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The Best Children’s Toys & Gadgets Christmas 2021

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Christmas shopping for children can be one of the most daunting of festive tasks. Why? well let’s be honest understanding their  toy request letters to Santa isn’t exactly child’s play.

So to help, we’ve rounded up all the latest toys and gadgets that are sure to bring joy to many a child from toddlers to teens this Christmas.

Rainbocorns Sweet-Shake Surprise £34.99

Brown Dutch Lop Eared Rabbit & Baby Bunny Set £38.99

All new Rainbocorns Talkin’ Jelly Shake are sundae ‘dishes’ full of sweet surprises! Find all six new sweet-scented characters including BonBon the Koalacorn and Pudding Pop the Hippocorn. Press their paw once to hear them giggle, press twice and they will repeat what you say! Swirl, squeeze, and spread their jelly hearts, and even make your own jelly-tastic jewellery with Boo-Boocorn charms and beads. Suitable for age 3+ and available from Smyths, Tesco, Asda and B&M.

This adorable Dutch Lop Ear Rabbit parent and baby bunny toy are looking for the perfect home where they can spend all day playing and all night cuddling.

This thoughtful gift will be cherished for many years to come.

Their cute-as-can-be looks make them an incredibly popular household pet. Huge floppy ears, that droop at the side of the heads, are their defining feature. A furry round face and twitching black nose make this rabbit almost impossible not to take home.  

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Mattel Disney Pixar Cars Radiator Springs Mountain Race Playset, £39.99​

boppi Tiny Trekker Backpack £14.49

Disney Pixar Cars fans can travel back to the iconic sights and rugged terrain around Radiator Springs with Disney’s playset! It’s a thrilling 2-car race from the top of the Wheel Well Motel, spiraling in and out of a waterfall and through caves and buildings to the finish line: Flo’s V8 Café!

Available at Hamleys

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The boppi Tiny Trekker backpacks are a fun way for children to carry their books, bottles, toys and teddies on adventures near or far. Adjustable padded arm straps with a central clip-lock harness offers comfort and the 1m detachable walking strap makes the boppi backpacks suitable for energetic little ones in busy places. The double zipper access opens up to an overall storage capacity of 4 litres with an elasticated mesh pocket and valuables pouch. The top handle allows for carrying by hand or hanging on a hook. A robust outer casing makes the backpacks durable and hardwearing and each backpack comes with an inner name card and stitched holder.

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Musical Hop Out Mizzie Music Box By Mizzie The Kangaroo £25

Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth, £27.99

Musical hop out Mizzie is a classic and fun, developmental toy with so many learning benefits! Also known as a ‘Jack in the box’. Learn to turn the level. Listen to the music and wait.

Learn about timing when smiling soft toy Mizzie The Kangaroo hops out and charms you, to the music ‘Pop Goes the Weasel’ Musical hop out Mizzie Boost baby’s cognitive skills: -Increase fine motor skills -Teach children cause and effect -Encourage curiosity and discovery -Discover sensory play and spatial relationship -Enrich the love of music from a young age Australian designed and Owned Classic toy using high quality metal music box with easy to turn level High quality smiling Mizzie soft toy to pop out of box (not removable) Fun and engaging music to be heard when lever is turned.

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The Fisher-Price Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth is an adorable baby toy with groovy dance moves. This fun sloth claps its hands and bobs its head, dancing along to the music.

Move, learn and play with lights, songs, music and phrases. Press the sloth’s feet to hear all about numbers colours, opposites and the alphabet.

When the Fisher-Price Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth recognises other Linkimals baby toys, they create a synchronised music and light show. Additional Linkimals educational toys sold separately.

Other characters include Hedgehog, Play Together Panda, Counting Koala and Happy Shapes.

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Henry and Hetty Cleaning Trolleys £16.50

PAW Patrol Movie Ultimate City Transforming Tower Playset £130

The Henry and Hetty Cleaning Trolleys offer a variety of tools that will have children ecstatic about cleaning up after themselves and keeping their space clean. The Cleaning Trolley includes a mop with fabric floor-cloth, plus a long-handled brush perfect for sweeping.

There’s also a dust pan and hand brush, and a pretend detergent bottle and paper debris sack. Suitable 3+. ‘Henry’ is available from Toymaster and Very. ‘Hetty’ from Very, Smyths and Argos.

