Category Archives: 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.


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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

Top Toys For Xmas 2017

The Big Retailers Pick Their Top Toys For Xmas 2017 This post is from 2017. Click below for the latest must have toys. The biggest and best-know toy retailers predict the top toys for Xmas 2017. These are likely to be the best-selling toys that are most in demand – the ‘must have’ toys for… Read More »

Christmas Jumpers For Children

The Latest Christmas Jumpers Christmas Jumpers are now very much part of the run-up to Christmas. Lots of schools celebrate Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. In my experience, you need to get these early. I’ve been to the shops with my children to buy a Christmas Jumper and found nothing in their size. Of… Read More »

Amazon Top Ten Toys For Christmas

Amazon’s Christmas Toy Predictions 2017 Everyone has been waiting to see what’s on the Amazon Top Toys Christmas 2017 list. As reported in Toy World Magazine on 28/9/17, the biggest online retailer has a mix of traditional and technological presents on this year’s list. The full list is below. Remember that Amazon Prime is a… Read More »