With only a few weeks left until Christmas, the countdown is on, bringing a tingle of anticipation, and perhaps a slight sense of panic – after all, which toys should Father Christmas be ordering from the elves this year?

Well, just in case you’re not sure where to begin, here’s our pick of the Top 100 toys for Christmas 2014 with everything from retro classics to this year’s hottest new launches. We are putting up new reviews each day and will have the complete 100 live by December 1. So whether it is for your baby’s first Christmas or your nearly-over it tween’s, this is the place to discover toys that will make have longevity for the years to come.

Of course toys are only part of the Christmas equation, so for even more Yuletide inspiration take a look at our weekly Christmas Character Moodboards (from Space Cadets to Queens of Craft) and explore our 12 We Love features for more Christmas-perfect books and products.