Christmas Gift Guide For Children

I adore Christmas and have done since I was a child. It's such an important day for children as they are on their best behaviour, waiting for the big man to come a deliver their presents, and as parents we actually get it best when we see their little faces light up. Opening presents to see what they've got and then spending the rest of the day waiting for parents to build the damn things, and sort out the millions of batteries needed.

Today I wanted to show what is on offer this year and so this is my 2019 Christmas Gift Guide For children...

For little ones, it can be hard to find the right toys, but the Hape range have you covered. The Hape Fire Truck is a wooden fire truck with expandable swivelling ladder. Also includes a brave firefighter. Great for helping to develop hand-eye coordination. Along with that, is the Hape Frog Pull-Along which encourages children to crawl. This happy pull along frog toy opens and shuts its mouth when pulled by the cord. 

And for educational but fun toys, you can go wrong with Learning Resources, and their Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog. Ideal for toddlers, this hedgehog-themed learning toy will develop a variety of key early learning skills. Encouraging colour recognition and sorting skills, this hedgehog help children to build fine motor skills.

Rocket the Crossover is the perfect first set of wheels for any young driver and has a fun, friendly design that little ones will love. Rocket has a friendly face, large wheels and styling reminiscent of modern SUVs. Easy to hold due to the ergonomic style, the remote control allows small hands to confidently control Rocket on his adventures both indoors and out. The remote control has infrared technology guaranteeing accurate control.

With the Playmobil Dragons Hiccup and Toothless set, Hiccup is dressed in his flight suit and Toothless features LED illuminating back spikes and movable wings. He can also launch arrows out of his mouth which makes him all the more fun. Including baby dragon as well as Hiccup and Toothless, you can fight off enemies, as Hiccup has a flame sword.

I'm sure we've all heard of Fortnite, and now children can get the toys to match the game, with the Fortnite Battle Royal Collection. With buildings, vehicles and the Battle Bus itself, children will have a great time trying to play the game in real life, with their little figures. The Fortnite Battle Royale Stormwing lets you control the skies alone or with your Squad, as it can hold up to 7 figures and includes an exclusive Ice King Battle Royale Collection figure. You can also purchase tons of the characters from Fortnite too. A squad pack with Raptor, Rust Lord, Rex and Raven, duo packs with Hay Man & Hollowhead or Black Knight & Triplethreat and you can even get solos Wukong & Cuddle Team Leader too. 

And the ever popular Power Rangers is here to stay, bringing the Power Rangers Ultrazord when the villain is too powerful for the Power Rangers alone, that's when they Summon their Zords and join together form the beast-x Ultrazord, the ultimate in morphine power. This action figure can detect certain positions and say cool things like 'beast-x Ultrazord attack!', 'wow! We're going fast now!' And 'Whoa! Everything's upside down!' Includes accessory for extra fun.

Football is always a winner in my house, character footballs even more so. So the Star Wars football from Mitre is an ideal gift. The perfect gift for any young player who's football crazy! The ball comes inflated and boxed for easy wrapping - making it a great present for any occasion. Designed with a foam-backed outer layer to improve player control and comfort on the ball, and engineered with revolutionary Hyperseam technology for superior durability, boosted power and pin-point accuracy.

I also love the Star Wars Mini Yoda Scriball which is a great ball for those budding artists. Mitre Scriball footballs are the perfect Star Wars gift as they come with everything to colour your own ball. Arriving deflated, inside the box is a pump and some felt pens so you can get to work creating your own masterpiece. 

For the older ones, BoomTrix Showdown is a great way to experience a whole new kind of marble run system. Set the starting track at your desired height and build an action-packed course with the different elements. If all fitted in the right places, the ball jumps from stuntpad to stuntpad, doing cool tricks for action-packed fun. This set includes 1 large start tower, 1 start trampoline, 1 stunt ring, 6 trampolines, 4 trampolines, 1 fire target, 1 track extension, 12 balls and 12 cards.

