Children’s Gift Guide 2018

Next in our gift guide series we’re looking at the little ones. From babies to early teens, what are the must have gifts to get the kiddies this Christmas?

Here are our recommendations!

Slush Puppie Machine – £69.99
What every child (and many adults) would love at home – their own Slush Puppie machine. Now, you can make them whenever you want with this machine that looks as good as the drinks it makes! Available from Menkind.
Science Museum Perfumes & Cosmetics from Clementoni – £24
A perfect gift for girls this Christmas. They can enjoy making their own soaps and perfumes whilst also learning about the processes behind it. The fun boxset is endorsed by the Science Museum which is testament to the quality of the product. Available from Debenhams.

Woofy Whoops – £20
The hilarous game for the whole family – especially popular with those with a family dog. Woofy Whoops is the game where the dog has been drinking and you each have to take it in turns to pat him depending on how many times he barks. You guessed it, it gets to the point where doggy needs to go – he sprays water over whoever it lands on. The best part? You can attach your iPhone and capture all of the hilarious action! Available from The Entertainer.Pop-up Minions – £16
A firm favourite, this game sees the traditional Pop-up Pirate get a Minion twist and we love it! Perfect for any Despicable Me fans this Christmas. Available from Toys R Us.
Little Tikes My First Drone – £34.99
The drone craze is taking everyone by storm – even the little ones. Now those as young as 4 can get in on the action with their very own drone from Little Tikes. Parents will love learning to fly this with the kids this Christmas with the simple remote control making it very simple to set up and use. Available from various retailers including Smyths Toys.


Baby Bobux Desert Boots – £27

Hands down the most adorable baby shoes we’ve seen in a long time! These mini desert boots from Bobux are simply adorable and fantastic quality for your little one’s feet! With a Merino Wool lining and leather upper they’re pure luxury. Available from Bobux.

Itty Bitty Marvel Range – £6 each
After a stocking filler for a superhero fan? Look no further than Hallmark’s Itty Bitty range of Marvel characters. The super cute superhero cuddly toys will be a firm favourite (and don’t take up too much space!) Various ranges to collect. Available from Hallmark.Lenovo Moto E4 Plus – £129
Like it or not we live in an age where children want their own mobile phone, so which one should you get them as a starter? The Moto E4 Plus is the perfect starter phone combining a 5.5 inch display, reliable battery life and water resistant coating; it’s a great phone that won’t break the bank! Available from John Lewis.Cheeky Chompers Joules Neckerchew – £12.99
Stylish and practical, this neckerchew allows babies to chew on the teething grip on the edge whilst also looking super dapper in their farmyard Joules print. In 100% cotton they’re high quality and super cute! Available from Cheeky Chompers.JoJo Siwa’s Guide to the Sweet Life – £10.50
We’re not sure when JoJo Siwa became so massive but she’s certainly one of the stars of this Christmas, with her toys, books and bows selling out across numerous shops. Learn some of JoJo’s secrets in her latest book release. Sure to be a hit with any JoJo fans. Available from WH Smith.
JCB Remote Control Crane – £14
Standing 120cm tall this remote control crane is a great gift for any budding builders. They’ll love taking control of the crane, swinging the arm and dropping the hook to pick items up. Available from Asda.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Bath Set – £20
The classic Very Hungry Caterpillar story is loved by all generations and the bright colours of this bath set will be a perfect gift for your toddler. The bath set comes with 5 toys to play with at bath time, fill them up and squirt them for extra fun. Suitable for 18 months+ and available from Debenhams.

Joules Unicorn Buddies Bag – £24.95

This fab little backpack is perfect for days out and carrying your toys and sweets around in! The cute unicorn design is sure to be a hit and make your little one smile when they use it. Couple with the Joules quality it’ll be their new favourite bag! Available from Millbry Hill.

