DreamToys Top 12 Toys of Christmas 2016

This morning Kipper and I travelled to London for the launch of DreamToys  Top 12 Toys of Christmas. All around the room there were TV screens up with counting down to the big day, kiddies running around playing with all the toys on offer specifically for journalist photos, a Santa, the Tele Tubbies and of course toys, toys and more toys.

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The event which predicts the biggest selling toys this Christmas, starts with a list of  of 68 which is then whittled down to the top 12 by a panel of leading toy retailers in the UK. If you want to see the full list its now available as an app – just search DreamToys 2016 in your relevant app store . The list has been split down into different categories to make navigation easier.

So… onto the top 12, you will be pleased to know that price wise its not just the expensive things which have made the cut. RRPs vary from £19.99 to £99.99, which means there should be something for everyones pocket:

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Its great to see the huge variety that this list represents, some brands which are well known to us such as Lego and Hasbro and some which are not. I know for a fact that Monkey has his eye on the Paw Patrol Air Patroller since he is such a big fan and had a Paw Patrol themed party this year. Saying that the only thing on his Christmas list is a Hatchimal! If your little ones are the same then you will know like I do that currently it is an impossibility to get your hands on one. So I used the event as an excuse to ask the question and you will be relieved to hear like me that more stock is planned and will be winging its way to the high street retailers by the big day. Saying that if I see one I’m buying it … although it has to be a green one apparently!

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Many of the press releases today made specific reference to the fact that there is a large number of collectable toys featured in both the top 12 but also the full list of 68. The good news with this is some of the blind bags make excellent stocking fillers and so a present can be found for every budget. For me its interesting to see collectables driving demand as Monkey is yet to hit that phase, although I am sure he will at some point.

To celebrate the launch of this list and because I am feeling festive myself I have decided to run a giveaway to win one of these Top 12 toys – Worlds Apart SelfMic, which would make the perfect Christmas present for a phone obsessed tween!!

Sing like a star and create your own music videos with SelfieMic. Featuring as adjustable selfie stick with working microphone, earpiece snd free StarMaker app, you can sing, lip sync and perform to thousands of your favourite songs…. Once you have recorded your performances ti can share with friends. Batteries not required. Phone not included. Suitable for ages 8+

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Terms & Conditions :

SelfieMic Giveaway

  • Please enter using the link above which will take you to the Gleam application
  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries, they will receive a SelfieMic
  • The competition will close on 10th December 2016 at 11.59pm, winners will be notified through Twitter
  • Winners will be asked to provide a full postal address with postcode for delivery purposes
  • Good Luck, I have other giveaways running this Christmas season please search giveaway to find them

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If you are still stuck for ideas here is a list of some of the toys we have reviewed this year – there really are some crackers!! (excuse the pun!).

Whats on your Christmas List?

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190 Comments

  1. Tracy K Nixon
    November 10, 2016 / 9:29 am

    New slippers and a dressing gown!

  2. Jo McPherson
    November 10, 2016 / 9:36 am

    I would love a new coat and some candles 🙂

  3. Jennifer Haden
    November 10, 2016 / 10:16 am

    I’m hoping for alot of new books and maybe some nice warm socks 🙂 x

  4. Becky Yeomans
    November 10, 2016 / 10:21 am

    new clothes is on my christmas list!

  5. Tracy Hanley
    November 10, 2016 / 11:14 am

    I would love a new mobile phone

  6. Tony Metcalfe
    November 10, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    A new watch!

  7. iain maciver
    November 10, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    a new bike

  8. Laura Banks
    November 10, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    some dvd boxsets

  9. Sarah Mackay
    November 10, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    A food processor is on my list this year

  10. Nicola Biven
    November 10, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    Some new boots !

  11. Angela Treadway
    November 10, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    a brush straightener x

  12. Martina Pichova
    November 10, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    I dishwasher – I like practical gifts 😉 .

