Top toys for Christmas

I was invited to a great event in July which I sadly couldn’t take part in due to family commitments but I hope to go next year. It’s an event where the top toy companies showcase their new products for the upcoming Christmas season and ask a group of mums (I was supposed to be one of them) to go around the toy fair and judge the toys, choosing their top 5 for each category as can be seen below.

So in a ‘You heard it here first’ these are the products my fellow judges chose and I thought by sharing them now you could do a little internet search and see if any of them fit the bill for your gift list.

Enjoy the list, I’d be interested to know what your thoughts are – would you have chosen them?

Top toys for Christmas 2012

1. Augmented Reality Puzzles, Ravensburger

Ravensburger Augmented Reality Puzzle

2. InnoTab 2, VTech

VTech InnoTab 2 blue

3. Wheelybugs, Hippychick Ltd

Wheelybugs - Hippychick

4. Sylvanian Families Holiday, Flair

Flair - Sylvanian Families Holidays - Girls

5. Leap Pad 2, Leap Frog

LeapPad 2- LeapFrog


Top Boys’ Toys for Christmas 2012

1. Subbuteo, Paul Lamond

2. Dinosaur figures, Schleich

3. Star Wars rc pump and play R2-D2, Bladez Toys

4. Topps Minis FA Wembley Stadium, Character Options

5. Trash Pack Street Sweeper, Flair

Top Girls’ Toys for Christmas 2012

1. Wheelybugs, Hippychick Ltd

2. Sylvanian Families Holidays, Flair

3. myStyle Deluxe Charm Bracelet kits, Interplay

4. Love my street, World’s Apart

5. Bratzillas, MGA Entertainment

Top Creative Toys for Christmas 2012

1. Aquarelle, Ravensburger

2. Brain Noodles, Paul Lamond Games

3. Triqo Deluxe Box Mix

4. Paper FX, Flair

5. Make your own Go Kart, ARK DIY Toys

Top pre school toys for Christmas 2012

1. Peppa Pig jumping in muddy puddles, Character Options

2. Go MINI, Golden Bear

3. Large farm playset on the land, HABA

4. Mike the Knight Glendragon play set, Character Options

5. Polar World set, Tolo Toys

 Top Gadgets for Christmas 2012

1. Augmented reality puzzles, Ravensburger

2. HEXBUG Scarab, Innovation First

3. Google Android RC robot, Bladez Toys

4. itikes map, MGA/Zapf

5. Water cannon, Bladez Toys

Top Electronic for Christmas 2012

1. InnoTab 2, VTech

2. LeapPad 2, Leap Frog

3. Kurio, Inspiration Works

4. Skylanders Giants, Activision

5. Singalongs, Wow! Stuff

Top Games and Puzzles for Christmas 2012

1. 3D puzzle, Ravensburger

2. It’s a chicken, Paul Lamond Games

3. Christmas Puzzle, Ravensburger

4. Rubiks Cube, Drumond Park

5. Logo What Am I, Drumond Park


  1. Gemma Mills
    August 14, 2012 / 11:21 AM

    Oooh Christmas… scary its comind round so fast. Dexter will be 7 months – what sort of thing would you suggest for him???

    • August 15, 2012 / 9:15 AM

      7 months is a fabulous age for learning and exploring. I love shape sorters – ELC do a bus that is lovely, V Tech do a great mobile phone. Activity tables, the one that then turns into a walker is good value for money as you use it for a long time. Board books are always a good idea. A ball pit is excellent fun as is a tunnel or play house. HOpe that helps

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