Can you believe it’s Christmas NEXT MONTH? AHHHH. Have you started your shopping yet? I know kids are either super easy or super difficult to buy for and I thought I’d put together My Top Children’s Christmas Gift Ideas for this year. There are some absolutely wonderful gift ideas in here, something for boys and girls.
*Disclaimer – We have been gifted some of the products mentioned in this blog post*
First up we have – Planet Buddies, who are a children’s brand who focus on creating environmental awareness through the sale of their products. Their products are available in eco friendly completely recyclable packaging, using only soy based inks.
Each of their products has a character and they are based on endangered animals across the globe. The characters tell a story and how the child receiving the product can do their bit to protect the species and the planet. They have a ever expanding lovely range of products, that would make fantastic gifts for children of all ages ranging from headphones and speakers to lunch bags and tablet cushions. My personal favourites are the wireless headphones for £39.99, wired headphones for £19.99 and tablet cushion stand for £19.99.
Planet Buddies are are partnered with The Marine Conservation Society and World Land Trust, a percentage of the sale of each product will be donated to each charity.**Sea/water based character products donate to Marine Conservation Society and Land based character products donate to World Land Trust. All their products are available from following stockists: Amazon, Planet Buddies Website, and some products available from Currys, Robert Dyas.
Whether you’re looking for arts and crafts, educational toys or multiplayer games Brightminds specialise in STEM toys which are science, technology, engineering, arts &crafts and math toys.
Established in 1999, Brightminds is an award-winning company that aims to help create educational that appeal to each child’s individual learning style. In recent years Brightminds has increased the range to include more sustainable and wooden toys, along with more children’s books. Here are a couple of my favourite gift ideas from their website.
Bugnoculars are safe for children and safe for the bugs. Catch and observe all kinds of bugs, flowers, even fish and tadpoles with these Learning Resources Bugnoculars. The snap-lock lid, air-holes and water-tight bottom keep catches safe until they’re released.
Ideal for younger naturalists, who may need a little guidance in their bug hunting. £13.99
Earth by day and space by night. In daylight the 22.8 cm world map shows geographical features and by night the illuminated star map shows 88 different constellations.
A light sensor automatically turns the globe to the illuminated night view when it gets dark. A beautiful addition to any room. Perfect for children who are intrigued by our planet and solar system. £39.99
Reading Eggs is the multi-award-winning online reading programme which helps children aged two to thirteen build essential reading and maths skills. A subscription to the site makes a fabulous and educational gift for little ones this Christmas.
The All-Access plans allows up to four children use of; Reading Eggs; Reading Eggs Junior; Reading Eggspress; Fast Phonics; and access to Mathseeds, which teaches children aged 3-9 the core maths and problem-solving skills needed to be successful at school with fun, highly interactive and rewarding lessons.
The fantastic Reading Eggs reading and maths workbooks (available at Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 levels) make great stocking fillers and can be purchased through the website.
To buy a Reading Eggs subscription or workbooks visit https://readingeggs.co.uk/
A Pocket Full of Books are a wonderful book subscription for kids aged approximately 3-12 years. They offer both single boxes and subscriptions so can fit into a range of gift categories. They also offer Christmas Eve Boxes, which are full of christmassy goodies!
For the single boxes you can pick and choose through old monthly subscriptions to find books and activities that you think the children will love.
What I love about this is that the books are categorised into ages on the website so it’s easy to find something suitable – the theme to the activities are also perfectly matched to each book too!
Jaques of London if you’ve not heard of them have been inventing and making toys since 1975. They create some absolutely lovely toys, games and educational toys. Here’s two of my favourites, it was hard to choose!
Let’s Learn My Magnetic Calendar for kids is the perfect first calendar for children aged 3 years old and above.
It is an attractive and eye catching calendar that is sure to engage and captivate your children.
It educates children on a range of key life skills, such as seasons, weather, months and days of the weeks. Children will begin to recognise the names of months and days, associating them with seasons and weather. Over time, this calendar will help children to spell the months and days correctly, with regular use. Other key skills it promotes are independence and an understanding of the world around them.
It is a reusable calendar. You simply move the days. months, seasons and weathers accordingly due to the magnetic design. It is easy to hang and suitable for children to move the magnets independently. £9.99
This Dinosaur Car Park is made entirely out of wood. The wood used to make this fantastic toy is 100% FSC approved and the colours and images printed on the toy are created using water-based paint for hours of safe play. It is a solid and sturdy wooden toy featuring a free standing design with the addition of a wooden base.
This toy is designed specifically for little hands, meaning it is lightweight and highly portable.
Included in this set are 4 wooden cars and 6 dinosaur toys. The addition of dinosaur toys gives kids even more creative freedom and endless ways to play. Kids can create their own stories using their dinosaurs, car and car park and discover their own ways of playing with their wooden toy. Imaginative play has many developmental benefits for kids such as self-expression, confidence to share their ideas and communication skills in collaborative play.
