Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Christmas Gift Guide for Kids

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Christmas has come by so fast this year, but it's already time to start buying those Christmas presents. Most people have a child to buy for, whether it be for their own children, their grandchildren or someone elses children. Here is my Kids Christmas Gift Guide for children aged 3+, which may give you some ideas of what you could buy. 

1. Waboba Moonshine Ball *Buy Me Here*

Looking for a toy that bounces out of this world? The Waboba Moonshine ball does exactly this. The special shape of the ball means that when you bounce it, it goes super high and also makes a pop sound when it hits the floor. The special thing about the moonshine ball is that it can also be played in the dark, perfect for winter as the darker afternoons draw in. It lights up when it hits the ground and stays lit for 7 seconds, meaning if you keep bouncing, it will stay lit. This lightweight ball is the size of 60mm meaning that it's the perfect fit for a child's hand. And at £8.99 it makes the perfect extra gift or perfect stocking filler. 

2. The Sock Game *Buy Me Here*

This is a fun game all about using your senses. The sock game features a sock that is filled with unusual objects. The aim of the game is to feel what the objects are by putting your hand in the sock and feeling for them. It is a race game, as you need to grab the correct item shown on the board from the sock in time to move along in the game. This game comes with a game board with a spinner on it, Playing pieces, Socks, and Thirty unusual objects. You can also add your own items into the game as the spinner has blank spaces, especially for this. The game is recommended for ages 8 plus and is perfect for family fun or a Christmas party game. You can buy this from Argos for £15.99


3. Mouse in the House *Buy Me Here*

Mouse in the house is the new cute playset toy to hit the market. This adorable playset is perfect for imaginary small-world play and is designed to be played up against your skirting board. Millie the mouse and her friends have a few designs of little houses, including this cute school play set which features a fun slide, tables with computers on, blackboard, and bookshelf. It of course also has the cute tiny mice characters to play within the house. If you are wanting to buy extra characters for the set, you can with extra mini characters packs. This is a great set to start your child's Mouse in the House collection. This cute toy also doesn't break the bank being priced at £11.99 and makes the perfect gift that your child will be delighted to find under the tree. 


4. My Fairy Jar *Buy Me Here*

This toy by brainstorm toys has so much to offer and is going to be a magical experience for your child. Fairies are so popular now with many people creating a fairy garden for their children. Well, this is the next addition to your child's fairy obsession, their very own fairy jar. Firstly, you get to decorate your own jar. Add the background, coloured stones, and felt for the grass. Then add the flowers, toadstools, and the hanging acorn and then of course, your fairy. Add the finishing touches of fairy dust and your extra special fairy jar is ready. But after that lovely creative experience, there is more. The set comes with mini notes and envelopes to write notes to your fairy. It also lights up at bedtime or out in your garden at night, making it also a night lamp. Then, use the special key that activates sounds and a special secret code. The secret code then gives you access online to many fun fairy activities, like tips on how to make your very own fairy clothing. This set for £23.00 is well worth a buy for a child at Christmas who is fairy mad. 


5. Word Bingo *Buy Me Here*

Tactic games have just released this super fun word game, and it's a great game to buy as a gift for Christmas. In this game, the cards give you the topic and the board gives you the letters. The idea of the game is to think of words related to the topic, beginning with the letters on your board, all before the timer runs out. But it also has special cards that throw a curveball into the game to make it even more fun and exciting. This game is recommended for children aged 8+ and is designed for 2 to 6 players. If your family is a fan of word games then this is perfect for a family games day. Priced at £24.99 from the Range. 


6. Airfix Quick Build Car *Buy Me Here*

If you have a car fanatic or a child who loves to build, then this is the gift for them. Airfix now have sets that are no glue, no paint, just simply build. The set comes with all the pieces you need and instructions on how to put it together. You are then left with an extremely nice-looking car. This set pictured is the Ford Mustang GT, but Airfix has a large selection of other cars to choose from. This would be great for a child to start their own collection of self-built vehicles. Each set is £14.99 and so a great price for a gift. 


