Best Christmas Toys for 2019 revealed at BlogOn Toy Awards.
Discover the Best Christmas Toys for 2019 as revealed by the 2019 BlogOn Toy awards.
With so many toys on the market it is hard to know where to start to get the perfect gifts for Christmas 2019; however help is at hand.
The BlogOn Toys Christmas Event which took place on 21st September 2019 and included the 3rd BlogOn Toy Awards.
The event saw over 200 toy and game entries which were examined and judged by bloggers from all over the UK.
The BlogOn Toy Awards are made up of 16 categories and a Blogger’s Choice Award which is given to the toy with the most votes overall.
The winners of the 3rd BlogOn Toy Awards are as follows:
Best Baby and Toddler Toys for Christmas 2019.
1st Place – 1.2.3. Zoo – Playmobil RRP £35.00
The 1.2.3 Zoo by Playmobile offers the chance to visit the animal at the zoo. Join the zoo keeper to feed the monkey’s in their own enclsoure with bananas or throw a fish to the penguins as they come down their slide. The set includes animal figures and four playmobile figures and accessories all great for small hands and is aimed at children aged 18 months and older. The set can also be combined with other Playmobile zoo sets.
2nd Place Stickle Bricks Collection – Flair PLC
Taking second place the Stickle Bricks Collection is a great first construction toy which many of us will remember from our childhood. The easy to connect bricks promote imagination and dexterity in a fun way. The collection includes a variety sets and aimed at children 18 months and older.
3rd Place The Tiny and Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Toy – Rainbow Designs
Suitable from birth to 18 months, The Tiny Caterpillar Activity Toy is based on Eric Carle’s wonderful and hugely successful picture books. The Tiny Caterpillar Activity Toy is bright, colourful and features a host of developmental and sensory play features including the green leaf teether, multiple textures, including crinkle, a chime sound and a beautiful wooden ring with the words ?tiny and very hungry’ etched into it. The Tiny Caterpillar Activity Toy features a clip for quick and easy attachment to the pram, car seat or cot, keeping baby entertained for hours.
Best Construction Toys for Christmas 2019
1st Place GraviTrax Starter Set – Ravensburger £39.99
GraviTrax gives you the chance to experience the power of gravity! The all new STEM track system from Ravensburger allows you to use your imagination to build superb tracks and set the gravity spheres rolling and is an ideal one to teach kids about gravity, magnetism, kinetic energy and fun. You can build your own tracks or use to the blue prints to get you started.
The GraviTrax the starter set comes with over 100 components track system and can be extended indefinitely with extra track packs and add-on’s (each sold separately) and is suitable ages 8 years and up.
2nd Place Geomag Confetti 68 pcs – Geomag RRP £44.99
Geogmag Confetti is a fun and educational set where children can explore magnetism, gravity and their imagination. The 68pc set features different pieces in a variety of colours. Suitable for children over 3 years.
3rd Geomag NASA Rocket Special Edition – Geomag RRP £39.99
This Special Edition Geomag set has been endorsed by NASA and is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest scientific construction projects ever, the first manned lunar landing. Using the classic Geomag building system of magnetic bars and steel spheres including red, blue and silver magnetic bars and specially designed rectangle and triangle panels, to construct an iconic Geomag Apollo mission model.
The Special Edition Geomag NASA Rocket set can be combined with other Geomag sets and is for children aged 5 and over.
Best Creative Toys for Christmas 2019
1st Place The Original Spirograph Deluxe set – Flair PLC RRP £29.99
Another toy from soem will remember from childhood, The Original Spirograph Deluxe Set features all the iconic wheels and rings of the original, re- engineered and updated for today. The kit features a durable carrying case with a built-in drawing surface, the gears work with the 3 design pens included in the set (as well as with most standard pens, markers and pencils) and new Spiro-Putty holds the Spirograph pieces securely on the paper so that you can create intricately beautiful designs with no holes in the paper!
