With Black Friday over and out of the way and Christmas just around the corner I’ve decided to put together a gift guide to help people get ideas for Christmas presents. We have two little girls earthside and one little boy in heaven. These are a few of my favourite bits I have found.
*This is a collaborative post, some of the products in this post have been gifted to us previously and are working along side some brands for this gift guide*
Little Brian Art Station
Let your little people get creative this Christmas with the Little Brian Art Station. It is double sided with a whiteboard and chalkboard and comes with 6 paint sticks, 6 chalk sticks and a duster. The paint sticks dry within 30 seconds which means these are mess free! You can also use the paint sticks on different materials for example window painting and rock painting.
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This retails for £29.99 and is available from Smyths Toys.
Cancer Care Parcel.
The Thoughtful Cancer Survival Kit for children really is the most thoughtful gift as it packed with 9 genuinely helpful items. Cancer care parcel provide the most perfect gifts for anyone you may know who has cancer. Each parcel is carefully and thoughtfully put together and is the perfect present to give someone. To let them know you are thinking of them, take some of their worries away and bring a little bit of calm back into their lives. This hamper is safe for all cancer therapies including chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Inside the parcel is Catchable bubbles and a glow stick for fun. For comfort there is a pair of gloves, an emoji pillow and a cute little hand warmer. The parcel also contains a pair of earphones, a tiger water bottle, a portable power bank (perfect for charging up tablets or an MP3 player whilst having treatment) and also some peppermint tea which has properties to relieve nausea.
Everything come beautifully packaged with a lovely note to say “Someone thinking of you sent you this gift” and every detail that has gone into putting these parcels together really makes it special. This gift retails for £69 and is available from Cancer Care Parcel.
Count With Peppa Pig
If you know a little boy or girl who loves Peppa Pig then this is a fantastic gift for them. They can learn to count with Peppa Pig. There are two different settings for numbers and colours and Peppa comes with 10 coloured and numbered coins which can be posted into the coin slot. My little girls have this and absolutely love it. Read my full review here. This retails from around £16 and is available from Smyths Toys, Debenhams and Argos where it’s included in their two for £30 offer.
Are your little ones obsessed with Bing like mine are? (Have you seen that there is BRAND NEW episodes on CBeebies?! Yes I was shocked too) This reversible duvet and pillow case set will be sure to bring a smile to their face this Christmas. With Bing Bunny on one side and ”Hoppity Vooooosh”on the other they can choose which side they want to have facing up before they go to bed. You can read our full review here!
Dreamtex not only have Bing but they also have a whole range of well known character designs such as Moon and Me and In the Night Garden. This retails for around £17 and is available from Amazon and Studio.
With the most beautiful swimwear and swimming accessories, Splash About have some really wonderful gifts for your little merbabies. A fantastic gift for children as they can use them for swimming lessons, summertime and holidays or even splashing around in the bath at home. I’ve picked out a few of my favourites from the website. The first are these gorgeous Nina and Noahs Ark hooded towels. My daughters love to wear a hooded towel after a bath or shower it makes them feel all cosy. These are £21.99 each and they also come in a smaller size for babies which costs £16.99.
I also adore these float wings and matching swimming costumes which would come in so handy for holidays, swimming lessons and splashing about when the weather is warmer. They actually have a Learn to swim bundle where you can save if you buy them together for £28.78 but if you don’t need a swimming costume you can get the floats on their own for £18.99. They have one for girls which is Unicorns and Raimbows and for boys they have Castles and Dragons.
My last gift choice from Splash about are these Shorty Wetsuits. What I like the most about these is that they can keep your little ones warm when it’s cool and protected from the harmful rays of the sun when’s it’s sunny. They have UPF50+ sun protection. They have a whole range of Wetsuits and UV suits but these were my favourite at £24.99 and come in sizes 2-4 and 4-6.
These fluffy little toys may look cute but they are also full of personality. Children will enjoy feeding them colours and the different colours can change their mood. There are 5 different game modes to choose from which you can switch by pressing the button on their nose. Pomsies Lumies also have 50 secret sounds which can be unlocked by different colour patterns. Inside the box you will get one Lumie friend, a comb for the Lumie’s big wild hair and also an instruction sheet that doubles up as colours that you can use for them to pick up. You can read my full review here. These are available from £14.99 from Smyths Toys.
