Top toy gift ideas to keep kids entertained - and limit screen time - this festive season

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Need some last-minute gift inspiration for kids? These fun and engaging Christmas gift ideas will keep a tech-obsessed child content this festive season – for longer than five minutes. They make the perfect gift to successfully steer kids away from the Amazon Kindle and iPad when they’ve exhausted ‘tablet time’. 

As while gaming on the Xbox, PS4 or Nintendo Switch has its merits for all the family, if you want to limit screen time this season, you’ll need a few more tricks up your sleeve. In our roundup, we’ve included the latest toy ideas from the likes of Lego, Yoto, Leapfrog and more to suit younger kids to older teenagers alike. 

Take a closer look at the latest suggestions below so you’re all set for Christmas. And once you’ve done all your gifting and the kids are happily playing, you can get down to the important job of relaxing with a mulled wine and mince pie in peace.

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Emily Peck
Lifestyle journalist

Emily is a lifestyle journalist who writes for a range of publications including TechRadar, Livingetc, Wired, Ideal Home and GQ. She writes about interior design and smart home, gardens, wellbeing, food and fitness and has tested everything from food processors to paddleboards, and bee hives to the best beds. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she can be found tending to her Dorset-garden, trying the latest water sport at the beach or acting as chauffeur to her two young kids.