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30 top toys for Christmas 2020: Amazon, Hamleys & more predict these will be the most popular on Santa's wish lists

Amazon, Mattel, Hamleys & more unveil the top toys for Christmas 2020 – get them before they sell out

Karen Silas

Did you know there are fewer than 100 days left until Christmas? And with the clock ticking on the countdown to the festive season, it’s never too early to get shopping! Choosing the most joy-inducing Christmas gifts for our kids isn’t always easy, so every shortcut is welcome. Toy brands and retailers like Amazon and brands like Mattel are thankfully making it easy by unveiling their Top Toys for 2020 lists, revealing the toys that boys and girls are asking Santa for this year. We're making toy shopping even more simple for you by providing ALL the key trending toy lists from Amazon, Amazon UK, Hamleys, Mattel and more.

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And what are the top toys for Christmas 2020? Experts have studied the latest toy trends in order to serve up helpful lists predicting the most popular toys and games.

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On Amazon's list, you’ll find red hot buys for LOL Surprise, Paw Patrol and LEGO, as well as everything from cutting edge STEM gifts for the science-loving kid in your life to family classic games like Monopoly. Interactive pets, too, are a BIG trend for this year.

With social distancing measures likely to be in place, online shopping is definitely the way to go to get ahead of Christmas shopping – and don’t forget Black Friday is coming up on 27 November! So shop now or bookmark this story for easy shopping and discounts on the day. We're covering the trending toys available in both the UK and the US, so be sure to get shopping before these red hot toys sell out!

Amazon UK's Top Toys for 2020

On 1 October, Amazon UK released its Top Toys for 2020 list with expert predictions about what children will have on their wish lists this year. LOL dolls and Paw Patrol are among the toys dominating this year, alongside classics like UNO and some new trends, like digital video cameras for your future social media star. 

interactive baby yoda that moves

Fans of the Mandalorian will love this animatronic version of The Child a.k.a. Baby Yoda – with over 25 sound and motion combinations, it's just like having the adorable Star Wars star at home!

Animatronic Baby Yoda, £59.99/$78.99, Amazon

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lol 4 in 1 plane

This version of the popular L.O.L. Surprise! range has 50 surprises and also transforms into a plane, car, recording studio and mixing booth.

L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. Remix 4-in-1 Plane £89.99/$89, Amazon

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paw patrol dino rescue

For kids aged 3 and up, the Dino Patroller is a cool motorised team vehicle that comes with a Chase figure and a T-Rex

Paw Patrol Dino Rescue, £64.99/$53.99, Amazon

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kidizoom vtech camera

 Have a future media star in your life? They'll love this creator cam, which includes an HD video recorder (and 20 virtual backgrounds) a mini tripod/handle and a wrist strap and is for kids aged 5 and up

VTech KidiZoom, £59.99/$79.95, Amazon

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present pets amazon top toys

Interactive pets are one of the hottest toys of the year, and this one is so realistic it actually will enthusiastically unbox itself!

Present Pets Fancy Puppy Interactive Toy, £54.99/$49.99, Amazon

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uno showdown game top toys

Classic Uno gets a fun and fast-paced twist thanks to the 'UNO Showdown unit' that sends cards flying! 

Mattel Games Uno Showdown, £16/$22.84, Amazon

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squeakee the dog

This interactive Balloon Dog will be your household's most unusual pet, with over 60 sounds and dog-like movements

Squeakee The Balloon Dog, £59.99/$79.99, Amazon

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Amazon US unveils its 2020 Toys We Love list 

Amazon experts in America have also studied up on what kids will be asking Santa for in 2020, compiling the Amazon Toys We Love 2020 list. It seems kids everywhere are on the same page this year with L.O.L., interactive pets and Baby Yoda-themed toys all making appearances.

 Amazon’s top toys: Boys & girls aged 0-2 years

dyson-toy-vacuum-top-xmas-toy

 Your little one can give you some 'help' around the house with this realistic toy vacuum

Dyson Toy vacuum, Was £25/$39.99 NOW £17.99/$26.99, Amazon

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ariel undersea castle xmas 2020 top toy

LEGO is always a bit hit for the holiday season – and we love this model of Princess Ariel's home under the sea

LEGO Disney Princess Ariel’s Undersea Castle, £24.99/$38.95 Amazon

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 Amazon’s top toys: Boys & girls aged 3-5 years

flamingo-pet-toy-xmas-2020-top

 This lively pink flamingo doesn't just sing – it also mimics what you say, eats, wiggles and poops!

Little Live Pets Gotta Go Flamingo, £25.98/$19.34, Amazon

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Encourage your child's inner musician with this 10-piece musical instrument set

Melissa & Doug Band in a Box, Was £19.67, NOW £17.60, Amazon

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  realistic pet dog toy xmas 2020 top

Realistic toy pets are definitely a Christmas 2020 trend, and Amazon predicts the special child in your life will love this dog that they will need to feed, walk and clean up after, preparing them for a real-life furry companion

furReal Poopalots Big Wags Interactive Pet Toy, £19.99/$19.97, Amazon

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lol surprise top toy 2020 xmas

Every bow-bedecked box contains a party-themed L.O.L. doll plus 8 surprises including shoes, fashion, accessories and more – collect all 12 dolls!

