Christmas Gift Guide 2016: For The Kids


Buying for children can be pretty hard as there is such a huge selection of toys, books and other present ideas out there for them. So I have compiled a list of items that we love to help you out if your stuck. You may want to get comfy as this is going to be a long one. 

This wonderful new ladybird hardback book classic edition contains the full Cinderella tale as featured in the original with the images in black and white ready for your own color. This would be an ideal gift for older girls and boys who love Cinderella and coloring combined. £6.99

How are you making that beautiful sound? What is this music you have found?"

Jungle Jam is a sweet rhyming story designed for young children as an introduction to musical instruments and sounds. The book also contains an activity page on how to make two musical instruments mentioned in the story. 

Mikey the monkey dreams of being a famous singer. One day he decides to leave home and sets on a wild musical adventure  to share his singing with the world. 5.99


A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, Pete’s Dragon is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley and Wes Bentley. £9.99


The most recent Lego title Lego Dimensions combines many TV, film and gaming universes all together into one fantastic Lego universe. Featuring the voices of Gary Oldman, Chris Pratt, Will Arnettt and many more. This is the perfect game to play with friends and family and with the new packs releasing every few months it's a game that will never get old. £32.99

From the company who make the personalised books The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost Their Name and The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home! This alphabet poster is personalised for your little one so that  they don't just learn the alphabet, they learn to spell their name too. from £12.99


Star of CBeebies’s Something Special, Mr Tumble, will be brightening up the festive season and making Christmas celebrations even more magical, for children  and parents alike, with the release of his first ever album, Mr Tumble’s Christmas PartyThe album contains brand new studio recordings of 20 much-loved classic Christmas songs, with a Mr Tumble twist. Tracks include Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and many more, including Do You Want To Build A Snowman from the kid’s favourite blockbuster hit film, Frozen.


The Mix and match motor boat from Tomy is a must have bath toy for lots of fun and thrills. 
Watch it chug merrily through the water as the wind up boat heads where you want it to be. This clever craft is designed in four parts which you can mix and match in different ways. At the front is a water cannon to shoot and spray. Back in the wheelhouse is the skipper lift up the bird to find the wind up motor. In between you can rearrange the color segments. There is a cabin that lifts out and doubles as a water sprinkler and a drum that little hands can get spinning. Blake absolutely loves his and I'm sure your little one will do too! £14.28

 Take the new Tomy Push me, pull me Puppy for a walk this is an adorable toy that goes beyond a pull along toy. A simple twist of the lead will turn his head and the puppy will follow you like a real dog! Watch as he wags his tail as he scampers along , barking as music plays. The puppy comes along with a bone and water bowl for role play. He'll even pant and bark when you press his nose to tell you that he is a happy puppy. £20.99

This classic wooden Miffy shape sorter comes with 4 wooden shapes: star, circle, triangle and square. Which has the matching shaped hole for the shape to fit through. The toy is great for fine motor skills, teaching shapes and problem solving skills.  The bold colors makes it eye catching for children and have illustrations of Miffy and other characters from the books. £18

Another wooden toy is the Pyramid of Play by Hape which makes it easy to learn how to recognise colours and shapes. There are five nesting blocks, each with five sides of letters, numbers, pictures, shapes, and colours. Allows for dozens of ways to play. Build the tower up, or turn the blocks over and arrange them by size. Suitable for children from 18 months. £14.96

Baby Annabell's Brother from Zapf creations is just like his sister with realistic functions and now wets his nappy too. Love and care for him like you would a real baby. He responds to touches, can cry real tears and loves his bottle. Of course a small baby like him needs plenty of sleep. If you gently rock and sway Baby Annabell's Brother back and forth on the arm or in his cradle, he slowly closes his eyes and falls asleep, snoring happily! When he wakes up, it's time for something to eat. When the little one is given his bottle, he will move his mouth and eyes as he sucks – just like a real baby. When you caress the cheek of Baby Annabell's Brother, he will happily babble to himself. In case he ever cries real tears, he will be happy again in no time thanks to the dummy, included in the set. £36.99

Roooaaarrr!!!” BABY born's cheeky dragon with its cuddly soft purple fur is a real sweetheart. Her eyes and her nostrils start shining and it makes funny welcoming noises when you tap the forehead with the magic wand. If you continue to tap her, the adorable Dragon Mommy starts stomping around. While walking she flaps her sparkling wings enthusiastically and makes all sorts of fun noises. £54.99

Num Noms are popular right now all you have to do is pick a container, add a nom, pick nums to create your own wacky flavour combos. If your little one is into this craze than they will love the season 2 pack which has recently been released. The delux pack above Includes 5 jelly bean Nums, 2 motorized Noms, 1 jelly bean container, 1 jelly bean accessory, and 1 collector's menu. 

