Date Published 16 November 2015
My kids are thankfully beyond the ‘Top 10 Christmas Toy' age so I can breathe a little easier in mid-December without the need to desperately search every website known to man for the last remaining coveted toy!
I do, however, still look with interest (and relief!) at the annual list which this year made me do a double take. Had I gone back in time with Tracy Island, Star Wars and Lego dominating the list? After my initial confusion I was quite comforted by the retro returns and even more pleased to see a list with no electronic devises!
For me, a friend's Facebook post has incentivised me to do as much of my Christmas shopping locally as possible. I much prefer the idea of supporting local business people, friends and neighbors instead of multinational companies.
I would love to hear from any small local businesses or self-employed people with Christmas gifts to sell so that I can draw up a more community inspired list of go to people for my Christmas shopping. A list of course that I will share.
For those with younger children, please see below and good luck, you'll need it!
City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel - LEGO Company
Disney Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa - Jakks Pacific
IDO3D Deluxe 3D Design Studio - Flair Leisure Products
Little Live Pets Cleverkeet - Character Options
Paw Patrol Paw Patroller - Spin Master Toys
Shopkins Food Fair – Scoops Ice Cream Truck - Flair Leisure Products
Star Wars Bladebuilder Jedi Master Lightsaber - Hasbro
Star Wars Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle - LEGO Company
Star WarsThe Force Awakens Millennium Falcon - Hasbro
Thunderbirds - Interactive Tracy Island Playset - Vivid Toy Group