WITH Christmas around the corner, a list of must have toys has been released by John Lewis.

The list was compiled by the department store along with the help of five under 12 year olds, who spent many hours playing and testing these toys in the John Lewis Toy Testing Lab before selecting their favourites.

"This year we’ve seen a huge surge in the popularity of traditional toys and games that can be enjoyed by the whole family," said Rachael Larkman, a Toy Buyer at John Lewis.

"For example, sales of construction toys and puzzles such as Lego have risen 50% in the last 12 months, and we predict this trend will continue for Christmas 2021."

"There are lots of brands we’re excited about for Christmas 2021," said Gary Grant, founder of toy shop The Entertainer.

The list, and their price tags, can be seen here in full:

Top 10 must have toys

Scalextric Batman vs Superman (exclusive to John Lewis), £39.99

Scalextric Batman vs Superman, £39.99

Lego Elf Clubhouse, £84.99

FSC Wooden My 1st Train Set, £20

Space Puzzle Ravensburger, £39.99

FSC Wooden Waitrose Supermarket, £65

Gravitrax Pro Starter Extreme (exclusive to John Lewis), £89.99

Kaloo My first Doll, £19.99

Harry Potter Games Compendium £59.99

Tonies Soft Cuddly Friends - Hoppie Rabbit Audio Play, £29.99

Secret garden book, £12