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        Gift Guide : Best vehicle toys for kids and dads who love cars, vans and trucks

        Gift Guide : Best vehicle toys for kids and dads who love cars, vans and trucks | Wigwam Toys Brighton

        Looking for the best vehicle toys for kids and big kids who love cars, vans and trucks? We have some great ideas for Christmas gifts for the petrol heads in your life whether they are kids, dads or grandparents who are hard to buy for. Who wouldn't want a VW campervan in their christmas stocking?

        From buildable campervans to classic retro favourites like Tonka, here's our pick of the top toy vehicles for boys and girls of all ages.

        1# Tonka Micro Metal Construction Vehicles


        For over 70 years, Tonka has been the world’s favorite toy truck! Today, Tonka is still rolling into the imaginations of kids all over the world. From one generation to the next, Tonka is a rite of passage that carries meaning and creates memories. Tonka inspires kids to create stories, play, get moving and stay active, while igniting imaginations to run away from laptop screens and into new adventures! 

        TONKA offers all the rescue, construction and service vehicles in micro sized metal version. The perfect stocking fillers each pack includes 4 die cast vehicles and Tonka tough dirt, a no-mess sand compound that mimics real construction site conditions. Each free-wheeling vehicle is crafted with attention to detail and is built micro-sized, but TONKA tough! Hours of lockdown fun!



        2# Back to the Future DeLorean Car by Playmobil

        Go back to the 80's. Playmobil goes back to the future with this Back to the Future DeLorean set! The iconic DeLorean features folding wheels for hover mode, doors which open upwards, an illuminated flux capacitor inside and illuminated exterior. Also included is plutonium, which can be inserted at the back of the vehicle. The playset is complete with Marty Mcfly and Doc Brown in their outfits from 1985. Includes a plutonium case, skateboard, remote control and Einstein, the dog. Must have for Netflix or Prime back to the future watch series,


        3# Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Van Playmobil 70286

        Fred, Daphne and Velma travel around the world in the Playmobil 70286 Scooby-DooMystery Machine.

        With the help of the included ghost-hunting cards, which they review on their monitor inside the Mystery Machine, they are able to find ghosts. Discover ghost cards in other Scooby-Doo! playsets, which can also be viewed on the illuminated monitor inside the vehicle.

        #4  Volkswagen VW Bulli Hippie Van Model Advent Calender

        Big kids, dads and grandparents will love to spend hours together building this classic VW campervan. The Volkswagen VW Bulli T1 is an icon of our times. 

        Franzis has the perfect Advent calendar for all fans of the iconic "Hippie van". In 24 steps, a Bulli world of experience with the original engine sound, a comprehensive 52-page booklet and accessories relating to the incredibly popular VW Bus unfolds before your eyes. For snap and screw assembly.
        Make the Advent season an automobile festival! In just 24 steps you can build your own first Bulli panorama. A large-format companion book guides you through the history of the VW Bulli as well as the assembly of the calendar content.

        5# Eco Concious Recycle Truck - Green Toys

        Sort bottles, cans and paper or just have a blast! Your eco-conscious little one will learn recycling basics while playing with this super cool recycling truck that has a movable recycling bed and open/shut rear door.

        The awesome eco-design by Green Toys has no metal axles. Safe, non-toxic; contains no BPA, PVC, phthalates or external coatings. Guaranteed to produce hours of Good Green Fun!

        6# Candylab Wooden Toy Vans & Cars

        Introducing the Candyvan Armored Van toy vehicle and collectable by Candylab Toys. The all new 'Candyvan' Collection is an awesome retro collection of miniature toy vans. Completely unique and full of character, these fantastic iconic collectables will add a punch of colour and heaps of fun to the play room! 

        See our toy vehices toy collection for more gift ideas. 

        10 best gifts for toddlers from the cuddliest soft toys, wooden toys to bath time fun!

        10 best gifts for toddlers from the cuddliest soft toys, wooden toys to bath time fun! | Wigwam Toys Brighton

        Searching for christmas present ideas for a toddler who has everything? We’ve got ideas no one else may have thought of. Is this your first Christmas with a toddler in your midst? We’ve got more unique kids’ Christmas gifts and ideas than the elves’ workshop to keep them occupied. 

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        Wigwam Toys Alternative Top 12 toys of Christmas 2019

        Wigwam Toys Alternative Top 12 toys of Christmas 2019 | Wigwam Toys Brighton

        Have you been looking at the latest Christmas Toy gift guides? Thinking where's the good quality, design-led and distinctive toys that appeal to girls, boys and their parents? So have we! If you are still pondering what to get the kids for Christmas call off the search, as the alternative list of this year’s must-have toys has just arrived. 

