Top Toys for Christmas 2021
Stuck on what to get your kids? Let us inspire you with these 30 cool unique kids toys and gift ideas for Christmas 2021 ...
All the major stores, have released their lists of the toys they believe will be bestsellers this Christmas. If the high street toys are not your bag and you'd prefer to support local independent businesses fear not because wer'e here with the independent toyshop christmas gift guide.
If you’re looking for a unique, but totally cool, gift for your son, daughter, niece nephew or grandchildren, we’ve got you covered. We’ve gathered together the best Christmas gifts for kids or all ages – and there’s something here for everyone, whatever their taste or whatever your budget.
Whether you're choosing to wrap your gifts in recyclable paper, shopping from small businesses, or thinking mindfully about what you're gifting this year, only good can come from your promise to limit waste and shop local & sustainably. So without further ado here are our top 30 most cool, unique & quirky toys.
Cool Science, Tech, Engineering, Art & Maths (STEAM) Toys
1. Tiny Planetarium £9.99
2. Human-Powered Light Bulb £3.99
Turn your body's natural static charge into useful light with this human-powered light bulb. Feet dragging require. You‘ve seen static electricity at work: “static cling”, bad hair days, a shock from a door knob - but now you can put all of that “body electricity” to good use and light a small neon light bulb. Body static electricity can be in excess of 10,000 volts - but amperage is so low, it’s harmless!
Hold on to one of the light bulb wires and walk across your carpet, dragging your feet as you go. This builds up a charge of static electricity that discharges through the light bulb in your hand. You power the bulb!
3. Jurassic Terrarium £6.00
4. SWORLD Mercury Pearl £14.99
Sworld, polymer spheres. The Subsection of Planet miniaturizing captured this truly mesmerizing iridescent globe. We are discovering new colors that we did not know existed. We will need your help naming them! It's an exciting day on Mercury! This SWORLD's shell is strong and resilient like you! So you can bounce it. Give it a twirl and watch a bazillion microscopic shimmering particles flow. After the turbulence, the SWORLD will calm.
7 years and up
5. Swell Polymer Instant Blizzard £5.99
Create winter fun and ponder polymers. Makes 2 cups of cool snow-like stuff with volume swelling and water absorbing properties. The snow powder comes packed in a test tube.
Suitable for ages 6 years +
6. Nano Glux Putty Antarctic Green £3.50
Suitable for ages 3 years +
Cool card decks
Have fun this Christmas with fun packs of themed playing cards. Play all your favourite card games.
7. Poop Deck! Playing Cards £6.99
What could be more fun than playing with poop?Here’s a deck of cards like no other, and the smiliest (and smelliest) poop friends you’re ever likely to meet. With instructions on toilet-themed games to play, including Smelly Families, Go Poop and Constipation (formerly Patience), games nights will never be the same!
Suitable for ages 5 years +
8. Let's Go Back To The 80s Top Trumps £5.99
Cool Christmas Books for all ages
This keepsake treasury makes the perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, and more. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
Are you ready for a magical journey like no other? Then look no further ...This enchantingly illustrated natural history of fairies, compiled in the 1920s' by the botanist Professor Elsie Arbour for her niece, is now unveiled for readers of today.
11. Illuminature by Carnovsky & Rachel Williams £20.00
This is an animal book like no other, allowing you to view the natural world in full technicolour. With three layers of artwork to discover hidden within every image, this book can be revisited again and again, providing hours of independent learning and entertainment about the wonders of the natural world.
Sustainable Stocking Fillers
Cartoon lovers young and old can collect, display or add some awesome character figures from the original Looney Tunes™ series into their current sets, including Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Porky Pig, Petunia Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Tasmanian Devil and Marvin the Martian. Collect all 12! Suitable for ages 5 years +
13. eeBoo Tree of Life Double-Sided Pencils £6.99
12 double-sided pencils to add all kinds of colour to your artwork! 24 lovely colours.12 double-sided pencils to add all kinds of color to your artwork! Featuring art by Jennifer Orkin Lewis (@augustwren).
Includes: 12 double-sided colored pencils, 24 colors
Dimensions: 8" x 3.25" x .5"
Illustrator: Jennifer Orkin Lewis
Suitable for ages 5 years +
14. Chonk Cats Nesting Dolls £6.99
The viral chonk cat trend gets a fun twist with this unique kit featuring mini chonk cats nesting dolls. Purrfect for your home or the office, cat lovers and chonk cat enthusiasts alike can embrace their love for chub-tastic felines with this one-of-a-kind collectible set.
This fun kit includes three adorable chonk cats nesting dolls and a mini book celebrating chonk cats in all their glory and featuring the iconic chonky cat body mass index chart.
Suitable for ages 7 years +
15. Earth Worm Crayons £7.50
Open this can of worms! Nine recycled ‘Earth Worm’ crayons packaged in a 2-part seamless tin can.
