What Will Your Boys And Girls Want This Christmas?
It’s hard to know what are the biggest Christmas Must Have Toys so all the major retailers, suppliers, industry and parenting blogs, media and trade organisations produce their predications for the must have toys at Christmas. These are the presents they believe will be on your kids’ letters to Father Christmas this year. Usually, the lists start to appear after the schools go back for the Autumn term. The experts say toys might be in short supply this Christmas so it might be an idea to start shopping early.
Christmas Gift Guides 2021
This year, Must Have Toys is publishing our own Christmas Gift Guides by age-group to give our predictions for the Christmas Must Have Toys this year.
~Babies gift guide
~One Year Olds gift guide
~Two Year Olds gift guide
~Three Year Olds gift guide
~Four Year Olds gift guide
~Five Year Olds gift guide
~Six Year Olds gift guide
~ Seven Year Olds gift guide
~ Eight Year Olds gift guide
Nine Year Olds gift guide – coming soon
Ten Year Olds gift guide – coming soon
~Eleven Year Olds gift guide
~Twelve Year Olds gift guide
~Teenagers gift guide
Must Have Toys is an Amazon Associate so we always list the top toys available on the site. This year there are 10 Christmas Must Have Toys which included LOL Surprise, Squeakee The Interactive Balloon Dinosaur and Paw Patrol Transforming Patroller. We’ve also listed Amazon’s Top 12 Toys from last Christmas too!
We last visited the Selfridges toy department in Birmingham a few months ago, and the flagship London store in 2019. The displays are always well-thought-out and easy to navigate. This year, Selfridges have picked nine top toys including two – the Micro Scooter Eco Mini Deluxe Scooter and Le Toy Van shop/cafe – that reflect shoppers increasing desire for more eco-friendly and sustainable toys. In fact, Micro Scooter Eco Mini Deluxe is made from recycled fishing nets.
Iconic toy store Hamleys on Regent St is a magical place to visit if you’re in London. Stores can also be found at airports and around the country. Their Christmas Toy List for 2021 includes Barbie Dreamhouse 2021 and Playmobil’s City Police Robot. There are also three exclusive toys including the Huggables range in the top ten toys this year.
John Lewis’s Christmas Toy List was the first to be announced this year and picked by a panel of under-12 testers. It includes lots of traditional toys and games such as construction toys like LEGO and puzzles. These were popular during recent lockdowns and the store predicts they will continue to be so through to Christmas. A lot of the listings are exclusive to John Lewis stores or available online
Christmas Must Have Toys 2020
Here’s a look at the Gift Guides from last year.
Last year Phil and friends tested lots of different Christmas Must Have Toys including Retro Toys and their more recent ‘twists’; Family Board Games; Inclusive Dolls; Robotic Toys; Science or STEM toys; inline skates and balls. How To Spend It Well from ITV1 has become a very popular show with many of its predictions and trends finding their way under the trees of the nation at Christmas.
The popular morning show always features a selection of Christmas Must Have Toys in the run-up to Christmas. Last year there were 12 Top Christmas Toys on the list including Gotta Go Flamingo and Laser Battle Hunters.
The Dream Toys – Christmas Must Have Toys
These are the annual must have Christmas toys predictions from the UK Toy Retailers Association. In 2020, the list includes LOL Surprise OMG Remix Fashion Doll, Laser Battle Hunters, Monopoly for Sore Losers and Star Wars The Mandalorian.
There were 12 top Christmas Must Have Toys on the Argos list 2020 including: LEGO Technic Lamborghini, LOL Surprise OMG Fashion Dolls series 3, LEGO Mario Starter Course, Poopsie Dancing Unicorn, Child Animatronic Edition, Paw Patrol Dino Rescue Dino Patroller.
In 2020, there were ten toys on the list of Christmas Must Have Toys from the toy shop Smyths including Monopoly, LEGO, Barbie and Paw Patrol.
What are Christmas Must Have Toys
Must have toys for Christmas are new or trending toys which are very desirable as gifts. Although children still see new toys in shops (nowadays it is supermarkets as well as traditional toy shops and department stores) mostly they find toy ideas from socila media.
Even kids who are too young for Instagram or Snapchat get acquainted with the latest 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 have their own channels and there is cross-over with tradition TV shows too. 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. For example, Monopoly has multiple new versions each year.
Christmas Must Have Toys – 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.
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