It’s that time of year guys where we begin to think about Christmas gifts for our nearest and dearest! My boys are so excited. My eldest has already started his wishlist and the youngest is pointing things out on the tv adverts. So here is a collection of our favourite gift ideas for children this year.
Who doesn’t love a pet robot? Meet Boxer Bot who is full of character. He expresses a range of emotions and makes the best play buddy. He has 10+ games including Bot Bowling, Paddle Bot, Go Kart and more!
Download the free app and use the remote control to race Boxer and do cool tricks. You can also use your hands as he has built-in sensors that are activated by movement.
Any PAW Patrol fan is going to love rescue missions with this awesome PAW Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck. It comes with an extendable 2ft ladder, a mini fire cart and Marshall figure. Press the button to activate the lights and sounds so everyone knows help is on the way. Turn the yellow knob to activate the water cannons and put out the fire. Attach the water hose to the mini-vehicle and attack the fire from down below.
There is also room for 5 more figures to join Marshall on a rescue adventure!
Dare you free the mini beast that waits inside the crate? Break the padlock with the crowbar to set your little monster friend free. Pull his tongue to lots of fun sounds and noises. His eyes will glow and he will shake with rage. You can activate 45 more sounds by tipping him over or turning him upside down.
Crate Creatures can also record your voice and then play it back in their own monstrous voices. Each creature has their very own personality and features, some of which will gross you out!
Farts are funny to all kids aren’t they?! Fartist Club Windy Wendy is full of delightful fart sounds! Pull her finger to hear 10 different farts. There is a 10 second sound delay between each fart so ideal for pranking one of the family after Christmas dinner! Phoarrrr sprouts!
My youngest loves the Twirlywoos and this Chatty Chick soft toy is so cute with his little sparkly tufts. Press the tummy to hear lots of fun Twirlywoos phrases.
Perfect for all Lego lovers! These Ninjago Lego sets will be great for stocking fillers or for adding to Christmas Eve boxes. Pictured are the Ninjago Dragon Master Flying Toy and Lloyd Spinjitzu Master playset.
Have awesome robot battles with Robo Kombat. Play by yourself and watch the other robot interact or battle it out with friends.
There are a variety of movements including the mighty combo punch. Realistic sounds are activated during play and the robots look menacing with their light up LED eyes.
Ideal for little ones who like to build, Power Dough Vehicles can be made up by using a selection of interchangeable accessories and power parts which either move, light up or make a sound. There are lots of other kits available all of which encourage kids to use their imagination to bring their creations to life.
We regularly save money for the boys. Besides their savings, they often get pocket money or some loose coins from friends and family, so this beautiful Portmeirion The Very Hungry Caterpillar Money Box will be ideal to keep it all in one place.
Sphero Mini is an app-enabled robotic ball. You can drive the ball using the Sphero play app. You can choose from many maneuvres from tilting, joystick, slingshot and face drive! Yes, you can also control this crazy little ball by using your facial expressions!
With plenty of games to play and coding to crack, there is always lots of fun to be had with Sphero. Even change the shell to a different colour if it tickles your fancy!
I think books make a lovely gift and especially as both of my boys are little bookworms. My eldest loves his Roald Dahl collection so I know that The Gloriumptious Worlds Of Roald Dahl will be a hit. This fun Scrapbook style book is full of fun stories and wonderful surprises. Perfect to pop into a Christmas Eve box perhaps?
Jayden is certainly a petrolhead. He loves rally cars, supercars and cars in general. Ultimate Cars by Clive Guifford, published by Carlton books is perfect to satisfy his car fixation.
If your little one/s are as obsessed with Harry Potter as mine are then they will love this Hermione Granger Wizard Training Wand. With 5 different modes to play kids will love to learn spells and challenge friends. Other Harry Potter characters wands are available.
I don’t think there is any cooler way to carry your belongings around other than the Madpax Pactor Kids Bag from Room to Grow. With it’s soft spiky outer and blue mamba pattern, it is surely too cool for school! It has ample room to fit all of your bits and bobs, whether that be materials for school or clothes for a sleepover.
My two have always loved their role play toys and their kitchen is one toy that has had so much use over the years. This beautiful cooking playset has 4 kitchen pots and pans and 3 utensils. I love that this can be taken along with you as it is all housed in this adorable scandi case. The bottom has a picture of hobs on so it can be used as a mini cooker.
One word – Fugglers! They are the most awesome, odd looking, monstrous plush toy I have ever seen and I love them. You can adopt your very own and there are 40 different Fugglers to collect. All come in weird shapes and sizes with human life teeth. I might put one of these on my wishlist!
It seems Robots are a big hit this year but Botley The Coding Robot from Learning Resources is a little different from the battle ones further up the guide. Young ones are encouraged to be inspired by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). This clever introduction to coding provides so many ways to program. It also helps with thinking and problem solving as courses and obstacles are created for Botley to navigate.
Botley opens a whole world of coding fun for beginners.
Create over 100 different emoji-inspired erasers with Style 4 Ever Eraser Maker. Simply choose which character you want, cut it out and decorate! Use it as part of your stationery or create some cool jewellery. Refill packs are available when stock runs low.
We love getting together and playing family games and Little Tikes Crazy Blender is one for all of the family to enjoy over Christmas. Test your luck as you place your fruit card into the blender. Each player takes their turn to feed the blender with matching fruit cards. Crazy Blender will spit cards back out and gameplay ends when a player has no more cards left.
I love making my boys’ rooms cosy and these fab little illumi-mate night lights do just that. With so many favourite characters to choose from, there is a little something for everyone. They give off a gentle glow as little ones settle down for the night and as they are battery powered they are ideal to take on sleepovers or camping too.
Hope you enjoyed browsing through our guide!
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