I don’t know about you, but I am really starting to think about what I still need to buy for friends and family this Christmas. Some people I find really easy to buy for and others I really struggle with. We have such a wide variety of age groups to buy for from babies through to a lot older.
When choosing gifts, I also want the recipient to appreciate what we give instead of them putting to the back of a cupboard, or thinking it’s not very good etc.
I have worked
6yo was really pleased to be the new owner of this snuggly polar bear soft toy. She loves her soft toys and always has at least three favourites at a time.
This little cutie is made by NICI and RRP’s for £25.99. He’s so soft and snuggly, and what I love about him is that he has a hood that you can take down and put back on.
6yo is always asking for key rings on her book bag, but I am reluctant to let her start the trend going and then her book bag gets overtaken by them. A couple of weeks ago however, she had to take her bike into school and we needed to store the bike lock key somewhere, so I let her take this cute plush owl key ring into school with the key on it so it wasn’t easy to lose.
This cute plush key ring is also made by NICI and RRP’s for £6.99.
My nephew is at an age where he loves magic tricks and science kits, so this Kidz Lab Magic Kit (£11.96) by 4M would be a great present idea for him.
We have had great fun testing out the tricks inside and learning with me and then playing tricks on Daddy. Some were more difficult than others for 6yo as her hands are a little small to hold a whole pack of cards for example, but it’s been fun learning.
I think the magic set is great value for money. There is plenty included in the kit and having a magic wand meant that 6yo could make her own magic tricks up without the additional props provided. She would have liked there to have been a top hat included though.
This cute little bag is the perfect size for nursery or pre school, and we know just the person who is going to love it. With two handles at the top, it’s got good grip for small hands to carry around. From Lil’ Pet Pals this bag is £13.95.
6yo loved wooden toys when she was younger, and this wooden puzzle brings in some educational value as well as play without the child realising it. From Plan this puzzle will set you back £17.95 and is suitable for ages two upwards. 6yo is too old for this now, but we have a friend’s little girl who is going to love it. It has very chunky pieces and the pieces slot together well.
If any of the above toys have sparked your imagination, or you’ve thought they look nice, please do take a look at www.greatgizmos.co.uk for loads more ideas and inspiration.
Disclosure – we received the selection of toys above for the purpose of this review, but all opinions are our own