  13. Tracy Gibson
    November 10, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    A hatchimal for sure

  14. lucy higgins
    November 10, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    i would love a pandora bracelet

  15. Mark Johnson
    November 10, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    Nerf gun

  16. caroline walliss
    November 10, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    A new phone, thanks.x

  17. Lorraine STONE
    November 10, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    A new coat please Santa! x

  18. Annabel Greaves
    November 10, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    I would love a new hairdryer

  19. Cheryl Price
    November 10, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    For me a yankee candle
    for my daughter a Hatchling!

  20. jackie youel
    November 10, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    a new e reader

  21. Alison Macdonald
    November 10, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    A new handbag 😉

  22. Alica
    November 10, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    I am due to have major surgery in December, so I hope to be home for Christmas! 🙂

  23. laura stewart
    November 10, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    some new slippers x

  24. Jenny Brady
    November 10, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Lush Bath Bombs, Suede Boots and lots of books!

  25. Farhana
    November 10, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    Top of my list is an expensive stand mixer for my baking obsession 😀

  26. Jo Hutchinson
    November 10, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    A Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter from Lego its not for me to play with – well maybe just a little.

  27. Jules Eley
    November 10, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    I am hoping for a sparkly dress 🙂

  28. Rebecca Nisbet
    November 10, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    a windows pro surface 4, but my other half made it clear that there’s no chance, were saving for our wedding next year.

  29. Philip Oneill
    November 10, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    A Drone 🙂

  30. Lisa Houston
    November 10, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    a pair of skechers trainers

  31. Annmarie Gould
    November 10, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    i would love an Amazon Fire tablet

  32. Sharon Lou Johnson
    November 10, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    nothing on my list, but my twins want a hatchimal each and i carnt get any 🙁

  33. jane
    November 10, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    Champagne for a special celebration

  34. Vivien Baird
    November 10, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    i would love an air fryer

  35. Katie
    November 10, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    Nothing rally, but I wouldn’t mind an ipod x

  36. Stacey Carnell
    November 10, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    I want a fingerprint charm from my 7 month old son, I have everything else I could possibly want <3

  37. renae
    November 10, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    I would love a soup maker 🙂 kids want lego, dolls, hatchimals and the list goes on

  38. Sharon Worsley
    November 10, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    I really like the idea of the Snuggles dog – but cannot warrant £50 lol

  39. jessica woods
    November 10, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Facial cleanser

  40. Alison Joyce
    November 10, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    I book vouchers for my e-reader

  41. Nikks381
    November 10, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    Chocolate 🙂

  42. Sarah prescott
    November 10, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    I would some new slippers

  43. Nicole Frances
    November 10, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    A nice new camera 🙂

  44. Holly Edmundson
    November 10, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    i dont have much of a list this year, however my daughters have asked for hatchimals x

  45. Laura Nice
    November 10, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    A fitbit is on my list!

  46. Elaine P
    November 10, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    A light in my craft room, now that the winter is closing in on us it gets dark very early which means I can’t craft much after 3pm

  47. vanessa gannon
    November 10, 2016 / 11:26 pm

    a 3ds please santa x

  48. keri brooks
    November 10, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    Bath bombs and new pj always get loads

  49. Deborah Clarke
    November 10, 2016 / 11:58 pm

    A rock salt lamp.

  50. steven young
    November 11, 2016 / 5:32 am

    New Adidas trainers would make me happy

  51. Paula Gwynne
    November 11, 2016 / 7:25 am

    A beautiful rose gold triple ring

  52. November 11, 2016 / 7:30 am

    My kids only watch CBeebies at the moment (no adverts) so we never know what the “on trend” toys are. I’d love to know how accurate the predictions are! I bet they’ve got it down to a fine art now #TheListLinky
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  53. Michelle Ptak
    November 11, 2016 / 8:47 am

    I desperately need a new hair dryer!!

  54. Becky John
    November 11, 2016 / 9:00 am

    New Ugg boots

  55. Phyllis Ellett
    November 11, 2016 / 9:05 am

    I really want some more Pandora Charms.

  56. James Harris
    November 11, 2016 / 9:49 am

    On my Christmas list, as every year, are tickets to the Cheltenham Festival.

