Christmas Guide 2018 - Kids Gifts

It's that time of year again, I can't believe it came around so quickly! I have been busy since the end of August searching and gathering all the best items you need to have this Christmas. Rather than have an endless guide I have split it into sections again, as this worked well last year. This guide is for gifts for the kids in your life from cheeky stocking fillers to full-sized gifts.
This manual toothbrush from Colgate uses augmented reality to get your kids improving their teeth-brushing game. Magik takes little brushers on a tooth-brushing adventure that motivates them to brush their teeth every day. Using computer vision technology, motion tracking and your phone, kids will be able to interactively play a game whilst brushing their teeth. The Magik companion mobile app lets you know not only if they brushed but how well they did it. Exclusively at Boots for £20.00
Crate Creatures Bashers are the latest loveable beasts to hit toy shelves. The mini versions of Crate Creatures Surprise, they are the perfect play buddies for children 4+ and provide endless gruesome laughter. The Crate Creatures Bashers can’t wait to get out of their crates, fly through the air and make monstrously fun and gross sounds. Once they have been unleashed, turn the crate into a target, pull their tongue, then fling them and watch them crash into the goal. Can you score the most points? There are 12 to collect and they are available to buy from all good toy stores priced at £9.99.
Fierce and unpredictable, Untamed know friends vs. foes. Are you brave enough to handle them? In the untamed mode, they roar, hiss and chomp! In tame mode they nuzzle, purr and love to be near you. Complete with snapping jaws and gripping claws, these interactive dinos react to touch, motion, and sound with over 40 different sounds and animations. Available from Wowweeand priced at £16.99
The unique new game from WowWee where taking a sniff makes you a winner. Eagerly anticipated and already gaining fans, it’s the new the scratch & sniff party game that stinks! What's that Smell is the first ever hilarious fragrant-guessing party game that opens up to a world of interesting whiffs. Guess the scents correctly to win or suffer the stinky consequences. Download the companion App to capture it all on your Cam-Reekorder! Includes 50+ Smells including 4 Stank Cards, tokens, cardholders, and score pad. Ages 13+/2-6 players. Available from WowWee and priced at £24.99.
Mini Hornit helmets are a bit, no a LOT, cooler than most kids’ bike helmets! Painstakingly designed to look stylish & fun (or quietly understated in the case of Stealth!), they are fully adjustable, comfortable, lightweight and actually, something children will want to wear. They will also love the integrated LED which is an added safety feature, useful for riding home after school in winter. Available in size s and m to fit all and fitted with an LED light that can last up to 10-20 hours dependant on which mode is used. Available from the Hornit website priced at £29.99.
Build his face before he goes….POP! Are you quick enough to build Mr Pop's face before time runs out and he goes POP? Set the timer, select a face, GO! Race to build the face, I loved this when I was little! There are 3 modes of play and it is suitable for 1 or more players and the best thing about this game is, no batteries are required! Available from Smyths toys priced at £17.99.
The perfect stocking filler for your kids who just love surprises the BFF mystery pack. The highly collectable surprises, each box has one of 60 pets and one of 20 bags inside! Once they get one they will want to collect them all. Available from the collectables range at Smyths priced at just £2.99.
Sprinkled with sparkles and magic, our Personalised Unicorn Bottle is an enchanting gift to make anyone feel magical. Like all unicorn lovers know, being a unicorn is thirsty work. This personalised flask will make the recipient feel as replenished as if they were drinking from an eternal spring. Available in silver or white and personalised with up to £15 characters it's the perfect gift for your own unicorn lover. Available from the I Just Love It website priced at £14.30.
The Tiana Mega pop box surprise is another highly collectable item! Squeeze and pop to unbox! Now you can unbox just like your favourite YouTube star, Tiana from Toys AndMe. Squeeze your Mega Pop Box for a shower of colourful confetti and two surprise accessories! Collect them all! Available from Smyths priced at £3.49.
Disney Princesses’ Tales of Bravery features three new stories with three much-loved Disney princesses, with your child a part of the story. If your child is a fan of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Mulan, they’ll love finding out what their favourite characters got up to next, as well as discovering how their shared bravery is still as strong as ever. With this personalised book, there’s another very important character in every story: your child! Watch on as they star alongside Ariel, Belle and Mulan and learn exactly what it means to be brave. Personalise your book with your child’s name, which will be printed on the cover and featured in all three stories. Also, add a special message to feature on the title page. Available from In The Book priced at £14.99 in paperback and £19.99 in hardback.
