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20 Great Children’s Gift Ideas For Christmas!

by Author: Jade Lloyd

The 2022 Christmas Gift Guide guides are looking a little different this year. Feedback is that readers want candid snaps of what they get from the retailer – what is in boxes! When do you need batteries etc. Families, us included will be on tighter budgets this year so we tend to pick a book, a gift of clothing, one or two practical gifts – especially in stockings then a couple of toys. I buy a mix of second-hand and new – always factor in postage costs. My littlest is easier to buy for than my 11-year-old who this year wants online games, Vbucks and a movie pass from Netflix. Stick with their likes and interests so things don’t sit unused on shelves.

We have made it easy to see the retailer, price, postage info etc, followed by our own review as a customer in our product descriptions. (Always check websites’ last postage before Christmas dates and be mindful that INDUSTRIAL ACTION is planned over Nov/Dec with Royal mail.)

P.s Check if websites have discounts to sign up to mailing lists before you buy – every little helps and most offer between 10-20% off on first purchase.

Rember to recycle what packaging you can and buy batteries/have scissors and screwdrivers on hand on Christmas day to avoid toys being trapped in boxes and not working.

So, let’s jump right in and get shopping!

Sky Dancers Doll. RRP £21.

Watch the skyline, it’s magic time. A 90s revival Sky Dancers, available HERE are popular dolls that stand on a decorated launch base, you pull their string, and they whirl into the sky. The dolls can travel up to three feet high! Perfect for ages 3 and over, these toys offer hours of fun whilst also developing children’s fine motor skills and coordination. The toys are 12 inches long and come in a range of colours/characters. I like the detail on their little plastic outfits and wings. Fairy fans will fall in love with them. The base, cord and wings are robust so the doll won’t break easily – I would only encourage you not to fly her in a room with your favourite vase! You do need plenty of room to fly the doll and encourage children to keep their arms straight out to avoid it coming near their face. The toys come with a useful 1-year manufacturer’s guarantee.

Age range: I think it is perfect for ages 5+ so they can safely operate it (with a little supervision for younger ones).

UK postage: Argos Standard delivery £2.95.

Exploding Kittens Board Game Collection. RRP starting from £19.99.

Exploding Kittens is a leading game and entertainment company started by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and Matt Inman, with a mission to inspire people to connect, laugh, and play fun games in the physical world. It is the #1 most-backed project in Kickstarter history, and they have sold over 11 million games. Perfect for ages 7+ the games include – Throw Throw Burrito RRP £29.99. The world’s first dodgeball card game! The aim is to collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking, dodging/throwing burritos. Cards mean you earn points but getting hit means losing them. I love the little faces on the (thankfully) squashy foam burritos. There is no turn taking so expect chaos. In Mantis RRP £19.99. The aim is to collect matching sets of cards by stealing from your opponents and vice versa! This is a fast game and I love the multicoloured rainbow cards. Poetry for Neanderthals RRP £19.99 is a party game similar to Taboo® so best for teens/adults. Players earn points by getting teammates to guess words/phrases. You can only use single-syllable words otherwise, the other team gets to spank you with the 2-foot inflatable club. Yes, you heard me. You will laugh till you cry. In Zombie Kittens RRP £19.99 play standalone or with the original Exploding Kittens. A strategy game, think kittens combined with Russian Roulette. You take turns to pull cards from the desk and try not to pull the exploding kitten’s card. Again, the artwork is fab and funny. All of the games are well designed, simple to pick up with good replayability.

Available HERE or from Amazon, Smyths etc.

Age range: Early readers – teens.

UK postage: Store dependant.

Mini U Bath Crayons RRP £5.95 & Create Your Own Bath Bomb Kit RRP 10.99.