  57. Sarah Lambert
    November 11, 2016 / 9:54 am

    I’m expecting my 3rd baby at beginning of December so that will be my Christmas present this year 🙂

  58. Pauline Hilll
    November 11, 2016 / 10:28 am

    A WINNING TICKET ON THE LOTTERY

  59. November 11, 2016 / 10:34 am

    Lol, I think I’d quite like the self mic myself. #thelistlinky

  60. helen tovell
    November 11, 2016 / 10:47 am

    I would like a new charm for my bracelet

  61. Katie S
    November 11, 2016 / 10:59 am

    The Lego Disney Castle 🙂

  62. Jo Carroll
    November 11, 2016 / 11:25 am

    My little boy has just caught the building bug so I think lots of Lego is the order of the day 😉

  63. Lauren Fox
    November 11, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Perfume 😀
    Thanks for the chance
    <3 <3 <3 <3

  64. Maddalena Dalton
    November 11, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    winter boots

  65. eirini kourvouli
    November 11, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    toys for my son

  66. Bernice Cockrell
    November 11, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    Toys for the children…..saving money is always good! Every little helps!

  67. Jennifer Toal
    November 11, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    An engagement ring hoping

  68. angela b
    November 11, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    on my wishlist is a big smile and a hug from my grandchildren

  69. Lisa Parker
    November 11, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    I would love a guitar as I really want to learn how to play x

  70. bella smyth
    November 11, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    A birthday cake as its my big 4 o on xmas day

  71. tracy sinclair
    November 11, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    I would love a new microwave, failing that, chocolates would be nice x

  72. Laura Pritchard
    November 11, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Some new Pyjamas & some bath bombs!

  73. Angela Boucher
    November 11, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    I would love some new clothes for Christmas this year.

  74. amy bondoc
    November 11, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    same thing i ask for every year, new pjs and bath bombs 🙂

  75. Ruth Harwood
    November 12, 2016 / 9:31 am

    A new bottle of perfume, preferably one I’ve decided on lol!!

  76. Solange
    November 12, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    ipad Pro

  77. bex allum
    November 12, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    My daughter would love a baby born doll

  78. Leanne V McKenna
    November 12, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    I’d like one of those straightening hair brushes, but I’m a bit sceptical about whether they really work!

  79. Nancy Bradford
    November 12, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    A new car is on mine (but I doubt I’ll get it). My daughter’s consists mainly of LPS and a dalmatian bunny?

  80. Melanie Slater
    November 13, 2016 / 2:23 am

    Hatchimals

  81. claire woods
    November 13, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Take That 2017 calendar

  82. judy kennedy
    November 13, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    LEGO Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter

  83. Val Pownall
    November 13, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    I desperately need a new phone!

  84. Hannah Cummings
    November 13, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    An eternity ring from my hubby

  85. Wendy R.
    November 14, 2016 / 1:02 am

    I haven’t even thought about a Christmas list yet. Maybe some new shoes.

  86. carol gaul
    November 14, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    id be happy with a slow cooker cook book lol and a photo album so i can look at the photos more often.

  87. Diane Waugh
    November 14, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    A new phone

  88. Kirsty Hosty
    November 14, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    A lovely pandora ring

  89. Heather brannan
    November 14, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    A Kate Spade bag

  90. Kelly
    November 15, 2016 / 12:16 am

    A hatchimal so my wee boy isn’t devastated.

  91. Kim
    November 15, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    My normal favourite of books! I would love for my hubby to ask me to renew our wedding vows.

