With just over five weeks until Christmas, our top toy expert Ruth takes a look at the top toys for Christmas 2022 in Ireland.

Ruth will attempt to make your toy shopping even more simple by highlighting the top trending toys for 2022.

  • Hydraulic Cyborg Hand Kit

    The Hydraulic Cyborg Hand Kit is a multi award-winning STEM toy was included in Time Magazine’s best inventions of 2021.

    Explore hydraulics, pneumatics, and robotics with your very own GIANT hydraulic hand! Using over 200 plastic pieces and piston tubes that you fill with water, build an awesome mechanical hand that uses hydraulic power to simulate the movements of the human hand–no motors or electricity required!

    The perfect toy for an 8 year old who is interested in Science, Engineering or Construction.

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  • Kanoodle Fusion Light-Up Puzzle Game

    Kanoodle takes a colorful twist with this brain-bending, color-mixing puzzle! Choose one of 50 color-blending challenges, place the pieces shown, then use the remaining pieces to complete the puzzle, stacking translucent primary-colored pieces to create any secondary colors needed. There are hundreds of possible combinations, but only one completes the puzzle! Pieces fit neatly inside handy pocket-sized case for easy portability and fun on the go. Includes puzzle board/carry case, 13 puzzle pieces, and puzzle book with 50 challenges.

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  • Spin Again

    It’s a stacking toy with a spin—literally! Spin again has been our best selling toddler toy so far in 2020. Drop the vibrant discs onto the threaded corkscrew pole and go ooooh as they spin fast and smooth to settle onto the reversible base.

    Want to make a rainbow? Want to keep all the round-edged shapes separate? You can! Even the smallest disc can spin all the way to the base. This visually stimulating toy will keep your little ones enthralled as they practice their hand-eye coordination and baby engineering skills! There’s stacking, there’s twirling, and then there’s Spin Again!

    Age: 12 months +

    Buy Spin Again
  • Whirly Squigz

    Whirly Squigz are a set of three colourful silicone spinners that encourage fine motor skills, sensory exploration, cause-effect learning. Each one is made of 100% high quality silicone that’s colourful, pleasant to touch, and safe for teething.

    Hold them, explore their unique contours, chomp on them and let them soothe sore gums…

    Then, stick them to any smooth, flat, non-porous surface – like a bathtub wall, a table-top, or a window. Give them a spin, and… WHOOSH! – Around and around they go, faster than the eye can see!

    Age: 6 months+

    Buy Whirly Squigz
  • Stomp Rocket Ultra LED

    Light up the sky with the Stomp Rocket Ultra LED, the latest version of our top selling outdoor STEM toy Stomp Rocket.

    The Stomp rocket is 100% kid-powered and the LED rockets are bright enough to use as a flashlight! The Stomp rocket is a really fun toy for solo play or turn taking with 2-3 kids. Run, Jump, STOMP to launch light-up LED rockets up to 150 feet in the air.

    Ages 6 +

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  • Snap Circuits Pro 500 in 1 Projects

    Snap Circuits Pro 500 is a fun and engaging way to learn how gizmos and gadgets work.

    This Snap Circuits Deluxe kit builds more than 500 projects.

    A Dr. Toy Winner for the top 100 best children’s products, it has easy-to-identify, color-coded parts and teaches electronic circuits through practical applications.

    Kids can create their own experiments and games, or build their own digital voice recorder, AM radio, digitally tuned FM radio, AC generator, screaming fan, whistle switch and much more.

    The kit contains more than 75 pieces and the projects are uncomplicated.

    Features on/off switch on work board.

    Ages 8 +

    Buy Snap Circuits Pro 500 Projects in 1
  • Bainisteoir Board Game

    Bainisteoir Board Game is a new Gaelic Games themed board games, released at the end of 2021.

    This is the family friendly, 2-4 player board game that will test your managerial skills, as you lead your team to All Ireland glory!

    Age: 8 to adult

    Game time : 45 mins – 60 mins

    Buy Bainisteoir Board Game
  • DJ Mix & Spin

    Help your little ones spin their first tunes with this portable DJ mix and spin studio! Play the keyboard solo with one of four instrument sounds or 18 fun sound effects or you can start one of five background tunes and use the tempo slider to change the speed, add DJ sound effects as well as scratching along with the black record!

    Ages: 1 – 5 years

    Buy DJ Mix & Spin
  • Castle Escape Wooden Marble Run

    The multi-award winning wooden marble run by Hape  is sure to entertain this Christmas. This beautiful  STEM toy develops their imagination, problem solving skills, counting, color identification and more while playing while “escaping the castle walls”.

    Quadrille marble runs help children to develop spatial and reasoning abilities, and has even been highlighted as a developmental tool for computer programming by the wall street journal!

    Made from a renewable resource – you want the very best for your child and Hape delivers! This toy uses non-toxic, renewable materials that can also be recycled!

    Ages 4 +

    Buy the Castle Escape Marble Run