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 3 to 9 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!
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!!
Super Stretchy Superworm
From the adorable book by Julia Donaldson, Superworm, which my baby boy loves, this cute and adorable Super Stretchy Superworm from WOW! Stuff, stretches to double its length (20cm) and then springs back to its original size. It’s detailed and will keep your kids happy for ages.
It is very robust and of good quality too!
He RRPs around £8.99.
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 £4.39 on Amazon and you can win a copy at the end of the guide!
For My 6 Year Old
The Genius Square
My middle daughter loves playing games with me, so I knew a game for her would be perfect this Christmas.
As taken from online:
“The aim of each of the 62,208 possible puzzles is to complete the square using the nine coloured shapes, once the seven ‘blockers’ have been positioned. There may be times when it seems impossible, but there will ALWAYS be at least one solution… and that’s why it’s called The Genius Square!”
You can play alone even and challenge yourself. Can’t wait to play this with my little one, though it does sound like will be a bit of a challenge at times. All the luck of the drawer.
A Tennis Bag from TennisHQ.co.uk
If your kids are keen tennis players and want to look after their rackets and come to lessons in style, a tennis bag from TennisHQ.co.uk.
There are many choices from various brands including Head, Dunlop and Prince, with varying styles and prices to meet your tennis needs.
Check out TennisHQ.co.uk for everything you need to enjoy your sport!
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!
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.
Where Are You? From Wonderbly
I love a personalised book and I know my daughter would love one too!
Prices start at £27.99 and this book is recommended for children between 4-10 years.
The best part of this book? It’s a personalised search-and-find extravaganza where you’re looking for… yourself! Dive into seven classic adventures! You create yourself (or your child of course) and they will love looking for themselves! Available now is a Christmas Bumper Edition too!
For My 9 Year Old
I still can’t believe I have an 9 year old but that’s another story. Here are some ideas for her:
Scooter and Helmet from Skates.co.uk
My eldest is definitely due a scooter and helmet upgrade from and we are big fans of Skates.co.uk. I have featured products from them in previous guides.
My eldest chose the The Madd Gear Kruzer 200 Folding Scooter which is currently £78.95. It is great for communing but as adjustable as perfect for kids 8 years and over. It can be folded easily and compact, so can be stored easily.
- Total Scooter Height: Extendable Bar Height from 800m – 915mm
- Suggested Ages: 8+ to Adult
- Bars Spins 360 Degrees
- Total Scooter Weight: 5.13kgs
- Scooter Type: Foldable 2 Piece Extendable Height Scooter, perfect for recreational use and carrying
Of course she needed a helmet, so we were also kindly sent the SFR Black Helmet which retails at £19.95.
The SFR Black Helmet conforms to British & European Safety Standards: Certified BS EN 1078.
These helmets now come with an exclusive Skates.co.uk 10 Sticker Pack so you can customise your helmet too. Check the link above for sizing details.
Galt Toys Slime Lab kit from OnBuy
I actually banned slime for my eldest daughter as it tends to go all over her carpet but as usual, I end up caving!
I knew she would love this Galt Slime Lab Kit from OnBuy, where it looks like you can pretty much get anything from Home and garden products, health and beauty to toys!
The Galt Toys Slime Kit retails at £13.99 and is designed to promote STEM learning and scientific learning. You can create your own glow-in-the-dark slimy alien, bouncy putty ball and gummy bug and it includes a 16-page full colour lab book with 7 fun experiments.
I know she will be thrilled!
Hermione Granger Figurine – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – from Enesco
We are huge fans of Enesco and have featured many of their products on previous guides before. They have such a huge choice of gifts for Disney, Harry Potter, DC Comics and Game of Thrones!
There is quite a bit of Harry Potter in this guide, as my eldest is a huge fan. This year I chose this lovely Hermione Granger Figurine from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This currently retails at £24 Hermione has been styled like Anime and She stands upon a Gryffindor red base and looks ready to help Harry Potter with magical knowledge. This piece can be displayed either by itself or with others from the collection. Comes in a Wizarding World branded gift box. Height: 13.0cm.
I’m looking forward to giving my eldest this for Christmas.
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.
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
Harry Potter Diary from Danilo
My eldest who is 9 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 Harry Potter Diary from Danilo will be a great choice. It is currently available on Amazon for £8.99. This small diary features a hard-back cover with a quote “Wands at the Ready” on the front. Throughout this diary there are sweet magical themed icons, characters and quotes. It includes a week-to-view layout for all daily notes/appointments for 2023 plus not forgetting handy extras such as note pages, address pages, notable dates, and a year-to-view calendar.
It is also plastic free!
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 £9.99.
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.
Factopia – 400 Crazily Connected Facts from Wicked Uncle
My eldest quite likes some non-fiction and I knew she would love Factopia from Wicked Uncle. Retailing at £10.99, the book book is filled with incredible and hilarious facts, all of which are verified by Encyclopaedia Britannica! Did you know that a squid has a doughnut-shaped brain? That goats have rectangular pupils…Mars has blue sunsets…or that the average dog can understand 165 words?
You will really be that person who knows some cool, random facts!
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