As much as I hate to admit it, Christmas is almost here, and I am not prepared. Thankfully, I only need to buy a gift for my niece this holiday season. However, each year that task seems to get more challenging. 

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I took to Amazon to aid me in my holiday shopping, and, luckily, I stumbled across Amazon's Best Sellers list. 

This best sellers list is updated hourly, so it is constantly changing. At the time I am writing this article, these are the 10 most popular toys and games based on sales. 

Wondering What To Gift Your Kid? Check Out Amazon's Hottest 10 Toys

Christmas is so close, I can hear the turtle doves cooing and the holiday bells ringing. Unfortunately, gift buying has never come easily to me. That's why I turned to Amazon's Best Sellers list this year.

Disclaimer: This list is updated hourly on Amazon's website.

LOOK: The top holiday toys from the year you were born

With the holiday spirit in the air, it’s the perfect time to dive into the history of iconic holiday gifts. Using national toy archives and data curated by The Strong from 1920 to today, Stacker searched for products that caught hold of the public zeitgeist through novelty, innovation, kitsch, quirk, or simply great timing, and then rocketed to success.