You would expect one of the nation’s largest toy retailers to know what’s what, and Toys R Us certainly don’t disappoint when it comes to their newly-released list of must-have Christmas toys. Yes, we know it’s only September, but not only does spreading the cost of Christmas always make sense, but buying early also means you avoid any sold-out dramas as well as being able to take advantage of those early bird deals. So from their comprehensive list of 14 top toys tips, we’ve picked 5 of the most promising…
Furbies were all the rage back in the 90s and they’re now experiencing a bit of a comeback. But the brand new Furby Connect has a few more updated bells and whistles to justify its higher price tag. As with many modern toys, today’s Furby Connect comes with its own app to boost those interactive features even more, and it can now use its eyes to convey more than 150 different expressions. You can order a Furby Connect using Toys R Us voucher codes, and Smyths Toys promo codes are also offering additional savings on this item right now.
Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster
Every Christmas seems to bring a new Nerf must-have toy and 2016 is no exception. This year’s key feature is the fact that this Nerf offers three different ways in which to blast your ammo, and can be activated separately or all at the same time. Suitable from age 8 onwards, you can currently use Toys R US voucher codes to order this and receive an additional £5 off the standard price, or order using The Entertainer discount vouchers.
Thomas & Friends Trackmaster Thomas Sky High Bridge Play Set
One for younger children now, and even though he’s been around for a few years, Thomas the Tank Engine (and his friends) never disappoint. This could well be the ultimate train set, and as you might have guessed from the name, it adds height as well as speed to proceedings. This is a pretty comprehensive package for the price, containing lots of additional features including a Harold the Helicopter, and you can purchase using Smyths promo codes to enjoy an extra discount right now.
Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck
Making your own make up is now all the rage and to avoid sacrificing your own collection to the creative hands of your children, why not consider gifting them a means of their own if they want to invent a new type of lip gloss? The Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck lets kids blend their own flavour of lip gloss, mix in sprinkles and put it in its own ice cream cone for added effect, and you can currently order from Toys R Us, Smyths Toys or The Entertainer.
Animal Alley Pink 45” Unicorn Soft Toy
Perhaps the most traditional of all this year’s picks, but no less perfect. Because sometimes only a massive unicorn will do, right? Great for using as a pillow, a bean bag alternative, to hug, or simply just ride upon (if you’re small enough that is). A giant unicorn will look great in any kids’ bedroom, and right now you can get one for half price using our Toys R Us voucher codes – very tempting it you want to make an early start on that Christmas shopping. But bear in mind you will need somewhere to hide said giant unicorn until 25th December because it’s not something that really blends into the background.
Plenty of food for thought here if you want to spread those Christmas costs and avoid disappointment when leaving it all to the last minute. The evenings might not be drawing just yet, but think of the peace of mind you’ll get knowing that you’ve got those important kids presents done and dusted before October is even upon us.
By Anna Scott, 23rd September 2016