Since 2010, Mini U have been putting great times into bath times with their award-winning haircare, bath & body care for kids. What parents will like is their affordable products that are easy on young, sensitive skin. Everything is vegan, cruelty-free and free from gluten, soy and dairy. An ideal stocking filler is the easy clean Mini U bath crayons with an adorable Inky India the Squid design. Give your little artist my crayons at bathtime and they’ll be drawn into a world of fun. Totally plastic-free and mess-free, these crayons won’t stain their skin or the bath, easily washing away when bathtime is over. Another product they sell is the Fizzy Phil the Pufferfish Create Your Own Bath Bomb Kit. Most children love a bathbomb or two so rather than just buy one this create-and-craft set will keep them entertained, and then clean! It comes with a mould and the ingredients for a bomb. The product ingredients are (fully listed on the site) and they do not leave stains etc in the tub.

Available HERE.

Age range: I would say 3+.

UK Postage. Free UK delivery on orders over £20.

TOMY John Deere Farmin’ Friends Hauling Set RRP: £21.99 and Grandpa Pig’s Splash & Pour Boat RRP: £17.99.

For toddler and pre-school age children TOMY offer something for everyone. For mini farming enthusiasts, the John Deere Hauling set (available HERE) includes a colourful tractor toy, hauler and trailer. The hauling set is approx. 35.5L x 15W x 20Hcm. For added excitement the toy features lights and sounds and is cleverly designed for small hands with easy connect hitch, raisable ramp and is sized just right to haul other toys between jobs! Suitable for ages 18months+ both toys have free rolling wheels for plenty of push along fun.

Or, how about Grandpa Pig’s Splash & Pour Boat (18 months +) stocked HERE, the popular character is bound to go down well with children.  Brightly coloured and a really good size for water play (10 x 12 x 20 cm) inside the blue hull are three removable yellow pieces.  At one end, a section lifts out which little ones call fill and tip out with the spout, a different piece acts as a sprinkler. Pour water on the wheelhouse in the middle to set the paddles turning and send the ship’s wheel spinning round and round.  Remove and rebuild the sections for boat-building puzzle fun. Stack them and grab the squashy Peppa and Grandpa figures to fill and squirt out water. These actions help develop fine motor skills, whilst encouraging role play and storytelling. There are hours of fun to be had! I like these options as no batteries are required.

UK Postage. Smyths offer Free UK delivery on orders over £20.

Orchard toys Christmas Eve Box. RRP £14.Snowman Snap. RRP £5.50.

Founded in the 1970s Orchard Toys is a leading British manufacturer of award-winning educational games and jigsaws for children aged 18 months to 12 years. Their Christmas Eve Box is a fab festive gift which includes an educational game, 30-piece jigsaw puzzle and 12-page activity book, that the whole family can enjoy! Perfect for ages 3-6 enjoy the Christmas Chefs game, Santa’s Workshop Jigsaw Puzzle and Christmas Activity Colouring Book. All of the products are colouful and well-illustrated that promote discussion and observational skills. The perfect seasonal stocking filler Snowman Snap is a fun, festive snap game for all the family. As part of Orchard Toys Mini Games range, Snowman Snap is compact and portable in size making it perfect for travel, at home or on holiday. It is a very reasonably priced item and is suitable for age 3+. Not only is it fun but the game develops matching and memory skills and encourages observational skills. Lost your instructions or missing a piece? Orchard has an amazing replacement service to stop waste.

Available HERE.

Postage UK: Free mainland delivery on orders over £30, under £3.95
(2-3 working days).

Planet Buddies Volume Safe Wired headphones RRP £19.99 and Tablet & iPad Stand RRP £19.99.

Planet Buddies have created a range of headphones, speakers and holders based on a variety of colourful characters who represent endangered, vulnerable, and threatened species from all over the world (including a Panda, Owl and Penguin). Their goal is to educate children about the issues that threaten animals with extinction. The packaging for each Planet Buddies product is made from 100% recyclable cardboard, with NO plastic window, and is printed with soy-based inks. Planet Buddies Tablet & iPad Stand RRP £19.99 is currently on sale on Amazon £16.99. Keep your children comfortable viewing devices without slouching. It is lightweight, portable and comfortable to have on your little ones’ lap. The polyester fabric is easy to wipe clean and available in different bright colours with an array of animals– this one is Pepper The Penguin. The stand also has two storage pockets and a useful loop handle. Suitable for any device up to 12.9 inches; this is the perfect gift for your iPad mini or iPad Pro, Oasis, Samsung S20 Tab, Nintendo Switch or any other e-Reader model. Or to use as a book stand! Planet Buddies Volume Safe Foldable Wired Earphones are ideal for travel and school. This is the Blue Whale design but there are lots of other characters to choose from. RRP is £19.99, but it is currently on sale on Amazon for £17.99. Limited to 85 decibels they are perfect for ages 3+ and come with a useful travel bag. I like that they are sturdily made and are adjustable and foldable, with super-soft ear cushions and a headband. The headphones work with any device that has the standard 3.5 mm jack port. I like the fact they have a microphone and clever multi-function button you can mute, pause, play and skip music.

