This year’s must-have Christmas toys 2021

We've rounded up all the top toy picks this holiday season to ensure a Merry Christmas for everyone!

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For many of us, Christmas is our favourite time of year and this is especially true for those youngsters eagerly awaiting the sound of sleigh bells and the ripping of wrapping paper.

To make sure those paper-ripping youngsters have smiles on their faces all Christmas long,
we’ve researched the biggest toy and game retailers on the web and come up with this list of top toys for Christmas that are sure to bring joy to the whole family!

Check out the list in detail below and happy shopping!

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Top Pet Toys

FurReal Cubby, the Curious Bear Interactive Plush Toy
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Furreal Friends Cubby the bear Young children will be delighted to get a hug from this adorable, interactive bear. Cubby will dance and chat, and make adorable noises when given his pretend treat or drink. In quieter mode, he’ll play gentle music to send your loved one off to their sweet slumber.
Owleez With practice, kids will be able to get this cute baby owl flying in no time. Play, stroke and feed the Owleez to see it react with more than 100 different movements and sounds. And it’ll continue to play even when resting and recharging in its adorable nest.
HatchiWOW Part llama, part unicorn, Llalacorn is a Christmas dream come true for kids with over 250 reactions and sounds. Watched hatched, she’ll bob up and down when tickled, shrink when cuddled or grow when she hears music. Return her to her egg and hatch her over and over.

Top Dolls

Kindi Kids Snack Time Friends - Marsha Mello
Kindi Kids Snack Time Friends - Marsha Mello

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Candylocks scented doll. With their candy floss inspired hair, each Candylocks doll looks and smells good enough to eat. But the fun doesn’t end there. Unravel her hair and discover a surprise. Kids can use the six hair accessories to hone their hairstyling skills and create endless new looks. Perfect for Christmas stockings.
Disney Frozen 2 Elsa doll. She’s still rocking her famous blond twisted braid but Elsa has gone all out with her new ombre blue dress. Kids will no doubt love grabbing this moveable Elsa doll and dancing about whilst belting out all the latest songs from Disneys Frozen 2 this Christmas.
Kindi Kids. The Marsha Mello doll looks as scrumptious as her cake pop and babycino accessories. Kids will love playing with her and seeing her react with her bobbing head. She’ll also take a bite out of her treat when it’s near her mouth. A perfect Christmas stocking filler.

Top Collectible Toys

Hatchimals Colleggtibles Pixies Dolls Assortment
Hatchimals Colleggtibles Pixies Dolls Assortment

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LOL Surprise Fluffy Pets Winter Disco with Removable Fur
LOL Surprise Fluffy Pets Winter Disco with Removable Fur

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Hatchimals Pixies. Hatch one of four colourful and glamorous pixies. Each pixie has wings that will flutter when touched and there are three hidden accessories to discover at the bottom of each glittery egg. And at the end of the day, kids can let their pixies rest in their own unique beds.
Blume dolls. Children will love watering their magical flower pot this Christmas and seeing their Blume doll appear before their very eyes. There are over 10 different accessories to play with including a mini friend and shoes that can all be mixed and matched with the other Blume dolls for extra fun.
Fluffy Pets Winter Disco Series. A Christmas must for any L.O.L. fans as they will love peeling off the fluffy fur of their pet and then sticking it back on again in any design they choose. For even more fun, water can be added for extra surprises including colour changing magic.

Top Action/Construction Toys

LEGO Super Heroes Batman Mobile Bat Base Batcave Truck
LEGO Super Heroes Batman Mobile Bat Base Batcave Truck

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LEGO Super Heroes. With more than 500 lego bricks to build with and four mini figures ready for battle, kids will be kept entertained over Christmas with this Stark Jet and the Drone toy set. It also includes bombs, shooting drones and special spider web string to use in all the fun.
So Slime DIY. There’s no sign of this trend ending so kids will be made up to get their hands on this Slime Factory this Christmas. With a promise of no mess, kids will have endless fun making the perfect slime by just adding water.
Gravitrax Starter Set. Juniors will love getting their brains into gear this Christmas to create a unique track design for an exciting marble run. Before venturing into the unknown, they’ll be able to follow the blueprints and put together a range of tracks with this all new STEM system.

Top Tech Toys

Harry Potter Over the Ear Co Brand Headphones with Mic
Harry Potter Over the Ear Co Brand Headphones with Mic

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Radio Controlled Air Hogs Zero Gravity Laser
Radio Controlled Air Hogs Zero Gravity Laser

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Harry Potter Over the Ear Headphones. Harry Potter fans may go weak at the knees with these over the ear headphones. These come with padded ear cushions and a variable headband for a snugger fit. The playback control and in-line microphone for use with a smartphone will ensure the wearer never misses a beat.
My Lovely Unicorn Ride On. Make Christmas dreams come true with this adorable moving ride on Unicorn. By simply twisting its purple reins, kids will love riding My Lovely Unicorn, going forwards, backwards and even side to side. Tapping the rainbow horn will make this unicorn react with a range of fun lights and sounds.
Air Hogs Zero Gravity Laser. Kids will be mesmerised using the remote control with special laser to control this Air Hogs gravity-defying car. Heads will spin at Christmas when they witness this car driving on just about any smooth surface including floors, up walls and even on ceilings. With a handy USB for easy recharging.

Top Toys for kids under 6

Juno My Baby Elephant. Kids will love playing with Juno and discovering her many movements and sounds. She might be shy at first but watch Juno grow in confidence and play more games the more she’s played with. And she’ll react when given her toy mouse and peanut treat too.
LeapFrog Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart. Preschoolers will adore pushing this fun ice cream cart around and listening to its music. While role playing with the magic ice cream scoop and making treats, little ones will also be able to learn their numbers and colours. Comes with 20 colourful pieces!
Chad Valley Electronic Drum Kit. Let every mini musician have their moment this Christmas with this electronic drum kit. Kids will be able to use the drumsticks to create a number of sounds to a range of tempos. And once they hit record, they can capture their sessions to play back later.

Top Board Games

Shake Off. This fresh new game by Ideal will bring out the fun in everyone this Christmas and get you all fit at the same time. Attach the shake-o-meter and get moving. You’ll score more points, the more you can shake so what are you waiting for? Giggling allowed.
Stranger Things Monopoly. What better way to honour Stranger Things and this family favourite by putting them together. What’s not to love? The community chest, chance cards, houses and hotels have all been replaced with stranger alternatives from this Netflix Original Series. Just don’t get trapped in the Upside Down this Christmas.
Pictionary Air. A fun new take on this traditional game. Use the pen to air draw your clues and let your teammates watch your sketches magically appear on a smartphone. For even more Christmas fun or embarrassment, you’ll be able to record all your moves and howl as you watch them back.

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