Take note: Here are the 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.
This year, this is apparently especially important, as industry insiders have warned about long shipping times, delays and even toy shortages. Yes, really. Add that to your festive season list of things to get stressed out about.
And sure look, the 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 2021:
The tallest PAW Patrol tower yet brings the pups’ Adventure City headquarters from the big screen to life.
With over 40 surprises inside, this is the ultimate hangout for LOL Surprise dolls.
Toddlers can get the garden-to-table experience with this educational and fun toy, which includes 30 play pieces, as well as lights and music as kids learn how to prep and plate their own homegrown 'meals'.
Use your magic wand to draw in the air! This high-tech version of Pictionary is fun for Harry Potter fans of all ages.
Kids will love whiling away an afternoon building this festive LEGO clubhouse.
A flamingo that sits on the loo and does a poo. Yes, really!
If you managed to escape the viral Poopsie music video ‘My Poops’ on YouTube, which has had over 40 million views, then you might not immediately understand the appeal of this toy.
This hi-tech robot is more than just a sweet face. Artie makes learning programming, geometry and maths fun for children aged seven to 11.
10 layers of surprises – including new wild Rainbocorn characters – and the wildest surprises yet, one of these will no doubt go down at treat come Christmas morning.
Puzzle lovers will be over the moon with this 3D puzzle set.
New for 2021, Barbie's fully-furnished dreamhouse, which comes with over 75 storytelling pieces, is more jaw-dropping than ever. The home comes to life with music, eight light colour options and four settings, from day mode to party mode.
The tallest Hot Wheels garage to date, with parking for 100+ cars and a working two-car lift, will definitely leave an impression on Christmas morning.
13. VTech KidiZoom
Future media stars will love this creator cam, which includes an HD video recorder (and 20 virtual backgrounds) a mini tripod/handle and a wrist strap and is for kids aged 5 and up.