Christmas Gift Guide for Children and Teens
DISCLAIMER: Items in this guide have been provided in exchange for inclusion in the guide. I have selected the items accordingly.
This year I have decided to do a Christmas Gift Guide for all children as so many gifts are suitable for boys and girls of all ages. Without further ado let’s see what we have selected for this year’s guide.
Dantoy Bio Stacking Cups
Dantoy’s “I’m Green” is a brand new range of bioplastic toys that have been made with 90% sugarcane which is a sustainable raw material. Their bioplastic is 100% recyclable.
Being market leaders in bioplastics their manufacturing process reduces carbon emissions by cultivating the sugarcane on controlled, pesticide-free plantations in central and southern Brazil more than 2,500 km from the Amazon region.
Stacking toys have long been a favourite with young children, developing their motor skills, recognising shapes and colours and determining size. These make the perfect eco-conscious gift for a little one.
RRP £20 from Amazon
In The Book Personalised Books
Earlier this year I told you about the personalised Marvel Book which Ollie received. As you would expect, Marvel isn’t the only genre available, there are books available in all genres for boys, girls, teens and even adults. Select books according to the time of year, their favourite characters or TV shows from Disney’s Frozen, Winnie the Pooh, Cars and more Disney favourites to Paw Patrol and Peter Rabbit.
You can choose education, puzzle books, nursery rhymes or you could even build your own character. The possibilities are endless with IntheBook.com.
Ollie’s book was not only personalised with his name and a personal message but we were even able to put a photograph of him in the book which has made it a book which he treasures above all others.
I’m a Genius Habitats and Ecosystems
I’m a Genius Habitats and Ecosystems kit from ToysandBears.com is aimed at children aged 7-12 years old who have a curious mind and want to know how things work and evolve. The kit contains everything you need to grow different forms of plant and animal life.
By creating your very own ecosystem you can observe life cycles and how plants grow and interact with each other in their natural habitat. The kit comes with a book explaining how to set up your ecosystem and things to look out for.
- Spherical ecosystem
- Peat Moss
- Half sphere covers
- Instruction booklet
Other science kits are available including chemistry, volcanology, flying science, bouncing balls, crystals and more.
Pokemon Trivia Trainer
The Pokemon Trivia Trainer game is for serious Pokemon fans who want to test their knowledge. With over 1000 questions, you and your friends will be Pokemon experts in no time at all. It can be played in a single-player mode where you can aim to beat your top score or play against friends to see how is the ultimate Pokemon Trainer champion.
This is the perfect game for travel as it contains no small parts which can be lost. The Pokemon Trivia Trainer would fit easily into a backpack and is lightweight too.
To play just select which Pokemon character you want to represent, choose from Pikachu, Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Charmander. Next, listen to the Gamemasters questions and be the first to answer to score the most points.
Who Dunnit? Mystery at the Museum
Who Dunnit? Mystery at the Museum is a game for 2-4 players aged 7+ years to use their skills of deduction to work out what, where and how the crime at the museum was committed.
This is a great game for family games nights and teaches children how to ask the right questions and use analytical thinking to get to the bottom of things. Who Dunnit? takes ‘Guess Who’ to the next level. Use the whiteboard markers to mark your findings and a roll of the die to help you get ahead of your opponents.
Our guys played this game for nearly 2 hours they enjoyed it so much, taking it in turns to make up different teams and see which combination made the best detectives.
RRP £19.99 currently on sale at £13.33 on Amazon
DesignNest MagnetCubes Rollercoaster Marble Run
Endless hours of fun await you with the MagnetCubes rollercoaster marble run. The cubes all hold together using magnets, no glue or connectors are necessary. Build your structure using the 64 magnetic cubes and insert the rollercoaster sections to create your own rollercoaster marble run. Who can build the most daring structure and get their ball from one end of the rollercoaster to the other?
Learn as you build taller structures to make the ball roll faster. This kit is aimed at children aged 8+ years with a thirst for knowledge and a construction mindset. This will develop problem-solving skills and challenge their thinking.
