I was asked to review the Argos My Christmas Wish List app with my children, to let you know what we all thought of it. The idea behind the app is that it is a really easy way for children to pick the items they want from Santa this year. The app is aimed at children between three and seven years old. Seeing as I have a three and a five year old, we were their target market.
The app was easy to download from Google Play (and is also available on iOs). Once you download the app you can then fill in the settings. It's good if you do this bit before your children choose their toys. In the settings you can change the maximum spend limit and also put the email address you want the list to go to once your children have picked it. You can set up multiple profiles so it is great if you have more than one child.
Once you have updated the settings, you can give the device to your child and they pick a helper to guide them through the process. Then they take a selfie and they are in to the selections of toys to choose from. Once your child has added the toys to the list they can then personalise the app with stickers, drawings, or list the presents in the order they want them. Then the list is emailed off to Santa. When the list comes through it has the pictures of the products your child wants and at the bottom of the email it has the price of their selection. Below is a video review when we tried it.
My children really enjoyed using the app and I was very impressed that they only chose three items (or one in my daughter's case). The only sight glitch I found was that the one present my daughter added to her list was priced at £59.99, which was nearly £10 over the budget I had selected in the initial settings. In my mind, the app isn't going to replace actually writing a letter to Santa and posting it off, but it's a fun addition and it helped me to see the kind of things my children were interested in.
Disclosure: We were provided with a goody bag for the purpose of this review. This had no impact on my post, which is honest and fair.