Greedy Granny – £14.99
Be careful not to offend with this one as the kids play at stuffing grandma full of biscuits! She’s fallen asleep and you need to stuff as many biscuits in her mouth as you can without waking her! Guaranteed family laughs. Available from ArgosFroogli Soft Toys – £25
Sometimes you can’t beat a great cuddly toy and Froogli are beautiful toys for your youngsters. Top quality and soft tot he touch, you little one won’t want to let it go. From Ziggy the Tiger to Radish the Rabbit, there’s a character to suit everyone (Cosmis the Lion pictured). Available from Frugi.


Customised Farmyard Clock – £25.99

If you know a little one that loves the farmyard or dreams of driving a tractor then this will brighten up their bedroom no end. Customised with any name to keep it unique, the pendulum is even in the shape of a little pig. Adorable. Available from Born Gifted.


DK Children’s Encyclopedia – £25
Suitable for children aged 7-9 this is a wonderful guide to learn about everything from spiders to space. This classic style reference book covers over 240 topics and is packed full of bright images and child friendly references. Available from DK BooksMy Golden Ticket Book – £19.99
This wonderful book allows your favourite youngster to become to star of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. With pages throughout the book customised with your chosen name, they’ll be taken on a fabulous adventure with each book being different. There’s even a customised song and sweet wrapper design inside. Wonderful quality hardback book, this will be something they’ll treasure for years to come. Available from Wonderbly.Aquabeads Minions Playset – £10.99
Everything you need to create your own minions characters. Make different designs with almost 800 jewels and beads. Just peel, spray and stick. Hours of fun and loads of designs. Available from Argos.
Derwent Watercolour Pencil set – £59.99
For the budding artist it doesn’t get much better than these Derwent pencils! Use them dry or mix with water for beautiful watercolour drawing. These pencils are superb quality and come in a lovely wooden presentation box. They’ll be the perfect addition to a young artist’s desk. Available from Derwent
Star Wars Illumi-mates – £10
Another hit for this Christmas is Star Wars and we love these Illumi-mates for brightening up a child’s bedroom. In various character designs, our favourite comes in the form of Darth Vader. Watch him come to life when you wake up! Available from Debenhams.


The Cranky Caterpillar book – £10.95

One of our favourite children’s books this year, The Cranky Caterpillar sees Ezra discovers a cranky caterpillar in her piano and she sets about trying to cheer him up. An uplifting lovely story, which comes dedicated to those who play the piano in St Pancras Station. Available from Amazon.


Lego Super Hero Girls Bat Girl Bunker – £29.99

The Super Hero Girls range brings a whole host of new characters to the Lego world. Here you can help Batgirl and her Bat Bot defend her bunker, whilst enjoying a workout area, biplane, Bat wagon and more. Hours of fun guaranteed. Available from Argos.
Grit Atom Scooter – £69.95
When they’re ready to take a step up to a stunt scooter, the Grit Atom is the perfect place to start. Featuring Y bars for strength and Abec 7 bearings for speeds, this is a great scooter to begin your stunt moves. Available from Skates.co.uk.
K’Nex Power & Play Motorised Building Set – £49.99
With over 50 building ideas, this will offer hours of fun at Christmas. Build and re-build using snap and click building pieces and never get bored with the same models. The set also includes a motor to get all of your creations moving. Great to get Grandpa involved with! Available from Toys R Us.

Matchstick Monkey – £9.99
This super soft and gentle teething toy will be a hit with the babies this year. In a variety of bright colours they won’t want to put it down. Designed to soothe any teething pain and also look as cute as a monkey. Available from Matchstick Monkey.

Smiggle Lockable Journal – £10
Children have secrets too and now they can keep them all locked up in these super cute journals from Smiggle. The perfect place to store your notes, love letters and childhood wishes. Available from Smiggle.
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 – £44.99
Action camera, underwater, attach it to your bike, attach it to your skateboard – this camera is perfect for capturing on the go moment. Apply effects, watch back in slow motion and even add background music, this will keep them amused for hours as they watch back their moves. Available from Argos.

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