The Movie Ultimate City Tower. This 91.2cm-tall playset the tallest PAW Patrol tower yet brings the pups’ Adventure City headquarters from the big screen to life. It’s jam-packed with amazing features to discover, including a transforming light-up rescue ramp, command centre, vehicle lift, pup elevator, lights and sounds and so much more. With Chase’s cruiser, a clip-on backpack and all six PAW Patrol figures included, you can get straight to the fun right out of the box!

Pull the handle down to extend the tower’s ramp. Launch vehicles (Chase’s included, other toy cars sold separately) down the ramp it will light up at launch, just like in the movie.

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PIXAR Top Trumps Match - The Crazy Cube Game £15.99

The Electronic Washer £29.99

Pixar is responsible for some of the most thrilling adventures, beloved characters and stunning 3D animation in movie history. Now you can battle it out with a friend as you try to match five in a row of these amazing characters in Pixar Top Trumps Match. Play with 15 different characters like Mike and Sulley, WALL-E and EVE, Buzz, Woody and Nemo as you compete to make a line of five before your opponent. Push in one cube to knock out another, build your own line and disrupt your opponent’s line at the same time. But watch out — if your opponent’s card matches your line, they can steal the win! With 25 cubes and a pack of 15 character cards, the entire game is easy to tidy and store thanks to the all-in-one carry case. It’s time to relive some classic animated adventures and own a little piece of cinema history with Pixar Top Trumps Match.

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The Electronic Washer is just the job for little ones who like to ‘help out’ with the laundry. Mini hands can easily open the front-loading door and place the washing inside.

Available in two colourways – grey or pink, a little laundry basket and pretend washing powder box are also included in the set.

Available from Selfridges & Co and Amazon.

Kaloo Tendresse Manon K Doll £19.99

Little Tikes Movin' Lights Monkey

Manon is a little bohemian girl from Kaloo’s Tendresses range.

Each Kaloo Tendresse doll has its own unique personality: from the dreamer to the beauty queen to the sweet and sensitive, each brings its share of softness and Tendresse. 

Her pastel starry dress is an invitation to daydreaming. She will be alongside your baby for all her discoveries and movements to share the most wonderful adventures together

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The Little Tikes Movin’ Lights Monkey brings baby 2 fun ways to move and groove. This baby toy uses lights and sounds to inspire your little one to get moving.

Chase
Monkey’s lantern projects colourful lights for baby to chase. Encourage baby to crawl and chase as the Little Tikes Movin’ Lights Monkey moves and twists.

Dance
In dance mode, the Little Tikes Movin’ Lights Monkey plays over 50 sounds, songs and tons of silly phrases to get your baby groovin’.

Sensory Play
Sensory toys are hugely beneficial to your baby’s development. This baby sensory toy has lights, sounds and fun ways to move, stimulating your baby’s senses.

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Li-Fe 250 Air Lithium Electric Scooter £289

BARBIE Day to Night DreamHouse playset 109cm £310.00

Li-Fe electric scooters offer yet another choice in two-wheel transport, and they’re set to be the next big thing.
 
Simply push away, press the accelerator and smoothly be driven along up to 15mph (25kph). With 3 different speed settings and 8.5″ pneumatic tyres.
 
Utilising a reliable 36V 6Ah 30 cell battery, you’re fully charged in approx 4-5hrs, after which you can glide along for up to 20km! Model includes rear disc brake and automatic electric motor brake with front and rear lights, including rear brake light.
 
Age: 8 Years+

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Let your little one and their favourite Barbie dolls have a Malibu staycation with the Day to Night Dreamhouse playset. Spanning over three floors, it features ten different living areas for your mini-me to explore and play in. They can even customise the space – where should the pool and super slide go? Oh, and of course, there’s the barbecue to set up too. Why not let them set the mood with the adjustable lighting before letting them throw their own house party?

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LOGO - The Best of Kids £19.99

Crayola Colour 'n' Style Friends Kit - Lavender £14

Forget the adults this Christmas – this is The Best of Kids! The latest addition to the LOGO board game family this 2021, The Best of Kids is created especially for youngsters – grown-ups don’t have to have all the fun! Featuring over 1,000 pot luck, picture and themed questions testing your knowledge on all the weird and wonderful things kids have hidden in their minds. And if they behave, maybe the adults can join too! From Disney and dinosaurs, to science and snacks, playing is our brains’ favourite way of learning, and playing LOGO The Best of Kids is the perfect way to end Christmas Day!

