Christmas Gift Guide For Children


Jack is so terribly hard to buy for when it comes to Christmas. With a birthday exactly three weeks before, I seem to exhaust all ideas of presents and really struggle with what to buy him. I’ve compiled a Christmas gift guide of some items I think most children will love.


First up is the fantastic LEGO Star Wars Poe’s X-Wing Fighter Set. If your child is anything like mine, they love both LEGO and Star Wars so this is the perfect gift for them. We were lucky enough to be sent this to build and a full review will be coming soon!

The Frozen Hama Beads are sure to be a much loved present this Christmas. Hama Beads are quite popular as it is and with such a popular film on board too, I can see this selling loads in the run up to Christmas.

I reviewed this recently but why not treat your child to a bird in a cage from Hawkin’s Bazaar? Jack loves this still and although the noise may drive you mad after a while, it is sure to be treasured by your child.


If personalisation is more your thing, how about a personalised Christmas book from Penwizard? If you’re quick, I even have a giveaway for one running until the 28th of this month, get entering! We will be reviewing our own one very soon.


I’m definitely considering getting Jack a Fire Kids Edition with 7″ Display as the iPad is sometimes very hard to prise from his hands. His screen time is limited but I think the £99.99 for this (potentially cheaper on Black Friday) may be worth the investment.


If you wanted to treat your child a little early to a non traditional advent calendar, this Play-Doh Advent Calendar for just £14.99 (currently on sale for £8.75!!) is definitely worth picking up. Jack spends half of his days playing with Play-Doh so he would really appreciate something like this.


Jack is desperate for this Toy Story Rocket Blast Buzz Light Year Doll and I have been seeing lots of deals on this recently – it seems to be a very popular item on Christmas lists this year. I will definitely be picking it up, how about you?

Finally…what would a gift guide be without some books? Here are a selection of book sets to span the ages featuring some of my favourite stories and authors from when I was a child!


My picks for children this Christmas are: Paddington Suitcase (Eight book set) , Anthony Horowitz Wickedly Funny 10 Children Books Collection Set, Twenty Shakespeare Children’s Stories – The Complete 20 Books Boxed Collection and the Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection. All fantastic stories that children will love!

What have you picked for the children in your life this year? Anything on my guide?

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12 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Oh it must be so hard with his birthday being that close to Christmas.

    These are great ideas, though. I love the Playdoh advent calendar – I wouldn’t mind that myself! 🙂

    I’ve been tempted to get my daughter a Fire but I think she’s probably still a little young for it.

  2. This is such a great gift guide!!! I always wanted a buzz lightyear haha. It’s a shame I’m too big now. I love, love, love the playdoh calender too!!! xx #love2blog

  3. This is a brilliant guide – I’m definitely going to get my daughter the Hama beads. I wish I’d known about the Play Doh advent calendar, it looks fantastic! Next year for sure. x

  4. Lamb has buzz and absolutely loves him. He will be getting woody for Christmas from his auntie and uncle. He’s not quite into Star Wars yet, but I reckon by next year that’s all he will want! X

  5. Brilliant ideas. I used to love hamma beads as a child can’t wait until Amelia’s old enough for them!! THe playdoh calendar looks fab too, definitely one Amelia would also love!

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