Today’s gift guide is for the kiddos in your life… from pre-schoolers up to 7/8-year-olds. I like gifts that have real value, not too many plastic toys, toys that encourage their imagination, have some educational factors too, toys that they will actually use and won’t end up relegated to the bottom of the toy box by the New Year.
Remote Control Jett – LIttle kids will love creating all new Super Wings adventures with their remote-control Jett plane! Super Wings Jett can zoom forward and spin 360 degrees, it can also light up and make sounds at the push of a button using the easy-to-use controller. £19.99 from Toys R Us
Cheeky Monkeys Game – a fun counting and strategy game, for ages 4-8 but all the family will have fun playing along! Kids will love hanging their monkeys on the fun 3D tree! £9.50 from Orchard Toys and all good retailers.
My First Scaletrix – a fantastic way to enjoy little ones to racing fun. An easy-to-assemble track and two cars, it’s easy to use and will keep them amused all afternoon long. £29.99 from Amazon
Playmags – Stretch your child’s imagination with these magnetic building blocks. Children will effortlessly learn through creative play about geometric shapes, symmetry, architecture and basic math concepts such as counting, addition and subtraction through manipulation of the colourful pieces. Starting at £19.99 from Amazon or for details visit www.playmags.com
Sliter.io – if your kiddos are as obsessed with Sliter.io as mine, they’ll love to find some of these great Sliter.io toys in their stocking this Christmas! Starting at £3.99 from Amazon
Sparkly Dress – perfect for your little princess this winter, this gorgeous dress would be lovely for Christmas Day from £11 at Nutmeg
Disney Guess the Film Game – a fun game all the family can enjoy, test your knowledge of Disney films with this game. Roll the dice, open the corresponding door and see if you can guess the film from the picture. £24.99 on Amazon
Electro Dough Kit – Spark your kiddo’s imagination and encourage them to learn whilst having fun. The Electro Dough Kit comes with a recipe to make your own conductive dough and everything you need to make fun shapes and create simple circuits to make your creations buzz and light up. £22.99 from Amazon
Mini Hornit Bike & Scooter Toy – Make riding even more fun! It has 25 cool sound effects and lights (white lights AND green lights)- with everything from racing cars, motorbikes and plane sounds to lasers, UFOs, sirens and animal sounds. It has variable volume and a remote trigger which makes it safe to use on bikes because the child does not have to take their had off the handlebars to operate. £15.70 from Amazon
Christmas Socks – perfect quirky stocking filler! These are only £4 from Nutmeg
Roald Dahl Books – books are always a great gift idea, and Roald Dahl ones are books every kid should read. This box set will keep them reading for a couple of months at least! £21.99 from Amazon
Light up Doodle Art – a take on the traditional scratch art I used to love – when you’ve created these designs you can display them in the lightbox to see them come to life. £15 from John Lewis
Brainbox – we love this range of fun, brain improving games. Fun memory games that will keep kids busy on those long, cold winter evenings. £11.99 from Brainbox and from all good toy stores
Christmas Jumper – everyone needs at least one Christmas Jumper, right?! From £7 at Nutmeg