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Hot Christmas Gifts want to showcase all the excellent UK merchants, in particular the toy stores. Here we have listed and described some of the top UK merchants, picking out the benefits of shopping with each store. If you have not found a particular toy, or gift, that you are looking for on our site; why not visit one, or more, of these online shops.





Argos

Argos.co.uk Over 28,000 products! Search Now!!




Prezzy Box

Prezzybox.com is the complete online gift solution. A variety of unusual and interesting gifts for friends and family - from Electronic Cigarette to the Chocolate Pizza, Retro Slush Maker to the funky Silly Bandz. Prezzybox has a veritable cornucopia of weird and wonderful goodies waiting for your perusal.

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Hamleys

The UK's biggest toy store online, with a large selection of toys. They sell many of the top brands, including VTech, Lego, Barbie, Fisher Price, Hornby and their own extensive brand.




Play.com

Play.com

Play.com is the top site for DVDs, CDs, Games and much more in the UK.
The important benefit of shopping with Play.com is FREE delivery on everything.

We must emphasise that they do sell much more than just DVDs, CDs and Games. There is a good selection of clothing and toys. Other categories include books, electronic goods, software, computers and most computer accessories.

Pricing seems to compare well with all other merchants - see our price comparisons of some of the top toys.

It is also possible to sell your own goods on their site, such as DVDs, CDs, Games and Books.




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Baker Ross

Baker Ross

Baker Ross stands out as being a lot different than the more well-known merchants. Their website offers great value and exclusive arts & crafts, educational games, toys for party prizes or resale and fundraising ideas for schools, playgroups, charities and organisations. They are a well-established family company existing since 1974.

They offer a wide and interesting range of crafting materials. Their toy selection is most definitely different, with such items as fashion jewellery, temporary tattoos, novelty stocking fillers, toy dinosaurs and craft kits.

The Baker Ross website has an easy-to-use set up, with an excellent list of FAQ's. There is free mainland delivery on all orders over £75. It is also possible to be sent a catalogue.


Festive Toys and Stationery


Fundraising with Baker Ross

Christmas Bestsellers Stall Pack

If you have a fundraising event and require goods to sell for profit, then Baker Ross have various packs available. The pack illustrated here should make about £107 profit.
The pack consists of all their best selling Christmas toys and novelties in one super stall pack.
There are also such items as Raffle Books and Tombola sets available. If you want advice on running a fundraising event, then there are comprehensive tips available.



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John Lewis

John Lewis Christmas Toys

A large department store with an excellent online presence. Sells a lot more than toys and gifts. Has been voted Brtain's most favourite retailer a few times. In a Which survey for 2011 John Lewis came a close second.

Very competitive pricing on toys, see our price comparisons of some of the top toys. The Daily Mirror has done some more extensive comparisons in the recent past and found that John Lewis are selling a fair number of products at a cheaper price than other stores.

They provide Free standard delivery on all orders over £30. You can also get FREE Next-day delivery to any John Lewis shop, or to one of 21 Waitrose stores.

Top Toys for Christmas 2011


John Lewis - a few well-priced toys

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Otherland Toys

Otherland Toys sell some of the very latest and most wanted gadgets, toys, gifts and collectables. They have over 10,000 products in stock from top selling brands such as Moshi Monsters, Angry Birds, Harry Potter, Sylvanian Families and more. They have an interesting selection of Christmas gifts and a large variety of arts and crafts products available.



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Amazon UK

Amazon Toys and Games

The store of choice for many people. A vast selection of goods are available with an excellent choice of toys and gifts. Pricing can be quite variable, but well-priced products are definitely there. For most toys and gifts the delivery is free within the UK.

For many products there are a good set of reviews provided by past customers. Classification of products is excellent with many categories available to help make the search for a toy or gift quite rapid.

If you are not based in the UK there are other International Amazon stores. If you are from the United States you might want to begin at our Toys USA page.


Amazon Gifts and Wish Lists

Find gift ideas for friends and family in the Amazon Gifts and Wish Lists. Categories include Girlfriend/Wife, Boyfriend/Husband, Mum, Teenagers, Dad and Kids.



Amazon Christmas Store

Amazon Christmas Store

Prepare for Christmas by visiting the Amazon Christmas Store - find Decorations, items to help with guests, large selection of books, accessories for your party, DVD's, Meat & Poultry and puddings.



Worlds Apart Store

Worlds Apart Store



Melissa & Doug Products

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One of the bestselling Melissa & Doug toys:

The Abby and Emma Magnetic Dress Up play set from Melissa & Doug features 2 dolls, doll stands and plenty of clothing and accessories for hours of dressing up fun and imaginative play. It comes with 60 pieces and is all housed in a sturdy wooden box. A great favourite with customers - 'fun, durable and well-priced' is a typical comment. For children aged 3 years and above.



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TheToyShop.com

(The Entertainer)

One of the top sites to visit to find toys and games for all ages. TheToyShop.com is the online face of the Entertainer, the largest independent retailer of toys in the UK (Online Toy Retailer of the Year 2012). Their current range includes big name brands such as Ben 10, WALL.E, Bratz, In The Night Garden, High School Musical, Crayola, Pixel Chix, Disney Pixar Cars, Playmobil, Thomas Friends, Hornby, Star Wars, Power Rangers, TP Activity Toys , MB Games, Transformers, Barbie, Fisher Price, TOMY, Play-Doh and Heelys.

Their site is clean and simple, but does include many categories to help your selection. You can shop according to brand as well as type of toy or game. Delivery is free on orders over £30. Lots of offers are always available, see our Christmas Offers page. We recommend their Discovery and Learning section.


Toy Story 3 - Bucket O Soldiers

Toys related to the film Toy Story 3 are extremely popular this year. We have chosen to showcase the 'Bucket O Soldiers'.

A straightforward, rather traditional, set of replica toy soldiers; these 72 figures come with a reusable bucket. 2 of the 'soldiers' have working parachutes - a nice addition we think.

Recommended for ages 4 years and above. Priced at £10 this looks a good choice for an absorbing christmas gift this year.


Take a look at the 2012 catalogue from the Entertainer. Also they provide a FREE Click and Collect Service, or £2.99 delivery for all UK addresses.


The Toy Shop 2012 Catalogue


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Yellow Moon

Santa Mini Chocolate Eggs

Yellow Moon offers unique gifts for a variety of special occasions. Importantly the site provides opportunities for schools and charities to fundraise through purchase of their goods. It is also possible to donate to Childline by use of cashbacks.

Their Christmas line includes baking items, card craft, festive essentials, gift wrap & tags and stocking fillers.

Lots of fairly cheap, but interesting, gifts - here we give one example of their stocking fillers.



Some new products now available at Yellow Moon as at 8/11/2012. Some of the products you will find are:

All at good prices!


New Arrivals from Yellow Moon


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I Want One of Those

IWOOT, or I Want One of Those, is all about new gadgets or gizmos. What you will find when you visit the site is a selection of products which could make ideal Christmas gifts; such as travel gadgets, big boys toys, spy gadgets, gifts for men, gifts for her and even gifts for pets. But if you're after something a little different, then why not try one of their memorable experience days available across the UK.


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Getting Personal

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