  92. Christina Palmer
    November 15, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    A shower radio as it would be safer than running an extension lead under the bathroom door so I can listen to the radio in the bath

  93. Pauline jaconelli
    November 15, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    I would love a nice chain from my sons

  94. Amy Treasure
    November 16, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    I’ve heard so much about hatchamals! I would personally like a new charm for my pandora! Thank you for linking up to #TheList

  95. Claire Willmer
    November 17, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    I would love a nice pair of cosy slippers 🙂

  96. Michaela Hannah
    November 18, 2016 / 4:49 am

    I’d love some UGGS

  97. Lisa Wilkinson
    November 18, 2016 / 6:49 am

    Some pyjamas and a blanket

  98. Kim Neville
    November 18, 2016 / 8:58 am

    I would love some new Ugg boots

  99. EJ Dunn
    November 20, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    A new handbag and purse

  100. irene gilmour
    November 20, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    a bottle of champagne for me to enjoy bring in the new year

  101. Susan Smith
    November 20, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    Something which sparkles, but will settle for a camera

  102. Shelley Jessup
    November 21, 2016 / 2:57 am

    I would love a cashmere hot water bottle so I can be nice & snug in luxury

  103. Stevie
    November 21, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    I’ve asked my brother for one of those mechanical propelling pencils.

  104. Ella L
    November 22, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    A Lumie alarm clock

  105. Matthew Warman
    November 23, 2016 / 11:21 am

    Underwear, socks and smellies!

  106. kris
    November 23, 2016 / 11:25 am

    Some slippers …. lovely !!

  107. JULIE WARD
    November 23, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    A new kitchen, but santa must not get my letters because I’ve asked for one for the past couple of years

  108. Zoe Trelfa-porter
    November 26, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    Pj’s

  109. MANDY DOHERTY
    November 27, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    An Amazon TV Stick

  110. Kim Styles
    November 27, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    I want a new computer, mine sounds like a helicopter taking off

  111. Stacey Gahan
    November 27, 2016 / 11:23 pm

    I’d like some new clothes for xmas

  112. Emma Jones
    November 28, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    An Amazon fire stick 🙂

  113. Debbie Gilbert
    November 28, 2016 / 11:24 pm

    Speak out game if I can ever find one

  114. Rachel Butterworth
    November 29, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    Grossery Gang Mushy Slushy Playset.

  115. Jodie A Harvey
    November 29, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    A new laptop – or a hammer to ‘fix’ this annoyingly slow one 😉

  116. ADEINNE TONNER
    November 30, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    On my christmas list is a new pair of ugg boots

  117. michelle o'neill
    November 30, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    theatre tickets x

  118. Stacey Leigh
    November 30, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    a decent Iron will do me lol

  119. Audra bland
    December 1, 2016 / 11:24 am

    A dab radio

  120. C Parkin
    December 1, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Books , wine and chocolate

  121. Marie Powell
    December 3, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    Some perfume and a new hair dryer

  122. hannah wood
    December 3, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    Any thing would be nice.X

  123. Lynn Heath
    December 4, 2016 / 6:55 am

    I’m hoping for a Tassimo coffee machine!

  124. Kimberley Ryan
    December 4, 2016 / 11:03 am

    some winter boots are at the top of my list this year

  125. Rebecca Smith
    December 4, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    I would love a new soft and fluffy dressing gown

  126. Deborah Mackenzie
    December 4, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    I really want the new Ripleys Believe it or Not annual! Just strange I guess!

  127. gemma middleton
    December 6, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    A Fitbit Charge 2. My fitbit is old and slow now!

  128. Vicky Hawkins
    December 6, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    tickets to see Bruno Mars

  129. Dominique Clarke
    December 6, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Mummy would like some new boots but my little girl would love this singing selfie mic she’s such a diva!

  130. donna richardson
    December 7, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    im really wishing for ghd’s/ ive been so good this year lol

  131. Rachael ashmore
    December 7, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    I would love pj’s and slippers for Xmas it’s not xmas without them xx

  132. Richard Tyler
    December 8, 2016 / 12:26 am

    A new watch 🙂

  133. Victoria Prince
    December 8, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Realistically – some posh nuts and chocolate! In an ideal world a new phone 🙂

  134. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir
    December 8, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    Some really good snow boots for me and furby connect.

  135. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    December 8, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Ann address book

  136. Hayley
    December 9, 2016 / 1:08 am

    Earrings

  137. jen s morgan
    December 9, 2016 / 7:35 am

    A bracelet charm

  138. Stephen Little
    December 9, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Cash!

  139. Eileen McC
    December 9, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    I’d love a Nutribullet for Christmas

  140. Allan Fullarton
    December 9, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Beer!

  141. Kat Allinson
    December 9, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    I would love some Liz Earle goodies

  142. A.E. ADKINS
    December 9, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    A couple of hours peace & quiet, preferably with a G & T!

