Best British toys this Christmas – from Barbie Dreamhouse to L.O.L. Surprise Movie Magic

It’s still months away, but Christmas could be a nightmare for mums and dads this year.

Stores are already saying the big must-have toys could be in short supply.

Neil Bandtock of MGA Entertainment – makers of L.O.L. Surprise! – told us: “Try and shop early. Keep an eye on social channels and sign up to mailing lists.”

While Geoff Sheffield of The Entertainer warned: “Don’t be chasing round the country in December.”

Our Elf Correspondent Felicity Cross has been on the blower to Santa to find out which gifts you need to grab right now to avoid looking a turkey on December 25…


Mini Wooden Supermarket, £39.99

Get it at, online only from 8th October.

Last year’s top seller is back. Complete with a card reader and card, play money, paper shopping bag and even a working conveyor belt; little ones can get practising to give Aldi’s checkout staff some competition.

Marble Rush is bound to be popular with kids this Christmas

Marble Rush, £11.50

Get it at Smyths.

A modern retelling of a classic game that’s tipped to fly off shelves. Includes launch points, jumps and drop zones along with lights, sounds and motion.

Kidi DJ Mix, £52.50

Get it at Asda and Currys.

One for big kids as well as youngsters. The DJ mixer includes 15 tracks in seven different music styles and 15 multi-coloured instrument launch pads, with a turntable, cross-fader, light and tempo controls plus multi-coloured disco light effects.

L.O.L. Surprise Movie Magic Studios, £147

Get it on Amazon.

L.O.L. dolls have been top sellers every Christmas and this year’s offerings look set to be just as big. This bumper set includes ten different dolls and a ton of accessories – plus a tripod for a mobile phone to create your own L.O.L. movie.

L.O.L. Surprise Movie Magic Studios
L.O.L. dolls have flown off shelves in previous years

Barbie Dreamhouse
Barbie Dreamhouse is often on children’s Christmas lists

Barbie Dreamhouse, £309.99

Get it at Smyths.

A dolls house is a surefire hit with kids and this year’s Barbie Dreamhouse is a winner. Realistic sound effects, lighting and design textures alongside 75 ‘storytelling accessories’ mean kids can role play hundreds of scenarios and stories.

Pictionary Air™ Harry Potter™, £24.99

Get it on Amazon.

A spellbinding twist on the classic game. Use the realistic wand to draw your clues in the air and it will magically appear on any screen. Clues are inspired by the wizarding world but this is one for all the family.


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