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.

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 »

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 »

Black Friday – All You Need To Know

Amazon Is Starting Black Friday Early This Year! Amazon is starting its Black Friday deals a week early this year. You’ll know that Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the US. Thanksgiving Day is always the fourth Thursday in November and it’s a big celebration. Traditionally, retailers open early and slash prices. For the… Read More »

Top Toys For Xmas 2017

The Big Retailers Pick Their Top Toys For Xmas 2017 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 Christmas. In past years, Hatchimals and Furbies have famously been ‘must have’ toys.… 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 »

Christmas Presents Teenagers

Christmas Presents For Teenagers 2017 What are the best Christmas Presents For Teenagers 2017? Here’s our predictions of the Hottest Christmas Gifts For Teens 2017. We’ve got teens so this is our specialist subject area. Also see  Toy Crazes – all teens love a craze! Everything Everything – Best-selling book, now a film. Lumie Alarm Clock – The body-clock alarm that… 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 »