Top five Christmas toys for children


If you‘re thinking about what to get your son or daughter for Christmas, retailer John Lewis has predicted the top five gifts for children this year.

This year‘s list is reflected in children‘s dream jobs and Chefs, architects, detectives, doctors and the next Steve Jobs all feature highly.

The Mini Kitchen (£50) is predicted to be a bestseller as the success of TV programmes from Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson have inspired children to emulate their heroes. Classic toy maker LEGO is also high on the list with the Creator Winter Village Cottage (£89.99) designed to please the inner design and imagination of children.

“This year the toys assortment at John Lewis is bigger and better. With Furbys selling out in record time last year, we expect these furry friends to be another huge hit with parents and children, said Ian Ellis, toy buyer at John Lewis says. “Taking tips from Britain‘s favourite television shows such as The Apprentice and Jamie‘s 30 Minute Meals, the next generation are inspired to recreate these professions at home with creative and innovative play.”

As the world increasingly goes more and more online, it is no surprise to see an iPad compatible toy for children. The new Furby Boom, (£59.99) combines real world interactions with virtual play as your child can collect colourful digital eggs, hatch them, and raise a city of virtual Furby Furblings.

Parents will need be careful about what‘s being said this Christmas, with budding super sleuths recording every conversation with the John Lewis Spy Watch and Pen set £15 also making the top five.

The top five in full

Mini Kitchen £50

Watch and Pen Set £15

Doc Mcstuffin doctors set £19.99

LEGO Creator Winter Village Cottage £89.99

Christmas Furby £59.99