Source: Amazon

Holiday shoppers are stocking under their trees earlier than ever this year. Amazon has already sold one million toys this season.

The season began on Oct. 4 with Amazon’s launch of various holiday shopping guides, including the 2021 Toys We Love List. Of the one million toys sold, some of the best-sellers so far have been the Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House Play Set, MGA Entertainments’ L.O.L. Surprise! OMG Sports Cheer Competitive Cheerleading Fashion Doll, and LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box – 484 Pieces. More than 70 items on the list are Amazon-exclusive.

Related: Amazon Unwraps 2021 ‘Toys We Love List,’ Holiday Pop Up Shops

To help deliver the holiday spirit, Amazon announced today that it will be hiring 150,000 seasonal workers. This is in addition to the previously announced hiring spree of 40,000 new corporate jobs and 125,000 full and part-time fulfillment and transportation jobs.

Seasonal employees will help support full-time employees at more than 250 fulfillment centers, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations that opened this year.

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Nicole Savas

Nicole Savas

As a kid, Nicole either wanted to be a professional toy player-wither or a writer. Somehow, as social media editor for The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, she’s found a career as both. She's grateful to work somewhere that she can fully embrace both her love of teddy bears and her admiration for the Oxford comma. When she's not playing with toys at work, she's playing with her baby girl at home.