This Crayola Colour ‘n’ Style Friends Kit is the perfect present for the little makeover guru in your life! With this super fun and colourful kit they can give Lavender a lovely makeover! Clip on the included clothing accessory then personalise with the pens to draw fun patterns and designs and give her a cool new outfit. Add colour to her hair and then finish off with a custom make-up look. When they’re finished, wipe the body and clip on clothes with a damp cloth or paper towel, rinse the hair with cold water, let it air dry and then they’re ready to design her all over again. What style will they choose next? Includes; 1 x Reusable Lavender Doll, 3 x DryErase Crayons and 1 x Outfit Suitable for ages 3+ years

 

LEGO LEGO® 10282 adidas Superstar Originals model £80.00

Lego Typewriter £179.99

Two icons meet this year as LEGO® and adidas team up to give sneakerheads the ultimate collectible display piece. Bringing a whole new meaning to the concept of customising your shoes, LEGO lets you build a pair of adidas Superstar Originals complete with authentic details such as the shell toecap, trefoil logo, and the iconic three stripes – it even comes complete with laces.

Unplug from your digital life and recall simpler times as you build a LEGO® Ideas model of an old-fashioned typewriter (21327). The design is inspired by the classic typewriter used by the LEGO Group’s founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and it moves and sounds just like the real thing. The brick-built centre typebar rises each time a letter key is pressed and is linked to the carriage that moves across as you type. There is also a platen roller that you can feed real paper into.

Created by a LEGO fan for fans
Created by a LEGO fan and voted for by LEGO fans, this detailed typewriter model comes with a letter written by Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, a member of the fourth generation of the LEGO Group’s owner family – slot his letter into the typewriter to complete a delightful display piece.

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VTECH Marble Rush™ adventure set 72cm £53.00

DISNEY PRINCESS Ultimate Celebration Castle playset £150.00

It’s time for your little one to put their building skills to the test with the Marble Rush™ adventure set by VTech®. With over 128 pieces to assemble, this larger-than-life assortment comes with two electronic modules, which allow for tracks to be split and change course. There’s even a Ferris wheel to install along with music and sound effects to create a carnival-like atmosphere. With hours of fun and concentration ahead, this is sure to keep them entertained for at least a little while.

The Disney Princess Ultimate Celebration Castle playset is every aspiring princess’ dream house. Let them imagine countless happily ever afters, using this enchanting castle to set the scene. Their favourite dolls can roam to their heart’s content, having tea at the table or rocking gently on the outdoor swing while they watch their favourite classic Disney films.

L.O.L Surprise! OMG Movie Magic Studios, £125​

FAO SCHWARZ Fashion Designer playset £35.00​

OMG Movie Magic Studios makes sure you are ready to film with packaging that becomes a movie studio with 4 stages and a movie theater green screen, and an included tripod for your cellphone to film movies! It comes with 12 dolls to unbox including 2 OMG fashion dolls, 6 LOL Surprise dolls, 2 Pets and 2 Lil Sisters to ensure that you can create a full cast and crew for each movie you

F.A.O Schwarz whips up magical toys for all children – even budding tailors. The Fashion Designer playset features six small, six large, and three medium tiles that allow your little one to copy mannequins and clothes over onto the included paper. There, they can mix and match or create their very own styles, along with the help of eight colourful crayons and eight vibrant pencils that allow their imagination to run wild.

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Batman Giant Transforming Playset, £120.65

Jurassic World Dinosaur Track Set £19.99

 

Take your Batman missions to the next level with the Bat-Tech Batcave Playset! The massive Batman is over 84 cm (33 inches) and transforms into an epic Batcave with everything you need to bring your Batman adventures to life! Open it up to reveal the Batcave with over 10 areas for action or close it up to transform it back into a giant Batman for easy storage!

Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! With the Jurassic World Dinosaur Track set, children can create their very own Jurassic World adventure. There is no wrong way to build, snap the track pieces together for lots of track combinations. Track pieces have been designed so they fit together easily.

The track twists in any direction. With 304 pieces, your little one can create a simple loop track or go all out and create the full Dino Park including a tunnel, slopes, a bridge, and park gates. Once they are finished designing their park, they can make the included battery powered 4×4 jeep set off along the tracks… but beware of the dinosaurs roaming around!

Available at Amazon and The Entertainer

VTECH KidiZoom Studio Compact Camera £49.99

Studio Creator Video Maker Kit

Inspire little ones to get creative with the Vtech KidiZoom Studio Compact Camera. This video and stills camera comes with a green screen, tripod, and 20 animated backgrounds, so they have fun creating their own universe.

