Top Christmas toys 2019

Top toys for Christmas 2019

Pens and pencils at the ready – it's Christmas list time. We've heard it from the chap at the North Pole that these will be the most coveted presents for kids this December – so get ordering, before they sell out

Best stocking fillers

Elasti Plasti Clay and Dough, £10.51

Elasti Plasti Clay and Dough, £10.51

Elasti Plasti is, essentially, just goo. Non-sticky goo that expands, bubbles, and stretches according to your child's every whim. But goo nonetheless, meaning it should go down a treat with kids of all ages.

Buy now from Amazon

Sock Unicorn Craft Kit, £10

Sock Unicorn Craft Kit, £10

Arts and crafts are a brilliant way to secure a bit of peace and quiet over the festive period. The kit contains a pair of stripy socks, stuffing, needle and thread, and instruction on how to create your stuffed unicorn. Children under the age of 12 might need a little bit of help from an adult.

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Blume Dolls, £9.99

Blume Dolls, £9.99

One of the most coveted stocking fillers for Christmas 2019 is certain to be the fashion-forward Blume Dolls – pour water on top and your Blume Doll will grow. With 22 to collect, each doll has a signature style with interchangeable outfits and haircuts.

Buy now from Amazon

Monopoly Deal, £4.97

Monopoly Deal, £4.97

Want a Christmas day game of Monopoly without the inevitable drama? It might be an idea to put some Monopoly Deal cards in a stocking. It's a much more fast-paced and portable version of the classic board game, with clear and easy to follow instructions. As it's just a set of cards, it's great all year round and can be taken travelling.

“Back on to recommend Monopoly Deal, it's a fantastic card game that not many people have heard of. It's Monopoly but only takes about 20 mins per game rather than hours!”

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Make Your Own Pull Back Racing Car, £3.95

Make Your Own Pull Back Racing Car, £3.95

Rex London are always an excellent choice for stocking fillers, and this one is a great choice for inquisitive children who like to know how things work. Made of card and foam, the toy is plastic-free so perfect for environmentally-conscious children.

Buy now from Rex London

Best toys under £50

LEGO Classic Creative Bricks, £14.93

LEGO Classic Creative Bricks, £14.93

This 221-piece kit contains all those bits and bobs – like windows and wheel axles – that are essential to manifesting your kids' artistic visions in Lego. Trust us, soon you won't know how they ever managed without them. The open-ended creativity of this motley assortment of bricks is a nostalgic nod back to Lego's roots.

Buy now from Amazon

John Lewis & Partners Waitrose Supermarket, £39.20

John Lewis & Partners Waitrose Supermarket, £39.20

Stereotypically Mumsnet? Maybe. Extremely cute? Definitely. Your kids will get hours of fun out of this role play checkout, which comes with a built-in calculator, pretend credit card, Waitrose paper bags and a range of toy groceries (including croissants, obvs). Plus, extra groceries or a mini Waitrose shopping trolley are easy gift suggestions for any uninspired relatives.

Buy now from John Lewis

Owleez Flying Baby Owl, £44.98

Owleez Flying Baby Owl, £44.98

This interactive flying owl toy might evoke memories of the legendary 90s toy Furby for some parents, but Owleez is a much more up-to-date toy with a myriad of features. With enough help from its owner, Owleez has the ability to fly, as well as respond to touch and make over 100 sounds and movements.

Buy now from Amazon

Harry Potter Dobble Card Game, £14.60

Harry Potter Dobble Card Game, £14.60

With nearly 4000 Amazon reviews and a rating of 4.9 stars, this Harry Potter edition of card game Dobble is a safe bet for any Harry Potter loving children (or adults). Great for fun for anyone aged six and over, from two to eight players.

“Have you seen the new HP Dobble set? HP and Dobble together! That's a hit in our house.”

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Crate Creatures, £17.59

Crate Creatures, £17.59

Your kids can use the crowbar to release their creature from its crate and pull its tongue to see it glow and shake with rage, or feed it its favourite food to provoke growls of delight. Also, the monster will repeat anything you say to it in a “creature voice” – hours of entertainment, guaranteed. There are four creatures to choose from: Blizz, Pudge, Sizzle and Snort Hog.

