Top Christmas Toys 2018: Toys your little one will use all year round

Each year all the major stores release their own list of the top toys for Christmas, how many of these toys will actually get played with by your little ones after the Christmas holiday period? We have complied our list of the coolest hottest toys with high play potential that your little ones will play with all year round, we have scurried around to find the best prices so you don’t have to.


Boxer Interactive Robot Buddy £69.99

Boxer Interactive Robot Buddy

This pocket-sized robot comes to life right out of the box and is raring to go , It comes with 10 game cards as well as a mini remote control and a tiny football. You can play games like Bot Bowling, Paddle Bot and Go Kart, or use the interactive ball accessory (included) to play a fast-paced game of football.

This real robot pal uses clever touch and infrared tech to actually follow your hand gestures. With time you’ll get to know his quirky personality. Sometimes happy, sad, grumpy, or even sleepy, Boxer displays a full range of emotion. Interact with him in multiple ways: use the included remote control to race Boxer around and do tricks; download the free app to your phone to discover brand new games; or get hands-on! Equipped with multiple IR sensors, an internal rechargeable battery and more awesome tech features

Age: 6+

Where from: Argos Smythstoys


Little Town Wooden Doll's House £29.99

Little Town Wooden Doll's House

This Little Town Wooden Doll's House is proof that giving a Christmas Gift that kids will use all year round doesn't have to be expensive.

Of course there are plenty of Doll’s house out there. This beautifully crafted Wooden Doll's House stands out not just because of its price, but it has many features that will keep a child entertained for hours. This stylish doll’s house comes in pink/lilac or mint/grey, it also has a lifting roof panels that can be removed to reveal front and back gardens to add extra play value. 

It is easy to assemble, the panels just slot together, with no need for screws and glue

Age: 6+

From: Aldi


All-New Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet 10.1 £199.99

Little Town Wooden Doll's House

This tablet isn’t a toy, it’s the real-deal i.e. a full-featured Fire HD 10 tablet with a brilliant 10.1" 1080p Full HD display (1920 x 1200), 32 GB internal storage, and up to 10 hours of mixed-use battery life. Add a microSD card for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.

This latest offering from Amazon comes with one year of Fire for Kids Unlimited, which gives your kids access to more than 5,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, and educational content from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, and many more. It comes with a super protective case in either blue, pink.

It has easy to use parental controls which allows you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals that can be managed through your child's device, or remotely from Amazon Parent Dashboard

Age: 6+

From: Amazon


John Lewis & Partners Waitrose Supermarket toy £49.99

John Lewis & Partners Waitrose Supermarket toy

You don’t have to shop at Waitrose, to fall in love with this Mini Waitrose Supermarket. Your toddler will love it. We had a prize it away from our mini testers. This isn’t the cheapest supermarket toy, but it is one of the best. This supermarket has it all.

This supermarket checkout comes with a built-in calculator, pretend credit card and Waitrose paper bags. And with lots of toy groceries including croissants, cereals, juice and fruits, there's everything they need for the weekly shop!

Age 3+

From: John Lewis


LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train Toy £73.95

LEGO 75955 Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train Toy

Your kids (and you) will enjoy this Lego set .

Build and step aboard the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express from King's Cross. The set comes with mini figures of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Remus Lupin and the Trolley Witch, plus Dementor and Scabbers figures . This every wizard fan's dream also comes with a railway bridge and Platform 9 ¾.

It also features a carriage with 4 seats, removable side panel and roof, plus a Trolley Witch with sweets trolley. This is one toy you, (sorry your child ) will play it over and over again

Ages: 8+

From: Amazon  


Paddington Bear £30.00

Hamleys Exclusive Cuddly Paddington Bear Soft Toy

This plush Paddington Bear teddy available at Hamleys. is  squidgy and adorable.  This bear has a super soft plush fur and has just the stuffing for cuddles galore.

We all love a cuddle, this 28cm tall cutie with his signature blue duffel coat and of course, his swing tag will give cuddle galore.

Age: 0+

From: Hamleys  


Little Tikes Magical Unicorn Ride £95.99

Little Tikes Magical Unicorn Ride

This Magical unicorn-drawn carriage has a 2-way reins that can act as a pull-along handle by parents and also converts to a hold-in-your hand rein, allowing your little one to take the reins and steer themselves.

The Carriage will get your little one feeling like royalty. This unicorn is perfect for trotting along in style. It has a removable floor board for younger children and as they grow converts to a foot-to-floor ride on toy.

The unicorn moves right and left, it’s magical multi-coloured light up unicorn horn, galloping clip-clop sound effect encourages imaginative play and will keep your little one occupied for hours.

The only downside to is that some assembly required.

Age1.5 -4 yerars

From: Amazon 


PAW Patrol Rescue Fire Truck Playset £59.99

PAW Patrol Rescue Fire Truck Playset

This extendable Paw Patrol Rescue Fire Truck id an ideal gift for any Paw Patrol fans. It is equipped with a 2ft extendable ladder that rotates, mini fire cart, flashing lights and sounds, it has everything needed for action-packed missions.

Put out fires by launching the water cannons on the front and back of the truck or use the mini fire hose for small missions.

The truck comes with 1 Mini Fire Cart, 1 Marshall Figure, 4 Projectile Launchers, 1 Ladder,

This is a great time for kids aged 3+.

Age: 3+ 

From: Argos  


PJ Masks Deluxe Headquarter Play Set Christmas Gift £63.99

PJ Masks Deluxe Headquarters Playset

PJ Masks fans will love this PJ Masks Headquaters set. This double-sided deluxe playset omes with 1 Catboy play figure (and his Cat car), 3 action-packed levels of play, a working elevator, a zip line, a surprise ceiling trap, working elevators, a pop-out exit hatch, and so much more.

This action packed, super powered playset stands is over 2 feet tall and has everything your little one needs to help PJ Masks save the day and night. Hours of fund and adventure, your little one can choose their mission, activate phrases from their favourite heroes, and sing along to the theme song.

Age: 3+

From: Argos 


Zinc Volt XT Electric Kid's Scooter £69.99

Zinc Volt XT Electric Kid's Scooter

This Zinc Volt XT Electric Kid's Scooter which is available in Orange or green has kerb-appeal.

This cool electric scooter has a lot of features which includes a thumb trigger twist and go acceleration. It’s easy ride foot brake and its battery powered motor provides a smooth ride with speeds of up to 8mp. What’s more your child gets up to an hour run time from a charge.

Age: 8+

From: Aldi 


Elast Plasti

It's s slime, it’s non-sticky, it expandable by 100 times, it comes in different colours and your kids will love it

Price: £13

Ages: 5+



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