Well it’s that time of year again. Time for me to get rubbing at my crystal ball and start predicting what your little darlings would love to see Santa to leave for them underneath the Christmas Tree.
Right now im up to the Toddler list, and will be adding the Baby list over the next few days.
Check out the other lists here:
Top Ten Boys Toys for Christmas 2012
Top Ten Girls Toys for Christmas 2012
Top Ten Baby Toys for Christmas 2012
As always the lists aren’t in any sort of order of importance, it’s just the top 10 things that I think most of the Toddlers will be after this year.
Boys in general love their big machines. They also love getting messy and muddy.
This probably explains the attraction of the JCB’s, the little ones can’t seem to get enough of them.
I can remember how into JCB’s my little ones used to be, although there wasn’t many toys around yet we had a JCB DVD and watched it over and over and over again for about a year.
Thankfully for parents nowadays there is an amazing range of JCB toys for toddlers, and it’s called JCB On Site.
There are 4 vehicles available in the My 1st JCB On Site range. Joey JCB, Marty Mixer, Dan Dozer and Doug Dumptruck.
The big hitter of the On Site range is the My 1st JCB On Site Charlie Crane Playset, which is the work site where all the vehicles can come together to work.
The set comes with a talking Charlie Crane with a motorised winch, plus a Joey JCB and work site foreman figure.
Designed especially for smaller hands, The JCB On Site range is a great starter toy for your vehicle loving little wannabe builder.
You just gotta love that bear! Well that’s certainly true if you’re a pre-schooler anyway.
This really cute reproduction of the rocket ship Charley uses when he goes to play ball on the moon, will delight you fans of the show.
Open the door of the rocket ship and you’ll find an adorable little astronaut Charley Bear figure.
Sit Little Charley Bear down into the revolving pilots seat and then whisk him off up to the top-level of the ship, the control room
Theres a secret door inside one of the rocket’s boosters for Charley to either hide inside, or to hide away his important things safely away for the journey.
The 3 rocket boosters make great carry handles, and a sturdy place for little hands to hold whilst whizzing the Rocket through the air.
If your little ones are anything like my two were, night-times were always a bit of a problem due to them being afraid of the dark.
They have never been totally terrified, but during the darkest nights of the winter sometimes the nightlight on the landing wasn’t enough and we had a few tears.
That’s why I think the Go Glow Pals are such a brilliant idea. Every child loves going to bed cuddling their favourite toy anyway, so it seems silly not to combine the friendly cuddly toy and reassuring nightlight.
The G0 Glow pals will provide a comforting light to help your little ons to sleep, but helpfully turn themselves off after 15 minutes, so you know the lights not going to be on all night.
It also helps them settle themselves back off to sleep, as if they wake up they can just cuddly their toy and the light will come back on for them.
It’s been a long time coming I feel, but now there are finally some lovely girly sets of Lego coming out.
Until now the toddler Duplo range has primarily consisted of Police stations, Fire Stations and Farms. So the new Disney Princess Lego Duplo sets are a welcome addition to the range.
The big set of the range is the Lego Duplo Cinderella’s Castle
This gorgeous big bricked castle is exactly the toy that little girls and their mums have been waiting for.
The set comes with a Mini Cinderella and Prince Charming figure. Cinderella has a removable dress for dress up play.
The castle has two levels, a staircase, large castle doors, a fireplace, chandelier and two cute beds.
Suitable for children from 18 months to five years, this is a lovely Lego set that will definitely see lots of use.
A good old wooden train set has been the go to toddler toy for generations. Both girls and boys alike enjoy playing with Train sets, and mums and dads approve because they last for years, and are beautiful to look at.
This is especially true, if you pick a set as visually stunning as the Tidlo City of London Train Set.
The track is the simple figure of 8 with a bridge and tunnel. However the train running along this track is a little different to the norm, it’s actually a tube.
It’s the wonderfully detailed building which you place around your tube track that makes this set a cut above the rest.
The London Eye, The Gherkin, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, all these instantly recognisable landmarks are here, plus lots more.
It’s an utterly beautiful wooden train set, and would make an exquisite Christmas gift for any toddler.
Ever since they were first released, the latest Baby Born doll has been up there on practically every little girls christmas list.
