John Lewis and its panel of tiny testers are back predicting this year’s top ten toys for Christmas 2023 and nostalgic favourites from the 90s rule without question.
Choosing the perfect present for your little one can be challenging with their ever-changing interests and preferences, we can literally hear every parent heading nodding right now!
But Santa’s expertise in knowing what every child wants is just one of his many superpowers, however, a little help from John Lewis tiny testers might make his task become a little easier as (like last year) they give their verdict on the best toys for Christmas this year.
For 2023, the 90s have reigned supreme with the top ten must-haves including the iconic Furby and Barbie car, which is no surprise to us as the Barbie phenomenon looks set to carry on into the winter months.
So without further ado, here are John Lewis’s top 10 toys for Christmas 2023
1. Gabby’s Dollhouse Girl Doll £14.99
Fans of Gabby’s Dollhouse will fall head over heels for Gabby Girl doll who wears her classic outfit from the show, including trainers, jeans with a kitty patch, a fabric top and her signature cat ears.
2. Barbie Convertible Doll Car £27.99
Looking for the ideal Barbie accessory? Look no further than a vibrant pink convertible of course! Spacious enough for two, it’s time for Ken to get ready for an exciting ride!
4. Melissa & Doug Barber Role Play Set – £34.99
Get geared up for their first haircut with this wonderful set. Complete with pretend razors, brushes, shaving cream, combs and even a fake beard, it’s a brilliant gift for boys and girls aged three and upwards.
5. John Lewis Wooden Café Set, exclusive to John Lewis – £40
The perfect sensory development and imagination-fuelled play come complete with everything from a pretend coffee machine and takeaway cup to herbal teabags, pastries and even a card machine.
6. Fisher-Price Mix and Learn Music Table – £54.99
The fun Mix and Learn Music Table comes with more than 100 songs, sounds and learning phrases, and three stages, depending on their learning level, perfect all the way up to toddlerhood.
7. Little Live Pets Mama Surprise – £64.99
Got a Christmas pet lover on your hands? If you’re not quite ready to go all-in and get them the real furry friend (and who can blame you!) give them the gift of this adorable guinea pig family and their deluxe interactive hutch. It’s a perfect present to bring some holiday pet joy without the responsibility!
8. Hasbro Furby – £74.99
Furby has made a comeback (Oh yes!) and this time comes it comes with five voice-activated modes, more than 600 phrases, jokes and songs, and responds to five different commands.
10. Scalextric John Lewis vs Waitrose Car Racing Set, exclusive to John Lewis – £129.99
This incredible set comes complete with a track that twists, turns and rises, two racing cars, plus their remote controls, to make this a super-interactive, fast-paced game that children and adults will love.
In addition to the top ten items, the UK retailer will offer an extensive selection of budget-friendly toys and gifts, boasting over 1,500 options available for under £20.
Discover a wide array of choices, including Lego starting from £3.49, captivating books and games starting from £4.99, and cuddly soft toys from just £8.99.
Now we await John Lewis Christmas trends for 2023, who knows could the brand have a Barbie bauble and could we see JL taking on a nostalgic 90s-inspired Christmas advert? we can’t wait to find out.
John Lewis Top toys for Christmas 2023 will be available from Aug/September however we’ll keep all inks updates for you here on this page.