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Christmas Gift Guide for Kids!

Christmas Gift Guide for Kids 2019 – here are some fabulous suggestions for what to get the kids this Christmas!

Blopens Rainbow

Kids love blopens as they can easily create fantastic pictures with amazing airbrush effects! You can combine 3 colours into one Blopens tool to create rainbow-coloured drawings.

Blopens can be found online at Amazon and all good toy retailers.

BoomTrix – Xtreme Trampoline Action

Defy gravity with BoomTrix and let the metal balls go from one trampoline to another. The bigger the challenge, the bigger the boom! Use your creativity and set up a track with towers, power action trampolines and a finish. Make an awesome video with your smartphone and share your track with #BoomtrixChallenge.

BoomTrix can be found online at Amazon and all good toy retailers.

JD Bug Junior Kids Foldable Scooter

The JD Bug Junior Kids MS100 Reflex Blue Original Street Foldable Scooter is considered the safest, lightweight and most popular kids foldable scooter in the UK, with an extra safe folding mechanism.   The JD Bug Junior Street MS100 is perfect for smaller kids, aged four and above who want to keep up with their siblings who are already scooting around on the JD Bug Original Street MS130B.

Buy the JD Bug Junior Kids Foldable Scooter for £34.95

On The Map – Geography Boardgame

We should all know our way around the world! But global locations can be hard to learn from worksheets. If your child prefers learning in a more visual and kinesthetic (doing) way, then using this board game will inject fun into learning coupled with effective information retrieval practice for improved memory recall.

Now endorsed by the ISEB, ‘On The Map’ will help your child learn the essential global locations required for Common Entrance and KS3 geography in a fun way. But exams aside, this is a fun way to make sure your child has some basic global knowledge.

The game uses questions specific to the syllabus, designed to help you visualise the world map and brush up your Geographical knowledge. You can also use the Question Cards for a Quick Fire Quiz – see who can answer the most in 60 seconds!

Buy here for RRP: £29.98

The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game

Families can enjoy a ‘day at the races’ when playing this devious family board game. Just as in a real race meeting, players race their horses around the board to win at all costs. Be devious, bet your own horse or someone else’s but don’t tell anyone who you’ve bet on. For 2 to 6 players or teams and ages 12 to adult.

The object of the Really Nasty Horse Racing Game is to win the most money at the race meeting by getting your horse placed first, second or third in a race or by placing bets on winning horses. There is also a set of mischief cards to help you create havoc with the other horses and riders in the race.

Available to buy from: Amazon, RRP £22

 

Which Way? Game

The Which Way? Coding Board Game is a new and exciting strategy game for 4-8 year olds. Children will love learning key coding skills with the whole family, friends and class mates!

Who can help Messy (from CBeebies TV show, Messy Goes to OKIDO) to visit all his friends across the map first?

Available from Amazon or Learn with Ojo.

Personalised Letterpress Christmas Sack with Ticking Trim

The hugely popular “Letterpress” hessian (also know as burlap or jute) Christmas sack is suitable for all ages and will give you and your children years of enjoyment.  Designed and printed by Harrow & Green in our studio in London, the sack is large enough to cater for even the most generous amount of Christmas presents as it measures a spacious 80cm x 50cm, and is finished with a high quality grosgrain ribbon and name label.

Buy these lovely Christmas sacks for £27.

Pindaloo

Pindaloo is the new toy craze to help improve your hand-eye coordination while having some fun. If you fancy some good old electronic-free fun, try it out! Perfect for anyone from kids to adults as it’s so easy to understand and super addictive once you land your first loop. Join in the endless fun and start learning some tricks. Order your Pindaloo toy today!

Buy Pindaloo for £9.99.

Flamingo Bay Backpack from Rex London

This Flamingo Bay cotton backpack is a bold and fun accessory, ideal for stashing a laptop for your daily commute or all your essentials for a weekend away.  Features a padded back and straps, plus a secure inside pocket.  Bag measures: 10.5cm depth, 41cm height, 31cm width

Buy the Flamingo Bay Backpack from Rex London for £19.95.

BIC Gel-ocity pens

Leading stationery manufacturer BIC has launched a range of Gel-ocity® Quick Dry Gel pens – the perfect writing instrument for fast thinkers. Ideal for note-taking, doodling and more. The BIC® Gel-ocity® pen offers a new way to experience writing. Due to its ultra-fast drying ink, the gel pen glides smoothly across the page avoiding those irritating smudges, drips and leaks.

BIC Gelocity Quick Dry Gel Pens are available in most major retailers in a variety of pack sizes.

Interaction Party Game

Are you ready for interactive party fun for the whole family and friends? Interaction combines the social interaction of board games with the multimedia power of an app.   The innovative app automatically adjusts the thousands of questions and tasks to the age and location – perfect for any age as a birthday present, Christmas present, confirmation gift or back-to-school gift.

Available from Amazon.

