Friday, 14 December 2018

Children 3+ Christmas Gift Guide



Hallmark itty bittys
Super cute, squishable and as their name suggests itty bitty in size these Hallmark itty bittys are a popular gift for children, young and old. These plush toys are adorable, contemporary interpretations of popular licensed characters including iconic characters from renowned films and TV shows.


New to the itty bitty family is Moana and Maui from the hit film Moana. These popular characters look just like the film’s characters just a little bit itty bittier in size. The itty bittys are outstanding in quality thanks to quality plush fabric and expert workmanship to create them.


With their small stature and loveable look Hallmark itty bittys are ideal Christmas gifts or stocking filler gifts. itty bittys may be small but they give a lot of love and joy to lucky owners. There is a fantastic range of itty bittys in the collection including characters from the magical world of Disney, Marvel and DC. The itty bittys plushies cost £6 each and are available from Amazon here.

Chicco Red Bullet Balance Bike
The Chicco red bullet balance bike is a wonderful Christmas gift to help your child start practising their bike-riding skills. Suitable for ages 3-5 years this balance bike is shaped like a real bike so that children can get comfortable with a riding astride a bike and learning to balance on two wheels making it ideal as a stepping stone to pedalled bicycles.


The bike features an ultra light metal frame and height adjustable handlebars and saddle with the sea being adjustable from 33 cm up to 38 cm in height. The balance bike requires simple to do, basic assembly. The tyres are sturdy plastic ones, the seat is comfortable and the handlebars feature a rubber grip. The balance bike is durable and an ideal size for pre-schoolers. The red is a lovely colour on the bike which is made with high quality materials.


Ideal as a first bike this balance bike would be a fantastic gift to find under the Christmas tree this Christmas. Available from Kiddies Kingdom the Chicco bullet balance bike has an RRP of £34.99 and is also available in pink arrow colour.


Snoball

Part of Zimpli Kids’ outdoor range Snoball is an innovative product that provides an all year round snowy experience. simply add the SnoBall powder to water and watch it transform into realistic snow perfect for sensory and messy play. As the realistic snow is moldable you can create snowballs for snowball fights.


Snoball is 100% degradable, boron free, non irritant, 100% safe on skin, non toxic, stain free, environmentally friendly and made in the UK. It has an RRP of £4.99 and is available from Amazon. It is a fun stocking filler gift that gives a touch of a white Christmas and a fabulous festive snowball fight.


Classic Polar BUFF® headwear
The classic Polar BUFF® is a multi-wear headwear that can be worn as a neckerchief, hairband, headband, mask, balaclava, scarf, pirate hat, cap or beanie.

The junior classic Polar BUFF® in Cars Racing Multi/Sambla design is suitable for children aged 4-12 years. It is made from 100% polyester microfibre with a section Polartec fleece sewn inside. It is also certified to meet Oeko-Tex Standard 100. The microfibre is wind-resistant, breathable and wicks moisture. In cold weather Junior Polar BUFF® helps maintain body temperature and prevent heat loss. It is machine washable and when washed it is colourfast, dries in minutes and retains its elasticity.


Super soft to the touch and seam free the junior classic Polar BUFF® not only offer thermal comfort but is also comfortable and cosy to wear. The headwear is made to an exceptionally high quality with superb materials. The Disney Cars design is sharp, fun, colourful and features iconic cars characters that children will love.


The junior classic Polar BUFF® in Cars Racing Multi/Sambla design is available on the BUFF Wear website for £24. The junior classic Polar BUFF® is also available in a baby Polar size for babies up to 3 years old. The children’s collection of BUFF® headwear includes other designs and styles. They are perfect as a Christmas gift and ideal for keeping children warm this winter.

Slime Baff
Make bath time, slime time with Slime Baff. With slime being all the rage at the moment Zimpli Kids’ Slime Baff will be a hit with kids. Slime Baff turns your bath water into a gooey, oozy bath of slime. Kids can watch with excited curiosity as their bath water turns to slime before swimming in a bath of slime!


