Christmas gift ideas for young children

I always think that it’s far too easy to buy for young children, there are so many lovely toys out there, and I think the real difficulty is knowing when to stop! I could go into any shop between now and Christmas and see at least ten items that I know my children will love, although with the playroom already overflowing with toys, I am trying my hardest to stick to the list this year! I thought that I would share some of my favourites this year, some of which might just make it down the chimney on Christmas Eve.


1. Samsonite Frozen Backpack.

Samsonite do a great range of quality Disney luggage aimed at children, including suitcases, backpacks and wallets. With two Frozen mad daughters, anything with Elsa and Anna is a winner in our house, although with Harrys penchant for bags, I think this will come at the top of his list! I have always been so impressed with the durability of Samsonite, watch out for our review coming soon!

2. Bosch Workbench

Harry has been desperate for a work bench for the last few months and this one by Bosch was by the far the best that we found. With 79 accessories, including a battery operated power drill (that’s going to be lethal!), this is the perfect toy for allowing your little ones to use their imaginations and get to work! Currently on sale at Smyths for £39.99.

3. Debenhams Unicorn Robes

From Bluezoo’s fantastic range of children’s clothing, this dressing gown is perfect for introducing magical prints to a girl’s nightwear collection. In a pretty shade of lilac, this super-soft piece features a cute and colourful unicorn and rainbow. Available in sizes 12-18 months to 13-14 years, £20 – £22. For more information visit Debenhams.

4. Twirlywoos Big Red Boat

As seen on Cbeebies, the Twirlywoos Big Red Boat is the perfect gift for any child. The boat has been designed to combine developmental learning with imaginative play, with fun sounds, songs, flashing lights and activities galore! Best price £26.99 available from Amazon.

5. Hatchimals

This years must have toy, Hatchimals are magical creatures that live inside of eggs. Each egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals which will hatch, by themselves, for a once in a lifetime experience. Teach yours to walk, talk, dance, play games and more! It will even repeat what you say in its own voice!

With Hatchimals selling out across the country, and this being on the top of Eva’s wish list, I have been using the website for up-to-date stock checks. RRP £59.99.

6. Toddlebike 2

We love the Toddlebike2, suitable from 18 months, the perfect bike for children who are too big for baby ride-on toys but not quite big enough for a pedal bike or scooter.  Weighing less than 1kg, it is so easy for young children to ride, manoeuvre, carry or hang neatly on buggy when not in use. For more information visit Toddlebike RRP £23.95.

7. Kidcraft Country Estate Dolls House.

This really is the most amazing dolls house, the kind of toy that would last any child right up until they have grown out of toys altogether. With 11 rooms over 4 floors, 20 detailed furniture pieces and a working elevator, accommodating dolls up to 30cm tall, this really is a childs dream home! Available at Smyths £169.99

8. Tomy Remote Control Rescue Boat

Enjoy fun water adventures with Tomy Remote Control Rescue Boat, featuring Captain Cat who is ready for any rescue mission that comes his way with his trusty red and yellow boat. Sail the wavy waters when in the bath tub or pool by pressing the one button sound activated remote control. £17.99 at Toys R Us

9. Mr Tumble with Fun Sounds Tumble Tap

Mr Tumble holds his Tumble Tapp and when each of the 5 different icons is pressed, this activates some of Mr Tumble’s favourite sounds and phrases from the show. Mr Tumble also features 2 songs for little ones to sing along to and watch as his nose magically lights up at the same time! Approx. size 29cm (sitting) Suitable for children from 10 months, £29.99 available at

I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas gift guide, look out for more gift guides this week!!

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  1. Natalia Molinero
    December 7, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    I love all of them, specially number 2 and number 8. I think kids won’t get tired of them haha x

  2. December 7, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Oh I so agree with you about knowing when to stop. When T was younger, we used to get carried away too, especially since she’s an only child. But not anymore 😉 Lovely ideas btw. x

    • Laura Dove
      December 7, 2016 / 8:29 pm

      Yes! We did the same with Lewis but now with four it’s a case of knowing that there is always a limit! I make the mistake every year of buying everything early and then getting caught up in the pre-Christmas sales! This year I shall be avoiding the shops once I am done! xx

  3. December 7, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    I love the Debenhams unicorn robes and what a gorgeous colour as well. These are some great gift ideas.