Available HERE.

Age range: Be careful with wired headphones and younger children, I would give them to my 4-year-old buy would supervise her.

UK Postage: Free with Amazon Prime.

Enesco Disney Baby Milestone Blanket. RRP £42.00.

Part of Enesco’s brand-new licensed Disney Baby Collection the classic Disney milestone blanket (available HERE) is gorgeous! Use it as a blanket but it is also multifunctional, perfect for photoshoots to record those important milestones! At 100×100 cm it is a decent size and is super soft, made from 100% cotton for delicate skin. The milestone side has teal numbers and a circle of teal and yellow florals with familiar Disney characters such as Simba, Thumper and Marie for the baby to lie in (it also comes with a fabric ring to mark the number). The reverse side is covered with heavily patterned florals in the same colours and Dumbo and Simba. The ideal blanket for encouraging tummy time it will also become a beautiful, illustrated heirloom. Eco-friendly window box packaging allows this blanket to be the perfect baby gift for any parents-to-be.

L.O.L Surprise Mega Nail Set. RRP £12.

Do you have a mini–L.O.L fan? The ultimate L.O.L Surprise nail set is available HERE. The set includes 10 mini water-based nail varnishes that are a range of colours with glitter options also. Each nail varnish has a pink top with different sticker design and there are two plastic rings with L.O.L faces on and nail stickers included. The packaging is very appealing to fans of the brand. The nail varnish is quick dry, peelable and non-toxic. This gift is not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts. A really reasonable priced gift. We snuck them out of the box so you can see what the varnish pots look like.

Age range: Supervise use. Age minimum 3 years.

Zycom C100 Mini Cruz. RRP ££49.95, ON SALE FOR £34.95.

Skates is a family-owned company based in Romsey that was launched in 2007. As enthusiastic skaters from a range of backgrounds, they are happy to advise on what product would perfectly suit your needs. A blog favourite we are always impressed how robust and reliable their product quality is. The Zycom C100 Cruz is the ultimate kids’ cruiser. This three wheeled scooter has the benefit of super stability combined with safety and style. The Zycom steers with a pivoting action. It comes in a range of colours. The base is wide, one-piece, with a non-slip plastic deck with quick stop brake. I love the heavy weight non-slip handlebar grips. The wheels are a decent size at 125mm front and 100mm rear. The design is modern and frame lightweight making it easy to carry if little legs get tired. The Scooter comes with a Free Bonus Pack, which includes: Sheet with 36 stickers, Multicolored Skates.co.uk Wristband, x2 ABEC 9 High Speed & Quality Bearings and a Scooter Replacement Griptape Sheet in Black. The scooter is ideal for ages 3-8 and is Height: 73CM (29 INCHES) high. It requires assembly which takes less than 5 minutes and comes with the bolts and Alan keys.

Available HERE. 

UK Postage: Free delivery over £40.

Baba West Junior Health & Wellbeing Pack. RRP £43.29.

