Well, according to a Nielsen survey, kids between the ages of 6-12 have long since moved from the days of plastic toys and onward into the realm of touch devices...specifically iPod, iPads, and iPhones! Wishlists have changed a lot since our days pining for Yars Revenge for the Atari and Lego sets. Bump up to the 13 and over crowd and the list changes a little bit, with E-readers making a top 3 standings...
From the Nielsen study:
E-Readers (18%) also exhibit heightened appeal among teens and adults compared to last year (15%), while gaming devices on the whole are somewhat less likely to be of interest to the 13+ crowd. The exception is Kinect for Xbox 360, which appeals to 12 percent of those ages 13+, compared to eight percent in 2010; though, notably, last year's data was collected prior to the product's well-supported, large-scale launch on November 4, 2010.
Parents out there: do you plan to give your child a tech device for the holidays are something that doesn't require a plug-in or charge up?