With Christmas just around the corner my children have been hard at work on their Christmas wish lists and they have big ideas for what they want Father Christmas to bring. And whilst I actively encourage them to make a list, which makes my life SO much easier, they also enjoy having surprises and that’s the part I find really tough! Thankfully this year I have some great ideas of things I know they will love and I’ve put them all together in my gift guide, including a few items for younger and older children, to create the ultimate children’s christmas gift guide, many of which you can win at the end of the post!!
1. Terrasect Transforming Vehicle
This fantastic remote control transforming vehicle is right up Harry’s street! From the Drone Force family, this green, insect-like design with glowing red eyes, the Terrasect gives hours of play, both indoor and out. Using the remote control the terrasect flips onto it’s back and can do a series of rolls and stunts as it transforms from a vehicle to a ball and back. With an easy to use trigger, the toy states ages 8 and over and yet in all honesty, I think Harry would be more than capable of playing with this and I know the girls would love it too. RRP £39.99.
2. GUND Boo rainbow soft toy
This adorable Boo soft toy from Gift Giving is utterly gorgeous. Boo is the softest, fluffiest little dog with a rainbow hoodie outfit and I just know that Eva is going to go crazy when she sees him. This is a really special present for any soft toy lover and there are lots more in the collection to collect. RRP £32.
3. So Slime DIY Factory
You’d have to be living under a rock to have missed the latest craze amongst kids – SLIME!! I have to be honest, I’m not a fan (my carpets have been destroyed!) and yet my children go crazy for it. The DIY Slime Factory has been on their christmas lists since the summer and with neon, pastel and metallic slime, with added glitter and confetti, who can blame them? The set includes everything you need to make slime by simply adding water (less mess!) and off you go! With a RRP of £19.99 I think this is going to be a popular gift this year!
4. So Glow DIY Magic Jar Studio
I love this So Glow DIY Magic Jar Studio which includes everything you need to create your own light up So Glow DIY Magic Jars collection. With three cars, glitter, stickers and collectable figures, you simply add water and you imagination to create colour change mood lights to suit every mood. With a RRP of £19.99 I think my girls would love this and, as a parent, it doesn’t look like it would create too much mess – bonus!
5. Style 4 Ever DIY Unicorn
The Style 4 Ever DIY Unicorn is such a fun toy for Christmas where you can personalise your very own glow in the dark unicorn! With stickers and gems to customise, it’s a fab gift for creative kids and at £9.99 it won’t break the bank!
6. Fluffy Unicorn Notebook
Is there anything cuter for unicorn fans than a fluffy unicorn notebook? This A5 notebook, from Find Me A Gift, has a white, furry cover with a glittery gold horn, perfect for budding little writers like my Eva. With 80 lined pages there’s plenty of space for imaginative writing, and at £9.99 this is a great stocking filler for Christmas.
7. Abrams and Chronicle Books
Abrams and Chronicle have some fantastic books for Christmas this year to suit all ages and all genres. I have been choosing some for the children and I particularly love this one, Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters. Focusing on STEM subjects such as engineering, something I am a huge advocate of encouraging in my girls, there are lots of adventures to enjoy and lessons to learn.
For any bookworms Abrams and Chronicle are well worth taking a look at!
8. Jojo Maman Ice Cream Cart
This toy ice cream cart from Jojo Maman is utterly adorable and is a gorgeous gift this christmas. Made from wood, the cart comes with 8 different lollies and ice creams with stackable pieces to mix and match. I love wooden toys and Jojo Maman excels themselves every time with the perfect role play toys for little ones. Priced at £28 this is a present that will last and last.
9. furReal Rock-a-too
The furReal Rock-a-too is set to be a firm favourite this Christmas with the most adorable Show Bird pet to entertain us! Rock-a-too has three modes of play – sing and dance, record and repeat, and humour, and he is SO much fun!! With over 50 sound and motion combinations he likes to talk, be petted, and of course he loves to dance!
When you touch one of his activation points he can dance, shake his head, body, wings and frill, and his mouth opens and closes to talk and sing. Not only does he dance when he hears music, but he will repeat all recorded phrases at the touch of his beak. He really is the most amazing toy and I can see the children enjoying hours of fun with him. Priced at £58 I think he would be loved by any child this Christmas!
10. Jojo Maman Play BBQ
This wooden play BBQ set from Jojo Maman is such a fun set for little ones to barbeque all of the yummy snacks, just like their grown ups do. With wooden plates, cutlery, tongs and skewers, they can cook the wooden drumsticks, corn on the cobs, burgers and sausages. My children love a BBQ and often feel disappointed that we don’t allow them to help with it being dangerous, so this would be the perfect way for them to get involved both indoors, and outdoors! RRP £32.
11. Pass Gass
This fab game Pass Gass looks set to be a real hit with children as the very first fart related game that produces sounds and smells! The idea is to pass Gass the dog around the table and pump the dog’s tail however many times you roll on the dice. If nothing happens you simply move on, but there’s a chance that you could trigger a very smelly fart – in which case you are eliminated from the round. The game comes with three scented cartridges that range from pleasant to truly revolting, and I just know my kids will think this game is hilarious!!! RRP £22.
12. Bibetta Weaning Packs
For babies and toddlers it can often be difficult knowing what to buy, so I tend to go down the practical route. The new Bibetta Weaning set is perfect for little ones at any stage of their weaning journey. Easy to clean, both in the machine and by hand, the Bibette weaning products are 100% waterproof, soft, stretchy and easy to wear. The set includes an UltraBib, UltraBib with Sleeves and a Placemat with pocket. Priced at £26.99 the set includes a saving of 20% when buying separately.
