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Design Insider: The 12 Toys of Christmas


Finding the perfect gift for the big kids in your life can be tough. Often picky, self-spoilt and difficult to buy for, nailing the perfect gift for big kids can be time consuming, frustrating and if you miss the spot – those big kids sure know how to throw a  tantrum!

Don’t you wish you could just get inside their heads and find out what they’d really like from Santa?

But have no fear – you don’t need to buy the book ‘Mind Reading For Dummies‘ – because we’ve taking the pain out of shopping for kidults by pulling together 12 of the very best Christmas-themed designer toys around. No matter who you’re buying for, these Christmas characters are sure to be perfect gift – even the most hard-to-buy-for (BIG) girls and boys…

The 1st Toy of Christmas that my true love gave to me: Nutcracker Be@rbrick. Medicom has teamed up with Dr. Romanelli to create a Nutcracker inspired Be@rbrick. The Nutcracker Be@rbrick comes in 100% (7cm) and 400% (28cm) sizes, and is available online via Colette.Nutcracker Bearbrick

The 2nd Toy of Christmas that my true love gave to me: Lil’ Death Santa by Paul Shih. These holidays, Lil’ Death is turning into Santa! But get in quick, this special limited edition Lil’ Death is only available directly via Paul Shih and they’re selling like hotcakes!scarysanta

The 3rd Toy of Christmas that my true love gave to me: Burglar Dunny. Topping this year’s naughty list are the devious Dunnys Santa Barbaja and his side-kick, Burglarcillo. Designed by Mexican artist Saner and available from KIDROBOT, these holiday burglars might try to steal your christmas gifts – but they’re sure to steal your heart!burglar2

The 4th Toy of Christmas that my true love gave to me: Santabot. This tricky little cyborg is actually a 2GB USB Drive,  available from Thinkgeek.com. Give a little geek to the nerd in your life a little Christmas cheer with this very cute and very practical thumb drive.santausb

The 5th Toy of Christmas that my true love gave to me: Jack Frost Be@rbrick. Medicom has teamed up with Dr. Romanelli to create a Jack Frost inspired Be@rbrick. The Jack Frost Be@rbrick comes in 100% (7cm) size and is available online via Colette.bearbrick1

The 6th Toy(s) of Christmas that my true love gave to me: KOZIK x KIDROBOT Christmas Wonderland Labbit 5 pack. Frank Kozik spreads a little holiday sneer with this set of 5 ferociously festive 1.5″ Labbits. Ranging from flocked to frosted, they’re available online via Colette.kosik

The 7th Toy of Christmas that my true love gave to me: DIY Munny. No Christmas list of designer toys would be complete without a DIY Munny – and KIDROBOT have a huge range available to buy online. Personalise a DIY Munny and give it to someone you love.munnyorn

The 8th Toy of Christmas that my true love gave to me: Santa Barbaja, Burglar Dunny. Designed by Mexican artist Saner, the devious Dunny duo Santa Barbaja and his side-kick, Burglarcillo are out to steal your christmas gifts, as well as your heart. Get them from KIDROBOT.burglar1

The 9th Toy of Christmas that my true love gave to me: Android Snowman. Gary Ham has designed this digital delight – a robotic Frosty the Snowman. Limited to one per person, get one at the Dead Zebra Shop.snowman

The 10th Toy of Christmas that my true love gave to me: Happy Letter. Everyone loves getting a personalized letter in the post – but when everyone is using cell phones, email and Facebook, sending a letter seems like a positively ancient form of communication. Buck the system and bring back the post with the cute-as-a-button Happy Letter plush by Mymimi (available via Etsy).Happy Letter

The 11th Toy of Christmas that my true love gave to me: Hello Kitty. Who could forget the cutest little kitty in the world this Christmas? Sanrio has released a huge range of gorgeous plush toys for the holidays. This 12″ Snow Rabbit plush is available from the Sanrio online store.hellokitty

The 12th Toy of Christmas that my true love gave to me: Nightmare Before Christmas Be@rbricks. After the popularity of the original Jack release, Medicom have released Jack & Sally, who come packed together as a box set. Get them if you dare, from Medicom.

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