HEART LONDON MAGAZINE’S CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE – FOR CHILDREN
Every year we put together Christmas Gift Guides to help take the stress out of your Christmas shopping and give you ideas of what to buy. Here are some fantastic Christmas gifts for Children we know you will love!
Dunelm Kids Blue Hat and Scarf 4-8 Years
The Dunelm scarf and hat set is not only stylish it very warm making it perfect for a Christmas present and for winter. The lovely knitted blue hat with turn up detail is lined with soft blue fluffy fabric to keep little heads nice and warm. The scarf which is made from soft knit is long enough to wrap around more than once, and this must have Christmas gift is only £12.00! Not only it is great value for money, but it will also last for years as it fits ages 4-8.
Available from Dunelm for £12.00
Muddy Puddles EcoWarm Puddlesuit
The Muddy Puddles is created from recycled fabrics on the outer fabric and the lining, even the padding is recycled you know you are giving a lovely echo friendly gift. This lovely suite which is available in both red and navy has been really well made, the inner lining and hood is soft and warm, whilst the outside is fully waterproof. The feet have removable foot stirrups to stop the legs riding up. This really is the perfect winter playsuit and is a must have for snow bunnies, a perfect Christmas present.
Available from Muddypuddles for £65.00
Hey Duggee Spin and Groove DJ
Give the gift of music and allow your little one to be a DJ for the day with this innovative toy. You can spin a record, add sounds and even scratch the records. Parents will love the adjustable volume and the smile this toy creates. They simply slide the mouse up and down to speed up and slow down the music. Duggee fans can touch his nose to hear him woof and interact with the other characters. There are 5 different songs available so your little one will never bore of this toy and it is suitable for children who are 3+. A fun gift that will create hours of fun!
Available from Smyths, Amazon and Argos for £36.00
Igglepiggle’s Lightshow Bath-time Boat
It wasn’t just my little one who loves this toy, I secretly love it too. It certainly makes bath time much more fun and is great to entice little one’s in on hair wash day! The underwater light show is fantastic, you can also pick up the boat to make a lightshow on the bathroom wall and even create a disco effect! The lights move and change colours keeping little one’s amused, they can also sort shape on the boat and removed Igglepiggle to play with the water! This gift is a great calming experience and a fantastic interactive toy!
Available from Argos for £15.00
Play-Doh Rise ‘N surprise Cake Playset
Play-Doh gifts are always guaranteed to be a hit and the Play-Dog Rise ‘N surprise Cake Playset makes the perfect Christmas Gift. It is for ages 3+ but I think most adults secretly enjoy these sets too! You can make beautiful cakes in the oven and decorate the, with sweets, as well as icing. The oven makes a ding sound when the play-doh is baked and ready to decorate and the beautiful colour range of play-doh in the pack make decorating really fun! For more creative fun, each Play-Doh cake has a secret hollow space inside to reveal colorful surprises when you slice them! What is not to love!
Available for from Amazon, Argos, Smyths, Selfridges for £24.99
Mr Men My Complete Collection 48 Books Set By Roger Hargreaves – Ages 5-7 – Paperback
We all remember loving Mr Men Books and that love never gets old! My 4-year-old always picks Mr. Men books for me to read again and again so finding a set of 48 books means we can literally read them for years! This is a wonderful classic gift will last a lifetime and can be passed on to generations after. From Mr Greedy to Mr Tickle, Mr Happy and Mr Brave all of your favourites are in this wonderful gift set! Whilst the books are aimed at 5-7 year olds, they will be read for many years after. The set is always great value for money as it is only £34.99, that’s a reduction of a whopping £156.53 at Books2Door.com!
Available from Books2Door.com for £34.99
Where’s Wally Amazing Adventures and Activities 8 Books Bag Collection by Martin Handford – Ages 5-7
Book2Door have an impressive collection of books for all ages and are a go to for Christmas Gifts. We love the Where’s Wally? Set, which includes activity books where you can puzzle solve In Outer Space, At Sea, Across Land and Takes Flight, not forgetting there are 100 stickers in every activity book! These fantastic books are a fun way to learn and the finding Wally as he travels around the world in the Where’s Wally books will provide hours of fun! The 8-book collection comes in a handy clear pack so you can keep them neatly together. Again, these books are amazing value for money, as all 8 books are only £16.97. A great choice for both parents and children, the Where’s Wally books guarantee hours of fun and games for every family!
