The shops are full of Christmas goodies, gift ideas and decorations. Christmas music is playing where ever we go. The kids are updating their wish list daily.
If you are feeling stressed by it all, grab a cuppa and sit down and have a look through my Children’s Gift Guide 2019, bursting with great gift ideas.
The Sphero Specdrums are app enabled musical rings that will empower kids of all ages to create and play music, by using colour. These musical rings offer hours of entertainment with hundreds of instruments, loops and sounds to choose from. Whether it is hip-hop or acapella. Just pick a sound pack to mix and produce entire songs wth just the tap of a finger.
By using the colourful play pad, the Specdrums lets you play 100s of sounds. But that is not all tap the Specdrums on a piece of clothing, fruit or any other colourful backdrop to create and mix and sounds, beats and loops.
Available to buy at Sphero, Apple, John Lewis, Amazon, Argos, Very and Littlewoods for £64.99 for one ring or £99,99 for 2 rings
Whether you have little tots to fully grown teenagers Love Leggings offer sizes for the whole family. Both myself and my Daughter have been wearing Love Leggings for a long time now and can honestly say they are the best leggings we have owned. They are a great quality and no not go thin, and they wash time and time again and have not faded and look brand new.
ALCATEL 1X 2019 – £99.99
Every child has a phone on their Christmas list
It is now possible to get the very latest in smartphone technology. Such as facial recognition, Fingerprint scanner and powerful cameras for a fraction of the cost of premium handsets. The Alcatel 1X is available now, SIM-free for less than £100 – a real pocket-friendly steal.
Complimenting this season’s subtle pastel hues, the soft-to-the-touch casing is fingerprint, scratch and slip-resistant whilst HD+ resolution, giving a truly immersive viewing experience. Available in various outlets
If you have a child who loves to make things Fablabs have some great gift ideas. Including tie dye, to perfume making and make your own bath bombs, plus a wide range of other creative ideas. Available in various outlets.
If you have a budding artist or creative writer, the Bic Gel-ocity pen range is ideal for writing, doodling and much more. Quick drying the pen is smooth to use and smudge free. Available in a range of retailers prices vary.
Count & Build TotBot Builders
The Count & Build TotBot Builder is a fun way to support a child’s physical and mathematic skills from an early age. The plastic nuts feature
- numbers 1-5 to develop early counting and number recognition.
- Five different colours to engage while encouraging colour recognition skills
- Five different shapes which build shape recognition
The set includes a two piece TotBot robot, 5 plastic nuts, detachable bolt and toy wrench. For age 2 years up – £16.50
Velcro Brand Blocks Construction 60 Pieces Set
The Velcro Brand Blocks Construction 60 piece set will give your child hours of fun. A great way to develop a child’s understand of the world as well as their physical development.
The lightweight blocks attach together with VELCRO brand fasteners, which allows children to use their creativity and imagination to build their construction masterpieces.
Includes 60 pieces, interchange or use with other Velcro brand blocks sets to create new designs and structures. – £23.99
A Micro Drone is something on a lot of children’s list this year, the Micro Drone 4th edition is available to purchase in various retailers. More information can be found here.
The Robo Wunderkind is fun coding blocks for all ages that grows in complexity which means it is a toy that will keep being played with as your child grows
If your child loves to read or play on a tablet, Thinking Gifts have a lovely range of book/tablet holders, plus a range of other great gift ideas.
Book Monster Deluxe – £29.99
A fun and useful gift for children, also has two zips at the front and back for storing tablet and nick knacks and a handle to make carrying easier. Available in a range of designs.
Deckchair – £24.99
Modelled after the classic British reclining chair, allows you to rest a book or tablet. Available in 2 sizes
Woolly Tales is a series of books that tells the story of each animal, plus there is a knitting pattern in each book where you can make and create the characters in the book. You can find out more in my review
Goes To Sleep Book
The Goes To Sleep Book is a book any parent will be grateful for as it really does work in helping a child go to sleep. They also love that the book is personalised to them. You can read my previous review to find out more.
A Lovely children’s Book
A lovely children’s book, about the adventures of Jenny and her cat Philip. You can find out more in my review and there is also a chance to win 1 of 10 copies in my giveaway.
The Amazing Mystery Box
The amazing mystery box is a great gift idea for a child, giving them something special. You choose the box theme you would like from a huge range including
- Harry Potter
- Thomas and Friends
- My Little Pony
- Peppa Pig
- And many more
What is in the box is a complete surprise, hence the name mystery box. But usually consists of
- 2 main items – which might be an action figure, a plush or a pop vinyl. Sometimes a shoulder bag or back pack, or even a cushion
- Then a mug, notebook, audio book, bookie books or similar
- Finally a couple of novelty items which might include blind bags, keyrings, pens, smaller books, trading cards or similar.
Brought separately the contents would be £40+, if you purchase from The Amazing Mystery Box it would cost you £24.99. The lovely team has given me a code to pass on to you where they will give you an extra item in your mystery box. Add code BATMANBELT at the checkout.
Shape Factory is a board game that poses a set of challenges relating to geometrical shapes. £15.99
- Fun family game for 4+ year olds
- Blend maths with creative thinking
- Develop problem solving skills from a young age
- Learn how to work together as a team!
- Fun for adults too!