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Unicorn Ring Toss, £12.99

Unicorn Ring Toss, £12.99

Sometimes the simple things are the best. Two players don their unicorn horns and whoever catches the most hoops on their horn wins. Sure to be a winner on the big day and for the rest of the year too.

Buy now from Smyths

Boxer Interactive Robot Buddy, £24.99

Boxer Interactive Robot Buddy, £24.99

Perfect for kids (and big kids), this pint-sized robot packs a mighty AI punch: Boxer responds to your hand gestures and the 10 activity cards included in this set to do tricks, play games and let you know how he's feeling. You can also race him around using the remote control and unlock even more games by downloading the Boxer app to your phone.

Buy now from Amazon

Barbie Ultimate Kitchen Doll with Playdough, £42.73

Barbie Ultimate Kitchen Doll with Playdough, £42.73

Whatever your personal feeling about Barbie, this set was crowned the Dream Toys number one toy this Christmas and will undoubtedly be popular with any child going through a pink plastic crap phase. Admittedly, it does look pretty fun, kids can create food out of Playdough and cook it on the “working” stove and oven – you can always add a Ken doll to share the cooking 50:50.

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Bank Attack Game, £20

Bank Attack Game, £20

No Christmas is complete without silly party games. Add Bank Attack to your festive celebrations and pull off the heist of the century to win £50 million pounds. With five levels and only five minutes to complete the challenge, the game is sure to keep players on the edge of their seat.

Buy now from Amazon

Leapfrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Truck, £34.99

Leapfrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Truck, £34.99

This ice cream cart is a great toy to encourage imaginative play in younger children. It comes with 20 pieces that help learn about colours, numbers, matching and memory, and has tonnes of storage to make sure those accessories don't get lost.

“My three year old loves his ice cream cart- so does anyone who comes to our house to play.”

“Anyone looking for a good present for a three year old, we got this Leapfrog ice cream cart for our son. It’s been played with constantly, and any friends who come over like it too.”

Buy now from Amazon

Nerf AlphaPoint Laser Ops Pro Toy Blasters, £21.95

Nerf AlphaPoint Laser Ops Pro Toy Blasters, £21.95

Gone are the days of old-fashioned playground games – tag just got high tech. These laser NERF guns feature light and sound effects and can score a hit at up to 225 ft. This set also comes with arm bands that can accommodate a smartphone – download the app for real-time battle intel and power-ups.

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L.O.L Surprise O.M.G Dolls, £29.99

L.O.L Surprise O.M.G Dolls, £29.99

Yet another Christmas and it looks like L.O.L Dolls are still all the rage. The O.M.G range are going to be the most coveted L.O.L Doll this Christmas, and come with loads of accessories so that you can continually switch up any outfits. There are three options, Neon, Royal Bee and Swag with totally different yet equally trendy styles.

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Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth, £25

Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth, £25

This interactive sloth is sure to be a hit with babies this Christmas. The Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth moves, claps, dances and lights up to music. Along the way, it helps your baby learn about counting, colours and the alphabet, whilst helping them develop their fine motor skills. It can be linked up and synchronized with other toy animals in the range like the Linkimals Hedgehog and Llama, meaning extra sensory input for your baby.

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Disney Pixar Toy Story Ultimate Walking Buzz Lightyear, £25

Disney Pixar Toy Story Ultimate Walking Buzz Lightyear, £25

A fun choice for any parents that may have grown up with Toy Story themselves, this sturdy Buzz Lightyear figure has lifelike motions, sounds and wings to bring a bit of Toy Story to your home. The toy boasts a 4.6 star Amazon rating and comes equipped with 40 sounds and loads of voice commands.

Buy now from Amazon

Best STEM toys

Learning Resources EI-1125 Artie 3000, £59.38

Learning Resources EI-1125 Artie 3000, £59.38

This hi-tech robot is more than just a cute face. Artie makes learning programming, geometry and maths fun for children aged seven to eleven. Compatible with Mac, PC and tablets, Artie can teach Javascript and Python, as well as several other programming languages.

