15 ideas for Christmas gifts for children

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It can be such a challenge to figure out what gifts are best to buy your children at Christmas. If your kids are like mine, if you ask them what they would like for Christmas they just put EVERYTHING down on their list. As a parent, you will know that some toys just won’t get played with much though once the novelty has worn off. This year’s Christmas gifts for children guide includes 15 ideas that are diverse and sustainable, including dolls, dressing up items, treats, games, STEM toys and more. As usual, prices go from cheapest to most expensive.

Christmas gifts for children under £10

ProYouth natural protein natural energy trial pack £5

If you are looking for something a little different to pop in the stocking this year then ProYouth Nutrition have started to do kids protein bars especially formulated for active children or young athletes.

When a competitive sports mum couldn’t find the perfect healthy snack for before and after training, she teamed up with expert nutritional scientists – and invented one herself.

The bars contain carefully selected macro and micro nutrients to support performance, recovery, iron transports, minimise fatigue, muscle-brain functions and even mental wellbeing. Naturally sweet dates with low GI even provide slow release energy for little athletes. This super power-snack is a source of protein, magnesium, manganese, copper, B12, potassium and phosphorus.

Adventure box £13.95

Our Little Globe has monthly adventure boxes where your child will be sent an activity craft box based around a new country each month.

A box costs £13.95 or you can sign up to 6 or 12 months and it lowers the cost per box.

They are also doing a cute Christmas box which contains 5 illustrated letters from friends around the world who describe their Christmas tradition, 3 Christmas crafts and 2 recipe cards perfect for the countdown to Christmas 2020.

Christmas gifts for children for £20 and under

Solar powered rovers £15

Want to build fun solar-powered vehicles and devices that move using electricity generated directly from sunlight?

With this kit, you can construct five motorized models. Build three types of solar cars, a solar fan, and a solar robot model.

Conduct science experiments with each model to learn about gear ratios, solar cells, and more.

The ultralight materials, including strong bamboo rods, make your models speedy and durable.

A modular gearing system lets you test out three different gear ratios.

Worry Monster £15.95

If your child has been feeling anxious during the pandemic then a Worry Monster toy might make a nice Christmas gift for them.

We got my son one of these years ago and they are really sweet. Worry Monsters ‘eat’ their worries.

You can tell your child to unzip the monsters mouth and feed their worries in (either just pretend or you can write them on paper) and then the Worry Monster eats them so they are gone.

Local North East shop Philomena’s Boutique is selling them this year so you can support local while you buy – check out the other gifts she has on her site as there are some lovely items on it and her postage is a flat rate £2.95 no matter how big your order.

Mini Ballerina dolls £19.99

Fel and Friends is a Black-owned business from Femi Alagbe. She wanted to create a doll range for her daughter so she could see herself be represented and ‘reflect who she is in a positive light’. These mini ballerina dolls have 3 skin tone options and 4 hair colour options to choose from.

Christmas gifts for children for £30 and under

Super Wand £23.50

This Super Magic Wand from Sparkle Child London, features two stars and a candy cane style ribbon around the wand stem. It’s all customisable as you can choose the colour of the star, the ribbon around the stem and you can choose either pastel or rainbow ribbons. If you have a child with an abundance of imagination then this is one for them.

Robot Factory £23.82

Robot Factory looks like another great STEM toy for kids. “The omega family takes a trip to a robot factory where the robots have become a little out of control. One by one, the wacky, motorised robots are fixed up and put back into working order, with help of the omegas- and you!”

As you follow along with the 32-page illustrated storybook manual, you’ll build working models of the eight different robots and experiment with them to see how each one uses the battery-powered motor, gears, and other mechanical parts to move its arms or legs in a different, funny, zany way.

Through building and experimenting, kids get a unique look at how simple mechanical systems work.

Discover the world game £24.95

Race around the world with this educational family game. Compete to be the first player to reach your destinations and collect the most destination cards. With every destination card, you can learn fascinating and useful facts about countries, cultures and continents as you play. For ages 7 and over.

Kente Print rag doll £25

Black-owned business Clarkes Closet has the most gorgeous handmade dolls for kids. This Kente print rag doll has 6 skin tone options that you can choose from.

Clarkes Closet was born out of a mother’s frustration at not being able to find a doll that looked like her daughter. “I decided that It was time to do something about this and went about creating my very own doll line that represents every child in every shade.”

Clarkes Closet also has Christmas fairies, a Black Santa and Elf on the Shelf. I’m obsessed with their Black Lives Matters doll which is currently sold out.

All Clarkes Closet items are handmade to the highest quality, sourcing most if not all materials from local suppliers, upcycling and using fair trade when ever possible.

