Get ready: The top 12 toys expected to top every child's wish-list this Christmas
Yes, we know it is still September.
But as we also all know by now, every year the most popular toys keep selling out, leaving us parents in an absolute panic – and so this year, we are well prepared and have started our shopping early!
And while this festive season is looking to be much different due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there’s one thing that won’t change - those excited looks on your little ones' faces as they post their letters to Santa.
Your kids might be a while off writing their lists just yet, but luckily, some of the biggest toy stores and retailers have already released their predictions on what will be the most popular toys for Christmas 2020:
1. Smart Ball Speed Ball
The perfect gift for any little soccer player, this hi-tech ball measures kick speed and will tell you just how hard you kicked the ball.
€29.99, Smyths Toys
2. Hasbro Monopoly Frozen 2 Edition
The Monopoly Frozen Edition features all the Disney movies characters, as they embark on a quest to buy up magical locations.
3. Botley 2.0 The Coding Robot Activity Set
Botley 2.0 is a screen-free coding robot which teaches kids key coding skills as they play.
€79.95, Cogs The Brain Shop
4. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza
This fun complicated snap game sees players race against each other to slap a match between a card and spoken word - but trust us, it's not as easy as it sounds!
5. L.O.L Surprise! Present Surprise Doll with 8 Surprises
Birthday party celebrations is the theme of the new color-changing dolls, which come with eight surprises.
6. National Geographic Earth Science Kit
Feed their curiosity with a massive science kit that allows them to build an erupting volcano, grow a crystal, and create a bottle tornado.
A super-fun game for the whole family that will test both your drawing and guessing skills.
8. FailFix @ Loves Glam Makeover Doll Pack
Fail Fix Love Glam Doll needs your help. Her makeover was a disaster. Be her STYLE SAVIOUR and Take Over the Makeover!
€24.99, Smyths Toys
9. LEGO Marvel Avengers Helicarrier Toy
The LEGO Marvel Avengers Helicarrier building toy takes kids aboard the awesome Avengers Helicarrier as they join Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Thor, Black Widow, War Machine and Nick Fury to battle M.O.D.O.K. – the big-brained supervillain.
€102.49, Smyths Toys
10. Blume Doll
Just add water and like magic, a new friend will blume before your eyes!
€9.99, Smyths Toys
11. OranguTwang Game
How much can you hang on OranguTwang? Balance the orangutan on the vine in a hilarious family game. Take turns adding fruits, bats and lizards to his arms and legs – but watch out!
€20.99, Smyths Toys
12. Juno My Baby Elephant
From the moment you switch Juno on, you’ll be amazed at this realistic baby elephant that boasts over 150 lifelike movements and sounds. As you children interact and play with Juno, her silly personality will unfold, making her their new best friend and favourite toy.