The tree was up, stockings were hung by the fireplace and the top of Disney’s flagship store was decked out as a winter wonderland when MFM went along to their Christmas press show. So what will be top of your little one’s wish list this year?
Cars 2 hits our screens later this month, so it was no surprise to see lots of toys and clothing featuring the characters. The Lightning McQueen PJs (£18), complete with headlights that flash when you press them, are bound to make a few dads jealous, but sadly they don’t come in grown-up sizes (yes, we did ask).
A good pressie for older bookworms is the Cars 2 Augmented Reality Book (£10). This clever interactive book comes with a special disc that you pop into a laptop, then place the book in front of the webcam to make images appear as if they were in the room. It’s pretty wow – just don’t ask us how it works!
It was great to see some of our favourite classic characters, like Winnie the Pooh Duplo (£30.99), perfect for little hands and suitable from 18 months, and the soft Cinderella dress up doll (£16).
Princesses are always popular and – thanks to a certain Royal wedding – they’re bound to be bigger than ever this year. If you’re looking to splash out, the 10 doll Princess collection is a winner. It’s expensive at £100, but the dolls, including Snow White, the Little Mermaid and Rapunzel, normally sell for £20 each so it is good value.
A flash of silver sequins in the (fake) snow caught our eye, belonging to the Tinker Bell Slipper Boots (£15), and we couldn’t help cooing over the baby’s first Christmas Winnie the Pooh Santasuit babygrow (£15) and slippers (£8).
We also found the perfect excuse for a pre-Christmas treat – the Minnie Mouse after party flats (£44.99) are a mum essential if you’re going to be pounding the streets shopping, or perhaps having a bit of a boogie at the office party.
Right, we’re off to have a little word to Father Christmas…