Christmas Must Have Toys

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?

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 (still going strong) and the new Blume Doll which is also on Argos’s list. For the younger ones, you can’t help but fall in love with Fisher Price’s Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth. Click the list to see more details on our dedicated Amazon Christmas Page.

Amazon Christmas Toy List 2019


Must Have Toys from Argos Christmas 2019

Argos always predicts early for Christmas. Click on their Christmas Toy List below to see more details for each toy. There are three top toys on their list that also appear on Amazon’s list.

Argos Christmas Toy List 2019

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. The Peppa Pig Stage Playset also features on the Argos Christmas Toy List 2019. Click the list below to see more details.

Hero Toys 2019

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. *These links take you to Amazon to check prices [disclosure] but go to John Lewis’s website to see all the toys.

Christmas Toy Predictions from Toy Shop Smyths

We’ll list the Must Have Toys from Smyths as soon as we have them. On Smyths’s list for 2018 were 15 toys. Included were toy crazes such as Treasure X and LOL Surprise Under Wraps, Harry Potter LEGO, Nerf Laser Ops, Poopise Unicorn Surprise, Paw Patrol and Boxer the robot. Let’s wait to see what they predict for 2019!

Hamleys Top Toys for Christmas

Keep checking to see Hamleys Christmas Toy List 2019. Last year it included Nerf Ops Pro Alphapoint which also featured on lots of other lists. There was also Harry Potter LEGO and Toy Crazes including LOL, Elasti Plasti and Hairdorables.

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.

Information about this page

This page is for information only: a listing does not mean a recommendation or endorsement. Some toys are listed for particular ages or genders. This is only to reflect popular search internet search terms. We are not making any judgements on suitability and you are advised to check any products you purchase via links on this page are age appropriate. We only test products where stated. You are strongly advised to check the profile of online sellers including delivery times, prices and product availability before you buy. Must Have Toys is an Amazon Associate which means we earn through qualifying purchases made via links on this page [disclosure].