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Best Christmas gifts for kids in 2023: Dreamtoys

Looking for the best Christmas gifts for kids? The Toy Retailers Association has just unveiled the top 20 DreamToys! This playful and energetic list is just like a treasure trove for you. It is brimming with amazing toys and loads of play value that will tickle your kids’ imaginations. If you are looking for other amazing ideas for your kids, check out our pretend play ideas for toys too.

A decorated Christmas tree stands in the middle of an indoor room, filled with the best Christmas gifts for kids in 2023.

What is Dreamtoys 2023 all about

This year, they’ve expanded the list to 20 toys, capturing a broader spectrum of play value. These toys were handpicked by their independent panel of toy retailers who know all about what adds sparkle to playtime. They considered play patterns, emerging trends, and price points to create this list. This makes it easier for you to find the best Christmas gifts for kids. We’ve done the grunt work. You can sit back and chill with the egg nog 😂.

In the mix, you’ll find popular toys like Barbie Pop Reveal, Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle & Grounds, and Super Mario’s Bowser. These gems are expected to fly off the shelves, so we recommend shopping early!

Remember, gift guides like these influence a large portion of toy purchases during the festive season. With the UK toy industry offering a competitive market, you can find quality presents at affordable prices.

What makes these the best Christmas gifts for kids?

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“The crew’s decision to expand the DreamToys top list to 20 toys is a nod to the fabulous range of products currently available in the market,” shared Paul Reader, captain of the DreamToys selection committee. “Christmas is a magical time of the year, especially for children, and this list offers gift givers an authoritative and independent view on what we believe will be the most wished-for toys to help make that crucial purchasing decision.”

“From the year’s biggest blockbusters, tech-inspired crossovers and toys that promote sensory exploration to products that spark curiosity and anticipation, this year’s list reflects the best of what the UK toy industry has to offer. The top 20 will be hot commodities, so if families have a specific product in mind, my advice is to shop early to avoid disappointment. However, if you’re simply looking for inspiration, I’d encourage everyone to visit their local toy shop and chat with experts who can help suggest the perfect gift for under the tree.”

Personally, on KiddyCharts, we are particularly fond of the sensory toys, due to our focus on neurodivergence within the site. The Fluffie Stuffiez Plush toys are wonderfully sensory for those that seek touch stimulation. Being able to pick off the soft fur to reveal a new secret toy is simply, genius. They are pretty dam cute too 😂

The Twister Air is also another good toy for improving movement and balance. This can be beneficial for those looking for sensory movement stimulation. It is also great to help improve information processing as well – and co-ordination. LEGO is always a firm favourite in our house. Both Harry Potter and Star Wars making an appearance, the list is onto a winner!

Show me the Top 20 best toys for Christmas 2023

For all the toys above, you can check out the details below. We have provided suitable links to Amazon for purchase below as well. All prices are quoted as RRPs, so the actual market price may fluctuate from retailer to retailer.

Toy NameSupplierRRP
Barbie Pop RevealMattel£26.99
Beast LabMoose£89.99
Bitzee Interactive PetSpin Master£32.99
Cookeez Makery Oven PlaysetMoose£39.99
Fingerlings MonkeyCharacter Options£17.99
Fluffie Stuffiez Large PlushMGA Ent£34.99
Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle & GroundsLEGO£149.99
Hot Wheels City Ultimate HaulerMattel£94.99
L.O.L. Surprise! Magic FlyersMGA Ent£36.99
Little Live Pets My Puppy’s HomeMoose£64.99
Miniverse – Make It Mini KitchenMGA Ent£44.99
MINTiD Dog-ECharacter Options£89.99
PAW Patrol Mighty Movie – Skye Deluxe VehicleSpin Master£49.99
Pictionary vs AIMattel£23.99
Pokémon 151 Elite TrainerAsmodee UK£52.99
Squishmallows 7.5″Jazwares£8.99
Star Wars Ahsoka StarshipLEGO£64.99
Super Mario Movie 7″ Feature Bowser FigureJakks Pacific£34.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Pizza Fire VanCharacter Options£39.99
Twister AirHasbro£24.99

Melissa Symonds, Executive Director of UK Toys at Circana (the toy data tracking wizards), also said, “With more than £1bn spent on toys each Christmas, the festive season remains the most exciting time of year for the toy industry. Much of this spend is influenced by gift guides, with 55% of parents saying they use toy lists as guides to buy gifts for their kids.”

“The UK toy industry continues to be one of the most competitive markets for consumers to find quality presents at affordable prices during the Christmas shopping season.”

We Know you will love these toys. Watch this space for an awesome giveaway from Dreamtoys 2023 going live soon. It may very well sort you with the best Christmas gifts for kids that you have ever, ever seen.

Do pop along to our giveaways section too to see what goodies we have there for you all. And sign up to receive our giveaway news here too:

Thanks for coming,

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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