2019’s best Christmas gifts for children

Last updated 18th July 2022

Choosing gifts for children is one of the best things about Christmas. Gemma Smith-Bingham shares 2019’s most gorgeous gifts for little ones, from birth to 12 years.

Babies and toddlers

Large Pink and White Swan Toy

Beautiful fair-trade cotton swan, handmade by Best Years. Roughly 37cm x 17 cm.

£35, Best Years

The Lion Inside

The Lion Inside is a vibrant bestselling board book about self esteem and a quest to find confidence.

£5.25, Amazon

Water Resistant Baby Puffer Overall

Keep your baby warm with recycled lining and padding, and an organic cotton lining!

£70, Polarn O.Pyret

Rainbow Stacking Toy

Bright and colourful interactive puzzle for babies made of organic hand-crafted wood.

£18.99, Best Years

Where The Wild Things Are

A gorgeous hardback classic by Maurice Sendak for kids to fall in love with.

£9.35, Amazon

Up-cycled Organic Baby Comforter

Comforter made of up-cycled organic baby clothes, perfect for newborns. The fabric is breathable and machine washable.

£8.99, Best Years

The Colour Monster

Teach your child about emotions through this charming and colourful board book.

£4.79, Amazon

Cheerful Cloud Rattle

Cute and friendly rattle with bright colours, encouraging the development of hand eye coordination. It also functions as a teething ring.

£6, JoJo Maman Bébé

Moose Patterned Minishoes

These adorable baby shoes are perfect for the tot learning to walk. Warm and cosy with a supple suede sole, these shoes are perfect for indoor exploring.

£17, Poco Nido

Brendita Bunny

Fluffy and soft baby comfort blanket, (27cm), suitable from birth.

£12, Jellycat

My First Dinosaurs

This toy will provide hours of entertainment on Christmas morning and beyond, inspiring creative thinking and imaginative play.

£19.99, SmartMax

Children 3-5 years

Ada Twist, Scientist

Winner of The Little Rebels Children’s Book Awards 2017- encourage your kids’ curiosity through Ada Twist, the girl who loves to ask: Why?

£9.62, Amazon


Bring back screenless story time with this interactive, easy-to-use children’s audio system for little ones aged three up. Not only is this a lovely gift that plays stories and music via Tonie audio characters that clip on top in a way which is easy for kids to operate, but it is great fun!

£69.95, Tonies

Kiko + Amechan Bubble Wands

This charming set from stylish Japanese toymaker Kukkia comes with three wands, a bubble mixture tray and even the recipe to create the perfect bubble blowing liquid.

£26, NiMi Projects

Wiggins Pau Balance Bike

Super light-weight balance bike which will help kids build bike confidence for the rest of their lives.

£125, Halfords

Puddle Stomper Wellies

With grippy soles for the mud and padded insoles for comfort, these colourful wellies make a practical gift fun!

£24.50, Muddy Puddles

The Night Box

Enchanting and lovingly illustrated bed-time book written by poet Louise Greig, ideal for comforting kids afraid of the dark.

£5.24, Amazon

Children’s Make Your Own Den Kit – Pirate

Perfect for little rebels, this den kit will make an ideal outdoor escape complete with its own Jolly Rodger flag!

£40, Amara

Toddler’s Long Sleeved T-Shirt Moomin Ankare

This long sleeved t-shirt is a perfect cold weather under-layer as well as made of a stretchy and versatile fabric for play-time. Reima also makes a point of not using toxins in the manufacturing process or fluorocarbons in the clothing range, so this top is organic and completely safe!

€19.95, Reima

Bay Tree Doll House

This elegant design is made from sustainable and durable rubber wood, allowing for long lasting opportunities for imaginative fun.

£119.95, Le Toy Van

Roald Dahl Centenary Boxset

Memorable classic book series full of enjoyable stories and illustrations for both parents and children- perfect for reading to kids.

£65, Amazon

Kiko+ Ashiato Animal Flip Flops

These Japanese-style flip flops leave a trail of paw prints in the sand, perfect for a beach holiday!

£16, Nimi Projects

LEGO City Fire Truck

You can’t go wrong with lego, and this set is full of fun opportunities for invention and creativity!

£69.99, Amazon

Children 6-12 years

Waterproof Kids Shell Jacket

This wind and waterproof jacket is light and breathable as well as tough and durable- it is also sustainable as it is made from recycled polyamides.

£70, Polarn O.Pyret

Love Writing Co. Learning to Write Pack

This colourful writing pack has been shown to help kids adopt a tripod grip, learn pencil control, develop coordination and fall in love with writing, drawing and colouring. The pack includes specifically designed aged 6-9 writing pencils (made from responsibly sourced linden wood), 12 fully erasable colouring pencils and an eraser/sharpener.

£13.99, Love Writing Co.

Penguin Hat

Adorable penguin hat which will make keeping warm fun and cool.

£16.99, Mountain Warehouse

Junior 1460 Romario Dr Martens

Let your kids be bold in blue with these beautifully made Dr Martens!

£65, Dr Martens

Little Women

A Christmas classic in hardback is the perfect present for a bookworm this holiday season.

£7.19, Amazon

Leopard Notebook

Portable A5 ruled notebook perfect for recording thoughts and ideas on the go!

£7.99, Mountain Warehouse

Micro Cruiser Aqua

This scooter is perfect for adventurous kids: it has bike-style handlebars for extra direction control, large wheels for impact absorption, and a handy kickstand.

£109.95, Micro