Available from Book2Door for £16.97
Playtime Hape City Fire Station
Hape City Fire Station is the perfect gift for boys and girls this Christmas! The fire station is so well thought out that it will create hours of fun! It’s easy to put together and solid so it will last for years. This wonderful gift is aimed at ages 3+ but it is sure to be played with for many years. You can pull a string to open the door and launch the fire engine so it can leave for emergencies and ring the alarm bell and send the firefighter whizzing down the pole from the rec room to the office! You can even fill up with water before you go with the fire hydrant and there are 3 levels to play on, from the helicopter pad to the garage. This beautifully crafted wooden toy comes with a fire engine, helicopter and figures! Let imaginations run wild with this spectacular gift!
Available from Smyths for £69.99
Xootz Scout Tri-Scooters
Scooters are always a hit, and this beautiful tri-scooter is not only safe its sturdy too. Some brands only provide 3 wheels for younger children, so it’s great to see the Xootz Scout Tri-Scooter is for 3-6 years olds so they can practice their balance and stability before moving on to a 2-wheeler. The extra wide footplate with texture grip makes it easy to stand on and the tilt handlebars allow the little ones to lean in the direction they want to go. The adjustable and foldable stem provides comfortable riding even as they grow, a rear brake so they stay in control and a wide footplate for improved stability, the Scout Tri Scooter is a perfect first scooter and a wonderful Christmas gift. When you ride the scooter a little faster the wheel and rear lamp light up which is both safe and fun! It is available in both green and purple.
Available from Xootz for £49.99
The Little Green Sheep Teepee Play Tent
Little one’s love to play in Teepee tent’s making them the perfect Christmas gift! I have made the mistake of buying cheaper one’s in the past and they just don’t last, with a 5 pole structure you know this lovely teepee will literally last for years! The cotton canvas and wooden structure not only look beautiful, but it also makes this lovely Christmas gift safe and fun to play in too! They are so roomy they can make a hideaway fort with little friends or even sleep inside! The tent is a beautiful accessory to any child’s room, but thankfully it is also easy to assemble and store in a handy cotton bag. The scalloped edge is pretty, and the tent is available in both linen and grey! You can also pair your teepee with one of our quilted cotton playmats, the perfect partner for your baby’s playtime designed to fit seamlessly inside our teepee tents.
Available from the Little Green Sheep for £99.95
MathLink® Cubes Numberblocks 1-10 Activity Set
Numberblocks are friendly characters that help young children see how numbers really work. Children can build their own Numberblocks with the new special edition MathLink Cubes Numberblocks 1-10 Activity Set. Young fans can learn whilst playing with the Mathlinks Cubes that tie in with the episodes and are suitable for 3+. Children can get to know each Numberblock with the set’s fun, colourful character cards that show children the magic behind each number. Offering 30 fun hands-on activities, the set includes 11 character cards, 15 write-and-wipe activity cards, 59 faceplates, 54 stickers plus more! This educational tool will provide hours of fun!
Available from Learning Resources for £25.00
The Dodo World of Animals Observation Puzzle
Puzzles are fantastic for little ones and can keep them busy for hours, throw in animals from around the word and they can learn as they play too. This exciting puzzle includes 80 pieces as it the perfect gift for children ages 5 years and upwards. The puzzle images share various images of animal breeds that can be found around the world. There is also a built in ‘find and seek’ picture border for added play value, encouraging children to then identify where on the world map those animals can be found. This puzzle is the perfect Christmas present to keep expand little minds.
Available from Halilit for £7.99
MyFirst Fone R1 Smart Watch
This wonderful 4G LTE Music Smartwatch has so many fantastic features it is hard to mention them all! The parent favourite ‘precise location’ GPS tracking can stop your child getting lost and the Geo-Fencing allows you to ensure your child stays within 200m of you. This all-in-one device, is a combination of phone, music player, camera, clock, GPS tracker, and fitness tracker. It also had a oneOne-Touch SOS – Send distress signals through an integrated SOS button. Once activated, parents will receive an emergency location alert with a 30s live recording of surrounding sounds. 2 Way Video Calls so you can stay connected with your child, both the R1 kids smartwatch and smartphone can communicate through voice or video calls just like a regular phone. This mighty little watch can hold 500 songs and a 2mp Camera. They have really thought of everything as it has a school mode too. A present which is guaranteed to be well received. For ages 6-12.
