Awesome Argos Christmas in July


Argos is one of those companies that I turn to for everything. If I cant get it next day on Amazon I reserve it at my local Argos and go and pick it up. I also buy the majority of all the kids Christmas presents from the catalogues.

I have many fond memories as a child doing Santa’s letter using the catalogue, from the early years of cutting out the toys to the later letters when I included the codes too so he wouldn’t get it wrong. I am not sure why I thought Santa bought the presents from Argos. It might have been the fact they mostly had code stickers on them that matched the ones in the catalogue.

Yesterday I was invited along to the Argos Christmas in July event. It was breathtakingly beautiful. The inside space had been transformed with giant baubles and christmas wrapping paper making the whole area like a Christmas wonderland. Elizabeth asked if it was Santa’s workshop and wanted to know where all of the elves were.


There was lots to see from the beauty and home range but with my two little monkeys in tow there was no way I was getting the chance to look at Grown up things.

The girls loved looking at all of the toys and I am very excited about a lot of the toys that are coming out in time for Christmas.

Each of the girls had their favourites with Alison falling in love with this Elmo that talks and gives you hugs. Elizabeth liked the Robotic fish, the Design a bear Poppet and the Teksta Dog.

Argos pulled together a list of what they believe will be the top twelve best toys this Christmas.

Furby Boom
Teksta Dog
Elmo Hugs
Leappad Ultra
Sofia the first talking doll
Lego Start Wars R2D2
Monopoly Empire
Planes Wing control Dusty (I loved this!)
Nerf Elite Rapidstrike CS-18
Lego friends Dolphin Cruiser
Vtech InnoTab
Flying Fairy by flutterbye


There was one grown up section that the girls did enjoy and I wasn’t really surprised. The technology department were showcasing Disney Infinity, Skylanders Swap Force and the PS4 with Playroom.

I was surprised to see them master the Xbox 360 seen as they have not played with this console before but they had soon worked out how to play both Disney Infinity and Skylanders Swap Force.

They also loved spending more time with the PS4 and Playroom. With no instructions needed they took the Xperia Z from the person demonstrating and was soon creating a disco for the robots and playing football with them.

I think that the PS4 may have to be our family Christmas present.