#Ad – Some of these items have been gifted however all thoughts are our own
With less than 6 weeks until Christmas, many of us are starting to think about our gift lists. When it comes to children though, it can be a bit of a minefield with so many new toys launching over the festive period.
I was very lucky to head to Christmas in July this year and with many amazing toys on display, I got a sneak peak at what was coming out in time for the big day. However, since then, there have also been some amazing products launched that I didn’t get to see.
Here are the best gift ideas I have found out this Christmas, with items for stocking fillers through to gifts for under the tree.
This is one of the gifts ideas I saw at Christmas in July and I just know it will be popular with children this Christmas. Made using Hexbugs, you can create your own Sumo ring with these cute characters sleeves. I know Ethan is going to love this on Christmas morning as this sort of thing always sets him off on a fit of giggles!
Disney toddler dolls
Everyone loves a Disney Princess and this range of toddler dolls are perfect for younger ones this Christmas. Bringing the beauty of each princess to every doll but making them a little larger for little hands. Each doll stands 14 inches tall and has removable shoes, dress and tiara,
Sphero is a brand we discovered last year and I love just everything about the brand. Their ethos is to inspire the creators of tomorrow and the products they come up with are there to challenge the imagination and make learning and discovering fun. This year they have brought to the market a product called Specdrums. It all works by a little gadget on your finger which reads colours, as it does it can play a sound that goes with that colour, you can then create your own music from this using different colours in your everyday surrounding or by the app. It is such an amazing item, I wish it was something I was able to bring in at the school I work!
If you are buying for a child that likes to get creative but you are not so keen on the mess, this could be the perfect gift for you. The Fuzzi Street Post Office craft & playset comes is the perfect set for getting creative, with the options to wash your postman bird and start again. You get in your set a postman bird, post office building, letters, stickers and pens to colour it all in.
This is another brand I got the chance to see at Christmas in July.
Lucky Fortune is the perfect stocking filler this Christmas, with each fortune cookie containing a very cute bracelet that the lucky recipient will love. Each bracelet comes with charm that is based on the following themes either happiness, friendship, love, success, and adventure.
With over 100 charm bracelets to collect, there is a huge range that you may get! They come in a variety of rarity from lucky to ultra lucky, At pocket money prices, these are going to be popular this Christmas with lots of little ones!
These squishy plush toys are sure to capture the imagination of lots of children this Christmas. In a range of colours and themes, they are vibrant and attractive to a wide range of children!
I brought some mini ones of these home from Christmas in July and they went down a storm, so we have brought them one of each for Christmas too.
Who doesn’t love a cute plushy?
This gift idea is one of my favourites! I am a geek at heart so this is right up my street, forget the kids!
If you are looking to gift something a little different, how about a mystery box. This could be a one-off or you could gift a subscription to a gift box suitable for your recipient. With options such as cartoons, Star Wars, Dr Who and DC comics, this is sure to bring the inner geek out in many people!
The box we received was packed full of items that I know Ethan is going to love, though I am tempted to keep the Pikachu hat for myself. All the merchandise is licensed, official and genuine, so you know you are getting what you paid for. With each box costing £19.99 and the value inside being over £40, you know you are getting good value for money.
One for Harry Potter fans this one!
These gorgeous items are from Danilo are perfect for Harry Potter fans of all ages and are going to look great on Kayleigh’s desk this year. The desk calendar has a page a day with a different image, trivia and quotes to entertain any fan over the year.
The Dobby diary is perfect for her to plan what is going to probably be her busiest year yet!
The kids have been after some Hangrees since they launched. They just think it is amazing to get a toy that poop’s slime, oh they may not agree when they have their own kids! Anyway, Hangrees are going to be great toys for stocking fillers this year as they are based on popular kids characters, combining a new toy with old.
Forntite & Minecraft calendars
Fornite and Minecraft are huge. Everywhere you look you will see a reference to them both, with hundreds of thousands of players around the world.
If you have kids, no doubt they would have heard of at least one game.
Ethan loves both, currently Fortnite is his new favourite with the new season out, in fact, he has been Battle Royle winner more times in a week than I ever have!
These calendars are going to be a big hit with him this month!
I got the chance to see Capsule Chix at Christmas in July and I can see it on many little girls list this Christmas. In this mega pack includes 20 capsules than contain 60 pieces to create your own dolls and style. With this series 1 of Capsule Chix there are over 4 billions different combinations to create.
Hours of fun to be hand not only in the creations but also the packaging too. Packaged as a vending machine, this is fun from the very beginning.
Are your kids bugging you for a puppy? Why not get one that you can turn off!
Robo Dash is able to move in multiple directions and also shrink and grow its body! There are a couple of ways to play with Robo Dash, follow me mode makes him follow your movement around the house or you can play in manual mode by using the remote control that comes with him.
He is also able to perform different tricks and actions such as chasing his tail and playing fetch. With a clever built-in obstacle detection system, he should also keep himself safe. Also just like a real puppy, when he is happy to see you he barks and wags his tail too!
Perfect puppy without the mess!
If you area family that enjoys doing Christmas Eve boxes then I have found one that you can re-use every year.
This gorgeous wooden box is handcrafted and can be personalised for whoever you like, I have one that is for our family and I plan to pop some sweet treats, a movie and a few other bits in it for our Christmas Eve. With a choice of colour designs on the top, you can even coordinate it with your tree theme too!
If you are struggling with ideas to give your family, for your own children, why not check out Kinderlist. It is a gift registry site similar to a wedding gift registry but for children. You can add to individual children’s lists from anywhere online and share with family and friends for things such as Christmas and birthdays. They have a handy way to categorise trips too to include things such as eco-friendly, personalised, experience gifts and books. A portion of profits from sales will be given to children’s charities too!