Hape Discovery Scientific Workbench

Get started on the road to becoming a scientist with this cool inventor’s workbench containing over 10 different experiments! As children aged four and over complete each experiment, they will produce a fun new machine to teach them about science.

Buy Hape Discovery Scientific Workbench for £72

Pusheen Desk Block

These desk calendars feature a rip-off page for each day of the year with great imagery, quotes, and trivia for popular brands including Doctor Who, Disney, Friends, Harry Potter, Marvel, Pokémon, Star Wars and The Simpsons. These can either be laid flat or freestanding. 

Available from retailers such as John Lewis, WH Smith, Calendar Club and Danilo.com.

 

Elf Pets®: An Arctic Fox Tradition

This is an all-new festive tale! Featuring children’s very own Arctic Fox Cub, and a beautifully illustrated storybook telling the magical story of Santa’s Christmas Eve journey, and how it occurs all one night thanks to an Arctic Fox that sets polar lights aglow – pausing time and protecting his sleigh!  The box set includes: a beautifully illustrated storybook, an adorable Arctic Fox cub with special snow within a snow globe, and an official adoption certificate. 

Elf Pets®: An Arctic Fox Tradition is available at all good retailers (£19.95 RRP).

So Slime DIY Slimelicious Station

The new Slimelicious range brings scented slime to So Slime DIY, the original no mess, no glue,  no fuss, just add water slime. Make your own fantastic scented slime creations with the Slimelicious Station by just adding water to the powders and then shaking! You can even add decorations! Make 16 different slimes.

Buy So Slime DIY Slimelicious Station for £19.99

ASHAWAY AM-200 STARTER BADMINTON SET

The Ashaway Starter set is an affordable and easy way to get into badminton. Includes 2 durable steel-framed rackets and 1 nylon shuttlecock, allowing you to get straight on court and let the fun begin.

Buy the Starter Badminton Set for £20.

#Snapstar Girls

The #SNAPSTAR girls are a trend setting squad of six social media influencers, each with a distinct personality and a unique sense of style. Children can chose from Lola, Aspen, Dawn, Yuki, Echo and Izzy and immerse themselves in the exciting worlds of fashion, beauty, music, travel, photography and design. Each doll comes complete with a full outfit, accessories, removable hairstyle, green screen and stand. Tweens can turn their doll into a social media star by taking a photo and using the free #SNAPSTAR app to customise the background, hairstyle, make up and more.

 

Haribo Advent Calendar

  • Start your Christmas countdown with HARIBO and 24 windows that are hiding a merry mix of little treats
  • Themed, fun and perfect for those looking for an alternative to the traditional chocolate calendar
  • This tasty advent calendar brings together HARIBO favourites from across the world with Tropifrutti, Goldbears and MAOAM
  • Includes seasonal mini bags and themed jellies!
  • Look out for Santa’s boot, a red hatted reindeer and gold star topped Christmas tree!

Just £6.99 on Amazon.

 

 

Smiggle Advent Calendar

Your favourite Advent calendar is back for 2019 with our best countdown to Christmas yet! Smiggle Advent Calendar 2019 has 25 days of limited edition Smiggle stationery surprises including 8 items exclusive to the calendar.

Plus – Find 1 of 30 lucky tickets inside and win a HUGE Smiggle shopping spree!

Calendar size: 42cm x 42cm x 4.5cm. Suitable for ages 6+.

Buy the Smiggle Advent Calendar for £28

 

The Amazing Mystery Box – Thomas and Friends

 Choose a mystery box from lots of different themes.  We chose Thomas and Friends.  From the website: ‘We like to think that a major attraction of our boxes is the inclusion of a high quality official licensed t shirt or other piece of apparel which will be related to the theme of the box you select, so for example Mystery Box 1 might include a Marvel, Star Wars or Doctor Who shirt.’

Check out the full range of mystery boxes here.

Give your Favourite DVDs

The Grinch – for their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch. 

The Dreamworks Ultimate Holiday Collection –  includes over 4 hours of content: Trolls Holiday, Shrek the Halls, Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular, Merry Madagascar, Penguins of Madagascar in a Christmas Caper, Dragons Holiday: Gift of the Night Fury, Kung Fu Panda Holiday, Home for the Holidays, Rise of the Guardians + 51 minutes of bonus content.

Buy The Grinch and The Dreamworks Ultimate Holiday collection from Amazon.

Hape Dominoes Tour: Large Hammer

Fabulous dominoes set them up, knock them down game.  Hape finishes are all non-toxic, child safe, and of the highest quality

Buy Hape Dominoes from Amazon and all good toy retailers.

Sequence

With a little strategy and a little luck, you can be a Sequence winner! The classic & addictive game to challenge your family and friends. Check your cards and place your chips, then you have 5 in a row, that’s a Sequence! 2-12 players, age 7+. No batteries required.

Sequence can be found online at Amazon and all good toy retailers.

 

We were sent the above items for inclusion in this guide.

 

Have a look at this other great gift guide from Family Budgeting.

 

 

 

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