FOR CHILDREN – Heart London Magazine’s 2020 Christmas Gift Guide

Melissa and Doug Take Along Tool Kit

Whenever I am using any tools my 4 year want to use them too, well now they can with the Melissa and Doug Take Along Tool Kit. This well made wooden tool kit has a whopping 24 pieces including a child-size play hammer, spanner, screwdriver, wooden nails, screws, nuts, and bolts so children can play for hours! This set helps children develop hand-eye coordination, counting, sorting, colour recognition, and problem-solving skills. The Take-Along Tool Kit is a fantastic present that will be played with time after time!

Available from Amazon for £9.49

Melissa and Doug Latches Board

We love the colourful Melissa & Doug Latches Board. Children can learn to undo latches, hooks and bolts and as they do they can discover the animals underneath. They can swing open the numbered door, and count on fun when the picture beneath is revealed on this wooden play board. Help young ones learn colours, numbers, animals and more. There’s lots to do! A wonderful gift that we know your children will adore as our little one just couldn’t put it down!

Available at Argos for £19.99

Stoy City Blocks With Train Set

So many children are totally obsessed with trains, so you know gifting a train set is sure to put s huge smile on their face. We adore the Stoy City Blocks With Train Set, not only is it a train set a while city can be built as well. The set comes in a handy to store bucket and includes people, trees, stop signs, traffic lights, a train, train track and buildings. Let them run trains around the tracks and develop motor skills with this sweet pastel-toned garage by Stoy. Made from teawood, peach wood and non-toxic varnish, there’s a train, carriage and lots of houses to make a cityscape. You can watch their imagination run wild as they enjoy playing with this beautiful gift from Stoy.

Available at Alex and Alexa for £51.00

Stoy Parking Garage

We are huge fans of the Stoy Parking Garage and know you will be too. Your little one will enjoy hours of fun as they play with the well made wooden Stop Parking Garage. The garage itself it easy to put together and come with three cars, the cars can stop for gas or enter the three level lift to access different floors of the garage or pop down the ramp to a different level. The lift can be easily moved up and down by turning the knob on top. This wonderful gift encourages the development of hand-eye coordination and motor skills. Let their imagination flow as they enjoy this wonderful Christmas present that you know they will play with for years to come!

Available at Alex and Alexa for £75.00

Luxury Baby Kingdom Gift Set

We adore this baby gift set and although it is aimed at babies this is perfect for children and even adults to use. This luxury set comes with full size bottles of Baby Shampoo to moisturises and protects the scalp, talk free Baby Powder in a pump bottle which soothes and calms irritated skin, Body cream which smells divine and sinks into the skin easily, the 2 in 1 Hair and Body Wash comes in a handy pump bottle and a little goes a long way, not forgetting the soothing nappy cream which sinks easily into the skin. All the products are beautifully presented in tubed boxes, the products are made in England and very generously sized making this beautiful gift excellent value for money. We love this brand and know you will too!

Available from Baby Kingdom for £65.00

Extraordinary Travellers The Little Museum Book by Karen Beddow and Lyndsey Macaulay

Children adore books which always makes them an excellent gift choice. The little museum is a fantastic book for children who love to travel and is the first in a new mystery series that follows Extraordinary Travellers Lucy and Tom in a race across France to uncover who stole the Eiffel Tower… amongst other French treasures. It’s full of fun and contains lots of facts, language and travel tips too. The Little Museum is the first in a magical adventure series for ages 8-11.

Available from Mini Travellers for £7.99

It’s Your Story Snowman Book

We adore the It’s Your Story Books and have featured them previously on Heart London Magazine. You can choose a story of your liking and can then personalise it with your child’s name and photos. We chose the Snowman book which shares the story of a snowman and not only includes your child’s name in the story it mentions your address as well, making it even more of an interesting read for your little one. Whilst their face in characters on every page will make their eyes light up! You can even write a personalised message for them inside, a beautiful and thoughtful gift that will last years!

Available at It’s Your Story for £19.50

Lift the Flap Questions and Answers about Dinosaurs Book

We adore this educational books which answers many questions about dinosaurs. Questions are posed on the front of little flaps and your children can have fun reading the interesting answers underneath. This book will last for years as you can read it to your little one’s until they can read if for themselves. This book is a colourful guide with over 60 flaps to lift and it provides simple and friendly answers to questions such as “Why do dinosaurs have tricky names?”, “Could dinosaurs swim?”, “How big was the biggest dinosaur?” and lots more. Includes a guide to some of the more difficult to pronounce dinosaur names. A wonderful gift!

Available from Usbourne for £9.99

Aveeno Mum and Baby Giftset

Aveeno is a product that can be used by all ages from babies to adults making this wonderful gift a great buy and is why it is aimed at both mums and babies. Aveeno is known for looking after babies delicate skin and this set comes with a soft and cute teddybear comforter. As I tried the products my little one made claim to the teddybear and it has been in his bed ever since! The set comprises of Aveeno dailycare hair and body wash, Aveeno Baby Daily care baby moisturising lotion and perfect for mummies the Daily Moisturising body lotion. This body lotion is perfect for winter as it nourished dry skin and it sinks in easily leaving your skin soft and smelling divine. This really is a lovely gift.

