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Affordable Christmas Presents and the Top Toys of 2016

Every year the toys get more incredible: more interactive, more technologically brilliant, more  creative, and  – understandably perhaps –  more expensive. So every year when I go to the unveiling of what will be the Top Twelve best selling toys … Continue reading

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Top toys for 2015

There was definitely a retro theme at this year’s unveiling of which toys will be the best sellers this Christmas. Every year we spend around £300 on toys for each of our children and buy them 30 to 40 toys … Continue reading

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Top toys for Christmas

Just 14 days to go until Christmas and I suspect most of us still have at least some of our Christmas shopping left to do.  But buyers from Hamleys, Argos and Toys R Us among others have already made their … Continue reading

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Toys worth a look this Christmas – from £5 to £15

  I always try to do a round-up of toys that are affordable for nephews and nieces, and friends’ children. The idea being, you want to give them something affordable, but fun, that is a substantial present. But it can … Continue reading

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Alternative Advent Calendars – without chocolate

I am a woman on a crusade. I don’t know when it happened, but some time between my being a child and having children myself, the concept of Advent Calendars (yes, and a few other things too) has changed. It … Continue reading

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Would you buy a toy dog and poop scoop for Christmas, the experts say you will

It’s nearly the end of October so we are all gearing up for Halloween. Right?  Well yes – but the toy industry is gearing up with its final push for Christmas and this week they announced the Top 12 toys … Continue reading

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