No one wants to be rushing around on Christmas Eve, trying to get their hands on the latest toy. Leaving it too late means you could end up disappointing your little ones and as prices fluctuate, you don’t want to have to pay over-the-odds.
To help you prepare for the festive season, we’re going to walk you through the top toys of the moment – according to the Toy Retailers Association's official list – and the cheapest places to get them!*
Top toys under £60
1. Lego City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel
Making it to the top of the list this year is the City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel from LEGO City. The set is suitable for older children and comes with pieces ready to assemble an exploration vessel and a ship wreck – we’re sure a lot of little boys and girls would love receiving this on Christmas morning!
2. Disney Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa
It wouldn’t be a Christmas toy list without Frozen now, would it? The Disney Frozen Sing Along with Elsa Doll is sure to be in high demand this year (as with most things Frozen) and this doll in particular sings the hit song from the film “Let it Go” and says up to 15 different phrases. You’ll have to buy batteries for the mic separately.
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3. Cool Create 3D Deluxe Design Studio
If you’d rather get something a little creative for your kids this Christmas, why not pick up them up the Cool Create 3D Deluxe Design Studio? The set sees you draw in 3D to create amazing multi-coloured pieces of art which you can then set with UV light. The kit comes with a guidebook so that you’ll know where to start!
4. Little Live Pets Cleverkeet
Little Live Pets have made it on the top toys lists for a few years now and this year it’s their Cleverkeet toy that’s got people excited! Cleverkeet is an interactive pet bird, with the ability to sing and talk – he will respond to your voice and you can teach him how to speak. Just like a real bird, you’ll be able to take him off his perch and carry him around!
5. PAW Patrol Paw Patroller
If you know a little one that loves the TV series PAW Patrol, then they’re bound to be excited by the PAW Patrol Paw Patroller. The patroller is the ultimate rescue vehicle and can hold 3 Paw Patrol vehicles inside – you’ll receive Ryder and his vehicle in this set, and others are sold separately.
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6. VTech Toot Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home
If you’re trying to figure out what to get a younger child this Christmas, you can’t go far wrong with anything Vtech – this year’s offering is the Toot Toot Friends Busy Sounds Discovery House. The interactive house will keep a little one entertained for hours and comes with a moving lift and additional characters.
7. Pie Face Game
There’s nothing better than gathering the family around on Christmas Day to take part in a game, and this year it’s Pie Face that’s the game of the moment. A game of suspense, you score a point for every time you turn the handle without getting splattered in the face – you just have to put some whipped cream on the hand and away you go!
8. Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming to cinemas just before Christmas, it’s no shock that a Star Wars toy has made it onto the list. The Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber comes with one main lightsaber, two smaller ones and a range of handle accessories.
9. Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck
Cheapest : Asda
Get your little one the latest in the Shopkins collection with the Scoops Ice Cream Truck Playset. The truck has real moving wheels and comes with two exclusive Shopkins and cooler bags – it would make an ideal stocking filler!
*Prices correct at time of writing – 17/11/15