Finding the perfect gift for children can seem like mission impossible, there are so many amazing toys out there it’s hard to know what to look for and where to look. I have compiled this Christmas Gift Guide For Kids and it showcases some fantastic toys from a lot of great brands that would make a lovely gift this Christmas, what’s more, I have covered all ages from newborn right through to teens. I hope you find the gift guide useful and it provides some great gift ideas.
1 | Baby Carrier One Air – £155
This would make a great gift for any mum to be or a baby who likes to be held close. The Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier One Air would make a lovely choice of gift. It’s suitable for newborn to approx 3 years which means it’s the only carrier you will ever need. The carrier offers optimal newborn position allowing baby to be carried high on the chest so you can kiss baby’s head and bond. The carrier has been ergonomically designed with a waist belt, padded shoulder straps and wide-leg positioning for baby’s comfort. Another great feature is 4 front and back carrying options.
2 | Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Soft Kitten – £14.99
This adorable and soft kitten teddy would make a lovely first teddy or keepsake for a little one. It’s super soft and dressed snuggly in a lovely winter jumper and booties it’s perfect for any Frozen fan, big or small. You can also have the kittens tag personalised with a name. For older children, there’s a lovely range of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure items available including a Singing Doll Set, Travel Art Set, Frozen Figurine Set and much more.
3 | Skip Hop Uplift Multi-level Baby Bouncer – £130
The stylish Multi-level Baby Bouncer from Skip Hop has been created to bring baby into every family moment. This clever bouncer starts off as a floor height bouncer but can be adjusted with the turn of a knob to raise the bouncer to sofa height or any level in between. The bouncer is perfect for every occasion where you want to keep your eyes on baby and keep them involved and engaged in family events such as playing and mealtimes. The bouncer can be adjusted to 34 inches high, has a removable/washable 5 point harness seat, cushioned infant insert, auto-off feature after 20 minutes. The Uplift also has a soothing vibration feature and plays two melodies and two sounds with volume control (heartbeat and ocean waves). It comes fully assembled and can be folded away easily for storages making it the only bouncer you will ever need.
4 | Ergobaby Baby Swaddler – £19.90
A good night sleep is essential for babies which makes the Baby Swaddler from Ergobaby a gift that both baby and parents will appreciate. The Ergobaby Baby Swaddler is designed to help babies sleep longer, it has arm pockets to help keep baby from startling awake, healthy hip positioner which allows free movement of hips and legs and easy nappy change with no need to unwrap baby. The lightweight and breathable Swaddlers are made from 100% cotton fabric and are available in a variety of different colours and designs.
5 | Unicorn Baby Leggings – £10
If you’re looking for something cute but practical then how about a gorgeous pair of Baby Leggings from Blade & Rose. The leggings are available in a variety of designs including Unicorn (pictured), Christmas themed, Rainbow and much more. They are available in a variety of sizes from newborn to 4 years. The Unicorn Baby Leggings would make a lovely gift, they’re colourful, fun and comfortable.
6 | Walking Makka Pakka – £23.99
In The Night Garden fans will love Walking Makka Pakka. Press Makka Pakka’s hand and he will walk around carrying his favourite sponge and reciting his favourite sounds and phrases, just like he does on TV. He would be a great addition to any In The Night Garden fans collection. Walking Makka Pakka is suitable for 10 months + and is available to purchase from Argos and Amazon.
1 | Cat Buildin’ Crew Roll ‘n Go – £16.99
Little builders will love these exciting characterised Cat machine toys. Choose from Powerhouse Pete or Haulin’ Harry, both characters have fun features including lights, sounds, music and voices. Plus, spin the ball for motorised forward and reverse action to keep little ones entertained for hours.
2 | Read With Me Violet – £29.99
This cute and cuddly puppy is the perfect companion for little ones aged 2 years and over. Read With Me Violet comes with 5 interactive books (pattern, narrative, concept, rhyming and learn-about) which will help little ones build early reading skills through interactive play. Press the numbers on Violet’s collar to select a book.
She also has five interactive spots which respond to touch, children can pat her head when it’s time to turn the page, press her left paw to hear a song, pet her back to answer questions, press her right paw to hear happy learning songs and kiss her cheek to hear sweet friendship phrases. When it’s bedtime little ones will have a cuddly friend who can also be put into sleep mode to read a bedtime story and then play 8 minutes of soothing lullabies for a sound night sleep.
3 | London Bus Leo – £15.99
Help children learn their colours and shapes with this fun play set from WOW Toys. London Bus Leo is friction powered with realistic engine sounds for hours of imaginative play fun. Once your little one has finished touring the capital they can sort the shapes by inserting them through the openings in the roof. After the shapes are sorted push the magic button to pop open the tailgate and release the shapes so they can be sorted again and again. London Bus Leo includes a motorised London bus, a bus driver and 6 assorted shapes. No batteries are required. Suitable for ages 1 to 5 years.
