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Top 10 Christmas toys of 2022

Releasing dinosaurs, casting spells, and pampering pups: The top ten toys for Kiwi kids this Christmas

18 November 2022

This Christmas, Kiwi kids are in for a treat with toys that bring magic, surprises, and a touch of nostalgia. Trade Me's top toy picks for 2022 promise a holiday season filled with excitement and wonder. Here's a curated list of the top ten toys that will have little ones eagerly unwrapping their presents on Christmas morning.

Little Live Pets Scruff-a-luvs Cutie Cuts

Groom, Trim, Love: Unveil the adorable plush pup hidden in the matted fur ball.

Become a pet groomer and rescue your plush pup from a sad, matted ball of fur. Trim, shave, and love your way to discovering which adorable pet breed you've saved. Kid-safe clippers make this a worry-free grooming experience.

Jurassic World - Mega Stomp & Rumble Giga Dino

Let the dinosaur adventures roar to life with Giga the Dino from Mattel, celebrating the blockbuster Jurassic World Dominion. Thrash, stomp, and help Giga escape by breaking her free—a perfect gift for young dino enthusiasts.

Barbie Cutie Reveal Doll

Modern Unboxing: Barbie Cutie Reveal Doll adds a twist with plush animals and surprises.

Making a comeback after 60 years, Barbie takes a playful twist with the Cutie Reveal Doll. Unbox the surprises as you reveal one of four plush animals, with Barbie hidden underneath the removable costume, embracing the popular unboxing trend.

Pixar’s Lightyear - Jetpack Liftoff Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear is back and better than ever with the Jetpack Liftoff edition. Experience the excitement as it releases a vapor trail, accompanied by sound effects and glowing lights, making every child feel like they can go "to infinity and beyond."

Magic Mixies: Magic Cauldron

Enchanting Potions: Dive into magic with the Magic Mixies Magical Misting Cauldron.

Take surprise to the next level with the Magic Mixies Magical Misting Cauldron. Little Kiwis can mix potions, cast spells, and wave a special wand to reveal a mystical furry friend, adding a touch of magic to the holiday season.

Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar

Galactic Countdown: Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar for mini-builds and characters.

For Star Wars fans and Lego enthusiasts alike, the latest Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar is a must-have. Count down to Christmas with a galaxy of mini-builds and characters, combining the best of both worlds.


Super Plush Snuggles: Embrace comfort and joy with Squishmallow's huggable characters.

Embrace the super plush sensation with Squishmallow. These irresistibly soft and huggable characters are perfect companions for cozy holiday moments, bringing comfort and joy to kids of all ages.

Pokémon Poké Ball Series 8

Nostalgic Collectibles: Explore Pokémon with Series 8, featuring iconic Poké Ball and cards.

Join the Pokémon craze with the collectible cards from Series 8. With over 11,000 searches in the past two weeks, Pokémon cards continue to capture the hearts of today's kids, adding an element of nostalgia to the festivities.

Throw Throw Avocado

Dodgeball Fun: Spice up family night with Throw Throw Avocado, the hilarious card game.

Spice up family game night with the dodgeball card game Throw Throw Avocado. A hilarious and entertaining option for the whole family, this game is sure to bring laughter and fun to the holiday season.

CoComelon Boo Boo JJ Plush

Healing Hugs: Illuminate the season with CoComelon's Boo Boo JJ Plush.

Complete the top ten with CoComelon's interactive doll, Boo Boo JJ Plush. Watch as JJ lights up when he's hurt and use the included bandages to help him heal—a heartwarming addition to the Christmas festivities.