The countdown to Christmas is officially on, with only 90 days to go until the big day.

While this Christmas is looking to be much different due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there’s one thing that won’t change - those excited looks on the kids' faces when they post that letter to Father Christmas.

It may only be September, but parents are already saving and some have even started their festive shopping by now.

Some of the UK’s biggest toy companies have come together to show off their most popular products on offer this year, reports the Mirror .

And there are some exciting items ready to be unwrapped this Christmas morning.

Here are some of the most popular toys on sale for Christmas 2020:

Speed Ball

The perfect gift for any football lover, and it will allow them to track their performance and even get competitive with friends.

The revolutionary new ball has an in-built speed sensor technology that measures the speed of your kick up.

It also has sounds effects and cheers and calls out when you get a good score, but be warned it does offer some funny criticism when you don't put enough effort in.

Available from Smyths for £24.99.

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

This card game is great fun for all the family and would be the perfect way to entertain everyone on Christmas Day.

It's kind of like complicated snap that will get your brain thinking.

Players race against each other to slap a match between a card and spoken word - but it's nowhere near as simple as it sounds.

Available from Amazon for £10.99.

TRAPPED: Bank Job

Escape Rooms were huge before the pandemic, but this 'at-home' version means you still get to have all the fun without leaving the living room.

The box contains everything you need to solve the mystery and open the vault, including props and things to put on the wall and surfaces.

The game lasts about between one and two hours and different difficulty levels are available.

Available from Amazon for £12.99.

Jigsaw Puzzle for Rebel Girls

Fancy inspiring your kids while getting them to sit down and so a puzzle?

The puzzles - which come in two sizes - feature Queens and female activists, scientists, artists and sporting champions throughout history.

Available from the Gibson Games website for £10.50.

Botley 2.0 The Coding Robot Activity Set

While coding is still something that terrifies most adults, it's becoming a more important skill for the younger generations.

Botley 2.0 is a screen-free coding robot which teaches them the key skills as they play.

It has lights and music, as well as "oodles of personality"

It can code up to 150 steps, travel in six directions and navigate around obstacles.

Available from learningresources.co.uk for £85.

Interactive Smart Duggee

Parents will already know all about Duggee, who stars in the hit CBeebies show Hey Duggee.

This soft toy has three activity modes, with voice activation and response and music.

Kids can also ask him questions and he responses with different woofs.

There are also recordings from the show's narrator Alexander Armstrong.

Available from Argos, Smyths and Amazon for £34.99.

Telestrations

Another fun game for all the family, but this one will test your drawing and guessing skills as well.

The first person draws what they see, and the next person then has to guess what it is, before handing the pack onto the next person who then draws again and the pattern continues.

Once it gets back to the original person, they get to see how similar the final guess is from their first word.

Available from Amazon for £24.99.

FunLockets Secret Diary Journal

Somewhere special for kids to keep all they little secrets and hidden treasures, this journal is filled with lots of notebooks, stationary and little pockets.

The case locks and there are lots of hidden keys for children to find.

Available from Argos, Smyths and Amazon for £20.

Dobble 360

Dobble has been a big name on the game scene for several years now, but 2020 brings an exciting new twist - 360.

The aim of the game is still the same, but the cards sit on a rotating display making it even harder to spot the matching symbols.

Available from Amazon for £29.99.

FailFix Total Makeover Doll

Unlike the majority of dolls, this make-over toy gives a more realistic 'before' offering.

She starts off with messy hair and messed up make-up, wearing a comfy dressing gown.

Kids can then give her a whole new look, changing her hair, make-up and clothes to get her ready for a fun day out.

It comes with a new outfit, accessories, face and hair tools.

Available from Amazon, Argos, Entertainer, Smyths, Very, Asda, Tesco, B&M for £19.99.