In case you haven't heard (where have you BEEN?), it's all about unicorns right now. Big unicorns, small unicorns, cute unicorns, not-so-cute unicorns, grooming unicorns, flying unicorns...


And we've trawled the shelves to find the very best – all of them super-magical, natch.

Here's our pick of the best unicorn toys...

1. VTech Myla The Magical Make-UP Unicorn, £31.99

Vtech Myla the Magical Make-Up Unicorn

Age: 5+

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What it is: A 22.9cm x 40cm stand-up unicorn whose horn lights up and whose eye make-up changes with the wave of a wand. Comes with 5 glam accessories including a butterfly, a make-up wand and a magic microphone. Need 4 AA batteries for the magic work (included).

Why we love it: Myla's got a really interesting concept behind her: your child uses their wand to choose a colour, and puts it on her light-up horn, her wings or her eyelids, and watches as it changes colour! Seems pretty magical to a little one with a love for unicorns. Even us grown-ups found it pretty amazing.

Available from: Smyths Toys

2. Micro Scooter Unicorn Head, £14.95


Age: 2+

What it is: A plush white unicorn head with glittery horn and colourful rainbow ribbon mane which attaches to the handlebars of a scooter. Designed to fit Micro Scooter models but it also fits many other brands of scooter.

Why we love it: It's very cute, very soft and very easy to attach, with strong Velcro fastenings to keep it in place – and wow, is it a head-turner on the streets and in the park! Plus, it's machine-washable, which is always a bonus.

Available from: Micro Scooters, Kidly and Amazon

3. My Fairy Garden Unicorn Garden, £19.97


Age: 4+.

What it is: A 35cm x 27.5cm containing all your need to grow your own unicorn-themed garden. Comes with grass seeds, a bowl-like plant pot, a unicorn toy, pretend flowers, colourful mushroom, a charming well, and a host of other DIY accessories.

Why we love it: Any toy that encourages children to learn about and explore nature is a win for us. Educational, and fun too. Plus we'd say there's no more exciting reveal or surprise than actually getting to watch your very own garden grow. It's satisfying for little ones, who really get to see the results of their time, effort and care. Just lovely.

Available from: John Lewis

4. VTech Toot-Toot Kingdom Big Unicorn, £29.99


Age: 12 months+

What it is: An animated, light-up 12cm-high unicorn that trots and flaps her wings when you press her pink heart button. Comes with a golden carrot play piece and a cute fairy friend who introduces herself and sings when you put her on 1 of the unicorn's 2 MagicPoint locations. Needs 2 AA batteries (included).

Why we love it: A very toddler-friendly unicorn, this one. And the talking, singing fairy is adorable (and you can buy other characters separately who will also talk and sing when placed on the MagicPoint locations).

Available at: Argos

5. Aquabeads Magical Unicorn Set, £14.99


Age: 4+ (though we'd say it's best for 6+)

What it is: A kit containing 2000 water-fixable beads in 14 different colours, a play mat and a display stand, so your child can display their unicorn-themed artwork. Of course, it comes with instructions.

Why we love it: Aquabeads are great fun, bright and colourful and allow an opportunity to get arty and creative. We like that the pleasure – and reward – is all in the detail, too, so it requires real concentration and focus.

Available from: Smyths Toys and Argos

6. Always Be A Unicorn Teddy In A Tin, £14.99


Age: 3+

What it is: A cute, cuddly 15cm unicorn complete with a sparkly horn and a silvery keepsake tin to pop her in. The tin can be personalised with your child's name.

Why we love it: The personalisation is a lovely idea, making this an all-round beaut stocking filler. Plus, it's a perfect little size for travel, so if you're going way and your little one needs a familiar cuddly with them, this could be a good choice – all safely stowed in its tin.

Available at: Studio

7. Despicable Me Hand Controlled Flying Unicorn Toy, £16.33


Age: 8+

What it is: A hand-controlled flying unicorn (1 of a range of 3 flying characters from Despicable Me) that's directed by an infrared sensor in its feet. Includes an on/off handset, rechargeable battery and cable. Takes 20 minutes to charge and offers 8 minutes play time.

Why we love it: This thing can get pretty high – and fast, as our child testers found out when they put this toy through its paces. And the way you can control it with your hand is super-cool. Warning: you may be fighting your child for a go with this one...

Available at: Amazon

8. Animagic Rainbow My Glowing Unicorn, £19.99


Age: 3+

What it is: An 18cm high unicorn with a rainbow mane and tail. Her horn glows when you stroke her back and she makes unicorn sounds. Needs 3 AAA batteries (included).

Why we love it: She's one of the prettiest unicorns we've seen (and we've seen A LOT!) and she's undeniably soft and cuddly. All our child testers adored her.

Available at: Amazon


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Tara BreathnachContent Editor and Social Media Producer

Tara is mum to 1 daughter, Bodhi Rae, and has worked as Content Editor and Social Media Producer at MadeForMums since 2015