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Growing older often means leaving elements of your youth behind, resulting in newfound maturity and different points of view. From toddlers to millennial lifestyle and baby boomers, Trend Hunter’s life-stages category highlights distinct differences in ideas, products and innovations surrounding different age groups.
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Wizardly Invisibility Cloaks
Wizardly Invisibility Cloaks
The Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak Works with the Accompanying App
The Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak is a real life iteration of the garment from the namesake book and movie series that will offer wearers a way to disappear from sight just like in the wizard-... MORE
City-Themed Board Games
City-Themed Board Games
Monopoly: Shinola Detroit Edition Pays Homage to Motor City
The Monopoly: Shinola Detroit Edition board game has been created by the timepiece brand as a new iteration of the iconic pastime that pays homage to Motor City. Priced at $395, the board game... MORE
Online Toy-Testing Hubs
Online Toy-Testing Hubs
KidHQ's Interactive Video Experiences Reinvent Holiday Shopping
KidHQ shares interactive video experiences for kids from Walmart, Mattel and more. Kids are introduced to the toy-testing experience by Ms. Bartlesby, a talking poodle and the Chief Fun Officer who... MORE
Crocodile Coding Robots
Crocodile Coding Robots
The Clementoni 'Coko' is Designed for Children Aged Three and Up
The Clementoni ‘Coko’ coding robot is a crocodile-inspired toy for children aged three and up that will offer them a way to learn about robotics and coding as early as possible. The toy... MORE
In-Store Doll Hospitals
In-Store Doll Hospitals
American Girl's Doll Hospitals Have Doll Doctors for Wellness Checks
Exclusively at its New York City and Chicago flagship stores, American Girl announced all-new American Girl Doll Hospitals that offer free services. At the in-store Doll Hospitals, there are doll... MORE
Slime-Like Sand Toys
Slime-Like Sand Toys
SLIMYGLOOP SLIMYSAND Stretches Like Slime & Molds Like Sand
SLIMYGLOOP SLIMYSAND is an unconventional slime-like sand toy for hands-on play that builds on the success of the SLIMYGLOOP brand. The all-new toy has a completely unique feel that can be packed... MORE
Micronutrient-Packed Moon Cakes
Micronutrient-Packed Moon Cakes
For the Mid-Autumn Festival, WMY Works Boasts Nutritious Cakes
A nutritious cake is certainly a commodity that is hard to come by. In preparation for the Mid-Autumn Festival – a cultural celebration of the harvest in China, local creative agency WMY Works and... MORE
Top 75 Youth Innovations in October
Top 75 Youth Innovations in October
From 3D Social Media Selfies to Pizza-Embedded Skateboards
Younger demographics typically depict the future of a variety of industries, and this list of October 2019 youth innovations highlights the unique ways that businesses are responding to the needs... MORE
Voiced Playtime
Toys integrate voice technology for interactive, educational entertainment
Implications - With the rapid growth of voice technology being integrated into many aspects of consumers' lives, voice-activated technology is now being introduced to children through toys. By incorporating these features with toys already familiar to kids, brands are helping younger consumers adapt to this developing technology that's quickly becoming ubiquitous.
Workshop Question — Consider how your brand could leverage voice technology to create an engaging experience for your consumer.