Liberty Capel Mustard Crown £25

Fable Heart have the most gorgeous dressing up clothes for kids – including crowns, wands, capes, tutus and wings. This Liberty Capel Mustard Crown is £25 but do have a look through their site because the capes in particular are stunning! I want them in adult sizes.

Planetarium and projector nightlight £29.96

This planetarium and projector nightlight is a great STEM toy for budding astronomers.

“Transform your darkened room into an outer space light show and explore the universe with the Deep Space Home Planetarium and Projector. This table top planetarium and projector has its own stand and the main body of the unit rotates so you can use either the projector or the planetarium. The planetarium has two domes, one projecting star patterns and the other projecting constellations onto ceilings and walls.” 

View 24 colour NASA and Hubble Telescope photographs of spacecraft, astronauts, planets and nebulae from three changeable slide discs. Unlock the secret code online to learn about the night sky and read fascinating information about each NASA photograph.

Santas sack of reindeer treats £30

An M&S Christmas hamper (affiliate link) but for kids! It contains:

  • Cookies and cream (350g)
  • Solid milk chocolate coins (65g)
  • Reindeer button (85g)
  • Christmas biscuits baking kit (310g)
  • Milk chocolate bubbly Santa (23g) x 2
  • Solid milk chocolate sprouts (130g)
  • Christmas jokes
  • Fabric pen
  • Cotton sack

And you can add a gift message to your order as well.

Christmas gifts for children under £40

Gold mini hero cape with custom letter £32

Let us pretend is ran by mam Susie who loves all things sequins and capes. As I am known for also loving sparkly capes too, a friend sent me her site and I fell in love with everything on it.

The best thing is that she does both kids and adults capes! You better believe when festivals reopen I’ll be wearing some of these designs and twinning with Lena. This cape comes in 9 different colour options – including rainbow. Susie also takes custom orders!

Christmas gifts for children under £100

Keepsake pleated sparkle Rosalie Reindeer £74

There is no denying that these keepsake dolls are expensive but they are so beautiful and will be passed down throughout generations. Thicket & Thimble Keepsake dolls are designed, made and printed in Kent, England.

Original water colour paintings of the signature Thicket & Thimble doll features, including trompe-l’oeil stitching detail, are printed onto natural linen and hand crafted into a beautiful doll. They have loads of different designs and they are all gorgeous.

At first I balked at the price but then I had a think about all the money I’ve wasted on plastic tat over the years. At least these are sustainable.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit £99

We recently reviewed Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for the Nintendo Switch and I think we are going to have a lot of fun playing it this Christmas. It’s going to be one of the most popular toys for Christmas 2020. You can watch Papa Ginge’s YouTube video review of it below.

Or you can watch the 30 second reel of it that I made over on Instagram below.

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#AD: @nintendouk have sent us their brand new Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit to show you all it in action on our Nintendo Switch. It came out on Friday and we tried it out as a family at the weekend and filmed this footage for you. The game comes with cardboard track stands that you put around the floor to make your own race track. The little ‘kart’ has a camera on it so you drive your kart in your home but see the action from your kart’s on-board camera displayed on your Nintendo Switch or TV screen. I liked that whilst it is gaming it also has the real world element to it and all the family got involved and had fun. Even little Lena who mostly just enjoyed looking for things to drive into, like everyone’s feet ? She’s such a tinker! Arlo’s comments were ‘this is mint’ (such a little Geordie). I think Papa Ginge liked it best though! One to consider for the Christmas lists for sure – especially as we’ll be stuck home more this year. Any questions pop them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer. And if you want to see a full review of the game then pop over to @geordiegadgetguy and click on the link in his bio to see his YouTube review. Do you think this would go down well in your house?

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Christmas gifts for children over £100

English Heritage Pass for 2 £109

Not all gifts have to be toys, experiences gifts are also great if your kids already have plenty of toys. Up to 12 kids go free with this one year’s English Heritage membership for 2 from Buyagift.com (affiliate link). There are over 400 fascinating English Heritage sites to visit, including many outdoor options, like Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall.

They even have many outdoor sites open during the current lockdown. Buying someone a membership through Buyagift.com offers extra freedom and flexibility though as you have 20 months to register your membership which is ideal in the current climate.

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So there you go, I hope you have found my ‘Ideas for Christmas gifts for children’ guide helpful.

What are you getting the children in your life for Christmas? Let me know in the comments if you plan on buying anything from the guide!

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4 thoughts on “15 ideas for Christmas gifts for children”

  1. Love these ideas! I always struggle buying for my god children as I don’t want to get random items they won’t use. I’m in love with that Coding game, I completely agree that the future is tech. Is 33 to old to put it on my list for Santa? 😉 Melis x


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