers a new perspective on traditional romantic motifs and constitutes what is special about this imaginative trend.

 

Glowing Desert

Glowing Desert

Full of contrast, expressive and elegant
Glowing Desert reflects the power and beauty of contrast. The wide open spaces of the desert with its desiccated land, cracked by the heat of the sun, is contrasted with a breathtaking colour palette. The combination of natural, warm shades, such as ochre and sand, with purple and an intense coral provides strong accents. A complement of sparkling and shiny metallic colours, set against the coarse desert backdrop, is reminiscent of a fata-morgana effect. This aspect is particularly in evidence in the range of floral products: dried wood, thistles, bleached stone ware and ceramics combine with ribbons of natural silk or linen to give a restrained rural effect. Elegant glassware with schlieren effects, iridescent Christmas baubles and shiny candles all go to create vibrant and exciting contrasts.

 

Gracious Coast

Gracious Coast

Light, feminine and delicate
This is a sappy, purist style developed with a gentle femininity. Modern pastel shades are contrasted with black, anthracite and ecru. The reduced, sculptural shapes create a 50s feel, structures are fluid and clean, and surfaces are finely worked. Traditional features are put in a modern context and force a conscious clash. Thus, for example, historical scenes on copper engravings from the 17th and 18th centuries find themselves next to modern, photographically accurate patterns. There is a great deal of variety in the range of products: fine fabrics and textiles with delicate structures and needlework create a feminine touch. There are gentle modulations of transparent and delicately coloured glass. High-quality ornaments with enamel and mother-of-pearl effects bring grace and lightness. The simultaneous combination of playful decoration and reductionist simplicity is what lends Gracious Coast its special character.

 

Trends at the Fair

Christmas trends 2013 / 2014

Ornaments
Alongside the candle - creator of romantic mood par excellence - the hand-blown glass bauble remains the leading decorative element at Christmas time, with surface designs becoming ever more elaborate and imaginative. Encrusted with the most varied glittering embellishments, imprinted or misted snow-white, they are the jewels on every Christmas tree. But they can also happily be hung on neutral tree sprigs so that they stay with us well beyond the festivities right up until the end of the year.

Animals, Materials, Angels, Shapes, Nativities
The most popular decorative animals to be added to the traditional stylistic features are owls and stags. The variety of materials ranges all the way from bronze and velvet, fur and feather, to fabric and felt. Particularly popular are, moreover, angels, conical shapes, hearts and nativity figures.

Nature, Colors, and Style
Nature remains the number one source of inspiration for all decoration. Artificial flowers and Christmas trees are becoming more and more realistic both in the way they look and the way they feel. The proportion of laborious handwork in them is enormous. The dominant colours are white and silver – a far cry from the traditional Christmas red. Berries enjoy a pastel colour spectrum ranging from a light rosé color to dark purple, with earthy and green tones, and create a background mood that exudes good cheer.

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Christmas Design Trends 2013

Winterwalk

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!

Santa's Home

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.

Fairytale Forest

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.

Blue Chalet

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.

Plum

Soft blue.

Browns

Sparkle : Glitter, sequins, crystals, beads.

Shoes

Fairies

Elves

Snowmen

Movement

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.

Americana

Woodland / Lodge

Blended Scandinavian/Cottage Style. - Cozy, classic and cheerful. White lights, stars and hearts, snowmen, snowflakes and deer, white with red accents.

Vintage

Simplicity

Whimsy


Candles

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.


Personalized

Personalization and customization continue to be hot in 2013. (see also Personalized / Christmas )

Messages.

Monograms.

Names/Dates.

Portraits.


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.


Vintage

HOT TREND : Shabby chic without the overload of roses, nostalgia, antique, re-purposed.


Cloches

They're back - Florals and decor under glass, the upscale cousin of the terrarium is trending.


Winter Wonderland

Winter wonderland sparkle extends beyond the holidays with silver and white decor.

White/Ivory - teamed with pastels, snow and ice.


Sparkle

Still trendy - Consumers are wanting bling, sparkle and shine. Look for mirrors, jewels, brooches.


Burlap

HOT TREND : This rustic fabric is everywhere, on everything, combined with everything.


Candy Christmas

Whimsical candy canes, cookies, gingerbread, cupcakes, donuts and treats are still trendy.


Owls

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.


Christmas Trees

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.


Ribbon

TREND ALERT : Ribbon is back - Look for unique and elegant.

Ribbon rossettes.


Holiday 2013 Pet Trends

Interactive toys.

Quality vs quantity.

Made in the USA.

Eco-friendly and green.

Organic, holistic, premium foods and treats. 


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