2nd Place Kinetic Sand – Sandisfying Set – Spin Master RRP £19.99
Kinetic Sand, Sandisfying Set offers the chance to create your own mesmerizing sand effects and make your own videos. The set comes with 2lbs of a mix of red and blue sand, 10 tools including a shaper, scooper, crinkler, greater and more along with a backdrop for those perfect videos to show off the creations.
Kinetic Sand, Sandisfying Set is for children aged 3 years and up.
3rd Place Little Brian Art Station Little Brian Paint Sticks – Distributed by Trends UK £29.99
Little Brian Paint Sticks are a fun and clean way to get creative and really release their inner artist! The solid paint sticks twist up and down, like a glue stick meaning that there no need for brushes, water or the usual mess that comes with painting and even dries within minutes of use. The Classic Art Station is double sided (whiteboard and chalkboard), portable and easy to fold and store. Perfect for children to unleash creativity anywhere! The handy clip can be used to utilise the art station as an easel for painting or drawing on paper.
Best Educational toys For Christmas 2019
1st Place Science Mad Chemistry Lab – Trends UK RRP £29.99
Science Mad Chemistry Lab is perfect for those little scientists in your life. It offer the chance to discover the wonders of chemistry with an excellent selection of 10 different chemicals, a real methylated spirit burner to help when learning about the fascinating chemical reactions involving heat and 80+ safety-tested, themed experiments to perform.
The Science Mad Chemistry Lab is for children aged 10+.
2nd Pepper Mint: The Magnificent Mars Expedition – Thames & Kosmos
Join Pepper Mint’s, in this story-based STEM kit, as this creative young heroine goes on a mission to the Red Planet, making all sorts of out-of-this-world scientific discoveries along the way. As you read the story, you can embark on a scientific journey as well including constructing your own models of Pepper’s rocket ship experiment-and-play station and Mars rover and seven cool the experiments, from floating astronauts to magnetic slime.
Pepper Mint: The Magnificent Mars Expedition is for children aged 8 years and over.
3rd Place Wooden Latches Board – Melissa and Doug
This fun activity play board helps kids build dexterity as they figure out how 6 different latches work. Undo a latch, swing open the numbered door, and count on fun when the picture beneath is revealed on this wooden play board! Children can build fine motor skills while learning colours, numbers, animals and more!
The Wooden Latches Board by Melissa and Doug is for children aged 3 years and over.
Best Imagination toys For Christmas 2019
1st Place Red Roof Country Home – Sylvanian Families
The Sylvanian Families, family is still growing and Red Roof Country Home is a great addition. Featuring a red roof with brightly coloured walls that makes up the delightful Chocolate Rabbit Family home. Rooms come with 3 lights, each of which can be turned on and off, can be opened up for play at 90-180 degrees, removable rooms to creating either a terrace or three story house to play with.
Red Roof Country Home – Sylvanian Families is reccomended for children aged 3 years and over.
2nd Paw Patrol Superpaw Team Jet – Spin Master RRP £59.99
Paw Patrol continues to be a popular choice with th Paw Patrol Super PAWs Mighty Jet Command Centre! This 2-in-1 deluxe team vehicle transforms from a jet into a mobile command centre for the PAW Patrol with room for the pop the included exclusive Mighty Ryder figure, all of the Mighty Pups (figures sold separately) and one Deluxe Mighty Vehicle (sold separately), the pups can get ready for adventures inside. With real lights and sounds and realistic details, the PAW Patrol’s Mighty Jet is ready for anything!
Paw Patrol Superpaw Team Jet is suitable for children over 3 years old.
3rd Place My Fairy Garden Dragon’s Tower – Interplay UK
Dragon’s Tower garden is a grow & play, play set featuring a magical tower castle with mummy and baby dragons and the beautiful fairy thea. The baby dragon comes in it’s own shell which you can use the egg shell to water the plants. Dragons Tower garden comes complete with pea and grass seeds to grow in 3 growing areas, Just add soil
My Fairy Garden Dragon’s Tower is suitable for children over 4 years.
Best Wooden toys For Christmas 2019
1st Place BRIO World Safari Adventure Set – BRIO
The BRIO World Safari Adventure wooden train set lets you safely explore the savannah and admire the animals in their natural setting.
