Christmas is creeping closer and closer, so there’s never been a better time to start thinking about the gifts the little ones are going to love. Each year, a new toy explodes on the scene, so we’ve created this handy page to look at the toys you’ve loved through the ages, and the ones that are expected to be big for 2020.
Shaking Surgeon Game (27cm x 27cm x 6cm)
Kids Toy Post Box Set (21cm x 15cm x 6.5cm)
JCB Toy Drill Set (25cm x 25cm x 8cm)
Harry Potter Playing Cards (13cm x 8.5cm x 2cm)
Christmas Reindeer Soft Toy (40cm)
Husky Soft Toy (30cm)
Snappy Shark Game (27cm x 27cm x 6cm)
Zapper Game (27cm x 27cm x 6cm)
Who agrees when growing up, there was no better feeling than ripping open your presents on Christmas day to reveal the toy you’d been wishing all year for? Many of us will remember writing a letter to Father Christmas, or circling all the things we loved in the Argos catalogue and praying they’d be there on the big day!
Whether you lived through the 70s when Stretch Armstrong and Star Wars figurines were the craze, the 80s and 90s full of Barbie, Cabbage Patch Kids and Tamagotchi or the 00s when Nintendo WII, Xbox 360 and BMX bikes were the thing to have, take a look at what toys some of our Matalan colleagues and family loved growing up...
Head of CRM
I wanted a Space Hopper when I was 10. Compared to my son who is now age 10 and wants an Xbox and a phone!
My most wanted gift was a Mr. Frosty. I asked for one in 1988/1989/1990/1991 but I never ever got the toy... until my 21st birthday!
Director of e-Commerce
I always wanted Ghost Castle and never got it. I’d wake up every Christmas and immediately look for a Ghost Castle shaped box, and when I’d get to one and it’d be Ker-Plunk, I’d be heartbroken.
Digital Campaign Manager
I really wanted a Sky Dancer aged around 5 or 6 (flying/spinning Barbie Doll) and when my mum asked if I loved all my Christmas presents on Xmas Day, I replied with ‘yes, but I never got my Sky Dancer’. She probably wanted to kill me given the amount she’d spent on all those presents, but my face lit up on Boxing Day when my Uncle turned up with one!
From when I was about 8 I was the kid that really wanted one of those electric cars to impress all the kids on my street, the pink Barbie scooter just wasn’t cutting it! So every year I would ask for an electric car and change the age e.g. 9 year old electric car...10 year old electric car, etc. By the time I turned 13 and still didn’t have an electric car I realised it wasn’t meant to be!
Assistant Ecommerce Trader
Well one year, I was desperate for My Little Pony ‘Dainty Dove’ because she was obviously the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen and was heartbroken when there was nothing remotely shaped like a My Little Pony box until I opened my last prezzy (which was a much bigger box) AND turns out not only was it Dainty Dove, but it’s was the limited edition wedding chapel.
So, let’s get down to business and reveal the top 10 Christmas toys available in Matalan right now. From our afternoon tea stand to our beauty case, take a look and see if there’s anything your little one will love.shop toys