Christmas Gift Guide – The Ultimate Toys & Games Gifts Edit

With the festive season in full swing, we’ve got the best gift inspiration for toys and games. Don’t forget to bookmark this page as we’ll be updating it right up until Christmas eve.

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League of the Lexicon

One of our top gifting picks for 2023 is League of the Lexicon. This exciting game launched last year and was the most-backed word game in Kickstarter history. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength:
  • UK bookchain Waterstones made it their Game of the Month (where it sold out), soon after, Barnes and Noble snapped it up.
  • Awarded Mensa Mind Games ‘Recommended to Play’ label
  • Questions contributed by linguists, lexicographers and word lovers around the world, including Michael Rosen, Lynne Truss, Ben SchottCaroline TaggartRichard Lederer and dozens  more.
  • “A logophile’s dream… It’s a triumph!” (Stephen Fry)
The game features 2,000 questions probing every corner of language: from etymology and archaic words, to usage and wordy trivia. It also features two levels of difficulty so less confident players can get involved too. Find out more and purchase here: http://www.leagueofthelexicon

The Traitors 2023 Special Edition Card Game – £11.99

Dive into the world of intrigue and deception with this special edition card game. Can you spot the traitors among your friends?

Taskmaster: The Secret Series Game – £24.99

Challenge your wit and creativity in the ultimate task-solving game inspired by the beloved TV show. Who will be the ultimate Taskmaster?

The Ultimate Travel Games

Ginger Fox Lobster Mobster Card Game, £14.99 from

Hilariously Entertaining Family Party Game Great For Fun Nights In. Complete Cheeky Challenges and Funny Forfeits To Win. 2+ Players, Ages 8+ Years. Easy To Play.

Cheatwell Games Travel Tension, £12.99 from Amazon

One of the most popular board games slimmed down into a take-anywhere card dispenser and scorer. Now you can guarantee a fun time wherever you are on your travels!

Ginger Fox Special Edition Catchphrase Card Game, £12.99 from Amazon

Say what you see!. It’s easy! Recognise the catchphrase? Shout it out! Enjoy this modern twist on a classic game.

Kikkerland On The Go Bug Chase Game £10 from

A great take on the snakes and ladders classic. Compact and a real travel must-have.

Kikkerland Golf In A Tin, £14 from

Golf in a tin. A real hole in one. Retro inspired golf game that includes: 2 clubs and balls, 9 holes.

Geomag Supercolor 42 Piece, £29.99 from

Geomag Supercolor 100% Recycled line dedicated to everyone who wants to play with an explosion of colour and build epic constructions What’s more, the practical storage boxes to keep the rods and spheres in neatly, as well as always with you, are also made of recycled plastic. Made with 100% recycled plastic.

My Very Own Fairy Cottage Keepsake Box

Awaken your imagination with this enchanting activity. Make the toadstool cottage with easy-to-use air-drying and glow clay. Includes moulds to help you make your shapes.

Use the bubble clay to create a fairy garden on the lid of your keepsake box. Now mould your beautiful fairy, unicorn and toadstool figures and place them in the garden.

Add trinkets to your decorated box and treasure forever. Ideal as a room decoration. Contains everything you need including step-by-step guide. No mess and hours of fun! Brainstorm Ltd.

Paw Patrol Torch and Projector

This fantastic projector torch projects exciting images of PAW Patrol pups around your room. View these lively characters on your walls and ceilings – a great bedtime companion to make going to sleep more fun.

The torch comes with three slide discs with 24 colour PAW Patrol images. Swap and change the slides easily by pulling back the plastic flap and inserting the chosen disc then rotate the disc round to view the fantastic pictures which project up to one metre wide. Images are easily focused by turning the lens head. This product can be used as a normal torch without the slides in place and is great for keeping on bedside tables to give comfort to children during the night. The torch measures 11cm long and approximately 3.5cm in diameter at the widest point.

A perfect, fun gift for boys and girls who love PAW Patrol and ideal for pyjama parties or sleepovers. Brainstorm Ltd. Age suitability:3+

In-store at Smyths Toys. Online from

Little Brian Paint Sticks Storage Tube

The only product within the Paint Sticks range which includes ALL 30 colours within the Paint Sticks family. Novelty storage solution- store your Paint Sticks in a giant Paint Stick! Paint Sticks provide a fun, clean and convenient way of painting. No need for brushes, water or the usual mess that comes with painting!

The water soluble, child friendly solid paint, twists up and down just like a glue stick, which dries within less than 60 seconds. Paint Sticks are extremely versatile and can be used on a range of multiple surfaces: Paper, card, canvas, wood and glass! Little Brian Paint Sticks are compact, clean, portable, quick drying, and have great coverage- a little goes a long way.

Little Brian. Age suitability: 3+ Online from

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