Top 10 Christmas gifts for kids!

Our pick of the best children’s Christmas presents – we’ve got every type of gift covered!

Written by Sara Conway

We know, we know – you’d love to have the Christmas presents bought, wrapped and under the tree by December 1st but life gets in the way. Once you’ve sorted the boiler, flu jabs, new winter clothes, nativity costumes and recovered from a season’s worth of bugs, it doesn’t leave much time for browsing. But don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for. We’ve researched the best kids’ Christmas gifts, so all YOU have to do is to click and buy. We’ve got the perfect gift to make every child’s Christmas special.

1) The Christmas Eve present: The Reindeer Feeder (£24.99)

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New Christmas Eve tradition alert! You’ve heard of the Elf on the Shelf, now meet The Reindeer Feeder for your mantelpiece. This soft toy ‘Shrumann’ is the most beautiful quality and comes complete with a sack to leave Rudolph’s carrots in, a Santa window alert and a story that brings alive the magic of Christmas night – your Shrumann will dart up the chimney to feed Santa’s reindeer but only if your child is sleeping! The perfect gift to encourage kids into PJs and off to bed!

2) The gift that gives back: Adopt a Horse with Redwings (From £15 for one year)

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If you’ve got a mini horse-lover but nowhere to place a pony, this horse sanctuary adoption scheme might be the perfect idea. You can adopt a horse or donkey on behalf of a child, and they will receive an adoption certificate, friendship card, a photo and letter, as well as an invite to their animal’s birthday party. They can also view their animals’ online diary and visit them for free – Redwings Sanctuaries are in Essex, Norfolk, Warwickshire and Scotland.

 3) The ultimate first watch: Kidizoom Smart Watch (from £34.99) 

This chunky smart watch helps children learn to tell the time – and so much more. We love that it manages to combine educational and fun content that kids really enjoy. One of the best features is the built-in dual camera. They can take photos and videos and apply silly effects like monster eyes. It also comes with pre-loaded games, which you can place a time limit on.

4) The best presents for movie-lovers: Disney Ultimate Walking Buzz Lightyear (£24.99) and singing Elsa doll (£17)

After a bumper year of kids’ movies, these are our favourite film-related toys. Buzz talks and walks at the touch of a button – and kids can even make him moonwalk! For Frozen fans, you can’t beat this Elsa doll – twirl her hand to hear her sing Into the Unknown from Frozen 2 (out 22nd November). Perfect for afternoons of make-believe.

5) To tear them away from their tablet: Toniebox (£69.95) Tonies (£14.99) Creative-Tonies (£11.99)

This tactile cube plays audio books and music that are loaded onto cute hand-painted figurines called Tonies. It’s a really child-friendly way for kids to listen to content instead of being glued to a screen. It also has the option to record your own stories via Creative-Tonies, so your children can listen to you reading their favourite stories even when you’re not there. New, for Christmas, there are Little Mermaid and Cars Disney stories available – perfect stocking fillers. Read our full review of the Tonies Cube.

6) The kit for a peaceful Christmas dinner: eatsleepdoodle placemats to go (£13.95) 

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Stuff one of these placemat craft kits into each child’s stocking to keep them busy when it’s time for the big festive food-fest. Choose from dinosaur or butterfly designs or – our favourite –  a plate that kids can doodle their ideal meal onto. The sets include a double-sided cloth placemat and a set of 10 washable fabric pens, packed into a neat carry bag. Also perfect for Boxing Day pub visits.

7) The green gift: Elou cork natural crayons (£26)

If you want a stocking filler with a conscience, look no further. Designed to last, these crayons are the perfect shape for little hands. We love the sustainable packaging, natural materials and simple cotton carry bag. Gift with a simple colouring book for an easy green gift that will keep kids busy over Christmas.

8) The one to tire them out: Decathlon Domyos space hopper (£4.99)

There’s a lot of cooped-up at-home time over the Christmas holidays, so we love the idea of gifting a space hopper – the perfect way to tire out kids who are full of beans. The small price point puts it in stocking filler territory, but kids will be able to use it all year. Plus, after a few Bucks Fizz, who knows who else will want to have a go?

9) The book with a cherry on top: Bake It (DK £19.99)

Christmas is great but what about the rest of the holidays – how are your kids going to fill their time? Buy this book and they can experiment with 150 different recipes from simple bakes to wow cakes! We love the step-by-step photo instructions that make this the perfect book to get kids of all ages involved.

10) The gift of learning: Numberblocks, Alphablocks, and Tumble educational packs (all £19.99)

These packs with instant appeal will keep kids busy and fill their minds for months to come. The Numberblocks Maths Programme, Alphablocks Reading Programme and Mr Tumble Play Pack (for younger kids) come with informative magazines, educational gifts, lots of stickers plus certificates to help you share a learning journey together.

This feature was written by Sara Conway from 5MinuteFun.com.

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