Zhu Zhu Prince Hamster £4.95 @ John Lewis
Now I don't claim to get all children's toys, and this is definitely one of the elusive ones. What exactly is the attraction of Zhu Zhu hamsters? Still the little girl across the road who is the same age as my son loves these critters and has whole sets of tunnels and tubes for them to climb through. The Zhu Zhu Prince Hamster has been reduced by John Lewis from £9.95 to £4.95.
Standard delivery costs £3, however there is an option to collect instore the day following your order for free. This applies to 57 John Lewis and Waitrose stores, so check to see if there's one handy for you.
This hamster actually has a name. It isn't just Prince, it is Prince Dashington. I kid you not. He is a very cute purple colour and has a sweet little pink nose. At this price it would make a fabulous stocking filler, but I would really consider it for the present drawer. Not something I can make use of as my son only has one girl that's a friend!
One feature that will gladden the heart of any parent is that the hamster comes with two AA batteries. It is recommended from age 4 upwards, and the website emphasises again that this toy is not suitable for under 3 year olds.
Thanks to wazzygib at HUKD!