2019’s best Christmas gifts for children
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.
The Lion Inside
The Lion Inside is a vibrant bestselling board book about self esteem and a quest to find confidence.
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.
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.
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
Fluffy and soft baby comfort blanket, (27cm), suitable from birth.
My First Dinosaurs
This toy will provide hours of entertainment on Christmas morning and beyond, inspiring creative thinking and imaginative play.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
A Christmas classic in hardback is the perfect present for a bookworm this holiday season.
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.