13. Slush Puppy Maker
14. Nibbling Gift Set
When buying for any new babies, the new Nibbling Gift Sets are just gorgeous and come in a choice of pink, blue or cream. Priced at £49.99 they include a premium quality blanket, a comforter, rattle, a Nibbling Stellar Natural Ring Teether and a Nibbling Dummy Clip. The blanket, comforter and rattle are beautifully handcrafted using the best quality fabric and are just perfect for little ones to snuggle. I will definitely be buying one for our friends new baby and recommending them to all parents.
15. Peppa Pig Shape Sorter
I love this Peppa Pig wooden shape sorter in the form of a camper van, something that all Peppa Pig fans will love! With four shaped holes and eight coloured wooden blocks, this is such a simple idea that all children can enjoy and learn from. Teaching hand eye co-ordination and problem solving, it’s a lovely little toy and just £15.00.
16. Charles Bentley Mini Speed Scooter
The Charles Bentley Mini Speed Scooter from Buydirect4u is available in three colours – pink, red and black. With a three wheel ski motion design and grip break system, it’s easy to use and has front and rear brakes for safer stops. Perfect for children with a lightweight frame and rubber grip handles, it has an adjustable handle height to grow with your child. Currently on offer at just £34.99 this is such a great price for a fantastic quality scooter!
17. Portmeirion Peppa Pig™ 3 Piece Set
This gorgeous three piece Peppa Pig set from Portmeirion is a gorgeous practical present for Peppa Pig fans. With a plate, bowl and mug, all dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe, the set comes in a gift box just ready to place under the tree. Portmeirion is known for it’s stringent quality and craftsmanship and this set is perfectly made and beautifully designed. RRP £23.
18. Gruffalo Snakes & Ladders Game
19. Build-a-Bear Swirl Unicorn
My children adore Build-a-bear and this gorgeous Swirl Unicorn from the new Christmas collection would be a fantastic addition to their collection. Swirl is a magical furry friend who has journeyed from the North Pole, with a glittery candy cane horn and soft pink fur, you can even buy fashion accessories and outfits to really make her stand out. As with all Build-a-bear toys, Swirl comes with a birth certificate so that you can really personalise her for someone special. RRP £21.50.
20. Mermaid Costume
As a child there is nothing I would have wanted more than my very own mermaid costume, and this one from reroom.co.uk is AMAZING!! With a matching top and tail, in a choice of gorgeous colours, the outfits can be worn in and out of the water and are fade and chlorine resistant. Available in sizes 3-4 right up to 12-14 years, the outfits are amazing quality with the tails created from a breathable fabric with an opening at the bottom to make them safer in the water. They are also machine washable which makes our job easier! RRP £54.
21. Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab
The Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab looks like so much fun for children ages 5+. Combining the amazement of learning through science with the anticipation of surprise collectibles. With 35 creatures to collect from five different planets, I’m sure my children would adore these sets!
The Super Lab contains everything you need to carry out a number f experiments to uncover Beaker Creatures. With a full experiment guide the set creates bubbling and fizzing reactions for everyone to enjoy! RRP £25.
22. Beakers Creatures Magnification Chamber
The Beaker Creatures Magnification Chamber looks equally exciting with a a special magnifying chamber to place your Beaker creatures to really have a good look at them! Revealing each creature from its reactor pod is so much fun, and I know my children would be desperate to uncover one of the rare 24 carat creatures! RRP £15.
23. Unicorn Play Tent
We are big fans of a pop up play tent in our house and yet the children have never had a unicorn themed one before! The Unicorn Play Tent is 130cm high with a door and two windows, and easily pops up, strengthened by four poles. When not in use you can store it in the storage bag included and it can be used both indoor and outdoor. Priced at £24.99 I’m sure all unicorn fans would love to receive this on Christmas morning!
24. Frida Callus Family Socks
No Christmas stocking is every complete without socks and these fun family sets from Chatty Feet are perfect for something a little different! Available in a choice of characters and designs, we love the Frida Callus set with one children’s and one adults pair in a range of sizes. Priced at £12 I think these are such a fun idea and we will definitely be wearing ours this Christmas!
25. Super Wings Transforming Vehicle Flip
Harry loves the Super Wings toys and Transforming Vehicle Flip would be a great addition to his set. With an articulated Flip figure which transforms from plane to robot mode, and back again, in ten easy steps, this is a great figure to re-enact your favourite missions from the popular TV show. Measuring 12.5cm high, Flip is a good size for little hands and at just £12.99 is affordably priced.
We are offering one lucky winner the chance to win all of the following items worth a whopping £450.
Terrasect Transforming Vehicle
GUND Boo soft toy
So Slime DIY
So Glow DIY
Style Forever DIY Unicorn
Abram and Chronicles Books
Jojo Maman ice cream cart
Jojo Maman BBQ set
Bibetta Weaning Set
Nibbling gift set
Peppa Pig shape sorter
Portmeirion Peppa Pig™ 3 Piece Set
Gruffalo Snakes & Ladders
Beaker Creatures Magnifying Chamber
Beaker Creatures Super Lab
Unicorn play tent
Super wings transforming Flip
To enter simply follow the link below. One lucky winner will be chosen at random and notified via email at close of giveaway on 9th December. Good luck!
** This gift guide contains review items, press samples and items gifted for inclusion within a giveaway. All words and opinions are my own. **