Christmas Gift Guide: For the kids

Christmas has definitely been a whole lot more magical since having Blake. Having children really does make you see Christmas in a different light and I love finding gifts that I know Blake and my nephews will love.  

Today is the gift guide for the kids and you may want to grab a warm drink and a mince pie as its definitely longer than my other 2 gift guides. With a mixture of toys and non toys you will find some awesome ideas.

Stationery, slime and more| Smiggle | prices vary

Smiggle is the go to place for fab, quirky and fun stationery with bright pens, notebooks and gadgets there is something for every stationery lover. This Christmas you can find a wide range of products suitable for not only main gifts but stocking fillers. Items such a wide range of slimes our favourites being the alien goo and the neon goo. There are also items such as pens, highlighters and even cute sparkly scented keyrings such as as the one above. So if you have a stationery lover to buy for than make sure you check out smiggle.
 Collectables | | starting at £3.99

60% of British 0-14 year olds have downloaded and 124 million games are played a month in the UK. New to the UK the toys are an instant hit! The toy range includes collectable creatures and bendable plush toys. Created with the uniquely colourful features recognisable from, they are the must-have toys for legions of fans. Available at affordable prices, they are also great for stocking fillers and gifts. 
Available in the collection are: Blind bags, mystery squishes, bendable 3 packs (with a mystery slither and bendable slither plush. 

  Cadbury Dairy Milk | Cadbury | range of prices

When it comes to Christmas you can't not have Cadbury's!  with a wide range of different festive chocolate treats for the kids and big kids you will find something to send you into chocolate heaven. Some of our favourites include tubes which are the ideal stocking fillers, the traditional selection box, Christmas tree decoration ones and many more. 

  Recipe Box| Galleoneers|Single box £9.99 subscriptions starting at £27.75 

Discover a cuisine each month with Galleoneers' exciting recipes from around the world. Learn about geography and explore new cultures with arts & crafts, fun and educational activities related to the month's cuisine. Galleoneers recipe kits teach  children to cook starters, mains, snacks and desserts. They will learn a variety of cooking methods, such as saut√©ing, steaming, stewing, pan-frying, simmering, roasting, poaching and baking. The kitchen tools and gadgets are provided for your children to keep. All  recipe steps are classified by age and cooking skills level. A great gift idea for a budding chef. 

   Personalised Mugs| Msmugs | Various prices

Choose the perfect personalised Christmas Gift, from the huge Mclaggan Smith Mugs collection. The mugs are bone China, printed and decorated in The UK Since 1974. The initial mug as above can be personalised on the back and is £9.50 for standard size. There are wide range of different designs to choose from and they are the ideal gift for older children.

 My Golden Ticket | Wonderbly | £19.99

My Golden Ticket is a personalised adventure that finally opens Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory to any child on Earth. But this isn’t just a version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a child’s name slapped inside. Instead, every name gets a different story, including their own unique candy, Oompa Loompa song and Wonkafied family tree. No two adventures are the same. The book is suitable for children ages 5-12 years and avaible in both softback or hardback with between 36 and 40 pages. 

   Bertie bears Christmas book set  | babyblooms | £26

Make Christmas extra special with Bertie bear who brings his favourite Christmas  book  to share. Bertie is also proudly wearing his Christmas jumper embroidered with the name of his favourite little person to snuggle up with. The set is an ideal gift for Christmas eve baskets. Blake has taken a liking to his little bear already and so will whoever you gift this set to. 

  Where Bear?  |Penguin Random House | £6.99

Once there was a bear cub who lived with a little boy. But over time the bear cub grew . . . and grew . . . and GREW! And did things that bears do . . . and do . . . and DO! One day the boy looked at the bear and realised he was just too big and bearish to be living in a house. “I think it’s time we found you a new place to live where you can be bearish and big,” said the boy. “But where, bear?”

  The Marvellous Moon Map |Penguin Random House | £6.99

One day, adventurous Mouse sets off to find the moon with his Marvellous Moon Map, leaving his worried friend Bear behind. But as the Woods get darker, and the weather gets worse, Mouse soon realizes that he needs more than just the Moon Map to find his way . . .

  The snow dog board book  |Penguin Random House | £7.99

Meet the Snowdog in this adorable board book, featuring beautiful artwork and rhyming text. The Snowdog is a fun and cute book that children will treasure.

  Children's Meditations In My Heart  | Amazon  | £14.99
FROM ‘Hygge’ to parenting, the Danish way of doing things is often widely talked about and one of Denmark’s latest exports is no exception. “The Children’s Meditations In my Heart” by emerging Danish author Gitte Winter Graugaard enables children to fall asleep within minutes. Now available in three different languages, it is beginning to change bedtime routines the world over.

