Walmart's Chosen By You is REALLY Chosen by YOU!

If you remember last year's Walmart holiday ads, they featured many toys and gifts with the icon "Chosen by Kids" or "Chosen by You". I never really asked how these products got picked, but earlier this year, I got to see first hand!  I was one of a handful of Walmart Mom bloggers who traveled to the Chosen By You event to see hundreds of potentials products to be picked for this year's ads, and I got to help decide!

We toured room after room of toys, games, electronics, home items, apparel, and novelties. It was quite the day!  After browsing, touching, and asking lots of questions, I was given the opportunity to rate all the items in order; the top items ranked by me and many others will determine this year's "Chosen by You" products!

In addition to helping influence Walmart's shelves this holiday, I got a peek at some items before they were available. I was super excited to see some of the following items:

 The Dyson V6 Slim -- which I use at my house today! (See our review here.)

A wide assortment of gift sets -- like food, mugs, and snacks!

 Awesome TV sets and sound bars...

 The new Pioneer Woman Collections of tableware and kitchen stuff (see our review here.)

Snuggly warm apparel for men, women, and kids...

And super cool ride-on toys... some that went really fast!

I'm so excited to see many of these items in stores right now. We'll be sharing some of the top trends closer to the holidays. Just know, real people participated in the "Chosen by You" process -- like me! And many moms showed up with their kids to be sure that children got their voice heard, as well. You'll probably be seeing some of the "Chosen By Kids" products on the Black Friday ads and holiday sales flyers coming soon.

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Links to shopping sites may be referral links.