The online sensation Annoying Orange is YouTube's most watched comedy show with over 1.4 billion views. It is set to come to UK TV in 2013 bringing the annoyingly hilarious humour to an even wider audience. My kids can all recite Annoying Orange quotes and are fans of the kooky, talking citrus fruit.
For the first time ever, Annoying Orange and his long suffering pals are available as cool and quirky toys and accessories. So this year, discovering an orange in your stocking will be a great find!
The product range includes ‘Fresh Squeezed’ talking clip-ons that are super soft and with a gentle squeeze you will instantly recognise the annoying sounds from your favourite characters. RRP £6.99
The Kitchen Crew Talking Clip-ons are great for putting on your school bag or even car keys – watch out though, you might hear then shouting some of their well-known annoying puns! RRP £6.99.
The Annoying Orange ‘Kitchen Crew’ collectibles are textured with detail and will make great stocking fillers this Christmas. RRP £7.99.
The Annoying Orange talking plush range say funny jokes, puns and classic phrases from the Annoying Orange series. RRP £7.99. (All Suitable for ages 4+ and available from Toys R Us.)
Ikea Soft Toys and BooksIf you want some original toys and books for the kids' stockings, then take a look in Ikea. Many are priced below the £5 mark and are all so beautifully designed. Plus for every one purchased Ikea are donating 1 Euro to their Soft Toys for Education campaign which helps under privileged kids worldwide.
How about this funky monkey glove puppet from the Klappar Cirkus range (RRP £3)? We were sent him so we could have a play with him ourselves! It is just one of a fabulous selection of circus themed soft toys that are great value and exceptionally cute, each with their own personality. The range also includes finger puppets and fancy dress hats, perfect for a Christmas Day performance! They start at just £1.
Ikea also sell children's books. We were sent a copy of Heroes of The Vegetable Patch, a large sized, fully illustrated story book featuring a bumble-bee, an old lady and some lovely vegetable characters. It's a gentle tale of friendship and teaches little ones that we all share the same land. At just £4 it is a great buy.