My kid’s are already so excited for Christmas as I write this post! They have both started writing Christmas lists and searching through catalogues circling what they would like, just like me. I have kids in quite a wide age range of almost 2 to 7 years old but my girls both play with similar things now and my little man isn’t getting that much anyway! He’s still at that age where he doesn’t understand and can be completely happy with one toy. Plus I know he will be well into anything the girls get and I’m expecting a few tantrums on Christmas morning. So my kid’s gift ideas for Christmas this year is quite a mix to suit them all.
So without further ado, here are some lovely ideas for the kids and I’m pretty excited to see their faces for some of these on Christmas Day!
You may also like my Rainbow Gift Guide for Christmas for some kid’s ideas!
For My 3 Year Old
Now I feel a bit mean as he’s only got a couple of things in this guide BUT this reflects what he will be receiving. As he’s only almost 3, so too much means he is just completely overwhelmed!!
Work Bench from Jaques London
I love wooden toys; proper classics that you can keep for years and pass on to other children to play with. My children have a few lovely items.
I was thrilled to be sent some products for my kid’s guide from Jaques London. Their website is full of some amazing products, so set some time aside to have a browse!
The product is designed to help children develop fine motor skills by practising precise movements, such as hammering and tightening screws. Children will also begin to recognise colours and different types of tools. The Construction Bench encourages curiosity about job roles and the world around us.
Jack and The Giant Tantrum Book
My little man is definitely a bit of a tantrummer; in fact quite a huge one! I was thinking this lovely sounding book may help with him controlling his emotions and starting to understand what they mean a little.
As specified online:
Jack and the Giant Tantrum has been designed to help tots learn to control their temper in a fun and accessible way. Featuring a list of practical coping methods for dealing with frustrated feelings at the back of the book, and written with support from a child psychologist, the playful illustrations by Chris Jevons provide lots of hilarious details to spot throughout.
The gentle and reassuring tone will help toddlers recognise and manage complex emotions.
Jack is sweet and kind most of the time, but throws the BIGGEST tantrums Monster Town has ever seen when he gets upset. Will he ever learn how to keep his temper? The first in a brand new picture book series perfect for adults and children to enjoy together!
It currently retails at £5.94 on Amazon and you can win a copy at the end of the guide!
Cat Junior Crew Construction Vehicles
My little man is a huge fan of anything the moves; so cars, buses, diggers…you name it he loves it. Earlier on we got to review some fabulous vehicles from the Cat Junior Crew Construction Range. You can read the full review here.
All are aimed at children aged 2 years and over. All the products make the unique Kid-Vroom Sounds™ and sound like your child is making them! They are also designed to boost your child’s curiosity, develop their fine motor skills and help them to learn about cause and effect!
We were sent 3 items from the range, including the Power Track and the Construction Buddies Dump Truck and both were such fun. I can’t wait for my little man to have this Christmas.
For My 5 Year Old
STABILO Woody 3 in 1 Wallet
My 5 year old is getting very creative and is pretty good at her artwork. I love seeing what creations she will do next!
She was sent this lovely Stabilo Woody 3 in 1 Wallet, that includes a paint brush and sharpener. It currently retails at £28.99.
STABILO woody 3 in 1 combines a colouring pencil, watercolour and wax crayon all in one. With its high opacity and colour intensity even on dark paper it is a favourite for every child. Its XXL lead is perfect for large areas and suited for children’s hands as the chunky pencil allows a good grip. It’s also water soluble and can decorate windows and cups but can be easily removed with a damp cloth.
I’m looking forward to seeing what she does with these!
Stickman Tonie for Tonie-Box
A Toniebox is an audio player that allows children to listen to both music, factual content and stories. Perfect for lovely screen-free story-telling this Christmas. You play different Tonies on top of your Toniebox and it recognises who is standing on top and downloads the story from the Toniecloud. The Toniebox will turn solid green on top and your story will have fully downloaded and is ready to play anywhere, without Wi-Fi. connection! This would be perfect for the car, travelling or simply in a place without Wi-Fi.
We were lucky this year to receive a Stick Man Tonie to put on top of our box! Tonies usually retail at £14.99 and can be found online or in John Lewis.
Peter Rabbit Pillow from Enseco
My middley in particular is quite a fan of Peter Rabbit. She has some card games she loves and of course loves the story.
Both my girls are also huge pillow and cushions fans; in fact anything that you can snuggle up with. They are real creatures of comfort. I knew a gorgeous Peter Rabbit Cushion from Enesco. This cushion is covered in a super-soft velvet like fabric, making them extremely tactile and snuggly, perfect for my kids. Completed with intricate embroidery and applique detail, this Peter Rabbit Cushion shows the famous rabbit wearing his iconic blue jacket. It’s lovely! Currently retailing at £15, I know my daughter will love.
Enesco have a lovely range of gifts, including their Beatrix Potter range.
Hat and Gloves Set from Regatta Outdoors
We are definitely starting to hit the colder season now and my girls always need hats and gloves. So do I for that matter actually!
My middley was sent Kids’ Luminosity III Reflective Bobble Hat Dark Cerise and matching gloves; a perfect stocking filler from Regatta Outdoors. We chose size 7-10 (basically as she does have a larger head!) and this currently retails at £4.95, on offer.
