Everywhere you look there are unicorn-themed gifts primed for Christmas stockings – from notebooks to gin and even novelty unicorn poop bath bombs.
And who better to judge the best toys on offer this Christmas than kids themselves? Five-year-old Margo had the tough job of trying unicorn children’s gifts for HuffPost – from puzzles to stuffed animals.
Her (extremely patient) parents supervised while she unboxed, inspected and played with various unicorn-themed gifts. They asked her to tell them what she liked – and didn’t like.
Among her haul was Poopsie The Unicorn (yes, you heard that right), which is tipped as a 2018 best-seller, but how did a toy that poops slime everywhere fare with our tiny, sparkle-obsessed reviewer?
The Winner: Unicorn hot water bottle, Marks & Spencer, £22
Margo’s review: “I like how the hair has lots of colours and goes pink, blue, purple. And I love the sparkly horn. It feels soft, cuddly and very warm – it’s the sort of thing I’d take to bed.”
Parents’ review: “A slow burner that was initially shunned for the bells and whistles of the alternatives. However, come bedtime this soon became the favourite. Certainly much better ‘cuddleability’ than the flashing unicorn (see below) and kept Margo’s tootsies warm well into the night. Despite not having the most attractive colour scheme, it had a use beyond being a teddy making it the favourite for parents.”
Margo’s score: 7/10
Parents’ score: 8/10
Unicorn poopsie slime surprise, Argos, £49.99
Margo’s review: “The unicorn thing is good, but it made a mess on Mummy’s carpet. Margo likes it, Mummy doesn’t like it.”
Parents’ review: “For us, it was a huge faff. Margo wasn’t that impressed either. It didn’t work the way it was supposed to and found it really messy (and we now have green…