Tuesday 8 December 2020

Gift ideas for children


Brainstorm 450X Microscope

See the world in close-up with this illuminated 450X Microscope (RRP £29.99) by Brainstorm. The microscope provides 100x, 300x and 450x magnification.

The microscope comes with 3 prepared slides, each with 3 specimens such as algae, plastic and synthetic fibres. Thanks to the useful booklet you can learn how to prepare your own slides, just like in a laboratory. With over 40 pieces the microscope comes with blank slides, a petri dish and magnifier. 

View the prepared slides magnified up 450 times! Booklet explains how you can prepare your own slides, just like in a laboratory. Perfect for the young scientist.

Stomp Rocket® Ultra

The award winning Stomp Rocket® Ultra Rocket (RRP £19.99) from @stomprocketuk provides hours of high flying action and outdoor fun, supports STEM learning and encourages kids to get moving.

100% kid powered: Run, jump and STOMP to launch these rockets up to 200 feet in the air -- that's 20 stories high! The Stomp Rocket Ultra includes a Stomp Launcher, sturdy adjustable launcher stand, launch pad with air hose and 4 foam-tipped Ultra Stomp Rockets. No batteries required; super easy, fast assembly and great for year round fun to get kids away from screen time and more active outside.

The Stomp Rocket Ultra helps children learn concepts such as gravity, trajectory, force, power of air, cause and effect through fun play.

Stomp Rocket® BLO-Rockets

Stomp Rocket BLO-Rockets (RRP £14.99) promotes STEM learning, encourages exercise and limiting screen time as well as hours of safe fun!

Just blow to launch the rockets into the air, no batteries or assembling required. The kit comes with 2 rocket launchers and 4 foam stomp rockets. 

Enjoy hours of fun with the 4 games - Catch A Rocket; Distance Launch; Target Practice; Dodge Rockets. It offers year round fun and can be used outdoors and indoors

Sensors Alive

Sensors Alive (RRP £60) from Thames & Kosmos is a highly innovative, gamified sensor physics lab that helps introduce and demystify abstract physics phenomena like sound, heat and light.

The core of this science kit is an app-based video game in which you use real-world sensor data that you collect from your environment to generate a diverse array of creatures. 

In a pretend bioengineering lab inside the game, kids play the role of scientists who use readings taken from three physical sensor pods outside the game. The readings are then transferred into the game via the base station. The sensor data dictates the different attributes your bioengineered creatures will have. For example, if you take a low temperature measurement, the creature generated will have long hair to keep warm.

Little World Builder 

Little World Builder helps children embark on journeys of discovery and play, building and learning about world buildings that changed history.

Little World Builder are specially curated subscription boxes that teach children about travel, architecture, buildings and culture whilst inspiring creativity and encouraging screen-free fun.

The World Building Edition kits  are available in classic (RRP from £16.60 per kit) and mini (RRP from £11 per kit). You can select the length of your adventure from 1 off gift, monthly, 3 months or 6 months. 

The first introductory kit is a Builder Kit. This is an introductory kit to prepare your child for the building journey, because it contains all the tools and materials for them to start off, as they subsequently work through our themed building kits.

The Builder Kit contains a yellow Tool Box (Classic) or Zippa Bag (Mini), wall-sized World map, scrapbook over, welcome postcard from Hailey & Caesar, fact card, activity card and fun sticker.

Following the Builder Kit in the first month the following kits sent (depending on subscription) are World Building Themed Kits. There are 6 world building themed kits in this edition –  Big Ben, Taj Mahal, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Hall of Supreme Harmony, Empire State Building and Sydney Opera House. Each following themed kit contains a postcard from Hailey & Caesar, fact cards, activity card, admission tickets, scrapbook page and scrapbook stickers, 3D building puzzle, personalised Award Certificate and Building Themed Craft ( not available in Mini edition).

Available as part of the Little World Builder subscription boxes or as an individual themed kit, the bestselling Sydney Opera House individual themed kits available in classic (RRP £21.90) or mini (RRP £15.90) celebrates this iconic building located on Sydney Harbour in Australia. 
Classic Sydney Opera House individual kit
Travel “down under” to explore this remarkable architectural masterpiece which is one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings. The Sydney Opera House themed kit  allows children to learn about Vivid Sydney Festival which is held every year and learn the interesting fact that the Sydney Opera House architect’s design was inspired by the peel of an orange!
Mini Sydney Opera House individual kit
Learn about The Sydney Opera House thanks to the varied materials included in the kits - a postcard, fact cards, activity card, scrapbook page and stickers, 3D puzzle of the building, personalised award certificate and a Sydney Opera House inspired craft activity (the craft activity is only available with the classic kit and does not come with the mini kit).

Learn more about amazing buildings across the globe and go on an adventure with Little World Builder which would make for a wonderful gift.

Sydney Opera House building themed kit only in the classic kit
Thunder Glow Drone

The Thunder Glow Drone (RRP £65.00) by Buzz Retail UK is a medium size drone with LED lights. 

