We are all aware of needing to do things differently this year and Christmas preparations are no exception. The message coming from toy retailers is not to leave our Christmas shopping too late. Due to COVID-19 restrictions across the country with non-essential shops closed and couriers already overloaded, it will pay to plan ahead and secure those sought after gifts before they're sold out.
We want to see happy faces this Christmas and an exciting or loveable toy can make all the difference to our children who have endured hardships as much as the rest of us.
There are many familiar names on the DreamToys list this year, including big classic toy brands such as Monopoly, Harry Potter, Lego and Star Wars as well as the massively popular Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Pokémon and L.O.L Surprise.
So without further ado, here is the list, with RRPs, but remember to shop around because you may find a better deal.
Surprise Mini Brands Mystery Capsule from Zuru (RRP £6.99)
Unwrap, peel, and reveal REAL miniature collectibles with 5 Surprise Mini Brands! Each capsule is a surprise unboxing with dozens of miniatures and surprise shopping accessories to find. What 5 surprises will you unbox? There are over 100 miniatures of your favorite brands to collect, including rare Metallic and Glow in the Dark minis, and Super Rare Golden Minis too!Can you find your favourite brands like Skippy Peanut Butter, Aunt Bessies Yorkshire Puddings or Mentos Gum? Collect them all to create your own mini shopping world! Buy toy.
Barbie 3-in-1 DreamCamper from Mattel Toys (RRP £79.99)
The Barbie 3-in-1 DreamCamper comes with lots of hidden surprises for camping fun.
Open the side panels to transform the Barbie 3-in-1 DreamCamper into a camping playset with room for 4 Barbie dolls to eat, sleep and play. Unlatch the front of the camper to reveal a pickup truck, and peek under the backseat of the truck to find a boat that's perfect for fishing trips.
Keep exploring to uncover a pool and an open-air kitchen for cooking fun. Open the back of the Barbie DreamCamper to reveal a bathroom with a pop up shower, toilet and vanity, then help your Barbie dolls climb to the rooftop bedroom where they can sleep under the stars. With 50 camping, cooking and fishing play pieces, the opportunities for storytelling are endless. Buy toy.
Harry Potter Hedwig from LEGO (RRP £34.99)
Bring the magical personality and elegant movement of Hedwig, the celebrated snowy owl from the Harry Potter movies, to life. The collectible LEGO Harry Potter Hedwig (75979) display toy offers a rewarding building experience and looks magnificent on show.
With a wingspan of over 13" (34cm), this 630-piece brick-build model shows Hedwig in flight, delivering an important letter. Once the build is complete, a turn of a handle causes the jointed wings to move gracefully up and down. The collectible model stands on a sturdy base with a detachable LEGO Harry Potter minifigure and another, smaller, Hedwig the owl toy with wings spread open.
If you’re looking for a cool gift or popular buildable model for kids or Harry Potter fans of any age, the range of LEGO Harry Potter toys are sure to provide endless magical pleasure. Buy toy.
L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. Remix Fashion Doll Assortment from MGA Entertainment (RRP £39.99)
O.M.G. we sisters are ready to take the stage, but everything on our So Extra Tour got remixed – from our music to our fashions. We’re calling all B.B.s to join with our crew, and together, we’ll put on a concert that will bring down the house. We’ll take our fresh sound, outrageous fashion and show stopping moves and do what we do best – play that fierce music and remix this vibe.
Each L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. Remix includes a fashion doll, 2 fashion looks, 1 pair of shoes, a shoebox, accessories, a hat box, a hair brush, a doll stand, a full-size record, a lyric magazine and a package that really plays music. Collect all 4 L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. Remix fashion dolls. Collect the whole L.O.L. Surprise! Remix line to collect all the song lyrics and complete the surprise song. Buy toy.
Laser Battle Hunters Vehicle from Character Options (RRP £59.99)
Get ready for radio-controlled combat with Laser Battle Hunter vehicles. Take control of Shadow or Reaper and hunt down your opponent with laser cannon action. Each vehicle races with multi-directional 4- wheel drive, super-fast speeds and crazy drifts.
\for Multi-Player combat use the built-in infrared cannon to out blast your opponent. Hunt your enemy, take aim at the rear of their vehicle and fire with impressive cannon recoil. Blast your opposition 3 times to win. Each hit triggers explosion sounds and sends your vehicle shaking.
As a single player make one Laser Battle Hunter a moving target for 60 seconds. Use your Laser Battle Hunter to blast the target vehicle as many times as possible as it races around and returns fire. Buy toy.
Monopoly For Sore Losers Hasbro from (RRP £22.99)
Don't get sad…get even! Say goodbye to the frustration of losing while playing Monopoly, and say hello to the Monopoly For Sore Losers board game. This hilarious twist on the Monopoly game turns losing on its head and celebrates it instead. Players earn cash by doing the typically frustrating things in the game such as going to Jail, paying rent on a property, or going bankrupt. And those who really start sinking can make a comeback using the large Mr. Monopoly token that gives players advantages over everyone else. So get playing, get the revenge you've been craving, and feel good about losing! Family Game Night might never be the same again with this game for ages 8 and up. Buy toy.
