Christmas gift inspirations for children – 2018

It’s the last few weeks to shop before Christmas and there is a lot to be picking from this year.

Here are some of my favourite items that are on the market this year.

Sphero mini

If you are looking for something a bit different to gift this Christmas, then I think I may have found it. The Sphero Mini comes from a brand called Sphero, who like to bring technology to everyone.

This clever little robot has interchangeable shells, so you can give it a different look.

However, this is not the clever bit.

Using the Sphero Edu App you can program your mini to do lots of things. You can draw paths for it to follow, write your own JavaScript text programs. Use actions, controls, operators, and more to give your bot the orders.

You can control your Mini using your face!

It is so much technology, cleverly hidden beneath the shell.

This is a great little gadget for kids who love to discover things and embrace technology, let their minds create something amazing.

Christmas gift inspirations for children – 2018

Retro pocket games

Do you want to give your kids a blast from the past? This mini retro pocket handheld console has over 100 8-bit games to enjoy, taking you straight back to the ’80s.

You will find it has the basic controls such as the D-pad, A/B buttons, reset, volume, start and power to get you started and it will quickly become addictive.

It’s the compact size and design make it perfect for any kid big or small this Christmas.

Christmas gift inspirations for children – 2018

Glitter Geode Ball Speaker –

For a little more grown-up children, this Glitter Geode Ball Speaker is perfect for music lovers. It is a combination of a mood light and a speak with 3 lighting effects, including a sound responsive mode.

This can work with either Bluetooth or auxin however with so many using Bluetooth these days and streaming music direct from their phone or tablet, this could make the perfect bedroom accessory.

It is also a great price too at just £19.99 currently on Menkind.

Mermaid blanket –

If you have a mermaid fan, or maybe someone who just loves to snuggle under a blanket whilst reading or watching TV.

Then this is the gift for them!

This gorgeous Mermaid blanket is designed with clever scales pattern, but it also lets you slip it over your legs to create the illusion of a mermaid fishtail. Opening halfway at the back to allow you to get into it, it then covers your legs to the bottom fin.

Kids are going to love snuggling into this over the Christmas period.

Christmas gift inspirations for children – 2018

Beasts of balance –

We reviewed this game recently and loved it. The game itself is easy to set up and I can see it going down a storm over the festive period and into the new year. You can read our review of this item here.

You can view the full range of products on Amazon here.

*Review* Beasts of Balance

Tobbie the self-guiding AI Robot –

If you are looking for something fun and interactive for the kids but also makes them use their brain a little, then this may be the gift for you. Tobbie is a self-guiding AI robot that needs your help to be built.

Once you have built him, however, the fun does not stop there!

You can either set him to follow mode or explore mode, depending on which you choose he will do either the following, follow a moving object or explore using his AI to ensure he stays safe.

This is a great gift idea for kids and I am sure they would love this over the Christmas period with it leading to hours of fun afterwards.

Christmas gift inspirations for children – 2018

Fornite range –

Fornite is a big thing in our house with both Ethan and I playing it. The new toys launching just in time for Christmas is going to be a big help for us as I know there will be a couple of things Ethan would love.

From game figures, loot boxes, playsets, environments, game-replica weapons and tools, plush, vehicles, and so much more!

Here are some of my favourites.

These include this 7” Llama Loot Plush – RRP £8.99

Christmas gift inspirations for children – 2018

Fortnite Solo Mode Figure 1 Figure Pack – RRP £8.99. This comes complete with a 4” Articulated Carbide Figure, 1 Harvesting Tool, 1 Building Material/Stand and a Collector’s Guide.

Christmas gift inspirations for children – 2018

These are just some of the new range that has launched with more coming over the next few months, so make sure you are keeping a look out for those.

Big Crown: Showdown

If you are looking for something the whole family can enjoy, what about this new game – Big Crown: Showdown.

You can play this new four-player game against family and friends as you battle for the royal crown. In this game you are set in 3 wacky worlds of medieval mayhem has you try and beat your opponents over 15 crazy courses.

This is a digital download that is available from the 14th December for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC, PEGI age rating 3+.

Just in time for the Christmas break!

Christmas gift inspirations for children – 2018

Magformers construction set

I have seen several reviews of these Magformers sets over the last few months and they look great.

We are always looking to find toys that are interactive but not nessicerally electronic and these look like the perfect items.

With not a battery in site, your little one can build and be as creative as they like with these sets.

Christmas gift inspirations for children – 2018

 

Fornite Monopoly

We are huge fans of Monopoly in this house and teaming it up with Fornite was always going to be a winner for us.

This year it seems that Hasbro Game have their fingers on the pulse as it is tipped to be one of the best sellers this Christmas, which is no surprised combining the most popular board game with a top video game!

Don’t miss your chance to grab this though before it sells out!

Christmas gift inspirations for children – 2018

I hope this gives you a little bit of inspiration in the closing weeks before Christmas!

Christmas gift inspirations for children – 2018

We did receive some samples of some of the items in this gift guide, other items are things I have sourced for our children or are on the wish lists! All thoughts are our own.

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