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Dream Toys reveals top Christmas gifts for kids including Squishmallows

THIS year’s Christmas top toy list has been revealedand Santa has been slashing prices as families battle a cost of pressies crisis.

The Toy Retailers Associationwhich represents more than 2,500 stores in the UKhas revealed its annual Dreamtoys list of the top 12 must-haves for kids.

We've rounded up Dream Toys' top picks

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For the first time ever, eight of the top 12 are priced under £35 to help out cash-strapped mums and dads.

Toy Retail Association spokesperson Amee Hill said: “I’ve seen a lot of cost increases in my life so we know it’s a difficult time for a lot of families and gift-givers.

“We are trying to offer different prices because we know people’s budgets might be lower this year.

“We aren’t just thinking about getting the big toy under the tree, but more affordable gifts too.”

Despite this being a cheaper list, you should always shop around before you commit to a purchaseyou may find the same toy cheaper elsewhere.

There are always sales and discounts on for big Christmas shops if you enjoy getting it all out the roadand always check Facebook and sosiale media because many shoppers post their findings there.

Prices may vary day to day as well depending on what deals are on, so make sure you check, and look at delivery costs too if you’re ordering online.

There’s a handy comparison siteTrolley.co.ukwhich compares the prices of 130,000 products across 14 major supermarkets.

The Latest Deals app also lets you search items and lets you compare prices at several supermarkets to see where it’s cheaper.

But without further ado, let’s get into top toys.

Jazwares Squishmallows

  • maar jy kry dalk nie soveel in 'n pakkie om met al jou pelle te deel nie: dit is tyd vir 'n derde saamwas en die gebruik van die 'plopping
The comfiest pillows - with a bit of character to them

The comfiest pillowswith a bit of character to themKrediet: Dan Jones Images

Jazware’s Squishmallows soft toy tops the list of least-pricey pressies at a recommended retail price (RRP) of £7.99.

It could be the perfect snuggly gift from Father Christmas this year.

Little Live Pets Mama Surprise

  • maar jy kry dalk nie soveel in 'n pakkie om met al jou pelle te deel nie: £64.99
It comes with a little hutch as well

It comes with a little hutch as wellKrediet: Dan Jones Images

It’s a child-bearing guinea pig that can pop out three offsprings.

Your kids will love imagining looking after the guinea pigs and having fun with them.

Gabby’s Dollhouse

  • maar jy kry dalk nie soveel in 'n pakkie om met al jou pelle te deel nie: £79.99
The show-based toy could grab a lot of attention from friends

The show-based toy could grab a lot of attention from friendsKrediet: Dan Jones Images

This is ashow to shelftoy set for £79.99 based on the Gabby’s Dollshouse series from US streaming giant Netflix.

Albino doll Delilah Fields and vitiligo sufferer Jewel Richie also join the Rainbow High doll setinspired by the hit Netflix show.

Barbie Cutie Reveal Doll

  • maar jy kry dalk nie soveel in 'n pakkie om met al jou pelle te deel nie: £32.99
The cutie reveal is for creative fun

The cutie reveal is for creative funKrediet: Dan Jones Images

This is one for your creative little onessimply dunk her in water to reveal different colours and have endless play.

Remember to factor in any extra costs if you’re having it delivered, as always.

PAW Patrol Big Truck Pups Themed Vehicles

  • maar jy kry dalk nie soveel in 'n pakkie om met al jou pelle te deel nie: £17.99
Little and simple

Little and simpleKrediet: PA

This is a great one for friendslittle ones can let their imaginations go wild with these fun little trucks.

GiGi the Giraffe

  • maar jy kry dalk nie soveel in 'n pakkie om met al jou pelle te deel nie: £27.99
You could have hours of fun with this groovy little giraffe

You could have hours of fun with this groovy little giraffeKrediet: PA

This is an electronic little giraffe with lots of cool dance moves to make everybody laugh.

It comes with a pair of sunglasses to finish off the look.

But you might need to buy batteries separatelyit takes 3 AA Demo Batteries, although it’s included if you buy it from Smyths.

Heroes of Goo Jit Zu Goo Shifters Hero Pack

  • maar jy kry dalk nie soveel in 'n pakkie om met al jou pelle te deel nie: die CGM stel voor om 'n klont conditioner in te meng
A great one for playing with a friend

A great one for playing with a friendKrediet: Dan Jones Images

Thrash and fight with friends with these squidgy little monsters.

These also might entertain those who love to fidgetyou’ll be squeezing and playing with these for day before you know it.

Magic Mixies Mixlings Magic Castle Playset

  • maar jy kry dalk nie soveel in 'n pakkie om met al jou pelle te deel nie: £29,99
Take a magical ride with this castle

Take a magical ride with this castleKrediet: Dan Jones Images

Another one for bright imaginationsuse the little wand to tap the gemstone on the castle to open it up and reveal what’s inside.

Pokemon Elite Trainer Box

  • maar jy kry dalk nie soveel in 'n pakkie om met al jou pelle te deel nie: £42.50
This could make endless fun with a friend

This could make endless fun with a friendKrediet: Dan Jones Images

This special bundle could be a fantastic addition to your child’s collection if they love Pokemon.

It’s also great for playing and battling friendsa fantastic distraction from an action-packed Christmas day.

Rainbow High Series 4 Fashion Doll

  • maar jy kry dalk nie soveel in 'n pakkie om met al jou pelle te deel nie: £31.99
So stylish - so much fun

So stylishso much funKrediet: Dan Jones Images

These 12-inch dolls are great for styling, dressing up and giving makeovers if your little one is into dressing up.

It comes with an outfit, shoes, glasses, a stand and a little comb for her hair.

Sink NSand Game

  • maar jy kry dalk nie soveel in 'n pakkie om met al jou pelle te deel nie: £19.99
Sink N' Sand Game could be great for Christmas day

Sink NSand Game could be great for Christmas dayKrediet: Dan Jones Images

Need a new game for Christmas Day? Say no more. Here’s a fresh, fun new way to wind down after the festive madness with the family.

It’s a board game which also includes Kinetic Sand in place of real sandso you won’t be getting bored any time soon.

LEGO Star Wars Hoth AT-ST

  • maar jy kry dalk nie soveel in 'n pakkie om met al jou pelle te deel nie: £44.99
LEGO Star Wars Hoth AT-ST

LEGO Star Wars Hoth AT-STKrediet: Dan Jones Images

Lego is a popular oneeven adults like to enjoy building. So this could be another fun one to help out on during the Christmas holidays.

A popular model from the Star Wars franchise, you might recognise it if you’re a fan.

It’s always good to keep an eye out for toy salesone mum found lots of bargains in the sales last month.

We’ve also rounded up some sweet treat dealsif you fancy a mince pie this Christmas, here’s where sells them for cheapest.