Boards games are always loved in our house, and so I know the Take N Play Naughts & Crosses game will be loved by all. You can play Naughts & Crosses on the regular game board, or roll the die to play Toss-Tac-Toe on the numbered game board. And then there's Draughts which also has magnetic pieces for fun on the go. The convenient square tin case makes it easy to slip the games into most bags to take everywhere and keep kids entertained on any trips. 

OranguTwang is essentially a balancing game. How much can you hang before he goes twaaang? A fun, suspenseful and wild game, each player takes turns hanging fruit and jungle friends on the orangutan, but watch out as at some point he'll be holding too much and he'll spring up and send the fruit and friends flying...you just never know when!

For the princess in your life, the Disney Princess Sing & Sparkle Ariel is sparkling from tiara to tail. Rotate Ariel to see the beautiful glitter float in her translucent tail. Press Ariel's seashell necklace to hear phrases and sing, Part of Your World and Under the Sea as her tail creates a beautiful light show under water.

The Fuzzikins Fuzzi Street Post Office brings you a fuzzy world of fun and imagination. Fuzzikins are adorable flocked creatures to colour and play with. Little ones will love personalising the postman bird in this set which includes the Fuzzikin postman bird, three felt tip pens, a post office building, a red postbox and lots of accessories to colour in and customise! You can even rinse and recolour your Fuzzikins when you want to change it up!

I don't know about you but I find Uglydoll Dance Moves Moxy quite cute. Hasbro has introduced Dance Moves Moxy, which talks, sings and dances. you simply press her heart to get the party started with sweet dance moves and upbeat songs. With over 50 phrases and sounds, including snippets of the signature opening song “Couldn’t be Better” from the UglyDolls movie. 

I remember My Little Pony from when I was a child, and now you can get the My Little Pony Rainbow Tail Surprise Pack and discover the magic of the rainbow. Inspired by the TV series, these pony figures' tails are colourless until placed in water! Use water to reveal beautiful, rainbow-coloured tails, then repeat once the colour fades away. Rainbow Tail Surprise pack includes 3-inch figures of the Mane 6 ponies including moulded manes and tails and signature character cutie marks. 

The whole Lucky Fortune range of toys are super cute. Each package contains a fortune cookie shaped bracelet holder with a surprise Lucky Fortune charm bracelet and matching paper fortune inside. The big set has 4 cookies and 4 bracelets included, and you can also purchase single packs too. With 4 levels of rarity: Lucky, Very Lucky, Very Very Lucky, and Ultra Lucky, there are 5 categories to collect: happiness, friendship, love, success, and adventure, with 100 bracelets to find, including the coveted Ultra Lucky real gold-dipped four leaf clover.

And unicorns seem to be getting even bigger this year, so the Style 4 Ever Unicorn will be a great gift that that unicorn obsessed child. The Style 4 Ever Unicorn glows in dark and can be customised as however you wish with loads of different gems and stickers. So the recipient can create their very own magical friend with their own personalised design.

For creative children the So Magic DIY Wonder Garden is a great way to create and decorate your own magic garden. Comprising of a garden base, 5 gags of coloured sand, stones, 4 characters, decorations, 2 magic trees, instructions and tools, children can watch as the magic tree grows and blooms. This set includes 4 cute collectable characters too.

And for those slime lovers, the So Slime DIY Slimelicious Station is amazing as you just add water and shake. Including the Slime Station, 4 Mini Shakers, Slime Powder, 2 Tools, Stickers, 3 Tubes of Colour, 6 Bags of Decorations and instructions to get the most out of the set, there is no mess and no fail. You get instant DIY Scented Slime, and you can decorate and personalise your own slime and mix and match to create different scents. 

My children are obsessed with the world, so I thought the Inflatable World Globe would make an ideal gift, this Christmas. This Emporor Map inflatable globe featuring cities, rivers, deserts, tropic lines and more comes  in a retro box, making a great gift for kids.

This Photo Blanket from Asda Photo is totally stunning and is the perfect gift for little ones who love to tuck up warm. These soft photo blanket is high quality and can be personalised with your own photos, with many styles to choose from. You can snuggle up in style and surround yourself with images of your most cherished memories.


  1. A great guide thank you!

  2. Lots to choose from Thankyou

  3. I love educational but fun toys, so Spike the hedgehog looks great!