There’s still time to snap up the best toys for the festive season
The most wonderful time of the year is once again upon us, and it’s especially wonderful for kids. From decorations and great food to family games and, of course, the presents, there’s nothing quite like being a child at Christmas time.
Of course, this year has been a bit different, and challenging for many of us, including our little ones. So if you want to make sure they have the standout Christmas they deserve, you need to invest in gifts they’ll love. Luckily, we’re here to help.
Here are five fantastic festive present ideas for your little ones.
A dream tent
For toddlers, this gift idea is as safe and comfortable as it is exciting. Any parent will know just how popular Peppa Pig is among young children, and the Peppa Pig Dream Tent Den is a fantastic way to give your child a fort of their own decorated with their favourite cartoon friend.
The tent itself features a comfy inflatable mattress, twinkly fairy lights, and can be easily packed away in its own carry case when it’s not being used. Seeing their own little hideaway all set up under the tree on Christmas morning is sure to put a smile on your child’s face.
A suitable tablet
Kids are increasingly being drawn to all things digital, and this can leave parents in a quandary about deciding the best time to introduce tablets, smartphones and other devices into their little ones’ lives. On the one hand, you don’t want to risk exposure to inappropriate content or accidental online purchases, but on the other, you don’t want them feeling left out.
Pebble Gear Mickey & Friends Kids’ tablet is a great solution. It comes pre-loaded with 500 games, learning apps and eBooks all designed for children, so they can safely browse to their heart’s content. There is no need for Wi-Fi, and the tablet comes with a range of cover options including Frozen and Toy Story.
Diamond painting kits
The best Christmas gifts are the ones that allow us to spend time with our little ones creating something beautiful, and this is exactly what custom diamond painting kits provide. These unique and beautiful kits shine in every meaning of the word, adding sparkle to both your Christmas and your home.
Kids can have fun following the instructions and creating a stunning picture, with the added bonus of a final result they can be proud of. They could even hang it pride of place on their bedroom wall.
As we get more and more digital, skills like coding are becoming increasingly valuable. Botley is a screen-free coding robot with a big personality, and introduces your child to the skill. Kids can programme their Botley with up to 150 steps, in six different directions, as well as helping him overcome obstacles, dance and even put on a light show.
A (fake) furry friend
Lots of children dream of having a pet of their very own, but not all parents are willing to introduce a puppy, kitten or other animal into the home just because it’s Christmas. Nuzzy Luvs are the next best thing. These interactive pets are as soft as they are adorable, and fit in the palm of your hand. They have smart emotional responses — letting their owners know if they’re happy, scared, tired or in need of attention — and there are lots of designs to choose from. As well as cats and dogs, your child could enjoy a pet monkey, giraffe or even a unicorn!