A list of the most popular kids toys for girls this Christmas, as predicted by the Toy Retailers Association. With their Dream Toys list, the TRA is the only official source of prognosis for Christmas bestsellers in the toy stores. The TRA and their members, such as Toys R Us, The Entertainer and the Early Learning Centre, are a valuable on-line and High Street resource.
Top Toys – Gifts for Girls
Hooray! The festive season is here again. Many familiar brand names are in the running for a spot on Santa’s sleigh, including Barbie, Chou Chou and Bratz.
Here’s the hot top 12 girls toys, in no particular order, as predicted by the TRA. Please note, the additional comments, price guide and further recommendations are provided for this article only, and have been independently researched by a Festival Collection writer. This is purely for information, and does not imply endorsement by the TRA.
Fur Real Biscuit, My Lovin’ Pup
Adorable Biscuit is just like a real puppy. He obeys six different voice commands by responding with life-like animatronics. Priced at around £150, Biscuit isn’t cheap, but at least there won’t be feeding or vets bills to contend with.
Baby Born with Magic Potty
Zapf Creations popular Baby Born dolls are a big hit with little girls. This newest dolly has life-like functions such as drinking from her bottle, eating, and crying tears. She also has a magic potty which plays music and has a flushing sound. Baby Born is completely waterproof, so she can be safely bathed. An educational toy that encourages nurturing, priced at around £35.
High School Musical Sing Together Dolls
Girls can join in, karaoke style, with their favourite songs from the films. Sing into the microphone provided, and the dolls will pick up whenever the singing stops. Various characters all priced around £20.
Barbie Princess Liana Singing Dolls
Similar to the High School Musical dolls, Princess Liana and her best friend Princess Alexa will sing songs from their film. They sing individual tracks alone, but put them together and they duet. Priced at £25-£30 each, this seems a bit of a cynical ploy by the marketeers to sell double, but for Barbie obsessed little girls the dolls are bound to be very popular. Top tip – look out for the 3 for 2 offers at toy stores like Woolworths!
Bratz Girlz Really Rock Dolls
These rock diva dolls come with their own instruments and a couple of great outfits to wear. Around £20 each.
Littlest Pet Shop Tail Waggin’ Fitness Club
A smashing playset that features places for hamster wheel running, aerobic dancing and hurdle jumping. Comes with two animals. About £40.
Littlest Pet Shop VIPs
Enter the world of the virtual Littlest Pet Shop with the VIP toys. Each toy comes with a code that unlocks on-line games, activities and surprises. So, similar to the Webkinz toys and Rescue pets from Myepet. Priced around £15.
Chou Chou My First Tooth
The second Zapf Creations dolly in the top 12 list encourages role play and educates children about teething. She cries, giggles and chews. Around £35.
I Love Ponies, Honey, My Baby Pony
For horse loving little girls, Honey the baby pony is the perfect gift. She wiggles her ears, blinks her eyes and munches on her carrot. Priced at around £40 in most toy stores.
Rescue Pets Swim to Me Puppy
The adorable little rescue pets swim when placed in water. They also come with an adoption certificate. About £30.
Sylvanian Families Old Hollow Oak Treehouse
A beautiful, but pricey, modern dolls house with multiple levels and both indoor and outdoor rooms. A great place for the cute Sylvanian family toys to play. Selling out fast despite the price tag, circa £75.
Camp Rock Gift Pack
Mitchie and Shane dolls come to life, singing their hit songs from the Camp Rock film. This twin pack costs around £35.
Other Christmas Children’s Toys for Girls
These gifts didn’t make it as TRA’s top picks, but still look set to become coveted presents this Christmas:
- Mummy Make Me Better Doll
- Elmo Live
- Hannah Montana Toys
- Remote Control WALL-E and EVE
- Baby Annabell
- Cella Sticker maker
- Peppa Pig toys
For male siblings (or toys for tomboys) be sure to check out the Best Toys for Boys this Christmas too. And when that madcap Christmas shopping expedition is over, relax with one of these great Classic Movies for Christmas.