Christmas gift guide for children
It’s almost Christmas, can you believe it? Such a magical time of year for the little ones, which is why this Christmas gift guide for kids has been one of my favourite things to write all year. I’ve had lots of fun researching and picking out gifts that I think kids will love, and I hope you find a stocking filler or small gift idea that’s perfect for that special little guy or girl in your life.
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This Christmas gift guide contains a mix of gifts that I’ve purchased myself and ones kindly sent from lovely brands and PR companies. As always, I only recommend items that I’ve tried out and love or would personally recommend.
Each gift has been handpicked to be included and I hope you find some ideas here for the gorgeous little babies, toddlers and preschoolers in your life.
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A dreamy, starry night light
I thought I’d start off with one of the toys that’s gone down really well in our home – the Twilight Ladybug Star Projector by Cloud B.
We’ve always had such a hard time getting Ottilie to settle at night time, but she’s so mesmerised by the light from this that she’s a lot calmer than she used to be. Something I really liked about this projector/nightlight combo was that it features a full night sky projection, with eight different star constellations that you can seek out. The mode which cycles through the red, green and blue lights is very pretty (green’s my favourite!) and I’ve been really impressed by the quality of it.
A lovely buy for the nursery of any baby or toddler.
The Twilight Ladybug Star Projector by Cloud B is available from Find Me A Gift.
A soft and snuggly festive sleepsuit
For the littlest of littles this Christmas time there’s no better gift than a soft, cosy new sleepsuit. This sleepsuit by Sparks Clothing features an adorable penguin on the back, and is very comfortable thanks to being 100% cotton. We have the 12-18 month size and it fits our youngest perfectly, and it’s footed too – keeping those little feet warm this Winter.
Snuggly festive PJs aren’t just limited to the babies though – there’s a great selection of matching outfits right here.
This Penguin Sleepsuit is available to buy directly from Sparks Clothing.
A personalised mug for our Very Important People (VIPs)
This children’s mug, also by Sparks Clothing, is something I saw and fell in love with instantly.
I just think it’s the cutest thing – and perfect for those toddlers who are searching for their independence and want a ‘grown up’ cup to drink from. You can customise the mug fully with both the name, the type of drink and choose from a range of colours for the writing, which is a lovely touch. It’s microwave and dishwasher safe too, making it really practical for life with kids.
A sweet little stocking filler or gift for the toddler in the family.
This Children’s Milk Bottle Mug is available to buy directly from Sparks Clothing.
A wonderful new adventure
Books are one of the best gifts to buy for children. It’s such a lovely way to open their imagination, encourage their creativity and story time’s often a highlight of their day.
If you don’t already have one of Rob Biddulph’s books in your collection I really recommend them. Sunk!, like his other books, is full of gorgeous illustrations and a rhyming tale that captures little ones’ attention. Odd Dog Out is one of our favourite stories so we’re hoping this one’s just as loved.
Sunk! by Rob Biddulph is available on Amazon*.
The perfect gift for kids who love to build
One of my favourite places for kids gift inspiration is Kidly. It’s a treasure trove of beautifully-designed products big and small, and they stock a brand that’s becoming a firm family favourite – Janod.
This DIY tool box set is lovely quality, well made and I love the bright colours. If you love wooden toys or know a family who do, this is definitely one to consider. If you have a preschooler who enjoys building and using their imagination then this would be right up their street. If you’re looking to invest in a bigger building gift too, they also stock a tool trolley and workbench in the same range.
The DIY Tool Box Set by Janod is available from Kidly.
Ahoy there! A family game for Christmas Day
I love to give games and puzzles as gifts – they’ve got wonderful re-play value and keep kids entertained over and over again. This pirate race game by Orchard Toys will be no exception, and I’m looking forward to bringing it out on Christmas Day to enjoy with the kids.
In this game up to four players can move around the board, collecting pieces of their pirate as they go – and then it’s a race to collect the treasure from the chest. We’re going through a bit of a pirate phase here in our home so I know this game will be loved. It’s a great gift idea for sibling groups too.
The Pirate Race Game by Orchard Toys is available on Amazon*.
Something for builders and train set lovers
You might recognise these adorable little houses from my Instagram snap back in September – there were a handful of them at Capture By Lucy’s workshop at Blog On and they were too cute to resist. I was so glad when I later found some at Tulip Wood‘s studio at Cockington Court here in Devon.
The set comes with 50 pieces including houses, towers, buildings, trees and other decorations and I think they’d make the perfect gift for any kid who loves small world play. They’d work so well alongside a wooden train track too, and add an extra level of fun to building tracks and towns.
This Little Wooden Village Set can be found online on Amazon*.
A gift idea for kids who love vehicles
If you’re looking for a gift for a little one who loves cars, planes, trains and boats this is a lovely option, and something a bit different to the usual plastic or metal cars. I love wooden toys (can you tell?) and think they offer such good quality as well as being nice for us grown ups to look at.
This sweet little dock and harbour set by Le Toy Van would make a great addition to a much-loved wooden railway or road set.
The Dock & Harbour Set by Le Toy Van can be found at Amazon*.
Bringing the magic of the cinema home
If you have a car enthusiast for a sidekick then this film’s probably one of their favourites right now. Cars 3 was the first film that Oscar watched at the cinema with me, so this DVD reminds me of that lovely memory. It’s also a great film – full of action, energy and emotional moments too.
This is one of my top stocking filler picks for kids this Christmas, and it’s something you could pair with other Cars 3 toys for those car-loving kids.
Cars 3 is now out on DVD and Blu-Ray and can be found at Amazon*.
Wonderful PJs for bright explorers
One of my all-time favourite gift ideas for Christmas is pyjamas. Who doesn’t love a pair of fresh, super-snuggly PJs for Christmas? I figured that kids love them too, which is why this year we’ve started a new tradition of buying our two PJs for Christmas Eve.
This year’s pyjamas are these adorable pairs from Little Green Radicals. I was lucky enough to pick up matching sets (one pink, one blue) from Tk Maxx and I’m so glad I did. This print’s beautiful – so colourful and unusual. The PJs are made with FairTrade cotton and are lovely and soft. I think they’ll wear really well too and become a sleeptime favourite.
Sadly I couldn’t find this range online, but you can find other lovely PJs over at Little Green Radicals.
Imaginative play for story-makers
We’re always encouraging our children to use their imagination, and it’s amazing what they come up with. Play sets like this Chad Valley Tots Town Pirate Ship one give them a great place to start from to create their own stories. I was drawn to this playset as it’s something a little different from the standard shops, town or farm small world play that you might already have at home. It gives little ones a whole new world to explore.
The playset comes with the pirate ship, three pirates, a parrot, a mini boat, a shark and some treasure too. There’s also an extra pirate hat for any of your other Tots Town characters that want to come along for an adventure. The ship has sides/doors you can open and features lights and sounds, helping to bring kids’ stories alive.
The Chad Valley Tots Town Pirate Ship Playset is available at Argos.
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I hope this Christmas gift guide has helped you find some present ideas for the people you love. If it has I’d love you to consider sharing it or saving it to Pinterest. Thank you!