These are the top 12 kids toys for Christmas – and where to buy them

With Christmas just over a month away, it’s a good time to get ahead on your shopping ready for the big day.

What gifts will you be buying this year?
What gifts will you be buying this year?

But sometimes coming up with a great gift idea can be a little overwhelming, particularly with so much choice. So if you have little ones to buy for, here are 12 of the best toys on offer this year – as recommended by TV programme This Morning.

This updated modern version sees players draw in the air, rather than on a piece of paper, with your picture appearing on an app or TV screen. Available from Smyths Toys and John Lewis for 15.99 GBP
Youngsters can build multi-layered models with the bricks and use a free interactive augmented reality appt to hunt and trap ghosts within their creation, with various models to create. Available from Smyths Toys from 16.99 GBP
Designed for babies aged nine months and over, this friendly Sloth friend helps little ones to learn about numbers, the alphabet, colours and more. Available from John Lewis for 25.00 GBP
This interactive toy makes a great playmate for kids and makes more than 100 movements and sounds. Available from Smyths Toys at a reduced price of 59.99 GBP
This interactive owl responds to being stroked and will show you how she is feeling with her magical changing eye colour. Available from The Entertainer for 39.99 GBP
At the touch of a button, this lovable lama will dance and shake her booty for you and features three great songs to boogie along to. Available from Smyths Toys for 19.99 GBP
This screen-free toy helps youngsters learn to code with an array of interactive pets, with a range of designs to code various games. Available from Smyths Toys for 35.99 GBP
This lovable pet features more than 35 lifelike sounds and interactions, including shivering, whimpering and hiccups, with youngsters able to learn about its needs the more they play. Available from Amazon for 32.00 GBP
Featuring 30 levels of adventure to explore, including an array of exciting traps, ladders and surprises, this toy is sure to provide hours of fun. Available from Smyths Toys for 39.99 GBP
Parents, grandparents and friends alike can record bedtime stories using this box, which can then be played for children to enjoy through its speaker. Available from John Lewis for 69.95 GBP
Sure to be a hit among Star Wars fans, this toy is taken from the upcoming film The Rise of Skywalker and is interactive and can be driven around. Available from Smyths Toys for 139.99 GBP
This games system for an iPad provides children with a range of activities designed to develop an understanding of creative magic, drawing and physics. Available from Apple for 69.95 GBP