Whether they want to make an educational show for their project or film their very own unboxing video, they can capture it in HD and get creative with the kid-friendly video editing function. With a flip-up lens for selfies, fun special effects such as an invisibility cloak, and 6 fun games built-in, they’ll have hours of fun.

Create your own TikTok, YouTube and Instagram videos with the Studio Creator Video Maker kit. This kids’ video maker set includes a tripod with a phone holder, custom lighting and a green screen.

Adjust the tripod and choose from 3 light moods to find the perfect shot. Use the green screen as your backdrop to create videos with ready-to-edit backgrounds. The included Studio Creator Video Maker guidebook offers hints and tips on creating the perfect video, as well as useful information on keeping safe online.

STABILO Pen 68 premium fibre-tip pen cardboard wallet of 24 colours £44

Kindle Kids | Includes access to over a thousand books, Rainbow Birds Cover £59.99

For the drawing lovers in the family, these premium STABILO Pen 68 is the right pen for all creative colouring experts in school, university or at work or play. Available in over 55 bright colours they will fit perfectly in your pencil case. With its robust medium 1mm fibre tip the STABILO Pen 68 is excellent for mind mapping and colouring. Its special formula ink will not smudge or dry out due to its long cap-off time of 24 hours and you can also make beautiful aquarelle drawing effects with just a little water. 

 

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For Book lovers –

If your kids enjoy reading,then they will love their own Kindle.

From popular series like Harry Potter and Geek Girl to timeless classics like The Secret Garden, Kindle Kids has the books that will inspire a love of reading. With 1 year of Amazon Kids+ your child has access to over a thousand books over a wide range of reading levels.

 

For Stem Lovers

Kano Disney Frozen 2 coding kit, £15.89

Learning Resources® Circuit Explorer® Rocket: Mission – Lights

Go on an epic journey of dicovery and learn to code along the way.

Create adventures, and share them with the Kano World community.

Teach kids to code with this clever Kano Kit. The multi-award-winning STEM company has created a game where they can design their own Disney adventure while learning about JavaScript, loops, logic, and variables. It’s compatible with most computers and tablets.

Available on Amazon.

Go on a mission to learn about lights! Circuit Explorer® Rocket takes learning about circuits off a flat board and into a fun-filled 3D space world. When children line up the circuitry graphics on the pieces of this STEM construction toy and snap them together in the right order, the system-ready pieces power up.

Build a Rocket with light-up nose cone and nozzles, Space Rover with light-up headlights, and Landing Pad with lights that change colour. Then blast off into pretend-play fun! Circuit Explorer is a play-based way to introduce STEM learning through a fun, engaging experience.

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MELScience kit £22.50

Ravensburger Solar System 3D Puzzle Set, £39.99

Want to get your children excited about STEM subjects? MELScience makes Science really fun

 The company offers a subscription, drip-feeding a collection of intriguing 18 science, technology, engineering and math projects delivered to your door.

Each month you’ll receive an exciting new set such as a DIY headphones kit, infinity portal and spectrum goggles to help them discover the world around them and there are sets for kids aged from 5 to 14+. Our only regret is that this wasn’t around when we were kids.

Prices start from £22.50.

Puzzle lovers will be over the moon with this 3D puzzle set. Assemble eight 3D puzzles – one representing every planet – ranging from 27 to 108 pieces each.

Available on Amazon

4M STEAM Powered Kids Kitchen Science £24.99

BinaryBots UFO Coding Kit £40.00

Make a clock which is powered by fruit, create your water fountain inside a bottle, drive a diver to move up and down without touching it, construct a hovercraft with a CD Disk, build a mini water cycle model in a glass and more…. Also includes a 24-page detailed instruction which introduces the science principles behind every experiment. 30 experiments included.

Available at Amazon & Currys

Teach children to code with Binary’s UFO™ Coding Kit! Using lights & sounds to teach children how to code this kit comes jam packed with fun sensors and AND a brand new BBC micro:bit computer.

The BBC Micro:bit was designed by the BBC to help schools teach coding. Simply connect it to a PC, MAc, tablet or smartphone and it helps your robot come alive.

 

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PlayShifu Orboot - Earth: The Educational AR Globe £50

Magnetic Building Set - Premium Stem Approved Toy for Kids - 92 Piece £79.95

Tech toys are both fun and educational, and your science-loving little one will love the AR Orboot Earth Globe. It is a fantastic 10-inch globe that connects with the Fun and Interactive Orboot App to allow children aged 3+ to explore the world. With 400+ highlights across 6 categories – Cultures, Cuisines, Monuments, Inventions, Animals and Maps – your child’s imagination will be sparked and their curiosity ignited. It uses STEM learning to help build knowledge, linguistic and cognitive skills.

