What Will Your Kids Want This Christmas?
What are the latest Christmas Must Have Toys? We list the Christmas predictions from major retailers such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Smyths and Hamleys as soon as they are released. And there’s also the award-winning toys of 2018 from trade bodies and suppliers.
It’s never too early to start buying especially if you want a bargain. Plus, you can get the hottest toys before they sell out.
CHRISTMAS MUST HAVE TOYS FROM AMAZON
There are ten top Christmas Must Have Toys on Amazon’s Christmas list this year. Four of Amazon’s predictions for Christmas Must Have Toys also appear on the Argos List. Nerf Laser Ops also appears on John Lewis’s list too. Keep checking our Facebook page for discounts on all these toys from Amazon.
MUST HAVE TOYS FROM ARGOS FOR CHRISTMAS 2018
Argos always predicts early for Christmas. There are 13 toys on this year’s list. Their Christmas Must Have Toys feature the unicorn toy trend with three related products. Read our post from last year on the best unicorn toys. There are also three Fingerlings toys (see our post on Fingerlings) and like Argos’s list last year, LEGO and Paw Patrol feature again.
CHRISTMAS MUST HAVE TOYS FROM JOHN LEWIS
In 2018, John Lewis predicted before the schools went back in September. They include three of their own brand products in the list of ten Christmas Must Have Toys. There is only one tech toy but two LEGO products for the oldest and youngest LEGO fans. The lowest priced toy is the iTop which is also on our list of Latest Toy Crazes.
The appeal of new toys
New things are always highly prized. Children, especially, love a novelty and toys are at the top of the list for them. They will look to other people to see if something is worth having. If a friend, or someone else they admire, has something they think looks good then they may well want it too. This is how crazes take off.
Sometimes it’s hard to understand why one thing takes off but another doesn’t. Toy marketeers are always looking for toy sensations among the Christmas Must Have Toys. All the big retailers and trade bodies produce lists of Christmas Must Have Toys to help parents find the products that kids want the most.
What makes a Must Have Toy?
Must have toys are new or trending toys which are 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 is the big driver for the best new toys 2018.
Even kids who are too young for Instagram or Snapchat see new products on YouTube. Christmas Must Have Toys are often found this way. Furthermore, with the rise of social media, must have toys can come and go quickly.
Many vloggers work exclusively to market toys. Indeed, some are very young children who are paid to promote products. The larger brands like Lego have their own channels. Therefore, it can be hard to distinguish what is entertainment and what is marketing.
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.