Dolls, plastic guns and remote-controlled motor cars are some of the toys popular with shoppers this Christmas.
Christmas is typically a peak selling season and that special wine or bubbly usually tops most shopping lists.
Consumers are being warned against falling into a debt trap as festive season shopping kicks off at the end of the month.
British singer Robbie Williams is getting into the festive cheer, announcing on Friday he would release his first-ever Christmas album this holiday season.
Being Santa Claus is an all-year job if you ask the 150 Santas from around the world who have left Rudolph and the elves at home to make early Christmas preparations at their annual meet in Denmark.