Leonora Bamford, mother of three and publisher of leading parenting website My Baba has joined forces with top fertility expert and midwife Zita West to create a range of supplements to support your baby, toddler and child’s growth and development. Another practical gift, since my children were little, I have given hem vitamins and especially in the Winter we use supplements to help boost their immunity. The Junior Health & Wellbeing Pack, available HERE has been designed to meet the specific needs of children aged 1 – 12 years old. Products are sugar-free with no artificial colours, flavourings or additives. The pack contains two natural dietary supplements to help provide digestive and immune support, as well as the healthy development of bones, teeth and muscles. In addition, to help provide your child with extra support with the hustle and bustle of daily life, the pack also contains a Sleep Mist spray, with its calming blend of Lavender and Frankincense oils. My two are fussy eaters so with a low fibre intake, tummy bugs from school and antibiotic use Baba West Kidskalm (12months +) are tasteless and easily dissolvable sachets contains 6 billion friendly bacteria from Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG)* – which has been clinically proven to be safe and are naturally present in a healthy child’s gut microbiome. Kidskalm also contains added natural fibre. Low levels of vitamin D are wide-spread so Baba West’s Vitamin D Spray is a simple, convenient and easy-to-use natural strawberry flavoured spray, with one spray providing 400iu (10μg) of vitamin D – the recommended daily dose to help support the development of your child’s bones, teeth, muscles and healthy immune function. I love the child-friendly packaging and have worked these into the morning routine with both of my children.

UK Postage: free over £50, under £50: £3.99. 2-4 days.

Contigo Gizmo Sip kids’ drinking bottle. RRP £18.35.

Perfect for nursery and school, drinkware producer Contigo’s product range includes 100% BPA-free spill proof reusable travel mugs and water bottles in a variety of lovely patterns and styles. Yes, this is a practical gift that does not have flashy lights, but we have already gone through two leaking water bottles this year at school so fill one of these with chocolate coins and slip it in a stocking. The Gizmo is designed to not leak or spill. Push the AUTOSEAL button to drink, and simply release to close for a totally leak-proof water bottle; a protective spout cover keeps the drink opening free from dirt. My four-year-old manages this independently. The BPA-free water bottle made of lightweight, robust Tritan copolyester. It is robust and takes being bumped about in a school bag. All parts are dishwasher safe; the drinking valve can be folded out for improved cleaning. There are lots of different designs – my littlest loves the unicorns! The Gizmo has a useful carry loop; fits most car seat cup holders; and is 9.9 x 7.5 x 17.0 cm; with capacity: 14 oz. Perfect for on-the-go.

Available HERE.

UK postage. Free Amazon Prime.

Original Sprout Classic Shampoo RRP £13.99 & Deep Conditioner. RRP £14.99.

Inga Tritt founded Original Sprout in 2007. Wanting to use the safest bath products for her daughter Maya led to her trying natural baby shampoos and creating the globally trusted natural family brand. We like to slip some bath and styling products in with our children’s gifts and the 100% Vegan Classic Shampoo and Deep Conditioner, are available HERE. The Classic Natural Shampoo is sulphate-free and infused with calendula, rosemary, and arnica. The products contain NO soy, gluten, honey, peanut or dairy. The Deep Conditioner is infused with Hawaiian kukui seed oil to help repair hair, leaving it silky and smooth. Apply onto ends for optimal moisture and movement, leave on hair for at least five minutes. For a deeper treatment, try wrapping hair in a warm towel or shower cap for 15 minutes to help the ingredients penetrate deeper before rinsing. Both have a gentle fragrance and don’t sting in the eyes as they have a gentle PH. I like the pump action bottled so you are not wasting any product.

UK Postage: UK FedEx Next Day Delivery (orders over £30) – Free, under £5.95.

Tamagotchi Original. RRP: £16.00.

Popular in the 1990s Tamagotchi (available HERE) are having a revival in a range of colourful designs. Suitable for ages 3+ you can feed it, play with it, check on its health. Nurture your Tamagotchi from egg to child to adult. How you take care of it will decide which of the 7 adults you get! The Tamagotchi is the perfect pocket-sized (1.8L x 4.2W x 5H cm) Virtual Reality Pet and has a handy chain on top. Batteries are required (included). I think it is ideal for children age 7/8+ as the buttons are quite small.

Available at Smyths and Amazon.

I am Coco: The Life of Coco Chanel hardback. RRP £12.99.

