Holiday Toys Will Probably Be Harder To Find and More Expensive This Year. I know it’s crazy to be talking about Christmas already and the kids are barely back in school. However, you may need to put those Christmas toys in your budget early this year. Toys are actually expected to be even more expensive this year, due to shipping charges, and high priced in demand items. So, ideally for many families this year, early Christmas shopping may be the way to go. What is the earliest you have ever shopped for the holidays?