Almost the end of September, and as the first Christmas adverts are already on the television, and as we are also being told to prepare early, I bring you my first Christmas gift guide. This one is dedicated to the little people in your life, whether they be sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, or the children of your friends.
Come this way and step into Christmas…
If you loved the Waboba ball that could actually bounce on water, then you will love the Moonshine ball that is quite possibly the perfect stocking filler. The MoonShine is a crazy, gravity defying ball which turns a ball game into an out of this world free-for-all. This hyper bouncing ball makes a unique “pop” sound when it hits the ground, bounces up to 100 feet and lights up for seven seconds when bounced. Over 100 hours of battery life will ensure a full moon every night!
You can find a whole collection of Waboba balls at Amazon.
Harry Potter Catch the Snitch Game From Spin Master
Harry Potter continues to enchant and fascinate, and this Christmas, Spin Master have introduced their first ever Harry Potter range which includes the brilliant Catch the Snitch Game. This is a great game for the whole family to enjoy, and can be played by 2-4 players.
You test your skills in this fast-paced Quidditch-themed game but watch out for Flying Bludgers and catch try to catch the Golden Snitch. No one knows when the Snitch will launch, and there are no turns in this board game–everything occurs in real time, so don’t worry if things get messy!
You can find the game at Amazon for an RRP of £20.
Where is Everyone? Board Book
A gift of a book is always one to be savoured and enjoyed together. ‘Where is Everyone?’ is an absolute delight.
A toaster, a fridge, a sink, a bed, a car. Most kids can recognize these and other things that are part of their everyday lives. Leave it to celebrated illustrator Tom Schamp to imagine a different way of seeing them. As kids pore over these brightly coloured and highly detailed pictures, they’ll be delighted to discover a monkey on a surfboard and an elephant in a bowler hat—all inhabiting the same shapes they recognize in their homes.
This is such a beautiful book, with beautiful illustrations and lots to explore. My nephew, who is two, just loves lift the flap books and this one is just perfect.
Where is Everyone is available at Amazon. Click here to view.
Tybo XL Ultimate Tie Dye Set
If you are looking for a gift for a youngster who loves to craft, then the Tybo XL Ultimate Tie Dye Set is just perfect. Available from Smyths Toys, this tie dye set allows you to create your own fashion pieces – sweatshirts, t-shirts and cloth bags are just some of the items you can transform with your kit.
This mess free masterpiece provides hours of fun and creativity, and would also be brilliant as something to do on cold and wet days.
You can find out more about the kit here.
Cutie Stix Creation Set
Another perfect present for the young crafter is the Cutie Stix Creation Set, also available from Smyths Toys. This is a kit that has everything needed to make self designed unique bracelets & necklaces. With a choice of fun bead ‘stix’ you can safely cut & core them into gorgeous little beads and turn them into necklaces and bracelets!
This is another present that will provide hours of fun on cold and wet days. You can view more details here.
Away by Dani Seatter
As our children are becoming more eco conscious, a gift of a beautiful story book which shows and helps our children to understand recycling is a gorgeous idea for a Christmas stocking filler.
Away, by Dani Seatter is just lovely. Filled with beautiful illustrations, and a simple story which shows children clearly how we can reuse and recycle, this is a book that both entertains and illuminates. The fact that it is also printed on recycled paper, using eco friendly inks and processes only makes this even more attractive as a sustainable gift idea.
The book is now available for pre-order, you can find more information by clicking here.
Carotina Baby Plus My First Feelings
Carotina Baby has some great ideas for very young children. The My First Feelings is a box full of simple games and puzzles suitable for children from 1 years. Bright and colourful, and easy to use, these puzzles are great early learning toys.
You can find a wide range of Carotina toys and games at https://toysandbears.com/
Little Craft Mini Plates Painting Kit
Little craft kits are great pocket money toys that are a good idea as a little present or as a stocking filler. The mini plates painting kits allows your child to create their own painted masterpiece that can then be displayed on a stand.
These are lovely either as a Christmas present, or as a way of creating a Christmas present – your child could paint a plate as a gift for a grandparent or an aunt.
Little Craft gifts are available from ToysandBears.