Christmas Gift Guide for Children 2021
By Julia Paddon
They’re not kids for long, so they say – unless it’s my other half, whose childhood has apparently lasted into his mid-forties and no doubt beyond. Good for him, eh?
But enough of my domestic bliss, we’ve got the important business of Christmas presents for children to deal with and yes, I know it’s been said before, but we reckon there must be something for everyone here.
So enough of my waffling, let’s get on with our thoroughly researched, tried-and-tested gift guide for kids for 2021…
The Gingersnap balance from Bobbin Bikes is the perfect gift for little ones this festive season to get them started on their outdoor experiences. The lightweight bike, has a stylish wicker basket, cream tyres and a gloss finish is the go-to for children aged 2-4 looking to start their bike riding adventures.
£119 from bobbinbikes.com
The Razor Flashback scooter is a perfect blend of old school style BMX and the latest technology! With the choice of pink or blue, the retro design is perfect for kids aged 8+. From hand-controlled brakes to the extra-large deck making it more comfortable to stand, this scooter is the smooth and safe ride you and your kid have always dreamed of.
£139.99 from razor.com/uk
The Diditrike baby and toddler trike from Didicar is a unique, early year’s ride on toy. Ideal for encouraging young children to explore their gross motor skills. It has been intricately designed to provide ultimate support and stability as little ones improve their mobility!
£43.99 from onbuy.com
Sheepskin Bobble Hat
The Baa Baby sheepskin bobble hat is luxuriously lined with merino sheepskin and a chestnut suede outer. The sheepskin hat is perfect for keeping not only babies head warm but also ears. With a soft velcro fastening under the chin, the hat stays secure protects your little one from the cold. The hat is available in three sizes – up to 1 year, 1-2 years and 2-3 years and comes packaged in an eco-friendly cotton tote pouch.
£35 from baababy.co.uk
Printed Snug Joggers
Frugi’s Printed Snug Jogger for babies, toddlers and kids through 10 years come in three styles and have fluffy patches to protect little knees. Made from GOTS certified Organic Cotton Brushback Fleece, they have a comfy elasticated waistband and are bulky enough to fit over reusable nappies.
£28 – £30 from welovefrugi.com
Do you dare to discover this wild pack of Jurassic World socks? Dinosaurs are back stronger than ever and now you can choose between four different designs with different species of this iconic animal to accompany you in your day to day and give a different touch to your outfits. Get hold of them and get ready to roar!
£23.96 from jimmylion.com
LeapStart (2-7 years)
Get children excited about learning by bringing books to life. The LeapStart works with a library of replayable activity books (sold separately) that cover four learning levels. Each learning level teaches and supports 50+ core and life skills that complement the UK national curriculum, complete with stylus.
£41.99 from johnlewis.com
The latest James Bond film, No Time To Die, the 25th instalment of the franchise, features both classic and modern vehicles driven by the villain as well as 007 himself. This set features an Aston Martin DB5 taking on the Jaguar XF, and includes over four metres of track, with 9 track layouts, and speed limiting hand controllers that ensure the cars will be shaken and stirred but won’t fly off the tracks!
£59.99 from scalextric.com
STEALTH Gaming Station
STEALTH’s Gaming Stations are perfect gifts for gamers of all ages, providing a one box solution to keep their gaming space neat and tidy. The STEALTH gaming stations include a premium headset, headset stand and charging base – everything Xbox fans need to compliment their setup. The included headset has 40mm drivers, flexible mic with pop filter and adjustable padded headband. The tilt and twist earcups mean the headset can be folded flat, ideal for portability and storage.
£29.99 (Xbox One), £39.99 (Xbox Series S/X) Available from smythstoys.com
Xplora XGO2 is an ideal first phone and camera for children aged 5-12. Children can make and receive voice calls, reply to texts, emojis, images and voice messages. It tracks kid’s steps which earns them Coins which can be exchanged for virtual rewards via the GoPlay platform encouraging physical activity.
£99.99 from amazon.co.uk
PlayShifu’s Orboot Earth is the perfect way to get kids engaged with learning as they set on adventures around the world. The interactive AR Globe allows little curious minds to explore the world, learn by playing, all from the comfort and safety of their home. With over 400 highlights and 1000 interesting facts across six categories, Orboot is the perfect toy for young explorers to learn, ask questions and have FUN!
£49.99 from playshifu.com
Bluetooth Children’s Headphones
Puro Sound Lab’s JuniorJams Bluetooth headphones for kids give high quality performance and comfort at an affordable price. Featuring noise isolation and superior sound quality with effective volume limiting, they allow children to shut the world out and focus on their music without distraction or damage to their hearing health.
£69 from amazon.co.uk
The collection features the six original Rainbow High characters, but not as you know them – this time, they’ve had a winter makeover! Each doll comes with new bold winter outfit and accessories, ready for hitting the slopes in style.
£41.99 from smythstoys.com
Winnie The Pooh
This adorable 29cm soft plush “hunni”-loving Steiff Disney Winnie the Pooh bear is suitable from birth. He wears his famous red jumper just like in the original feature film and is super-soft to the touch. Winnie the Pooh always loves to join in the fun.
£34.99 from steiffteddybears.co.uk
Lalaloopsy dolls are the colourful Rag Doll which ensures children engage in fun, silly and creative play. The Lalaloopsy little dolls are the cute younger siblings of the larger dolls. With six beautifully stitched dolls to collect, each doll comes with their own pet and reusable house.
£16.99 from argos.co.uk
Crazy Science Doctor Slime’s Laboratory is for serious slime fans. Create unusual types of slime, from brightly coloured to bouncy, to fluorescent mixtures and jelly bubble slime. You can even make quicksand slime or blood slime. Impress your friends and have hours of fun with this gruesome kit.
£17.99 from toysandbears.com
Batman Match Game
Top Trumps Match is the crazy cube game! Be the first to match 5 characters in a row, including Batman, Robin, Catwoman, Riddler, Poison Ivy and the Joker. All cubes pack into the neat plastic case, making it great for on-the-go!
£15.99 from amazon.co.uk