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The must-have children's toys for Christmas 2019

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The must-have children's toys for Christmas 2019

Your children have probably been shouting at every toy advert on the TV asking for Santa to bring it for Christmas. But what is it that children really want and are putting to the top of their Christmas list this year?

Every year hundreds of new toys and products are released in hope of being that year’s must-have Christmas present, with most making their way to the top of children’s Christmas lists. It’s difficult to know what presents are really worth buying, too, so to save you the time and trouble of researching it yourself, we’ve found all the toys with great reviews and that are most bought, making your Christmas shopping that little bit easier, and a little bit more worthwhile.

From cuddly sporks and bears to wooden garages, we’ve found this year’s must-have toys that your children with be eager to open up on Christmas morning.


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Since the release of Toy Story 4 this year, children everywhere have wanted their very own Forky. And now they can! Forky wobbles and walks and even has 11-character phrases, including special phrases when paired with Woody or Bo Beep.

This amazing transforming cruiser is going to be incredibly popular this year. Kids can unfold the cruisers to reveal 3 exciting rescues. It even comes with a mini tennis ball launcher!

This interactive elephant can do all sorts of things. The trunk responds to your touch, and while it might not feel exactly like a real elephant, it is impressive. Her personality and confidence grows the long you own and pet her. 

Bop along with this dancing llama, who shakes her head and her booty to three different songs. You might want to throw it out of the window come Christmas morning, but your little one will love dancing with it. 

This fun garage, made of strong wood, will last a lifetime. It comes with 3 cars, helicopter and signs. The road can be assembled in so many ways too, making each playtime fun and different. 

 L.O.L Dolls are so popular; surprise your little one with this amazing Winter Doll House! They'll be amazed with 3 stories and 6 rooms, it has interactive features including a chimney that snows, real ice-skating ring, hot tub and working ski lift. It’s the ultimate toy this Christmas.

Fur Real Friends never fail to amaze with their amazing, lifelike cuddly toys. Every year at least one makes it to the top of Christmas lists and Cubby Bear will definitely be the most loved toy this year. With over 100 sound and motion combinations, he can move his head, eyes, ears and nose and even has a night time mode!

Not only was this Ultimate Buzz Lightyear popular last year, but it’s back again this year thanks to the release of Toy Story 4! He walks forwards and backwards and even has a secret, special move. The lasers light up and he even has realistic movements for mission play.

A brilliant addition to a little one’s playroom and perfect for learning to walk! Ride on toys are always popular, but quirky designs like this aeroplane are at the top of the must have list. It can also be personalised to each child, making it the perfect Christmas present.

 This classic wooden workbench is perfect for the little wood-worker in your life. The Scandinavian design is on-trend, and it comes with all the tools needed for imaginative building and is made from high-quality and sustainable wood, finished with water-based colours that is safe for little ones.

Hatchimals collectables are still going strong. There are dozens of enchanting characters to discover and this box is the perfect complement to a Hatchimals collection. It comes with two figures without an egg, including one of eight exclusive Royal eggs.

This must have baby is cosied up just like a newborn. With brown hair and realistic eyelashes, she’s wearing a pink babygrow and cute start comforter. Tiny comes with a birth certificate to fill in as well as arriving in a cute, crib styled box. Cuddle her close to hear her heartbeat.

With 12 happy melodies and 3 sing-along songs, this Moosical cow will make a perfect gift for any little one. It helps to encourage motor skills, sensory and language development and even their discovery and exploration.  

This interactive Sloth is cute and gets your baby moving and learning with the exciting lights, music and groovy dance moves. The interactive Sloth claps its hands and bobs its head. Simply press the buttons on its feet for songs or phrases about the alphabet, numbers and colours,

The plush supportive wedge is suitable from birth upwards and includes 13 sensory discoveries to keep your baby’s senses engaged, from their sight, hearing to touch. There’s even attachable teethers for when little ones start teething.

The perfect toy for a baby this Christmas, this 5-in-1 playmat is a must-have. It can convert into a ball pit, coming with 35 colourful balls and grows from newborn to toddler. The walls can go up or down to create a tummy time mat or a closed environment. It’s engaging and great for encouraging sensory development.

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  • Author: Samantha Ball Samantha Ball
  • Job Title: Freelance writer

Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.

She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum. 


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