The Perfect Christmas Gift Guide For 5 – 11 Year Olds
We have had SO much fun testing out all of the products and it certainly feels like Christmas every day for us in the office. We have selected a fabulous range of gifts for children of Brooksfield School age to feature in our Christmas Gift Guide 2016. We also found the best site where you will be able to get all the information you need to help your kids do their assignments once school starts, check acidadedosbarrios.org for further info.
Every year we get so over awed by all of the amazing products on the market. We don’t think any child will be disappointed with the fabulous selection on our Top Ten list below. All prices are correct at time of publication.
Stoopido by Drumond Park
Hey Stoopido! What a fun, fun game of silly faces. Roll the dice and see what comes up for you to choose, there’s noses, ears and hats to choose from that you add to another players set of glasses. The player without a full Stoopido face is crowned the winner. Lots of laughs as family members look more and more silly.
(£17.99, drumondpark.com, @drumondpark)
VEX Robotics Robotic Arm by HEXBUG
An incredible STEM based construction kit comprising of over 350 pieces. Hand powered with gears and can rotate 360 degrees. An excellent activity for parent and child to do together and the kit can also be used to make a Scorpion or a Chopper. A challenging build for anyone into robots. The robot arm has four points of motion and will delight the maker by being able to lift objects and open and close its claws.
(£40.00, hexbug.com, @hexbug)
V-Tech Kidi Super Star
The perfect present for the little performer in the family. Comes with an ingenious ‘Magic Button’ that softens the main vocals of external music tracks played so children can sing along to their favourite tracks. Also has disco lights!
There are 8 songs built into the machine that can be used as backing tracks, the words to the songs are included in a handy booklet. Lots and lots of cool features like changing the way your voice sounds and games to play. We thought this would offer a wonderful entry level gift into the world of Karaoke.
Lego Juniors Friend Ice Cream Truck
Really cool (excuse the pun) ice cream truck, extremely cute accessories like the dog and the little ice creams and lollies etc. Girls of any age will enjoy building this Lego set and will have ice creams on their mind for days to come afterwards. Lego never fails to excite children of all ages and adults too.
(£14.00, amazon.co.uk, @LEGO_Group)
Matching Shoes & Bag by thesparkleclub.com
These are the most ridiculously gorgeous and glitzy shoes that we have come across in a while. Not only are they fabulously sparkly but they have a matching bag too. The shoes are blue satin and have an adjustable strap with a shimmering flower on the side. The perfect party shoe that will have any girl squealing with delight.
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(£21.50, thesparkleclub.co.uk, @SparkleClubUK)
Stikbots Zanimation Studio
A creative and thought provoking gift for any budding film director. Help shape your child’s imagination with the Stikbots Zanimation Studio. Each film has built in sound, effects and backgrounds that you pose your Stikbots on to create a short film (Stikbots will stick to any flat surface so posting them atop a Brussel sprout on Christmas day may be a challenge0. A really imaginative gift that brings play and digital together. Films can be shared via social media.
(£19.99, brainstormltd.co.uk, @stikbot)
Pickin’ Chickens by Drumond Park
Really cute and fun game from Drumond Park where each player has to protect their different coloured chickens from Mr Fox. As each player spins the green pasture and selects a chicken coup where they have to pick the best chicken coop design plans, whoever is holding the Farmer card will be immune from Mr Fox as he pops up from his tree trunk den. Such a fun and interactive game the kids will love. Another brilliant family game from Drumond Park.
(£19.99, drumondpark.com, @drumondpark)
Racing RC Off-Road Buggy
Awesome off-road race buggy that is perfect for a bit of rough-and-tumble in the great outdoors. Comes with off-road tires and is pretty nifty if we do say so ourselves. Comes with a pistol-grip controller and rechargeable batteries. Can reach speeds of up to 13km per hour and has great suspension structure and quick response steering.
(£26.24, autosessive.com, @autosessive)
Bright Light™ Pillow Beatz Flashing Princess Crown
Get ready for your little princess to jump with glee as this pillow is not only ridiculously snuggly and soft but it illuminates to create a beautiful light show. Simple to touch on and off and automatically switches off after 15 minutes if your child falls asleep. A perfect cushion for travelling, sleepovers or just to keep a gentle soft light at nightime if your child is afraid of the dark.
(£15.96, amazon.co.uk, @recreationtoys)
The Inhuman Squishy Zombie by Smart Lab Toys
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Brilliant graphic novel and zombie figure with removable limbs, flesh and guts. Encourages the reader to solve the mystery of what caused the zombie outbreak. A great way to bring a story to life with an action figure and some imagination. Interactive and sure to be a hit with zombie lovers everywhere. Extremely squishy parts so be warned, not for the faint hearted!
(£14.86, amazon.co.uk, @smartlabtoys)
Watch this space as we have more recommendations of products we love…
Award-winning Yoropen from Pen Heaven
Making writing easier is the aim of the ergonomic Yoropen. A clever design with a kink at the base of its neck (to act as a finger support), the ambidextrous Yoropen alleviates writing strain, whilst allowing the writer to clearly see each word as it appears on the page thanks to the unique 21° angled head. A perfect learning tool for children who find holding a traditional pen awkward or painful.
(From £3, http://www.penheaven.co.uk, @)