Top Christmas Toys for Children 2013

Christmas is getting closer and parents all over the world are sitting down with their children to write letters to Father Christmas (Pere Noel in Belgium and France, Viejo Pascuero (“Old Man Christmas”) in Chile, Ded Moroz (“Grandfather Frost”) in Russia, to name a few). It’s a magical time of year for children and parents but as we all know that Christmas comes with plenty of costs attached. And with £3 billion(1) is spent in Britain on toys every single year, it’s important that mums and dads are getting good value for money.

My Favourite Voucher Codes has picked out the Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Children.

There are some familiar names on the list, such as the Furby, which has actually been voted UK Toy of the Year by the Toy Retailers Association.

1. Furby
The Furby has been one of the top toys on the list many times over the years. This year it’s the pink Furby Boom with black stripes model that you should be looking out for. What makes this toy really unique is the fact it has a mind of its own. The way that it behaves is controlled by the way your child treats it, so in this respect it’s just like a proper pet. The Furby can be quite expensive, but if you want to treat your little one, see if you can save money with Smyths Toys voucher codes and save £6 off when you spend £50 and over.

2. Big Hugs Elmo
Elmo is one of the most lovable children’s characters on TV, so it’s no surprise he’s topping the Christmas gift list this year. He’s super cute and is the perfect companion for your little one. Not only does he give out amazing hugs, he also sings to your child at bedtimes. The lullaby should help them drift off to a world of deep sleep. You can find Elmo in all top toy stores, as well as catalogues stores, such as Argos.

3. Teksta Puppy
This is another familiar addition to the list, but still as popular as ever before, the Teksta puppy is a fantastic top of the range gift. It’s the next best thing to buying a real puppy for your children. They can train him to do back flips, sit and stop. You can use lights, your voice, physical gestures and sounds to interact with the puppy. It may not be the most affordable gift on the list, but you can save money by shopping online with voucher codes for Amazon.

4. Ubooly
Another high tech toy on the list is the Ubooly. This lovable creature is designed to interact with iPad, iPhone and Android devices. It relies upon an app to work properly and when installed it will read to your child, answer questions and chat to them. You’re able to customise the app so that the Ubooly knows more about your child’s interests and their abilities. It’s a great companion for your child and they are bound to fall in love with it.

5. LeapPad Ultra
If you have the money, the LeapPad Ultra is a fantastic gift that will really help your child to learn new skills. It features a 7 inch screen, Wi-Fi and its own camera. There’s even an app store designed especially for this LeapPad where you can download new apps for your child to play on. Even though it is quite pricey, you can get £33 off this great Christmas gift with our Argos discount code.

Julian House, founder of My Favourite Voucher Codes, said: “These are the top 5 gifts you can buy your children this Christmas and taking advantage of voucher codes will help to make the cost more affordable.”


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