It’s not long to go until the big day, and I’ve gathered together some lovely gift ideas to help if you need a little extra inspiration for the loved ones in your life.
As usual, this gift guide is tied in to our Advent giveaways feature so during December you’ll have the chance to win each of these fantastic gifts. Don’t forget to subscribe via email if you would like daily notifications of these!
Toy Gift Ideas for Kids for Christmas 2015
Build your own customisable Dual Cross blaster with over 360 K’NEX pieces! This is a great toy for older kids (8+) who like to build.
Elektrokidz have taken the US by storm, and are hugely popular, and now they are coming to the UK. There are six groovy Elektrokidz to choose from and each sport their own ultra-cool looks, rocking locks, a pair of stylised shades and totally bling colours. Nobody works the dance floor like an Elektrokidz! These Music-inspired collectables that dance to the beat of any music you are listening to. They are from WowWee the makers of cool robots such as MiPosaur, REV, MIP, and Robosapien
Project MC2 is a range of dolls which encourages young girls into science. It’s all about smart and savvy science inspired play, and there’s a Netflix show featuring the characters too. Each character has it’s own set of skills from coding, chemistry and digital technology. You can also buy dolls with experiments kits which include making you own light up lava lamp, glow stick, volcano and skateboard.
The iconic fashion doll line Bratz have released their new collection ‘Fierce Fitness’, with each doll kitted out with the perfect outfits, stylish trainers and amazing accessories to make exercising fun!
Would you do yoga with Yasmin, hike with Cloe or run with Jade? Whichever you decide you are guaranteed to have fun whilst staying active!
Your new best friend – these adorable Monchhichi dolls from Japan come in various stylish outfits and different sizes.
The Aquabot Jellyfish are the simpler and much cooler looking substitutes to your run of the mill goldfish. These Aquabots are fun to watch and appeal to all ages. We’ve added one of these to our growing collection of Aquabot under the sea creatures.
Children’s Games Gift Ideas for Christmas 2015
Gobblet Gobblers from Paul Lammond Games
Gobblet Gobblers is a fun and quick thinking strategy game for kids of 5+. Gobble your way to three in a row!
Spend some family time together over Christmas and practise your Disney knowledge with this fun trivia game.
Kids Non Toy Gifts
New PJs are a must at Christmas time! I love the Christmas range from Hatley with three festive print themes: Patterned Trees, Black Bears and Beary X-Mas
Add a bit of magic to the house with a cute little hidden fairy door! These are handcrafted and made in Ireland, and are very cute!
Selection of DVDs
DVDs always make an ideal stocking filler. In our Advent giveaways we’ll be giving away a bundle of Tree Fu Tom, Danger Mouse, and Kate and Mim Mim DVDs.
Get crafty with this child-friendly flower press that allows you to quicken up the process in the microwave. We’ve used ours to make lots of pretty floral crafts this year.
Lip Balm or Nail Varnish
Age appropriate make up or pampering items are always a hit with young girls. Celebrate the new Peanuts moive releasing later this year with this adorable Nail Varnish Trio! It includes a classic red, a vibrant cobalt blue and a glittery top coat. To top off your manicure add the cute Peanuts-themed stickers! A perfect gift for any Peanuts lover or teens/tweens.
This set of 8 lip balms all of signature Jelly Belly scents makes a perfect stocking filler!
Subscriptions, Educational Kits, and Vouchers
Subscription boxes, educational kits or vouchers are the gifts that keep on giving! Here are a few ideas to consider this year.
For Lego lovers, a Build Ur Bricks subscription is the perfect way to keep replenishing their supply of new kits to build.
Little Passports subscriptions come in a variety of age ranges and are a fun way to introduce kids to learning about the world. Little Passports is a monthly subscription plan designed to inspire kids to learn about the world through fun and engaging activities. Children ages 3-12 to explore geography, history, culture, and language in memorable ways each month when a package with age-appropriate games, stickers, souvenirs, maps, and even a passport arrive at their door!
Teach My Baby, Teach My Toddler and Teach My Preschooler are award winning learning kits that you can use together with your little one to help support their learning at home. We enjoyed trying out the Teach My Preschooler kit a while back. This is not a subscription box, but it’s a comprehensive kit that you can use again and again throughout the year.
If you’re thinking of giving the gift of an experience this year, then Go Ape would be a memorable option. You can go with kids of 6 years and up, or it also makes a good gift for daring adults!
We’ll be giving away a £100 voucher in this year’s advent giveaways.
Gifts for Grown Ups
It’s not all about the kids, these gift ideas will be great for Mum, Dad or any other grown ups in the family.
Rockface Skincare for men
Rockface is a hard working men’s grooming range with a lovely fresh citrus scent – great everyday grooming and perfect stocking fillers. These products are lovely, and have been a hit with men in our family.
Facial care collection from Green People
For the ladies, these limited edition sets from Green People make a lovely gift. With stunning woodland themed packaging to reflect support to The Woodland Trust, each gift carrying a donation to the charity.
Who doesn’t love foodie gifts at Christmas! A festive Ringtons hamper is perfect for anyone in your life who loves tea and biscuits
If you’re looking for a gift for a creative person, then Florabunda Style books could be a hit! If your loved one enjoys zentangle or grown up colouring, then they’re sure to enjoy this book which takes you through ways to draw different floral designs and prompts you with creative ideas.
I hope that helped with a little gift buying inspiration! Don’t forget to pin this list to Pinterest for later, so that you can come back to it when you’re shopping.
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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
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