We tested the coolest, cutest and smartest toys around just for your little ones!
Your little one will be happy to grab this cute phone with its easy-grip rainbow handle and colourful, big, eye-catching buttons. The light-up horn, sounds and songs will be sure to keep your little one entertained.
Suitable from 6 months, €14, JoJo Maman Bebe
This is a great little play environment for babies from six months who can sit unaided. It is a large, soft seat for baby to sit with a protective head cushion for additional support and the play tray has plenty of textures and features to keep little ones entertained, including a mirror, crinkle noises, hanging toys and a rattle.
Suitable from 6 months, €38, Mamas & Papas
This cute little hippo claps his soft paw while he dances, encouraging your little one to move and dance, developing motor skills and sense of rhythm along the way. It also teaches simple numbers and has plenty of songs and nursery rhymes.
Suitable from 10 months, €31, Argos
This simple wooden toy is more than the sum of its parts. Lift the beautifully illustrated pieces to find textures and fit the pieces to develop motor skills and agility.
Suitable from 18 months, €13, smallable.com
A wonderful gift for any creative child (or even those that just like making noise!), this beautifully made xylophone will ensure your little one is playing twinkle twinkle little star in no time.
Suitable from 18 months, €44.95, cuckooland.com
Available in a whole range of cartoon-like characters (think Timmy T-Rex and Bella the Unicorn) are funky scooter accessories that personalize your little ones scooter by clipping on to the front. A perfect Christmas stocking filler for any little explorer.
Suitable from 2 years, €18.50, scootaheadz.com
Peppa Pig enthusiasts will love this interactive playset which includes props, Peppa and George figures, as well as theatre seating. The double sided background scenes and removable sound box with sound effects will ensure your little one brings their production to life.
Suitable from 3 years, €19.99, Smyths
Every little girl will love this clever little doll which can dance just like a real ballerina. Press down on the tiara and watch her pirouette, spin on both toes, kick forwards and backwards and do the split. Her tutu magically lights up and she even plays a tune as she dances.
Suitable from 3 years, €36.99, Smyths
Your pre-schooler will get a kick out of transforming this little scamp from scruffy to fluffy. He has 35 lifelike sounds and interactions such as a heartbeat, as well an interactive bottle, brush, collar with tag and adoption certificate.
Suitable from 4 years, €37.99, Smyths
Sometimes the best toys are the simplest. With three simple fences to divide a field into separate meadows, the 60 multi-level challenges will stimulate your child’s problem solving, planning and flexible thinking skills.
Suitable from 5 years, €24.50, smarttoysandgames.co.uk
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