Bigjigs Toys has released its own Top 10 Toys for Christmas 2013, a round up of the firm's favourite toys or the festive season, including a brand new play-set and Bigjigs Railway set.
Offering an alternative list this season, the firm is placing the emphasis on each toy's fun factor, their developmental properties and play value and value for money.
The Top 10 Toys for Christmas 2013 from the wooden toy manufacturer, are:
1. Around the World Train Set - A 78-piece train set featuring iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Opera House.
2. Fire Station Playset - A hand crafted fire station featureing sleeping quarters, pole and station, complete with figurines and fire engine.
3. Village Shop - A wooden shop complete with chalk board to display the opening times and special offers.
4. Blossom Cottage - A multi-award winning playlet including the Gold Seal/Best Toy from Oppenheim and a Practical Pre-school Award.
5. My Tools Bench - Suitable for children aged three and upwards, this set features a set of wooden clamps, nuts, bolts, wrench and screwdriver.
6. Red Balance Bike - This blazing red Balance Bike encourages youngsters to develop their balance, coordination and dexterity through cognitive play
7. Candy Floss Patisserie Stand - . All of the cakes and biscuits can be assembled and disassembled using velcro, allowing youngsters aged 3 years+ to be creative through role-play.
8. Pirate Skittles - Designed for indoor and outdoor play, this set includes six decorative pirates including the captain and a coloued ball.
9. Cord Rocking Horse - A hand crafted rocking horse upholstered in soft courduroy.
10. Marine Baby Walker - This toy is desinged to help with mobility development, while aiding mental and physical stimulation.