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
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 Party. The 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
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.