As the cars speed down the sloped tracks, kids will hear the movement of the wheels against the wooden ramp; excellent for children that are engaged by sound as well as vision. £14.99
This is the BiGDUG LittleDUG Workstation (£16.99),the ideal gift for all Christmas helpers this year.
Inspired by the BiGDUG BiG400 Heavy Duty Workstation, the LiTTLEDUG Workstation is a must-have present for young engineers, DIY gurus, decorators, builders, and for any kids who want to help Mum & Dad out with odd jobs around the house.
The workstation comes with a mini tool set, including a spanner, socket spanner, hammer, screwdriver, pliers and a vice. With over 60 pieces included in the bundle, the BiGDUG LittleDUG Workstation will be sure to keep the busiest of hands full this festive season.
Dimensions: 680h x 370w x 260d mm
Suitable for Children aged from three years, the fantastic toy workstation is just £16.99! I think its adorable and I certainly know a few little people who would love this too.
This next gift idea is for the smaller little people in your life, Tiny Roo have an absolutely fantastic range of eco friendly baby gift sets and cutlery which are perfect for baby led weaning. They are also starting to stock toys too and I love the look of the Silicone Stacking Cup Toy £12.95
These gorgeous round stacking cups are made from soft silicone and will help toddlers develop logical thinking and imagination by combining toys of different sizes.
Design: Soft silicone. This 2 in 1 toy can be used to stack and to nest. The soft silicone also makes it a great teether.
Benefits: These can be used to develop toddlers hand eye coordination, pincer grab and cognitive ability.
They also make fabulous bath toys!
These cute Crafty Giraffe feeding sets provide babies and toddlers with some great tools on their feeding journey’s.
The ergonomic 2 in 1 giraffe silicone spoon/fork is designed with little fingers in mind. It is easy to hold and the fork section includes 4 little ‘legs’ that act as a grip and make it easy for toddlers and babies to grip and pick up their food.
The gorgeous silicone bowl has a suction base so it will stay put as your little one learns to use their fork and spoon.
This set is made from a high quality, hygienic material which is microwave and dishwasher safe. Silicone is non-toxic, stain and odour resistant, and extremely durable – designed to withstand even the messiest of children!
- material: 100% food grade silicone
- safety: BPA, lead and phthalate free. Free from substances which can cause allergies.
- bowl: suction
- baby bib: catch all bib, waterproof and soft silicone material
- stylish design and multiple colour options
- 2 in 1 spoon and fork: ergonomically designed for little hands
- suitable from 6 months
Express your style and create your own glam glitter tattoos with Cool Maker Shimmer Me Body Art. This all-in-one temporary tattoo set for girls has everything you need to customise your own body art, including: four metallic foil cartridges, two colours of glitter, a glitter brush, gems, a roller and 180 double-sided sticker designs. With so many trendy and cute designs, you can mix and match to style your body art, your way.
Rock your own gorgeous glitter looks with Cool Maker Shimmer Me Body Art.
This all-in-one kit has everything you need to style and customise your own temporary roll-on body art — 4 foils, 2 colours of glitter, glitter brush, gems, roller and 180 designs.
Pop a foil cartridge into the roller and roll it over the sticker to reveal your body art. Tattoos last approx. 24 hours; skin-safe adhesive easily comes off with warm water.
Choose from 180 trendy double-sided sticker designs and style your body art your way. Mix and match designs and foil, then decorate your look with the glitter and gems.
Family is at the heart of everything. So why not treat them to a Fun Family Experience Day Out? Indulge in some much needed family bonding with access for two adults and two children to a range of unique experience days throughout the UK.
There is something for every type of family, whatever their tastes. Get up close and personal with some birds of prey, chug along in an old steam train or enjoy an exhilarating paintball experience. There are plenty of exciting days to be enjoyed together and help keep the kids entertained. Organise a family gathering for an unforgettable day out. With creative, educational, adventure and many more experiences to choose from, this package is the ideal chance to make some treasured memories.
- Gather the family together and make some magical memories!
- Pick from a wide range of fun, exciting and educational days out
- Receive access to an attraction for two adults and two children
Voucher available from Red Letter Days for £29
How about a lovely print for a childrens room? I have 3 little Z’s so I was very excited when I saw these prints from Zeph Store.
Zeph are a family and lifestyle store who’s shop is dedicated to little folk and their parents! Zeph are a family and lifestyle store who’s shop is dedicated to little folk and their parents! They have a really beautiful selection of products, for little ones, grown ups and around the home.
They also sell beautiful clothing, feeding accessories, toys and cards. They also sell beautiful clothing, feeding accessories, toys and cards. The prints above start from £20 for A4 size and 30 for £A3.
Don’t forget to check out my Family Christmas Gift Ideas too.
From my family to yours, wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!