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2020’s top Christmas presents for kids (by kids)

2020’s top Christmas presents for kids (by kids)
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The holiday season brings with it the dilemma of what Christmas presents to buy for your kids. But thanks to RoosterMoney, this needn’t be a problem.

RoosterMoney is the company behind a pocket money app that helps parents teach their children about the value of money in the digital age.

The company has compiled a Pocket Money Index based on a comprehensive study of 40,000 boys and girls aged from 4 to 14 years old. The index has been used to compile the top ten most wanted gifts by boys and girls and the top ten overall.

So, if you’re wondering what your children want to find in their Christmas stockings this year, check out the list below.

1. Lego

It should come as no surprise that Lego is at the top of the list of Christmas presents for kids. This eternal favourite is a must-have amongst the Christmas presents for kids aged 10 and under, though it’s more popular with boys than girls.

2. Phone

A phone is the most wanted gift by girls, but it ranked in eighth place for boys. Overall, phones are the second most wanted gift. For children aged 11 and over, they are a must-have.

3. Fortnite

This post-apocalyptic computer game is the second most wanted gift by boys, but it’s in third place overall. It’s most wanted by children aged from 6 to 12.

4. Roblox

Roblox is an online game that allows users to build their own theme park or seek underwater treasure. Of all the Christmas presents for kids, this game is the seventh most wanted gift by boys and third most wanted by girls.

5. Nintendo Switch

In fifth place for boys and ninth place for girls is the Nintendo Switch gaming console. The versatile tech also appeals to the broadest age range, appealing to children aged from 4 to 12.

6. PlayStation

A PlayStation is the third most popular gift for boys after Lego and Fortnite. However, this popular games console does not feature in the top ten most wanted gifts by girls.

7. Dolls

The second most wanted gift by girls. Dolls are especially popular amongst children aged 4 to 9. Perhaps unsurprisingly, dolls didn’t feature in the top ten for boys.

8. Xbox

An Xbox is the fourth most wanted gift by boys. As was the case with the PlayStation, however, this games console doesn’t appear in the top ten for girls. This is a gift most wanted by children aged 9 and above.

9. Computer

A computer is the sixth most wanted gift by boys, but this is another piece of tech that does not appear in the top ten for girls. Computers are favoured by children aged 11 and above.

10. Bike

Once a firm favourite, a bike is the tenth most wanted gift for girls, but it doesn’t appear in the boys’ top ten.


When thinking what Christmas presents to buy for your kids, pay particular attention to presents that come with an ongoing financial commitment.

This includes a mobile phone, or online games such as Fortnite or Roblox. Make sure you understand all of the terms and conditions before you make a commitment, including any potential credit card payments.

Bear in mind that many video games carry age ratings. It is worth paying attention to these ratings when deciding what games your children will play.

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