    • Laura Dove
      December 11, 2016 / 5:17 pm

      They are gorgeous, and so soft and fluffy too! xx

  4. December 8, 2016 / 7:00 am

    I think number 4 looks like fun, but I agree there is so much choice out there it’s difficult!

    • Laura Dove
      December 8, 2016 / 12:31 pm

      It’s so hard! We LOVE Twirlywoos here, Harry is obsessed! xxx

  5. December 8, 2016 / 10:16 am

    The hatchimals are really popular this year I think they may have sold out in stores now too. My girls want one, typical!

    • Laura Dove
      December 8, 2016 / 12:30 pm

      Yes they are impossible to get hold of! I bought one from Amazon Germany but it was an absolute nightmare to get hold of! I hope that you find one soon! xx

  6. December 8, 2016 / 11:40 am

    A great choice, I’ve heard Hatchimals are the must have toy this Christmas. Darcey would love the bath toy.

    • Laura Dove
      December 8, 2016 / 12:29 pm

      They are like gold dust!! Impossible to get hold of, I’ve had to get on Google translate to get one from Amazon Germany! xx

  7. December 8, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    Some lovely ideas here……..I wouldn’t bother with a hatchimal though, they are great whilst they are hatching but ours is ignored on the shelf now

    • Laura Dove
      December 9, 2016 / 9:41 am

      Kara, everyone has said the same but Eva is DESPERATE for one. She literally does not stop talking about it, watches them on YouTube, draws pictures of them, it’s all she can think about!! I’m hoping it’s a sign that she will play with it but then it’s always the case that their favourite toy at Christmas is the crappiest thing you picked up in the pound shop! xx

  8. December 9, 2016 / 12:38 am

    My two have been asking me none stop for a hatchimal and I think they would really love that dolls house

    • Laura Dove
      December 9, 2016 / 9:36 am

      My daughter is OBSESSED with them, she watches them on YouTube and talks about them constantly, she told me her life would be over if she didn’t have one – and she is four!! Thank god I have got one, MY life would be over if I didn’t!!! xx

  9. clairejustine
    December 9, 2016 / 4:59 am

    So many sweet little gifts here. I miss mine being little and buying toys like these for them.

    • Laura Dove
      December 9, 2016 / 9:33 am

      It’s so easy when they just want toys isn’t it? The older they get the more expensive everything gets!! xx

  10. Natasha Mairs
    December 9, 2016 / 8:19 am

    absolutely love that dressing gown, just so pretty. And I have got that bath toy for my niece #picknmix

    • Laura Dove
      December 9, 2016 / 9:32 am

      They are gorgeous, and so super soft too, I can’t wait to see my daughters in them! xx

  11. December 9, 2016 / 8:27 am

    Anything Cbeebies themed goes down well in our house! x #picknmix

    • Laura Dove
      December 9, 2016 / 9:31 am

      Yes same here! Twirlywoos, peppa pig, mr tumble, they love it all! xx

  12. December 9, 2016 / 8:35 am

    We always try to stick to simple at Christmas, i wouldn’t know where to put anything, we have no more room! My girl would love the unicorns im going to check it out 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      December 9, 2016 / 9:31 am

      We’ve just converted the garage into a huge playroom but it’s already full! I’m clearing out all of the old toys ready for the new, everything is so big for little ones!! xx

  13. December 9, 2016 / 8:50 am

    I’ve seen people going crazy over those Hatchimals and wasn’t quite sure what all the fuss was about! But I guess they are cool aha 🙂 some great items on this list! #PicknMix

