This year is really rushing by and before we all blink we'll be at the end of 2016. I'm very excited about Christmas this year. Pip is nearly three and a half and at a great age to understand 'Santa' and everything this festive season entails. He has so many toys already so I'm not going to buy him too much this year but I do know what he'll love to receive, usually anything relating to trains and train track. In the run up to the festive season brands such as Smyths have just released their Christmas top toys list. If you need some Christmas toy inspiration here are some of the wonderful items I've seen recently.
1. Dimples Ella Tandem Stroller
I love this little stroller because it reminds me of the one I had when I was little. I had a Tiny Tears Doll and loved my little toy pushchair that came with it. I know these strollers are usually focused as girls' toys but when Pip was a toddler he was completely obsessed with his little toy pushchair. I've never seen a double stroller like this one from Smyths and think it's really cute.
perfect present!My son saw this train set at his friends house month's ago and when I asked him recently what he wanted for Christmas he named this train set. So that's one of the things I have for him (shush, it's a secret)! I love the London underground design as well as all of the iconic London buildings including Buckingham Palace, the Gherkin building, Big Ben and the London Eye. This 50 piece train set also includes a red bus, a black cab, a fire engine, four London guards, trees, and track! If you're familiar with London and your child loves trains as much as mine does this is the
Price: £38.00 Age: 3+
Price: £38.00 Age: 3+
4. Barbie Wedding Gift Set
Another item that reminds me of my childhood. Here's a special Barbie Wedding Gift Set from Smyths featuring Barbie, Ken, a Stacie bridesmaid doll and a Chelsea bridesmaid doll, 3 bouquets of flowers and a wedding cake! Some of my son's friends have similar models.
5. Orange Tree Peter Rabbit Music Box
This gorgeous Peter Rabbit music box from the Wooden Toy Shack is beautifully designed. Wind it up and watch Peter Rabbit and Flopsy Bunny spin around on the surface to the tune of 'Brahms Lullaby'. It's such a sweet present and would be a great gift for a newborn baby, a birthday, christening and of course, Christmas! This is another item from the Wooden Toy Shack.
I saw this game on a youtube video and it looked hilarious! It sounds a bit mean because you or the other player will end up having whipped cream in your face. I'm sure it would such a funny game to play for everyone involved though. The pie-throwing arm could go off at any moment. It is fun for all the family and the contents includes 1 pie thrower, 1 throwing arm, 2 chin rests and 2 splash card masks.