The articles telling us the top presents for kids are rolled out every year around October and sure enough a week later everything’s sold out. Do not panic though, as part of our mission to take the stress out of Christmas we’ve created our own run down of 10 presents your little ones will love.
Lonely Planet Kids Books
Kids love to learn more about our planet and what better way to explore than through the vibrant pages of these gorgeous pop up city books, or maybe they’d like to discover the Amazon rainforest or Rocky Mountains in the unfolding journeys set.
Even better our friends over at the Lonely Planet have kindly offered Eurocampers 25% off on any purchase from shop.lonelyplanet.com until 31st December so ideal for pressies or for little ones that want to spend their Christmas money.
Fisher Price Code-A-Pillar
A brilliant idea for younger children is this interactive caterpillar toy from the ‘Think & Learn’ range is designed to encourage kids to experiment and problem solve by swapping around the caterpillars segments in order to change his path. With sounds and lights to boots, this is sure to be a winner!
VTech KidiZoom Action Cam
This lightweight and multi-functional camera is perfect for little Spielberg’s to learn with. Not only can you take photos with it but little ones can also play games and record video footage. This comes with an underwater case so is ideal for taking on holiday and exploring those splash parcs as well as mounts that attach to a bike, skateboard or helmet to capture their adventures.
Is your child desperate for a pet, or maybe want to work with animals when they grow up? If you’re nodding along this toy is a must-buy.
These furry cuties link to an app that is downloadable across tablets and mobiles which tells children what moods the Furby is feeling, what their eye animations mean, as well as the ability to play games, listen to music. Kids can also keep their little friend up to date via the app with new phrases and expressions. This is one toy that won’t be gathering dust by the end of January.
Adventure Camp Lego
Great for teaching children to use their imagination this Lego set is great fun but keeps them entertained for a while too- win win! Olive and Andrea, featured in the set can scale the climbing wall; brave the river rapids in the boat included or settle down in their tent by the fire to toast marshmallows.
If this version isn’t suited to your tots then go to Lego directly for endless options from Star Wars, to princesses and Scooby Doo.
Little superstars will love this fun and functional toy. Create your own music videos, with impressive effects by joining your phone to the adjustable selfie stick, which also has a karaoke microphone, and earpiece attached. Let them lip sync away with their friends to the songs featured in the app (that you download on your smartphone, to enhance this star studded toy). The best bit is, each toy has token codes included enabling children to buy more tracks to enjoy.
Tent & Camping Set
Why not encourage little ones to play outdoors as soon as the weather starts to improve with the gift of an outdoor adventure kit. Get creative and include snacks, torches and a tent in your present pack. Invite some of their friends over and recreate the magic of old school camping. Take some games out to keep them occupied and having fun, whilst using their imaginations to conjure up adventurous tales.
If your children aren’t the outdoorsy type then maybe a ‘teachers’ , ‘doctors’ or a play ‘shop’ themed pack might be more fun?
Colouring Books & Tools
Colouring is well and truly at the forefront of retailers minds and you have probably already noticed the shelves full of them. This is due to the reported de-stressing effect colouring has. They make such a good present option when combined with a set of pens or pencils and keep little hands busy whilst also calming them down, sounds good right?
Although you may think that not giving a child something physical will lose its impact, when it comes to exciting days out that is most definitely not the case. Whether it’s a museum trip, going a show, theme park, football match or even a family paintballing visit, children will be super excited. In order to get them to guess their trip, make or buy little clues to increase excitement. We’d love to hear about any surprises you’ve got planned for your children over on our Facebook & Twitter pages.
Whether it’s a push a long trike or balance bike for tots, or a stabiliser free mountain bike for older children a bike really is a fantastic present idea. It is fun whilst teaching them so many skills (including balance, pedalling and perseverance!), as well as looking mighty impressive on Christmas morning. Keep them active outside, whilst spending time as a family, and explore the great outdoors.
Did you take our advice on any of the gifts we recommended? Let us know in the comments below what your little ones thought & more importantly, have a great Christmas!