- 64 MagnetCubes
- 32 Clip
- 4 U-turns
- 10 Straights
- 10 Quarter turns
- 4 Downs
- 3 Marbles
Jewellery Tattoos – Classic
Give children the ability to express themselves in a safe and temporary manner with these Moroccan-inspired, geometric, chain-effect and modern Jewellery Tattoos from BuzzRetail.
We buy packs of these every Summer ahead of our festivals, parties and short breaks, they never fail to raise a smile and I love seeing how creative the children are with their tattoo choices. The tattoos are non-toxic, waterproof and last anywhere from 2 days to three weeks dependent upon your activities and skincare routines. To remove simply wipe them away with cotton wool and baby oil.
This set contains over 100 tattoo designs.
Wall Racer Remote Control Car
Open up your playground to include walls and ceilings with this high performance,gravity-defying remote control car which can change from wall to floor driving at the flick of a switch. It is designed for children aged 8+ years. The car charges directly from the remote control and works on a tri-band frequency which means you can race up to 3 cars at once.
The Wall Racer remote control car has two bright LED headlights for night-time driving to add to the fun and is available in three different colours: red, blue and black.
Crisp Switch Mini 2020 Complete Stunt Scooter
The Crisp Switch Mini Complete Stunt Scooter features a 4.5″ wide deck great. This is ideal for those who want to take their scooting to the next level and need that extra space to pull off the tricks. Thanks to the HIC compression the Switch offers a solid and reliable build that will give you the confidence to try.
The black scooter stands out with the blue highlights and multi-coloured clamp and front fork.
Crisp Scooters are an Australian brand that began in 2011. They have a strong reputation for high-end, good quality complete stunt scooters. They have scooters available to suit all abilities from beginner to professional, you’ll easily find a Crisp scooter to suit your needs.
- Total Scooter Height: 810mm
- Suggested Ages: 6-14 Years
- Bars Spins 360 Degrees for Tricks
- Total Scooter Weight: 3.4kgs
- Scooter Type: Fixed 1 piece Stunt Scooter that’s not foldable, with fixed handlebar size (can but cut down after purchase)
Create Your Own Calm Book
2020 has not been an easy year for most people and it has certainly had an impact on the mental health and wellbeing of children. From not being able to see their friends and family, attend their regular clubs, even having 6 months out of school, it’s been a tough one for sure.
Becky Goddard-Hill has written this amazing book called Create Your Own Calm to help children to become more emotionally resilient and provide them with the tools to help them make positive steps towards a calmer and happier mindset.
Lillie has been using this book for a few months now and the difference in her is evident, her confidence has increased, her outlook and the decisions she makes are heathier for herself. The book is packed with ideas of crafts and activities they can do alone or with friends and family.
RRP £9.99 currently £7.29 on Amazon
Curls 4 Girls Digital Straightening Brush
Curls 4 Girls is a child-friendly range of hair styling tools including this Digital Straightening Brush, Ceramic Straighteners, Clipless Curling Iron and the new Air Styler.
The Digital Straightening brush makes it quick and easy to straighten hair with the ceramic bristles which straighten the hair as it brushes. The heat is controlled digitally and can be adjusted to suit your hairs needs. This range is suitable for use on children or adults hair (if your child will let you borrow it of course).
Floately Luna Floating Moon Night Light
Luna is a magical floating night light that all the children will want this Christmas. From Floately, the makers of the Volta Light Bulb and Gravita, the levitating lamp which I have told you about previously, Luna is the must-have light for any child’s bedroom.
Using levitation technology Luna not only floats but can also spin above its base for truly magical light. You can create your own mood by changing the colour of the light. It uses energy-efficient LEDs and has a low power consumption.
RRP £222.83 currently on sale at £111.78
Lynx Leather & Cookies Trio & Speaker Gift Set
Let’s face it, teens can always benefit from spending a little longer in the shower so give them a reason to with this Lynx Collision Leather & Cookies trio gift set. It includes a Bluetooth shower speaker so they can sing along in the shower to their favourite tunes and come out smelling fresh.
The Lynx Collision range includes:
- Shower Gel
- Body Spray
- Bluetooth Shower Speaker
Lynx Leather & Cookies embraces the wild scent of leather and combines it with the delicious smell of freshly baked cookies, who can resist?
