Heart London Magazine’s Christmas Gift Guide 2017 – For Kids
If you have read any of our previous articles you will know that we get really excited around the festive period, as this is such a great time of the year to spend with friends and family. Each year we source gifts we think you will love and you can be assured we only recommend the best, we have also tried and tested every single product.
Children are a joy and really make Christmas what it is, here we have found some amazing presents for all budgets for your favourite little ones.
Books make the best presents for children at any age and they are a great learning tool. We found some fantastic books for different ages, that we think you will love. They make great gifts or stocking fillers!
The Little Book of Ocean Animal Sounds
This fantastic book is sturdy as the pages are made of card, great to read and play to little ones and for older children to read themselves. Each page is paired with the actual sounds of the animal, so you can read about it, see it and even hear it! Each shares information about what they eat, how many babies they have each year and their length. It also shares other interesting information about each animal so you can learn as you read. The book includes animals from The Orca, to the Walrus, to the cute little Kittiwake. It is a great way to encourage children to be more aware of the sea, it’s creatures and the environment.
It is suitable for children aged 3 and up. However, adults will also love this book and there are others in the collection that cover, Bird Sounds, Night Time Animal Sounds and more!
Available from Fine Fether Press for £12.99
Personally Presented = Once Upon a Time, a personalised timeless collection of Fairy Tales
Who doesn’t love a fairy tale, we grew up with them and enjoy re-telling them to our children. Personally Presented allow you to personalise this book, not just with a message from you, but throughout the book, the illustrations are often personalised too! Enjoy sharing classics like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk and more. The book is bound in a beautiful purple hardcover and embossed with gold foil. This stunning present can be kept for a lifetime and passed on to new generations, after all, fairy tales never get old! The deluxe edition of our classic fairy tale collection is printed in a size the whole family can gather around and enjoy.
Available from Personally Presented for £29.99
Night Garden Bedtime Stories From In The Night Garden
From the Night Garden have created a fantastic book with ten stories, so your child can read a different story every night. The book is well illustrated with bright colours, which are perfect to keep your little one’s attention. This beautifully illustrated treasury of tales is the perfect bedtime book for In the Night Garden fans or those who just enjoy great bedtime stories.
Available at Amazon, WH Smith and Waterstones for £8.99
In the Night Garden ‘Colours’ Book
Teaching a child about colours can be exciting and what better way to teach them than through a well-illustrated book. Each page has a recognisable character that the child will love, each colour in included as a picture and on its own page and the words are spelled on top. The simple text and bright, bold images in this board book will help little Night Garden fans as they begin to recognise their colours. This sure is a fun way to learn and make s fantastic Christmas gift
Available from WH Smith for £4.79
Blade and Rose Christmas Pudding Socks
Christmas time is a fantastic time to be festive, with jumpers and red clothes. So why not get into the Christmas spirit and gift Christmas clothing to the children in your life. We love the Blade and Rose Christmas socks, with red stars and stripes. They are cute, thick and warm, perfect for winter and are generously sized, so they will last until next Christmas too! These cute little socks have been designed in the UK, so you are supporting a British company when you gift. They are perfect to wear all winter long and are soft, so you know they are comfortable to wear. They are available from 0 to 4 years old.
Available at Blade and Rose for £5.50
Blade and Rose Red Gingerbread Leggings
Dressing children up for Christmas is part of the fun of the season and these cute little gingerbread leggings are unisex, so will look fantastic on little boys and girls. They are perfect to wear all winter long and are soft, so you know they are comfortable to wear. They are available from 0 to 3 years old. These adorable, fun and comfortable baby leggings make the perfect present or stocking filler.
Available at Blade and Rose for £10.00
Personally Presented – The Juliana Collection Teddy Bear Egg Cup and Spoon
This stunning set makes a perfect lifelong gift, which can be passed down generations and can be personalised with a special engraving of your choice. This gift is great value for money and beautifully presented in a silver box with satin white material. The Teddy Bear Egg Cup and Spoon really made a unique present, that is almost too precious to use. A great present at a great price!