    • Laura Dove
      December 9, 2016 / 9:30 am

      To be honest the reviews I’ve read they are pretty much a furby in an egg, but the kids have gone crazy for them! I’ve lost sleep over getting my hands on one!! xx

  14. December 9, 2016 / 9:56 am

    My daughter would want all of these. However she hasn’t mentioned a hatchimal yet much to my amazement. I’m very pleased since their sold out everywhere. X

    • Laura Dove
      December 9, 2016 / 12:30 pm

      My daughter hadn’t mentioned them until recently, and now that is ALL she talks about!!! Thank god I got one from Germany, I have no idea what we would have done otherwise! xx

  15. December 9, 2016 / 10:09 am

    I find it much harder to buy for my girls now that they are older. I love these ideas for little kids though – the remore control boat is the best! 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      December 9, 2016 / 12:29 pm

      It’s so easy to buy for little ones isn’t it! I really struggle with my eldest, at almost 13 he still wants surprises but has no real suggestions of his own! xx

  16. December 9, 2016 / 10:25 am

    I have just won a Toddlebike recently and I have put it away for Christmas for my 2-year-old, they look fab. I am exactly the same as you I keep seeing so many lovely toys for my little two but I have to stop myself buying them as we have so many already.xx

    • Laura Dove
      December 9, 2016 / 12:28 pm

      They are fab, I love how easy they are to manoeuvre and small enough to use in the house too. Perfect for rainy days like today! xx

  17. December 9, 2016 / 10:32 am

    Fabulous ideas! We have the toddlebike and absolutely love it. It’s the perfect pre-balance bike x

    • Laura Dove
      December 9, 2016 / 12:28 pm

      It’s fab isn’t it! My youngest loves it, and it’s so lightweight! xx

  18. December 9, 2016 / 10:33 am

    My 5 year old really wants a hatchimal. Luckily we have managed to get one, though I keep telling her they are all sold out and Father Christmas might not be able to get hold of one. #thelist

    • Laura Dove
      December 9, 2016 / 12:28 pm

      We have got one too thank god, I had to get it from Germany! Took me ages on Google Translate! xx

  19. December 9, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    If my kids change their Christmas wish list one.more.times

    I am gonna go Grinch!

    Good list lovely!


    • Laura Dove
      December 9, 2016 / 4:01 pm

      Hahah yep, funny how they suddenly desperately want something completely different on Christmas eve!! xx

  20. December 10, 2016 / 8:00 am

    I want a Hatchimal! Hope you manage to get one for her #stayclassymama

    • Laura Dove
      December 10, 2016 / 3:55 pm

      I have one!! Thank the lord! I had to get it from Germany after getting to grips with Google translate!! xx

  21. December 11, 2016 / 9:34 am

    All great ideas! I find there is so much out there for children – my kids would be happy with anything on this list. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • Laura Dove
      December 11, 2016 / 2:58 pm

      And mine! There are SO many cool toys, way more than when we were younger! xx

  22. December 12, 2016 / 2:04 am

    These are some great ideas. I still have no idea what were getting out children. #PicknMix

  23. December 12, 2016 / 9:25 am

    Wow! The dolls house is amazing. I hope that Santa brings you some of these fantastic gifts 🙂


    • Laura Dove
      December 13, 2016 / 1:49 pm

      Isn’t it? It really is the house of my dreams, I would have loved this as a child! xx

  24. December 12, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    My favourites are 3 and 7 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      December 13, 2016 / 1:45 pm

      Good choices, kids toys are fab these days! xx

  25. December 15, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    I’ve really struggled this year, they already all have so much and no more space for anything new. Lovely things on your list though. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

    • Laura Dove
      December 15, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      It’s so hard when they already have so much. I’m trying to get rid of as much as possible before the new toys arrive! xx

  26. December 16, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Some great ideas here – I think my youngest would love the Twirlywoos Boat even though he is probably too old for it now! #PicknMix

    • Laura Dove
      December 16, 2016 / 1:54 pm

      Ahh I LOVE Twirlywoos, we have this boat and it’s fab! xx

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