With the hype of Halloween feeling like a very distant memory now, it's full steam ahead for the festive season!
If your kids are anything like mine, you'll have been bugged since the 26th of December about what they want Santa to bring them, and I bet that list has changed constantly throughout the year.
So if you are at a loss for what to actually get the nippers this year, here are a few ideas which are tipped to be this year's ‘must-have’ toys!
Pie Face Sky High Game
Amazon - £17.99
Feeling strong? This updated version of the already classic Pie Face allows you to test your strength and pie grandma in the face! What better way to spend Christmas day, huh?
The game stands at 3 feet tall, and will provide hours of fun for the whole family!
Smyths - £99.99
This one has been tipped to be the Hatchimal of 2017!
FYI, the Hatchimals demand massively outdid supply last year. (Think of the Buzz Lightyear famine of ’96.)
This lifelike doll (I know, I know, but don’t worry there's nothing Chucky-like about her!) is really interactive; not only giggling when you tickle her or drinking when you hand her a bottle, but she also learns up to 100 new words!
Almost like the real thing, thankfully without the nappy rash!
LOL Surprise Big Surprise
Argos - £59.99
Kids can enjoy over 50 layers of mystery surprises in the box.
A huge trend on YouTube has been blind boxes, who knows what you’ll get? And kids love the chance to experience this for themselves.
From stickers, charms and accessories to your doll’s outfit, shoes and the L.O.L. Surprise doll itself - everything is hidden inside this enchanting ball!
Transformers: The Last Knight RC Sqweeks
Amazon - £29.99
The franchise has definitley changed since I was little, and the toys look as good as the real thing.
This little guy can sing, dance and talk… until you switch him to blaster mode and he fires his blaster accessory.
Giant Unicorn soft toy
Toys'R'Us - £29.98
I think it’s safe to say that it is the year of the Unicorn.
From inspired Frappuccino’s from Starbucks to Unicorn cutlery on the high street!
This massive 45” Unicorn not only makes a great playtime pal, but also doubles up as a pretty comfy pillow too!
For kids and parents alike!
Hatchimals Glittering Garden Penguala
Amazon - £59.99
A huge success last year that looks like it isn’t slowing down any time soon.
The newest batch to hatch is the glittering garden version; each egg contains two interactive pets waiting to get out. Remember, they need to be loved and cared for before they hatch, then it’s a game of teaching your new pets to walk talk and dance. Think of a real life Tamagotchi!
Star Wars Bladebuilders Path of the Force Lightsaber
John Lewis - £27.49
The Last Jedi will be hitting cinemas in December and I can guarantee every child (and Dad!) will want to get their hands on some merchandise!
The great thing about this kit is that you can decide whether you’re in a goodie or baddie kind of mood.
Just make sure it’s not played with near the TV or anything expensive!
Argos - £199.99
Ok, as a parent I see the price point first… it's a lot of money, but if you can afford it then it's definitely worth it!
The more time you spend with Cozmo, the more he develops.
He loves to play and have fun, and if you are too busy to give him attention then expect him to get annoyed and storm off in a strop!
Snes Classic Mini
Amazon - £80 - £169
It's safe to say, that the nostalgia is strong with this one! The SNES Mini is a tiny version of the original console, pre-loaded with 21 games of the 90s era.
Everything that is needed to keep kids and 'kidults' occupied for a very long time! These are hot property this year, selling out as soon as they're back in stock!
The kids can experience 16bit graphics for the first time, while parents can be blasted back to their youth with some of the classics such as Streetfighter and Mario Kart!