7. Playmobil Police Van *Buy Me Here*

Your big Playmobil fan is going to love this set. This City Action police van has everything you could want for playing cops and robbers. The set comes with van with flashing lights, 2 police officers with hats and jackets, and many more police accessories that you may need for a police operation. As well as flashing lights, it also makes noise to make your game even more real. You can switch between 2 siren sounds. The van has sliding doors, a roof that lifts off, and seats inside so then you can place your figures in and out easily. The van will seat up to 7 figures inside which means it's great for joining onto your other Playmobil sets. The boot also opens and there is storage for your police items under the seats. The toy is recommended for children 4+ due to small parts and it can be bought for £19.99. 


8. Trio Deco Pens *Buy Me Here*

This is the gift for the creative little artist in the family. This beautiful set from Stabilo features 8 Trio Deco Pens and they are all metallic. You have gold and silver, greens, blue, purple and red and also a black pen. They all have a fibre tip making drawing and colouring easy. They also feature a triangular grip, making it easier for smaller hands to hold and use. These felt-tip pens mark easily onto light or dark paper and also dry super quick to avoid smudges. Priced at £7.99 it makes a lovely gift for the little budding artist. 


9. Dino Ranch Set *Buy Me Here*

Who's little one enjoys the thrill a minute tv show Dino ranch on Tiny Pop? If so they will love the new set of toys that have just been launched. They will especially like the new figurine and dinosaur sets which feature a dino and a character. There are 3 vehicle sets available. Miguel and Tango, Min and Clover, and Jon and Blitz and they all feature the dinosaur being turned into a vehicle that moves along the floor when pushed. In this set Miguel also comes with a removable hat. These sets are aimed at children 3+ and are RRP of £12.99. 


10. Zimpli Kids Bath Bombs and Baff Putty *Buy Me Here*

Bathtime is now a child's favourite activity, all because you can now buy super fun things to put in the bath. Zimpli Kids provide so much bathtime fun and here are 2 products that make great gifts for Christmas. Firstly floating Baff Putty. This set comes with 2 Tubbs of colour-changing bath putty and a mould tray which features 3 different sea creature shapes. Mould the putty into different shapes and then see them float in the bath. It then also magically changes colour as added to water. 
Or if your child is more a bath bomb type of child then you may want to think about Zimpli Kids Baff Bombz. This new Solar System set features all the planets turned into bath bombs ready to fizz and explode into colour when you put them in the bath. Not only that, but each planet comes with a fact card so you can learn all about the planet before you pop it into the bath. The solar system set is £9.99 and the baff putty set is £5.99, making them lovely little additional gifts or even stocking fillers. 


11. Rainbow High Series 4 *Buy Me Here*

Series 4 of rainbow high is here and there is no doubt it is one toy on your child's Christmas list. The sets all come with a beautiful doll with gorgeous long colourful hair, a super cool outfit, and beautiful makeup. Each doll also comes with an extra outfit with cool-looking shoes so then you can change and swap outfits around. Rainbow high dolls also have moveable body parts so then you can move your doll into different positions and also place them in a pose. The sets also come with a stand so you can nicely display your dolls until you are ready to play with them. Series 4 comes with a choice of 6 dolls which all have their own style and hair colour. Aimed at children aged 6+ and can be found for a price of £23.00.


12. Haribo Sharing Medley *Buy Me Here*

All kids love a sweet treat at Christmas, so this Haribo sharing medley is a great idea. Especially if you are looking for a sweet treat that isn't chocolate. This 480g sharing medley contains all your Haribo favourites, such as Cola Bottles, strawberries, rings, eggs, cherries and much more. It is perfect for one child to eat alone, or do exactly what it says on the box and share. This box includes a serving tray, so you can pour all the sweets out and dive in to find your favourite sweetie. This box also contains all sweets that are perfect for vegetarians to enjoy. At £4 a box, it's a great gift to pop under the tree this year.


13. Barbie Pets *Buy Me Here*

Barbie now has her very own pets. These adorable pets all come looking so cute and even have a furr-like feel to them to make them more realistic. They are all 1 inch tall so they make the perfect pocket-sized pet and also the perfect-sized pet for barbie. This set is a Spa Day set and it is an 8-piece set that contains 3 pups and a special spa for them to be treated. The set also comes with accessories that can be stored in a special grooming cart. This set is £16.99 and makes a lovely gift for a barbie fan. You can also buy barbie pet surprise packs which contain one pet inside. These are perfect for stocking fillers and for children who love to collect them all.


