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It’s that time of year, when children are writing their Christmas lists and you are hoping and praying they won’t change their mind a few days before the big day… If you are looking for ideas of what to buy for a child, this gift guide rounds up some brilliant books, games and toys available to buy online this Christmas. Enjoy!
Just like catch, but instead of using your hands, use the cute avocado velcro paddles instead. This Avo-catch-o game can be played indoors or outdoors, and is sure to be enjoyed by the whole family (especially avocado lovers)!
Frozen 2 Charades
Enjoy a Disney themed take on the classic game of Charades with the Frozen 2 Charades Game- just like in the film’s sequel. Test your acting skills and try and guess the charade before the timer runs out. There are picture icons for younger players, making this a great family friendly game for Christmas.
T.Rex Soft Toy
This T.Rex soft toy is dressed and ready for Christmas. Wearing a traditional Christmas jumper, this cuddly plush toy, available exclusively from the Natural History Museum online shop, is sure to be well received on Christmas Day.
Dinosaur Festive Jumper
Also from the Natural History Museum shop, this fun and festive Dinosaur Christmas Jumper is also available in an adult size so you can twin with your little one around the tree this year!
Harry Potter Collector Playing Cards
Perfect for Potterheads, these limited edition Harry Potter collectors playing cards are beatfifully illustrated and an official collectors item (only 10,000 were printed and each pack includes a certificate of authenticity and collectors number).
For children who love their games consoles, there are plenty of fun games out this year from Outright Games to choose from including Paw Patrol Mighty Pups, Gigantosaurus and Transformers Battlegrounds.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Book
An exciting adaption of a much loved family favourite, this Chitty Chitty Bang Bang book is sure to be loved by young and old alike. Beautifully illustrated, this hardback book would be a perfect addition to a child’s book collection or Christmas Eve box.
Telling the Bees and Other Customs Book
Exploring folklore connected with rural crafts such as knitting, weaving, beekeeping and brewing, Telling the Bees looks into the customs, superstitions and stories that are connected to some of the world’s oldest trades.
Animal Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland
The Animal Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland allows readers to find out how the hedgehog ended up with spines, and what makes him scuttle so quickly, discover how pigs saved a prince and why a wealthy lord wanted to capture the black fox so desperately. This hardback book is a combination of traditional stories, animal facts and anecdotes for all young animal lovers.
How to Draw Almost Everything
How to Draw Almost Everything teaches you to draw, well, pretty much everything with instructions on how to draw animals, people, plants, food, buildings, clothing, vehicles and lots more all in handy step by step illustrations. Perfect for beginners!
Super Wings World Aircraft
My little boy is obsessed with Super Wings and I know this World Aircraft set is going to be a big hit on Christmas morning! If your budget doesn’t stretch that far, but you’re looking for a stocking filler gift, why not pick up one of the mini figure blind bags?
Eat Sleep Doodle Gifts
Eat Sleep Doodle have a fantastic selection of gift ideas to choose from but I love this new Fairytales and Legends Pillowcase, with knights, princesses, dragons, mermaids and unicorns to colour in. The back of the pillowcase also has a space to create their own fairytale story! The set includes 10 double ended washable felt tip pens – the ink disappears after every wash, allowing endless fun!
The Working Wheels Placemat, which is packed with cars, bikes, rubbish trucks and fire engines, is already a firm favourite with the kids, who have enjoyed colouring the vehicles in with the included double ended washable pens. I love the colour-in Christmas wrapping paper, which you can buy individually on the website, or added via the gift-wrap option when purchasing items online.
The Robin and the Reindeer
The Robin and the Reindeer is the perfect festive read to enjoy together this Christmas. Little Reindeer is lost in the forest when it begins to snow. She chances upon a robin, who lends the red from his feathers to allow Little Reindeer to fly home.
Vet Squad Vet & Vehicle Assortment
For little animal lovers, Vet Squad Vet & Vehicle allows you to discover the world of the Vet Squad. Pippa hops in her speedboat to head to Rescue Reef, and Ava gets on her quad bike to save the animals on dry land.
Diary of a Brilliant Kid
Diary of a Brilliant Kid is an interactive collection of stories, quotes, theories and a little science, guiding tweens through those difficult years between 8 and 12 to help make sense of the world and their place within it. The book helps with the ‘three R’s’ of happiness – relationships, relationships and relationships and everything in between…
Big Book of Science Experiments
The Janice VanCleave Big Book of Science Experiments encourages children to find enjoyment in science, with a selection of fun experiments, which have been designed to spark imaginations, whilst teaching. With jus a few supplies, children will love making their own slime, creating safe explosions and learning important science skills and processes.
Personalised Timeless Disney Book
There is something so magical about reading a book that has your name in it. The Personalised Timeless Disney Book selection includes the fantastic Nightmare Before Christmas, which is beautifully illustrated – a lovely keepsake gift for any fan of the film.
From Buzz Retail, the Air Ball can be played on almost any surface – wooden floors, laminate and even thinner carpets. The ball creates an air bubble underneath, so it hovers over the ground. Sure to raise a smile on Christmas morning!
The Wall Racer defies gravity, turning walls and ceilings into its playground. The fun remote control car, which uses suction, can climb walls and race across the ceiling – for kids and kids at heart!
Thunder Glow Drone
The Thunder Glow is a medium sized Drone, which boasts LED lights, a 6 axis gyro stabilizer, long range 2.4 GHz control, an automatic trim function and low/medium/high speeds to choose from. It also includes back to home and headless modes.
Buzz Retail’s Magic Snow is a polymer powder that, when hydrated, looks and feels just like real snow, except it won’t melt! Eco-friendly, non-toxic and safe for both children and animals, the snow expands up to 100 times its original size. It can be used again and again and will provide hours of fun.