When they scan the app over the globe, it will open a whole world of adventure, facts and guides to them. They can even play scavenger hunts around the globe that involves solving mysteries by cracking the clues! The app is free with no in-app purchases required and the globe also comes with a “passport”, flag stickers and a detailed help guide.

Available at Argos

Connetix Tiles allow children to construct 2D and 3D shapes, using their imagination and creativity to play and build. Magnetic tiles encourage cognitive development, spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills and help children build knowledge around scientific and mathematical concepts – all through PLAY! Not only that, children can play independently or with friends and family, supporting important social skills such as teamwork, cooperation, perseverance and resilience.

Create big castles and towers, build new homes for favourite toys or explore 3D shapes and patterns, all while having fun. BPA & phthalate free ABS plastic Stronger magnets This 92 Piece ball run set comprises of: Clear, fluted tubes for the balls to zoom through Two special effects stair case sound scape pieces Two S bend pieces A split tube for racing fun 6 wooden balls to kickstart play And another few pieces to compliment to their standard Connetix packs.

For Little Bakers & Chefs

Rainbow Pasta Kit For Kids £17.50

MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS GROTTO

Spend an afternoon in the kitchen making rainbow pasta and chocolate mousse with the kids, then relax while they make their pop-up rainbow card.

Explore one of Italy’s finest creations with a colourful twist; rainbow pasta. This is a truly unique food gift made for kids as young as 4. It’s surprisingly easy to make and you don’t need any fancy equipment – messy hands and creativity is all you need to create this show-stopping dish. With a bonus recipe for chocolate mousse included and a rainbow pop-up card there’s lots to keep them occupied which inspires healthy little tummies. It’s a great gift for any occasion. All ingredients provided, just add eggs, though egg alternatives are provided in the box.

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Melt and make your own wonderful chocolates at home, with resuable molds you can make again and again. Easy to follow instructions, suitable from ages 4 upwards , you are never too old to enjoy making chocolates.

Available at John Lewis, Selfridges and Waitrose.

 

 

 

Percy Pig™ Baking Gift Bag £30

Nadiya Hussain Simple Baking Set for Kids 13.51

This Percy Pig™ baking gift bag is the perfect present for budding cooks. It includes everything you need to create delicious vanilla sponge Percy Pig™ cupcakes, including a spatula, party sprinkles and a penny biscuit tin to store them in.

Available at M&S

 

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Developed in partnership with ‘The Great British Bake Off’ winner Nadiya Hussain, this bakeware has been specially made for children. Watch little ones as they begin their journey into the world of baking with the Simple Baking Set.

Featuring 3 of Nadiya’s favourite recipes, kids can grow in confidence, develop their motor neurone skills, and improve concentration as they start to see their creations come to life! Following recipes also helps with everything from reading and maths to weights and measures – useful skills in and out of the kitchen.

Kids Baking Course - Mrs Clause's Christmas Baking £31.50

Reindeer Bun Christmas bake & craft kit £19.99

The Ultimate Fun Kids Baking Course with the help of Mrs Clause.

Culture your kid’s enthusiasm to bake by helping them start on an easier but tastiest approach! Created to provide children the necessary skills in baking, this complete baking Christmas baking course was created by our team and the worlds leading Christmas Baking expert (no not Mary Berry, Mrs. Clause)  they will love baking even more onve they start on this fun Christmas baking box. 

Not only will you help develop their skills at a younger age, but you can also experience a more fun and entertaining way for kits to learn at home.

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Rudolph and his friends have been made into the ultimate Christmas treat this year with our Reindeer Bun kit.

Get the family together for lots of festive fun creating a batch of delicious chocolate dipped dough-buns to munch and share. Each kit comes with a super sleigh craft activity kit complete with candy canes too!

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DECORATE YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE NUTCRACKER £12.50

Rainbow Bagel Baking Kit Honeywell Biscuit Co £19

Decorate your own wonderful chocolate nutcracker at home with icing pens and make him a table centrepiece.

Suitable from ages 4 upwards.

Available at Selfridges, John Lewis and Waitrose.

Learn to make the these bright bagels with this bread baking kit, suitable for vegans.

Bake these show stopping rainbow bagels and you’ll be the talk of the town!

Kit contains pre-weighed dry ingredients (just add water), an easy to follow recipe card, food colours and greaseproof paper. Makes 6 bagels.

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