Everybody body loves to get some bubbles for Christmas, so why should the kids miss out? With its range of sensitive shampoos, body washes and moisturisers, Childs Farm uses natural ‘free-from’ ingredients and essential oils to produce mild, kind and delicious smelling toiletries that care for the delicate hair and skin of newborns, babies and children. The range consists of a bubble bath, moisturiser, hair and body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. The perfect stocking fillers, with prices starting from £4.50 direct from the Childs Farm website.
Playbrush makes brushing interactive and translates every tooth brushing movement into gameplay, so children actively control the games as they brush. During each 2-minute adventure, the gaming apps encourage children to brush at the correct speed and equally within all areas of the mouth. The Result? A unique brushing experience with lots of fun. The playbrush smart comes in 4 colour options, download the app and make brushing fun, priced at £19.99.
Super Ski Jump is a fab tabletop game from Drumond Park priced at £19.99. You can play with between 2 and 4 players and have 3 rounds, the aim of the game is to send your skiing character down the ski ramp and score the most points by doing tricks and nailing the perfect landing! You get an all-important scorecard to keep a tally of the points. The ramp is adjustable and you know what they say the higher the ramp the bigger the air! That's gotta be worth more points right? The kids loved this and got so competitive over it, we will be definitely breaking it outta the box for our Boxing day family games day!
How cute is he??? Jack Jack Attacks is a must have for Incredibles fans this Christmas. Little Jack-Jack is full of surprises and no one knows what to expect from him, especially when he can go from spontaneously combusting and shooting lasers from his eyes to just being adorable in the blink of an eye! Recreate the most epic battle of all time as Jack-Jack takes on the Backyard Invader! Press on Jack-Jack's tummy and watch him attack with all his might! Available to buy from Argos rrp £39.99.
The Play Stuff Dough Scrummy Shop is ready to be explored and enjoyed! Create a  fun shop scene using the 3D play board, which is sturdy, non-stick and has two beautifully illustrated areas for the dough to be played on.  The clever box folds out to reveal the play board, then simply fold it away when finished. You can neatly store your dough inside and clip together – it’s that easy! The fun little moulds help children to develop hand-eye coordination and imaginative play.  The safe plastic tools that are included are great for rolling, moulding and chopping shapes. 
Why not choose an OKIDO magazine subscription for the perfect Christmas gift for your budding scientist Godchild -  the award-winning, high-quality, interactive publication is designed for children aged 3-7.  OKIDO magazine is the birthplace of Messy Monster, currently showing on CBeebies, which encourages kids to explore their environment and have fun. Each month, your budding scientist will receive a magazine covering topics from Coding to Architecture to Robots to Breathing to Planets and Outer Space. Each issue starts with a story from the much-loved, hand-drawn character Messy Monster and also includes science answers from Zim, Zam, Zoom, regular character features, stories, puzzles, doodles, games, activities, science experiments, a poem, a recipe and a pull-out card activity. A 6-month subscription is £30 and an annual on costs £50.
This is the perfect gift for any football or marvel fan priced at £22 from Mitre. The spiderman ball comes inflated and boxed ready to use. It is designed with a foam backed outer layer that improves players control and inspires confidence. Its also got Hyperseam technology making it extra durable. A match quality size 5 football suitable for playing on grass or astroturf. Its available in 3 designs Balck Panther, Spider-Man and Iron Man
There aren't many children who haven't heard of Smiggle, they have a fab range of gifts available instore and online. Whether you are looking for stocking fillers or full gifts they have it all. The smile advent calendar is currently only £8 and has jewellery and hair accessories inside. Miss S is going to love the mirror fringe bag. Smiggle don't leave the boys out the football pencil case is fab and the Game Over journal is also currently reduced to just £10.12, the perfect gift for my writer Mr C.
Its not Christmas without some Lego thrown in the mix is it. Miss S is going to love this Emmas Art Stand set, rrp £17.99. Use the scooter to tow Emma’s Art Stand wherever you like with this cool toy for kids. It has double windows that open as a sales hatch, various artwork tiles, a cash register, Heartlake City Park map and a bed for Emma’s cat. Lift off the roof or swing open the entire back of the trailer for easy play inside. There's also a separate area with an easel and stool next to a tree. Includes a mini-doll figure plus cat figure.
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Have you spotted anything that you want in the above guide? Are you sorted for Christmas or the last minute kinda person? We are all but a few larger gifts sorted and excited for Christmas.
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