PAW Patrol Dino Rescue Dino Patroller from Spin Master Toys (RRP £64.99)
Jump into action with PAW Patrol! Saving the day is more adventurous than ever with the Dino Patroller, the first-ever motorised PAW Patrol team vehicle! Featuring room for all six pups, oversized wheels, a projectile launcher and an exclusive Chase and T-Rex dinosaur action figure, the Dino Patroller is ready to roll! When the dinosaurs yelp for help, place Chase and another pup (sold separately) in the cab and a Dino Rescue Deluxe Vehicle (sold separately) into the back bay.
Load the projectiles into the launcher and get ready for epic rescue missions. Press the vehicle’s badge button all the way down and watch it move! With its oversized wheels, the Dino Patroller is able to conquer any terrain! As you play out your dino rescue adventures, push the tail to make the large-scale dino’s mouth open and help the PAW Patrol spot your T-Rex in trouble! Deploy your Deluxe Vehicle from the bay and launch the rescue nets to help save the day! Create your own prehistoric missions just like in the hit show again and again. Go on action-packed dino rescues with the PAW Patrol and the Dino Rescue Dino Patroller! Buy toy.
Peppa Pig Peppa’s Shopping Centre from Character Options (RRP £39.99)
Take Peppa on an exciting trip out to the shops, with The Peppa Pig Shopping Centre Playset! Your little Piggies will discover lots of fun filled features to make an exciting day out with their friends.
Make New shops! The Peppa Pig Shopping Centre has 2 floors of fun, and four shopping areas. Swap around the backgrounds and swivel the signs to create 6 different shops in total! There’s an Ice Cream Parlour, which changes to a Pizzeria, and a fancy Cake Shop, which can transform into a Toy Store. There’s also a Fruit and Veg Shop, and even a Bakery, where Peppa can choose a biscuit or iced bun for a lovely treat, simply rotate the table to change the food. Buy toy.
Pokémon Carry Case Playset from Character Options (RRP £39.99)
The awesome Pokémon Carry Case Playset brings the world of Pokémon to life! Kids can discover the world of Pokémon and take it with them wherever they go. Re-enact your very own Pokémon Battles and explore the Pokémon world with this exciting feature filled Carry Case Playset! Where will your adventures take you? With tons of features including a bounding boulder trap, treetop trap door, battle arena complete with launch pads, secret caves perfect spots for hiding in, spinning whirlpool, tree-top platform look-out spots, sneak attack launch pads, shaking bridge and so much more the adventures are endless! Never has the Pokémon World been brought to life quite like this! The Pokémon Carry Case Playset is scaled for any 2-inch Pokémon figure and when your adventures are complete it all folds up easily into Ash’s iconic Kanto Region backpack making it not just perfect for safely storing all your Pokémon figures in one place but also addsto the Pokémon role play and means you can take your Carry Case Playset wherever you go! The Pokémon Carry Case Playset is sure to be top of every budding Pokémon fan’s wish list! Gotta Catch ‘Em All! ™ Buy toy.
Present Pets (Assortment) from Spin Master Toys (RRP £54.99)
Discover Present Pets, the only gifts that unbox themselves! Waiting inside each Fancy Pup themed box is an adorable interactive puppy just for you. She is so excited to meet you, she paws her way out of her own gift box! With one of two possible Fancy Pups available in every box, you won’t know which puppy you’re getting until she unboxes herself. To start the big reveal, unwrap the box’s outer layer and pull the gift tag. The box will instantly start to shake as your sweet pup eagerly paws her way out! The front panel pops open, revealing which Present Pets Pup is inside.
Present Pets are a great gift for kids aged 5 and up and make any gifting occasion extra special. Unwrap all of the Present Pets, including Fancy Pups Princess and Kweenie (each sold separately) and bring home an unforgettable unboxing experience the whole family will enjoy! Which puppy will you get? Buy toy.
Star Wars The Mandalorian – The Child “Baby Yoda” from Mattel Toys (RRP £29.99)
Fully embrace the cuteness of the 50-year-old Yoda species with this adorable Talking Plush Toy. He may look like a baby Yoda, but this lovable creature is referred to as the Child. Inspired by the Disney+ live-action series The Mandalorian, this sweet Star Wars Talking Plush Toy makes a Force-sensitive addition to your collection.
The adorable figure with green skin, big ears and large eyes resembles a baby Yoda but is referred to as the Child. The toy plush has a soft body, plus a sturdy base filled with beans, perfect for cuddling or to display as a collectible. Star Wars fans will love taking on the role of The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter and caring for the Child on their own!
Nothing in the galaxy is as cute, has taken as many naps, sipped more soup, or learned to control the Force as The Child from the hit streaming series The Mandalorian on Disney Plus!
Now you can become his protector with this cuddly plush toy from Star Wars, dressed in the cutest little robe ever seen this side of Mos Eisley. Posable arms let kids pretend the Force is within their reach, while a squeeze of the toy’s soft plush body activates character sounds! Buy toy.
Super Mario Adventures With Mario Starter Course from LEGO £49.99
Collect virtual coins with Mario on the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course Set. The LEGO Mario figure reacts to action bricks and enemies with instant LCD animations and sounds. Jump from the ? Block, spinning and cloud platforms, battling the Goomba and Bowser Jr. LEGO figures as you go.
Rearrange the bricks to create new levels, or combine with LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets for more ways to play (each sold separately).
The LEGO Super Mario app offers fun share features and zoom and rotate viewing tools make building easier. App and smart device not included. Buy toy.