Merry Christmas from Fort Wood Hotels! Enjoy a Lookback of our Holiday Cards and Popular Gifts Over the Years!

It's almost Christmas and we would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas from Fort Wood Hotels! This week, we would like to feature a look back at the Christmas Seasons starting with 2014! Enjoy our holiday cards over the year and just for fun, find out what gifts were trending over the years. 

2014 Christmas 

Hottest Toy - Elsa Doll 

The movie Frozen was released in 2013, so naturally, the Elsa Doll dominated the market in Christmas 2014. 

Top Gifts for Adults 

Cards Against Humanity became a top party game in 2014, Beats headphones, and the Roku streaming device. 

2015 Christmas 

Hottest Toy - BB-8 "Star Wars" Toy Droid 

Yet another Disney hit - with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a Toy Droid made it to the top of many children's Christmas lists. 

Top Gifts for Adults 

The best tech gear for adults in 2015 included the Fitbit Charge, Apple Watch, GoPro HERO Action Camera, and the IRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot. 

2016 Christmas 

Hottest Toy - Hatchimals and the NES Classic

The Hatchimals was an interactive egg that would hatch into an egg after caring for it, which was very popular for the younger kids. For the older kids and even many adults with nostalgia, Nintendo released the NES Classic which was a remake of Nintendo's 1988 NES with 30 pre-loaded games! 

Top Gifts for Adults 

Make your own moonshine became popular in 2016 with the Absinthe Making kit. Other gifts popular in 2016 include the Amazon Echo Dot, Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, and the Lenovo Yoga Book. 

2017 Christmas 

Hottest Toy - Fingerlings 

Although you may need to look up a photo to understand this trend, the Fingerlings was one of the biggest toys in 2017. Essentially, it's a robotic-like animal that clings to your fingers. This brand was smart in its marketing in 2017 by heavily advertising on YouTube. 

Top Gifts for Adults 

All-in-one portable charging devices, Apple Air Pods, even more variations of wifi speakers and home devices were among the most popular gifts in 2017. 

2018 Christmas 

Hottest Toy - L.O.L Surpise Doll 

The L.O.L Surprise Doll featured many categories and additional accessories like pets and sisters could be purchased. 

Top Gifts for Adults 

Although not new, Keirug Coffee makers were popular in gifts in 2018. The Fitbit ACE, Nintendo Switch, and Sperry Saltwater boots were popular in 2018. 

2019 Christmas 

Hottest Toy - Zuru Pets Alive Boppi the Booty Shakin Llama 

The name explains the toy well and kids fell in love with this dancing Lama in 2019. 

Top Gifts for Adults 

The Amazon Echo Dot continues to rise in popularity and remains an affordable smart speaker, garden gear, books, and the newest laptops were among the most popular gifts in 2019. 

2020 Christmas 

Hottest Toy - Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition

The Mandalorian's first episode on Disney+ came out on May 4th, 2020. This year, one of the most sought after toys will be an interactive "Baby Yoda" with 25+ sounds and motions. 

Top Gifts for Adults 

Electrics seem to be on the top of many people's gift lists this year. From Streaming devices, Smart TVs, headphones, and smart home devices. Gifting wellness items, meal kits, and kitchen appliances are also popular gifts. 

Happy Holidays from Fort Wood Hotels! 

From all of us at Fort Wood Hotels, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends! 

If you are planning for any travel in 2021, Fort Wood Hotels is ready to accommodate and exceed your travel expectations in 2021! With an increased focus on cleanliness, we want to ensure you are comfortable during your travels. Head over to our website to book direct for the best pricing and service for your 2021 travels! 

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