Best Gifts for Kids


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Make Christmas magical for the younger members of the family with these gorgeous gifts…

Wooden bus toy

Wooden Double Decker Bus
£75, bestyear.co.uk
Sturdy enough for little hands to play with, the 23 passengers included can be taken on and off the bus. Fair trade, suitable for children aged 3 years and over. Dimensions: 38cm x 13.5cm x 23cm.


Llama knitted toys

Llama Knitted Soft Toys
£17.50 (large) and £4.99 (small), bestyears.co.uk
Suitable from birth, washable


Balance bike

Lightweight Balance Bike, Sapphire Blue
£59.95, reduced to £39.95 for a limited time, micro-scooters.co.uk
Suitable for 2-5 years, max ride weight 20kg. The perfect way to help build their balance and coordination skills.


Police car set

Remote Control Police Car Kit
£40, Science Museum Shop in-store or online, shop.sciencemuseum.org.uk/
Build two working police car models, which can be driven via remote controls. Kit includes 300 components, two electric motors, gears and a transmission unit. Illustrated manual will guide children step-by-step through model building. Ideal for 8+ years.


Ecobot set

Science Museum Ecobot
£10, Science Museum Shop in-store or online, shop.sciencemuseum.org.uk/
Desk-sized robot to build from scratch, featues a dual-axis electric motor, an extender shaft and fan so that it can dislodge and suck up small pieces of dust or crumbs. Includes an illustrated instruction manual, filled with fun facts. Ideal for 8+ years.


Santa train

Santa & Rudolph Train
£10.95, Not On The High Street, www.notonthehighstreet.com
Suitable for age 3 and over. Other wooden accessories to match.


Bedtime story bear cushion

Bedtime Story Bear Cushion With Pocket
£43.95, Not On The High Street
A personalised bedtime story bear cushion with pocket – tuck favourite books in the pouch and the friendly bear will look after them until you need them next! Can be personalised with the child’s name.


Spiderman cable guy
The Cable Guys Device Holder

From £20.31-£29.99 from Amazon
Tidy up the kids’ controllers in a fun way. Also available in Sonic, Tails, Chun Li, Deadpool Rear, Master Chief, Rafiki, Spyro Ice, Miles Morales, Captain Price, Mickey Mouse and Buzz Lightyear


Moccis slippers
Moccis Slippers

From £25, www.moccis.co.uk
Moccis hand-sewn moccasin slippers feature a soft leather sole and can be machine washed. They are ethically made in Sweden and the most comfortable slippers you will ever own.
Choose from over 30 designs, in adults’ and kids’ sizes.


Lego Gingerbread HouseLego Creator Gingerbread House
£89.95, Lego
Lego kit suitable for 12+ age


Leakproof bottle
The Sunset Surfer Ion8 Friends of the Earth 500ml Insulated Bottle

£19.99, Leakproof.co.uk
Ion8 are donating 25% profits of sales to support the Friends of the Earth campaign to end plastic pollution. The bottle is available in two stunning designs and ideal for school bags and lunch boxes.


Unicorn backpack
Happy Sammies Unicorn Backpack
£39, www.samsonite.co.uk
Samsonite’s new lifestyle collection is available in a variety of cute animal characters, including a Unicorn, Rabbit Rosie, Fox William, Teddy Bear and Kitty Cat.


Toy story backpack
Disney Ultimate 2.0 Toy Story Backpack
£35, www.samsonite.co.uk
Featuring favourite characters Woody and Buzz


Frozen backpack

Disney Ultimate 2.0 Frozen II Backpack
£39, www.samsonite.co.uk
With the new film out, this one will be so popular!


 

Allison Hay

I joined the My Weekly team ten years ago, and I love the variety of topics we cover both online and in the magazine. I manage the digital content for the brand, sharing features and information on the website, social media and in our digital newsletters. I also work for Your Best Ever Christmas - perfect as it's my favourite time of year!