Barbie's flying cat, sharks biting Hot Wheels and other Christmas gifts for kids
In this day and age, buying gifts for kids can be quite a tricky task, but our gift guide showcases the top toys for kids this festive season.

Buying gifts for your kids can be a bit challenging. Most things have gone the digital route and kids are becoming more and more tech-savvy.

To make your load a little lighter, we've put together the top toys for this festive season which are bound to keep you in their good books for quite some time.

Monopoly Mzanzi: 

Hasbro has given South Africa its very own Monopoly!
Your kids may be able to recognise a few or all of the landmarks in this board game.
Available from Toy Kingdom.

Hot Wheels Colour Shifters Sharkport Showdown Set:

Kids are bound to be thrilled by a shark trying to take a bite out of their Hot Wheels cars.
Available from Toy Kingdom.

Barbie Star Light Adventure Doll:

Barbie and her flying cat are out of this world!
The duo is set to bring many smiles to kids this Christmas.
Available from Toys R Us.

Yo Kai watch:

Taken from the Japanese video, kids can collect medals and discover the hidden spirits of the characters.
Kids can also scan medals with the app to unlock games and more.
Available from Toy Kingdom.

Monopoly - Star Wars edition:

This force is strong with this edition. Treat your kids to an out-of-this-world take on a classic game.
Available from Toy Kingdom.

Pie Face!

This game is full of fun and suspense and the whole family can play together!
Available from Toy Kingdom, Takealot and Toys R Us.

LeapFrog Epic:

Let your kids enter the brand new world of LeapFrog.
This device has a few spectacular features set to keep your kids intrigued and educated.
Available from Toy Kingdom.

Latest DVD releases:

There are number of movies coming out on BluRay and DVD this festive season.
Top choices are Disney Pixar's Finding Dory, Disney's Pete's Dragon and the complete season two of Star Wars Rebels.
Available from Takealot and other leading retailers.

A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh classics:

Give your kids the joy of reading the tales of crafty Winnie the Pooh and his friends.
These are special 90th anniversary editions which are definitely worth adding to the collection.
It's an awesome way to stimulate young minds.
These beauties are available from leading book stores.

Star Wars Figures:

These are two of the most popular action figures on the market and they are definitely ones to add to the collection.
Both the Darth Vader and Stormtrooper action figures are available at leading toy retailers.

Nerf N-Strike Modulus:

This motorised blaster will keep your kids entertained for hours!
Besides all the other nifty features, it allows for kids to customise their blasters with over 30 combinations.
Available from Toy Kingdom.

Lego City Airport Airshow:

Let your kids make and create their own airshow! Then sit back, relax and watch the spectacle take place!
Available from Toy Kingdom.

Shopkins Collectors Case:

A special home for your all Shopkins, which you will be able to customise and personalise.
Available from Toys R Us.

Star Wars Books:


A few great reads for summer!
The Battle Stations activity book and model is bound to keep kids spellbound and intrigued.
Where's the Wookie? will keep your kids searching for Chewbacca.
The Star Wars Complete Locations book is a must for all fans. It gives an all-round look at various locations in the Star Wars universe.
Available online or at leading book stores.

Star Wars Rogue One and Bladebuilders toys:

Hasbro and Disney have released a bang lot of Star Wars toys which will more than likely blow your kids minds.
Available from leading toy stores countrywide.

Selfie Mic:

An absolute must for your little stars! This nifty gadget is perfect for those singing selfies.
Available from Toys R Us.

Vans X Toy Story Collection:

Your kids will love the new Vans X Toy Story Collection. It's one of their best collaborations.
They have various themes for their sneakers, back packs and peak caps.
Retailers are yet to be confirmed and all items are sold separately.

Also see: The ultimate Christmas gift guide for little ones

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