The Most Middle Class Toys This Christmas

Sure, we’ve all seen a hundred gift guides this Christmas. Everyone has an opinion on the best toys you can buy your child (and actually, all my child wants is a Frozen jigsaw and a cape). But, just because it makes me chuckle, here are the most middle class toys you can buy your kid this Christmas.

Middle class toys

1. Cappuccino? Soy latte? Extra hot venti filter coffee? Your child can be a barista with this John Lewis Coffee Machine!

2. This wooden camera might not have as many settings as your DSLR but it’s cute.

3. This wooden sushi set has everything a budding California Roll fan needs. Even soy sauce and wasabi!

4. Mum listens to Radio 2 on her Roberts radio, so little one can listen to CBeebies Radio on this toy knitted retro radio.

5. Want something sweet to go with your decaf skinny cap? Why have biscuits when you can have macarons like these ones from ELC.

6. Just the thing that every child needs, when they’re pretending to go shopping – a Waitrose trolley.

7. Does your child’s dolls house have a toy Aga? If not, I pity the dolls!

8. Help your child get their five a day by juicing and making smoothies with this toy smoothie maker.

I may mock, but who am I kidding, I’d love to see any of these toys in my daughter’s toy box. My name is Alison and I’m a thoroughly middle class mum. I’m off to eat brunch in a posh cafe and read the Sunday papers with my family…



  1. December 21, 2014 / 8:44 am

    He he I hate to admit it but my mum bought my daughter the wait rose shopping trolley last Christmas and it is loved. I would draw the line at the sushi though 😉

  2. December 21, 2014 / 8:44 am

    He he I hate to admit it but my mum bought my daughter the wait rose shopping trolley last Christmas and it is loved. I would draw the line at the sushi though 😉

  3. December 21, 2014 / 9:17 am

    Ha Ha… I so want them all too! In fact a few are wrapped and ready for Miss M for Christmas to go with her market…which of course I can’t wait to play with! Love this round-up A…

  4. December 21, 2014 / 11:11 am

    Woohahaha, you’re so funny….I wonder what would appear on the Upper Class one

    • Elaine
      December 21, 2014 / 3:36 pm

      Nothing! Real poshies buy no presents or just a novelty gift for adults.I suppose they might relent for kids to a rocking horse(under5s). Scrabble (over 5s). The antithis to working class who buy EVERYTHING!!!! P.s. I want to be working class please!

  5. December 21, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    I am ashamed to admit that we have the macaroons and a similar sushi kit. And that smoothie maker is AWESOME- I wouldn’t mind that myself. Wow I am totally middle class. 😉 Cept I only shop at Waitrose when I can’t be bothered with the hecticness of Tesco. 😉

  6. December 22, 2014 / 11:31 am

    Haha, you’ve made me smile. I think it’s pretty safe to say that while I’m drinking my champagne on Christmas morning my children might be opening some rather middle class gifts. I think Jasmin *needs* that Aga too! x

  7. December 22, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    Ha! Brilliant. I think my middle class 3-year old will need some of these. He is constantly requesting we visit Waitrose, especially since we moved to a town which (shock-horror) has no Waitrose – only a Morrisons and Iceland (which his mum did not go to). My 3-year old also used to obsess over the Waitrose coffee machine, so he may also need the coffee machine, so he can get the authentic Waitrose shopping experience in play format. The wooden sushi set is hilarious, as is the Aga. Personally, I’ve cooked on an Aga many times, and I prefer gas by a country mile. I’m clearly not middle class enough for this list.

    Right, now to remove the tongue from my cheek.

    Fantastic post!

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