XMAS shopping

November 28, 2012 Updated Nov 28, 2012 at 9:35 AM EDT

By WKBW News

November 28, 2012 Updated Nov 28, 2012 at 9:35 AM EDT

You'll find a wide range on childrens' Christmas lists this year.. everything from high tech iPad requests to traditional Barbie dolls.

So researchers with the National Retail Federation (NRF) say children do want the newest gadgets hitting stores, but are also asking for classic gifts as well.

"Toy trends are ever changing, sometimes proving challenging to parents who want to make their kids happy while staying on budget." said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay, in a prepared release.

Researchers predict holiday sales this year will increase 4.1 percent to $586.1 billion, with online sales growing 12 percent.

Toys and gifts for children make up a large portion of that budget.

Here's a look at what boys are asking for this year from the NRF Top Ten list:

2. Video games
3. Hot Wheels
4 Cars - generic
5. Xbox 360
6. Nintendo Wii U
7. Transformers
8. Remote Controlled Vehicles
9. Furby
10. Trucks - generic

When it comes to girls, the NRF says the top requests are:

1. Barbie
2. Dolls - generic
3. Furby
4. Monster High dolls
5. Disney Princess
6. American Girl
7. Video games
8. Dora the Explorer
9. Apple iPad
10. Apparel

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