Best Christmas Presents for Kids 2019
by Julia Paddon
Course, everyone knows that the very best kids’ presents on Christmas Day are the ones that adults can enjoy too… With that in mind, children from 5 to 105 should enjoy our guide to the best children’s Christmas presents for 2019.
GAMES & PLAY
Your own arcade at home! Arcade1Up are the retro remake games cabinets from the Golden Age of Gaming. The cabinets feature titles such as Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Asteroids and Street Fighter II. The perfect addition to any games room, Arcade1Up will let you relive your misspent youth… no coins required!
Slap Ninja is the new, fast paced skill and action game from JAKKS pacific that will test your reflexes to the max! Play as the Ninja Master and use his huge karate chop SLAP to defend his precious coin from his sneaky opponent. Or, play as the Student and try to tap the coin in the Ninja’s hand to defeat him. The first player to defeat their opponent three times is the winner, and the loser gets ZAPPED!
£19.99 from all leading retailers
Chase the villains and catch them with the Hero Truck Monster Roller – the SuperZings Hero Monster Roller Truck includes two exclusive SuperZings.
£30 from Entertainer and Amazon
Playfoam Pluffle from Learning Resources: Squish it! Squash it! Watch it flow and deconstruct! New mesmerising mixable Playfoam Pluffle is the latest squish-sensation. It’s stain-free, non-sticky, and never dries out so little learners will enjoy hours of play
£12 (duo pack) from Argos and other toy retailers across the UK
There’s nothing worse than having a pair of drab wellies that are covered in mud. This Children’s Wellie Boots & Fun Socks Set includes transparent see-through boots that are instantly transformed by the socks that you wear with them. Team the wellies with the socks of your choice and they’ll make going out in the mud and rain way more fun!
£19.99 from thepresentfinder.co.uk
The Grab and Hide Ball features a variety of sounds, textures and bright colours that engage and stimulate your baby’s attention through play! The ‘hide and seek’ concept ball features three hanging plush toys, a teether and a pull back and forth element.
£24.99 from amazon.co.uk
Long day of adventuring? Then the Frugi super soft Jamie Jim Jams are the perfect companion for your little one to snuggle into at bedtime! With either a cool Polar Bear or a fun Festive Sheep applique on the front, these cosy long john pyjamas are ideal for keeping warm on chilly winter nights.
£24 from welovefrugi.com
Doidy, recommended by professionals and trusted by parents offers the perfect accessories to make weaning this Christmas a highlight. Doidy is the maker of the famous open slanted Doidy Cup and the Doidy Bowl with its SUPER-suction base and high-lip. Doidy’s Gift Set makes the perfect stocking filler for your baby this Christmas!
£12.50 from doidycup.com
A perfect giftset that can be for any age featuring classic JOHNSON’S products everyone knows and loves. Although dyes and unwanted ingredients have been removed, the classics still retain their iconic scent, taking you back through the years this Christmas.
£10 from ASDA
Get ready for some “me time” at the Dance ‘n Dazzle Spa! This Ritzy Rollerz Dance n Dazzle Spa Playset features 30 Ritzy charms, with an exclusive Tori Tada character. This fabulous spa on wheels features lights and music and opens to reveal a Ritzy room with lots of places to store and display Ritzy charms.
£24.99 from smythstoys.com
The Glow Moon Dinos drinking bottle by SIGG enables young adventurers to quench even the greatest of thirsts. Made from a single piece of aluminium, it is light and strong and keeps a tight seal. Its glowing top and body also makes it the perfect night-time companion!
£13.99 from sigg.com
Think you know your football? Well, now’s the time to test your knowledge with Top Trumps Quiz with a Twist! 500 questions and a unique form of gameplay that will test your mind on the world’s greatest ever footballers! Comes in a cool, plastic portable case in shiny gold.
£9.99 from Amazon
The Molang collection which features super soft plush toys, figures and playsets allows children to recreate all their favourite Molang episodes and fall in love with the world of Molang. The joyful and adventurous Super Soft Molang rabbit is sure to put a smile on a youngster’s face on Christmas morning!
£16.99 from Amazon
Just add water and like magic, a new friend will blume before your eyes! Featuring imaginative and over-the-top hairstyles, Blume dolls grow out of flower pots and come with surprises and fashion accessories that you can mix-and-match. A little bit of water reveals a whole lot of magic in the outrageous world of Blume!
£9.99 from tesco.com
Unbox a Sparkly Surprise with the new Rainbocorns Sparkle Heart. Each mini Rainbocorn comes with a sparkly heart that you can peel to reveal a hidden surprise! Every heart shows what your Rainbocorn loves… what will you reveal?! These soft and cuddly Rainbocorns come with all new colour changing Boo-Boocorns, just dip them in cold water and they transform before your eyes!
£9.99 from Smyths, The Entertainer & B&M
Putting a fresh twist on classic hot water bottle design, the Warmies Microwavable Plush Twin Sloth set is the perfect bedtime comforter for those who love to hop into bed with something warm and snuggly. A great birthday gift for young kids who love the additional heat a hot water bottle provides, the Plush Twin Sloth set is also suitable for older users who want a little extra comfort on cold winter mornings and nights.