Buy now from Amazon

Learning Resources Coding Critters: Rumble & Bumble, £38.80

Learning Resources Coding Critters: Rumble & Bumble, £38.80

This colourful kit is another STEM toy from Learning Resources. This is a great first STEM toy for children aged four and over. The set features a screen-free story book and super cute critters to make coding fun for younger children. When it's time to relax, the set also features a “play mode” where children can play, feed and even make their interactive pets dance.

Buy now from Amazon

Gravitrax Starter Set, £31.97

Gravitrax Starter Set, £31.97

This is a marble run – but not as you know it. The starter set comes with over 120 components and everything that kids need to start experimenting with gravity and problem-solving. Suitable for kids aged eight and over.

Buy now from Amazon

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit, £95.50

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit, £95.50

Coding toys don't show any signs of disappearing this Christmas, and this one is sure to be a hit with Harry Potter fans. With over 70 creative challenges which get progressively more difficult as you continue, your children will be making magic in no time. For older or more curious children, there's the chance to see the Javascript code behind each challenge to see exactly how it all comes together.

Buy now from Amazon

AugmentifyIt AR OCEAN Cards, £12.99

AugmentifyIt AR OCEAN Cards, £12.99

These award winning AugmentifyIt augmented reality cards bring orcas, great white sharks and walruses to life with a quiz. With over 180 facts about the sea and its creatures included, this game is perfect for any David Attenboroughs in the making.

Buy now from Amazon

Best toys under £100

Juno My Baby Elephant, £89.99

Juno My Baby Elephant, £89.99

This adorable baby elephant is a highly realistic toy that mimics a real animal. Juno is shy at first, but as you feed and play with her more, she becomes more interactive and her personality comes to life. She flaps her ears to play peek-a-boo, and moves her trunk, using it to hold her peanut and her toy mouse. If you've got children begging for a puppy, this might placate them for a bit.

Buy now from Amazon

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall, £69.95

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall, £69.95

Few toys are more timeless than Lego. This intricate set features all the favourites from Harry Potter, including the Grand Staircase, and figurines of Harry, Ron, Hermione and Malfoy, as well as several other characters – including Hedwig. There are also tonnes of accessories like wands, cauldrons and even a sorting hat. It's a rather challenging build – perfect with turkey sandwiches for a relaxing Boxing Day afternoon.

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Marvel Legends Series Avengers: Endgame Power Gauntlet Articulated Electronic Fist, £89.99

Marvel Legends Series Avengers: Endgame Power Gauntlet Articulated Electronic Fist, £89.99

Marvel has been everywhere in 2019, and this massive toy will be loved by any Avengers fans out there. It can be used as a display piece for any older children or teens, or as a wearable toy for younger children to transport themselves right into Thanos' shoes. Press the buttons and see the flashing lights and sound effects bring the fist to life.

Buy now from Amazon

ION Audio Party Rocker Express Karaoke Machine, £75

ION Audio Party Rocker Express Karaoke Machine, £75

If you're looking for a great gift for any musical children (that could also be commandeered if you have a child-free night with some friends coming up) this karaoke machine will be tonnes of fun. It's got space for two microphones so your child can duet to their heart's content and funky lighting to create that party atmosphere. We're sure it'll get plenty of use after lunch on Christmas Day, too.

“We went for something like this. More than just a karaoke machine – my daughter loved it!”

Buy now from Amazon

Best toys under £300

L.O.L Surprise! Winter Disco Chalet Doll House, £249.99

L.O.L Surprise! Winter Disco Chalet Doll House, £249.99

This new release from L.O.L Dolls ready for Christmas 2019 is massive, and full of surprises – 95+ to be exact. It's a great addition to any collector's stash, and is bound to keep children occupied for hours, with tonnes of scope for imaginative play. There's a hot tub, ski lift, and a chimney that snows to create a perfect winter scene. There's even an ice rink that can be put in the freezer so the dolls can skate on real ice.

Buy now from Amazon

My Lovely Unicorn Power Ride-On, £189.99 (RRP £199.99)

My Lovely Unicorn Power Ride-On, £189.99 (RRP £199.99)

The rocking horse of the future: this ride-on unicorn can move forwards, backwards and side to side and has a magical, musical horn. Kids will love brushing her mane and tail and forcing persuading you to pull them around on her back.

Buy now from Argos

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