4 | Snuggle Sac Child Sleeping Bag Pirate – £50
Arghhh me hearties! This cosy Snuggle Sac from Room to Grow would make a lovely gift for any little one this Christmas, it would be perfect for sleepovers, long car journeys, taking on holiday or just snuggling on the sofa watching a movie. The Snuggle Sac is made of 100% cotton lining for comfort. With a measurement of 135cm, the Snuggle Sac is suitable for a child up to 4ft 9. It’s even machine washable so can be easily cleaned when needed. The fun pirate design will mean little ones can’t wait to go to sleep and dream of pirates treasure and fun adventures.
5 | Rocco’s Big Race – £32.99
This colourful and fun 5 piece set from WOW Toys includes 1 Tow Truck, 1 Tow Trailer, 1 Race Car and 2 Figures. Rocco’s Big Race is the perfect gift for little ones aged 18 months to 5 years. Place the drivers in their cabs and head off for a day at the races. Little ones can push Rocco forward to see his powerful battery-free motorised engine in action and watch him take off to the race track. Open the tailgate to release Axel the race car for his big race then push him forward to see him racing towards the finish line. After the race is over simply pull out the magnetic winch, attach it to the race car then press the green button to bring the race car back onto the trailer. As well as the fun element, Rocco’s Big Race can help encourage motor skills and inspire imaginative play. No batteries are required.
6 | Mr Tumble – Something Special Learning Pad – £17.99
Mr Tumble and Friends come to life with this learning pad which helps encourage hand-eye coordination, problem-solving, sound recognition and cause & effect. Little ones can play six games which will encourage learning about colours, numbers, shapes, letters, characters and musical instruments. The Learning Pad from Trends UK would make a great fun and educational gift this Christmas.
1 | Thomas and Friends Daring Dragon Drop – £30
Keeping little ones entertained is easy with this Thomas and Friends Take-n-Play Daring Dragon Drop set. When Thomas finds a shield on Misty Island he’s inspired to find the legendary dragon. Thomas has to ride along the track from Misty Island but as he makes his way the volcano erupts and he has to make a daring escape. He must quickly ride up the ramp and onto the dragon bridge where he can zip line safely back to Misty Island. The volcano eruption features lights and sounds and the zip line dragon bridge features roaring sounds. The set includes a die-cast metal Thomas and shield. This playset folds up for easy storage and transportation which makes it a great choice this Christmas for taking when visiting family and friends. Suitable for age 3+
2 | Born Interactive Wonderland Fairy Rider Doll – £54.99
Add a little magic and wonder to your little one’s doll collection with the BABY Born Fairy Rider Doll this Christmas. Baby Born has many lifelike functions including drinking, wetting her nappy, crying, eating, sleeping, the ability to control her wee and poo, she is also moveable and can be given a bath for maximum fun. Baby Born comes with 11 baby accessories, 1 necklace, 2 bracelets, 1 plate with a spoon, 1 bottle with cap, 1 sachet of special food, 1 potty and 1 dummy. Suitable for age 3+
3 | Marvel Superheroes Power Wrist R/C – £24
Superhero fans will love this Marvel hero power wrist vehicle. Racers control the vehicle with a flick of the wrist, simply turn your hand right or left to make the vehicle go in that direction, then use the buttons on the wrist control to make the vehicle go forward and backwards. Perfect for ages 3-5 to enjoy some fast-paced superhero adventures with their friends.
4 | FurReal Chatty Charlie the Barkin’ Beagle – £59.99
Chatty Charlie is a cuddly companion with a very clever trick. Charlie wears a special collar which not only lights up when he barks but translates his barks into phrases so you can understand what he’s saying. FurReal Chatty Charlie the Barkin Beagle has 80 barks which are translated into different fun greetings and phrases ranging from a friendly “Hello” to “You’re awesome”. He also has several other fun features including poseable legs, moving his ears to hide his face and wagging his tail when you pet his back. Charlie will respond to sound & touch and loves to be held and cuddled. Suitable for ages 4+
5 | Beados Four Colour Pen Starter Kit – £10
For children who enjoy crafts and design this Beados Four Colour Pen Set would make a great gift. Load the pen with the coloured beads (up to 4 different colours), select the colour you want to use then pop them onto the template, spray with water and display your Beados creation with pride. No heat or glue is required. The Kit contains everything needed to get started including the four colour pen, 400 beads (including neon colours), a spray bottle, 6 design templates, pen stand, bead tray, display stand, and instruction booklet. Suitable for ages 4+
6 | Blast Box – £19.99
This is a game of courage, skill and a little bit of luck – are you brave enough to play Blast Box? 1 ballon for each player is placed in the Blast Box, players then take it in turns with the spinner to see how many nails they must hammer into the box. The more nails, the higher the chance of popping a balloon and that means you’re out. The winner is the last person left playing. Includes everything you need for gameplay including Blast box, Blast hammer, 35 Blast Box plastic nails, spinner, balloon inflator, balloon tie and 100 balloons. Suitable for age 4+ and for 2-4 players.
