Popular toys sell fast
HAVE you bought one of the top-10 toys this year?
You may have if you bought part of The Trash Pack collection, a scooter or a Monster High Doll.
Mackay Toyworld owner John Meneo said families liked outdoor toys too.
"I know everyone has almost sold out of trampolines," Mr Meneo said.
"We are low on board games and they've been very popular."
Mr Meneo said grandparents liked help when it came to Christmas shopping.
"Remote-controlled cars sell really well for the boys and dads," he said.
"Basic toys like bikes and trikes sell well too."
"They are great (presents) to get them up off couches with."
Meanwhile, Myer Group general manager of merchandise Adam Stapleton said top toys for this year included Let's Rock Elmo, Leap Frog Explorer and Nerf Vortex Nitron.
"Christmas is just around the corner and Myer stores are stocked up on these favourites as we prepare for the busy Christmas period," Mr Stapleton said.
People are being reminded to put batteries with gifts as well.
Battery World general manager John Pascoe said AA batteries were the highest selling batteries around Christmas.
"Whichever list you looked at for boys or girls - almost three-quarters of the toys and gadgets needed a battery of some form," Mr Pascoe said.
"Without being a killjoy more than 8000 tonnes of batteries end up as rubbish every year so we are asking, not just parents but the community at large to think about changing to rechargeable batteries.
He said it was important to remember where your used batteries would end up.
"It costs us to recycle these batteries but already nationwide we could fill the Sydney Cricket Ground 10 times over with the 500 tonnes of batteries we have collected since 2007," Mr Pascoe said.
"You want to make an impression with your gifts so use this time to do the environment a favour as well. You can drop old batteries at any Battery World store for free," he said.