Slime Baff which has a gooey, slimy texture is 100% safe on skin, boron free, manufactured in the UK, stain free, non toxic, environmentally friendly and dilutes with plenty of water. Not only is it great for slime baths but also fun for sensory play and youTube style challenges. A 1 use pack of Slime Baff has a RRP £4.99 and is available to buy on Amazon.


Builder Bot
Created by Little Tikes as part of their STEM Jr. range of products the Builder Bot ignites curiosity through hands-on play. This ultimate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) robot brings magic of engineering to life through reconfiguration.


Designed for little engineers between 3-5 years the Builder Bot boasts fantastic educational benefits such as helping introduce children to engineering in a fun and innovative way.


The Builder Bot comes with multi-part bots that can be reconfigured in different ways to get fun reactions and entertaining experiment cards that challenge little engineers to build for lots of robotic fun. It has a RRP of £24.99 and is available through the Little Tikes website and all good toy retailers. Perfect for sparking curiosity and encouraging cognitive development this educational robot would be a wonderful Christmas gift.


Cat ear headphones
Designed for kids the Riwbox CT-7S Cat ear headphones are created with voluming limiting technology with the headphones’ volume being limited to 85dB to protect little ears. Whilst the headphones offer limited volume the sound quality is superb.


Thanks to cushioned ear pads the headphones are comfortable for little ones to wear. For optimum fit and comfort they can also be safely adjusted to different sizes. Another useful feature is the fact that they can be folded to a compact size which is useful for storing and carrying them when not in use.


The over ear headphones offer wireless use up to 10 metres in distance thanks to bluetooth technology but can also be used wired using the 3.5mm jack cable. Switches on the side of the headphones gives users control at the touch of a button to change songs and volume control. The headphones offer powerful compatibility with a variety of devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers and music players.


The colourful headphones are a fun and adorable cat ear design that features added joy thanks to embedded LED lights in the ears and cat design on the side of the headphones. The lights glow, blink and change colour - red, blue and green - to the rhythm of the sound being listened to. The LED lights can be turned on or off, with this feature being useful if you want to reserve battery for longer use when being used wirelessly.


These blue & green headphones which are made to a high quality are also available in purple & green, pink & green and white & green on Amazon for the current price of £23.98.



Gelli Baff
Gelli Baff is a totally unique, fun, bathtime product that lets you turn water into goo and back again! By adding Gelli Baff powder to water, you can create a thick colourful goo that has a texture similar to jelly. By simply adding a second ‘dissolver’ powder, the goo turns back to coloured water to be drained away safely and easily.


Gelli Baff which is manufactured in the UK is 100% safe on skin, boron free, stain free, non toxic and environmentally friendly. Perfect for exciting sensory play Gelli Baff is safe to use for many days if wanted. It is available on Amazon for £4.99.


Giraffes in Scarves game
Created by Orchard Toys who are a leading manufacturer of educational games and puzzles, Giraffes in Scarves is a fun and educational game suitable for children aged 4-7 years and offers amusing play for up to 6 players.


The aim of the teacher tested game is to collect the most scarves in this fun counting and colour matching game! Taking it in turns roll the dick, pick a card and building your giraffe by collecting scarves for it. The player with the most scarves on their giraffe  is crowned the winner.


The game comes with 24 neck cards, 6 head cards, 6 baseboards, 1 colour dice and 1 instruction leaflet all of which are all the same high standard game pieces as other Orchard Toys game pieces.


The high quality game pieces feature quirky giraffe illustrations that are amusing to children and colourful scarves of various designs. Offering the perfect balance between fun and learning the game is exciting, engaging and easy to play. Not only does it provide fun galore play after play but it also boasts a variety of different educational skills - develops matching and memory skills, encourages colour recognition, helps number and counting skills to flourish, stimulates observational skills and stimulates personal and social skills.