        Best kids toys for Christmas 2019

        1. Smart Labs Tiny Baking Set - Age 8+

        On your marks, get set… BAKE! Help your kids know a soggy bottom from a showstopper with this itsy bitsy baking lab. Your Tiny Baking set comes with teeny tools to bake miniature versions of your favorite recipes. 

        You'll make cute cupcakes, minuscule muffins, pint-size pies, and much more. As you bake, you'll learn things like what turns gooey batter into melt-in-your-mouth cake. It's science, just deliciously tiny!

        2. Tonie Box and Tonies - Age 3-8

        Already a smash hit in Europe, and now coming to the UK and Ireland. Be one of the first to try it out! Combining a stylish audio player and collectable figurines, tonies® make listening to stories and songs intuitive, interactive and fun! A Tonie is a recordable device with little Tonie characters that have stories or songs pre-recorded or you can record your own. 

        The interactive nature of Tonies brings excitement to children and immerses the family in their favourite stories and songs as a wonderful alternative to screen time.

        3. Plan Toys Doctor, Vet or Dentist Playsets - Age 3+

        Oh my, how we love these mini pretend playsets. The lovely wooden doctors set from Plan Toys teaches children at a young age to be sympathetic and empathetic. The set includes 5 basic medical equipment and a doctors carry case. If playing doctors is not your childs thing how about a dentist playset? So much more environmentally friendly than plastic counterparts. Check out the Vet's playset too it's sooo cute! 

        4. Crazy Aaron's Stardust Thinking Putty

        It glimmers with rainbow holographic glitter in daylight and glows with mysterious, multicolored sparkles in the dark. Each tin includes 90g of Star Dust Thinking Putty and a Glow Charger™ with which to charge up the putty. Crazy Aaron's  Thinking Putty can stretch like rubber, bounce like a ball and because it's silicone based it will NEVER dry out or crumble.

        5. Haynes Build Your Own Retro Speaker - Age 10+

        This unique build your own loudspeaker kit from Haynes makes the perfect gift for any music lover with their own MP3 player or smartphone. 

        6. Retro Haynes radio - Age 14+

        This retro kit from Haynes contains all the components to build your very own piece of retro cool - a 1970's style working FM radio!

        7. SmartLab Tiny Robots Kit - Age 8-10+

        The tiniest Robot Set from Smart Lab Toys! Explore engineering concepts. Mix and match parts. Experiment with gears, axels, movement and balance. Fifteen ingenious motorized builds. Big science, tiny tools!

        8. Big Navy Jellycat Bunny - All Ages

        Snuffly, snuggly Bashful Navy Bunny is here to say hello! Bluey bounces and navy nuzzles. Gorgeously soft in divine dark blue fur, this lopsy bun is up for an adventure.

        9. My Fairy Library: Make a Magical World of Miniature Books

        Open the box to go on an adventure into Fairyland and create a library of magical miniature books that you can really read! Just cut, fold and stick to make 20 tiny fairy books, from guides to Fairyland and its inhabitants to illustrated stories and books to complete yourself. The kit comes with tiny shelves to store your books and the box becomes a magical fairy playset! 


        10. LEGO Harry Potter Beauxbatons' Carriage: Arrival at Hogwarts

        Imaginations will take flight with the LEGO Harry Potter 75958 Beauxbatons' Carriage: Arrival at Hogwarts building kit. Young witches and wizards will relive the thrilling scene from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire where the magnificent flying carriage makes its hair-raising journey to Hogwarts, with Hagrid waiting to guide it safely in to land.

        11. Prudence and her Amazing Adventure by Charlote Gastaut

        Beautiful illustrations, a lovely joyful journey through a little girls day dream. Prudence's parents are calling her to hurry up: it s time to go! But she also must tidy up her room before going out. Prudence would much prefer to dream about other worlds... A surprise book full of cut-outs and transparent papers to play with, dream in and escape from one world to another over the pages. 

        12. Imagine Eating Lemons: A Children's Introduction to Mindfulness

        Tis the season to by jolly (so they say) but the festive period can be quite stressful for kids as well as the adults. You see kids pick up on the stress of the adults around them (parents and teachers). By giving this gift this Christmas you can make some young children happy throughout the year and help them learn mindfulness too!


        For more Christmas inspiration see our Instagram feed. It's where magic happens!

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