Available from Personally Presented for £19.99
In the Night Garden Stacking Blocks
Introducing children to colours, numbers, and letters is an important part of their development. However, how it is done is equally important. In the Night Garden have created some fun building blocks, which can be built up and knocked down, whilst learning at the same time. They are made of thick card and can be stacked, or inserted inside each other. This gift will create hours of fun!
Available at Amazon for £10.49
In The Night Garden Pull-along Ninky Nonk Wobble Train
This colourful Ninky Nonk train is designed for 18 months + and will give your little one hours of fun. It easily links together in three parts and can be pulled along with the string or played with as individual pieces. This tough and durable pull along train is perfect for encouraging little ones to take their first steps. Watch the carriages of the Ninky Nonk Wobble Train wobble from side-to-side. The carriages wobble side to side as they are pulled. This gift is excellent value for money at only £14.99.
Available at Smyths Toys for £14.99
JoJo Maman Bebe First Word Flash Cards
Those who have use flash cards before will know they often get lost. One of the reasons these cards are so fantastic as they are on a detachable right, so you can read them with your little one without loosing them. As well as having words and photos, they are printed on good quality card, making them durable too. These sweet cards give your child plenty to chat about, with lots of colourful illustrations to capture their imagination. And because they’re on a buggy clip, children can take them everywhere they go. Great value at only £8.00.
Available at JoJo Maman Bebe for £8.00
Hama Jewellery Activity Box
Don’t you just find it cute when your daughter goes through your jewellery box? Puts your jewels on because she wants to be just like you? Well now your daughter can become a jewellery specialist with this new fun, creative Hawa jewellery activity box. With this activity box containing 2 Miss Hama Beads Flowers, 3 pegboards, string, colour printed design sheet, instructions and ironing paper and 1 storage tray with lid. Not only is this a fun activity box but your daughter will also develop her hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, dexterity and the most important skill of them all, creativity. This activity box is bound to keep your daughter busy this Christmas she will be able to make her own perfect little jewels. Whether it is a necklace, bracelet, ankle brace, and earrings. Instead of daughter buying Christmas presents for her friends, she can make jewellery for them; she can also surprise Santa with some jewellery next to his milk and cookies.
Available at Amazon for £12.60
Paint Review – Maped color’peps superhero paint
It seems like now the themes of superheroes are taking over. Wonderwoman exploded on the cinema scene, batman, and superman and now justice league is about to come out. So it is only right that kid’s toys and products should be involved in the superhero theme. Now there is a superhero washable paint. Each paint bottle is wrapped with a cape sticker on it, the cap of the paint bottles have batman ears and masks on the sides .The superhero power behind this is the fact that it can be washed out of clothes. No matter how much paint your child gets on their clothes, it will come right out. You don’t need to mix the paint with water in order to use it. The paint comes ready to use. The packaging is educational for kids as it shows you what colour you need to mix to get a specific colour. This is a perfect present for children who will be able to paint you a perfect portrait for Christmas, paint Santa perfect picture and leave it along his milk and cookies so. Don’t worry about the paint stains on your children’s clothes, they won’t be any… remember?
Available at Amazon for 11.99
Galvin & Galvin Dubble Trubble 2 in 1 Shampoo and Body Wash – watermelon, strawberry and cucumber
Watermelon, cucumber, strawberry. The topic of making sure children eats as much fruit has never been so important today. However with Daniel Galvin jr’s fruit 2 in 1 shampoo and body wash product, kids will now be able to enjoy their fruity scents on their skin too. These fruit flavoured 2 in 1 shampoo and body wash makes bath times with children more fun and more tasty! Parents will no longer have to use 2 different product body wash and shampoo products as this does it all! The Dubble Trubble 2 in 1 shampoo and body comes in watermelon flavor and strawberry flavor. There is also a cool cucumber flavoured detangling condition available if you want a shampoo product alone. Kids will be able to enjoy their baths, relax to the smells to fresh fruit and come out of the bath feeling and smelling good no matter how dirty they become after a long day of playing. This is a perfect gift to your sons, daughters, nieces and nephews! You know what they say; a fruit a day keeps the doctor away!
