Christmas can be a stressful time. With all the decorations to make your home glisten with festive cheer, to parties and family gatherings, food preparation, present shopping – the list goes on! To help take a little of the strain off you, we’ve created this – the ultimate gift guide for kids this Christmas! With fun and functional pieces to keepsakes that are sure to become family heirlooms, adorable friendly faces to some of your favourite licensed characters – we’ve got it all and at different price points to suit almost every budget this festive season!
Fun Time Playtime:
Flappy is an animated elephant that not only will keep kids entertained while helping them to develop motor skills along with a sense of rhythm and rhyme this Christmas, but the whole family is sure to fall in love with this exclusive baby toy, available only from GUND.
When you press Flappy’s left foot, his ears move to play peek-a-boo, encouraging little ones to get involved with the game. Then, if you press his right foot, he sings the well-known song Do Your Ears Hang Low while moving his ears and body in time to the music to help bring the lyrics to life.
A sure-fire hit with all the family, Flappy is a multiple award winner and is sure to win everyone’s hearts this festive season. 3 AA batteries are included with Flappy. He’s suitable for children from 10 months, is surface washable and CE marked – the perfect gift for little ones this Christmas!
If sleep is on your list to Santa this year thanks to restless little ones, then we have the perfect gift to help all you mum’s and dad’s to enjoy a silent night with the Sleepy Seas Sound & Light Whale – it’s a win-win for all the family this Christmastime.
Press the whale’s left fin and the animated whale splashes into life. Press the musical note on its right fin and the plush starts to play one of five different noises: Ocean Magic, Soothing Ocean Whale Sounds, Brahms’ Lullaby, Bubbles or Ocean White Noise.
The Sleepy Seas Sound & Light Whale will continue to play chosen sound until manually pressed again to move through the different tunes. If not pressed to skip through to the next song, the Sleepy Seas Sound & Light Whale will automatically shut off after 20 minutes, and re-start at the tune that was last chosen when its right fin is next pushed.
The Sleepy Seas Sound & Light Whale is machine washable and suitable for babies from birth – the perfect gift for new parents to help their little ones drift off into a peaceful night’s sleep and enjoy a silent night this festive season!
Perhaps you have been making memories with your little ones this year, reading to them some of Dr Seuss’ most famous stories come bedtime, like Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and of course at this time of year, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
The Grinch by Jim Shore collection brings the pages of this alternative Christmas story to life. Each figurine makes a beautiful gift for parents and grandparents to give to the younger members of their family. A shared sentiment of joy and love, these figurines help to pass down this shared love of Dr Seuss’ story and keeps the fun and folly of his tales alive. A lovely keepsake gift for a first Christmas or perhaps a starter present to then help grow the little one’s collection over the coming years, you are going to love seeing their favourite characters captured in Jim Shore’s instantly recognisable style, with quilting patterns and motifs sprinkled with American folk-art designs.
We love the range of hanging ornaments like Grinch Dressed as Santa or Grinch Holding Present. You can just imagine how special the scene will be when your family gathers around the tree with your little one placing each piece on a branch – the start of a lovely new festive tradition.
Or how about a free-standing figurine? A lovely keepsake for the kids but equally a stylish piece for mum and dad to enjoy too! A favourite of ours is Grinch on Sleigh Figurine and of course Stacked Grinch Characters Figurine, featuring some of your favourite faces brought to life from the pages of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
And last but not least, if you have a little one who might not make it onto the ‘nice list’ this year, these two pieces are a fun way to help remind the children to always be good! The Grinch Naughty or Nice Sign Hanging Ornament is an interactive ornament that lets you spin the sign to declare your mood for the day, or even give kids a warning about their behaviour! Equally, the Two-Sided Naughty/Nice Grinch Figurine lets you decide which side you want on display, dictating the mood of the day…
We also love this eye-catching piece from Possible Dreams by D56. Appropriately named Naughty or Nice, the Grinch knows he’s been naughty but the loveable Cindy-Lou will make sure he’s on Santa’s nice list next year. A super sweet sentiment of spreading joy and goodwill this festive season, making a lovely keep sake gift for little ones to cherish over the years.
Oinktastic Festive Fun:
If your little ones are fans of Peppa Pig, we also have a range of licensed gifts that would be fabulous for the festive season! Christmas Eve is one of the most magical days of the year, filled with excitement, wonder and joy. Perhaps everyone’s favourite tradition is decorating the tree, hanging their stockings and leaving a plate of tasty treats for Santa and his reindeer before heading off to bed to see what Father Christmas has delivered during the night.
To help make this tradition extra magical for fans of Peppa Pig, our products make the perfect gifts for Christmas Eve boxes. With a lovely bauble, Christmas sack and plate and beaker set, Santa is sure to be thrilled to see these delightful pieces when he comes shimmying down chimneys. Designed to feature Peppa and her brother George in festive tones or bright reds and greens, your little ones are bound to love these this Christmastime and for many more festive seasons to come.
A Classic Christmas with Peter Rabbit:
For families who are fans of classic nostalgia, our licensed Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit collection will make the most perfect festive gifts. If you are celebrating your first Christmas with a new baby in the family, we just love the Peter Rabbit My First Christmas Bauble. Hanging this as a family on Christmas Eve is sure to create a lovely memory that is relived each year as the bauble is lovingly unpacked from its protective packaging and hung on the tree once more.
Our how about the Peter Rabbit My First Christmas Bib? It’s a must-have gift to give to any little one about to tuck into their very first festive fayre around the Christmas table with the rest of their family. We also recommend the coordinating stocking and Peter Rabbit Christmas Organic Dinner Set. It’s ideal for laying out on Christmas Eve with cookies and milk for Santa or to be used on Christmas Day for little ones to enjoy their own food from.
And finally, because there’s no better present at Christmas than the gift of hugs which last a lifetime, how about this adorable Peter Rabbit Christmas Large Soft Toy? Featuring everyone’s favourite bob-tailed bunny, Peter’s ears are lined with a special festive print, and in his paw, he’s holding a big red sack which reads ‘Merry Christmas’ – it’s sure to be a much-loved Christmas keepsake for many years to come.