Thursday 10 December 2020

Christmas gift guide for babies, toddlers and preschoolers


Aquadoodle Super Rainbow Deluxe

Let your creative imagination go wild with the new Aquadoodle Super Rainbow Deluxe (RRP £20.00) from Tomy. The toy supports STEAM learning as it allows children to be creative and develop their artistic skills.

Simply fill the Aquadoodle pen with ordinary tap water, run the nib over the magic mat and see the colours appear!

Any water that does run off the mat, runs clear. No mess, no stains, nothing to worry about. As your drawings dry, designs fade away, ready for the mat to be used again, over and over again. When you need to, just refill the Aquadoodle pen with water and go again!

Included in the set is a special paintbrush that lets you make broader strokes, as well as three stampers for added mess-free fun.

Lamaze 3-in-1 Airtivity Center™

The Lamaze 3-in-1 Airtivity Center™ (RRP: £69.99) is suitable from six months right up to three years old. The first of its kind, unique design engages little ones through air powered play.

This award winning, fun and interactive toy develops alongside little ones. The Lamaze 3-in-1 Airtivity Center™ is the perfect educational development toy that provides everyday sensory play activities for STEAM learning, from sitting to standing play, in an innovative way, making it the perfect choice for any parent with curious little ones.

With more than eight different ways to play with Lamaze 3-in-1 Airtivity Center™, each has been designed to encourage different areas of a child’s growth including visual development, tactile processing, fine and gross motor skills, an understand of cause and effect as well as problem solving.

Watch as your little ones become transfixed with the centre’s magical sea creatures as they “swim” around the ocean-themed table, all powered by air, or enjoy hitting the table’s bubbles at the right time to be rewarded with fun lights, music and surprise ocean sounds. The happy whale at the center of this activity center has a spinning spout of “water” too! 

3D Rainbow Elephant Puzzle

This beautiful 3D Rainbow Elephant Puzzle (RRP £10) from Green Owl Toys is a high quality 3D wooden jigsaw puzzle. 

The colourful, vibrant puzzle is made up of 3 pieces which are 3 adorable elephants. The puzzle is designed so that they slot into each other as if the elephants are cradling and hugging each other. 

The wood puzzle pieces are lovely and chunky making them ideal for little hands. The puzzle is fun for toddlers as they can complete the jigsaw puzzles by slotting the elephants together, stack the elephants or play with them individually for imaginative play. 

These gorgeous elephants make a great puzzle for kids and are part of the myriad of wonderful wooden toys from the Green Owl toy kingdom.

Rainbow ring toy

The Rainbow ring toy (RRP £30) from Green Owl Toys is a gorgeous wooden rainbow.

A fun and beautiful rainbow playset with 7 wooden semicircles that can be stacked together to create a vibrant rainbow. The semicircles can also be used to make wonderful towers, tunnels and arrangements as children see how they balance and rest on each other.

The rainbow wood is fantastic for imaginative play and learning the art of balancing. The rainbow toy also helps with motor skills, learning colours and sparking creativity.

Tweet Beats

Make your own music with Tweet Beats! 

Tweet Beats (RRP £20.00) from John Adams puts the Art in STEAM learning as it encourages children to express themselves with music.

The Tweet Beats love music and they all have their own style and sound! Place a Tweet Beat in the tree on 1 of the 4 branches and right away you’ll hear music. Each Tweet Beat has their own beat, bass, melody and vocal in their own music style. Each bird has 4 unique sounds! By combining the Tweet Beats you can create your own songs! Switch birds to make the most beautiful Tweet Beat combinations and listen to the coolest music!

It comes with a Tweet Beats music tree and 4 Tweet Beats characters; Beach Bobby, Jenny, The Kid and MC Jay. More Tweet Beats are available to buy separately as 3 packs such as Diva and Pengy (RRP £10.00) for even more music combinations!

Elmer the Elephant My First Floor Puzzle

Join in the fun with Elmer, everyone’s favourite patchwork elephant, as you piece together this bright and colourful 16 piece Elmer the Elephant My First Floor puzzle (RRP £9.99) from Ravensburger.

Find great joy and happiness in this beautiful puzzle featuring the Elmer the patchwork elephant. Join Elmer on his great adventures as you piece together this jigsaw. 

Developed and designed for children aged 2+, this fun-to-learn, My First Floor puzzle is made from super-thick laminated card in the form of 16 large puzzle pieces. The finished puzzle measures 49 x 36cm when complete and has a linen finish print to minimise glare on the puzzle image.

A must for any Elmer fan this my first floor puzzle is a great gift to give little ones to introduce them to the joy of puzzles.


With the excitement of Father Christmas visiting, make sure that your little one settles down into a calm and relaxing bedtime routine to enjoy silent nights this Christmas with the AVEENO® Baby CALMING COMFORT® range.

The AVEENO® CALMING COMFORT® range, made up of a Bath & Wash and Moisturising Lotion, has been specifically designed to create a step-by-step routine from bath to bed to help relax baby and deliver a peaceful sleep for the whole family.