If your little one loves Peppa Pig or Paw patrol than they will love Weebles! They are round and love to wobble. Give them a nudge and they'll wobble from side to side, and won’t fall down no matter how hard you push! They are fun toy that your little one will spend hours playing with. Suitable from 18 months.

Let your child learn whilst having fun with Peppa Pig. With six games to encourage learning, this Peppa Pig smart tablet is a fun an interactive toy. Which teaches colours, numbers, shapes, letters, characters and musical instruments. The touch sensitive screen feature makes learning easy and fun to do too. £14.99
Leapfrog is a brand we love and Blake has a lot of toys of theirs.

This fridge numbers magnetic set is the perfect gift to introduce children to numbers and counting. The fridge number magnetic set is a colourful fridge magnet, which also acts as a tile reader and comes with 20 interactive number tiles. Place a tile in Scout’s picnic basket to hear the number out loud, and count along with Scout. Matching numerals to object sets help reinforce the concept that numbers represent quantities. £14.99

Melody the Musical Turtle is the perfect gift to keep children engaged over and over again. Melody the Musical Turtle is a modern mix of classic memory play with a musical twist. Ten musical activities prompt toddlers aged 2 years and over to find numbers and colours, repeat sequences from memory and create tunes by pressing light-up buttons on Melody’s shell. It fosters skills such as learning numbers and colours, memory, music etc.  £14.99

I hope you like my selection and that this has given you some inspiration. 

*I was gifted the items in this post for the purpose of this guide. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. Most of these are on one of my 1 neice and 6 nephews christmas lists

    Love tomy toys as they are so educational too

  2. Wow some classics with some newbies. I like the Miffy shape sorter so cute x

  3. My Niece loves Num Noms, that's all I've got her for Christmas this year - so many Num Noms x

  4. Fab selection, love the tomy bath toy x

  5. Aw, I wish I had kids to buy for now, these are such cute ideas!

  6. My daughter loves Num Noms!! she has quite the collection now. I have also just got that poster for my nephew for Christmas. Love buying personalised items

  7. I'm at that age where a few of my friends have had kids and since I'm not really a kid person myself, I have absolutely no idea what to get them for Christmas so thank you! I might even keep a few of these ideas for birthday presents too! Ha!

  8. I really love the book suggestion. My son loves cinderalla and would adore this!

  9. Oh wow what an awesome looking round up - I have to admit I quite fancy watching Pete's Dragon myself. x

  10. Oh wow this is an awesome children's gift guide, my nephew would love peter's dragon for sure

  11. Petes Dragon would be a good shout. I know I would love to watch it I don't know about kids haha xx

  12. Every year I get my brother books! He devours them in practically no time and I'm always scared he'll be asking for the entire Waterstones shop each year!!
    Such great gift ideas for kids!

  13. Lots of great ideas. I always get my niece and nephew books and arts and crafts stuff.

  14. The cinderella book looks great. Lego is always a great gift x

  15. Pete's dragon is on my list, I absolutely loved it growing up and cannot wait to see the remake x

  16. Brilliant gift guide, the cinderella colouring book looks like a great gift.

  17. i always end up giving my niece now 6, Lego! i think its also fun for older people!!!

  18. Love the colouring in Cinderella book. I have bought a few things that are on your list x

  19. awesome gift selection! now to go find some bargains for these! :)

  20. awwwh these are all wonderful ideas!!! I love shopping for children!!

  21. This is a great post and I am sure it will help others. I definetely know what I am going to buy my adult friend (he loves lego hah). Thank you x

  22. Interesting gift ideas here. Thanks for sharing your picks.

  23. Luckily I have got all kid relatives presents all sorted - possibly the most fun to buy I think!

  24. We love Num Noms in this house! A great selection of gifts especially the Cinderella colour in story book!

  25. We've got those stacking shape blocks - they are very good.
    On our christmas list's this year are the interactive Dragon and the Paw Patrol weebles

  26. Such a great selection for all ages. My eldest is a huge fan of num noms and lego and I know my youngest would love the peppa pig smart tablet. Thanks for the ideas.