Christmas 2009 Top Ten Favourite Toys

With its unique mix of own-brand toys, games and high street exclusives, John Lewis’ Christmas top ten sees a focus on longevity and tradition, as parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are set to snap up durable, educational, family-friendly gifts that will give pleasure for years to come.

Online PR News – 11-November-2009 – – “We’re delighted to be offering the broadest mix on the high street this Christmas. Our top ten ranges from nostalgic wooden toys and boutique-style surprises to the must-haves of the year, including the John Lewis kitchen range, hand-made fairtrade toys by Rice and the award-winning Maxi Micro scooter,” says toy buyer Elaine Whiteman. A charming range of retro stocking fillers, knowledgeable staff and gift wrapping service complete the picture, ensuring the most enjoyable toy shopping experience on the high street this Christmas – for you, not just the kids.

Top Ten Favourite Toys

• John Lewis Kitchen - £109.95
A deluxe wooden kitchen range with adjustable temperature dials, hob plates, sink and dishwasher.

• Strawberry Cottage - £49.95
A beautiful painted two storey wooden dolls house with attic, complete with opening windows and shutters.

• John Lewis Jack in a Box - £14
A traditional children’s favourite –wind the handle and wait for the pop!

•Steiff Christmas bear - £20
A delightful Christmas bear hand-made in Germany by heritage brand Steiff.

• John Lewis train set - £25
A 50-piece wooden train set to help develop hand-eye coordination and shape recognition.

• Maxi Micro scooter - £89.95
An award-winning version of the best-selling Mini scooter, now for kids aged 6-12.

• Rice hobby horse - £22.75
An old favourite for boys and girls with imagination by Danish fair-trade brand Rice.

• John Lewis telescope - £40
A 175x50mm telescope with quick switch between astro and terrestrial viewing.

• John Lewis sewing machine - £29
Create and sew original designs with this pre-threaded sewing machine for ages 5 and up.

• Paper Doll game - £12.95
A beautifully illustrated spinner game for the child that loves picking out his or her outfits!

John Lewis, ‘Britain’s favourite retailer 2008’ typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines. The website stocks more than 40,000 lines focused on the best of home and giftware, electrical items including online exclusives and fashion brands. is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK.