As we creep towards December Christmas shopping is in full swing! Today I'm featuring my top picks for kids Christmas gifts which are a little unusual and will ensure excitement and smiles on Christmas Day (even from the teenagers).
Gifts for Kids
Smiggle Kimmi Fringe Shoulder Bag
If you have a child at Primary school you know exactly how popular Smiggle is with the kids! Literally everything in the store is suitable for Christmas gifts! Having two girls I love this cute Kimmi shoulder bag which has a fun rainbow design and is big enough to carry the essentials (lip balm, Fingerling, Haribo) with a little strap. It even comes with it's own gift box so no wrapping required. Perfect. £22.00 from Smiggle
Chicco Detective Dog
This push toy has a fun secret! It's a treasure hunt! Get friends and family to hide bone then Detective Dog's special sensors and flashing light help you find it from up to 30 meters. The dog barks and plays melodies when the bone is found. Perfect for encouraging walking and exploring. £24.99 from Kiddies Kingdom
KidZania Annual Pass
Looking for a gift which lasts beyond Christmas? KidZania London’s Annual Pass is the perfect gift that allows for 12 months of unlimited fun at the indoor city run by kids. From piloting a plane to presenting their own radio show, KidZania's annual pass is a gift full of unique, fun, educational activities that allow kids to explore and live their dreams. Plus if kids are over the age of 8 they can be left on their own, so parents are free to shop at Westfield whilst their little ones conquer the world. A gift for parents also, you could say! The annual pass costs £129 and includes 12 months unlimited entry for 1 child, 5 free adult tickets, Fast track entry plus discounts on selected food, parties and merchandise. Buy online at kidzania.co.uk
Little Live Pets Wrapples
These cute wearable pets are set to be the next kids craze! Simply flip and snap the slap band around your wrist and take your pet everywhere with you. With over 50 interactive sounds, light up emotive eyes, talking and singing the fun is endless. Plus Wrapples interact with each other for even more excitement! Currently £23.99 from Amazon (prices subject to change).
My First Wonder Box Subscription
First Wonder Box is the perfect mix of learning and fun making it the ideal Christmas gift for curious 4 to 8-year-olds. Each box is themed and includes a toy, 20 page puzzle and fact book and lots of exciting activities. The box itself transforms into a game or craft too! There's a different theme every fortnight and delivered directly to the child, they can go on an adventure without leaving home. Gift subscriptions are available from 4 boxes (£24.99) up to 10 boxes (£55.99). Buy online at firstwonderbox.co.uk/gift
Gifts for Teenagers
Sphero Mini App-Enabled Robotic Ball
If you want to buy a gift which is fun but also improves coordination, concentration and cognition and gets teenagers away from the TV and gaming devices then look no further! Pindaloo is a great family game which is impossible to put down! Learn the first step then move onto a range of tricks from beginners to advanced and even create your own. £9.99 from mypindaloo.co.uk
Impulse Go Get Glitter Limited Edition Body Mists
The biggest trends of 2018 must be glitter, mermaids, unicorns and candy - which have all inspired Impulse to launch a range of Limited Edition Body Mists. Perfect as Christmas stocking fillers, these little sugar coated bottles of body paradise are available in Coconut Spritz + Glitter bomb and Melted Candy + Unicorn dust fragrances and are available exclusively from Superdrug priced £6 each.
Why gift things when you can gift memories? Get the big kids outdoors zipping through the tree tops, whizzing along the forest floor and bouncing on super springy bounce net. At Go Ape there’s adventures galore. With 33 locations to choose from in the UK, there is sure to be a location nearby for a memorable experience. Vouchers are available as full experiences or a gift amount from just £10 at goape.co.uk
One World Futbol
Image a football which never needs to be pumped up... Oh yes, it really does exist! One World Futbol is the unpoppable, ultra-durable football which never goes flat. Plus 5% from every purchase supports play projects for organisations working with children in disadvantaged communities - so your gift is giving that bit extra. Available in 2 sizes, £35 from Amazon
Some of the products in this gift guide above were gifted for review purposes but all thoughts are my own
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.