Monday, 2 October 2017

Christmas Toy Shopping At Smyths

Now that it is October we have started thinking about Christmas in our house, which let's face it is the most magical time of the year. We love Christmas in our house and I normally start planning on what to buy the children months in advance, however this year I did not know what to buy them as they have so many toys already. Then the Smyths toy catalogue came through the letterbox and solved my dilemma, as the children adored looking at it and pointing out the toys that they really wanted. 

Smyths toy 2017


This is the first year that my little two both properly understand the magic of Christmas now they are 3 and 4, it was so sweet watching them absorbed in the Smyths book and seeing their faces light up when they spotted something they really wanted. It was so much easier than taking them to look in an actual toy shop, that's for sure! 

Jacob is really into Superhero's at the moment and his face lit up when he discovered a page full of Spiderman toys. He really wants more Spiderman toys an Ironman and a big yellow crane, which he spied in the catalogue - much to his daddy's delight. He is also desperate for Pop-Out Pig game and Pop-up Pirate, his face lit up when he saw them as he recognised them from the TV adverts. 


Sophia had a vague idea of what she already wanted, mainly My Little Pony's to go with her castle but she discovered so many new toys whilst browsing the Smyths book. She now wants Fingerling monkeys, shimmer and shine toys and a new doll's pram. 

From having no idea of what to buy my children for Christmas I now have lots of ideas of what to buy them as well as an idea of a few surprise gifts that they would like too. If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen that we actually visited our local Smyths store in Wallsend and stocked up on Christmas toys at the weekend, they had an offer on when we visited and we got so much for our money. 

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I normally really don't like Christmas shopping but I found shopping at Smyths so stress-free, as we already had an idea of what we wanted it was really quick and straightforward. Everything we wanted was in stock and we were in and out the store in around half an hour with all the must-have toys our children are desperate for, we even managed to get Sophia her much sought after Fingerling toys and Jacob's superhero figures and crane. 

If you have children to buy gifts for this Christmas then I highly recommend you either pick up your free Smyths catalogue in store or request a one online at www.smythstoys.com as it really does make Christmas toy shopping so much easier. 

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? 

Disclosure This is a collaborative post with Smyths, however, all opinions are my own. 

34 comments:

  1. We have the catalogue too and I have circled a few times but I am not entirely sure. I don't want to over buy this year.

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    1. I am lucky my children have mainly picked small items xx

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  2. Think I may have to pick up a catalogue

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  3. Oh wow, you're more organised than me! Fab! We tend to wait until after our October birthdays are done though and then start thinking about Christmas. Smyths is a great place to get it all done in one go.

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    1. I do the same with my eldest, mind she is not into toys anymore as she is almost 15 xx

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  4. Erin's been circling thingsin the smyths catalogue too - thankfully for Father Christmas they are quite reasonable price wise!!! 😂

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    1. We have been lucky this year that nothing expensive has been asked for either xx

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  5. We got the catalogue through the post too. It was really useful in helping my son decide what he might want for his birthday too. Now on to Christmas shopping...!

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  6. Mine have been busy perusing the catalogue - Sebby at 4 wants everything but thankfully the others have chosen a couple of items

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    1. My 4 year old is the same, luckily we have managed to narrow it down to a few must have items x

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  7. I haven't even begun thinking about Christmas shopping, but I suppose I ought to! It'll be here soon enough! Looks like a great shop for kids' toys!

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    1. I am normally so disorganised for Christmas, I am amazed I am so organised this year x

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  8. We have been circling the smyths catalogue this week too! I've been and done most of it, and ordered the rest on line! So easy!

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    1. It really is so easy, I love online shopping xx

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  9. Oh dear! Everywhere I look it's that C-word! I have no idea what to get my lot this year. We certainly don't have space for any more toys.

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    1. We are the same, so many toys already. I am luckily mine have not asked for anything big and have just asked for small items xx

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  10. symths is such an awesome store, I remember always circling things in the Argos catalogue at Christmas time when I was a kid x

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  11. I have started my Christmas shopping. I like to get them done early. Hoping to round up by November.

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    1. I am hoping to be finished by the end of November too this year x

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  12. I didn't realise Smyths had a catalogue! Will definitely get one for my boys to look through x

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    1. You can request a one to be delivered online for free xx

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  13. Finlay was so excited when ours arrived that he told me he wanted everything! Managed to narrow it down to ALL the transformers!

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    1. Bless him, I hope Santa gets him his transformers x

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  14. No I haven't started yet and I really need to give it some thought since it always comes round so quickly. I think I will be using catalogues this year its so much easier!

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    1. It really does come around so quickly doesn't it xx

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  15. I wish we had a Smyths near us, they are great toy shops. Kaz

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    1. They really are, it is a shame you don't have a one xx

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  16. Will definitely have to pop into Smyths ready for Christmas :)

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    1. You will, I am glad we visited when we did and got most of what we needed xx

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  17. I don't dare show this to my toddler as he would love it all! Especially anything PJ masks x

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