ANY mum will be well aware of the stress that comes with making sure their little ones’ faces light up on Christmas morning.
But fear-not Gary Grant, founder of the popular toy shop, The Entertainer is here to reveal what is likely to be on your kids’ wish list this year so you can get a head-start on the festive shop.
- TY Squish-a-Boos Bunny, £7, The Entertainer – buy here
- Paw Patrol Figure and Vehicle, £12, The Entertainer – buy here
- Cats vs Pickles Soft Toy 2pk, £10, The Entertainer – Buy here
- Barbie You Can Be Anything Fresh ‘n’ Fun Food Truck Playset, £54.99, The Entertainer – Buy here
- Jiggly Pets Koala, £14, The Entertainer – buy here
Among this year’s most sought after toys are Squishies – the foam toys that were all the rage in Japan and have since made waves overseas.
The Cats Vs Pickles video game has also stepped off-screen and into toy form with plush characters from the game set to be a hit among youngsters this Christmas.
Meanwhile Jiggly Pets, an animatronic rubber animal, are predicted to be a hit by Gary.
But there are a few old favourites that are likely to crop up according to Gary.
He told The Mirror: “Some ranges are always massively popular.
“Barbie has had a big year so far, so has Paw Patrol. And with a Paw Patrol movie on the way, there’s always the potential for an extra boost in demand.”
But while Christmas may still seem months away, Gary says you should begin your shop now to avoid disappointment.
The toy industry has been hit by shipping delays in the wake of Brexit, meaning that there could be a shortage of Christmas gifts this December.
Gary tells The Mirror: “Already we cannot get the full quantity of containers we need to move our stock compared to last year.
“And we’re still in the summer. Every delay from this point runs the risk of stock not being delivered before Christmas.”
So better hit the shops now if you want to avoid a Christmas Day tantrum.
In other festive news, this savvy shopper revealed the date she started shopping to save her £1,500 this Christmas.