Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re still thinking about what to buy to finish off your Christmas shopping, here are some brilliant Christmas present ideas for kids. We have put together a collection of toys, and other gift ideas, with something for everyone so I hope you can find an idea to inspire you.
This year, we all need a little extra joy and I’m sure these ideas will bring a huge smile to kids faces on Christmas morning.
Firstly… over to the toy suggestions:
Pokemon My Partner Eevee
My Partner Eevee has a built in microphone and touch-sensor technology allowing kids to interact and communicate with their own Pokemon, Eevee. Eevee has over 50 reactions to your touch, and over 20 iconic sound effects and expressions along with moving arms and ears. For Pokemon fans, this toy is a great gift to bring the thrill of being a Pokemon trainer into the real world.
RRP £19.99 – Available from toy shops and online retailers including Amazon
Learning Resources Design and Drill Bolt Buddies Rocket
Learning Resources have lovely range called Design & Drill Bolt Buddies which is aimed at children aged 3-7, and is ideal for fine motor skills as well as imaginary play. The Rocket is really cute and the box is reusable. Turn it inside out and use it as a backdrop for the set. The set comes with and Astronaut Buddy and her co-pilot Space Dog Buddy Rover, and a working power drill that kids use to piece it all together.
RRP £22.00 Available online from the Learning Resources website
Artie 3000 the Coding Robot for kids programming introduces children to real programming languages. You design the code and Artie 3000 draws the lines. Learn to code and get drawing with STEAM-style robotics to create visual masterpieces. If you can code it, Artie 3000 can draw it. This robot is a great hands on toy for kids of around 7-11 years old and recently won a Toy Industries of Europe Play For Change Award in the Future Skills category.
RRP £70. Available online from the Learning Resources website
Carotina Talking Pen 50 Games
This set is a compendium of 50 educational games featuring a talking light-up Carotina pen. It’s a great option for an educational gift for kids between 3-6 years old, and includes plenty of variety within the box with brightly coloured farm-themed kit for playing as many as 50 different educational games. The set includes the talking pen, a double sided 50 X 70 cm poster, and letter and number learning eggs as well as puzzles.
RRP £19.99 Available from toysandbears.com
BBC Earth: Animals Game
This is a great game for all the family, including interactive elements such as actual clips from the BBC Earth TV series. During the game, you will be challenged on your trivia knowledge, relating to all of the animals and facts from within the show. This is perfect to build up knowledge and and passion for animals and our natural world.
RRP £24.99 Available from retailers including Amazon
This fun STEM set from John Adams includes over 100 exciting experiments using snap together electronics. The projects to make include light, sound and movement – from lie detectors to voice recorders, or release a flying disk that shoots up to the sky. This is a great toy as it offers lots of learning opportunities as well as being so much fun.
RRP £49.99 Available from toy shops in store or online, including at Amazon
The Quick Link
Suitable for ages 7+, The Quick Link is a fast and furious, word party game for the whole family where players race to use their squeaky suction cup sticks to snap up words that are logically related! This a perfect game to keep the family busy together over the festive period, for some fun family quality time.
Fuzzikins Ice Cream Van
A great toy for kids aged 4 and up. With the Fuzzikins Ice Cream Van set they can get creative colouring in the cute flocked characters and accessories. Rinse them with water and you can colour them again and again.
Nitro Circus Ryan Williams RW Signature Replica Junior Complete Stunt Scooter
Nitro Circus was founded by friends with a passion for pushing the limits and having fun in the process. Based on the Ryan Williams Signature scooter, his replica complete scooter has just rolled into town suited for all those smaller and younger riders. The bright colours, sleek design and smaller bars and deck makes this an ideal first complete scooter for beginner and advancing scooter riders around the ages 4-10 years old. This is a great Christmas gift idea to keep kids active and get them outside even during these cold winter days.
Available from Skates.co.uk
Steiff Cosy Range
Steiff are well known for their collectable teddy bears range, and for kids of 3+ their Cosy range is perfect. We. chose the Lauscher Rabbit which is one of the softest stuffed animals we’ve ever seen. The quality with Steiff cuddly toys is so high, and this cute rabbit can not fail to make you smile. Each one comes with the famous Steiff tag and button in the ear.
For even younger children, there is also a baby range available from Steiff.
RRP £49.99. Available from the Steiff website
LEGO Super Mario Adventures Starter Course
LEGO and Super Mario are two of the coolest kids brands, so I was excited to see what their sets would be like and this Starter course is a brilliant set, which will definitely keep the kids busy and happy at Christmas as they can create their own Mario game set ups within this LEGO world. The set includes an interactive Mario figure which gives instant expressive reactions via the LCD screen and speakers. There is also an app that you can use along with the set, making it a great combination of tech and traditional play. To expand the possibilities even more, you can get some the expansion packs from the same range.