7 | HARIBO Christmas Selection – £various
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a few sweet treats and this year HARIBO has a great Christmas themed selection available. Choose from a tasty selection box, a hanging star which you can hang on the tree, a Christmas cracker full of tasty treats or pick up your little ones favourite HARIBO treats.
8 | Baby Alive Super Snacks Snackin’ Noodles Baby – £39.99
Make Baby Alive some delicious noodles using her baby food and noodle press then watch in amazement as she slurps down her favourite food with delight. After all that tasty food it’s time to change baby’s ‘messy’ nappy to start the fun all over again. The baby food is reusable for endless fun. As well as feeding Baby Alive her dinner, she will also start talking when you tickle her belly. She can tell you when she’s hungry and ask for her noodles, say thank you to mummy or daddy and has more than 20 sounds and phrases in English or Spanish. You can also flip the switch on her back to choose whether she says “Mummy” or “Daddy”.
9 | Cat Machine Maker Junior Operator – £11.99
Little mechanics will adore this Cat Machine Maker playset. The set comes with an operator figure, vehicle machine pieces and a chunky screwdriver to let budding builders put together and take apart the vehicle time and time again. Wheels and body parts are easily snapped into place while the other parts are removed using the screwdriver. Combine with other sets from the Machine Maker range to create your own vehicle combinations. Suitable for age 3+
1 | Trends Xtrem Bot Spy Bot – £39.99
What could be cooler than a Spy Bot under the tree this Christmas?! The Xtrem Spy Bot from Trends is a programmable robot with robotic dance, LED eyes, sounds, 2 different walking modes and a fun voice repeat mode. There’s also spy mode which lets Spy Bot record 20 seconds of secret conversations even when he’s as far away from you as 5 metres. Spy bot can also be programmed to carry out 50 sequenced actions – a great introduction to programming with this futuristic and fun robot.
2 | Playmags 60 Piece Starter Set – £49.98
If you’re looking for a gift that will let your children be creative whilst learning then look no further than Playmags – the magnetic tile playset. This clever product encourages children to use their imagination during creative play and helps develop problem-solving, motor skills, shape recognition and much more. A great set to get you started is the Playmags 60 piece starter set which includes a selection of Large and Small Squares, Windows, Medium and Tall Triangles and 6 Clickins. You can also purchase add-ons which will let children use the Playmags pieces to create vehicles, the skies the limits with this clever playset.
3 | Havex Machines Vehicles Combat Bot – £11.99 each
Race, transform and battle with these automatically transforming bots. Race your micro car into the battle pod and watch the transformation from robot to battle vehicle happen before your eyes. The range includes land, sea and air vehicles, each comes with a micro car and transforming combat vehicle. Collect them all for the ultimate Combat Bot team! Choose from Sonic Jet, Combat Bot, Strike Chopper or Lightning Sub. No batteries required. Suitable for age 6+
4 | Creepy Hand – £24.99
Children will love this creepy game of Truth, Dare or Forfeit from Megableu this Christmas. The hand moves around in a circle until it stops and points at a player. The player then has to choose Truth or Dare and an opponent will read the corresponding card. If the player succeeds they get to keep the card, but if the player forfeits they will face another challenge or will have to use their Joker. The first player to get 6 cards wins. This super fun and spooky take on Truth or Dare will have everyone laughing, but be aware, if you choose to forfeit you’ll face an extra challenge! Suitable for age 7+ and for 2 or more players.
5 | Snazaroo Small Face Paint Gift Box – £19.99
If your children enjoy face painting then this lovely gift set has everything they need to create up to 60 different designs and neatly stores all of the paints and accessories in one place. The Small Face Paint Gift Box contains everything your child will need to create face painting masterpieces including 12 x 1ml face paints (various colours), 1 x 2ml Black and White, 4 x crayons, 2 x sponges, 2 x paintbrushes, 2 x sheets of stencils and a step by step guide.
6 | Googly Eyes – £19.99
Children and adults can put their vision and drawing skills to the test with this hilarious new game from University Games. Players take it in turns to wear the vision distorting glasses and their team have to guess what they’re drawing, all against the timer – so be quick! There are 3 different sets of glasses all with different levels of difficulty. This would make a great Christmas day game that the whole family can enjoy, it’s sure to have everyone laughing along. Suitable for age 7+ and for 4-16 players.
