top toys for christmas 2021: we've done the maths to save you a few extra pennies

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We are all culprits of leaving things until the last possible moment when it comes to Christmas shopping and this, combined with news of possible shortages, shows now may be a good time to start planning ahead for gifts for your friends and family.

But fear not, we are here to help. We have done some online window shopping and found the best prices around for 2021's top toys that are sure to fly off the shelves and will keep the little ones very happy over the festive period.

Moon lamp

This nightstand lamp is ingeniously made with 3D printing technology. It looks like something straight out of a high budget sci-fi blockbuster and is rechargeable via USB.

£11.99 from Amazon.

Top Trumps

Top Trumps has never failed to capture the imagination of all ages since they were first published in the late 1970s. This classic card game seems to be experiencing a bit of a resurgence at the moment. What's more is this Marvel universe version is sure to include their favourite superhero.

From £5.99 on Amazon.

Little Live Pets Gotta Go Flamingo

An interactive pet with a difference. Sherbert the flamingo is a brilliant way to instil a positive association with toilet training, whilst also providing endless fun.

£29.99 from Amazon.

Draw With Rob

Rob Biddulph, an award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator, is the creative mind behind the viral Draw With Rob. In this colourful book you'll find easy to follow instructions and warm-hearted humour in abundance.

£5.94 from Amazon.

Hatchimals Crystal Flyer

The Hatchimals Crystal Flyer is very much 2021's upgraded answer to the concept to the toy of the 90s, the Sky Dancer.

£30 from Amazon.

Fortnite Nerf Blaster

The famous Nerf guns always seem to stick around don't they? Combine Nerf with the incredibly popular Fortnite and you have a toy sure to be a big hit on Christmas day.

£10.95 from Amazon.

Hogwarts Clock Tower

The Harry Potter Hogwarts Clock Tower is a sure-fire to keep the kids busy whilst they build.

£66.95 from Amazon.

Artie 3000™Link

Artie 3000™ the robot is a coding genius. An intelligent piece of technology who teaches children to code, in a fun, creative way.

£59.99 from Amazon.

Animatronic Baby YodaLink

The Baby Yoda is an icon in his own right. This toy is animatronic and will delight any audience with lifelike sounds and movements at the touch of a hand.

£44.99 from Amazon.

Paw Patrol Dino RescueLink

Paw Patrol always proves to be a winner and this one will be no different. This dino rescue playset comes complete with exclusive Chase and T-Rex figures.

£49.99 from Amazon.

Bubble Fidget ToyLink

Bubble fidget toys certainly are having a moment right now. This two pack features rainbow-coloured unicorn and heart shapes for something a little different.

£5.99 from Amazon.

Barbie Dream PlaneLink

Never one is another classic - Barbie! Here she is in her dream plane, helping your kid's imagination to take off.

£55.99 from Amazon.

Maths-Whizz is a super clever virtual maths tutor which delivers interactive games, lessons and exercises for five- to 13-year-olds.

To see how good it is at transforming home learning for parents, we've negotiated an exclusive 20% off price to make it £15.99 for the first month.

See if you like it first and sign up to a 7-day no-obligation free trial by clicking here. If you want to sign up for a month at a time or even a year, you can do that here but don't forget to use the promo code "MATHS20".

Hot Wheels Mario Kart Character Cars with Glider BundleLink

These iconic Mario Kart characters are designed to work with a Hot Wheelstrack, the replica karts inspiring little ones to race, stunt and enjoy adventure.

£48.18 from Amazon.

LOL Surprise ClubhouseLink

LOL dolls haven't yet been knocked off the popularity list! This clubhouse comes complete with 40+ surprises and two exclusive dolls.

£47.37 from Amazon.

Tamagotchi PixLink

Yet another classic... Tamagotchis are back! These fancy new Tamagotchi Pix include all of the joy of raising a virtual pet at the same time using new technology.

£59.99 from Amazon.

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