Sharp PS-919 Party Speaker
In our house, there is only one way to play music and that’s with the volume turned up. With the Sharp PS-919 party speaker you can get the party started wherever you may be, indoors/outdoors or on the move. With a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery offering 14 hours of playback you can party where you like.
Once the power has run out just plug into the mains and carry on whilst the battery recharges. The speaker is dust-proof and splash-proof, super lightweight at only 2.7kg, has an integrated carry handle and stands at 22cm tall. There is a circular LED light display on the front which can be set to different patterns according to your mood and music.
Connect to the speaker wirelessly with Bluetooth devices to play your favourite music. The 130W (max) total power output will not disappoint your partygoers but if you’re going for stereo why not pair with a second unit for true left and right channel stereo sound then press the 3D button to widen the sound-stage.
The Sharp PS-919 can also be connected to devices like your Amazon Echo using a 3.5mm aux-in connection for non-stop music via your chosen music provider.
The speaker is available in White or Black.
Bibetta Melon Lunch Bag
Bibetta neoprene lunch bags are soft, fun and naturally insulating helping to keep food and drinks at the right temperature. Parents will love how quick and easy they are to keep clean with machines or handwash.
The Melon lunch bag zips fully so that it can be opened out to lie flat and act as a placemat as well as a lunch bag. It is large enough to hold a standard lunch box, drinks bottle and snack. The zipper has a soft rubber tag which makes it easy to unzip too.
Alternatively, the Melon lunch bag can be used as a travel bag for carrying toys, activities or toiletries for holidays. It is a durable bag that will last for a very long time.
Size: 30cm x 19cm x 9cm
Jurassic World Evolution – Nintendo Switch Edition
If your children are as obsessed with Jurassic Park as mine are then Jurassic World Evolution from Frontier Developments is sure to be a big hit. Since downloading the Complete Edition to our Nintendo Switch a little over a week ago they have been busy creating their very own Jurassic World and filling it with all manner of Bioengineer dinosaurs. It’s early days but already this has become one of their go-to games.
In managing the park you will come up against dinosaurs who will think, feel and react to the world you have created for them. Be prepared for espionage, breakouts and even a tropical storm. In Jurassic World Evolution, anything can happen.
Plum Minions Trampoline (with sounds)
Get active, get moving and get jumping with the exclusive Minions® Trampoline. The fun and interactive trampoline feature an amazing design with everyone’s favourite Minions®.
It is specifically designed for young children, the 4.5ft Trampoline is a safe and secure way for children to start their jumping journey.
In trampoline is interactive, when a child bounces on the Minions® printed mat it activates one of the eight fun sounds those little ones will instantly recognise from their favourite movie.
Children can jump with confidence and the trampoline is surrounded by a safety net which helps children and parents relax, knowing they can jump in complete confidence.
The 4.5ft Minions® Trampoline with Sounds costs £119.99 from PlumPlay.co.uk
Gravita, the Levitating Lamp
Gravita is a real levitating lamp. Its bulb hangs in mid-air with no strings attached. How cool! But that’s not all it does. Gravita is also a wireless charging dock and a Bluetooth speaker. That means you can charge your phone just by setting it on the dock (no charger needed!), and you can pair Gravita to any device to listen to your music or watch videos.
Gravita is the best kind of gadget there is. It looks amazing, it’s useful, and it’s under £100! Well, it’s under £100 if you buy before the pre-order window closes. Don’t worry, there’s still time. And, they will ship by Christmas!
Luxury Alpaca Teddy
Alpaca Teddy produces handmade alpaca teddies and knitwear inspired by talented Peruvian artisans who express their culture and generations of tradition through the production of these beautiful alpaca garments. Fair working conditions and payment, plus seeking the highest quality garments underpin Alpaca Teddy.
The Alpaca Teddies are the softest teddies you will ever come across. Alpaca fur is lanolin-free which means they have hypoallergenic fur making them safe for your little ones. The fur hasn’t been bleached or dyed so it represents the natural colour of the alpaca.