Now, I don’t know about your kids, but mine have been pointing out every toy in the adverts with a ‘Can I have that for Christmas?’ for a while now, and it will only be a couple of weeks until they are writing their letters to Santa.
Luckily, I have an idea of what they will be getting this year already, but if you’re lacking for inspiration, here are some of my picks for the best gifts for kids this year.
Playmobil Family Fun Aquarium
Playmobil is always a big hit in our house. We’ve had several sets and we are excited to be adding this one to the collection. I think it’s a great way of encouraging imaginative play, and if you keep all the pieces safe, it’s a toy that can be played with for years and years.
Where to buy: Amazon £39.99
Fur Real Friends Ricky
Kids driving you insane for a dog? This will keep them happy! The super cute Ricky Fur Real pet responds to its owners with over 100 sound and motion combinations, does tricks, licks (without the slobber) and enjoys treats – and the best thing is, when you’ve had enough, you can switch him off! Win all round, eh?
Where to buy: Amazon £89.99
Stepping into Science Kit
If you’ve got kids obsessed with making slime, this is one to look at. With the equipment and materials to carry out 29 experiments, this nifty kit is a great way of introducing young minds to the world of science.
Where to buy: Find Me A Gift £29.99
4 in 1 Robot Kit
This will keep them amused for hours! They’ll have plenty of fun building a 6 legged walking cricket, a rolling monster, walking robot or motorized truck as well as a multi-speed gearbox. Once those designs have been mastered, they can have a go at building their own design.
Where to buy: Find Me A Gift £14.99
Little Tikes Builder Bot
STEM is a huge thing at the moment, and the Builder Bot from Little Tikes is an excellent way to introduce kids to engineering. You…I mean, the kids…can be reconfigured in various ways to do different things, and being Little Tikes, you know it is going to be amazing quality.
Where to buy: Amazon £22.97
Thomas & Friends Alphaphonics
We reviewed this earlier this year (read the full post here), and the boys – even Harrison – loved it. It’s a really fun way of introducing letters and sounds to preschoolers.
Where to buy: Amazon £19.99
Ready 2 Robot
The Ready2Robot toys are the only collectible that lets you build, mix & match your own custom ‘bots, and battle your friends in a robot-brawl.
Where to buy: Smyths Toy Store £9.99/£6.99/£14.99
Kit & Kin Toiletries
Co-owned by Emma Bunton of Spice Girls fame, Kit & Kin is a skincare range aimed at mums and babies. They’re eco-friendly and hypoallergenic, making them safe for delicate young skin – and they smell lush as well!
Where to buy: Kit & Kin £7.99/£8.99/£7.99
Not just for the kids! The whole family will have plenty of fun with this one, seeing how many briks they can bust before the whole tower comes tumbling down.
Where to buy: Amazon £26.99
Mr Tumble Domino Train
This is packed with features that any little Mr Tumble fan will love. Load the dominoes into the feeder, switch on and watch as Mr Tumble’s train lays the domino track ready to be knocked down. There are 35 chunky dominoes, perfectly sized for little fingers to pick up and place into the feeder.
Where to buy: Amazon £34.99
My First Photo Book
Create your own personalised fabric photo books, perfect for babies. Choose from colour or black and white pictures, make your own stories or just pictures of your babies loved ones. These are absolutely perfect for a first Christmas present!
Where to buy: My 1st Photos £35.00
Light Up Magic Glow Jar
Simple and mess-free, this range of adorable kits enables children to create and customise their own Light Up Magic Glow Jars. Each set in the range is simple to use, comes with everything needed and includes a must-have collectable character.
Where to buy: Amazon £9.99
*We were sent these products free of charge for inclusion in this gift guide. Contains affiliate links.