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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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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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Top toy predictions and some you might not want to wait six months for…

As a journalist, toy reviewer and blogger I was invited along to vote on the best of the latest toys and gadgets, a few weeks ago,  and predict what would be hot this Christmas. Didn’t you know that July is … Continue reading

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Toys under a tenner

Every Christmas there are lots of incredible new toys to choose from. But if you have lots of children, friends of children, nephews and nieces, or godchildren you probably set an upper price limit – partly to keep things fair. … Continue reading

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What you’ll be buying this Christmas

This Lego Airport for one thing – if predictions from the Toy Retailers Association are right – and they usually are. Every October the TRA unveils the toys and games they believe will be the top 12 bestsellers that Christmas. … Continue reading

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