Gentle enough for everyday use, the CALMING COMFORT® range has been carefully created for delicate baby skin, containing soothing natural oat extract, alongside soft aromas of vanilla and the relaxing scent of lavender to help calm babies at bedtime. For a complete bedtime routine, clinically proven to help babies sleep better, begin at bathtime with the AVEENO Baby Calming Comfort™ Bedtime Bath & Wash, follow with a relaxing massage using AVEENO Baby Calming Comfort™ Bedtime Lotion and finish with some quiet time.

Baby Shark Sing & Swim Bath Toy 

Splish - Splash! It's Baby Shark bath time! Bring bath-time to life with the new Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark sing and swim bath toy (RRP £12.99) from ZURU

Place Baby Shark in the tub and our water activation technology brings him to life like magic!

Watch him swim and sing along as he plays the famous Baby Shark theme song. Quality and safety tested, baby Shark comes with a 4-minute power save mode. 

Available in 3 vibrant colours - yellow, pink and blue - you can choose from Baby, Mommy and Daddy Shark. The adorable little shark is lots of fun and a great gift for little water babies who want to splish and splash with baby shark!

Farm in a Box

Harvest Your Own Adventure with Britains’ eco friendly toy, Farm in a Box (RRP £24.99).


TOMY toys brand Britains who are Europe’s oldest specialist in agricultural toys and collectibles, are tapping into the unboxing trend and giving it an even better twist, as the packaging is as much fun as the toys inside.


The cardboard box in which this exciting new product is contained unfolds into the ultimate 3D farmyard scene, letting imaginations whisk children away to the heart of a working farm and guaranteeing hours of creative agricultural fun. A first of its kind, Farm in a Box also features colour-in scenes and the box can fold out to double up as trailer attachment, milking parlour, animal pens, stables and more. 

Packed inside is an authentic 1:32 scale model John Deere tractor, a trailer, loader, hay bales, fencing and of course animals. Children’s imaginations will run wild as they act as head farmer, managing the cows and calves - all included inside this playful box.

The specially designed box not only doubles up as the backdrop for hours of entertainment, but is also made of recyclable card and features durable precision-moulded toys that will go on working generation after generation. Just as every great farm should!

Suitable for young farmers ages 3 years & up, it is the perfect choice for any budding young farm enthusiasts.

Active Snap

Active Snap (RRP £4.99) from TOMY Games is a fun, fast twist on the classic game of snap to get kids aged 4+ moving. 

Take one of the simplest and best-loved card games, give it a twist, and you might just have the best stocking filler gift of all time! With the same underlying rules as traditional snap, Active Snap has a twist – aimed to encourage players up on their feet and get active!

Participants take it in turns to flip over a card and when the same one appears twice, the quickest player to shout ‘snap!’ wins. But here is the best bit – all of those too slow, must complete the activity outlined on the cards whether its 20 sit-ups or a round of shadow boxing.

Laughs and giggles are guaranteed as players stretch, jump, dance and wiggle. Perfect for family fun, it won’t just provide the family with hours of entertainment with guaranteed laughs and fun - you can also get fit along the way.

Lamaze ‘Freddie the Firefly’

A classic from the ‘On the Go’ range, Lamaze’s Freddie the Firefly (RRP £14.99) is ready to fly into your baby’s next adventure. 

The contrasting textures encourage sensory discovery and the squeaker is perfect for capturing attention – guaranteed to brighten up any Christmas morning.

Little ones will love the secret mirror hidden in Freddie’s wings, and the soft ladybug teether. The symmetry of Freddie’s body will attract your little one’s attention, helping them to learn how to focus, and his soft ribbon antennae and legs are perfect for little fingers to hold. Keep Freddie safe with the on-the-go clip, perfect for attaching onto prams or car seats.  

Suitable from birth onwards, Freddie is perfect for any little ones celebrating their very first Christmas this year.

Foam Cone Factory

Let’s have foamy fun with the Foam Cone Factory (RRP £17.99) from the TOMY Toomies range.

Simply add a few drops of bubble bath and some water and you’ll be creating foamy bubble cones before you know it. Use the pretend shaker to add sprinkles to your ‘ice cream’.

This fun and interactive toy is certain to add Christmas sprinkles to bath time this festive period.

TOMY Toomies Spin & Lights Alien

Get your boogie on with the fun TOMY Toomies Spin & Lights Alien (RRP £13).

Emmett the Alien plays funky beats as his tummy lights up and spins. Press his foot to discover multiple modes – DJ Beats, Sing Machine, Sound Effects and the bonus Stop & Go game.

The active and reactive alien teaches children about cause and effect - press down on his large eyes and sing along – the more you press, the faster he spins, and the more he sings.

With bright colours and giant eyes, this Toomies alien adventurer is all about exploration, dance and discovery. This toy is a great sensory toy and a lovely gift to give little ones who love music and lights.

* We were gifted samples for inclusion in this gift guide *


  1. You've got some great suggestions here. I remember how much fun my son had using the AquaDoodle when he was younger.

  2. Some really great products mentioned here, our family absolutely loves Aveeno and buy for everyone

  3. Olivia would love that Baby Shark toy and the active Snap game - they look like a lot of fun! What a fab gift guide.

  4. Some great ideas here. I bet the Baby Shark toy will be popular after the song (which I now cannot get out of my head haha)

  5. I love those wooden rainbows, I bought one for my grandaughter when she was born

  6. Lots of lovely ideas here or little ones. I love finding new gifts and brands when browsing gift guides.