With winter in full swing, we’re officially now in the countdown to Christmas. (Already? Yikes.)
There may be still a few weeks to go until the big day, but it’s never too soon to start planning (and saving) for toys and gifts for your littl’uns.
To help, John Lewis & Partners has revealed its top toys predictions that kids will love this year.
The retailer has seen a 21% increase in sales of wooden toys this year, so it’s introducing 15 new toys to the collection including: a Leckford Doll’s House, a 50-Piece Train Set and Mini Kitchen.
Harry Boughton, toy buyer at John Lewis, said the retailer is seeing a move away from products such as slime and collectables in favour of more sustainable toys that have “limitless play value”.
“Parents are also telling us that they want to buy toys which encourage their children to spend more time playing with educational games and reading,” he said. “Miniature home products continue to trend, so for parents and family members looking to encourage creativity and role play, we’ve created a Mini Kitchen where little ones can pick up ‘ingredients’ before rustling up a delicious imaginary meal in their play kitchen.”
Sadly, you can’t get ahead and buy any of these toys just yet as the majority won’t be available in-store or online until autumn 2019.