- Includes 9 worm shaped crayons (8 basic solid colors plus one special 2-tone swirled) packed in a tin can
- Non-toxic materials
- 100% recycled and recyclable crayons
- Each crayon is about 2.5 inches lenght (images may appear larger)
- Warning: small parts, not suitable for children under 3 years
16. Schleich 13900 Turkey £5.49
Turkeys are part of the pheasant family and are originally from North America. The male birds have black plumage with individual metallic shimmering colourful feathers. The head and neck are featherless and coloured bright red and light blue. When male turkeys compete for females during mating season they spread their tail feathers out like a fan, as shown by the turkey from the Schleich® Farm World.
Suitable for ages 3 years +
17. Djeco DD03801 Lovely Charms Darling £8.50
This gorgeous Darling charm from Djeco features a magical fantasy character that everyone will love. Comes with a chain that can be cut with scissors to create either a necklace or a bracelet. These charms are brilliant for collecting and adding your jewellery collection.
18. Neanderthally Tattoos £4.50
Cover your prehistoric self with images from the Caves of Lascaux, early tools, and creatures from the past. This set contains something for every humanoid, new and old. 19 fun tattoos on two 4x6" sheets. Non-toxic and safe. Made in the USA. Suitable for ages 3 years +
19. Pea Pod Push Popper Key Chain £1.99
Pea Pod Push Popper Key Chain fiddle toy that behaves like reusable bubble wrap.
Suitable for ages 3 years +
20. Baby Shark Bubbles £1.00
Blowing bubbles is a fun pastime for children of all ages and can also be made environmentally friendly with these soap bubbles made with eco-friendly liquid. Colours may vary.
Suitable for ages 3 years +
21. SmartLab Tiny Baking Set Smart Lab £14.99
Join the Great British Bake Off! with the world's smallest Baking Set from Smart Lab Toys! Measure dry ingredients in wee-spoons. Bake itty-bitty pies, cupcakes, pastries and pizzas. Includes storage tin, rolling pin, wee-knife, pizza/dough cutter, mixing spoon, 3 x wee-spoons, mixing bowl, pizza/pie pan, pie server, sheet pan, silicone cake & cupcake moulds, 2 x silicone finger mitts and a 48-page recipe book.
Ages 8 years +
There's nothing more fun than dressing up for a day out at the Baby Amusement Park. These two little ones are wearing fuzzy animal costumes in the shape of a blue bunny and a brown puppy!
Suitable for children aged 3 years +
23, KidzLabs Metal Detector KidzLabs £11.99
Hunt for buried treasure with this hand-held metal detector. When you hear it beep, you have found something metallic!
Suitable for children aged 5 years +
This magical felt tip pen from Djeco uses invisible ink which appears in the beam of the UV torch hidden in the lid. Illustrated with Savannah animals designed by Caroline Faup. The design features an on/off button and functions with 3 LR44 HD batteries (included).
Suitable for ages 8 years +
Nostalgic 1980's Toys from your childhood
Everyone loves My Little Pony so we have included 35 years of the original My Little Pony. Here we have the gorgeous Cherries Jubilee from the Earth Ponies Collection. Includes pony, comb, ribbon and mini collector poster, plus box with original graphics.
Not suitable for ages under 3 years old.
26. Care Bears Friend Bear Basic Fun £15.99
This new Care Bears Plush Friend Bear is 13 inches in size and comes in a soft huggable material, ready for unlimited bear hugs. A Super soft collectible plush with embroidered eyes & a signature belly badge design
Lego is a classic choice every Christmas
27. LEGO 76390 Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2021- 24.99
A special Christmas treat for Harry Potter™ fans. The LEGO® Harry Potter™ Advent Calendar (76390) contains 24 daily gifts for kids to reveal throughout December’s build-up to Christmas.
Behind each of the calendar’s 24 doors is a different gift. There are 6 minifigures – Harry Potter, Ron Weasley™, Hermione Granger™, Draco Malfoy™, Dudley Dursley and Griphook – plus exciting items and enchanting accessories from the Harry Potter movies.
LEGO® Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Astronomy Tower (75969) is filled to the turrets with iconic locations, cool characters and authentic detail from the Harry Potter movies.
This LEGO Hogwarts playset gives kids the freedom to explore the many fascinating rooms of a magical castle with Harry Potter, Hermione Granger™, Horace Slughorn, Luna Lovegood™, Neville Longbottom™, Ron Weasley™, Lavender Brown, Draco Malfoy™ and Hedwig™.
Suitable for ages 9 years +
Christmasy Soft Toys & Night Lights
29. Jellycat Amuseable Candy Cane Large - £29.00
Delightfully dandy candy! Peeping out of a festive stocking, it's Amuseable Candy Cane! Stripey-silly in scarlet and cream, with cordy brown boots and a friendly grin, this soft little scamp can't wait for Santa! The perfect present for the sweet-toothed in the family.
This Lila and Pupi night light from Djeco is also a snow globe and is absolutely magical! No need to shake it, a mechanism makes the flakes swirl and emit different colours. Designed by Laura Di Francesco. Automatic cut off after 45 minutes. Works with LR6 alkaline batteries, not provided.
Visit our Christmas shop for more inspiration. You can also have your gifts professionally wrapped by our christmas elves (they live in the basement).