John Lewis reveals top 10 toys for Christmas – and it’s a return to 80s and 90s favourites

THERE are 141 days until Christmas and some parents will already be planning for the perfect presents for their little ones.

John Lewis has revealed the top 10 toys that will be top of childrens’ Christmas lists this year.

John Lewis are selling these presents for Christmas

Christmas shopping can be expensive and with the current cost of living crisis, even the price tags on presents are likely to be higher this year.

So it pays to start planning early – spreading the cost of the big day over the next few months mean you won’t have to fork out hundreds extra come December.

While many of John Lewis’s top gifts aren’t available for sale yet, you can start stashing the pennies away for when it’s time to buy.

If you are trawling the shops for the most popular pressies, make sure you shop around for the best price.

You may find the same toy in a different shop at a much cheaper price.

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This year parents may even recognise some of the gifts under the Christmas tree, as John lewis is predicting some 80s and 90s nostalgia among kids’ top picks.

Here are the top 10 toys for Christmas 2022:

Jiggly Pets pink pup – £11.99

Available to purchase from September.

This is the perfect first pet for your child

The Jiggly Pets Puppy is a cute, funky, walking dog. Press his head and the pup will come to life.

This puppy will walk, bark, wag its tail and even play a tune. It’s made from a soft stretchy rubbery material with a pink pearlescent finish.

Two AA batteries are required and the toy is appropriate for any animal-loving children aged 4 and over.

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, book and film set – £20


Available to purchase from November

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse is a best selling book.

Charlie Mackesy’s best-selling book is being relaunched this year and you’ll be able to purchase it alongside the new film based on the book.

This Christmas you’ll see the book being brought to life by the BBC.

Starring Tom Hollander, Idris Elba, Gabriel Byrne and newcomer Jude Coward Nicoll, the story follows the friendship of a boy, a mole, a fox and horse as they go on a journey together.

John Lewis Wooden Pizzeria – £40 

Available from September

Cook up a pizza with the new pizza ovemn.

Pizza ovens have been a garden must-have this summer and now your child can start their own training to become a top chef with this Wooden Pizzeria.

This toy will encourage your child to let their imagination run wild.

I’m a Stylist Styling Head Ella – £40


Available from September

Aspiring hair stylists meet your first client

Aspiring hair stylists have just met their first client.

Your child can style Ella’s hair and even add gems to her face allowing them to get creative without the use of an electronic device.

Mums who grew up in the 90s might get nostalgic for their old Girl’s World styling head.

Vtech JotBot (The Smart Drawing Robot – £49.99

Available from September

Your child can have fun drawing with their new friend


The Vtech JotBot is perfect for kids aged three and above.

This toy is your child’s newest drawing buddy. Insert one of the 15 double-sided chips into its backpack and watch as he draws the item on the chip.

He’s easy to command with directional buttons on his head. Not only that, but he can draw with most pens and pencils and works on A3 or A4 paper.

Le Mieux Pony – £49.99


Available from September

Gallop on with this horse teddy bear

John Lewis will be selling top equestrian brand Le Mieux’s ponies.

If your child is horse-obsessed then this is the perfect gift for them.

A slightly more high-end version of the My Little Pony toys of the 80s and 90s – kids can have their very own pony to look after and cuddle up to every night.

John Lewis Wooden Workbench – £60

Available from September

Your kids will be able to get creative with this work bench

John Lewis’ Wooden Workbench will allow your child’s imagination to run wild.

With various shapes and screws this toy will keep your child occupied for hours.

Hopefully it will get them in good practice to help with DIY around the house when they’re old enough too.

LEGO Creator Expert 10293 Santa’s Visit – £79.99


Available now

Santa’s visiting this house this year

LEGO is staple for any household with kids in, and doubtless many parents will be keen to get involved with this set, which features a Christmas tree and presents.

Build a house and play Santa when he visits the children on his nice list this year.

There are 1,445 bricks and a battery is included with this set so you can light it up straight away.

Hot Wheels Garage exclusive bundle with the Hot Wheels 20 car pack – £85

Available now

This game is perfect for future racing car drivers

Calling all future racing car drivers, this toys is perfect for you.

This toy comes with 20 cars and a garage. This is the perfect toy to get their imaginations going at a high speed.

Play-Doh Ice Cream Cart – £99


Available from August

Scoop up some delicious ice creams

Scoop up Play-Doh’s ice cream cart for Christmas. This toy will let your child create all sorts of delicious ice cream delicacies.

Featuring various different Play-Doh colours, cones and more, your child can serve up ice creams all day no matter the weather. The best bit, they can’t melt.

This toy is appropriate for children aged three years and over.

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