£14.99 from thepresentfinder.co.uk
There are so many colourful ways to play with Lumies! In Balance Mode, it’s all about keeping Lumies feeling happy and fulfilled by feeding them with colours. In Music Mode, Lumies turns colours into beats—the more colours you find, the more crazy fun mixes Lumies create! To add even more fun and surprise, Lumies come with secret modes and special sounds… All you have to do to unlock them is match Lumies to the correct colours!
£15 from argos.co.uk
Create fun, light-up dough creatures using a wide selection of pop-out card designs, dough and circuit tools with the Electro Dough Fantasy Kit from Tech Will Save US. Kids learn about conductivity and insulators alongside enjoying imaginative play and honing critical thinking skills.
£19.99 from techwillsaveus.com
GeoSmart Ski Patrol is a 31-piece geomagnetic construction set that includes turbo motors and unique track wheels that enable it to perform on multiple surfaces in the home and the classroom, including thick carpet! Budding engineers can use their STEM skills to build multiple remote-controlled vehicles and watch them go. Featuring bright colours, strong magnetic pieces and a patented double-safety system, GEOSMART offers unsurpassed safety and durability for endless creative play!
£39.95 from Amazon
Dobble, the UK’s No1 Best Selling Game, is a speedy observation game where players race to match the identical symbol between cards. Suitable for 2-8 players aged 6+, Dobble is simple to learn, quick to play but a challenge to master. Dobble’s gameplay and its pocket sized tin make it the ideal party or travel game!
£12.99 from Amazon and major retailers
The traditional festive puzzle brings together all the essentials for a classic Christmas scene, including the sparkling Christmas tree, roaring fire and cosy armchair. Special whimsy shaped pieces spell out Merry Christmas, complimented by additional whimsy shapes such as festive-shaped stockings, baubles and snowflakes.
£29.95 from wentworthpuzzles.com
Defy gravity with the ultimate action-packed marble track system, BoomTrix! Design, create and experience your own series of marble challenges by placing towers, mini-trampolines, stunt rings and a goal to create mind-blowing obstacles.
£12.99 – £39.99 as four different sets from Smyths and other major retailers
In this deeply personal memoir, Anthony Daniels recounts his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years. With a foreword by J.J. Abrams, this book is a nostalgic look back at the Skywalker saga as it comes to a close. I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story reveals Anthony Daniels’ vulnerability, how he established his role and what he accomplished, and takes readers on a journey that just happens to start in a galaxy far, far away. © & TM 2019 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization
£18.99 from dk.com
The Marvel Book is an exhilarating journey through the endlessly fascinating, ever-dynamic, and awe-inspiring Marvel Comics universe. From iconic Super Heroes such as the Avengers, Spider-Man, and the Black Panther, to amazing technology like Iron Man’s armours and S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Helicarriers, to the cosmic escapades of the Guardians of the Galaxy, this book explores the key concepts, characters, and events that have defined and shaped Marvel Comics over the past 80 years. © 2019 MARVEL
£17.99 from dk.com
Based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic, The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch.
DVD £10 from Amazon
This compendium of amazing animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microorganisms is the beautiful sequel to DK’s bestselling An Anthology of Intriguing Animals. With 100 remarkable items from the natural world, from orchids to opals and lichens to lizards, everyone will find something to be captivated by in The Wonders of Nature.
£20 from dk.com
Through the Animal Kingdom invites you on a journey through habitats around the world to discover the secret lives of the animals that live there. Track a bald eagle as it soars majestically over the Rocky Mountains, follow migrating wildebeests across the Serengeti, and trace the elusive amur leopard.
£9.99 from dk.com
Embrace the magical world of winter with the Crystal Palace. Illuminated from within by a glowing crystal, secure the kingdom against invaders with a lockable entrance gate. Watch the princess’ magical hoop skirt change colour in the cold when the temperature is lowered from 20 to 8°C! With a multitude of accessories and scenarios, including three PLAYMOBIL figures, royal throne room and bedroom with dressing area, wintry role play is guaranteed for hours on end.
£119.99 from playmobil.co.uk
With the new 3Doodler Start Essentials Pen Set your creative kids can finally bring all of their wonderful and imaginative ideas to life in 3D. This kid-safe 3D printing pen melts plastic that cools and hardens rapidly, allowing kids to literally draw in the air!
£35.99 from smythstoys.com
Perfect gift for the little explorers. These walkie talkies have a range of up to 3km. Ideal for when you’re outdoors exploring the world. 3km range (dependent on weather conditions and surrounding area), LED power indicator, ringing call alert, press-to-talk button,
£20 from amazon.co.uk
Perform 80+ safety-tested, themed experiments. Comes with an excellent selection of 10 different chemicals and a real methylated spirit burner to help when learning about the fascinating chemical reactions involving heat.
£24.99 from smythstoys.com