Top 10 Christmas Toys for 2010

Below is a list of the Top Ten most popular toys for Christmas 2009

There's a lot of pressure to get the right gift at Christmas. Of course, a balance bike makes an excellent Christmas gift for any little boy or girl. But in case you need something extra, another little present or stocking filler, we have put together our list of this year's most sought after toys, other than balance bikes.

To help you find the right Christmas present, we have split the lists into 2: the first list for girls toys, then below, the list for popular Christmas toys for boys. The lists are taken from all the main toy retailers in the UK. Each toy shop puts together their own list of their best or most popular toys, so we have selected the best ones overall and put together our own list below. We're sure these toys are on many a Christmas list. But be warned; these toys are HOT and are flying off the shelves. Start your shopping early to avoid missing out.

Most popular toys for Girls - Christmas 2010:

About our Top Ten Toys Choice for Girls

It seems that toy animals are more popular than ever this year. But this year, all the toy animals offer something a bit extra. They move, walk, bark or purr. See the Fluffy Go Walkies dogs and FurReal cats for example.

As for dolls, of course dolls prams are spectacularly popular this year (we would say that, of course) but the Baby Born dolls are as popular as ever. Plus Barbie is back in her new 3 Musketeers guise. In fact anything to do with Barbie 3 Musketeers will be a big hit with a little girl this Christmas.

All girls love High School Musical, and the dance mat shown above is probably the most enjoyed of all High School Musical toys (and there's a LOT!). For younger kids, the Aquadraw toys have been a huge success in 2009, as have other learning toys, such as chunky jigsaw puzzles.

Most popular toys for Boys - Christmas 2010:

About our Top Ten Toys Choice for Boys

As you would expect, there's a big interest in all things to do with cars, aliens and space for boys Christmas toys this year. There are various Transformers toys that are simply flying off the shelves. Plus any Star Wars toy, especially the Star Wars Clone Ultimate Blaster gun, is a Christmas must, and all things to do with Ben 10 are more popular even than last year.

For more traditional toys, there has been a big increase in interest in marbles, and the Great Little Trading Co are offering a great twist and rail marble run. If you like the idea of traditional, wooden toys, these are definitely for you. As for educational toys, Lego is on every little boy's list, especially the Lego Games collection.

As with the girls choice, the Aquadraw toys have been a huge success in 2009 for younger kids. Or if it's trucks and diggers that fascinate your little boy, then the Fast Lane Remote Control All-Terrain Racer is the ultimate Christmas gift this year.