For Younger Children
If they like to get creative you can’t beat Aquadraw for mess free art for toddlers!
Have a look at Junior Scholars for educational fun. (They do have toys and games for older children too!)
The Toadstool is another shop to check out for wooden toy gift ideas, with lots of lovely things that would make a great main present for Christmas.
If you fancy getting some construction toys, you could look at Lego Duplo – the number train is great, or for something a bit different you could try Artec Blocks for age 3+. A marble run is another idea which is sure to be a hit with most little ones of around 4+.
For more ideas for younger toddlers and for babies, have a look at my Baby and Toddler Gift Guide
For Older Children
If you have a boy of 5 or 6+ then Battroborg or Power Rangers have some great options available this Christmas. Battroborg would make a great main present and Power Rangers have some fun options to suit all budgets!
For older children who want to get creative Makedo is ideal for keeping their brains busy with imagination and construction! Cass Arts also have a wide range of creative gifts for little artists. Look out for a full review of their 4M Spinning Art Machine on the blog very soon.
Skribbies is another great idea for the creative and fashion concious. Mr Z had some of these from the launch and found them so cool!
Harumika from Bandai is another fashion orientated gift. We will have some of these to give away in the advent competition! We will also have a decorate it yourself poster from Betsy Benn which also makes a nice Christmassy gift.
This seedling postman kit from Butterfly Occasions makes a great creative gift too
For something special and lovely, you could also look at something like this 3 piece Denby set from Monsoon for little girls. It is gorgeous and something a bit different if you are stuck on ideas of what to get! We will have this in the advent competitions too!
Another idea if you want to get something different than just toys would be to get tickets for a concert or show. We will be giving away Union J tickets in the advent too, and tickets to a concert could be an exciting gift idea for teen or pre-teen children!
Not forgetting technology and gadget games of course, a very popular option with a lot of older children. Have a look at the full gaming and gadget gift guide here.
You can never go wrong with some new games over Christmas for some family holiday fun!
For word games, Bananagrams have a selection of fruity fun games for all ages.
Stocking fillers may be small, but good things come in small packages and stocking fillers are half the fun of Christmas!
Some Crazy Soap would be ideal in a stocking for a practical yet fun gift.
Stuck on You also have some lovely stocking filler gifts. Personalised sketchbooks and pencil crayons would work really well. The boys were sent some of these a while back and they are really nice. No stocking is complete without colouring things! (It was always my favourite as a child)
Little puzzles or games are also great for a stocking. Giant card games like this Tree Fu Tom one or whichever character your child prefers. Ravensburger have a really wide range, and for older children you could try these 3d Christmas puzzles which fix into a bauble once they are made (a review of these will be coming soon!)
You can’t go wrong with a couple of DVDs either.
Which ideas catch your eye? Is there anything else you would like to recommend and think everyone should know about? Let us know in the comments!
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