Chug through the landscape in a safari steam train where you’ll meet a lion, giraffe and elephant. To help you on your wooden railway adventure, you also have a park ranger with a camera to capture all the big moments of your trip and a care bag in case you need to treat any sick animals.
BRIO World Safari Adventure Set is suitable for children over 3 years old.
2nd Place Food Groups – Wooden Play Food – Melissa and Doug RRP £14.99
This great wooden set features items from the five food groups, including watermelon, milk, cheese, fish, egg and much more! Alomg with a perfect role play toy, there is also has an educational aspect from learning to group found and put together a balanced meal and lots more.
Food Groups – Wooden Play Food is suitable for children over 3 years old.
3rd Baby Shark Wooden Sound Puzzle – Spin Master RRP £12.99
Baby Shark Wooden Sound Puzzle let you fit Mommy Shark, Daddy Shark, Grandma Shark, Grandpa Shark or Baby Shark into their puzzle board space and trigger their line from the Baby Shark Song. This Baby Shark Wooden Sound Puzzle provides a fun way for children to learn shape and sound recognition whilst they hear the song they love over and over again.
Baby Shark Wooden Sound Puzzlw is suitable for children over 2 years old.
Best Interactive / tech toys for Christmas 2019
1st Place furReal Cubby, The Curious Bear – Hasbro RRP £79.99
FurReal Friends Cubby is delightfully curious, expressive bear cub who loves to play games with you during the day. In night-time mode, Cubby makes sleepy sounds and plays soft music. Plus feed him his bottle or treat and he’ll make eating sounds. He’s a chatty little bear, too – he babbles back when he’s spoken to.
furReal Cubby, The Curious Bear is for children aged 4 years and over.
2nd Place Juno Baby Elephant – Spin Master RRP £89.99
Juno Baby Elephant has an animated trunk, Juno can kiss, pick things up, make adorable sounds and play lots of games with you, like Peekaboo, Flying Mouse and Build-a-Tune. Give Juno her peanut and toy mouse, and she’ll interact and play with them too.
Juno is reccomended for children aged 5 years and over.
3rd Place Pets Alive Boppi ‘the Booty Shakin’ Llama’ – ZURU RRP £24.99
Pets Alive Boppi the Booty Shakin’ Llama will get the whole family up dancing and laughing for hours! Three awesome songs to twerk and spin to. Adorable, hilarious and good fun for all the family.
Pets Alive Boppi ‘the Booty Shakin’ Llama is reccomended for children over 2 years.
Best Outdoor toys For Christmas 2019
1st Place Nighthawk – Rollplay RRP £169.99
It is no suprise that Nighthawk Ride On from Rollplay came won the outdoor toy award! Reaching forward speeds of up to 6 miles per hour, this innovative ride on is sure to be a hit with little thrill-seekers. Gas and brake pedals allow the rider to control the speed of the Nighthawk with ease, you can maneuver around obstacles with the unique steering technique and side handlebars allow your child to remain secure while protecting his or her hands. Simply plug in the included charger to the 12V battery to re-power the ride-on.
The Rollplay 12V Nighthawk Ride On is suitable for children over 6 years of age and weighing up to 110lbs (49kg).
2nd Place Pedal Landrover Defender – Kids@Play Ltd RRP £199.99
The Pedal Landrover Defender is one will have the adults wishing they were still kids. It offers a light and easy steering wheel, anti-slip pedals, comfortable seat and pretend wing mirrors.
3rd Place Twister Picnic Blanket – Paladone – RRP £19.99
The fun Twister Picnic Blanket offers a practical comfortable fleece 140cm by 170cm picnic blanket, with a waterproof backing for outdoor use great on a day out. However the Twister Picnic Blanket is so much more. Once the sandwiches have been finished, the real fun beginsthe Twister Picnic Blanket comes with a miniature Twister spinner key-ring so you can play the Twister Game.