There’s a fleece lining too to help lock in heat. The bobble hat is finished with reflective thread to help little ones stay seen in low light. Great for little ones!
The gloves also retail at £4.95 right now!
The Pop Up Weather Book
My girls are both always fascinated by the weather and always ask tonnes of questions. I thought, why not get them a book about the weather!
The Pop Up Weather Book is written and illustrated by Maike Biederstädt.
From raucous stormy seas to a welcomingly vivid rainbow, weather’s most exciting moments come to brilliant life in this fantastic new popup book.
Each page features an informative description of its weather event and the book ends with some thoughts on the effects of climate change.
It’s currently available on Amazon for £15.25.
For My 8 Year Old
I still can’t believe I have an 8 year old but that’s another story. Here are some ideas for her:
Character Harry Potter Wands from Spinmaster
Practice spells from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with the Character Wands. Featuring authentic details and a weighted base these wands are 12 inches long, perfect for Harry Potter lovers from Spinmaster.
Harry Potter fans will love to try and recreate their favourite scenes from Harry Potter and pretend to cast iconic spells, like Incendion and Expelliarmus! The Character Wands are the perfect way to inspire young minds through fun and exciting pretend play.
You can collect Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Luna Lovegood and Albus Dumbledore’s wands (each sold separately) and add to your spellbinding Wizarding World play.
We were kindly sent a Dumbledore Wand! These are available on Amazon and retail at £15.49.
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic
I love the Rebel Girls collection; my eldest has a couple of jigsaws and she loved learning about all the famous women and what they had achieved, as we pieced together the puzzles.
As taken from online:
The book celebrates the lives and accomplishments of 100 barrier-breaking Black women and girls who showcase the spirit of Black Girl Magic. Edited by award-winning journalist Lilly Workneh, with a foreword by CaShawn Thompson, creator of the hashtag #blackgirlsaremagic, the book includes brief biographies of real women from all walks of life in fairy tale form.
It is available on Amazon from £16.56.
JLab Kids Volume Limiting JBuddies Studio (Wireless) Headphones
Compact and foldable, the JLab Audio JBuddies Studio Wireless Bluetooth Kids Headphones have a volume limiter so young children won’t put up the volume and damage their ears. They have in-line controls and a microphone for gaming or hands-free calls. They are wireless too!
Great for a long flight or car ride, these headphones can be folded for easy packing, and the battery lasts up to 13 hours on a single charge.
The summary below:
- Over-ear headphones
- Battery life: up to 13 hours
- iOS / Android compatible
- Microphone / remote / volume control
- Volume limited
Present Pets from Spinmaster
We love getting to review new products in the build up to Christmas and this year was no exception with the amazing Present Pets. You can check out our full review here.
Present Pets are the puppies that literally unbox themselves. This is fab to watch. Present Pets come in two boxes; Present Pets Fancy and Present Pets Glitter, each with two puppy choices.
You can play games with your Pup, snuggle with it, play and have loads of fun. The Pups are completely adorable and will definitely make your little ones feel like they have a real little puppy this Christmas.
Mr Men and Little Miss 2022 Diary
My eldest who is 8 is after a diary this year. I have noticed she has started making little notes, I know something she would want one for Christmas.
This Mr Men and Little Miss 2022 Diary from Danilo will be a great choice. It is currently available on Amazon for £10. It has a spinning wheel so you can choose which Mr Men or Little Miss character you would like to display. It has plenty of space for notes and appointments in the week-to-view layout. There is also a selection of handy extras including note pages, a year-to-view calendar page, and address pages.
Aqua Dragons Underwater World
We love Aqua Dragons in our house and have had before. Now my eldest has a hamster, I’m sure she will manage Aqua Dragons.
As taken from online:
- Aqua Dragons are live aquatic creatures which you can hatch and grow at home
- Just add water and the Aqua Dragons miraculously hatch in only 2-3 days and can grow up to 2cm long
- Care for them by feeding every 2-3 days and you will see them eat, grow, swim play and even reproduce
- Includes ownership certificate, full instructions and fascinating booklet about Aqua Dragons which have been on Earth for millions of years!
- Aquarium size 15cm width x 16 cm height x 4 cm depth
They are available on Amazon for £10.99.
L.O.L Surprise! O.M.G Remix Doll Honeylicious
My eldest is going to flip when she sees this LOL Surprise! OMG Remix Doll. She has been begging for one for months, so I was so excited to feature one in my Christmas gift guide.
These amazing dolls have so many features and retail at £39.99. You can find in Smyth’s Toys.
Unbox L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. Remix fashion dolls! Each have 25 surprises. Honeylicious is all about the hip hop vibes and creating the perfect mix – in music and in fashion. She wears a comfy casual hoodie and camo print pants. She has stunning features, beautiful, styled hair, and her own fly style. She’s ready for the ultimate concert – the So Extra Tour. But she needs your help, because everything got remixed! Unbox the full-size record and play it on her record player packaging. It really plays a Honeylicious’ hip hop piece of a surprise song. She includes two fashion outfits!
I’m getting more excited as these guides go live for Christmas! We only have less than a month to go now. I hope they give you some inspiration for your little ones.
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