Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Children's Christmas Gift Guide #1!

Who can believe its November already! This year seems to be flying by and with that in mind im about to say THAT C word..... that's right its time to start thinking about Christmas!

For me personally I find that spreading out my Christmas shopping certainly helps me with the costs of Christmas so today I have put together a list of some of the toys we are loving the look of this Christmas.

1. Fuzzikins Craft Cottontail Cottage - Most children love craft activities but the Fuzzikins craft cottontail cottage is a craft with a difference, it can be continued to play with even after the crafting has finished. With the Fuzzikins cottage you can customize the rabbits and their house and also create accessories for them. The Cottontail Cottage playset comes with a cleverly engineered pop-up 3D play house which folds away neatly to save space when not being used. The set includes plenty of accessories to decorate the cottage with. My children are aged 2.5 years and almost 7 and both have loved creating and playing with this set so I can thoroughly recommend it. The set is priced at £19.99 which includes 2 rabbits and lots of accesories to decorate and design with, it is available from InterplayUK.

2. Dance Along Peekaboo - If your little ones love Twirlywoo's as much as Evelyn then the dance along Peekaboo is definitely one to add to your Christmas list. Press Peekaboo's head to see him spin and dance across the floor whilst playing the iconic Twirlywoo's theme tune, sure to get your little ones up and dancing along too. As well as dancing with Peekaboo Evelyn loved cuddling him to as he is so soft. Peekaboo is priced at £22.99 and is available from Golden Bear Toys.

3. Chocolate Shark Teeth - When it comes to stocking fillers I always try and add a chocolate treat in there and these Chocolate shark teeth are a great novelty treat idea! Made from fine milk chocolate and shaped just like little shark teeth these are a perfect stocking filler. They are also suitable for vegetarians too. These are priced at just £3.99 and are available at Lakeland.

4. Shadow Puppets Set - Ever since James went on camp with his scouting group he has loved making shadow puppets (they were doing them on the sides of their tents!). So when I came across this shadow puppet kit from Lakeland I knew it would be a big hit. The kit comes complete with a monster shaped torch, alien/monster silhouettes and even a play script to get you started on your creepy stories to go with your shadow puppets! Everything for the whole family to get involed in making your very own shadow puppet tales. The kit is priced at £9.99 and is available at Lakeland.

5 & 6. Muddy Puddles Lottie and Kite Flyer Finn - Lottie and Finn are the perfect dolls for your child if your are looking for a more natural and realistic version of dolls. These dolls are great and both James and Evelyn love them! As a mum I love that they are a realistic body shape, doing realistic activities and dressed in clothes both my children can relate too, they are great role model dolls! The dolls are not fiddly at all and its great that clothes can be shared between all Lottie/Finn dolls as one size fits all meaning you won't have to spend loads of extra money on clothes for each doll. Both Lottie and Finn are priced at £16.99 each and are available from the Lottie website.

7. Stunt Buggy KitWith this kit you can build your very own little electric buggy that can peform great stunts and wheelies! The kit is aimed at children aged 8+ but my almost 7 year old really enjoyed this too. It is easy to construct with no glue needed you simply fit together the interlocking printed thick card pieces, add the electrical and mechanical components, then have fun with your Buggy. James has had loads of fun with this and he was so amazed at seeing something he built actually doing stunts. This is such a great gift idea and priced at £9.99 its really good value for money too! Available from Interplay. 

8. Tin Robot Counting Money Box - This vintage style classic robot money box looks great and offers the modern twist of a digital display. The robot will count your coins as you place them in and will display just how much you have saved up on its digital display on his chest. I love this and its a great way to get your kids saving up their pocket money too! This is priced at £12.99 and is available from Lakeland.

What is at the top of your children's Christmas list this year?


**Some of the products featured in the gift guide I received samples of to feature here. All words and opinions are my own and prices correct at the time of posting.**

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