Most Popular Kid Gifts 1913 – 2013

Most Popular Gifts in 1913 and 2013
By JOANNA PRISCO via Good Morning America

Christmas Wish List from 1915 Will Make You Feel Materialistic

“Our newspaper collection includes over 120 million pages dating back to 1609, and a quick search using the keywords “Dear Santa” brings really interesting results,” reads the blog. “The further back we looked, the more interesting – and frequently more simple – the requests became. It added color to the lives and times of our ancestors, particularly when we looked at what children are asking for this year.”

Top-Rated Toys of This and Other Seasons: A Gift Guide

Check out the MyHeritage list of the most commonly requested presents from 100 years ago:

1913:

1. Candy

2. Nuts

3. Rocking horse

4. Doll

5. Mittens/gloves

6. Toy train

7. Oranges

8. Books

9. Handkerchiefs

10. Skates

Now take a look at the items topping contemporary lists:

2013:

1. Furby Boom

2. Teksta Robotic puppy

3. LeapPad Ultra

4. Flying Fairy

5. Bug Hugs Elmo

6. Barbie Dream house

7. Giggly Monkey

8. Nerf Gun

9. Ninja Turtles

10. Lego

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