It’s that time of year again and we have hunted high and low for our top picks this year for all the family and with value for money at the forefront of our mind. We really love this time of year as we get to review so many fabulous products and put forward our favorites. We hope you enjoy this year’s guide and find something smashing amongst so many wonderful items.
This year our format is slightly different as we are adding products across the coming weeks as we continue to find gifts that we think will be a hit with families this Christmas. Be sure to check back regularly to see what other gems we have found.
1. KidiGear Walkie Talkies
£34.99 5 years +
A great gift for secret squirrels, these walkie talkies are a really great shape, easy to hold and boasts some features, from 2-player games, to sending messages and even sending funny voice changing effects.
What we really love is that they they have a secure digital connection that means messages can only be received by another KidIGear walkie talkie. With up to a 600ft range, your cheeky little munchkins will be able to tap into their adventurous spirit, either indoors or outdoors.
Click to see a selection of kids walkie talkies
2. Pandora Disney Moments Shimmering Minnie Bracelet
By Gift and Wrap
A really stunning bracelet from Pandora fit that girls big and small will adore. The clasp of the bracelet is the cutest Minnie Mouse head with a diamonte hair bow that girls will love.
The bracelet comes in a little Pandora box and pretty bag and is available in a variety of sizes from 16cm to 20cm. Made from sterling silver and is the perfect entry for the little girl in your life to start her Pandora journey.
Pandora is an iconic brand and girls will absolutely love opening this gift on Christmas day and we are sure it’ll be a treasured possession for years to come.
3. Clementoni Science Museum Action & Reaction
£29.99 8 years +
Design tracks, experiment with gravity and force by creating chain reaction play circuits. Packed with special pieces and accessories, the kit allows kids to personalise their chain and learn as they go.
Click to sets by Clementoni
4. Rizmo Interactive Evolving Toy
£39.99 6 years + (in the top 12 dream toys this year)
What a funny little thing Rizmo is, starting off as a fluffy egg that needs lots of cuddles and playing to help it evolve into a cheeky toddler, how fast this cosmic pet evolves all depends on how much interaction it has with it’s human parent. Once a fully formed pet it can sing, dance and comes with a number of games.
Kids will be head over heels for this furry pet this Christmas. With eyes that light up and a fluffly tail, each Rizmo has it’s own characteristics and musical style and comes in three colours, berry, snow and aqua.
5. Squishimals Squeeky Mouse Plush
£14.99 3 years +
Extremely squishy and squashy animals for kids to collect. Made from synthetic material and no squishy foam, these cute characters are even machine washable. With 6 to collect and are 32cm in size, so big enough for a huge squishy hug.
6. YummiKeys – Stainless Steel Teething Keys
We all know how much babies and toddlers love to jingle and chew on a set of keys, followed by a wail and tantrum when you have to take them away to open the door or car. Well, Yummikeys are a very clever idea as they are made from stainless steel and are not only cool on teething gums and come in three super cute animal shapes but you can trick your little one into thinking they have your set of keys due to the material and jingly sounds the metal makes when the clack together.
Yummikeys are a definitely a more hygienic and safer alternative to an adult set of keys, they are dishwasher safe, BPA, lead, cadmium and phthalate free. A truly fab present!
7. Puff Ball
£11.25 6 years +
By Drumond Park
Who is full of the most hot air in your family? this game requires a helluva lot of puff! With 57 pieces you can design and build your own unique tracks and is a two-person battle of breaths. They’ll be laughs all around as family and friends tire themselves out blowing the balls along the track and through the various obstacles.
8. KiiPix™ Smartphone Picture Printer
Don’t miss a single shot this Christmas, this portable instant picture printer will be a huge hit as it prints retro-style photos direct from camera roll or Instagram. Comes in three colours, cherry blossom, jet blue and black and the best things is absolutely no Wifi, app, batteries or cables are needed, ridiculously easy to use and portable for extra fun on the go.
9. Next2Moon Projector
£29.99 0 years +
A lovely projector that helps soothes during sleeptime by combining storytelling via a canopy that can attach to the cot. The 3-in-1 projector plays soft music, projects a colourful night sky onto the canopy or ceiling and can be used as a cot mobile. The Next2Moon projector can be converted into a nightstand when baby is wriggly enough to be able to get up on to their hands and knees. With up to 45 minutes of soothing classical musical or nature sounds, baby will be asleep in no time.
10. National Geographic Dig Kits
By National Geographic
An awesome selection of dig kits from National Geographic Kids, boys and girls will absolutely love being little archaeologists with these individual dig kits. Lots of kits to choose from, from sharks teeth, real gems, dinosaur fossils to real bugs, something to keep curious minds busy. Each kits comes with a set of tools and a magnifying glass, also includes a full-colour learning guide. Other kits available also.
11. So Slime DIY Slimelicious Station
Kids just love slime, that’s a fact and what a fun gift to give this Christmas. A colourful set of scented slime of bubblegum, popcorn and grape.
Really simple to use, just mix powder, colour water and scent and use one of the four shakers. Comes with mini straws, tools and stickers. Kit makes 16 slimes.
12. Bizzi Growin Star Cushion
By Bizzi Growin
This little metallic cushion is just so cute, made from shiny silver or gold, it makes the perfect accessory to any little boy or girls bedroom. Easy to wipe clean and designed in Great Britain. It really will add a touch of sparkle this Christmas and beyond. We would like our whole bed covered in these, so we can sleep amongst the stars.