This year Baby Born has gone Interactive, with more surprises and interaction than ever.
Firstly your little girl needs to choose between the Baby Born Interactive baby boy and baby girl, and then the fun really begins.
As with other versions your Baby Born will cry, need a wee after feeding, eat from her spoon when you feed her. You can even give her a bath.
It’s when you add her with some of her other Interactive accessories that the Baby Born Interactive really comes to life.
As you pop her into her Cabriolet, the lights will flash, horn will beep, and the engine will start.
With her Interactive Cabriolet, Scooter, Kitchen and Horse, you and your Baby Born will never be bored.
From the immensely popular Disney Junior show comes the Jake and the Neverland Pirates Musical Pirate Ship Bucky.
With over 25 sound effects, this toy Bucky is just like the one from the show, and it will delight young Jake fans.
Place Skully on top of the bird’s nest as lookout. What’s that? He’s seen Captain Hook?
Time to load the cannon with the water bombs, and watch them really fire.
If that doesn’t work place Jake on his special hotspot and watch Tic Tock Croc suddenly appear out of his hidden trap door.
Slide Jake down the indoor slide, and he’s ready to set sail.
Comes with a Jake figure, Skully figure, 3 water bombs, and Tick Toc Croc who pops out of a hidden door in the base of the ship.
It may only be a series of a few short cartoons on the Disney Junior channel, but the Minnie Mouse Bow-tique already has its own toy line! And it’s huge!
There’s plenty of sets to choose from, all would be very much welcome on any toddlers Christmas list
Theres the Fashion on-The -Go Bow-tique – In which you can dress Minnie and her models in a variety of outfits. The set resembles a wheeled suitcase when all closed up.
Fairy Bow-tique Dress Up doll – Where you dress up a Minnie Mouse doll, in all manner of fairy accessories.
The Minnie Mouse House Playset – This lovely Lilac house has four rooms, tons of accessories, and all folds up when playtime is over.
Cake Bow-tique – Welcome to Minnie’s cake shop. A lovely little store full to the brim with cupcakes, muffins and cookies. Comes with over 20 accessories.
Pet Bow-Tique – This mini pet grooming salon is probably my favourite of the Bow-Tique sets. Comes with Minnie, Figaro and Pluto figures.
Princess Bow-Tique – These snap on dresses are brilliant for smaller hands. Dress Minnie up as a beautiful princess. Pick her princess outfit from the choice of hats, bows, dresses, and shoes.
For a small Mouse, Minnie certainly has a lot of business going!
In a way I feel really weird putting this one on the list, as I’ve been blogging about it for years, and I think it’s been on the last two years going.
It’s not a new toy just out, but it is still amazingly in demand, and is still just a simply brilliant toy for toddlers.
Full of tricks, secrets and gadgets as you would expect coming from Batman, the Fisher Price Imaginext Batcave has to be one of my favourite toy of the last few years.
Use your included Batman or Robin figure to active one of the five gadgets by placing them on the activation disks.
Open the Batcave entrance, Use the claw, Imprison a prisoner, fire the missile launcher, Theres so much fun to be had with this SuperHero gift.
The good thing about the Imaginext Batcave having been around for a while, is that the range has grown over the years. Now there are a huge number of villains, figures, vehicles and even new playsets available to make your DC Superhero playtime experience even more immense.
The Riddler, Joker, Me Freeze, Penguin. They are all available as Imaginext Villain Figures for your little crime fighter to collect.
There is also now brand new this year the Gotham City Jail playset to house all those nasty villains in.
Also new the Imaginext Batman Gotham City Playset which is a mix of all things with a Bank to rob, Wayne Tower with a Bruce Wayne figure that you can turn into Batman, and a jail cell to put the Joker away.
I can still remember playing with my Disney tea set when I was a little girl.
So when I saw this updated and jazzed up 2012 version, I just had to put it on the list.
This very magical tea-pot will make sounds and music as you pretend to pour out the tea to your fellow princesses.
Once poured, stir your tea with the special spoon and the liquid will look like its swirling inside the cup.
The inside of the tea-pot lid doubles as a magic mirror. Which one is the fairest of them all? Why you of course!