Available at Boots and Ocado for £20.00

Panasonic Evolta Neo Batteries

One thing you must add to your shopping list this year is batteries, children toys rarely come with you so you really do need to keep a stash at hand. Batteries are one of the products you can’t skimp on, if you buy a cheaper product generally they just don’t last. Panasonic is a name and battery you can depend on. They give a high performance, a greater lifespan and safer batteries, in fact these are the longest lasting batteries they have made. We have tried and tested these batteries and they are still working in toys after hours and weeks of play! A must buy this Christmas! They even make branded Power Rangers batteries perfect to use in the Reactive Kata Sword.

Available from Amazon for £6.00

Frugi Good to Go Bag

Not only is the draw string Frugi Good to Go Bag beautifully decorated with a blue background, yellow draw strings and dinosaurs with rainbows, it is made from Recycled Plastic Bottles – yes bottles, what an innovative product. What’s not to love a sizeable, fun and strong bag which had been made with climate in mind. It’s not only ethical it is excellent value for money at only £12.00 and comes in other fun patterns including a yellow background, turquoise drawstring and birds to the pink unicorn bag. We love this innovative brand and will certainly be coming back to it, a great gift for an excellent price.

Available from We Love Frugi at £12.00

Frugi Campfire Hooded Top

Clothes are always an excellent gift choice at Christmas and Frugi have a lovely range of items to choose from, but our favourite has to be the Frugi Campfire Hooded Top. This lovely top can be worn as a layer in the winter or when the weather isn’t too hot or too cold. You can tell from a touch it is made from 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton Interlock as it is so incredibly soft, not forgetting to mention how cute it looks on! The colourful Kingfisher on the front stands our against the navy blue making it a top that your children will adore. You can also personalise this top for only £5.00 making it an extra special gift this Christmas.

Available at Frugi from £25.00-26.00 (available from 2-10 years)

Haribo Hamper

If there is one thing you can’t go wrong with, it is Haribos. Loved by children and adults, this tasty treat is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face this Christmas. The hamper offers different kinds of sweets such as Haribo Squidgy Strawberrys, Haribo Dummies, Haribo Balla Stixx, Haribo Jelly Beans, Haribo Chamallows, Haribo Giant Trees, catering to the different tastes and likes in any family.  Bring some joy to the people you love with this. Its memorable slogan rings true: Kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo!

Available at Amazon for £7.49

The Dark-Skinned Christmas Boy Elf Toy and Magical Reward Kit

Directly from the North Pole, the Dark-Skinned Christmas Boy Elf Toy and Magical Reward Kit promises to bring fun and magic to your children, nieces and nephews homes this December. A friendly face, a festive outfit and mischievously long arms and legs, the Dark-Skinned Christmas Elf Toy is perfectly designed for fun and games and promotes diversity, helping people and children of a darker skin tone to see someone like themselves be a part of Santas fun. Where the magic really happens is in the Magical Reward Kit as this package helps promote good behaviour in the run-up to the Big Day. Our unique Christmas kit includes everything from An Arrival Letter from Santa, Mini Elf Report Cards, Official Nice List Certificates, Christmas Reward Chart & a Sheet of Elf Stickers, and many more. The perfect gift for your children, nieces, nephews, this is the perfect gift to encourage good behaviour to make sure they make it on Santa’s nice list, equalling to a visit from Santa on Christmas day.

Available at Elf For Christmas for £19.99

Operation Petscan

Give your nieces and nephews the opportunity to live their lives as a vet this Christmas with this interactive game. For kids ages 6 and up. Operation Pet Scan Board Game provides a scenario where children have to nurse a dog who ate things he shouldn’t have and the players have to get them out of his belly. With its contents including a Pet Scan unit with magnetic Dog-o-scope, 8 plastic ailments, the dog-o-scope, instructions, and featuring silly sound effects that come in full effect if a player strays from the path, , this is bound to stir up a lot of fun with the children this Christmas!

Available at Argos for £20.00

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Candy Delight Playset

My son’s nursery teach told me that every little boy and girl love playing in the home corner (kitchen) and I think they are right, add Play-Doh and the ability to make pretend chocolate then you really are on to a winner. The Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Candy Delight Playset is suitable for any child over 3 and is sure to create hours of fun. This fantastic Play-Doh candy factory comes with a candy machine, pretend peanut butter cup maker, and tools to help kids imagine their own magical sweet shop.  The play candy crank machine makes the pretend gummies and bars, and the mould creates cups. They can even scoop their creative Play-Doh candies into the 3 pretend candy boxes inspired by classic candy counters. This lovely Play-Doh set is guaranteed to be a hit! 

Available for from Argos for £27.00