  Penguin Warmies | Intelex  | £12.95

As an incredibly sweet daytime playmate for children of all ages, and a wonderfully warming bedtime buddy for them on winter nights, Warmies® Cozy Plush Penguin With Hat really has got it all, making him the ideal Christmas present. 

  Cat Machine Maker™ Junior Operator | Toy State |£11.99

This line of Build-It-Yourself construction sets come equipped with all the pieces needed to build your favourite Cat machine! The machine operator figure is included and fits into the driver’s seat. Collect them all and mix and match pieces to create your own machine! Each model includes a chunky screwdriver and resuable carry case for storage. There are 5 models to collect; Excavator, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, Service Truck and Wheel Loader.

  Play-Doh Shape and Learn Textures and Tools Set | Hobby Craft  | £15

Get your kids inspired with Play Doh Textures and Tools! This fantastic playset offers tactile play that is full of colours and creativity, helping your little ones to explore their senses with unique textured stampers and a variety of enriching activities. The set gives you three texture stampers, three rollers, three double-sided playmats, scissors, a stylus, two rolling cutters, a Together Time Guide, and six cans of colourful Play-Doh Modelling Compound.

 Usborne Fingerprint Activities | Hobby Craft  | £9.99

This adorable book is perfect for rainy days! Usborne Fingerprint Activities is a great way to bring your kids’ imaginations alive! Kids can discover the world of colour with this exciting book, packed with fun activities, instructions and inspirational pictures. Just by using their fingers, kids can colour in the scenes with the ink pad included.

  Toddlebike2 | Toddlebike  | £23.95

Toddlebike2  is a unique “Pre-Balance” bike suitable for Toddlers as soon as they can confidently walk. Suitable for both Indoor AND outdoor use so children can have LOADS of practice time without the pressure or frustration and at their own pace. The Toddlebike2 is 
super lightweight  at just 0.8kg , which is 3 times lighter than most balance bikes, scooters or ride-ons.

  Mini Hornet | The Hornit| £14.99

The Mini Hornit is a fun accessory for children’s bikes and scooters and is fast becoming a craze in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. It comes loaded with 25 sound effects from bells and trumpets to racing cars and animals, and has bright lights (white AND green!) for safety.It also comes with a remote trigger for use on bikes which enables children to operate the sounds without taking their hands off the handlebars.

  Hape Rainy Day Fun Set | Amazon | £17.79

Make bath time fun with the rainy day set which contains brightly coloured plastic umbrella and balls. Watch the rain as it sprinkles through the umbrella and can your child catch all the balls in the umbrella

Hape Pepe Maze | Amazon | £19.81

Help Pepe find his way along the path! move the colourful balls until they are all collected together. The Pepe Maze includes a magic wand to steer marbles through the maze and helps to develop hand-eye coordination and dexterity. The Pepe Maze is a perfect travel toy!

   Baby Annabell Swims | Baby Annabell | £49.99

Baby Annabell is learning to swim! The must have doll for Christmas 2017. Baby Annabell babbles happily, the little water baby splashes, moves her arms and legs when she comes into contact with the water and floats on her back. Includes a towel and inflatable water wings with cute sheep design

 Awesome little Green Men | Awesome little green men | £24.99

Awesome Little Green Men are a military collectable that combines blind-boxed soldiers and vehicles with a game play experience. Collect & Play the Battle Game. Only you can unveil their stats to build the strongest troop and win the battle!

   Hopster App | Hopster TV  | £3.99 a month

Hopster is an app that has all of your child's favourite TV shows, songs and nursery rhymes, learning games, books and more. Everything on Hopster is carefully selected to tie in with Discovery Learning Map that they created along with leading experts in early years education. The charcters and content featured are of those that many children and parents will recgonise and what sets them apart from the competition is the magical environment they have built up around that content.

  Fisherprice Toilet Train Bing | Argos | £31.99

Bingsters will love playing games with this soft and cuddly Bing. But wait, it's time to stop the game for the toilet train! Toilet Train Bing lets you know when he needs to go to the toilet. Sit Bing on the toilet and hear a flush when he's finished! But, if Bing doesn't make it in time uh-oh! A unique illuminating feature shows that Bing has wet himself. But it's no big thing Bingsters can help Bing catch the toilet train the next time around! The soft and cuddly bing features phrases, games and sounds.

Character Bean Bags | Teenybeanies | Starting at £40 

Teeny Beanies sell a wide range of products and these cute character bean bags  come in the following characters: Ulanda Unicorn, Woolly Sheep, Bernie Bunny, Melvin Monkey, Horace Horse, Bumble Bee, Henry Hippo, Digby Dog, Peggy Pig, Florence Fairy, Dotty Ladybird, Dizzy Dinosaur, Claude Cat and Edmund Elephant. Bean bags can be personalised for an extra cost and come in 3 sizes small, medium and large.