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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Santa Claus attends an evening hosted by Brooks Brothers to celebrate the holidays with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Brooks Brothers on December 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Brooks Brothers)

It’s damn near September and the year is almost over. Crazy, right?

Brace yourself, we are talking about Christmas already and the kids are barely back in school.

Brace yourself again because you actually need to start buying their gifts NOW.

Toys are going to be more expensive this holiday due to a combination of shipping challenges and high demand.

“There is going to be a major shortage of toy products this year,” Isaac Larian, CEO of toy company MGA Entertainment,  recently told CNN Business. “The demand is going to be there. What is not going to be there is the product to fill the demand.”

According to Money.com, “even if you can get your hands on the toys you want, they may be pricier than expected. This could be the case especially as third-party sellers are prone to ratcheting up prices on popular toys (last year, ABC’s KGO-TV found that a Baby Yoda toy that normally cost $59.99 was selling for $119 via third-party sellers on Walmart.com.)”

If you start your shopping now, just leave the LOL Surprise Dolls alone for me. My daughter will have a fit. Thanks in advance!

Read more on this craziness here.

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