L.O.L. Surprise! Doll plus 8 accessories, £11.99/$10.88Amazon

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bluey jeep xmas 2020 top toys

Your child can take their Bluey figures for a ride in the Heeler 4WD Family Vehicle, which comes with one Bandit figure plus 2 Surfboards that fit in the roof rack

Bluey 4WD family vehicle, £34.99/$32.88, Amazon

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Amazon’s top toys: Boys & girls aged 6-8 years

baby yoda plush toy xmas 2020 top

If a lifelike, fully-moving animatronic Baby Yoda is a bit too much, this 11-inch cuddly version of the Mandalorian breakout star is also set to be a huge hit with kids this Christmas

Baby Yoda plush toy, £24.99/$18.49, Amazon

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barbie fashionista top xmas toys 2020

The newest incarnation of Barbie – the Fashionista – comes in 35 skin tones, multiple body types, including differently-abled dolls, and 94 different hairstyles so there's one for every child to see themselves reflected at playtime. Every doll, of course is super stylish, wearing the latest trends and don't worry, there are lots of Kens to choose from too!

Barbie Fashionista doll, from £9.95/$7.88, Amazon

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Described as a combination logic game, marble run, and STEM toy, the Gravity Maze, which consists of a game grid, nine towers, a target piece and three marbles, is fun for the whole family. The brain game has 60 challenges, ranging from beginner to expert, and is great for anyone aged eight and up

ThinkFun Gravity Maze, £39.20/$29.99, Amazon

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This cool gift combines two of today's kids' favourite things – LEGO and Minecraft – in a 562-piece set that will ignite their imaginations. Suitable for kids 8+.

LEGO Minecraft The Illager Raid, £64.97/$68, Amazon

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Amazon’s top toys: Boys & girls aged 9-11 years

national geographic earth science

A collection of over 15 no-fuss science and STEM experiments to do at home, from creating water tornadoes or an erupting volcano, to growing a crystal

National Geographic Earth Science Kit, £34.99/$29.99Amazon

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fleece quilt kit top 2020 xmas toy

A no-sew DIY quilt kit to create a super soft fleece blanket

Fleece quilt kit, £25.54/$19.99, Amazon

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action figure star wars pack

Relive the adventures of Star Wars at home with this five-strong collection featuring R2-D2, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and Luke Skywalker

Star Wars Celebrate The Saga Toys Rebel Alliance Figure Set, £29.99/$29.99Amazon

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Amazon’s top toys for boys & girls aged 12+

friends monopoly top xmas toys 2020

Could this game BE any more fun? This Monopoly board with a Friends twist features properties like Central Perk and tokens like Monica's chef's hat and Phoebe's guitar.

'Friends' the TV Series Monopoly, £20/$22.75Amazon

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burrito card game hot toys xmas 2020

The festive season's hottest card game involves throwing soft foam burritos at them – we think it's pretty clear that kids will love to play this new take on dodgeball

Throw Throw Burrito game, £19.99/$24.99, Amazon

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Mattel's Top Toys for 2020

Like Amazon, the famed toy brand has both UNO Showdown and Barbie Fashionista dolls on their hot list – plus some more covetable toys like these...

rollin rovee top toys christmas 2020

An interactive pal designed with four modes of learning play so it will be one of your child's favourites from aged 6 months to five years

Fisher-Price Rollin' Rovee Interactive Musical Toy, £58.99/$38.88, Amazon

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top toys 2020 cave dolls mattel

Cave Club dolls are joining L.O.L. and Barbies on kids' Christmas wish lists

Cave Club Rockelle and Tyrasaurus, £34.99/$38.83, Amazon

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hot wheels ultimate garage top toys 2020

The tallest Hot Wheels garage to date, with parking for 100+ cars and a working two-car lift, will definitely leave an impression on Christmas morning

Hot Wheels City Ultimate Garage,  £87.99/$99.99, Amazon

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Hamleys Top Toys for 2020

Experts at Hamleys also have released their top toys for 2020 list. Head of Buying at Hamleys Victoria Kay said: “Creating some simple Christmas magic feels more important this year than ever and we think there’s lots of memorable and affordable fun to be had with our 2020 hot picks. From clever tech to lovable animatronic pets and classic family games to be played around the table, we can see carefree, shared play and togetherness featuring heavily this year.”     

hamleys top toys 2020 genius starter kit

This kit will help turn your tablet into the ultimate learning tool

Osmo Genius Starter Kit, £100, Hamleys

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ferrari scooter hamleys top toys 2020 list 2

Rev up the fun with this super cool Ferrari scooter for kids aged four and up 

Ferrari Foldable Led Twist Scooter, was £70 NOW £56, Hamleys

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barbie 4 in 1 camper top toys 2020

Barbie and her friends will be hitting the road in style in this multi-tasking vehicle with a pool, truck, boat and 60 accessories

Barbie 3-in1 Dream Camper, £90, Hamleys

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monopoly for sore losers top toys 2020 2

Monopoly is a perennially popular game and Hamleys is predicting that kids will love this version which turns the rules upside down. Players actually earn cash via those usual Monopoly pitfalls like going to jail or paying rent!

Monopoly for Sore Losers, £23, Hamleys

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