2018 Christmas Gift Guide: Best Christmas gifts for kids aged 5-12

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Aged 5-8

Lush FUN

Build your own characters from this putty-like soap that triples as a shampoo and bubble bath – FUN times ahead.


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This fast paced and weirdly addictive game takes snap to a whole new level and never gets old (we promise!)


Buy it at Amazon

Nickelodeon Experimake Sludge and Slime

Fun education comes in the form of a super-slimey experiment kit. Create an invisible monster, slimy snakes, sludgy goo and slime balls with science and maths.


Buy it at Amazon.

Age 9-12

Wizards of Once and Wizards of Once Twice Magic

This page turner – set in a ‘wild wood’ world in early Iron Age Britain – is sure to captivate your kids and get their imaginations zooming.

Hardbacks £12.99 each

Buy Wizards of Once and Wizards of Once Twice Magic at Amazon.


SushiGo! Collect cute tempura and sweet sashimi to get points, this easy game will get your kids practicing their mental maths whilst having fun.


Buy it at Amazon.

Lush Christmas Party Giftset

With fun products such as Santa’s Belly shower jelly, Ectoplasm shower gel and Baked Alaska soap, they’ll be smelling merry and bright this christmas (and might actually enjoy shower or bath time!)


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Aged 5-8

DJ Music Style Play Mat

Your kiddos can become mix masters at home with this DJ mat. Complete with 8 musical instruments, 3 DJ scratch pads and 4 different drum sounds, plus MP3 input, speakers and microphone.


Buy it at Amazon.

The Complete Adventures of Paddington

Pick up this special edition of The Complete Adventures of Paddington Bear to mark the 60th anniversary of Michael Bond’s beloved stories, featuring Peggy Fortnum’s beautiful illustrations.


Buy it at Amazon.

Lenovo Kids Tab 3

It comes with two bumper cases to toughen it up and features a dedicated kids’ mode with safe web browsing and access restriction tools for peace of mind.


Buy it at Amazon.

Age 9-12

VR headset

Turn their phone into a whole new immersive experience. VR is all the rage and this headset makes it easier than ever.


Buy it at Amazon.

Help More Bees, Plant More Trees, Clean The Seas – Organic Crew Sweatshirt

Ethical and on trend, this cute jumper definitely sends the right message. Plus, 15% of profits go to animal rescue organisations, meaning that you can shop with a conscious.

Buy it at Wholesome Culture.


104 piece Easel Artist Set

Bring our their creative side with this lovely box full of art materials. Storage and an easel all in one, this set has all the tools they need – they just need to bring their imagination.


Buy it at Amazon.


Aged 5-8

VTech Kidizoom Plus Multimedia Digital Camera

Perfect for your kid’s first foray into photography, you can take this camera on holiday to let them capture their own precious moments.


Buy it at Amazon.

The Cozmo Robot 

This robot may be pricey, but it sure is smart. It plays games and develops a unique personality the more you play with it, with games and upgrades unlocked over time. It also promises to help kids learn to code.


Buy it at Amazon.

Age 9-12

Apple EarPods

Treat them to the coolest of cool wireless headphones, the Apple EarPods.


Buy it at Amazon.

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof)

Tech-obsessed tweens will love this waterproof, shockproof and wireless speaker comes in a number of colours to suit all tastes. Teenager-proof and cool.


Buy it at Amazon.

Splurge 200+

KJ Bike

A bike that’s as unique as you are, these super cool bikes are pricey but great quality and incredibly stylish.


Buy it at KJ Bikes.


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