Founded in 1924 and with over 500 English titles in print, Prestel Publishing is one of the world’s leading publishers in the fields of art, architecture, photography and design. We always include a couple of books in our children’s gifts, and I am a big fan of special texts that can be kept through the years. I am Coco: The Life of Coco Chanel is recommended for the age group: 8 +. It is a beautiful hardback book with 88 pages and 88 colour illustrations by award winning Isabel Pin. It is an entertaining biography both fascinating and inspiring. Check out their other collections for picks for all the family.

Stockist: For stockists visit www.prestel.com

Glow Dreaming Premium. RRP £99.95.

The Glow Dreaming (available HERE) is a 5-in-1 sleep aid that is scientifically engineered for sleep and has glowingly positive reviews online. The website has a quiz for which bundle best suits your needs. There are many products and sleep aids on the market, some offering sounds, lights, humidifiers, so why not invest in a product that offers all of these. Suitable for age 8 weeks+ The Glow Dreaming Premium arrives in a sturdy logoed box and includes the lightweight Glow Dreaming Unit, Power Cord, Water Jug, Glow Lullaby Essential Oil, Digital ICRA Sleep Program, Online Sleep Specialist Support, Designer Sleeve (in a range of designs) and Manuals. The GDP comes with a 60-Night Money-Back Sleep Guarantee. The unit has a lot of features but is not complicated to operate, with a minute setup and 4 clear operations buttons on the base: On/off, LED, volume and timing. The lid lifts off to access the water fill area which has clear measurement lines. It is approx 4 x 5 inches so a decent size without being bulky.

Red spectrum light has been scientifically proven to help tell our bodies it’s time for sleep – it stimulates melatonin production (which is the natural sleep hormone). It is the same technology used by NASA for their astronauts. Glow Dreaming worked with the world’s best sound engineer Dr. Ir. Stéphane Pigeon to utilise Slow Wave Sleep Sound Therapy – what’s called Pink Noise commonly found in nature, in things like waterfalls, rain and thunder. This frequency was recreated but in a unique rhythm and timing so that it helps cause drowsiness. It has different levels of volume and 3 different shades of red (for sleep) and green (for concentration). The humidifier makes breathing easier, I find them a godsend at night when your child has a cold. It is ideal for children who snore, have asthma. They advise to put it less then 1 metre away from your child’s bed. Cool mist technology means no hot vapour and the unit is always safe to touch. It also has an auto switch off function. Unlike basic humidifiers you can add oils which means children can benefit from Aromatherapy with the organic, medicinal grade essential oil, created by Dr. Bo Hendgen, aworld-leadingg paediatric naturopaths. On the site you can also buy Immune Plus and Nose & Chest oil. Turn the device on 15 minutes before bed as part of your wind down routine.

UK Postage: Free.

Bloomsbury Mill Bedding Sets (Christmas single). RRP £17.99.

Bloomsbury Mill is an online children’s retailer that promises ethical sourcing and products manufactured to ISO and OEKO-TEX international regulations and certified to Global organic textile standard (GOTS). They sell charming children’s illustrated bedding sets in a range of sizes: cot bed, single (1 pillowcase) and double size (2 pillowcases). The fabric is crafted from a super soft, easy-care cotton blend (52% polyester, 48% cotton), so it’s quick to dry, requires minimal ironing and is durable too. It’s easy to wash at 40c and is finished with snap button fasteners for a quick change. Patterns are colourful and vibrant. Grab a Christmas set for December RRP £17.99. Norah loves the Magic Unicorn Set RRP £16.99.

Available HERE.

UK postage: Standard delivery costs £3.99 and will take 3 to 5 working days. Free shipping on orders over £20.

Cry Babies Dressy Fantasy Hannah. RRP £29.99. (Currently on sale at Smyths £24.99).

