The tv is currently a danger zone in my house. With the constant embarassment of joy on offer to the children, it is tough for them to grasp that they will’t simply have considered one of the whole lot they see. “But Santa pays” was one retort. I appear to have given the large lad an excessive amount of credit…
The favored consumer magazine put together a put together a trolley of 49 popular toys for youngsters from birth to high school age, and calculated their average prices* at major toy retailers Amazon, Argos, Smyths Toys and The Entertainerbetween 18 September and 18 October 2023 and revealed which was the most affordable.
And the most affordable was…
Other ways to buy for reasonable toys.
Nevertheless, whilst this was the most affordable for branded items, don’t forget to buy around for other toys.
- Supermarkets also often have an amazing and low-cost range of toys.
- Consider Olio and YoungPlanet apps. Each have free things that individuals wish to do away with. My friend got a brand latest bike on Young Planet last 12 months and I actually have been singing their praises ever since.
- Look online for budget toy shops. Kids Stuff for Less has some fab stocking fillers for lower than £1, as do Toys for £1, also at all times take a look in The Works and TK Maxx.
- Do a Toy Swap with other parents and exchange things that your child isn’t fidgeting with. That is fab for recycling and an amazing method to share things whilst your child is growing so fast. Most parents I do know do that with clothes already – so why not mix it up and add toys to the combination.
Whatever happens, don’t bust yourself this christmas. Don’t let Jingle All of the Way persuade you that these toys will smash your child’s life.
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