With Christmas just a few weeks away, the panic is starting to set in and parents, and relatives who have young children to buy for, are asking the age old question “What should I buy??”
Well, luckily the Toy Retailers Association have released their Top 10 Christmas Toys list, so you have a starting point to work from and can make sure you get something that all the kids are hoping to find under the tree on Christmas morning!
Here’s 10 of the best from the official list:
I hear the cries of parents everywhere saying “pump-a-what?”Well, this innovative new game challenges kids to blow up their ‘pumpaloon’ as quickly as possible, in a race to be the winner; the first pumpaloon to sound its whistle, wins!
Lego is always a popular choice at Christmas, and you can keep your little lads and lasses busy while you’re busy cooking Christmas dinner with this year’s hot lego set: The City Airport, which includes everything from an X-Ray machine, flight personnel and of course, the all essential plane.
Fireman Sam has been around for years and is currently enjoying a bit of a revival, as such the Fireman Sam Deluxe Fire Station Playset is an essential Christmas toy this year. Complete with the Jupiter fire engine, this will keep kids entertained for hours.
Have you been accosted by cries of “can we get a dog?”, “why can’t we get a puppy for Christmas?” or “but mum/dad, pleeeeease” then you may be able to quiet the little ones for a while with this Go Go Walking Pup. Much cheaper and cleaner than a real dog, you can still take the dog for a walk on Christmas day with its remote control lead.
With the release of Toy Story 3 this year, Buzz Lightyear, Woody and friends have never been so popular. Make sure your child can go ‘to infinity and beyond’ with their very own Buzz Lightyear toy!
Let them make their very own movies, tape their own plays and record Christmas in their own way with this child friendly videocam. This fantastic video camera has face tracking technology and will also let them add moving animations to the finished movies. They can also add movie style opening, stamps and borders to their films!
Monopoly will always be a favourite family game and this year marks the 75th anniversary of everyone’s best loved board game. Featuring an all new circular board and an electronic banking unit, this is a great choice for some quality family time this Christmas.
Take your family war games to a completely new high this Christmas with this fun paintball style (without the mess) game. The Nerf Stampede blaster is completely automatic, firing off three ‘clips’ of 18 darts in just a few seconds – quick, duck behind the sofa!
Sylvanian Families are another old favourite that is becoming increasingly popular once again; this Motorycyle and Sidecar playset, complete with Grandparent Raccoons, is a great fun choice for Christmas and if cute and fuzzy are high on the agenda for your child, be sure to check out the new meerkat additions to the Sylvanian Family too.
Every parent will have heard of Zhu Zhu pets by now with their funky animal characters, including hamsters with Mohicans, and now kids can keep them looking great and pamper them to their heart’s delight with the Zhu Zhu Grooming Salon!