10 top toys that are perfect for Christmas

By HarperLees

As Christmas draws closer, you might be wondering about gift ideas for younger members of the family. If so, read on to discover 10 top toys for Christmas 2022 that could provide the perfect gift for children or grandchildren.

1. Jiggly Pets Noodle Pink Pup

This funky walking dog also barks and wags its tail while playing music. Its pink coat has a pearlescent finish, meaning it shimmers as the small canine jiggles along. Can be purchased at most toy stores for around £11.99.

2. I’m a Stylist Styling Head Ella

For style-conscious and creative youngsters, they will probably love this 33cm styling head that’s the ideal size for cutting hair and experimenting with makeup. The toy has colourful and interchangeable wigs made of soft fibre that can be cut and styled.

Costing £79.99, I’m a Stylist Styling Head Ella comes with a single wig, although additional wigs can be purchased.

3. Vtech JotBot: The Smart Drawing Robot

This clever little robot not only draws but encourages youngsters to do the same through fun-packed dialogue and storytelling. There are 15 drawing data chips, one of which is inserted into the colourful robot, and it then draws the image on the chip on either A3 or A4 paper.

While the artistic android comes with one child-friendly felt tip pen, it can also use most pens or pencils. Available at selected stores priced at £49.99.

4. John Lewis Wooden Workbench

For children who want to touch and play with everything around them, this workbench helps develop balance, coordination, fine motor skills and hand-to-eye coordination. With a mini saw, hammer, spanner, screwdriver and several nuts and bolts included, the workbench promotes creativity and imaginative play.

The workbench, which costs £60 from John Lewis stores, is suitable for children aged three years and above.

5. The Hot Wheels Tesla Cybertruck

If you have older children or grandchildren, this 1:10 model of the Tesla Cybertruck could be the perfect Christmas gift. The futuristic remote-controlled truck will provide hours of entertainment and has working headlights and taillights.

The toy also comes with Cyberquad vehicle that can be stored on the open truck bed. Available from selected stores or Amazon, priced at £185.99.

6. LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit

For younger members of the family who want to create their own festive scene, this is the perfect Christmas gift. The whole family can get involved in constructing Santa’s visit to the ornate house, which even includes socks over the fireplace and a plate of cookies for Santa!

With a Christmas tree that lights up it is an ideal way to spend the festive season with children or grandchildren. Available at selected stores for £89.99.

7. Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage

For budding petrol-heads this is the ideal present this Christmas. The Ultimate Garage has parking for up to 100 Hot Wheels vehicles and a Robo T-Rex to help fuel hours of creative play. With a two-car working elevator and side-by-side racetrack with air jumps, it can also be connected to other Hot Wheels sets and ID portal.

The Ultimate Garage is available from selected toy stores or Amazon for £69.99.

8. Play-Doh Ice Cream Truck

This wonderful children’s life-size kitchen includes 27 tools, a Play-Doh sprinkle maker and pretend sweet moulds, allowing youngsters to create many pretend treats for Christmas – and any other time of the year. Thanks to fun music and cash register sounds, your children or grandchildren will feel like they’re running their own ice cream van.

The easy-to-clean truck also comes with 12 pots of Play-Doh modelling compound in a variety of colours to inspire children’s imagination. It also has plenty of storage. Available from selected stores at £78.99.

9. Jurassic World Ocean Protector Mosasaurus Dinosaur

A wonderful gift idea if you have children or grandchildren in their “dinosaur phase”. This fantastic action figure, inspired by Jurassic World: Dominion, measures 20cm in height and 76cm in length and has a movable jaw and joints.

The colossal creature is made from recycled plastic so is environmentally friendly, and features realistic sculpting that brings this movie inspired model to life. This great gift is suitable for those aged 4 years and above, and is available at selected stores or Amazon. Prices start at £29.99.

10. Micro Scooter LED Eco: Mint

If you want to buy a gift that will provide hours of fun for children or grandchildren while having a positive impact on the planet, look no further. The Eco scooter is made from discarded fishing nets.

There are a range of different sizes and styles to suit the age of the youngster you’re buying for. Prices range from £69.95 to £145, depending on the size and style of the scooter, as well as the store you buy it from.

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We hope these gift ideas are useful if you’re wondering what to buy your children or grandchildren this Christmas, and provide them with hours of fun during the festive period and beyond. If, on the other hand, you have any questions about your financial situation, or know someone who could benefit from a conversation with us, please email us at info@harperlees.co.uk or call 01277 350560.