The high performance drone includes 6 axis gyro stabiliser, long range 2.4 GHz control, 3 (low, medium and high) speeds and an automatic trim function. It also features a back to home and headless mode, perfect for beginners to enjoy the fun of drones. A fun design with cool lights the drone comes with a remote control perfectly sized for kids hands.

A perfect gift for kids interested in drones this is a great, fun gift for kids aged 8+. Soar high indoors and outdoors with this fun Thunder Glow Drone!

Micro Jet

The Micro Jet (RRP £50.00) from Buzz Retail UK is a small size plane perfect for enthusiastic flyers and those who like drones. With cool camo print and unique jet style design this drone is a great gift.

The drone is capable of flying up vertically and thanks to the 6 axis gyro providing stable control and the ability to make 360 degree flips in the air. The Micro Jet drone can be indoors and outdoors and has 3 different speeds (low, medium and high) to control the speed of flight as you control your jet in the air. It has a great size 2.4 GHz remote control that gives a very long control range. It also contains a self control button that makes it fly in circles.

Wall Racer

This fun Wall Racer (RRP £40.00) is a gravity defying sports car that will turn the walls and ceilings into a new playground. 

This high performance Wall Racer with gravity defying technology with speed and precision is sure to be a hit with motormad kids and adults alike.

By incorporating suction with the fun of a remote control car, the Wall Racer is able to climb walls and race across ceilings. It has two bright LED headlights to light the way, ideal for night time driving and is available in 3 great colour combinations.

The cars charge directly from the remote and are available on a tri band frequency so you can race 3 cars at once and with a flick of a switch, can change from wall to floor driving. The whole room can now become your race track.


Perfect for those who like to play ball and practice their footie skills, the Air-Ball from Buzz Retail is lots of fun. 

Air-Ball is a floating ball that can be played at any surface: wooden floor, laminate, marble or even a thin carpet. Thanks to its clever design the ball creates an air bubble underneath it so it’s actually hovering over the ground! 

Super cool and lots of fun for the whole family together to play ball indoors without breaking the house, this is a great gift for kids.

Body art tattoos

Create glittering tattoos with this Body art tattoos kit from Buzz Retail that last up to a week on your skin but can easily be removed with water. It is the easiest and safest way to decorate your body with eye-catching designs and sparkling glitter colours. Each set consists of 50 cool designs and 6 excellent glitter colour pots, allowing you to create dozens of different colour combinations. 

Nail polish set

Create fashionable and fun nail art designs in minutes with this classic nails set. Each colour comes with a brush and a micro pen. It is as easy as 1-2-3: Brush on the base layer, Brush on Design layer, Pen on design detail. The set contains 8 different colours that each can be used as a brush and a pen.

Chalk It hair colouring kit

A cool and exciting new product that allows you to colour your hair without damaging it. The Chalk-it kit comes with 4 different colours and works for all hair types. Once you want to remove the colour just wash it with water. It looks amazing, easy to use, not messy and done in seconds!!!

Sticker Scratcherz set

Create 3D holographic and metallic stickers with the Sticker Scratcherz set. Pick a foam sticker shape from the 180 foam stickers in the box and rub on the colourful foil decoration to make the most amazing holographic stickers imaginable. The stickers are easy to design with the 180 foam stickers, 3 stencils, over 50 holographic and metallic sheets provided in the kit. Create and collect your own amazing masterpieces.

Science Mad Rock Tumbler

The Science Mad Rock Tumbler (RRP £39.99) from Trends UK is a great piece of science kit that is not only fun for kids but also promotes an interest in geology and science. It supports STEM learning and is educational yet fun for kids aged 10+.

Polish rocks to create semi-precious gemstones. Thanks to the Rock Tumbler kids can reveal the hidden beauty of rough stones.

Learn about the exciting hobby of rock tumbling with this set. It includes all the accessories you’ll need to start polishing dazzling gems plus rough Amethyst, Jasper and Agate gemstones ready for you to polish and bring out their natural sparkle. Plus use the included ring mounts and keyring holder to create beautiful homemade gemstone jewellery! 

GoCube Connected Puzzle Cube Game

GoCube (RRP £95.00) is the vintage Rubik’s cube reimagined and redesigned for the 21st century. GoCube is an app-enabled speed Cube, that allows ANYONE to learn how to solve this (unsolvable) classic puzzle in a fun and interactive way.

Improve your skills; track your progress; and compete with friends and cubers around the world. It is equipped with advanced sensors to track and measure activity, an inertial measurement unit (IMU) to track the cube’s orientation and connects through Bluetooth 5.0 to the companion GoCube app. 

GoCube is made of the highest quality materials, encompassing light indications, and a magnetic speed cube mechanism, enabling a whole new fast and smooth playing experience. GoCube brings a lot of fun and valuable time to your family, at your home, or while on-the-go. Great for all ages and capabilities, the GoCube is a great STEM toy for speed and competition.

Tobi Robot Smartwatch

Tobi Robot Smartwatch™ (RRP £49.99) from Little Tikes combines all the interactive features of a smartwatch with a playful robot that’s packed with personality.

