Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas

It’s just around the corner. Here’s the must have toys and present and gift ideas for the whole family this Christmas. We’ve also got the latest Toy Advent Calendars and ideas for perfect Stocking Fillers.

Christmas

We help parents and other gift-givers by listing the most popular toys, games and toy trends of the year. They are selected and promoted by the retailers, newspapers and magazines and online publishers, as well as the leading toy trade associations.

Bloggers and vloggers are very influential too. Children see the toys and games they want on YouTube first. The whole ‘unwrapping’ toy trend started on YouTube. Toy trends establish very quickly in the playground and via social media. Surprise toy trends of recent times include fidget spinners and slime.

STEM toys, such as robots and interactive toys, are now increasingly popular. Film and TV franchises sell well in to the toy market.

25 Top Toys For Christmas 2018

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… Read More »

What Are The Must Have Toys This Year?

The Latest Top Toys What are the Must Have Toys this year? Here’s the latest gossip on all the most-wanted toys and games for Christmas 2018. We look at the Christmas lists of the big retailers such as Amazon, Argos and John Lewis as well as the latest toy awards to see what might be… Read More »

Amazon’s Top Ten Toys For Christmas

What Will Your Kids Want For Christmas? Here’s the Amazon Christmas Toy List 2018. These are the products that major online retailer Amazon is predicting will be the must-have toys this coming Christmas. They include Paw Patrol, Nerf, Barbie, Harry Potter LEGO and Nerf. All links go to Amazon [disclosure]. Paw Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire… Read More »

Stocking Fillers

Ideas For Small Gifts For All Ages Here’s our pick of the best Christmas Stocking Fillers. They are toys, games and novelties that may be suitable for stocking fillers or smaller gifts this Christmas. Our selection includes presents for all ages so check suitability carefully. Also see our page on Toy Crazes because these often make good stocking fillers… Read More »

What Is A Christmas Eve Box?

The Night Before Christmas What’s In The Christmas Eve Box? I was looking at Pinterest the other day and discovered a ‘thing’ that I’d never heard of before: The Christmas Eve Box. This is a decorated box (you can make it or buy it) that is filled with little presents and activities. It is given… Read More »

Christmas Toys John Lewis

What Will Your Kids Want For Christmas? The kids are back at school and so the Christmas Toy Lists from the top toy-sellers, websites, magazines and suppliers are starting to come out. Here we are with Christmas Toys John Lewis. If you wish to check prices on Amazon, we’ve included links where possible [disclosure]. Christmas… Read More »

Argos Christmas Toy List 2018

What Will Your Kids Want For Christmas? The Argos Christmas Toy List 2018 is out. These are the products that top store Argos is predicting will be the must-have toys this coming Christmas. If you wish to check prices on Amazon, we’ve included links where possible [disclosure]. Nerf Laser Ops The only product to feature on… Read More »

Toy Advent Calendars

The Best Non-Chocolate Advent Calendars 2018 Toy Advent Calendars are becoming very popular. Many parents prefer them to chocolate ones. The anticipation of a daily surprise can help kids cope with their excitement in the run-up to the big day. Here’s our pick for 2018. All links go to Amazon [Disclosure]. LEGO City Advent Calendars… Read More »

What Are The Top Toys 2018?

Best New Toys 2018 We look at the best new toys 2018, best-selling toys, games and toy crazes, toy trends and awards to see what might be the Top Toys 2018. These are likely to be the must-have toys and games for boys and girls this year, and popular for Christmas 2018. Some of the… Read More »

Christmas Books For Children

We Pick Our Favourite Christmas Books For Children Even though my children are teenagers, I can’t bear to throw away any of their Christmas books. They are stored in the trunk with the decorations and all the little Christmassy things they have made over the years. Many are very fragile now but they make us… Read More »