Everywhere you go, you hear people talking about how quickly the year has flown by – and weirdly, it does seem that way.
Time ticks by at a constant rate, but last time we checked it was January, wasn’t it? Anyway, it’s November now, and you know what that means: Christmas is merely weeks away.
If you have little ones looking for their fix from Santa, it’s time to get that thinking cap on and get shopping. But never fear, because here’s our ABC rundown of the top ten toys for Christmas 2017…
Tiny Treasures Baby Doll
Almost all toddlers love to look after a dolly, and this one is about as realistic as it gets. Not only does this Tiny Treasures doll have realistic skin and hair, but it even has sleepy eyes and an authentic newborn scent.
Fisher Price Codeapillar
This funky robotic caterpillar look amazing, and it’s educational too. This multifunctional little gizmo has a host of cool features all geared towards helping youngsters to understand all about computer coding – meaning by playing with the codeapillar; they’ll become tech wizards in no time!
VTech Toot Toot Drivers Goldmine Train Set
VTech knows a thing or two about making an epic children’s toy – and this top-notch train set is no exception. Boasting 32 track pieces, a motorised mining train, cargo car, mine mountain and nine SmartPoint locations for helping with early language skills, this is a smart Christmas toy if we ever saw one – choo-choo.
The zoomer chimp has more layers than a cooked Christmas onion in that it has play functionality for children of five right the way through to 10. Also, this robotic chimp that has the power to laugh and make lifelike movements – you can also ask it perform more than 100 tricks and create 200 primate style sounds.
One day the robots may take over, but for now, they make great kids’ Christmas toys. This is a Star Wars Robot, it looks awesome, and it’s remote controlled – enough said (you’ll probably enjoy it more than the little ones).
Little Tikes Princess Horse & Carriage
This Christmas toy is the ultimate fantasy gizmo for any little princess from 18 months and above. The wonderful toddler ride-on has all the bells and whistles, and the nifty handle on the front means you can walk your toddler around town as they wave to all their royal subjects.
Paw Patrol Sea Patroller
Perfect canine loving kids from three up, this mind-blowing Paw Patrol vehicle converts from a ship, with working crane and cage, to a fully-fledged land vehicle and it even has space for your little one of load his or her other Paw Patrol toys onboard. Move over Megazord, the Paw Patrol amphibious vehicle is the new toy in town.
Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike
Getting some sort of Nerf toy is a right of passage for any British kid – and if you’re looking to impress yours this Christmas, the Modulus Tri-Strike is a must. This Nerf gunfire three different kinds of foam bullets in three different directions – and yes it’s cool, and yes, you’ll probably end up using it just as much as your child, if not a little more. Just don’t fire it at the Xmas dinner table, there will be pigs and blankets flying everywhere!
LEGO Friends Sunshine Catamaran
No Christmas toy list would be complete without a lovely bit of Lego. Perfect for children aged seven and over, this 600-piece set grows into a 32cm x 29cm x 17cm three-level catamaran complete with a sundeck and pool, a bridge with steering controls, slide and spiral stairs. It also comes with three luxury-loving figurines – it’s an incredible piece of kit that will provide hours of fun – but beware, it doesn’t actually float on water.
Experimake Sludge ‘n’ Slime
What kid doesn’t like sludge and slime? Made for children aged eight plus, this science-based game and kit allows your young gloop lover to form slime balls, sludgy goo and loads, loads more. It’s an epic gift that will have the whole family entertained for hours on end, just make sure your kid’s sludge balls don’t end up in the Christmas pudding.
So there you have it, our top 10 Christmas toys for 2017. Buy one, buy them all – and of course, make sure Santa takes all the credit. Ho, ho, ho!
If you’re in London looking to store some of your existing things to give you a little hosting space over the festive period, we have three great self storage locations on offer.