The MUST-HAVE Children's Xmas toys for 2020
Christmas is almost here once again (scary thought we know), which means it's time for parents to navigate their way through the thousands of talking, moving, dancing toys that every kid wants. So to make the process that little bit less stressful, we've put together our guide to the must-have children's Xmas toys for 2020.
The new release from Sony, the Playstation 5 is set to be at the very top of millions of children Christmas lists worldwide. Set for a UK release date of 19th December, the PS5 has already sold out of its online stock. But fear not because more is set to be released on various retail websites on the 19th. It is also expected that all major retailers will have the Playstation on their shelves when shops re-open in December.
We advise setting up order notifications on the best places to buy locations below so you know when stocks are back.
Price: Digital edition - £350, Disc version - £450
Best places to buy: Curry’s, Amazon, Game, Smyth’s Toys,
Star Wars ‘Baby Yoda’
The Star Wars franchise continues to get bigger and bigger with lightsabers, Darth Vader masks, and replica spaceships commonplace in households since the first Star Wars film was released in 1977. Now after the release of Disney + series The Mandalorian, kids have become obsessed with the cute baby Yoda.
Referred to as The Child in the television series, the toy has a plush soft body and a sturdy base containing beans making it both perfect for playing with or as a collectable.
Price: £25 - £30
Best places to buy: Argos, Amazon, Smyths, John Lewis, Very.
L.O.L Surprise! O.M.G Remix 4-in-1 Plane
The team at L.O.L are once again included in our list of must-have children toys, this time bringing their L.O.L Surprise! O.M.G Remix 4-in-1 plane to the table. A black and pink L.O.L plane measuring over 60cm in length, the jet is packed with 50 different L.O.L surprises including drinks cart, rolling suitcases, and a host of travel accessories.
The plane can also transform into a car and recording studio making it the perfect toy for every occasion. Watch as the kids have fun with this jet-setting toy this Christmas which fits all L.O.L Surprise! Dolls and OMG Fashion Dolls.
Price: £79 - £95
Best places to buy: Smyths, Amazon, Very, Argos, John Lewis, Littlewoods, Selfridges.
LEGO Gingerbread House
Nothing quite gets you in the festive mood like building your own annual gingerbread house complete with glazed windows and frosted roof tiles. But this year there isn’t any need for adult supervision as the team at LEGO release their block-building Gingerbread House made of 1477 pieces.
Ideal for ages 12+, the LEGO set also includes a Christmas tree complete with wrapped gifts, toys, rocking horse, train, built-in baby carriage and a snowblower.
Price: £85 - £100
Best places to buy: Lego, John Lewis, Amazon, Idealo.
Disney Frozen Singing Elsa Fashion Doll
The Frozen saga continues again this Christmas as the movie magic is brought to your house with the Disney Frozen Singing Fashion Doll. The heroine of the Frozen movies, Elsa will bless your house with songs from Frozen 2 whist wearing her famous blue dress inspired by the movies.
Price: £17 - £25
Best places to buy: Disney, Amazon, Argos, Smyths, Asda, Hasbro.
Throw Throw Burrito
Throw Throw Burrito is the world’s first dodgeball card game. But don’t worry no one will get hurt because instead of throwing balls, in this game its all bout throwing squishy burritos. Try to collect matching sets of cards faster than the opposing team whilst dodging, ducking, and weaving to avoid getting hit by flying burritos.
You can also steal points from your opponents by hitting them successfully in this board game with a twist.
Price: £19 - £30
Best places to buy: Firebox, Amazon, Argos, Waterstones, John Lewis, Throw Throw Burrito.
Little Live Gotta Go Flamingo
The Gotta Go Flamingo is one surefire way of getting the house in the mood for a party this Christmas as the hip-hop dancing flamingo wiggles and jiggles his neck whilst repeating whatever you say to him. You can also feed the flamingo and watch him do a ‘magic poop’ that will leave the kids giggling away for hours on end.
Price: £30 - £35
Best places to buy: Smyths, Argos, Amazon, Very, Moose Toys, Next, The Entertainer.
Based on the hit kids tv show, Hey Duggee, this talking Duggee toy will certainly be a favourite toddlers toy for years to come. Including 6 fun woof wood sounds, Duggee is super soft and squashy making him a great soft toy for the kids to take to bed with them. This is certainly one children toy that will be in demand this Christmas.
Best places to buy: Hey Duggee, Amazon, Argos, Smyths, Next, Very.
Nerf Elite 2.0 Warden DB-8 Blaster
Nerf guns are once again set to be at the top of kids’ Christmas lists this festive season as the fragile items are put out of sight and households prepare to be littered in foam darts. This Nerf blaster fires two darts at once, causing double the trouble for its targets. If your child is in the mood to wreak havoc then watch them rapid-fire all eights darts with the blasters pump-action slam-fire.
Best places to buy: Amazon, Argos, Hasbro, Bargain Max.
Monopoly For Sore Losers
Monopoly has been ruining Christmas celebrations for as long as we can remember but with this version of the nations favourite board game, it’s all about getting even. Say goodbye to tearful endings as the Sore Losers edition flips the tables on the traditional rule book as players earn cash by doing things that would usually see them exit the game. The one thing we can’t promise is that there won’t be any arguing!
Price: £18 - £20
Best places to buy: Argos, The Entertainer, Smyths, Next, Wilko, Very, Asda, Board-Game.