Irish shoppers are being warned to complete their Christmas shopping early in the year as supply issues are likely to leave some disappointed.
According to reports, the delays affected most industries, with things like bikes, cars, clothing, food, toys and even paint in short supply.
Many toy stores across Ireland have Christmas sales coming up in the next few weeks as stocks are likely to be ravaged.
Smyths Toys Superstore issued a warning to parents last week due to global issues regarding the availability of shipping containers.
The toy store issued a statement advising parents and guardians to start their Christmas store earlier this year to avoid disappointment.
In a statement, the company said, “It’s always a good idea to avoid disappointments and shop early.
“Although there are not enough toys, we will be in good stock by the end of Christmas on most toys. “
There are a number of popular choices that are likely to be picked up quickly, and with no short-term fixes for stock issues just yet, you’d better grab them as soon as you can.
So here are some of the more popular children’s toy options for Christmas 2021 that are likely to be flying off the shelves ahead of the holiday season:
Nintendo Switch OLED, € 349.99
The newest member of the Nintendo Switch family, it features a vibrant seven-inch OLED display, a large adjustable stand, a docking station with a wired LAN port, 64 GB of internal storage and ‘improved sound. Combine that with a game of Mario Kart or The Legend of Zelda and you have a recipe for hours of fun.
PAW Patrol The Movie Ultimate City Tower, € 159.99
At 91cm in height, this is the tallest PAW Patrol tower to date and thus guarantees to take adventure to a whole new level (no pun intended). Packed with tons of amazing features including a transformable lighted rescue ramp, command center, vehicle lift, puppy lift, lights, sounds and more.
Nerf Elite Flip 2.0 Flipshots Flip-32 Blaster, € 64.99
Featuring 32 cannons – 16 forward facing and 16 rear facing – the new Nerf Flip-32 is for true warriors. Press the trigger halfway to fire a dart or pull it all the way to fire two darts and really surprise your opponent.
Peppa Pig wooden boat and figurine, € 13.99
Sometimes the best toys are the ones that allow for imaginative play and this Peppa Pig wooden boat is reminiscent of the toys many of us grew up with. Made with durable and durable wood, the set includes a wooden George figure with “drop n play” feet, which means it can be easily inserted into any other vehicle or wooden Peppa playset. Pig.
Lego Elf Clubhouse, € 89.99
A brand that has most certainly stood the test of time, Lego has been around for generations – and showing no signs of going anywhere anytime soon, either. One of the most festive toys on the list, the Elves Clubhouse is a ‘quaint and colorful cottage’ where fun-loving Santa Elves enjoy their hard-earned time baking waffles, packing giving gifts and going on rocket-powered sleigh rides. It even has a rooftop telescope they can use to track Santa’s sleigh as it takes off into the night sky on Christmas Eve.
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