Best Licensed toys For Christmas 2019
1st Place Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak – Wow! Stuff £59.99
You can own your very own all-new Wizarding World- inspired garment that will make it look like anyone or anything has disappeared before your eyes. The Invisibility Cloak, developed by Wow! Stuff in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, allows you to recreate iconic scenes from the Harry Potter films via a free downloadable Wow! Stuff app.
Recommended for children aged 6 and over.
Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak by Wow also won the Blogger’s Choice Award.
2nd Place PLAYMOBIL: The Movie Dels Truck – PLAYMOBIL RRP £44.99
Relive PLAYMOBIL: The Movie with the Del’s Food Truck. It features a removable roof and windshield for easy access to the detailed interior. The driver’s cabin can seat up to 2 Playmobil figures with Marla and Del included. Inside, the truck is furnished with a sink, fridge and storage space and includes burritos, sleeping serum, enchanted hay and lots of accessories.
PLAYMOBIL: The Movie Del’s Truck is suitable for children aged 5 years plus.
3rd Place NERF Fortnite TS Blaster – Hasbro
NERF Fortnite TS Blaster lets you take Fortnite battles into real life. The Nerf Fortnite TS blaster is inspired by the blaster used in the popular Fortnite video game, replicating the look and colours from inside the game. Load 4 darts into the internal clip, prime, and pull the trigger to fire a dart. It comes with 8 Official Nerf Mega darts. The stock has dart storage, so you can keep 4 backup darts within reach for fast reloading.
NERF Fortnite TS Blaster by Hasbro is suitable for children aged 8 plus.
Best Dolls and Plush Toys for Christmas 2019
1st Place Animigos Scampering Sausage Dog – Tobar
Animigos Scampering Sausage Dog Adorable with his bandana was always going to place high. He always likes to go for a walk thanks to its leash equipped with a remote control that allows him to walk and also to make him gently bark.
2nd Place Rainbocorns Sequin Surprise Series 2 – ZURU RRP £25.00
Rainbocorns Series 2 The Ultimate Surprise will give you the chance to discover a wonderful surprise hidden inside. Hatch you Rainbocorn pal from its bright, magical, mystery egg and reveal an adorable creature with a unique reversible sequin heart on its belly, that has a fun and enchanting surprise picture when reversed.
Rainbocorns Sequin Surprise Series 2 is recommended for children aged 3 to 10 years.
3rd Place Nestlings – Vivid Toy Group RRP £49.99
Nestlings have a super sweet surprise. Love and care for your Nestling, responding to her needs, as her heart grows brighter her babies grow bigger untill the magical moment arrives – her babies are here! Play with your Nestling and her new super cute babies, blow kisses and sing songs together, they’re the cutest little family. Once the cycle is complete the babies can be reloaded back into the Nestling and the process can be started all over again!
Nestlings are suitable for children aged 3 years and over.
Best Collectibles For Christmas 2019
1st Place Harry Potter Icon Lights – Paladone RRP £12.99
These cute and collectable icon lights offer the choice of Harry in his school uniform or quidditch attire, Dumbledore and Voldemort. The Harry Potter Icon Light range is the perfect piece of Potter memorabilia. A mini 3D light thats ideal for desk tops, shelves or bedside tables.
2nd Place Smashers Epic Dino Egg Collectibles Series 3 Dino – ZURU RRP £24.99
Smashers Epic Dino Egg Collectibles Series 3 offers the chance to smash your way through over 25 surprises inside to build the exclusive Smash-o-saur Dino! Use the Scratch Map to excavate the Dino Egg to unearth compounds like the Fizzy Lava Bomb and Ice Age putty with hidden Smash-o-saur bones. Collect all the bones to start building one of 3 exclusive Smash-o-saurs! Inside each Epic Dino Egg, you’ll discover more surprises like Smash Eggs, digging tools and rebuilders.
Smashers Epic Dino Egg Collectibles Series 3 is suitable for childen aged 5 years and over.
