We are more than half way through November. Mulled wine is bubbling on the stove, the trees are preparing to make their appearance and Michael Bublé is defrosting. The perfect time to get some inspiration for those special gifts for our loved ones. This isn’t going to be a post that is full of wacky overpriced products that you cannot relate to, instead this is going to be an affordable guide which should hopefully inspire you a little.
Today its time for the Kids! I know just how hard it is to find something that they love and will continue to use after boxing day, that is why I have enlisted the help of Shaniah (3) and Ashley (12). If they don’t know whats great right now I don’t know who does!
So lets begin:
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi
£49.99 from Argos
Movi is on Shaniah’s Christmas list and it is something that we are certain to purchase. Movi is a little robot that helps your youngsters learn to follow directions through the art of game play. Movi also asks them questions to get them thinking and plays active games like “red light, green light” and “Movi says”. The perfect fun learning toy.
Lego Duplo mega set.
£20 from Amazon
LEGO! Every toddlers dream and every parents nightmare. I’m joking we love Lego just as much as the youngsters. We went on holiday earlier this year with our extended family and they had bought Lego with them which shaniah instantly took too. Once we arrived home we then purchased some ourselves and we cannot believe how long it occupies them for! She will literally be sat down building her creations for hours. Definitely money well spent. The majority of Lego kits are also on offer at amazon right now too!
Train to Christmas Town
more info here: www.traintochristmastown.com/
If you’re near Dartmoor, Devon or Weardale, Durham this christmas why not treat your loved ones to a train ride like no other? Once aboard, you will be transported into a magical atmosphere with caroling elves. On the journey to Christmas Town where santa himself is waiting to climb on board.
Each child will be greeted by Santa as he makes his way through the train and presents them with a special Train to Christmas Town gift.
The ride is based on a very special book called “The Train to Christmas town” a book that follows the journey of Janice and her brother on a their annual trip to Christmas Town. Their Grandma can’t make the trip this year and they miss her very much. On board they share seats with friends and woodland animals, meet elves serving cocoa and cookies and stop to welcome aboard a very special passenger, Santa Claus. The train ride is bound to get you feeling festive this christmas.
Chad Valley Die-Cast Cars – 25 Pack
£6.49 From Argos
Everyone who knows Preschoolers know that they have one heck of an obsession with cars. Your Preschooler will be having the time of their lives pushing these cars around the wrapping paper covered floors this Christmas. C’mon 25 cars for under £10 that’s pretty good going right?
Hopster Kids app
Free trial then £3.99 a month from Hopster
Hopster is a safe and educational learning environment for children. Within the app is sections for Games, Shows, Stories and much much more. Hopster have hundreds of TV shows that we all know and love and there are no ads or hidden fee’s ever. The app was built with pre-schoolers at heart, it is super easy for them to use all by themselves. My daughter loves the games and I love them too for they’re teaching her so, so much without her even realising. Kids learn a whole lot more when the educational bit is fun, with Hopster that is just what they’re getting a whole lot of fun whilst learning something new! What’s not to like? Want to know more? Click the link here: https://goo.gl/ZEMfZ4.
Peppa Pig Colouring Set
£3.49 from Argos
What child doesn’t like to colour or play with stickers? This mega set perfect for the little ones in your life and a perfect price too!
Wise(ish) words for kids
From £7.95 from The Book of Everyone
I absolutely love this book. Each page has a sentence that will boost your youngsters self-esteem. Although Shaniah is a little too young to read and grasp the concept of it, it’s something that she will be able to read when she hits school age and it is personalised to them so it’s something that your child will be able to keep. I got the soft back version and it came with a free online version so you always have one close by! perfect.
Grit Atom Stunt Scooter 2018
Scooters for Christmas never get old. In particular, stunt scooters seem to be a massive hit with the older children this year and anything that is keeping Ashley away from sitting in front of the tv is a major win. This scooter is perfect for stunt beginners, if your child is wanting to get into stunt scootering this is the perfect scooter. Skates.co.uk currently has a black Friday deal on meaning that this scooter has gone down to £62.95 and if you enter the code that is on their website you are able to get a further 5% off!
Heelys – Shoes with wheels
Starting at £39.95 from Skates.co.uk
Heelys first came out when I was younger but they seem to have made a comeback over the past year. They’re a mix between trainers and skates yet the youngsters seem to love them. They’re perfect for all ages and come in a wide range of colours and sizes.
WowWee MiP Robot
£49.99 from Argos
Ashley saw this in the Argos Christmas catalogue and instantly fell in love. MiP is able to navigate his surroundings, follow hand gestures, and follow objects around. MiP can also balance multiple objects while moving or standing still! Modes include roam, stack and dance. You are able to have more game play with MiP by simply downloading an app.
And there we have it. Some affordable gifts your little ones will love this Christmas.