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A grandmother with her grandaughter

Toyologist Peter Jenkinson gives us his top tips for presents that the grandkids will enjoy finding under the tree this year:

'It’s not just high-tech toys that are top on wish lists this year. There’s definitely been a shift back towards more traditional toys in the past few months, largely driven by parents and gift-givers as they look for more value and longevity from their presents.

'There are loads of good deals to be had; Smyths Toys and Argos always provide decent pre-season deals so it's worth shopping around online.

'And athough stories have started to surface on impending shortages of some lines of toys, I suggest largely ignoring those - paying any kind of premium is playing right into the hands of those creating hysteria around their brands.'

Read Peter's recommendations for:

Gifts under £10

Gifts for £10 - £25

Big presents for £25 and over

Boardgames to beat Boxing day boredom!

Words: Peter Jenkinson

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