Friday, 6 November 2015

Christmas Gift Guide For Children

Its that time of year again, I can't believe it's came around so quickly this year. I have been a busy bee this past few months searching and gathering all the best items you need to have this Christmas. Rather than have an endless guide, this year I have broken it down into sections. This is the gift guide for all things children, no matter what their age you can find something here for them.
The Orchard Tony website is our one stop shop for all things games and puzzles for your little ones. I know them for the famous favourite Shopping List game, which was relaunched with a fresh new look in September. We have a stack of their games and puzzles in our cupboards and the children go back to them time and again. They are made out of really good quality card that doesn't bend or tear easily, so well worth the cost. The big alphabet jigsaw is a 26 piece floor puzzle suitable from ages 3-6, its a great puzzle for developing hand eye coordination, observational skills and it helps promote language and literacy. Its really bright and colourful and your little one will love it this Christmas. Pop over to the Orchard Toys Website and you can check out the rest of the range.
Word Whammer gets kids jamming on phonics skills as they spin, push and twist the handles to identify letters and build words in three funfair themed, action-packed games and five learning levels that adapt as they play. Children can push the toy’s handle to blast a rocket into letters and to spell more than 100 words. Match uppercase and lowercase letters by spinning the handle to bump a car into the correct answer. Listen for a letter sound, then twist the handle fast to spin the teacup into the letter that makes that sound. The learning adapts automatically as children play, keeping them challenged, motivated and engaged as they progress. It's targeted at children aged 4+, but Miss S who is 7 loves it, it's really helping to delve op her reading and attention skills.
As a parent of special needs children I always struggle to find good sensory items for them. If you read my blog you know that I love Chewigem already and they sent me a couple of their new product the Hexichew. The Hexichew is a chew and a fidget toy all in one, is 15cm and has 6 arms, 3 with balls and 3 with loops. The balls and loops means they can be linked together, they are the prefect stocking filler for your sensory seeking child. Its great for improving fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, sensory stimulation and for the mild to moderate chewer. This is just one of the amazing range available, so make sure you check out the Chewigem Website.
This 16 page book of brain teasing puzzles is the perfect stocking filler for the child with busy hands. Master the twists and turns of these perplexing puzzles. You get 6 metal puzzles to practice and solve, along with a book packed full of brain teasers and riddles. This is going to go down a treat with Mr D our problem solver, a great item from Parragon.
Inside Out was one of this summers biggest films and my children absolutely loved it. Inside Out merchandise was high on their Christmas lists and this talking Fear plush is perfect. He says some phrases that he is famous for in the movie. He is super soft and perfect for cuddling, the plush is a nice size, perfect for Mr D, I know he will love him! Fear is 1 of a set of 5 so you can collect all 5 of Riley's emotions and eve her imaginary friend. You can check them all out on the Tomy Website.
TabZoo Headphones - £14.99
With most of my children getting some kind of technology for Christmas this year headphones are going to be a worthy investment. These Tabzoo sound limiting headphones are perfect for my younger children and will stop them being able to blast there sound. There are available in 3 designs tiger, monkey and panda and come in a fab presentation box. The headband and ear cuffs are lovely cushioned and soft and the tiger is a great 3d design. They are so colourful and I can rest assured that the children will be able to listen to there devices at a safe volume. If you head over to the Lazerbuilt Website there are also matching tablet cases available for all your families devices.
Penwizard are a fabulous company who bring books to life, by including your little ones in the stories with their favourite TV characters. We were sent this fab new Ben and Holly Christmas book for Mr C, Christmas At The North Pole. You create your own personalised character for your child when ordering, you can choose the hair, eye, skin and clothing colour. You have the option of including a personal message on the front page. Your child's name is included throughout the story and it really makes them think they are part of the book. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift, if your little one is not a Ben and Holly fan check out the Penwizard website as there are also Christmas books from Peppa, The Snowman and even In The Night Garden, if you pop over right now there is a great buy 1 get 1 half price offer until November 26th.
This 4000 Christmas sticker book is the perfect activity book for children this year. The book is jam packed, along with the 4000 stickers there are colouring activities, puzzles and even sketching challenges. I think I am going to include this in the children's Christmas eve basket this year. Its the perfect thing to keep them busy on Christmas Eve until its time to get cosy and watch our Christmas film.
Teeny Beanies are a lovely company based in based in Shropshire. They have 14 unique characters that they make into beanbags, t shirts, cushions, bags and wheat hotties. Now with Christmas just around the corner they have released Rodney The Reindeer. A stunning festive red beanbag with Rodney's face on to top, its super soft suedette is so cosy to sit on. The cover is completely removable, so perfect for popping into your washing machine. The beans are secured in a bag inside, so you don't have to worry about your little ones unzipping it and spilling the beans. This would be the perfect addition to your little ones Christmas list, and it can even be personalised with their name on the front!

Do you have your children's Christmas lists yet, what are there must have items? Are you super organised and finished or are you yet to start?
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
*The above items have been send to me for inclusion in this gift guide.

9 comments:

  1. some fabulous gift ideas and not lots of things that would break the bank

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  2. Some really great ideas. I find as my kids get older it gets harder and harder to choose!

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  3. Good guide, the word whammer seems pretty neat

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  4. This gives me lots of ideas. My children are older but I now have grandchildren & things have changed so much & I never know what to get them.

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  5. Love those metal puzzles! I've already nailed a lot of Christmas gifts by winning them, just a few more to go!

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  6. Fab guide I like the Big Alphabet Jigsaw as I think it would be perfect for my soon to be 4 year old.

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  7. There are some great ideas in here!

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  8. Great ideas - my two are older, and the headache of presents doesn't get any easier!

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