Christmas stockings will be full of pretend lightsabers and chocolate creation kits this year if early sales are anything to go on.

Five weeks out from Christmas, shopping for the festive season is in full swing, home shopping specialist Home Direct general manager Jodi Comrie said.

Topping the list as the most popular item for boys is a mighty beans Star Wars lightsaber, and proving to be most popular for girls is a Whipple sensational sweets kit.

Also in the top five list for boys' items is: a remote control flip car, tool set car track, Edwards skateboards, and pump action water gun.


Rounding off the top five popular items for girls is: a jewellery craft set, princess dresser, princes carriage with doll and TY beanie monstaz.

The average spend on Christmas presents has been $42, but spends could span upwards to $129 or down to $10.