3rd Hatchimals Pixies – Spin Master
Hatchimals Pixies are the newest friends have arrived in Hatchimals World Hatchtopia! These collectible dolls hatch to life with a loving touch. There are four different beautiful eggs to choose from, you could hatch a Pixie and three mystery Pixie accessories to discover. The Pixies have magical glittery wings that really flutter and poseable heads. The Pixies accessories store in the bottom of the egg and display her on the included Pixie bed.
Hatchimals Pixies are suitable for children over 5 years old.
Best RC toys for Christmas 2019
1st Place Monster Jam RC Grave Digger – Spin Master RRP £44.99
Monster Jam RC Grave Digger is offers 1:15 scale which you can drive to the limit and perform epic stunts, crazy crashes and brutal bashes! Featuring 2.4 GHz, you can race up to 6 Monster Jam trucks and has is USB-rechargeable and comes complete with batteries for the controller! The convertible packaging changes to build a monster- sized ramp and launch right into the high-flying action! The all-new Grave Digger RC is like driving the real thing and can handle almost anything you throw at it! Perform high-octane stunts like big air, donut, cyclones and more!
Monster Jam RC Grave Digger is suitable for children aged 4 plus.
2nd Place Rex Dasher’s Porsche Mission E -PLAYMOBIL RRP £69.99
The iconic secret agent car, Rex Dasher’s Porsche Mission E, features LED headlights includes Rex Dasher and can seat up to 2 Playmobil figures. The eco-friendly super car comes with an RC module for remote control action.
Rex Dasher’s Porsche Mission E is suitable for children aged 5 years and over.
3rd HEXBUG Ring Racer – HEXBUG
HEXBUG Ring Racer is a self-stabilizing remote controlled robot which runs mesmerizingly on dual spinning rings. Watch it spin, tumble, and flip over a full 360 degrees! Push your robot to the limits. Two-speed settings allow you to drive in regular mode, or blast-off into turbo mode!
HEXBUG Ring Racer is not suitable for children under 3 years Old.
Best Puzzles For Christmas 2019
1st Harry Potter Howarts & Hedwig 300pc Super 3D Jigsaw Puzzle – Kidicraft Ltd
Harry Potter Howarts & Hedwig 300pc Super 3D Jigsaw Puzzle has a great a dramatic 3D design.
Joint 2nd Place Diagon Alley Collection – Ollivanders & Scribbulus – Wrebbit 3D
Harry Potter fans will love the Ollivanders & Scribbulus 3D puzzle. As part of the Diagon Alley Collection this challenging puzzle is strong and durable with 295 piece piece 3D puzzle.
Joint 2nd Place Downton Abbey – Wrebbit 3D
Another winner from Wrebbit 3D. The Downton Abbey 3D Puzzle offers you the chance to make this incredible building with 890 foam backed pieces.
Joint 2nd Place Escape Room Game – Paladone
The Escape Room Game requires you and your loved ones to solve the hardest maths, physical, optical and linguistic problems in order to crack the symbology to win the game. Solve these clues to decipher the puzzle to win! There are 256 different combinations within the game, which comes with a plastic padlock and 16 different puzzles.
Best Family Games For Christmas 2019
1st Place Monopoly Voice Banking – Hasbro
The Monopoly Voice Banking brings an interactive fun spin to the well loved Monopoly game. The iconic Monopoly top hat is voice-activated, and the personality of Mr Monopoly really shines as he handles all of the transactions! He keeps tabs on players’ money and properties so there’s no cash or cards to think about. Talk to Mr Monopoly and he responds and keeps the game moving.
Monopoly Voice Banking – Hasbro is suitable for children over 8 years.
2nd Place 5 Second Rule range – Interplay UK £14.99
The 5 Second Rule range simply asks you to pick a card and name three things, but can you do it in five seconds. Time’s not on your side, so just say what comes to mind and risk ridiculous answers slipping out as time twirls down on the unique twisted timer! It’s all in good fun with this fast-paced game where you have to just spit it out! As part of the range you will also find 5 Second Rule Junior with questions aimed at children 6 years and over.
