Some Delightful Christmas Themed Toys

Playmobil Christmas Santa Claus with Snowman

Playmobil Christmas Santa Claus with Snowman

Celebrate a very, merry Christmas with this wonderful Yuletide pack from Germany's top toy manufacturer. Recommended for children ages four and over, it contains a Santa Claus, his trusty Snowman assistant and a sack full of presents for good little boys and girls. This pack is a part of Playmobil's Christmas Range and it is meant to encourage the little ones to engage in imaginative play. As expected from Playmobil, each accessory is of high quality. The tiny toys go in and out of Santa's gift sack with ease.

This stocking filler is great for solo play but as it contains multiple toys, it is also excellent for co-operative learning. It provides a healthy alternative to chocolate advent calendars and the high quality construction of the toys makes them likely to last until your child outgrows them. Do note however that due to its small pieces, adult supervision is recommended during play sessions.

Playmobil Christmas Market

Playmobil Christmas Market

Recreate a bustling Christmas Market in this Playmobil set. It contains six figures (two vendors, two adult shoppers plus a pair of children) and over thirty accessories. With all its trimmings, the Christmas tree acts as an eye-catching centerpiece, lighting up the festive scene. Alongside the stalls selling fruits, baked goods and toys is a music stand where the pair of young carolers can sing their merry tunes.

The pieces are small, so they are not suitable for little ones under 36 months of age. Adult supervision is recommended during play sessions although rest assured, all parts of the set are durable. Able to survive countless hours of play, the Playmobil Christmas Market will last well beyond this holiday season.

Lego City Advent Calendar

Lego City Advent Calendar

Enjoy the Christmas countdown with the amazing LEGO City Advent Calendar for 2014. This festive set has a total of 218 pieces (24 gifts) and is chock full of Minifigures and Mini Model Builds to keep you entertained all month long. Opening the flap of the box reveals a colorful play mat which can serve as a backdrop for the set's whimsical Yuletide story. It features existing LEGO sets, lighted buildings and a park to set the gifts down on.

Every door holds a fun surprise. Starting with a boy wishing to mail his letter to Santa and including a dog, a Snowball catapult and even a crook, the variety of figures in this pack is sure to delight. As this is a LEGO set, the gifts require some minor assembly. Rest assured, they are easy to figure out even without instructions. This set makes for a great gift for children as well as adult LEGO collectors.

Nanoblock Father Christmas

Nanoblock Father Christmas

Meant for children who are 8 years old and above, this festive three-dimensional puzzle is rated 2 out of 8 in terms of difficulty. It is a part of Nanoblock's Miniature Collection. With a little over 170 amazingly tiny pieces (4x4x5mm), it is perfect for those who want to enjoy, even share, a build challenge. Nanoblock Father Christmas makes for a nice stocking filler and there's no doubt that Santa looks amazing when completed.

As the pieces are really small, it is certainly not suitable for kids below 36 months of age and care is recommended when pouring the set contents out of the package. It promotes finger dexterity, hand-eye coordination as well as depth perception. Encouraging kids to talk about their creations and being there to lend a helping hand when needed also helps develop their communication skills.

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

For Star Wars fans both young and old, this year's Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar contains 24 buildable gifts that will add excitement to the Yuletide countdown. This pack contains 7 Minifigures and plenty of iconic Mini Model Builds. Set on the ice planet Hoth, opening the front flap reveals a fitting wintery backdrop to display all the new toys on.

Each surprise will require a bit of assembly and are enclosed in separate numbered compartments. Lego has mixed in with the vehicles and starships are rare collectibles such as a Tie Fighter, an angry Clone Trooper with a Santa hat as well as a fireplace with a pair of lightsabers. And of course, what Star Wars set would be complete without the beloved heroes and villains? You can be sure to find a handful of them including Luke Skywalker and a Darth Vader Santa in this cool Advent Calendar.

Playmobil Christmas Advent Calendar Unicorn Fairyland

Playmobil Christmas Advent Calendar Unicorn Fairyland

Playmobil's Unicorn Fairyland lets your precious child celebrate every day 'til Christmas with 24 surprises to enjoy. Create a scene filled with wonder with the fairy queen who keeps watch over the woodlands. Introduce the fairy prince and princess to a mystical unicorn and let them play with lots of cute forest animals. This pack even comes with several accessories as well as a pretty, pink jewel case to keep them in.

Expect nothing less than the best from Garman toy giant, Playmobil. Unicorn Fairyland's contents are interchangeable with other toys in the Playmobil range so you can create scenes where the fairies go camping or even go Christmas shopping if you have packs for those too.

Keep in mind that due to its small parts, this Advent Calendar is not suitable for kids under the age of three. It is recommended for children 4 years and older and it does make a fantastic, healthier alternative to traditional chocolate advent calendars.