RRP £49.99 Available at Amazon
Paw Patrol Dino Rescue Patroller
Paw Patrol is one of the most sought after brands at the moment, with my 3 year old and her friends. Kids of this age group will be so happy to find the Paw Patrol Dino Rescue Patroller under the tree. The Patroller is a motorised vehicle which is powered by batteries and can handle multiple terrains. It comes with a dino figure, and a Chase in Dino Rescue uniform.
RRP 44.99 Available at Amazon
Non Toy Gifts
For sustainable Christmas gifts for children, Frugi have so many great options with a fun, festive range of organic cotton socks, tights, hats, PJ’s, knitted jumpers, recycled plastic back-packs, reusable water-bottles, and much more. New pyjamas are a must have Christmas gift in many families and these Ace Pyjamas from Frugi are gorgeous for both boys and girls. The quality is great!
RRP £26.00 Available online from www.welovefrugi.com
Fruit Bowl Snacks
Fruit Bowl’s fun range of kids snacks are perfect for filling up their stockings. Fruit Bowl’s products are made from real fruit pieces and many of the range contribute to a child’s 5 a day. The range includes School Bars, Peelers, Fruit Flakes, Unicorn Fruit Flakes, Yogurt Flakes, Yogurt Raisins and our favourites – their new Dino Yogurt Eggs.
Available in all major supermarkets.
Personalised Christmas Tree Decoration
A new decoration to hang on the tree each year is a lovely tradition and makes a sentimental gift to add special memories to your child’s Christmas each year. Adding their name on it can make it even more meaningful, along with choosing a cute design.
This teddy Christmas tree ornament is available from Always Personal for £6.95 with your choice of name engraving
Family Treats Hamper
A hamper of festive treats is something that the whole family will definitely enjoy, including the children. This makes a great gift idea especially if you are buying a gift for the entire family to share. Bradfords Bakers have some amazing hampers that would appeal to all the family, like this Comet Value Box which comes with a really cute snowman novelty biscuit along with lots of cakes, mince pies and chocolates which my kids love!
Available from Bradfords Bakers. Check out all the different varieties available
Basecamp Explorer Sleeping Bag
A sleeping bag is a great practical gift, that can let kids look forward to the adventures to come in the next year – when hopefully we will all be able to have plenty more sleepovers and camping trips. The Basecamp Explorer Sleeping bag from Snugpak is a great option for kids, being nice and warm and coming in a few different colour options.
Available from Snugpak.com
There is no better gift than the gift of reading and exploring into another world with a good book. A couple of suggestions for kids to enjoy, in fiction and non-fiction are..
Wild Cities by Ben Lerwill and illustrated by Harriet Hobday
This book is a delightful and informative illustrated collection of stories about the animals who make a home of our bustling cities. From the pitter-patter of Penguins in Cape Town to the prowl of a leopard in Mumbai, these creatures are becoming more visible than ever in lockdowns across the globe. The perfect gift for conscious families looking to educate their children, or for young animal and travel lovers.
Available now, RRP £12.99
The Time-travelling Caveman by Sir Terry Pratchett
Including material never-before-published in a book, the beautiful hardback collection brings together stories written for local newspapers in Pratchett’s early years and is sure to delight Terry Pratchett fans as well as captivate a new generation of young readers with his iconic wisdom and wit. Brilliantly accompanied by new illustrations by Mark Beech throughout, the collection will also available in a Collector’s Edition later this year, making this a beautiful gift.
Standard edition RRP £14.99 / Collector’s Edition RRP £25
This beautifully designed, child sized storyteller will provide little minds an opportunity to delve deep into a world of imagination and families a special way to connect through creativity.
The child-sized, interactive story creator is the perfect Christmas gift for children aged 3-8 years old. Little hands can easily use the device to select different characters, settings and objects to create their own, unique story which is then told to them through the My Fabulous Storyteller device.
The fun and engaging audio experience provides young minds a chance to step away from screen-time while learning about the exciting world around them and progressing key academic skills.
This special Christmas gift for curious young minds can be enhanced even further with a selection of 1,500 stories available to load onto the device from the Luniistore includingRoger Hargreaves’ beloved Mr Men Little Miss collection and a selection of bedtime stories to help little one’s drift off into a good night’s sleep.
Christmas may look a little different for a lot of families this year, but children’s brand Lunii is hoping to help connect family members through its new My Lunii Studio app. The creators behind the My Fabulous Storyteller are using the power of storytelling, a long-standing art that has allowed families to create connection, evoke emotion and stimulate imagination for centuries, to connect family members wherever they are. The emotive new app allows family members to record a story or message on the app which can then be sent to the child’s My Fabulous Storyteller and listened to time and time again; allowing families to share in the magic of their own unique stories as well as traditionally loved tales.