All available at Ocado for 2.00
Disney Princess Aqua Beads Playset
Fill your little girls Disney princess fantasy this Christmas by buying her this amazing Disney princess aqua beads playset. She will be the queen of creation as she will be able to create the faces of her favourite Disney princesses such as Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel and Aurora by simply spraying water onto her aqua bead Disney designed face! After 5 minutes of letting the beads sit into place with the water, you peel the creation away, stick it wherever you wish and carry on making faces. The set contains over 1,000 jewel, solid beads in 15 colours, a pastel pink bead palette and a bead peeler. Suitable for girls aged 4+, your daughter will thank Father Christmas for her creative Disney experience!
Available at Argos for £15.99
Baby Clementoni Musical Elephant
This lovely little toy will bring your loved one hours of fun, whilst teaching them about music. They can play the piano, drums and tambourine, along with different genres of music. You will be amazed at how quickly your child knows how to music and they even have a Spanish setting too. This fun musical activity centre packed with songs, melodies, sounds and instruments designed to introduce children to the world of music. When in concert, the fun baby elephant has two big tambourine ears, a colourful keyboard, a cymbal, a mechanical maracas and a bow tie that lights up! The child can also play with the Baby Clementoni Musical Elephant in 3 game modes: learning, Spanish and music. The Baby Clementoni Musical Elephant teaches children the names and sounds of animals, first letters, numbers and colours. The game has 4 different types of music: classical, pop, disco and rock and can play the sounds of 16 different instruments. The sound of the keyboard, cymbals and the 2 tambourines changes depending on the type of music selected. The Baby Clementoni Musical Elephant helps develop manual, aural and visual abilities. Teaches the child to understand cause-and-effect and develop language skills. This isn’t a toy that will be discarded into the corner, your little one will keep playing with it, again and again, learning as they go.
Available at Smyths Toys for £21.99
Cat Buildin’ Crew Roll ‘n Go™
Roll n’ go toys are so much fun, especially those that create sound, lights and music. You simply spin the ball for motorized forward and reverse drive. CAT Glow Machines Haulin Harry Dump Truck is perfect for little construction fans. The front lights flash, the eyes move, Harry talks, the engine will sound and music is played – just from the spin of the wheel.Your little one will have hours of fun with this toy and it is sturdy too. Brightly coloured, musical mini scale CAT machines are perfect for little hands.
Ages 2+ Available from Smyths Toys for £12.99
Cat Buildin’ Crew Take-A-Part Buddies™
It is fun to watch your little one or loved one learning how to do things, it is actually surprising that they work things out so quickly. This gift is perfect for developing co-ordination skills the classic take-a-part play sets include a motorized socket driver drill. Little ones can experience the fun of building and removing the parts themselves. There is a screw driver that can loosen the screws and take things apart, then put them together again. This is guaranteed fun and a superb Christmas present.
Ages 3+ Available at £19.99 from Morrisons, Toymaster and Debenhams.
Jojo Maman Bebe Reindeer Fair Isle Jumper
Who doesn’t love a Christmas Jumper, so why not make it a family affair and buy one for the whole family! The soft and warm blue jumper’s reindeer design makes it perfect for the Christmas season. It is made with lambswool giving it a luxuriously soft feel, the Reindeer Fair Isle Jumper is a lovely option for cold days this festive season. And because it’s machine washable too, it’s as practical as it is adorable. We just love this jumper and think you will too!
Available from Jojo Maman Bebe for £24.00