Every little person needs a good sleep at night. It’s one of the most important things that children need. Give the gift of a good night sleep with this adorable Kids Sleep gift set from Ozaren Aromatherapy. Included in this gift set is the Kids Blend Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, Kids Sleepy Balm stick, Kids Deep Sleep Diffuser blend and the sweetest little lavender teddy. Your little ones will enjoy the ritual of spraying their pillow (and perhaps the teddy too) and applying their sleepy balm all by themselves before heading to the land of nod. It all comes beautifully packaged in a cello gift bag with purple branded ribbon. This retails for £12 although if you use my discount code 3Z10 you can get it for £10.80. Available from Ozaren Aromatherapy.
Along Came Ollie
I will always be a huge supporter of this brand as I watched one of my best friends ideas come to life and I couldn’t be more proud. There are a huge variety of wooden toys and little pieces that can be used for flat lays or home decor. These are two of my favourite gift ideas for children from Along Came Ollie. The first is this beautiful Wooden Tree Sorter retailing for £18. A handmade Linden wood tree filled with mini trees. Perfect for learning to count and for helping with hand eye coordination. You can personalise this by choosing one of the colour sets from the drop down menu or creating your own.
My second favourite gift is this Handmade set of wooden alphabet slices. Engraved with letters A – Z this set comes with 34 wooden slices all kept together in a beautiful linen bag. Great for little ones learning the alphabet and for counting/stacking. Available for £30.
Disney Frozen 2 Sisters Snow Skepter
You didn’t think I’d write a gift guide and not include something Frozen related did you? I’m just as obsessed with it as my two little girls. This super glittery wand plays “Into the Unknown” from the new Frozen 2 film when you press the button. When your little ones wave it around they’ll see a beautiful flurry of glitter around Elsa and Anna. The perfect Christmas presents for any Frozen fanatics. This is available from a few retailers and the cheapest I’ve spotted it is from Amazon for £12.99
This next gift is such a fun game for children aged 3+. Speedy Beedy by Tactic games has striking and colourful flowers and bees. The bees need to collect the flowers in the correct order and try to avoid any bugs. This is great for learning colours and patterns. Our daughter Zara really enjoys playing this and even likes to go through each card and remake the colour patterns. Read my full review here. This retails from around £13.60 and can be purchased in Debenhams.
Halilit Musical Orchestra for Toddlers.
Have you got the #AwFactor? Your little one can this Christmas with this brilliant gift 5 piece musical instrument gift set for Toddlers. They can make their very Christmas number 1 with 1 super cute ocean drum, baby xylophone, ring my bells, rattle roller and a shaker maraca! Each musical instrument is completely toddler friendly with rounded edges and is great for introducing music and rhythm. This retails for £34 and is available from John Lewis. You can read my full review here!
Hatchimals Pixies Royal Snow Ball
Give the element of surprise with Hatchimals Pixies. Little ones will love opening it up and finding out what’s inside which will be a Pixie, 3 accessories and an instruction sheet. You can customise the Pixie with the accessories and the Pixie spins around on its stand. Read our review here. There are 4 of these to collect and they are adorable with their sparkly hair and their magical glittery wings that flutter. They retail for £7.99 and can be bought from Smyths Toys.
Not only is this a practical gift this will be so much fun for children to assemble as you can personalise them with stickers to make it your own. You little ones will be proud to take this on holiday, or to a sleepover or to even ride around the living room at home. The Trunki Cases come with a toe strap and are hand luggage approved which means they are perfect for travelling abroad as you can pack lots of snacks and activities inside to keep them occupied. It even comes with a passport and a teddy bear seatbelt. Skye the spaceship is the first ever glow in the dark Trunki. Read my review here! This is recommended for children aged 3 and over and retails for around £39.99.
I hope my Christmas gift guide for little ones has given you a few ideas. My gift guide for grown ups will be following shortly.
Merry Christmas – from our family to yours🎄❤️💋