Kids,  Lifestyle,  Parenting

Prima’s hottest toys this festive season! {Christmas Gift Guide}

I swear every year that I am not going to buy the kids fabulous toys for Christmas! There are 3 of them (#DasExpensive), so I am not usually the mom that gets my kids the cutest and latest new toys. They come home asking about toys that hatch or this or that…and I cringe, because I know we don’t do that in our home. You know those homes right?? The kid has a PS4, an Xbox 1…and whatever else….a different console in each room? Every brand new fabulous toy release to ever hit Toys R Us? We are NOT that home…we can’t afford to be. I’ve stated before, I go for classic, durable, educational…. Occasionally…really occasionally….I will sometimes spend a bit more than I’d planned. It’s in our nature to want to live through out kids sometimes….. #TrueStory

By now you know that I’ve launched the #ChristmasGiftGuide series of posts….products…brands….just the things I think look interesting and worth my coins this Christmas! In today’s post, I have a selection of some of the cutest, funnest and coolest toys that your kids will hope to find under the Christmas tree this year! I asked Prima Toys to send over a catalogue of the tops toys they anticipate will be a hit this year, and I then made a selection of what I thought my kids (and yours) would love. There are toys here to suit every budget 😉

Boys toys

  1. The Ben 10 Basic Omnitrix may look like just a cool watch and nothing more, but as all Ben 10 fans know the Omnitrix has the power to transform Ben 10 into ten different aliens.  The toy features over 40 alien phrases and awesome sound effects. RSP: R299.99
  2. Now you can launch your favourite Ben 10 alien heroes right from the Omnitrix, ready for battle! RSP: R 299.99
  3. Move, Aim and Catch! A robot chameleon that can Shoot its tongue out and snap up its food! Robo Chameleon has a built-in extendable tongue to catch its food. It also has a LED Illuminated body, with multiple colour light changes. It also has a motorized tail and eyes that move when it walks. RSP: R699.99.
  4. From Disney’s Big Hero 6: The Series, Baymax, Hiro and the rest of the team are ready to protect San Fransokyo from an array of villains. The Big Hero 6 Action Figures provide hours of fun play! RSP: R239.99. For ages 4 plus.
  5. The VR Real Feel Reality Simulator offers a range of games from Alien Blasters to Fishing and even Racing! Ideal for ages 8 +. RSP: R699.99

Joshua has the Ben 10 watch (there is the basic and also a deluxe version), so I think that the the alien heroes will be a nice addition for Christmas. For his birthday (5 days BEFORE Christmas) I think we’re definitely getting him the VR Real Feel Reality Simulator

Girls toys

  1. Bizzy Bubs are cute babies that interact with their pacifiers and bottles. Watch them bounce, babble and play. RSP: R399.99 for ages 5 plus.
  2. Poop, slime and unicorns are a huge trend and now there is a toy that combines all three is one magical package.  Each layer reveals a surprise until finally the collectible unicorn poop is revealed! The poop, which is actually slime, can be stored in the Poopsie for magical fun anytime. RSP: R249.99
  3. Introducing the Cutie Pups, the latest members of the Little Live Pets family. These little dogs are the cutest pups around. Lil’ Cutie Pups are full of life and love to show off their own personalities as they scamper about, beg and play with you! RSP: R399.99

     – Pawberry is super sweet and full of love. Pawberry is a fruity cutie who loves pats and cuddles. This little pup is the pick of the patch!

     – Sprinky is playful, fun and a friend to everyone! Sprinky creates giggles wherever she goes! She’s cherry, cheeky and a cupcake sweetie!

     – Starbow is a rainbow on the go! A bag full of fun and giggles who loves being silly! Starbow’s bright, yappy and always happy!

  4. This unique doll with lifelike functions encourages role-play, where children can set free their imaginations and learn essential social skills such as nurturing, kindness, responsibility and sharing. RSP: R899.99 for ages 3 +
  5. Shopkins Season 10 Mini Packs are miniature versions of real-life supermarket items – tiny milk cartons, fruit crates, cookies, tinned corn and much more. From R49.99 

I think the Bizzy Bubs are literally the cutest things I have ever seen and I know Addison will be all over the Unicorn poop/slime goodies! 

Toddler toys

  1. Created especially for toddlers, the Vtech Toot-Toot range provides miles of learning fun. Each playset includes different track shapes, encouraging toddlers to reconfigure the set or connect to other playsets.  The range features SmartPoint technology so that locations recognise and respond to vehicles with sound effects. RSP: from R179.99.
  2. Leapfrog Number Crunching Squirrel – Feed the hungry squirrel treats to explore counting, colours and early math concepts. Then press his tail to send them soaring. For ages 1 to 4 years. RSP: R549.99 

I actually have both of these on my wishlist for Adam…eeek….but if I’m cash strapped, I think the Vtech Toot-Toot range looks like amazing value for money!

Inserts I meant to add to the collages, but forgot….so they get a special mention:

A.R.I.A’s Adventures is the future of educational gaming. A.R.I.A’s Adventures is an educational interactive set with three different games in one box. With animated animal fact cards, first person jungle adventure gamer mode and 3D coloring pages, learning and imagination is brought to life. Ideal for boys and girls aged 4 years and over, A.R.I.A’s Adventures is available at toy stores and retailers for RSP: R699.99

My Fairy Garden Unicorn and Friends, a charming Grow and Play toy, the set includes easy grow cress seeds, beautiful fairy and animal figures and a trough planter. For ages 4 +. RSP: R199.99

I hope this guide helps you out… I think it covers a wide age group and even though it says ‘boys and girls’, you all know the deal…there’s no such thing as boys toys or girls toys! Adam would absolutely love a Bizzy Bub any day of the week! Let me know if you see anything that catches your eye that may end up under your Christmas Tree this year!

PS If you missed the previous Christmas guide posts, check them out here:

Kids book recommendations!

Toddler book recommendations

Disclaimer: I was sent a few toys in exchange for this post.



I’m Simone, a mom of 3, a wife...obsessed with my family, makeup and books!

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