Available from myFirst.Tech for £145.50
Paw Patrol Digital Camera
Give a gift of a child’s first camera and watch their face light up as they learn the joy of taking pictures. They can even record videos and add fun character graphics of their favourite pups in action. This Paw Patrol Digital Camera 512mb SD card to use straight out of the box, so they can unwrap this present and play! This wonderful gift even allows children to take and digitally decorate pictures. This innovative camera even includes a built-in snake game and 28+ licensed image photo frames and image decorating digital “stickers”. This fool proof camera will withstand even the most bumper-packed day of play to allow toddlers to capture pictures, videos and even listen to their favourite tracks on the built in MP3 player.
Available from Smyths Toys for £29.99
Elf of the Shelf North Pole Advent Train
Instead of buying an advent calendar that is full of sweets make the lead up to Christmas exciting Advent Train. Countdown to Christmas with a train-shaped Advent calendar filled with daily surprises that create a colourful, playable Christmas tree farm and railway. The pretty boxes are decorated with a Christmas train and as you open each ‘carriage’ you have a lovely gift. Their little minds can run wild as they create little stories with characters. There is a toy surprise for every day, creating 24 days of playable collectible holiday fun! It’s the chugga-chugga cheeriest way to add playtime fun to the season!
Available from Elf on the Shelf for £27.99
Kit and Kin Skincare Bundle
Mums always love practical presents, but this baby soft wash set is luxurious too. The Kit and Kin Skincare Bundle is presented in a beautiful box and includes fragrance free body lotion that sinks in the skin and leaves it feeling baby soft, it contains a blend of 12 natural nourishing oils and would be great for mums too! Also in the bundle is the body oil which contains a blend of 12 naturally nourishing oils including jojoba, ginseng, rosehip, apricot and papaya, it is grease free and the light fragrance is divine. The magic salve is paraben free and is made from plant-based oils and extracts. It has blend of natural oils including blackberry, melon seen and marshmallow, it is also great to use as a lip salve. The bubble bath creates beautiful bubbles to bath time fun and is infused with plum, mango, strawberry and ginseng. Last, but not least the hair and body wash is infused with mango and strawberry, it leaves hair and skin beautifully cleansed and hydrated. This wonderful set is excellent value for money at only £38.66
Available from Kit and Kin for £38.66
Rachel Riley Oxford Striped Pyjamas
You know when you buy anything from Rachel Riley the excellent quality is guaranteed which makes her products a go to for Christmas presents and gifts all year. We fell in love with the Rachel Riley Oxford Striped Pyjamas and know you will too, not only are they comfortable and stylish they are soft too. These traditional style long sleeved pyjamas are made from 100% cotton and are machine washable, the wide blue and ivory stripe with coordinating piping is beautiful and there is an ivory button fastening at front and pocket at chest. These lovely pyjamas come in sizes 3-14 years; you might just wish they came in your size too!
Available from Rachel Riley for £52.00
Mechanics Gravity Loops and Turns
This wonderful toy isn’t just fun to play with its educational too and although it is designed for 8 years plus my 5-year-old loves to play with it! The Mechanics Gravity track harnesses the invisible forces of magnetism and gravity through original and surprising means. The spheres inside the circuit are set in motion by an innovative magnetic cannon that uses the force of attraction of the accelerating magnet. Gravity is the innovative evolution of the Geomag Mechanics line. Developed with expert players in mind, the new construction system is based on an innovative “gravity motor”: this uses the weight of the Geomag spheres to kickstart the mechanisms and movements of the Geomag Mechanics structures. This wonderful educational gift is sure to provide hours of fun.
Available from The Toy Shop for £26.34
The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game
The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game is truly a game which will reveal yours, your family member’s and friend’s competitive side this Christmas. A game for ages 12 to adult, this is a game full of bluffing, double-crossing and fun! The object of the game is to win the most money at the race meeting but there is a catch! There is a variety of cards, especially the mischief cards which help you create havoc with the other horses and riders in the race. The game comes with money, Riderless horses, 24 × Really Nasty cards, a bookies board, 6 × Horses and jockeys, Pad of betting slips, 6 × Race cards, Dry marker pen, Game board and 6 × Lane cards. This game really is brilliant and it is bound to make your Christmas a memorable one this year.
Available at Amazon for £19.99