Irish shoppers are being warned to get their Christmas shopping finished early this year as supply issues are likely to leave some disappointed.
According to reports, delays have 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 over the coming weeks when it’s likely stocks will be ravaged.
Smyths Toys Superstore issued a warning to parents last week due to the global issues concerning the availability of shipping containers.
The toy shop released a statement advising parents and guardians to start their Christmas shop early this year to avoid disappointment.
In a statement, the company said: “It is always a good idea to avoid disappointment and shop early.
“While some toys may be in short supply, we will be in good stocks from now till the end of Christmas on the majority of toys.”
There are a number of popular choices that are likely to be snapped up quickly, and with no short-term resolution for stock issues right now, you’re best to grab them as soon as you can.
So, here are some of the most popular kids’ toy options for Christmas 2021 that are likely to fly off the shelves ahead of the festive season:
Nintendo Switch €239.99 – €364.99
Paw Patrol Ultimate City 91cm Tall Transforming Lookout Tower €159.99
L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G House of Surprises with 85+ Surprises €269.99
Shimmer ‘n Sparkle InstaGlam On the Glo Makeup Trolley €99.99
Bruder MAN TGA Low Loader Truck with JCB Backhoe Loader €69.99
Other popular options include:
- Ziggy the Robo Dog €49.99
- Studio Creator Video Maker Kit Deluxe €49.99
- Garmin Vivofit Jr 3 – Lilac Floral Fitness Tracker for Kids €64.99
- Imaginext DC Super Friends Bat-Tech BatBot and Batman Figure €119.99
- Little Chef Deluxe Wooden Kitchen €109.99
- 12V BMW Police Motorcycle Electric Ride On €239.99