Christmas gift ideas for children

A collection of adorable gifts, perfect for that special toddler or precocious young person.

Hand-painted Nutcracker Decoration

These hand painted Nutcracker decorations are guaranteed to add plenty of cheer to a Christmas tree.

£20 from The Dartmoor Artist


Defender Jumper

Start them on the Landrover Defender hype from a young age with this cute little jumper made from 100% Shetland wool.

£89 from Campbell’s of Beauly 


Dinosaur Baking Kit

Dinosaur enthusiasts of any age will enjoy this bake kit which comes complete with a gingerbread mix, cutters, stamps and icing. Each kit makes 15 dino-mite biscuits. (Sorry — couldn’t resist).

£19.99 from Craft and Crumb


Personalised Garden Tools

A great way to get little ones out in the garden and learning the basics. The additional personalised details will no doubt be a big hit, too.

£24.99 from PomPom


Harry Potter Gryffindor Pin

 

‘You might belong in Gryffindor, where dwell the brave at heart, their daring, nerve and chivalry set Gryffindors apart!’

£9.99 from Fanattik


Play Dough Kit

This digger construction play dough kit has everything a young boy (or girl) could dream of — something squishy, trucks, and rocks. Genius.

£25 from Knead a Story


Glitter Fabric Star Crown

 

A fabulous gold glitter star crown that you can ‘borrow’ from your children once they’ve inevitably had enough of it, to add a bit more sparkle to your Christmas parties.

£18 from Meri Meri


Fox Cape

The cutest fancy dress faux-fur fox cape, (say that five times fast) complete with 3D ears and whiskers, a fluffy tail and two ‘paw’ pockets to keep mitts warm.

£47 from Boden


Welly Liners

The National Trust has collaborated with Frugi, creating a collection inspired by ’50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4′. These 100% recycled polyester welly liners featuring fold over cuffs are perfect for keeping little feet warm on big adventures.

£12.50 from Frugi and National Trust


Wooden Ice Lolly Shop

There may be an element of disappointment when children first realise that these aren’t in fact real lollies — but they’ll certainly last a whole lot longer — and are far less sticky than the real deal.

£20 (personalisation +£8) from Not Another Bill


Personalised Helmet

Let your little ones ride their scooters like they’re competing in the MotoGP with this personalised and practical safety helmet. Other names available.

£43 from My 1st Years


Jingles Boot Slipper

The sweetest slippers in an ultra soft velour with 3D reindeer features to really help get into the Christmas spirit. Adult sizes unfortunately unavailable.

£24 from The White Company


Children’s Apron

An ‘out of this world’ unisex cooking or craft apron that if fully adjustable and water resistant. Add a gold personalised initial and they’ll be helping prep the roast potatoes in no time.

£19 (+£3 personalisation) from Katie Cardew


Terry The Tiger Friend In A Tin

Terry

An adorable present for the tot in your life – Terry even comes in his own easy storage container so there will be one less toy to trip over on the floor.

Terry The Tiger Friend In A Tin, £9.95 – click here to buy.


Wooden siege tower

Complete with catapult and battering ram, this siege tower is just the thing to play knights for those still a little too young for Game of Thrones.

Priced at £35, Historic Royal Palaces — click here to buy.


Mice cigar box

Forget Game of Thrones – you’ll give your niece’s/nephew’s parents a heart attack before they open up this box to find two adorable mice instead of some of Havana’s finest. These Mum and Dad mice come with a bed made from a Havana cigar box, plus padded pillows, mattress & blanket.

Priced at £44, Hurn & Hurn — click here to buy.


McLaren P1 Ride-On

Officially licensed by McLaren, this electric ride feels almost like the real deal – especially the gullwing doors.

Essentially you’ll be giving your kid a better car than you have, but hey ho. It’s Christmas.

Priced at £329.99, John Lewis — click here to buy.


Jingles robe

Made of super-soft, fast-drying cotton, this robe comes complete with Rudolph antlers and red nose for a festive touch – but it’ll be adorable year-round.

Priced at £32, The White Company — click here to buy.


ABC Alphabet chest of drawers

Funky Childrens ABC Alphabet Chest

A colourful way to organise clothes for little ones – and a present for your home along the way.

Priced at £1,350, Lesser-Spotted Furniture — click here to buy.


Cuddleroar towel

Made with fluffy, sustainable bamboo, this dinosaur-inspired towel makes bath time fun.

Priced at £29.99, Cuddledry — click here to buy.


Jigsaw base plate and ears

This wooden base plates fits three different pairs of woodland animal ears, so your child can dine in the company of a bear, a fox or a rabbit.

Priced at £30 for the plate, £17.50 for the ears, The Wood Life Project — click here to buy.


My weather station

This interactive toy is a fun way to learn about the weather – a present and a lesson, all in one!

Priced at £38.40, Moon Picnic at Liberty — click here to buy.


Elicia Romper

With its hand-smocked bust, frilled sleeves and classic check pattern, this organic cotton romper will ensure your child is both elegant and comfortable – you can chuck it in the

Priced at £49, La Coqueta — click here to buy.


Peppa Pig blue wellies

Oh, go on. You know you want to.

Priced at £40, Hunter — click here to buy.


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