The annual hunt for the perfect Christmas toy seems to get earlier and earlier every year. With so many options available to parents and families, it can be a minefield finding a toy that is not only age-appropriate and engaging but one that is popular enough for them to remain interested in for longer than a week.

There isn’t anything much more deflating than buying what you think to be the perfect toy, only for it to be discarded as soon as the next thing comes along.

We have compiled a list of what we think will be the top toys for this Christmas, having scoured various lists and trawled through the internet to assist you in finding the ideal toy for your loved ones. We have put together what we think will be the most popular children's toys this year, with something in there for kids of every age and interest.

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Best children's toys for Christmas

Cocomelon Boo Boo JJ Doll

One of the best toys for this Christmas is the Cocomelon Boo Boo Doll. Coming straight from the popular Youtube channel and Netflix show, this doll is almost certainly going to be one of the most highly sought after toys of the year. With millions of children across the globe having watched countless hours of the animated character on their screens, it may be worth getting this one early to avoid disappointment.

Jurassic World Ocean Protector Mosasaurus Dinosaur

Anyone searching for what toys to get for Christmas should consider the Jurassic World Ocean Protector figurine. Perfect for the dinosaur obsessed child, the 8-inch figurine comes in at a jumbo size and is made from over 450g of recycled plastic from the ocean, making it sustainable, and even more appealing to the eco-conscious child.

Barbie Cutie Reveal Doll

Set to be one of the most popular toys on the market this year, the Barbie Cutie Reveal Dolls will be flying off the shelves from now until the big day. Depicting Barbie in a range of realistic animal inspired costumes, the Cutie Reveal series has the added benefit of two toys in one, as Barbie can be accessorised in both costume and regular clothes. With excitement building around the upcoming Barbie film in 2023 these toys are sure to be a hit, with renewed popularity when the film finally releases.

Roller Disco Peppa

With the persistent popularity of Peppa Pig, any related product is likely to be a hit. The Roller Disco Peppa is suitable for children aged three and over, and features sounds, speech, lights, and also plays music when she moves forward on her skates. There are also interactive buttons across the toy that make amusing sounds, and the doll knows when it falls over, coming out with phrases encouraging children to pick it back up.

Squishmallows Carlee The Camel

Any of the Squishmallows are likely to bring happy faces on Christmas day. The 16-inch Carlee the Camel is a great addition to the range, and is perfect for a bedtime cuddle or a comforting addition to a long journey. Other iterations in the Squishmallows world include a Yoda edition, a Hello Kitty version and Monsters Inc iterations among others, which will all be a big hit with children who are already a fan of these characters.

Top toys for Christmas 2022 FAQs

What are the top toys for Christmas 2022?

As well as those mentioned above, the Lego Super Mario Adventures with Peach Starter Course, Nerf Elite 2.0 Showdown RD-15 Blaster, My Little Pony Hasbro Singing Star Doll, Beyblade Burst Evolution Dual and the Nintendo Switch Lite are all set to be some of best toys on the market, bringing our full list of the top ten toys for Christmas to a close.

With a  varied list of toys across all ages, there is something for every child, and while no kid is the same, there will be something among the most popular toys that is sure to appeal to everyone.

What is the latest toy craze 2022?

We can see that classic toys are on the up, with popular games from over a decade ago being a big hit among the children today. With the rise in kids playing video games and watching TV and films, current trends in toys have also begun to reflect this, with many popular toys’ popularity being owed to a connection with a character in a popular show, film or game.

We can see this year that when retro toys combine with a connection to current on-screen characters, the popularity grows exponentially. This is why we are seeing the top children's toys for Christmas include Barbie, themed Lego sets and Funko Pops.

While it is difficult to know what the most popular toy for 2022 will be prior to the Christmas toy-buying rush, all clues are leading to the brands of well-known Lego and Barbie to be the frontrunners for the most popular toys of the year.

Recognisable brands always perform well, especially during the festive period, as they are tried and tested to appeal to children. Toys with a tie-in to video games and TV are likely to be especially popular going forward, with more and more children spending their time on tablets and watching TV.

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