The Best Toys For Christmas
Here’s our pick of 25 of the best toys for Christmas 2018.
These are new toys and games we think will be the Top Toys this year. Our picks include toys for toddlers and babies, family games, collectible toy crazes, arts and crafts toys and other STEM toys. We review the Christmas Lists from Amazon, Argos and John Lewis as well as the top toy awards, including the Hero Toys, to find the most-wanted gifts for boys and girls of all ages. All links go to Amazon [see Disclosure].
Best Toys For Christmas – Fingerlings Hugs
One of Amazon’s Top Ten Toys For Christmas 2018. The aim is to eat the spinning food before the music stops. Snacks not provided. It could be the Pie Face of this year.
Scruff A Luvs – Best Toys For Christmas
Very cute concept toy where you turn a scruffy ball in to your new FFF (furry friend forever). Wash, dry, brush and love these adorable pets. Includes grooming kit and adoption certificate. On our list of Must Have Toys.
New robot for younger kids (aged 3+) which is fun and easy to use. STEM toys are proving increasingly popular with children. The Robo Chameleon even shoots out its tongue to catch its food. A Toy Award winner for 2018.
Best Toys For Christmas – Barbie Kitchen
New for 2018, the ultimate Barbie kitchen comes complete with doll, kitchen gadgets and Barbie dough. The ambulance from this same range features on Amazon’s Christmas List this year.
Harry Potter LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall
LEGO is always on the lists of must have toys. Brand new Harry Potter LEGO for ages 9-14 years including the very impressive Hogwarts Great Hall. The Hogwarts Express train features on Amazon’s top ten toys for Christmas.
Fairy Light Garden – Best Toys For Christmas
To add to the best-selling Fairy Garden collection is the new Fairy Light Garden which lights up and plays harp music too. Perfect for children aged 4+ who love fairies. See other Toys For Ages 3-4 years.
Kinetic Sand Beach Kingdom
We are big fans of Kinetic Sand. This new set – Beach Kingdom – allows you build sandcastles even when it isn’t beach weather! For ages 3+. Winner in the Creative category at the recent BlogOn Toy Awards.
Best Toys For Christmas – Jetts Razor Trainer Wheels
One of the Hero Toys 2018. Jetts Razor Trainer Wheels fit UK shoe sizes from childrens 11.5 up to adult size 11. Includes spark pads and skid pads. A great outdoor toy and one of the best toys for Christmas.
Toot Toot Pirate Ship
New from Tomy in their Toot Toot range. The Toot Toot Pirate Ship has plenty of play possibilities with a firing cannon and three figures included. For ages 1 year+.
Best Toys For Christmas – LOL Surprise Pearl
New for 2018, the LOL Surprise Pearl includes lots of little surprise gifts and a pearl-shaped stand. See our post on LOL Surprise Dolls.
Boxer Robot is an AI Robot with a big personality. It’s the only robot on two of the lists of Christmas predictions from the big stores (Amazon and Argos). Also on our current list of STEM Toys.
On Argos’s Christmas List 2018, the untamed Raptor toy is new from Fingerlings. The Fingerlings monkeys were huge last Christmas. We think the dinosaur characters are going to have a big appeal in the 5+ category this Christmas. See our related blog post.
Poopsie Unicorn Surprise
Here at Must Have Toys, we follow the key toy trends with interest. Poopsie Unicorn Surprise is a new toy that combines many of the current hot crazes: unicorns, slime, poop, surprise unwrapping and collectibles. They have got it all covered! Smaller toys in the range feature on our Latest Toy Crazes page.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Sylvanian Department Store
Department stores may not be having a great time of it at the moment but here’s one with great appeal. New in 2018 for the Sylvanian Families. It features a two-storey shop with a working lift. This was one of the Hero Toys 2018.
LEGO City Arctic Air Transport
The LEGO City Mobile Exploration Base features on the Argos Christmas List 2018. This is a cheaper set that includes a quadrocopter, all terrain vehicle, two minifigures and a sabre-tooth tiger.
Another collectible trend that features lots of toy trends in one. These are new crazy creatures that are stinky, squashy and squishy. They come in an ooze cannister with their own accessories. On our list of Latest Toy Crazes.
This is another smaller gift which we think will be big at Christmas. Twisty Petz are beautiful, collectible little pets that transform in to bracelets. Suitable for ages 4+. There are 70 to collect. On our list of Latest Toy Crazes.
Cheaters Monopoly is for all those people (many in my own house) who like to try a bit of cheating when they’re playing. What a great idea. Of course, if you get caught you go to jail. On our list of Family Games this year.
Paw Patrol Fire Truck
This is a great playset from the very popular Paw Patrol brand. Features a 2 ft extending ladder and much more. Lots of possibilities for imaginative play. On the list of Christmas Must Have Toys from Argos and Amazon.
Must Have Toys 2018 – VTech Crawl Along Doll
New crawl along doll in the Little Love range. Suitable for ages 2+. See more great toys for Babies and Toddlers.
Dance and Groove Rockit
New for 2018, Rockit encourages babies and toddlers to dance along to the music. On our list of Baby and Toddler Toys.
New card game from Ideal. So, if you love Dobble and Uno, this might well be for you. Lots of family fun for 2+ players aged 6+. On our list of card games.
Strictly Come Dancing Game
At last, there’s a Strictly board game complete with the voice of Craig Revel Horwood. This is one of the Hero Toys 2018 from the London Toy Fair and it is set to be one of the must have toys for Christmas 2018.
New game for ages 4+ where you race around the track, pick up cheese, tip the see saw and ride the wheel. Last hamster on the track wins.
How can you predict the best toys for Christmas?
Must have toys are new or trending toys which is very desirable. However, children don’t find the things they want in toy shops any more. Neither do they get their present ideas from TV ads. Social media – particularly YouTube – is the big driver for the best toys for Christmas.
It’s very hard to predict what will be the next big trend. However, there are plenty of toys and games that have stood the test of time. Others reinvent themselves to remain relevant in a fast-moving world.
The Christmas Toy Lists are a mix of new ranges of classic toys as well as ‘craze’ toys. Our list reflects this.
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