The Micro Jet is a small sized plane which can fly vertically, with a 2.4 GHz remote control that gives a long control range. The Micro Jet can be used indoors and outdoors, with three different speeds – low, medium and high. The 6 axis gyro gives stable control and allows the jet to flip 360 degrees whilst in the air, as well as being able to fly in circles.
Tweet Beats have their own style and sound. Simply place a Tweet Beat in the tree, on one of the four branches, and right away they will play music. Each Tweet Beat has its own beat, bass, melody and vocal in their own music style, with four unique sounds each. Combining the Tweet Beats allows you to create your own songs!
Charlie is a cheeky monkey and the only thing he loves more than playing in his tree is eating his favourite food – coconuts! Unfortunately Charlie eats too much and his nappy just can’t cope…. Munchin’ Monkey is a fast paced game where you roll the dice and feed Charlie his coconuts and coconut water, with the aim to be the first to burst his nappy to win the game!
Create over 180 3D holographic and metallic stickers with the Buzzing Stickers set. Pick a sticker shape, rub on the colourful foil decoration and make amazing holographic stickers! The stickers are easy to design with the included foam stickers, stencils and holographic & metallic sheets provided.
Personalised Dinosaur Cushion
Shopping for a little dinosaur fan? They will love this Personalised Cushion from Getting Personal, which is available in a range of four different designs and can be personalised with their name.
Body Art, Hair Chalks and Nail Polishes
If your little one enjoys dressing up and playing with make up, the Buzz Retail Body Art, Hair Chalks and Nail Polish sets will be well received. Create glittering tattoos that will last up to a week on your skin, colour your hair without damaging it and create fashionable and fun nail art designs in minutes with these fun sets.
The Curls 4 Girls Straightening Brush is child friendly and makes styling your hair faster and easier, with ceramic bristles that straighten as they brush, and digital heat control that you can adjust to the needs of your hair.
Animal Crossing Plush
Fans of Animal Crossing will love the Tom Nook Plush, available from Amazon. Super soft and totally huggable, the unique squishy texture allows children to recreate their island utopias at home.
Articulate Christmas is jam packed full of classic Christmas Food, Films, Songs and Traditions to describe, with a new festive way to play where you race to complete a Christmas jigsaw – with each correct answer you add a piece to your jigsaw. The first team to complete their jigsaw wins!
Harry Potter Wizarding Quiz Game
Test your Hogwarts knowledge with this magical quiz, perfect for Harry Potter enthusiasts. Defend the colours of your house by answering questions set by the virtual quiz master and try not to lose house points by getting an answer wrong!
Wreck This Picture Book
Wreck This Picture Book is an invitation for children to discover their own creativity, that reading is an immersive pastime, that should engage all five senses.
Blue Planet II
Blue Planet II is a beautifully illustrated hardback, which brings to life the stories and characters from the much loved BBC TV series, complete with interesting facts to wow their friends.
Sir Tom Moore – One Hundred Steps
The story of Sir Tom Moore and his one hundred steps captured the nation earlier this year and now the story is shared with children in this lovely picture book – Sir Tom Moore – One Hundred Steps, about a true national treasure.
The Danger Gang
If they loved The Christmasaurus, children will be sure to enjoy The Danger Gang, the new book from Tom Fletcher. A fun, thrilling story of cursed lightning strikes and transformed children, it promises to be a total page turner for older readers.
This lovingly created seasonal sequel to the original Dogger story brings another special tale. Dogger’s Christmas focuses upon the magic of Christmas, and the danger of forgetting old friends when faced with brand new toys.
Wild Child Print
Jaan Smith Studio have a fantastic selection of prints to choose from, if you are looking to inject a splash of colour to your child’s bedroom. Printed on acid free paper, with a matt finish, the high quality prints won’t fade or degrade over time. I love this Wild Child print, perfect for my strong willed daughter!
Light up Letters
Bring a little sparkle to their bedroom and a smile to their face this Christmas with Sparkle Lighting’s Letters with Lights and Neon Letter Lights. You could go for a single letter, or spell out their whole name or a favourite phrase you say to each other – the choice is yours with these fun indoor lights!
STABILO UK are firm favourites in our household, as I have been a brand ambassador for them for over a year. Their pencil and pen sets are brilliant for children to enjoy – I especially love the Woody 3 in 1, which is a colour pencil, wax crayon and watercolor all in one.
The Baby Hamper Company have a lovely range of hampers to choose from for new or expecting parents this Christmas. The Baby Girls Hamper Large includes a delightful crochet octopus, Aden & Anais muslin square, Hello World print newborn playsuit, knotted hat and sleep suit in a white and grey star print.
Christmas at Barnardo’s
Barnardo’s have teamed up with Gecko jewellery to offer a range of necklaces, bracelets and pins. Purchasing the range will also help disadvantaged and vulnerable children across the UK.
One Time Before Book
One Time Before have come up with a fantastic concept for a book that teaches children about the past, specifically the decade that their parent or loved one grew up in. The process is really simple to personalise your book and you can add other gifts like their colouring book to your gift package at the checkout.
What’s better than a dinosaur floor puzzle for Dino fans? An augmented reality puzzle! With 16 pieces, this Dinosaur AR Floor Puzzle is suitable for ages 3 and up.
Kigurumi have a wonderful selection of onesies to choose from, for both adults and children. I love this Pokemon onesie, which Carly will freak out about when she wakes up on Christmas morning.
Products featured in this gift guide have been provided for the purpose of the post, however all words and images are my own.