Thomas & Friends Motion Control Thomas
This version of the well-loved little steam train is actually aimed at 2+, and allows the small owner to direct its movements by waving a hand over it. Thomas also responds to voice commands. RRP £39.99 , available from Amazon.
Tomy pop-up pirate
The object of the game is to make the pirate pop out of the barrel by sticking a coloured sword in. Boys and girls will enjoy this game, so it may be a fun game to buy a family. Recommended for children aged 4+ RRP £12.99, available from Amazon.
Playmobil City Action 5283 Flatbed Construction Truck
Is your grandchild fascinated by construction? Then this flatbed truck, complete with construction worker and tools, may be well received. £14.99 from Toys R Us, who recommend it for children aged 4+.
Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway Toy
This helter-skelter style car toy feature switches, ramps, petrol pump, little cars and more. Looks like great fun, although judging from the reviews may take a little while to put together. RRP £39.99, available from Amazon.
Lego Duplo building blocks
Duplo building blocks are fun and colourful, and like their older brother Lego they have stood the test of time so your grandchild will have no problem building up a set of compatible blocks.
The Lego Duplo Number Train comes with building blocks and several figures with an educational slant. £9.44 from Toys R Us.
Please note Details and prices were correct when we published this article on November 27. Availability and prices can change, so please check websites carefully before purchasing.