Cry Babies Magic Tears is an animated series about friendship and the importance of emotions for children aged 3 to 6. Cry Babies interactive dolls, available HERE are super popular with little ones aged 3+ for imaginative and nurturing play. The Dressy fantasy dolls like ‘Hannah’ have glass eyes, soft multicoloured hair and are larger than most of your average dolls at 16 x 13.21 x 30.23 cm. The extra special feature of these dolls is that you can add some water into the small, concealed compartment in the dolls head – then she cried real tears when she doesn’t have her dummy. Cry Babies also make more than 10 different crying sounds just like a real baby (don’t worry parents after 1 minute’s inactivity the sound stops). The dolls cute set of clothes are removable: a pink t-shirt, an iridescent dress with a multi-coloured fluffy jacket including wings on the back, white socks with yellow bows and cute pink shoes.as well as her shoes and you can purchase separate accessories. This product requires 2x AAA batteries (included). A lovely gift for boys and girls from 18 months.

Uk Postage: Smyths offer free standard delivery over £20.

The Yoto Player. £RRP £89.99.

Inspired by Montessori principles the Yoto player is a screen-free speaker that plays fun and educational audio content using either Yoto cards (RRP £9.99) or the Yoto phone app. It is primarily marketed towards children ages 3-12. More than just a speaker the Yoto is designed to be child controlled and the opportunity for listening, learning and play is endless! Stylishly packaged the box contains the Yoto Player, Welcome Card, Magnetic Charging Dock and Quick Start Guide. The Player requires minimum parental set up with simple instructions (install the free app and connect the Yoto) to your Wi-Fi. The app also allows you to control the player, select content, adjust volume, etc along with parental controls for limiting time and much more.

Simply operated you slot in physical smartcards to play from an ever-expanding library featuring stories from popular authors plus a selection of music/lullabies, podcasts, radio stations, educational content etc for ages 3-12. Cards retail from £ and there are also free resources. The pixelated colour display shows content based on what your child is listening too (or a handy clock which shows a sun or moon, depending on the time of the day) Bluetooth connectivity means you can turn it into a speaker, tilt the Yoto forwards and it turns into a nightlight! There are so many features – even ones for sleep training! The player itself is robust, easy to operate and the battery will last approximately eight hours. There are a range of accessories you can buy to use with the Yoto such as an Adventure Jacket (protective case) RRP £24.99 and a card holder RRP £24.99.

Available HERE.

UK Postage: £2.99 or free with orders over £40.

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Super Colourful Café. RRP £39.99 On sale £28.99.

Who doesn’t love playdough! Quick note to allergy parents that may not know- Play-Doh is non-toxic but it does contain wheat. Get imaginations brewing with the Kitchen Creations Super Colourful Café, available HERE. The perfect pretend play café comes with a huge 20 accessories including: bakery display stand, carryout tray, takeaway tray, cupcake mould, cookie stamper, doughnut mould, tongs, 2 mugs, 4 clear frappe cups, 2 frappe cup lids, spoon, 2 plates, decorating tool, roller and knife. Children can bake pretend cookies (included is: 1x Cupcake mould, 1x Cookie stamper, 1x Doughnut mould) or watch the Play-Doh ripple out like whipped cream from the filling station. The play food set also has 8 56-g pots of classic Play-Doh modelling compound in colours like pink, brown and white, plus 2-colour pots like purple-blue. Suitable for ages 3+ the toy is colourful, made of robust plastic, and is easy to operate. Note, the toy comes needing to be put together – this takes minutes as they are large, and it is very simple to do.

UK Postage: Smyths offer free standard delivery over £20.

TCL 20 R 5G. RRP £189.99. 

Modern-day mid-range mobile phones like the TCL 20 R 5G (2021 release) show that you can buy a reliable, good quality and feature packed mobile phone for an affordable price. The body/design of the mobile is matt black and chic with curved edges. It is well-made and easy to hold. The 6.52-inch V-notch display is stunning thanks to the NXTVISION technology which can automatically adjust contrast, sharpness and dark detail for your images, videos and apps. This means it’s a decent TV/Movie watch. There is a main 13-megapixel camera along with a 2-megapixel depth lens and a 2-megapixel macro lens. It also has an 8-megapixel front facing camera which also has portrait mode, ideal for a phone that is going to be primarily used for browsing and social media. (Which is the likeliest option for a phone we are recommending for tweens/teens!) Battery life from the internal 4,500mAh battery lasts all day. That’s enough power for 34 hours of talk time, 10 hours of video playback and 210 hours of audio playback. This phone runs on Android OS v11.0 (upgradable) supports a 5G connection, has 4GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage with a MicroSD slot to potentially extend this. You will need a Nano-SIM. This phone has decent specs, a premium design and an impressive display size. It is a perfect choice for my 11-year-old for walking to school and playing games.