You can find out more about OJO and how you can help in their Kickstarter campaign here
Bean Bag Bazaar
Light Up Mirror
Do you know a child who loves to look in the mirror, or starting to practice with make up or wants to feel like a superstar? If so the Gimmiz light up mirror which features 16 bright LED lights with a touch screen control is a perfect gift. Available from Wilkinsons for £10.00
We all know what fun light boxes are but this Gimmiz Cinema Light Box comes complete with 85 coloured letters, number and symbols so you can personalise as you want, when you want. Requires 6 x AA batteries. Available to buy from Wilkinsons for £10.00
Foodie Roos are plush collectibles that look, smell and feel just like their favourite food. Squeeze their bellies to feel the surprise.
- Contains 1 x Foodie Roo, stickers
- The container becomes the Foodies Room
- 20 characters to collect in series 1
Available from various retailers £7.99
Disney Princess Toddler Dolls
Available from various retailers for £19.99. The dolls are every little girls dream to own their very own Disney Princess the dolls come with removable shoes and tiaras.
Play Stuff Dough
Play Stuff Dough Pizza Pasta
- The unique pack folds out to create two play areas
- 3D play scene is sturdy, and non stick.
- After play everything folds away.
- Includes 5 tubs of Play stuff Dough
Play Stuff Dough Pooch Parlour
- 3D play scene is sturdy, and non stick.
- There are two illustrated areas for the dough to be played on.
- After play everything folds away
- Includes 3 tubs of Play stuff Dough
Available from various retailers in a variety of play themes
Pop Pop Hair Surprise
The Pop Pop Hair is every little girls dream. It is a hair brush where the handle becomes a spray bottle to spray to Pop Pod. Then watch the surprise pop open to reveal the hair roller which you then unroll to discover an adorable pop hair pet inside. Brush plait, braid and style the pets extra long hair. Or even wear it as an accessory in your own hair for a funky new look. Various styles available available from various retailers.
- Each Pop Pop includes Pop Hair Pet, brush that becomes spray bottle, 4 hairbands and 2 hair clips to use on Pop Hair Pets or your own hair
- Each Pop Hair Pet is also a pencil topper
- There are 4 different themes and over 25 characters to collect (each sold separately)
- Styles may vary
The Toniebox is a new audio system especially for children. Just turn it on and pop a Tonie on and let the audio adventure begin. Available in a range of colours. There is a huge range of Tonie stories to choose from Disney, The Gruffalo and many more. You can upload your own MP3s, audiobooks or even narrate your own stories. You can find out more about Tonies here, the start up box is £69.95 with additions Tonie stories at £14.99
Happiness Is A Gift
Happiness Is A Gift have a wide range of personalised gifts that everyone will love, including this personalised rag doll, which is handmade. Features a floral dress and pink Pinafore, which can be embroidered with a child’s name on. She has blonde hair in bunches with flower ribbons, red rosy cheeks and black bead eyes – £21.99
The Lully Bear was created by musician and mum Jane Stewart. Is a soft, premium quality teddy bear who soothes babies and children by singing 23 live recorded lullabies. Designed to grow and adapt to your childs needs by working as a gentle sleep aid in the early months. To acting as a valuable companion on journeys or in unfamiliar surroundings a your child grows. You can find out more about Lully here and how to by him.
Dannys Dream is about a boy who was the fastest runner at his school. Until he suffers a terrible accident and thinks his dream on winning an Olympic Gold Medal is now over. He can no longer race against his friends and almost loses hope. Until he discovers something at the end of his Grandma’s garden.
Ian Parker is the Illustrator and was born with a condition which left him permanently unable to use his limbs. One of his passions is painting and drawing which he does by holding a paintbrush or pencil in his mouth.
Dannys Dream can be purchased through MFPA (Mouth and Foot Painting Artists) for £10.00
It’s My Story
It’s my story offers a range of beautiful Christmas book where your child is the star of the book. You need to download a picture of your child when ordering and they appear throughout the story. There are a few titles to choose, prices vary.
All Children should learn to swim and Mini Mantas have a great product that will help any child gain their confidence in water whilst learning to swim. What better gift can you give a child. Available in various colours £19.95
Children love noisy toys and music and this Cheshire Cat keyboard. Children can make up their own songs or can sing along to the 27 prerecorded songs using the microphone. The keyboard comes with 5 instrument and 5 rhythm sounds. £39.99 available from BrightMinds Toys
Le Toy Van Wooden Groceries Set & Scanner
All children love imaginative play and this wooden grocery set will give them hours of play. Consisting of hours of fun – £39.95 – available from Brightmind Toys
- A wooden basket
- Solid wood grocery items
- Barcode Scanner
- Barcode Stickers
Peppa Pig Shape Sorter
Every Peppa Pig fan loves to hear the Peppa Pig theme tune, and this Shape Sorter Picnic Set has just that. Includes a picnic basket with various amounts of sortable shaped food pieces. Press a button on the side and it plays the Peppa Pig theme tune. Available from various retailers including Amazon.
Baby Anabell Stroller
A little girls dream is to push her doll in her very own stroller. This Baby Anabell Stroller features double wheels for ease of steering and umbrella fold mechanism. It is a perfect fit for a Baby Annabell Doll, available to buy from various retailers including Amazon.
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*This guide is a mix of gifted and non gifted items