AMAZON has revealed its top 10 must-have toys for Christmas, including a Jurassic World action figure and a Lego Friends set.
Prices start at a reasonable £8.99 for a Squishmallows Tally the Grey Cat and range up to £89.99 for a Lego Friends Horse Show Trailer.
12Amazon reveals top 10 toys for Christmas
We’ve compared the current prices to other retailers using Google Shopping to see if you can get a better deal elsewhere – and in some cases we found you can.
It’s worth keeping an eye out on Amazon though because prices may drop on Black Friday, which this year takes place on November 25.
Before splashing your cash on these toys, remember to check sites such as Price Spy and Idealo to find out if you can buy items cheaper at another store.
Free online price trackers like Price History and CamelCamelCamel will also give you an idea of whether you can save cash by buying it later in the year.
Here are the top toys Amazon reckons your children will want under the tree this year, in price order starting with the cheapest.
Squishmallows Tally the Grey Cat – £8.99
12Squishmallows Tally the Grey CatCredit: Amazon
This ultra-squeezable, 7.5-inch, small-sized plush is made with high-quality and ultrasoft materials.
The soft plush is perfect to snuggle with while relaxing at home, watching a movie, or taking a long car or plane ride.
It’s the cheapest item on Amazon’s Christmas list.
We did find it on Plush World for £6 on sale but you would have to pay for delivery, whereas Amazon Prime customers wouldn’t.
Squishmallows Tally the Grey Cat, £8.99 – buy here
Pictionary Air Star Wars Family Drawing Game – £19.99
12Pictionary Air Star Wars Family Drawing Game – £19.99Credit: Amazon
Choose a droid companion for each team, then show off those Jedi drawing skills with Pictionary Air Star Wars, a galactic twist on the classic drawing game.
Players take turns drawing clues in the air and interacting with the images, like charades, while their teammates guess.
One reviewer said: “Perfect for kids who are Star Wars fans!”
Amazon’s price is one of the lowest on the market, but we did find the game on Very for £18.99 – only £1 less.
Pictionary Air Star Wars Family Drawing Game, £19.99 – buy here
Learning Resources MathLink Cubes Numberblocks – £20.99
12Learning Resources MathLink Cubes Numberblocks – £20.99Credit: Amazon
Explore, play, and master early maths skills with your very own Numberblocks, as seen in the TV series.
Each set includes 100 Numberblocks MathLink Cubes, 59 faceplates, 54 stickers, 11 Numberlings, 11 Character Cards, 15 double-sided write-and-wipe Activity Cards, one stand for Zero, and one supporting activity guide.
The perfect educational gift this Christmas.
WHSmith is selling the set for just £1 less than Amazon at £19.99 online, but do bear in mind delivery costs.
Learning Resources MathLink Cubes Numberblocks, £20.99 – buy here
CRAYOLA Colour ‘n’ Style Mermaid Friends: Hair Braiding Salon Playset – £21.95
12CRAYOLA Colour ‘n’ Style Mermaid Friends: Hair Braiding Salon Playset – £21.95Credit: Amazon
Step into the magical world of the Sea Salon, a place you can design in your very own style.
The set includes everything your child need to make Maya the most fashionable mermaid in the seven seas.
You won’t find this product any cheaper – Toys R Us is selling the set for £26.99, whereas Smyths and Very have it online for £21.99 (just 4p more than Amazon).
Crayola Colour ‘n’ Style Mermaid Friends: Hair Braiding Salon Playset, £21.95 – buy here
Throw Throw Avocado by Exploding Kittens – £24.99
12Throw Throw Avocado by Exploding Kittens – £24.99
A Sequel to Throw Throw Burrito, the first dodgeball card game – collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking, dodging and throwing new squishy airborne Avocados.
You can get this game on eBay for slightly less at £24.34 but you would have to pay £5.95 postage.
Throw Throw Avocado by Exploding Kittens, £24.99 – buy here
Playmobil City Life Recycling Truck – £24.99
12Playmobil City Life Recycling Truck – £24.99Credit: Amazon
Playmobil rubbish collection, recycling truck with flashing lights and removable roof, two rubbish collectors, two bins, one container and much more.
This toy rubbish truck has a tilting bed for emptying the truck and lever for lifting and emptying bins.
Perfect for children aged 4+.
Currently, you can get this set on the Hamleys website for £20 but with a £3.99 delivery fee there isn’t much difference.
Playmobil City Life Recycling Truck, £24.99 – buy here
Melissa & Doug Super Smile Dentist Kit – £34.99
12Melissa & Doug Super Smile Dentist Kit – £34.29Credit: Amazon
This 26-piece dentist play set is a great way to teach good dental health practices to kids.
It allows them to give cleanings, treat cavities, and fit retainers and braces on an over-sized set of toy teeth.
It also can help to ease a child’s fears or feelings of stress associated with a visit to the dentist.
You can also get this set for £24.99 on eBay with a £2.95 delivery fee.
Melissa & Doug Super Smile Dentist Kit, £34.99 – buy here
Jurassic World Ocean Protector Mosasaurus Dinosaur Action Figure – £44.98
12Jurassic World Ocean Protector Mosasaurus Dinosaur Action Figure – £44.98Credit: Amazon
Jurassic World: Dominion brings new dinosaur action and thrills, including the Mosasaurus, the swimming dinosaur.
With realistic sculpting and articulation, this colossal creature come to life, including a wide-opening jaw.
Smyths Toys is selling this toy for considerably less at £29.99 with free standard delivery for orders over £20.
Jurassic World Ocean Protector Mosasaurus Dinosaur Action Figure, £42.80 – buy here
Osmo – Little Genius Starter Kit – £74.51
12Osmo – Little Genius Starter Kit – £74.51Credit: Amazon
Children interact with actual hand held pieces and Fire Tablet, bringing a child’s game pieces and actions to life.
An Osmo Base is included, Fire Tablet is not included, both are required for game play.
One reviewer said: “I bought this for my special needs adult granddaughter and she absolutely loves it.”
This is the cheapest version of the game using a Fire Tablet that we could find.
Alternatively, Amazon sells a iPad version for £60.54.
Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit, £74.51 – buy here
Lego Friends Horse Show Trailer – £89.99
12Lego Friends Horse Show Trailer – £89.99Credit: Amazon
This dream LEGO horse trailer includes a toy car with trailer, 2 toy horse figures and a dog figure plus riding accessories for horse show fun.
One reviewer said: “It’s a really fun set with quite a challenging build and is ideal for the target age bracket teaching them how to follow the detailed and engaging step by step construction images.
“The finished result looks great.”
We could not find the exact same set online but found a smaller, similar set from the same range for £17.99 on Bargain Max.
Lego Friends Horse Show Trailer, £89.99 – buy here
Argos has also revealed its top toys list for Christmas 2022.
There are 15 toys in the round up, with prices ranging from £10 to £170 for a Lego McLaren Formula 1 race car model set.
Amazon has also donated hundreds of this year’s top 10 toys to charity partner Barnardo’s, giving vulnerable children across the UK the chance to enjoy playtime over the festive period.
Celebrity Kimberley Walsh unveiled the toys at the ‘Joy of Toys’ experience on London’s South Bank today, giving children to chance to unlock their imagination – with an interactive play area and free hair-braiding to entertain visitors.
12Celebrity Kimberley Walsh unveiled the toys at the ‘Joy of Toys’ experience on London’s South BankCredit: Joy of Toys