You simply download the free app from the App Store or from Google Play and you can begin. The animated opening sequence features some fun characters and kids can pick a helper to guide them through the process.
They can personalise their wishlist, by taking a happy, festive selfie, which then appears throughout the app.
It is simple to browse through the best toys of the season, displayed as thumbnails, and pick the ones you want. They are sorted by brand so if your child wants LEGO, Nerf or Playdoh, for example, they can click straight through to the relevant section.
Children can get creative using the virtual pens and numbered stickers to decorate the list before emailing it off to Santa (aka Mum or Dad's inbox!) They can rate their preferences so you will know which toy is their favourite.
The app is colourful, fun, kid friendly and interactive and parents can set a price limit and limit the number of gifts to avoid children picking too much or choosing toys that are too expensive.
Once the letter is sent, the designated email recipient gets an email with a colourful copy of the wishlist, with links to the toys that have been chosen so you can click through and buy or reserve direct from Argos.
Freddy had a go at making his wishlist. He really liked the app and chose the cute little helper Squidge to assist him. I limited the price of the presents to £32 and restricted him to five gifts. He picked four toys: a VTech DigiPet, a Nerf crossbow, a Leapfrog LeapBand and an Innotab game, before decorating his list and clicking the button to send it to Santa. It was really simple and user friendly, and he enjoyed looking through all the toys in his price range.
This app is also a nice way to send wishlists to relatives who ask what the kids want for Christmas, plus it makes it easy for them to buy direct from the links in the email.