Parents told best Christmas toys

Dream Toys list unveiled

Dream Toys list unveiledThe list of Christmas toy must-haves has been unveiled, which is good news for us parents as we can start budgeting early and spreading the cost.

The Dream Toys list of predicted best-sellers includes gadgets ranging in price from £18.99 to £91.99, meaning parents on all budgets can get inspiration.

The list, pulled together every year, includes 70 toys, and the top 12 are the ones the Toy Retailers Association (TRA) thinks will be this-year's Christmas must-haves.

Whether it's the Hasbro's Let's Rock Elmo, or the Star Wars Ultimate Force Tech Lightsaber Assortment, parents are bound to find something their child will adore. Fireman Sam also makes an appearance, as does an interactive alien.

Parents now have just under two months to plan out their budget and start spreading the costs. Buying presents in stages between now and Christmas can really help ease the strain, as can these other top tips on Christmas shopping.

Gary Grant, Chairman of the TRA's Dream Toys selection panel said: "This year we've seen some amazing technological advancements from the toy industry.

"This doesn't mean to say that the toys are 'techy'; rather that technology has been used to enrich the whole experience of play."