7 | Heat Holders Minion Slipper Socks – £10.99
Keep little one’s feet cosy this Winter with this super soft and fun gift from Heatholders. These colourful yellow Minion Slipper Socks will make a great gift for little and big minion fans. Kids socks are available in size 9-12 and 12.5-3.5 while adults are available in size 6-11 (£13.99). Made with the same warming qualities as classic Heat Holders thermal socks but with added grip for safe indoor use.
8 | 4D+ UTOPIA 360° Dinosaur Experience – £39.99
Wow, little dinosaur fans this Christmas with the amazing 4D Dinosaur Experience from ReTrak. Learn all about the history of each dinosaur and see just how big the dinosaurs were compared with the average human. The headset works with the interactive and fully-featured Dinosaur 4D+ app for a truly immersive experience. Children can immerse themselves in a 360° VR experience surrounded by extinct dinosaurs and even capture fun augmented reality photos of dinosaurs in the real world environment. The set includes the Utopia 360° VR Headset and 20 AR cards, it’s compatible with smartphones, tablets and VR headsets. Simply scan the cards with your prefered device and watch the dinosaurs come to life in 4D! Perfect for age 7+
9 | Awesome Little Green Men – £24.99
If your little ones like collectables then Awesome Little Green Men is something they will love. Series 1 features over 100 new recruits to collect and swap with friends. Each starter pack comes with 4 figures, 3 visible and 1 blind bag, 4 dog tags, 1 chain and a collectable poster. Suitable for age 6+
1 | Smiggle – £various
For school-aged children, Smiggle has a whole host of great Christmas gifts and stocking fillers. You can choose practical gifts such as the funky Soccer Field a5 Lockable Notebook (£13.50), Pop Out Pencil Case (£15.50) or the Triple Pencil Case Kit which contains a selection of art essentials (£18). There’s also a selection of fun and quirky gifts such as the Xmas Pen Popper (£3.50), Spy Marker Pen (£4.00) or the DIY Slime Time Kit (£11.50).
2 | Curtain Lanterns – £25
Tweens and teens like to put their own stamp on their bedroom, so why not treat them to a few homely bedroom accessories this Christmas. Typo offers a fantastic selection of home accessories at great prices. A great way to brighten up a room is to add some fairy lights or string lights (also a very popular trend on Instagram) so why not let your tween or teen decorate their room with a few light accessories. Typo has a few lighting accessories which would be perfect for this including the Curtain Lanterns which are available in clear and warm white, they would look great hung above a bed, desk or window. Or, you could opt for the Twinkle Lights which are available in a variety of lengths, they could be placed across a headboard or moulded around a curtain pole or photo frame to add a bit of light and sparkle to a room.
3 | Pure Clear Tech21 Case – £34.99+
We all know accidents happen so make sure your tween or teens phone is safe this Christmas with the Pure Clear Case from Tech21. The crystal clear case lets you protect your phone whilst enjoying the original beauty of your device. The Pure Clear Case is 50% thinner and 50% lighter than the market leader whilst offering protection from drops of up to 2m. The hard outer shell helps spread the impact whilst the BulletShield trim absorbs it protecting your phone drop after drop.
The Pure Clear Cae is available for iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.
4 | GRIT 2018 ATOM COMPLETE SCOOTER – £69.95
For the adventurous and active, the Grit Atom Stun Scooter from SkateHut has shorter bars than normal and is lightweight at only 3.3kg making it the ideal beginner’s stunt scooter. It features Y Bars for strength, Abec 7 bearings for speed, soft feel grips and Super Coil Spring Breaks. The Grit Atom is available in a variety of stylish colours to suit every individual. The scooter comes 95% built, simply install the bars then tighten the clamps and you’re ready to try out stunts and tricks to your heart’s content.
5 | #EveryDayPlay – £various
Fidget toys and skill toys have become hugely popular over the last year and you can find all types of fun fidget toys online at EveryDayPlay. Choose from some of the best fidget and skill toys from 2017 including Thumb Chucks, Metal Chuckz, Spinzipz, Spinbladez, KLiXX or Tumblstix. Children can impress their friends with the tricks they have learnt and keep busy with the fidget busting toys.
6 | Gillette Proshield Chill Justice League Starter pack – £14.99?
If you’re looking for a gift for your teen who has started shaving then why not take a look at the Gillette Proshield Chill Justice League Starter pack. The pack includes the Gillette Fusion ProShield men’s razor, plus three Refill Blades. The razor features Gillette’s thinnest & finest blades for a seamless shave, it has lubrication before & after the blades, five precision blades, FlexBall technology and a Precision Trimmer on the back.
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