13. Playmobil The Movie: Rex Dasher’s Porsche Mission E
Another smasher from Playmobil this Christmas with the stylish and ever so sleep remote controlled Porsche. The car features two front seat, rear lighting and some extra accessories and can even be paired with a smartphone or tablet for navigation. The perfect Spy car with iconic Porsche crest and ‘Mission E’ badges on the side. Use the remote to turn the lights on and off and whizz this little beast around. Kids will love helping secret agent, Rex Dasher look for Marla’s little brother Charlie and use their imagination as they delve into the crazy PLAYMOBIL® universe.
14. Madd Gear MGP Gangsta Series Corpo 7.75″ Skateboard
By Skates.co uk
Awesome skateboard in bright green with skull design. Perfect size for a beginner at 7.75″. The truck plate has the Madd Skull shape and the board comes with a page of eye-popping funky stickers and some board wax. For full skateboard spec check out skates.co.uk
15. Pit Pat Dog Activity Monitor
Even doggos can join in on the fitness tracker boom with the extremely cute PitPat activity monitor that attaches to the collar. All you need to do is download the app, feed the velcro through the monitor, attach to the collar (works with any collar size) and it’s time to play. Cleverly designed to show distance covered, calories burned and time of activity, you just need to fetch data from the app and press the paw button which will flash red. As it’s been designed with vets, it’s waterproof, durable and a great way to set some healthy goals. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop cheeky pups chewing holes in things but it does help to keep them fit and healthy and you can keep tabs on them when their human isn’t at home.
A great buy for any dog lover.
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16. Vaso Premium Glass Straws
Oh la la, we absolutely love these straws, they come in a handy cardboard case which contains 4 straws in 15cm and 23 cm and are crafted from German AR-GLASS which feature rounded corners and are shatterproof (handy when living in a house with kids). The straws are BPA, toxin and plastic and mineral oil free which means they deliver a pure taste. Easy to clean by popping in to the sink or dishwasher. These straws (also comes as single straw in a fancy schmancy bamboo case for £7.00) are a stylish and eco-friendly gift this Christmas.
17. CBD Infused Coffee
Beautifully smooth coffee, made from the world’s finest ingredients, fully traceable from seed to store. This coffee tastes really amazing and is free from harmful chemicals, artificial colourings, sweeteners or preservatives. 100% Arabica coffee and available in beans, medium ground or filter. It’s a great way to start your day and the coffee is fully compliant with all UK regulations and all products have passed Phytovista industry leading quality standards.
18. Apothic Red Wine
A deliciously smooth and intense red, boasting of vanilla, black cherry and mocha flavours and blended using four grape varieties. Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet and Sauvignon grapes make this red wine a true delight with chocolate, hearty beef Winter dishes and a mature cheddar.
Available at all major supermarkets
19. BESPOKE LONDON Fresh Citrus & Vetiver Eau de Parfum
Bursting with gorgeous scents that tantalise the nostrils, so many beautiful smells to uncover such as ginger, apple, black pepper, mandarin, lavender, sage with mossy, musky undertones, this is a truly delightful and heady mix that will leave any man who receives this gift smelling amazing. A good price point and can be worn day or night. Comes in 100ml.
Available at Superdrug.
20. Medeli DD60 Drum Machine
By Rimmer Music
Fantastic piece of kit for any budding drummer. Keep him entertained for hours with 50 rhythms and 20 coaching tracks to guide practice. Is super light-weight so is portable and has 4 flashing pads. This is sure to entertain for hours on end. May be an idea to pack a few sets of earplugs too. A brilliant gift for music lovers.
21. Odd Socks
By The Odd Co.
Funky trio pack of fine cotton socks that costs just £10.00 a month (single pair costs £8.00). No more hunting around for matching pairs with this fun and quirky idea of inspiring people to celebrate being different. Socks come in sizes 7-11 and come in envelope packaging that plops straight through the letterbox every 30 days. The Odd Sock company was launched in 2017 and all packaging is 100% recycled.
So many odd pairs to choose from, unisex so can jazz up any outfit.
22. Radiant Rose Light from Dr. Hauschka
By Dr. Hauschka
This wonderful set from natural skincare brand Dr. Hauschka smells absolutely delightful and will make a truly thoughtful gift. The set contains, Rose Day Cream Light (30ml), Soothing Cleansing Milk (30ml) and a Facial Toner (30ml) for a 3-step cleansing routine that will hydrate, harmonise and soothe. The Rose scent is gentle and calming and is a real mood lifter. Comes in a beautifully branded box.
23. Tiny Polar Bear Necklace by Jana Reinhardt
By Jana Reinhardt
A beautiful and timeless necklace featuring a tiny sterling silver silver polar bear. You can choose from silver, solid gold, platinum, yellow and rose gold. Comes with a 1.2mm trace chain in sizes 16/18 or 20/22 cm. It really is a stunning piece and can also be engraved with 3 letters. There is a selection of animals to choose from and all are handmade in a workshop in Worthing. Incredible pieces of jewelry for animal lovers all lovingly made in the UK.
24. Jelly Belly Donut Shoppe Mix
We love Jelly Belly’s and this Donut Shoppe mix will be a hit for anyone, big or small in their stocking this Christmas. Comes in a super cute tin filled with donut flavours, glazed, chocolate glazed, apple filled, strawberry iced and blueberry cake and others.
25. Slurpees Snot Suckers
£4.99 3 years +
Icky snot suckers, come in four characters and are really gross, kids will love squishing our the slime and watching them suck it back up again. Once full, just a squeeze will spew the slime all out again. So gross!
Available at The Entertainer, Argos, Smyths and Toymaster and Amazon.
26. Nutella Festive Trio Pack
Good old Nutella, what a perfect stocking filler, a cute pack containing a reindeer, a penguin and a snowman. Each pack contains two 15g servings of nutty chocolate spread and are available at Sainsburys, Tescos and Debenhams. A cheap stocking filler that kids will love on Christmas morning.