3rd Harry Potter Top Trumps Quiz – Winning Moves UK Ltd RRP £8.99
Test your knowlegde of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World with Harry Potter Top Trumps Quiz with a twist. There are 500 questions across 100 cards, with glorious Harry Potter images and trivia galore! Can you answer more questions than your dueling partner….and can you remember what you heard just moments ago?
Harry Potter Top Trumps Quiz is suitable for children aged 4 years and over.
The Best Christmas Themed Toys for 2019
1st Ultimate Harry Potter Advent Calendar – Kids@Play Ltd RRP £69.99
This officially licensed Warner Bros Harry Potter Magical Infinity Advent Calandar, features 24 items inside a unique rotating box. There is something inside for all Harry Potter fans from exclusive plush toys to one-of-a-kind charms.
The Ultimate Harry Potter Advent Calendar is recommended for children over 3 years old.
2nd Playmobil Bakery with Cookie Cutters – Playmobil RRP £39.99
Get ready for Christmas with the Playmobil Bakery with Cookie Cutters. Together with Santa Claus, the hard-working Christmas elves prepare holiday cookies and gingerbread on their baking table. The finished baked goods leave the Christmas bakery via the cookie chute. Plus with the cookie cutters and a biscuit stamp included, children can also become Christmas bakers.
Recommended for children aged 4 years and over.
3rd Place Elf for Christmas & Magical Reward Kit – Big Little Toys RRP £24.99
Directly from the North Pole, this award-winning Christmas Boy Elf Toy and Magical Reward Kit will bring lots of fun fun and magic this Christmas. This boy elf has the long arms to reach around things and his hands velcro together and comes with a unique Christmas kit is a magical package to promote good behaviour in the run up to the Big Day. Designed for families with up to two siblings, all of the items in our Christmas kit can be shared.
3rd Place Wasgij Christmas 15 ‘Santa’s Unexpected Delivery!’ 1,000-Piece Puzzle – Jumbo Games RRP £13.99
What better way to get ready for Christmas than with a Christmas jigsaw. Wasgij Christmas 15 ‘Santa’s Unexpected Delivery!’ 1,000-Piece Puzzle includes two 1000 piece jigsaw. Santa, his elves and Mrs Claus are busy at the North Pole, getting the Toys wrapped and ready for the sleigh. The tree is sparkling and everyone is full of festive cheer, but it appears they have received an unexpected delivery! What could it be? Puzzle what Santa, Mrs Claus and his elves are looking at! Even Rudolph has popped his head around the door for a peek.
Best Adult Games For Christmas 2019
1st Escape Room – Vivid Toy Group
The Escape Room The Game gives the thrill of a mystery of an escape game in your own home! You find yourself locked in whilst you find the codes to escape within 60 minutes, solving puzzles and riddles along the way. There are three different games to explore and to find the clues and solve the mystery to escape. For 3-5 players.
For ages 16 and over.
2nd Place Friends Trivia Quiz – Paladone RRP £4.99
Prove your the biggest super fan and test your friends knowledge with this Friends Trivia Quiz. Can you remember Chandlers middle name, or Joeys robotic TV sidekick? How well do you know this hilarious sitcom? Its time to find out with this great game.
3rd Place Brain Fart – Interplay UK
Brain Fart is the game to think fast and shout your answer…because silence is deadly! Roll the big cubes to get your nine categories and then press the brain timer to get your letter and start the game! With 54 categories and 21 letters, the game is different each time you play! Designed for 3 or more players.
Blogger’s Choice Award – Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak – Wow! Stuff £59.99
Laura Seaton, BlogOn Founder commented: “We have been amazed by the huge number of entries and want to say a big thank you to all the toy companies who took part this year. Being able to demo the toys at the event in our dedicated award’s Demo Zone and by the brands exhibiting certainly paid off as these produced over 70% of the awards winners.
“Our attendees thoroughly enjoyed the judging process and selecting their favourites and in turn making the definitive list of top toys for Christmas 2019 as chosen by parent bloggers/influencers.
“This was our 3rd dedicated event for toys and it has been a real success and we hope it will now become a must-attend event for both bloggers and toy brands.
For further information, please contact Laura@blogonconference.com