I’m guessing your Christmas shopping is well in full flow now, but you may still be struggling for ideas of gifts that your children will love and appreciate.
This guide is full of gifts for kids and teens that cover a range of tastes and budgets. From gifts for gamers to revamps for a bedroom, there are presents that will inspire and create moments of joy and pleasure for Christmas and beyond.
Revamping your kids bedroom can be a wonderful Christmas gift idea and works well if they are transitioning from a nursery to an actual bedroom, maybe moving from a first bed to a full sized bed, or moving from childhood into teens.
Happy Beds has a fabulous range of beds that include themed ones and beds that create a fantasy space in the bedroom. I love the London Bus bed which would delight any child with a love of transport, and the tree house bed is simply beautiful, and rather magical too.
The beauty bar corner dressing table is ideal for if your child will soon be hitting those teenage years. I would’ve loved this as a teenager, the perfect space for displaying all those special lotions and potions that we start to covet.
A Gift From RAFA
The Royal Air Force Association has a fantastic range of Christmas gifts this year, which help towards supporting the RAF family with every purchase. The gifts include ideas for adults and children, and are great for any child obsessed with flying or the RAF.
There are Cuddly Toys, rubber ducks, Baseball caps and, obviously, planes of every shape, size and colour, from Spitfire puzzles to calendars.
My key pick is the Red Arrows Double Decker Zipped Filled Stationery Case, which has the iconic RAF logo and is filled with pens, pencils and crayons and is a lovely gift idea for less than £20/
ABOUT THE ROYAL AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION
The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association) is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the RAF family.
The Association recognises that RAF personnel and their immediate families dedicate their lives to their country, and we believe that such a sacrifice should not result in suffering, poverty or loneliness.
Whether it’s an injured airman or woman fighting to get back on their feet, a young child missing their parent away on overseas operations, or a World War II veteran needing a shoulder to lean on, we are here to help all generations of RAF personnel and their families. We also support serving families if they need us. We give practical, emotional and financial support.
Our membership of more than 72,000 includes serving RAF personnel, veterans and members of the public who want to show their support for the work that we do.Across the UK in 2017 the Association carried out more than 115,000 welfare contacts, calls and visits, helped tell thousands of bedtime stories to children whose parents were away on operations, and gave tailored holidays to 2,500 RAF veterans, widows and family at our Wings Breaks hotels. Our support ranges from simply providing conversation and friendship to preparing and submitting application forms for financial assistance.
Charity numbers: 226686 (England and Wales), SCO37673 (Scotland).
Stationery Gifts From Ryman
Ryman have a great Christmas shop this year that features board games, stationery items and kids technology items like slush puppy machines and candy floss makers. The gifts cover a range of budgets and offer an alternative to the PS3/XBox style offerings that seem to appear on all kids Christmas lists.
My pick is the, quite frankly huge, Art set that is both practical and creative. This will fill so much time over the Winter, when the weather may not be nice enough and we look for cosy, fun activities for our children to enjoy inside. For less than £10, this case has 250 pieces, perfect for any budding Picasso.
TX-40 Gamers Headset From Gioteck
The ideal gift for gamers this Christmas, and also for anyone who loves to listen to music or watch films online, the TX -40 Gamers headset from Gioteck are the ultimate in headphones.
The perfect companion for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch, the headset is robust but also surprisingly light, making them comfortable even if you are wearing them for hours (it can be hard to quit when you’re winning.) The sound quality is great, making these also ideal if you want to listen to music on them, and the mike is discreet and easy to use.
Costing under £25, these are a great gift for a gamer of any age.
ABOUT THE GIOTECK TX-40
Works with Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4, mobile & more – multi-format 3.5mm jack
Slick styling – copper and matt black finish
Ultra-clear chat with minimal feedback – talk is pin sharp and crystal clear
Powerful audio, via high impact 40mm drivers – incredible immersive sound
Robust, lightweight – solid, uncompromising build quality
Ultra-soft Alacantra® cushioning – because comfort is everything
Inline mic, mute and volume – for instant fingertip control
Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2019
Guinnes World Records books have been a traditional Christmas gift for many years, but the classic brand has come bang up to date with its gamers addition. Featuring all the most popular games, from Fortnite to Fifa, this would be a great companion piece to the gamers headset above, and tackles the issues that young gamers are just too busy to read – they won’t be able to put this down all over Christmas and beyond.