Christmas, for kids, means Santa Claus and loads of prezzies. But with so much out there, how do you decide what to get them? Don't stress, sit back and have a read of this gift guide and you'll leave brimming with ideas. You're welcome…
A personalised letter from Santa
This one might not be a physical gift, but it is something that will make your child (or any child) thrilled beyond words this Christmas. Lapland Mailroom are now doing personalised letters from Santa (how cool is that?!). To read more about it, and how easy it is to get yours online, read my review.
Hey Santa Plaque
While on the Christmas trail, these personalisedplaques also make for a special Christmas gift. Every child waits for that special visit by Santa, so why not add to their excitement with these cute door plaques that lets Santa know where they sleep!
Hand-made in Wales, these plaques can be customised for colour, language (there is a Welsh language option too) and of course, the child's name.
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12-in-1 Solar Hydraulic Construction Kit from Menkind
Keep those creative minds engaged with the 12-in-1 Solar Hydraulic Construction Kit that helps kids build 12 different robots, in the form of animals and vehicles. With 212 inter-changeable pieces and powered by an included solar panel and water hydraulic power, this is both a recreational and an educational gift. It teaches kids about alternative energy (requires no batteries) and is a great STEM toy.
For ages 10+
4-in-1 Robot from Find Me A Gift
The 4-in-1 Robot is an Educational Motorized Robot Kit that lets you create 1 of 4 different motorized robots. Choose from a 6-legged walking cricket, a rolling monster, a walking robot or a motorized truck or have a go at creating your own crazy robotic toy! The kit includes the tools and parts, all you need is an AA battery and your imagination!
For ages 8+
Gel-a-Peel Fashion Maker and Nail-a-Peel Deluxe Colour Kit
These are perfect gifts for tween and teen girls. Fashion and creativity packed into one.
Gel-a-Peel is a craft kit with a fashionable twist. You can create your own jewellery, print your own tees and customise things like bags. Simply trace the templates, peel the gel design and your creations are ready! The pack includes 5 gel
tubes and over 40 design templates.
With so much glitz, glam and sparkle, this makes the perfect gift for young girls for Christmas.
For tips and how-to videos, visit Gel-a-peel.mgae.com
The Nail-a-Peel Deluxe Colour Kit lets you create your own 3D nail designs. The kit includes five gel polishes as well as five design tips with three nail décor tubes. There are over 100 designs to create.
For ages 8+
For tips and how-to videos, visit https://nail-a-peel.mgae.com
Buff Kids Winter Wear
Buffwear makes multi-functional head and neckwear for kids, and this Polar Buff is brilliant because it can be worn as a scarf, neckerchief, headband, balaclava, scarf, cap or beanie! Made from soft polyester microfibre and Polartec fleece, it helps maintain body temperature and prevents heat loss. Seeing that it's going to be another freezing winter, this would make an ideal gift for a child.
Available in a range of designs from superheroes to Disney to Frozen and more.
Junior/Child fits ages 4–12 years
Baby Polar Buff fits most babies up to 3 years old
Personalised gifts from TescoPhoto
Nothing makes a better gift than when it's personalised. And now, at TescoPhoto, you can personalise just about anything! From cushions to photobooks to calendars to puzzles to playing cards, print a memorable image on it and voila! you've got a keepsake gift!
I opted for a puzzle as Little Man loves his puzzles, and doing one with his picture on it is different, and fun! And once it's done, we keep it as a memento/ photo in his room – win, win! There are more options for personalised games and toys on their website.
Mrs Wordsmith Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary
No kid would want a dictionary (or any school-related book for that matter) for Christmas, but take a closer look and you'll see this is no ordinary dictionary. This Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary has been created by Mrs Wordsmith (to read all about Mrs Wordsmith's learning to read and write program, read my review and visit https://www.mrswordsmith.com/) and is oodles of fun!
With 4000 words and definitions – each one painstakingly and hilariously illustrated by none other than the creative mind behind Madagascar's and Hotel Transylvania's characters – this is guaranteed to make learning new/ difficult words fun for your early reader. Each picture expresses the definition of the word, making the learning experience more visual.
The words and definitions are organised by Character, Emotion, Action, Setting, Taste and Smell and Weather, and include word pairings and other assets to aid learning and improve vocabulary.
The dictionary is also available on Amazon
Gelli Baff, Slime Baff and SnoBall Play by Zimpli Kids
As parents, we might not be too pleased with the word slime, but we know that it gives our kids immense joy. And now imagine an entire slime bath! The Gelli Baff and Slime Baff transforms water into goo or slime, so your kid can literally swim in a bath of err, slime!
The SnoBall Play transforms water into realistic snow, so they can have snowball fights even if it isn't really snowing. Or just feel more Xmassy if they wish…
Zimpli Kids products are 100% safe and boron free. And besides the fun factor, these are also great for sensory play.
Aveeno and Johnson's Care Products
Why should the babies miss out on Christmas? They may not be old enough to realise what Christmas is all about, and won't fret if their stocking is empty, but we can give them the best TLC products with the help of Aveeno and Johnson.
From gift sets by Johnson's to lotions, creams and bath products from Aveeno, gift your babies (and toddlers) soft, healthy skin…
Cocoa and Heart Novelty Chocolate Gifts
These novelty chocolate gifts by Cocoa and Heart make for some fun stocking-fillers. From Chocolate Angels to Dinosaur Lollipops to Novelty Lego Bricks (shown below) to Christmas Tree and Father Christmas-shaped Chocolate Lollipops, surprise your kids with these creative treats.
You can avail of a special 10% discount too – use the special code XMAS18 to avail of your discount. The code is valid until 31 January 2019.
Bahlsen Zoo Imagination Biscuits
Another yummy stocking filler that babies, toddlers and grown kids will enjoy. These animal-shaped mini biscuits are perfect for on-the-go, or just munching when watching your favourite Christmas flick. They are gluten-free, lactose-free and simply melt-in-the-mouth delicious!
Disclosure: I was given some of the items listed in the gift guide to review; however, all opinions are my own.
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