Nothing says Christmas more than the look on children’s faces as they race down stairs to see just what Father Christmas has left them. In the first of our Christmas gift guides we look at the presents children are wishing for from Santa this year.
Whatever you budget, you can pick up some great presents this year. TK Maxx is good for bargain toys and clothes (above) for the main day. While department stores such as Selfridges, John Lewis, House of Fraser and Debenhams have the most sort after gifts whether you want to spend as little as a couple of pounds for stocking fillers or blow the budget completely. For more individual and unique gifts, online stores such as notonthehighstreet.com and Amazon offer a huge range of choices.
Whether it’s your own kids, niece and nephews or godchildren, these present ideas will show them just how good they have been this year and give them an incentive for keeping off the ‘naughty list’ in 2012!
1. The Leap Pad, £127.95 from Amazon, is a new child friendly learning tablet with endless ways to play and learn. This multifunctional tablet is the next generation of advance gaming, digital reading, personalisation and creativity. It has a 5″ brilliant high-res colour touch-screen, accelormeter features puts children in the middle of the action, is designed to work in portrait or landscape orientation and features a camera & video recorder making it the iPad for the younger generation.
2. For budding Master Chefs how about Cake Pop Making Kit, £19.95 from notonthehighstreet.com. The kit contains all they need to make 12 delicious chocolate cake pops, that’s if they can wait to make them all!
3. This Lilly dress from Poppy, £47.95 from notonthehighstreet.com, is built to withstand daily rough and tumble, so it doesn’t have to be saved just for Christmas-best but can be enjoyed everyday. The dress comes with a free storybook so you can follow Poppy & Fred’s escapades, this Summer Poppy and Fred are off to the seaside for another adventure!
4. Let him whizz around the house on this retro silver or red metal racing car, £75 from notonthehighstreet.com this Christmas. It’s a great toy for the little car lovers and one to keep and can be personalised with their name too!
5. Little BU, £9.95 from Harrods, is a non-toxic, water-based, wash-off nail polish for girls who like to express themselves with colour. With a fun range of pretty shades, this is the perfect product for young beauty enthusiasts.
6. This Anakin Skywalker Ultimate FX Lightsaber, £48.39 from Amazon, puts boys in the action with battle sounds and glowing blade. The lightsaber features a bright, glowing blade with power-up and power-down light effects and comes with motion sensor-controlled sound effects and battle-clash lights and sounds.
7. Micro Scooters have Christmas wrapped up for the whole family. Starting with little one’s, the innovative Mini Micro Seat is a safe, sturdy seat that clips into a Mini Micro scooter allowing really young children to surf the kitchen floor. It grows in stages with a child – as ride on, a tiny scooter and a Mini Micro – until they reach the age of five, £74.95 for the complete set. For adventurous 6-12 year olds our Maxi Micro’s have all the great features of the Mini but with a cooler, edgier design. From £92.95.
8. Paper Jamz Rock Girl Pro Microphone. £24.99 from John Lewis, is a clip on amplifier and mike, so your young pop starts can take to the stage and strike a pose, ready to out-perform Adele! As they sing, the clever Pro Microphone tunes their voice so they’ll always sound pitch perfect as they belt out those songs! It’s USB- and MP3-compatible so you can download your favourite tracks but there’s a couple already loaded to get you started.