The Top 20 Must-Have Kids Toys of the Year Christmas 2022 - Best Christmas Toys Gift Guide 2022

It's that time of year again!

Time to reveal the most wanted, must-have toys that will be topping Christmas lists and appearing in Dear Santa letters this holiday season!

If you are buying gifts for children this Christmas, take a look at this list of the best toys of the year 2022.

Yep, we just made your holiday gift shopping way easier ... Enjoy!

With the current cost of living crisis biting hard, parents and other gift givers are likely to be on a budget, so many of the top toy picks are at lower price points.

And with potential supply chain issues too, many of us will be snapping our gifts early this year.

From smaller gifts to lavish LEGO sets, the big retailers have released their top Christmas toy lists recently and we have combed them all to give you a top 20 of the toys kids will love most this Christmas.

The list includes classics like Barbie doll gifts, LEGO and Playmobil as well as more modern picks like magnetic tiles and Play-Doh, so there is something for all kids' tastes, interests and ages.

Read on for our pick of the best toys for Christmas 2022 ...

The Top 20 Must-Have Kids Toys of the Year Christmas 2022

Perfect for young fans of PAW Patrol, this chunky transforming truck will keep them busy for ages.

At under £20 / $20 this offers great play value that any pup fan will love!

Melissa & Doug Wooden Pizza Set

This one is an absolute classic! Kids will have hours of fun playing pizza making or pizza shops with this cute set.

Our girls love this one and it is so robust it's still going strong after many years of play!

Kids adorre these interactive soft toys and Hope the Husky is the new kid (pup) on the block.

She's soft, cuddly, barks and makes other sounds, and she even moves and talks.

The perfect new interactive cuddle buddy that kids will adore!

Scalextric is quite possibly one of the coolest toys ever, and adding in this Batman vs Joker element makes it even better!

Race the arch enemies head to head through Gotham City.

Contains a loop-the-loop and half pipe layout with 9 other layout options, making this set the perfect introduction to Scalextric for younger kids.

The new Barbie Dream Camper is certain to be a favourite on kids' Christmas lists this year.

It comes with more than 60 accessories and furniture that's perfect for inspiring lots of Barbie camping stories and adventures.

Sticking with Barbie, the new Cutie Reveal characters are top of our girls' lists here.

With cute plush costumes and 10 surprises, including a mini pet, these super cute sets are the perfect gift for any Barbie fan.

They make a great addition to any colleection, and there are several designs to choose from.

LEGO is still huge, of course and, as well as the popular Encanto set, we have three more top picks for this Christmas season.

LEGO Friends Andrea's Theatre School

First up, from the revamped LEGO Friends range, Andrea's theatre school.

The set is hinged and opens out to reveal a stage with 2 backdrops, stalls and balcony seating, a dressing room, props room, lighting rig and 4 mini-dolls.

It's a big set (1154 pieces) and great for creative play, role playing different stage and theatre roles, both on the stage and backstage with lighting, make up and more.

This LEGO model of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter is perfect for fans to recreate epic Star Wars: Attack of the Clones scenes as they build and play with this LEGO Star Wars starfighter.

The set includes 2 LEGO minifigures: Obi-Wan Kenobi with a lightsaber and, for the first time, Taun We, plus an R4-P17 LEGO astromech droid figure.

This adorable Duplo set is perfect for younger fans of Encanto who will love to see all the animals from the movie.

They can enjoy playing with the animals, learning about their habitat the rainforest and making up fun stories about tramping throught the jungle.

A beautiful set that includes a crocodile, 2 monkeys, a sloth, baby jaguar, toucan and alpaca, plus trees, rocks waterfall and a 3-dimensional jungle playmat.

This is the ultimate ice cream truck toy for kids!

Use Play-Doh to make super amazing desserts as you play pretend in the ice cream truck, the perfect place to express their imagination!

With a soft serve machine and scooping station to make treats, along with a sprinkle maker to decorate the gelato, 27 different tools, 12 modelling colours and moulds, plus a cash register to ring up purchases.

Hot Wheels Ultimate City Garage

This huge Hot Wheels City garage will inspire hours of imaginative play, however big their collection of cars.

With a huge vertical tower for parking (and storing) more than 100 cars, PLUS a side-by-side racetrack from the top of the parking tower, any Hot Wheels car fan will LOVE this!

The race track makes for a thrilling downhill challenge with big air jumps, and you can add on other sets to create your own Hot Wheels City.

For even more Hot Wheels car fun, this track set contains 4 high speed crash zones, 4 loops and more.

With challenging intersections, hairpin turns, motorized boosters, and a huge crash zone this set encourages problem-solving skills and plenty of storytelling action, as well as being great fun.

Bluey Ultimate Lights And Sounds Playhouse

Bluey and Bingo have captured the imagination of children the world over.

Snap up this amazing lights and sounds dollhouse set for all your Bluey fans.

It folds closed so can easily be moved from room to room and doesn't take up too much space.

The set includes kids' favorite Bluey characters, and others are available separately so they can act out all their favourite storylines.

These little - and not so little - squishy characters don't seem to be going out of fashion any time soon!

This All-Star Squad pack is perfect for any collector or fan, with a variety of fun personalities, styles and colours in the pack of 12.

Or why not extend your Squishmallow play with this adorable Squishville Fifi’s Cottage Townhouse?

This Mega Science Kit contains everything kids need for more than 45 easy to do experiments, like making a volcano, launching a rocket and creating fizzy reactions.

Your kids will have hours of fun as they explore the fizzy and bubbly reactions they create, just like a real scientist in a lab!

Build and erupt a volcano, create a geyser, launch a rocket and cause some awesome chemical reactions!

Magnetic tile fans can make their creations glow with this 16-piece Magna-Tiles set.

We love magnet toys, especially tiles, and this glow-in-the-dark set is a welcome addition to our collection this season, along with this Arctic Animals Magna-Tiles set.

Just remember to leave the glow-in-the-dark ones to charge in the sun or there could be some disappointed kids in the evening!

L.O.L. Surprise keeps on reinventing the surprise ball and this year is no exception!

These L.O.L. minis can travel with collectors wherever they go as the packaging contains a ball-shaped playset.

The minis are exact replicas of the bigger doll's look, and come with a "lil sis" and cute pet for even more fun!

This re-released classic Tonka dump truck is a real trip down memory lane for many adults!

With their sturdy design and heavy duty wheels they can be used indoors and out to haul dolls, other toys, sand or rocks. Its steel design is tough and built to last!

This Steel Classic Mighty Dump Truck was inspired by the 1968 Tonka Dump Truck and features a fire red cab, golden yellow dumper and original markings.

The super cute Little Live Pets Mama Surprise guinea pig gives birth to three babies.

Feed and brush mama until her heart starts to glow, then place her in her straw-lined hutch and wait for her babies to born.

This cuddly guinea pig mama and her sweet babies are the perfect nurturing toy for animal loving kids.

Children will adore brushing their soft, cuddly guinea pigs with the teeny hairbrushes, petting them and caring for them.

Plus, they can re-live the baby guinea pig arrival experience over and over again!

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