This unique, fun robot smartwatch Comes to Life Before Your Eyes thanks to it’s interactive and playful personality. Available in pink or blue, Tobi provides interactive learning and AR games, the more you play, the more you discover about Tobi!

With 100+ facial expressions, fun sound effects, and moving arms and legs, kids will find it easy to engage with the watch’s many features as they befriend this cute little robot. 

It has two cameras with stilly stickers for selfies and photos, can store 3,000 photos or 30 minutes of video and can be used as a ‘go-cam’ when worn on the clip. It includes a range of interactive games, each designed to nurture important aspects of health and education plus augmented reality games. With its built-in pedometer, your child can begin to understand the importance of being active while being encouraged by the emotive robot and its energetic games. The smartwatch features 50+ analogue/digital clock faces and alarms and reminders can be set which introduces children to responsibility and time-management skills.

The award-winning Tobi Robot Smartwatch™ is the must-have gift item for 2020. Let’s Play with Tobi Robot Smartwatch™ this Christmas!

LEGO 71360 Super Mario Adventures Starter Course Toy Interactive Figure & Buildable Game

The LEGO 71360 Super Mario Adventures Starter Course Toy Interactive Figure & Buildable Game (RRP £49.99) available at Amazon UK is an exciting, new, interactive play experience!

The iconic worlds of Super Mario and LEGO combine in this innovative starter set. LEGO Super Mario brings a family-favourite character into the real world, offering limitless challenges beginning with this essential Starter Course set, featuring a highly interactive LEGO Mario figure. The figure collects virtual coins as he runs and jumps from the Start Pipe to the Goal Pole, touching 7 action bricks for different interactions

Enjoy interactive play as LEGO Mario gives instant expressive responses to enemies and action bricks, such as the Question Block. See his reactions on the LCD screens and hear iconic sounds and music via the speaker. Use the LEGO Super Mario app for enhanced building and play.

Tipped as one of the top twelve toys for Christmas 2020 by Amazon UK, this LEGO 71360 Super Mario Adventures Starter Course Toy Interactive Figure & Buildable Game is perfect for little builders who love LEGO and fans of the iconic Super Mario World.

VTech KidiZoom Studio red

The VTech KidiZoom Studio in red (RRP £59.99) exclusive to Amazon UK is a kid video camera with special effects.

Kids can go on video adventures and spark their creativity with this fun KidiZoom Studio by VTech. 

Featuring tonnes of backdrops, special effects and six fun games to choose from, there are loads of ways to play while expressing your creativity. This high definition childrens camera comes complete with a green screen effect to create the show of your dreams. Use the included tripod to stand the child camera up and film how-to videos or pretend to host a show. With 20 different backdrops to set the stage for your video adventures the possibilities are endless. Great for having fun with friends or letting your imagination loose on your own.

The VTech KidiZoom Studio red exclusive to Amazon UK featured on their top twelve toys for Christmas 2020 gift guide and is a great gift for kids this Christmas to enable them to be creative and capture memories.

Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition

The Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition “AKA Baby Yoda” (RRP £59.99)  available from Amazon UK features over 25 sound and motion combinations.

He may look like “Baby Yoda,” but this lovable creature is called The Child -- and now you can become his protector with this animatronic toy from Star Wars: The Mandalorian. 

Touching the top of The Child Animatronic Edition's head activates over 25 sound and motion combinations, including happy and excited sounds, giggles, babbles, and more, all while the figure's head moves up and down, ears move back and forth, and eyes open and close. Pretending to channel the Force takes a whole lot of energy and requires a lot of rest. Lay The Child toy down and it will close its eyes and take a “Force nap”.

Styled after the Disney+ series, The Child Animatronic Edition is inspired by the fan-favorite character from Star Wars: The Mandalorian it includes a removable Mandalorian pendant necklace and premium soft goods robe.

With The Mandalorian being a hit show and the toy being one of Amazon’s top twelve toys for Christmas 2020, this Star Wars The Child animatronic toy will be under many Christmas trees this year.

* We have been gifted samples for this gift guide *


  1. There are so many good ideas here. My 9yo boy would have them all if he can gets into his way. Lol! I think my favourite is the KiddiZoom studio, but I think he'd want the rocket more.

  2. Love these ideas! I was given a microscope one Christmas growing up and absolutely loved it! It was so fun seeing what different things looked like under magnification, definately helped grow my curiosity!

  3. Wow such great ideas for gifts , am sure the kids would be excited to see such awesome stuff as a present! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great gift ideas! I admit I scrolled through then saw baby yoda (grogu) and just grinned. I would LOVE that under my tree! Obsessed!

  5. Forget kids, *I* want a microscope! I'm honestly thinking about getting my partner one as a gag gift just so I can play with it! 😂🙊

  6. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas! I was stuck on gift ideas so this has really helped!

  7. These are some great gift ideas. I remember playing with the stomp rocket as a child. It was so much fun trying to see how high you could make it fly. We would try to come up with ideas of things you could jump off of just to give it that extra boost lol