If you feel like Christmas preparation started earlier than ever before, you're not alone. New findings from eBay reveal that two-fifths of the UK (41 per cent of us) planned to have finished their Christmas shopping before December. Now that's what we call organised!
From stocking up the freezer with Christmas dinner essentials to buying presents to fill up under the tree early, many of us started our wishlists early. If you managed to beat the holiday rush well done, you can still check out the eBay UK top toy predictions for Christmas 2021, including a LEGO Porsche and Monopoly Animal Crossing.
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Nouman Qureshi, Toys Category Manager at eBay UK, says: "With last Christmas not going ahead as planned, this year, customers are looking to spoil their loved ones more than ever. And with less than 100 days to go, we encourage everyone to plan ahead to ensure a stress-free festive season ahead."
Nouman goes on to add, "It's cars which are racing to the top of the toy charts this year given how versatile they are and they have such wonderfully immense playing power.
"We predict Hot Wheels and Scaletrix will make a comeback, alongside LEGO technic kits of legendary models and race cars which are speeding into wishlists. Diecast models of vehicles from the upcoming 25th Bond film will also prove a hit with the kids."
With that said, it's time to start planning for your family celebration. Here are 12 of the best toys as predicted by eBay UK.
Toys likely to sell out before Christmas according to eBay
1. Push Pop Fidget Kids Toy It Bubble
A good option for the Christmas stocking, this budget-friendly push pop fidget toy will be a big hit with kids. With 58 designs still available, it's only a matter of time before they're out of stock completely!
2. HOMCOM Kids Electric Motorcycle Ride-On Toy
How cool is this ride-on motorcycle? Mini petrol heads will finally be able to hit the open road (aka the back garden or the park). Featuring working headlights, a horn and the ability to play music, there's nothing this toy can't do.
3. LEGO Technic Porsche 911 RSR Sports Car Set
Get your older children interested in engineering and design thanks to this LEGO Technic Porsche 911 RSR set. Featuring aerodynamic bodywork, black spoked rims, working differential and steering, independent suspension and a six-cylinder boxer engine, this is bound to keep them busy over the festive holiday.
4. Children’s Waltzer Car Battery Operated Electric Ride On Toy
Bring the magical experience of the fair home thanks to the Children's Waltzer Car Battery Operated Electric Ride On Toy. Available in six different colours, kids can spin like they have never spun before.
5. Barbie 3-in-1 Dream Camper Vehicle
Spark your little one's imagination with their very own Barbie 3-in-1 Dream Camper Vehicle. Great for children three and up, this fully furnished camper comes with over 60 camping-themed accessories. Dolls are sold separately.
6. LEGO Creator Expert Flower Bouquet Set for Adults
Are you searching for the perfect present for a big kid at heart? The LEGO Creator Expert Flower Bouquet Set for adults is exactly what you've been searching for. Why give a bunch of flowers that will last a few weeks? When you can gift a bouquet that will last a lifetime.
7. Brio Wooden Busy City & Train Set
Choo, choo! All passengers three and over, please make your way to platform two for a chance to play with this road and train set. The best thing about it? It's fully compatible with other tracks.
8. Monopoly Animal Crossing New Horizons Edition Board Game
Any little Animal Crossing fans will love visiting islands, collecting resources: such as bugs, fish, fossils, and fruit, in the twist on the classic Monopoly game. This is a great activity to do as a family after you've finished eating your Christmas dinner.
9. Hot Wheels Track Builder Multi Lane Speed Box
Turn your living room into a race track come Christmas morning and watch your child's delight as they zoom cars across the multi lanes. Recommended for kids aged six to 12.
10. Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition “AKA Baby Yoda” with 3-in-1 Carrier
Baby Yoda is still a big hit with Star Wars fans across the globe. For the youngest enthusiasts, they'll love their very own Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition 'AKA Baby Yoda' with 3-in-1 Carrier.
11. Scalextric Spark Plug - Batman vs Joker Race Set
Batman and Joker go head to head on the track thanks to this incredible Scalextric Spark Plug set. Whether your child is playing as a single-player or in the versus mode option, they'll love racing the car using any Android or IOS smart device.
12. Squishmallows Super Soft Cute Cuddle Plush Toy
Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like a new cuddly toy. We love that these Squishmallows are festive themed. These teddies get a thumbs up from us.
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Lily Anderson is a Senior Commercial Content Writer at Bauer Media, where she tests products for titles such as Heat, Closer, What’s the Best and Mother&Baby.
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