Whether it’s your babies first Christmas or you are have over excited toddlers or pre-schoolers to buy for, we have rounded up our Top Ten Christmas Gifts for children aged 0 – 4 years and oh my how we all cooe’d and sighed in the office making our selection.
We are sure these items will give the receiver and the giver equal amounts of pleasure. Feeling broody? Us? Never!!! oh! well, maybe just a little bit.
Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy
Feed him when he’s hungry and lay him down when he’s sleepy and watch him breathe. An adorable puppy that will respond to being petted and looked after. Your little one will love being loved back by this little furball. Comes with an adoption certificate and collar. 35 sounds and 6 play modes this is a fabulous surprise for any animal loving child.
(£49.99, www.argos.co.uk, @LittleLivePets)
Minjal 4 Wheel Drive – My First Ride On
Awesome first ride on toy for babies and toddlers. Can spin 360 degrees and also used as a push along walking aide as soon as baby has started to balance on two little legs. Ergonomically designed to ensure maximum comfort, fun and activity, this colourful ride-on has safety stoppers and comes in 4 funky colours.
(£29.99, www.minjal.co.uk, @minjaltoys)
LeapFrog Read With Me (Scout)
What a fabulous way to introduce reading to a little one. An interactive dog that comes with 5 books to choose from and asks questions as he reads along which helps to deepen the child’s comprehension and vocabulary whilst having fun along the way.
Scout just loves to be petted and he responds to the touch, just press a button on his collar and he will start reading, to turn the page, give Scout a little pat on the head. When it’s sleepy time you can change mode for lullabies and relaxing bedtime stories. The perfect reading companion.
(From £21.00, www.amazon.co.uk, @Leapfrog_UK)
Bobux Blaze Hi Shark Hawaiian Ocean
Oh so clever, SO CLEVER! These incredible and trendy shoes are designed so the little munchkin can tell their left foot from their right by having the sharks facing each other on the inside of the foot! The design on the shoes is water resistant making splashing around during Winter even more fun. Super flexible sole which grips well and made from scuff resistant material on the toe cap keeping these wicked, sharky shoes as perfect for longer. Bobux are all in-line with foot health best practice and come in blue!
(£45.00, www.bobux.co.uk, @bobux)
Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike
A simple and elegant design and built for performance and with two seat posts this bike will fit children from 18month upwards to 5 years. Without the custom grips and other frills this is an excellent value bike given it’s sturdiness, quality and sleek design. The bike comes in seven colours and the saddle is narrower than most children’s bikes to enable the bike to support those tiny hips whilst offering maximum comfort. The clever foam tires don’t need air so will never go flat – no meltdowns this side of Christmas then!
A wonderful gift for any toddler or pre-schooler who is ready to take their first forage into riding on two wheels. Weeeeeeeeeeee! and move up to a more sophisticated ride as they grow.
(£88.00, www.striderbike.co.uk, @StriderUK)
Slumber Whale by Infantino
Calming snuggly whale that lights up and plays calming nature sounds and melodies to help your little one drift off to sleep. The lights change colour and there are a variety of sounds with volume adjustment. The Sail Away Slumber Pal Whale is so relaxing and it’s made of soft material for extra cuddliness. The perfect gift for babies and toddlers.
(£29.99, toysrus.co.uk, @infantino)
MINOTI Mix Wool Pea Coat
The perfect Winter coat for little men aged 6 months – 3 years. Adorable navy wool coat that adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Double breasted with a lined hood is sure to keep that the wearer extra snuggly and warm. Available in navy only. The perfect baby & toddler Winter wardrobe essential.
(£30.00, minoti.com, @MinotiUK)
SmartMax Magnetic Discovery
No need to worry about magnets with this smart construction set. The magnets are safe and the set helps little ones to apply logical thinking, improve their hand-eye co-ordination, improve their counting skills and unleash their creativity. A brilliant way to help any young child build their motor skills and there are no limits to the fabulous variety of things that can be built.
(£44.99, amazon.co.uk, @SmartMaxUK)
Lego Duplo Jungle Set
Another fabulous Lego playtime set for children aged 2 – 5 years old. Let them go wild in the jungle as they use their imagination. The set comes with a range of animals and even a crocodile. Also comes with a propeller plane, ready to swoop down from the treetops to rescue father and son from the mischeivous monkey.
(£39.99, amazon.co.uk @LEGO_Group)
This gorgeous WheelyBug Ride-on is sure to delight. The cover is super soft and can be wiped clean which means they can even be cuddled. The WheelyBug allows the little rider to scoot about in any direction, even in circles. A great ride-on to help develop and fine tune motor skills and build confidence. Perfect gift for baby’s first Christmas.
For every mouse WheelyBug sold between 1st October and December 31st, Hippychick will be donating £1.00 to the People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES).
(£59.99, HippyChick.com, @hippychick_com)