Giraffes in Scarves is a charming and amusingly silly game - the kids find the idea of giraffes wearing scarves very funny - that encourages learning in a fun way. The game is available from Orchard Toys for £7.75.


Disney On Ice
Give the gift of a family day experience this Christmas with tickets to celebrate Disney in The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice. The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice brings beloved characters, both classic and new, to life through cutting edge figure-skating, eye-catching costumes and stunning set designs.


Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they venture through a treasure-filled journey bound for heartwarming adventure. Featuring more than 50 beloved Disney characters the show is a magical medley of classic and modern tales, including Disney’s The Lion King, Frozen, Aladdin and for the first time in the UK Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory!


The production will premiere in London, on the 13th March 2019 and travel throughout the UK visiting Aberdeen, Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool and Cardiff. For the complete list of tour dates and to purchase a magical gift of tickets to a show, head to www.disneyonice.co.uk

Crate Creatures Surprise! Bashers
Free the beast for monster mayhem this Christmas. The Crate Creatures Surprise Bashers can’t wait to break out of their packaging and wreck some havoc!


Silly, amusing, colourful and unique the crate creatures are lots of fun for children 4 years and over. Batteries come included so that children can enjoy monstrous fun as soon as they break the monster out of the crate.


Bash ‘em! Smash ‘em! Crash ‘em! Hear monster sounds as you crash, smash and bash them. Plus pull the gooey tongues of these funny looking monsters to hear gross noises and sound effects. Unleash more fun and gross noises by flinging them at the target inside of the crate.

12 Crate Creatures are available to collect all of which are unique with fun names. The Crate Creatures Surprise! Bashers are available at toy retailers such as Smyths and Argos with an RRP £9.99.


Also in the Crate Creatures Surprise! range are larger crate creatures that come with a reusable crate, 45 unique sounds, motion triggered reactions, glowing eyes, record and playback your voice and unique treat to feed to them. The range currently includes 4 special creatures Blizz, Snorthog, Sizzle and Pudge which can be purchased here.


Adventures in Petlandia storybook
Surprise your kid/s with a book that makes their pet a star. The greatest gift for any pet lover the personalised books from Petlandia showcase their pet having adventures in the wonderful world of Petlandia.


Set in the pet-astic world of Petlandia customers can choose from a dog, cat or rabbit to create their pet. To bring their pet to life customers name their pet and can choose from a selection of colours and patterns for each pet.


The book is hand illustrated and the caricatures of the pets are adorably cute. It is a beautifully written heartwarming tale of friendship, fame, loneliness and love. The story is personalised with the furry friend’s name and the names of up to two owners which gives the book a lovely personal touch. A personal message can also be included at the end of the book to make the gift extra special.


The book is available as a softcover or a hardcover which has an optional premium gift box. Prices start from £19.99. As well as this lovely Adventures in Petlandia storybook other books available for your pet to star in include your pet in the book ‘Grumpy Cat in Petlandia’ and a dogtastic book ‘Petlandia Roadtrip’. The paw-fect present for pet lovers this Christmas can be purchased on the Petlandia website.


Teamsterz 5 Level Tower Garage
The Teamsterz Garage is five levels of driving fun! With five levels to explore with the 15 vehicles included in the playset there is lots to keep little ones entertained.




Perfect for little car fanatics, this Teamsterz Garage features a helipad, fuel pumps, car wash, barriers, parking bays galore and more! Put one of the 15 included vehicles on the car lift and use the tip launcher to send the car off each level.


The colourful, durable and well made garage is perfect for endless play and able to withstand excited car adventures. A great gift for ages 3+ years the garage playset is fantastic for toy car and role play fun. The Teamsterz 5 level tower garage has an RRP of £49.99 and is available from toy retailers such as The Entertainer. Teamsterz also have other car garages available of different storey heights.


Merry Christmas!

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