  143. Diana
    December 9, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Pj’s and new slippers 🙂

  144. Jane Middleton
    December 9, 2016 / 11:58 pm

    earrings, purse and perfume

  145. December 10, 2016 / 12:20 am

    Pretty notebooks or planners are on my list.

  146. caroline tokes
    December 10, 2016 / 12:22 am

    a kindle is on my list

  147. maria dhillon
    December 10, 2016 / 12:57 am

    kindle

  148. Lucy Chester
    December 10, 2016 / 5:13 am

    Some new winter boots

  149. Lynsey Buchanan
    December 10, 2016 / 5:45 am

    I would like a new jacket

  150. Catherine Pawsey
    December 10, 2016 / 5:45 am

    I would really love a radio.

  151. Hayley Todd
    December 10, 2016 / 7:54 am

    I would love a Pandora charm and a bottle of perfume for Christmas this year.

  152. December 10, 2016 / 8:31 am

    I don’t have a christmas list. Out of my three girls two of them have birthdays in December which leaves us pretty much broke come Christmas so I always request that people concentrate on them rather than me.

  153. Amanda Davis
    December 10, 2016 / 8:35 am

    Dior Pure Poison

  154. Teresa sheldon
    December 10, 2016 / 10:50 am

    A new husband as this one is driving me crazy today with putting up the tree,other than that Smellies and choccie love them both as I do the husband really

  155. Tammy Neal
    December 10, 2016 / 11:02 am

    money to buy presents is on my list! x

  156. Lucie Aiston
    December 10, 2016 / 11:37 am

    Just for my 2 kids to be happy and the rest of my pregnancy to go without a hitch!!

  157. Anthea Holloway
    December 10, 2016 / 11:44 am

    I would love a steam cleaner so that I could get the kitchen sparkling clean!

  158. Susan B
    December 10, 2016 / 11:46 am

    A new face (mine’s worn out) a townhouse in France and a round-the-world cruise. But if Santa can’t manage that, I love coffee and bath gifts.

  159. Chris Fletcher
    December 10, 2016 / 11:49 am

    A fitness watch would be nice!

  160. Sarah Parker
    December 10, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    books

  161. Anna Brown
    December 10, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    A pandora bracelet would be amazing

  162. Leanne Bell
    December 10, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    A photo mug with my Daughters pictures on and a new rug x

  163. Gilla Abrahams
    December 10, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    Lots and lots of books.

  164. Charlotte Hoskins
    December 10, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    A snuggly hoodie 🙂

  165. Emily Slough
    December 10, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    Nothing on mine!!! Just focusing on the kids! <3

  166. madeline connolly
    December 10, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    a nice watch

  167. Rebecca roberts
    December 10, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    I’d like a dog ha odd I no x

  168. Corinne Wright
    December 10, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Some fluffy warm slippers!

  169. Carly Belsey
    December 10, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    I would love a new pair of slippers for Christmas, that’ll do just fine for me 🙂

  170. Kim Willing
    December 10, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Massage aromatherapy oils for my bad muscles.

  171. Sylvia Paul
    December 10, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    I really need a new pair of slippers and some more trousers

  172. December 10, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    My son really wants the Hot Wheels ultimate garage set and i would love some perfume x

  173. alice lightning
    December 10, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    a new laptop ,washer /dryer or shopping vouchers would be lovely fabulous giveaway

  174. janine atkin
    December 10, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    ive asked for some books

  175. Kirsty Fox
    December 10, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    A new handbag, the one I have now is giving up!

  176. Natalie Crossan
    December 10, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    hatchimal xx

  177. Natalie Gillham
    December 10, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    A heated hairbrush

  178. lishyb
    December 10, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    I don’t really ask for much, at the moment I really need to some kitchen supplies for my first flat. Anything else is just a bonus.

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