And for the children it is no different, every year, a selection of the toy retailer association which forms DreamToys – Argos, Hamleys, The Entertainer, Selfridges and Toys R U – to name a few gives us the hot take on what is the best toys for the festive season every year for parents to buy.

For 2017, the top 12 Christmas DreamToys are – Prices may vary from retailer to retailer:

Enchantimals Playhouse Panda Set   Mattel   £32.99

Fingerlings   Jazwares/WowWee   £14.99

FurReal Roarin’ Tyler   Hasbro   £134.99

Hatchimals Surprise   Spin Master Toys   £74.99

Laser X-2 Player Pack   Character Options   £49.99

L.O.L. Surprise Series 2   MGA Entertainment   £9.99

Nerf Nitro Longshot Smash   Hasbro   £21.99

Paw Patrol Sea Patroller   Spin Master Toys   £69.99

PJ Masks Headquarters Playset   Flair Leisure Products   £49.99

Star Wars BB-8   Lego   £84.99

The Original Stretch Armstrong   Character Options   £21.99

Toilet Trouble   Hasbro   £17.99

Gary Grant, head of DreamToys told its website “This Year’s DreamToys top 12 is an exciting range of innovative toys that demonstrate the creativity of the toy industry and the magic of Christmas.”