Toys that parents believe are most likely to stand the test of time revealed

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Legos, board games and puzzles are among the gifts parents are most confident will stand the test of time, according to a survey.

Bikes, Barbies, footballs and Rubik’s Cubes were also popular choices as parents believe the toys are the most timeless, Gumtree found.

According to the findings, nearly nine out of 10 (87%) parents feel pressured to give gifts their children will be delighted with this year.

But more than half (55%) of children aged six to 12 years surveyed said they would not mind if the gift was second-hand.

Top of the list was what children said in the lead up to Christmas (62%), followed by time off from school (59%), eating Christmas dinner (50%) and playing during the Christmas holidays. Games with friends and family (48%).

Hannah Roach, chief marketing officer at Gumtree, which has a toybox section with second-hand gifts on its website, said: “Toys and games make such priceless memories for children.”

According to the percentage of parents who voted for them, according to parents surveyed for Gumtree, here are the top 10 gifts that will stand the test of time:

1. Lego (56%)

2. Board Games (47%)

3. Puzzles and Jigsaws (34%)

=4. bike (33%)

=4. football (33%)

6. Cuddly Toy/Teddy (30%)

7. Barbie Doll (25%)

8. Dollhouse (24%)

9. Rubik’s Cube (21%)

10. Toy Kitchen (20%)

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