Available HERE.

UK Postage: Argos – £2.95 standard delivery.

Nuby Jersey Ball Pit Blue. RRP £87.50.

The Nûby™ brand is one that is well respected by parents who offer products for feeding, weaning, soothing, play, bath and nursery and boasts patented innovation in all of its categories. Bring soft play home this Christmas with Nuby’s Jersey Ball Pit! Coming with 200 balls, little ones are encouraged to develop their hand eye coordination and redefine their motor skills. Made for little ones age 10 months+ this simple, modern ball pit (available in pink and blue) will look great in any room and the machine washable cover means any marks can be removed easily. The Nuby ball bit is 90cm diameter and 30cm high. The soft, durable walls provide support and security for babies to sit in an upright position, whilst still able to withstand everything a toddler can throw at it. The product is BPA free. The Ball pit arrived folded up in a box and was easy to unfold and put together. It comes vacuum packed so is a bit creased coming out but after a couple of hours these disappear. The Nuby ball pit will make the perfect present this Christmas!

UK Postage: Free delivery.

Little Hands Learning – The Reindeer Express. RRP £28.00.

Little Hands Learning sell eco-friendly boxes created by sisters and experienced teachers who want to inspire a love of reading and active learning in children. The monthly subscription boxes (age 3-6) come with the exact items needed to create four play-based, educational activities from the (EYFS) curriculum, plus the accompanying book to enjoy together. There is also a section with books/activities suitable for children age 6+. You can purchase gift subscriptions and one-off boxes like The Reindeer Express (available HERE) alongside two other Christmas books, or multiple non-festive books.

Perfect for Christmas activities (perhaps to arrive with those naughty elves!) The box arrives nicely wrapped with logo stickers, colourful picture book and craft activities to build a Reindeer Express small world (with home-made playdough), a Christmas tree craft ornament, finger paint craft card and bake Christmas spiced biscuits. What I love is that each kit comes with two double-sided adult support cards that give step-by-step instructions, talking points and learning areas. The website and packaging clearly display the ingredients on the cookie mix and playdough which also identify the likelihood of nuts or other allergens in the products.

The sibling box will contain enough for two children to complete all the activities. Choose to add a beautiful hardback copy of The Christmas Department Store written by Maudie Powell-Tuck to your order. There is the option to include a free, handwritten, eco-friendly Christmas card. Also, to have your box gift-wrapped and we will wrap the box with an eco-friendly raffia bow. They will send it in an eco-mailing bag so that it arrives ready to place under the Christmas tree!

Preorder this Christmas box and it will be posted from Monday 21st of November.

Age range: The box is not suitable for children under 36 months, but ideal for ages (3-6).

UK Postage: Royal Mail delivery included. Dispatched 2 working days from order.


Over the next few weeks, we will be adding some fab competitions to our Gift Guides, running up to Christmas as a thank you to our readers, so keep a look out! They are weeklong quick comps so we can fit in all the prizes! The current comp is for the Enesco Disney Baby Milestone Blanket. RRP £42.00. Please read T&C’s below. Good luck!

I hope these ideas have helped give you some ideas for Christmas! Remember if you can pick wrapping paper that can be recycled!




#AD. We were gifted the products for the purpose of inclusion, our thoughts and views are our own.

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Amy Bondoc 6th November 2022 - 10:08 pm

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Michelle Smith 1st November 2022 - 10:31 pm

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I had so many tamagotchis when I was young such a cool toy, I’d deffo pick that

Carly Belsey 1st November 2022 - 7:10 pm

The ball pit is such a cool thing for my new nephew, when he gets a little bigger he will love this. Great ideas.

Michelle O'Neill 1st November 2022 - 9:37 am

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