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He’s making a list {Smyths toy catalogue}

he's making a list

Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas? The Smyths toy catalogue launches in store this Friday (tomorrow!) which always makes my thoughts turn to Christmas. We try to ban much Christmas talk until my daughter’s birthday at the end of November, but I sneakily have to do quite a lot of shopping behind the scenes to keep on top of it all.

He’s making a list

Smyths toy catalogue is bursting with over 328 pages of inspiration for little ones to enjoy, offering the best possible selection of toys, outdoor, video games and baby products! My children love a catalogue as much as I did when I was little. Did you do this when you were younger? Before the days of the internet I was so happy to be given a catalogue to look through and pick some ideas for Father Christmas.

he's making a list

My children are quite happy to keep on with the tradition. Children are very visual so love to be able to pick up a catalogue and see all the latest toys spread out before them. My children tried to look through the Smyths toy catalogue together but this wasn’t very successful. My 8 year old loves Lego Ninjago and couldn’t wait to see all the Lego sets. My 6 year old has her heart on adding some more Hatchimals to her collection and was pretty excited to see so many toys she could ask for.

looking through the catalogue

The cover of the catalogue is so appealing, featuring Lego, Peppa Pig, Our Generation, PJ Masks, Fingerlings, Incredibles, LOL Surprise and Crate Creatures. My children are so lucky to be sent some wonderful toys but that doesn’t stop them from wanting all the latest games and toys they can see in the catalogue!

The kids have already asked to make their Christmas lists from the catalogue and I think I will soon see it full of colourful sticky notes. Have your kids started to talk about Christmas yet? Don’t forget to request your own catalogue here.

Disclosure – post in collaboration with Smyths 


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    September 21, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Our Smyths catalogue arrived today and my daughter squealed with delight and ran off with a pen to start circling things!

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    September 22, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Oooh this reminds me of when I was little, I used to go through the Argos catalogue circling everything I wanted for Christmas! Oh the memories x

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    September 22, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    […] can see the whole range of the Our Generation range in the latest Smyths toy catalogue. There is a huge variety of 45cm (18″) dolls which is a very popular doll size in America. […]

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    September 23, 2018 at 2:56 am

    I need to check with my SIL what my nephew needs from Smyths as we love getting him presents from there.

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    September 23, 2018 at 4:05 am

    A list is very important. I used to love browsing catalogs when I was a kid and making a list of everything

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    September 23, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Mine have been bickering over the catalogue – think they need one each LOL

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    September 23, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Mia is still a little bit young to understand the meaning of Christmas but I’m sure in a couple of years time she will be giving us a list for sure. I don’t think you can go wrong with Lego.

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    Lynne Harper
    September 23, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    We love going here for all the kid’s gifts. They have a great selection to suit all budgets which we really like x

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    September 24, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    I would love to check Smyths catalogue for my friends’ kids, so exciting.

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    September 27, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    We started discussing Christmas this week too. I’ve been trawling through Christmas clothes previews as catalogues and lookbooks just gives me a bit of a boost. It reminds me of being a kid and flicking through toy catalogues to make my own list!
    C x

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