14. H&A Beauty Sets *Buy Me Here* 

Here are 2 beauty sets that are perfect for the little girl who loves to pamper themself. Rainbow high fans will love this make your own lipgloss set. The set comes with 2 lip glosses and some shimmer and an empty tub. Mix the gloss and the shimmer together to make your very own lipgloss. It also comes with a sticker sheet so you can decorate your tub. This set is £7.00. The other set is a beautiful Disney princess nail varnish set which contains 3 peelable nail varnish, nail stickers, a nail file and 3 rings. The box also opens up to make a Disney princess board game that you can make and play. This set is also £7.00 and can be bought from boots.


15. Micky Mouse Fire Engine *Buy Me Here*

This is the gift for the Micky Mouse fan this year. It is a super fun fire engine with real fire engine sounds, that also features Micky mouse. Hear fun phrases from Micky as he sits aboard the fire engine. Press the button for the siren to go off or to hear water sounds. Micky can sit on the moveable ladder or inside the fire engine itself. The set also comes with a cute pluto figure who has a bucket ready to assist Micky at a fire. The figures are also moveable so you can make Micky stand or sit. It is the perfect toy to spark imaginary play for little ones. Aimed at ages 3+ and priced at £30.00. 


16. Science Mad Crystal Growing Set *Buy Me Here*

Do you know a budding scientist or maybe a child that loves rocks and crystals? This is the set for them. This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) product is all about being hands-on and growing your very own Crystals. You can grow ones of different sizes, shapes and even grow a crystal tree. The set comes with its own chemistry set, meaning you will have to mix lots of chemicals together to form your crystals. It also comes with a guide and a pad to record down your finds. With this set, you will also need a few household objects, so it's wise to check what you need before trying to begin an experiment. This set is aimed at children aged 10+ and is RRP of £19.99. 


17. Twighlight Day Care Dolls *Buy Me Here*

Introducing Twilight Daycare collectable babies. These babies are in connection to the Twilight daycare game that you can buy and play online. Inside you will get one adorable baby that comes with an accessory and collectable trading card. Each baby is full articulated meaning you can make your baby sit, or stand and move its arms. Collect all 7 dolls by buying these mystery packs, giving you the chance of also finding a rare baby Golden Little Richard. Plus each doll also comes with a code that you can redeem your baby to play in the game. These are aimed at Children 5+ and can be bought for £12.99. It is a great Christmas gift to buy as it offers so much fun in one box. 


18. Cheatwell Games *Buy Me Here*

Games are such a big thing at Christmas, so check out Cheatwell games for some new gaming fun. 
Hand Jive is the hands-only charades game. This pack of cards features lots of words that you have to act out using only your hands and your team members have to guess what it is. It is £5 to buy and makes a perfect stocking filler. 
Slam words is the shake n play word search game. Push down the popper to get 3 letters. The first player to shout the word they can make with the letters wins a point, it then passes to the next player to see if they can also make a word. If they can't they lose a life. It is a great word game for lots of laughs. Aimed at ages 8+ and priced at £10.00.
Junior Tension is the Top Ten naming game. It is the perfect team game for getting together and playing at Christmas. This board game is a race against the clock to find solutions to given topics. For example, you may have to find 10 spotty animals, 10 Peppa pig characters or 10 burger toppings. The first to make it to the finish line wins. This game is also for ages 8+ and is £20 to buy. 



I hope my Christmas Gift Guide has given you some inspiration this year. 

Which of the toys above would you buy? 


10 comments:

  1. The rainbow high doll looks fab. But they all look like great fun ☺️

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  2. These are all such great ideas. I can already pick out three or four of them that my son and daughter would love. The mouse house is so cute and a great addition to our family. My son would love both the Mickey mouse fire engine and the Playmobil police car. My daughter would love the fairy jar

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  3. I love reading gift guides (and have read many!) but there's loads on here that ive not come across before! I love the Stabilo pens and the word bingo, my son will love those! Also the planet bath bombz are so cute!

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  4. Twilight daycare looks like lots of fun!

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  5. Lots of great gifts here I think my daughter would enjoy the Airfix Quick Build Car

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  6. Great ideas here, the junior tension looks a fun game!

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  7. These are some fantastic ideas! I love The Sock Game!

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  8. What great ideas for gifts. Junior Tension looks a great game for the family.

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