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Animated Sponge-Adorned Apparel
Animated Sponge-Adorned Apparel
This SpongeBob Loungewear Line Comprises Boxer Briefs & Pants
SpongeBob SquarePants is unquestionably one of the most iconic cartoon characters of the 21st century, which is why Alpha Group, the global toy partner of child-focused cable network giant... MORE
Women-Centric Members Clubs
Women-Centric Members Clubs
AllBright Empowers and Forms Female Communities Through Programming
In the 21st century, female communities are going strong and continuing to grow, with more opportunities being generated for leadership and entrepreneurship. The lifestyle of the contemporary woman... MORE
Detoxifying Algae-Infused Tiles
Detoxifying Algae-Infused Tiles
The Bio-Integrated Design Lab Boasts a Contaminated Water Solution
These leaf-textured tiles made their debut during this year’s London Design Festival and were marketed as a contaminated water solution. The innovation is pioneered by the Bio-Integrated Design... MORE
Comforting Child Travel Pillows
Comforting Child Travel Pillows
The Rhoost Toddler Travel Buddy Offers Support for Little Ones
Traveling can be quite stressful for adults and children alike, so the Rhoost Toddler Travel Buddy is designed as a product specifically for little ones that will help to ease the stress and anxiety... MORE
Screen-Free Coding Robots
Screen-Free Coding Robots
The 'Mochi Robot' is LEGO-Compatible and for Children Aged Three and Up
Many of the coding robots on the market require kids to utilize a smartphone or tablet when playing with them which could have them getting too much screen time, so the ‘Mochi Robot’ has... MORE
Top 90 Life Stages Trends in October
Top 90 Life Stages Trends in October
From Electric Assist Strollers to Artful Academic Agendas
Whether one is an adult, a boomer, a toddler, youth or other, the October 2019 life stages list spotlights a few things for everybody. Expecting mothers, for example, can enjoy Reebok’s... MORE
Digitized Tic-Tac-Toe Toys
Digitized Tic-Tac-Toe Toys
The '4Play' 3D Tic-Tac-Toe Allows for Four Styles of Play
The ‘4Play’ 3D tic-tac-toe device is a multifunctional game toy for those who want to try their hand at a more intense style of gameplay with friends, online or on their own. The unit... MORE
Empowering Portrait Shirts
Empowering Portrait Shirts
Piccolina's Limited-Edition T-Shirts Celebrate Female Trailblazers
Piccolina is a lifestyle brand that’s on a mission to empower young girls and it is marking its launch with a fun range of limited-edition t-shirt designs. Each of the shirts features a design... MORE
Playful Food-Decorating Kits
Playful Food-Decorating Kits
Wilton and Tasty Created Skill-Building Decorating Kits for Gen Z
Wilton and BuzzFeed’s culinary brand, Tasty, came together to create a series of fun decorating kits to help kids exercise their creative skills in the kitchen. The kits include a variety of... MORE
Global Climate Strike Events
Global Climate Strike Events
The Global Climate Strike Was Loud and Youth-Dominant
From September 20th until September 27th, the Global Climate Strike events transpired in major cities around the world. “From Jakarta to New York, Karachi to Amman, Berlin to Kampala,... MORE
Interactive Companion Robots
Interactive Companion Robots
The GT Wonder Boy Robot Can Translate 12 Languages and More
The GT Wonder Boy companion robot is an interactive device that will enable users to perform language translations, enjoy social companionship and much more. The robot features an interactive... MORE
play_circle_filled Toy Repurposing Programs
Toy Repurposing Programs
The LEGO Replay Initiative Was Launched to Recycle Unused LEGO Bricks
The LEGO Replay program was recently announced, and it is an initiative that will recycle and donate previously used LEGO bricks. LEGO stated that it will take “any and all” unwanted bricks into... MORE
In-Store Doll Salons
In-Store Doll Salons
The American Girl Salon Invites Girls to Match their Favorite Doll's Style
The newly renovated American Girl Salon in Chicago is a destination for girls to get hairstyles, manicures and ear piercings just like their favorite 18-inch dolls. At the salon, there are four... MORE
Modern Vibrant Brand Identities
Modern Vibrant Brand Identities
Sweety & Co. Attempts to Showcase Gocase’s Youthful Attitude
Vibrant brand identities are sure to capture the attention of the style-minded consumer, especially in a contemporary setting that favors curated color combinations that instill an aura of... MORE
Athletic Baby Carriers
Athletic Baby Carriers
The 'Pursuit Sport' is Lightweight, Water-Resistant & Moisture-Wicking
Pursuit Sport is a new baby carrier from LÍLLÉbaby that was expressly created with active parents in mind. The design of the ultra-lightweight baby carrier is made with high-performance, durable... MORE
Millennial-Centric Plant Hotel Pop-Ups
Millennial-Centric Plant Hotel Pop-Ups
Kimpton Gray Boasts 10 Rooms for "Leafy Lodging"
In the contemporary state of the world, a plant hotel has many connotations. For one, it brings guests closer to nature, even amid the urban environment. Secondly, it builds on the movement of... MORE