Is it wrong that I am sat here writing about some of our favourite toys for Christmas whilst wearing a Christmas jumper… and it’s only just November? To say I am in the Christmas spirit already is an understatement, with wrapping paper and advent stickers and bags procured, it is simply a case of what to wrap now!
There are so many toys that I wish we could include that we love and it really would be lovely to see some of our favourite toys in the Dream Toys comprehensive list of toys for Christmas which will be revealed in a couple of weeks.
However for now, here is a mix of our favourite toys for Christmas 2017!
How cute are Fingerlings? Much more than a colourful monkey that simply sits on your finger, Fingerlings are interactive and react to your voice, when petted and when moved. I found that if you rock the monkey and rub its hair then it will fall asleep, but watch out for when the monkey turns cheeky and shakes it head when it doesn’t want to do something! Fingerlings totally surprised me, both Mini Me and I absolutely adore them – it is no surprise that they are going to prove very popular this year with Toys R Us offering an exclusive Unicorn Fingerling. You can buy genuine Fingerlings (RRP £14.99) in a range of different colours, alongside playsets from Amazon or from toy shops such a Smyths.
Hugely popular in the USA, Splashlings are now making waves in the UK and make for a fantastic Christmas gift idea. The 12 pack of Splashlings include a Mermaid and her 3 Splashing’s friends, alongside a treasure shell with a mystery Splashling hidden inside. The cute range of collectables also includes different characters and playsets, allowing you to build on your collection. The toys are of high quality and are very colourful and are very appealing to younger children. The range is very reasonably priced for a collectable range with a 6 pack of Splashlings priced at £5.49 from Amazon.
Slither.io is a smash hit game, played by millions around the world. Based on the much loved classic Snake game that was available on Nokia mobile phones back in the day, Slither.io is a multi player game allowing you to compete against other players to make your mark on the ultimate leaderboard of the greatest players. Decorate your snake with a range of different skins and get ready to play matches with players all around the world. The game has proved such a hit that a new range of toys has been released based on the snakes! How cute is the 8 inch bendable soft plush Slither.io – available in a range of different styles for £9.99 from Amazon.
Other toys in the range include Bendable Slithers (£10.99 for a 3 pack) and blind bags (£6.49). If you know someone who loves playing the game then these will make the perfect gift!
I have yet to meet a child that does not like slime or gooey putty, even Mini Me can wile away the hours simply messing with it. GoGoPo offers more than just slime as each pot of slime comes with a colour coordinated wristband, making the collectable slime even more appealing. They really are a great stocking filler idea for Christmas – with 27 colours to choose including finishes of glitter, pearlescent and shimmer you will definitely find a GoGoPo pot your child will love! Priced at £5.49 directly from the Keycraft section on Amazon.
Mini Me absolutely loves crafting, so for her Shrinkles are a fantastic activity set. The pack comes with pre-printed Fairy Princess related sheets (there are other designs in the range), simply colour in a shape with the special Shrinkle pencils included and bake in the oven to watch your creation shrink. There are so many funky accessories you can make with tools included to make: a Key Ring attachment, Badge attachment, Pencil Topper, Finger ring, Ballchain, Brooch, Noodle, Sticky pads, magnets and more. Shrinkles have been around years, however are still a firm favourite to give as gifts, whether for Christmas or Birthdays. Such a great family activity to do together, you can purchase Shrinkles packs from Amazon, priced at £9.99.
Aimed at children aged 6 years and over, Safe Breaker is part of the fantastic range of Brainstorm products.
Diamonds and gold are in the electronic safe but use your memory and spy skills to crack the code in order to open the safe. Pick a card and try your luck with the combination. Activate the fingerprint scanner to open the safe. No luck? Use your spy gear to hear the clue and try again before the alarm goes off. Watch out for police coins or you will lose your loot and have to start the game again! Safe Breaker does require 3 x AA batteries, so make sure you stock up for Christmas! This is a fun, easy to understand and quick to set up game that children will enjoy playing. You can purchase Safe Breaker (RRP £24.99) from Amazon.
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