What Will Your Kids Want This Christmas?
What are the Christmas Must Have Toys for 2019? Here’s the Christmas toy and games predictions from major retailers such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Smyths and Hamleys as soon as they are released. We also list the award-winning toys and games of 2019 from suppliers, industry and parenting blogs, and trade organisations when they are made public.
It’s never too early to start buying Christmas gifts especially if you want a bargain. Plus, you can get the hottest toys before they sell out. What will be on your children’s Christmas letters to Santa this year?
How To Spend It Well At Christmas
Phil and Steph looked at toys in the second episode of this year’s How To Spend It Well at Christmas. Llamas featured heavily but they also looked at Remote Control Cars, Dressing Up, Animals, Games and Stocking Fillers with very interesting results.
This Morning Christmas Must Have Toys
With the help of consumer experts, Holly and Phil unveiled the This Morning picks for Christmas 2019. This year, there are 12 top toys on the list which they tested on the show. Quite a number of these toys and games also appear on the Christmas Lists of other retailers like Amazon, Tesco, Smyths and Hamleys.
Christmas Must Have Toys from Amazon
There are ten top Christmas Must Have Toys on Amazon’s Christmas list this year. Amazon is predicting that interactive toys will be popular this year. Juno My Baby Elephant and Owleez are the two Amazon has picked. There’s also three brilliant games that we have also picked for our page on Family Games. The games are – Pictionary Air, Bank Attack and Harry Potter Dobble. The last of these is also on our list of recommendations of travel games to take away on holiday. Of course, the collectible trend is well represented with Treasure X Aliens, LOL Surprise and the new Blume Doll which is also on Argos’s list See more of the current toy crazes. For the younger ones, you can’t help but fall in love with Fisher Price’s Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth.
Must Have Toys from Argos Christmas 2019
Argos always predicts early for Christmas. This year there are 12 top toys on their list including the very popular LOL Surprise Dolls’ Glamper. There are also favourites spanning the age ranges such as Fortnite, Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, LEGO Harry Potter and Fisher Price Imaginext. New interactive toys for Christmas include Boppi, Owleez and Cubby Bear.
Hamleys Top Toys for Christmas
There are ten top Christmas Must Have Toys on iconic toy store Hamleys Christmas list this year. These include Scruff-a-Luvs Real Rescue, LOL Surprise Alpine Chalet and Poopsie Surprise Dolls. Also on the list is Pictionary Air which looks set to be a big hit for Christmas. LEGO always features heavily on the Christmas Lists from the top retailers. Hamleys has the Paranormal Bus from the Hidden Side range as one of its top ten toys for 2019.
Christmas Toy Predictions from Toy Shop Smyths
There are ten top Christmas Must Have Toys on Smyths Christmas list this year. Boppi The Llama also features on lots of lists this year. Furreal Cubby Bear and LOL Glamper are also picks from Argos for 2019. Gravitraxx XXL is on John Lewis’s Christmas Toy List as well and Hamleys also features a Fortnite Blaster but Smyths’ pick is exclusive to them.
John Lewis’s Top Ten Toys For Christmas 2019
John Lewis has announced its Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2019. Included this year are: Mini Kitchen, Wooden train set, foldable scooter, Leckford Doll’s House and pull-along unicorn. If you’re interested in unicorns, see our pick of Unicorn Toys. Also on the list are Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit and Tonies Start Box. The Gravitrax XXL starter box is on the list this year. Gravitrax featured on John Lewis’s list last year too. There’s always a big LEGO set on the list – this year it’s the Space Rocket. Also featuring this year is the beautiful book Little Robin Red Vest. This is a wonderful Christmas tale which has a special message about showing kindness to others.
The Hero Toys 2019
The Hero Toys 2019 were selected for the annual Toy Fair held by the British Toy & Hobby Association. The 25 top new toys 2019 on the list were chosen by an independent panel of judges together with the BTHA. They represent some of the most innovative products launching in 2019. Many feature on our list of Must Have Toys 2019.
What makes a Must Have Toy For Christmas?
Must have toys for Christmas are new or trending toys which are very desirable as gifts. However, children don’t find the presents they want in toy shops or catalogues these days. Neither do they get their gift 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 toys on YouTube. Christmas gifts are often found this way. Furthermore, with the rise of social media, the most wanted 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 even have their own channels. Therefore, in the world of toys, 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 toy 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 appeal of new toys
New things are always highly prized. Children love a novelty especially when it comes to toys. They will look to other people to see if something is worth having. If a friend, or someone else they admire, has a present 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 is popular but another isn’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 presents that kids want the most.
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