Welcome to our Christmas gift guide for kids! It’s that time of year again when your little darlings are constructing their wish lists and posting them off to Santa in Lapland in the hope that he will venture down your chimney and deposit a whole sackful of gifts for them. It is also a fantastic time of year to remind them of the importance of being nice rather than naughty so that they don’t risk waking up on Christmas morning to see nothing but a lump of coal in their stockings.
Your kids may be at that joyous age where they truly believe in the magic of Christmas. This is the most wonderful time to enjoy the festive season with your offspring. However, when your little darlings reach that awkward age where they are not quite sure about the big man himself, they tend to be a little wary of all things festive.
Keep the magic of Christmas alive for as long as you can, and enjoy setting up the mince pie and whiskey for Santa on Christmas Eve, and don’t forget to leave a carrot for Rudolf. The chances are that your little cherubs will not want you to halt the pretense even when they know that St Nick is nothing more than a fable.
Christmas is a time of giving. As a responsible parent, you want to hone the perfect blend of gifts to make your kids happy this festive season. Take a look at this ultimate Christmas gift guide for kids for your brood this year.
This Christmas gift guide for kids wouldn’t be complete without something on Frozen. The Disney film Frozen has transcended gender stereotypes with boys and girls alike enjoying the animated movie. With Frozen 2 hitting cinema screens over the festive period, the accompanying merchandise will be highly sought after this Christmas.
The great thing about this film is that the toys and potential gifts that accompany the characters range from the ludicrously expensive to the more reasonably priced. This means that you can factor in Frozen 2 gifts depending on your budget.
If you have a particularly arty brood, why not opt for some Frozen themed craft sets, a knit your own Olaf or some Elsa branded colouring pencils. Alternatively, if your little ones want more of a Frozen showpiece, you could opt for the classic Elsa, Anna and Olaf figures, teddy bears or lego branded merchandise. There really is something for everyone within a range of budgets.
Another movie coming out this Christmas is Jumanji. Originating in the 1990s, Jumanji starred Robin Williams in an iconic role as a boy who was trapped in a board game only to return to the real world thirty years later as an adult. Fast forward to the twenty first century, and the Rock and Jack Black have taken over the cast list for the sequels. The star of the film itself is the Jumanji board game. For just £15, you could pocket yourself a real life Jumanji board game. While you won’t find animals stampeding through your house or monkeys running amok in your kitchen after rolling the dice, the board game is still a great way to tear your kids away from smartphones and tablets.
Every child in the twenty-first century seems to be ridiculously au fait with technology and so we had to give a nod to gaming in this Christmas gift guide for kids. If your little darling is already on social media, has a vlog on Youtube and enjoys playing on their Xbox with fellow gamers across the world, you may (or may not!) want to know about the next big thing – virtual reality.
With all the best kids VR games you can wear a headset, or even utilize your own smartphone to immerse yourself into a three hundred and sixty-degree environment constructed to help you learn more about the world around you. If you want to provide something a little educational for your little human being, but you want to tap into their love of gaming, go for a solar system VR game. They can hop from planet to planet learning all about orbits, moons and space.
Alternatively, you might want to hark back to a bygone era of all things retro. Delightful SNES consoles have been shrunk and pre-installed with all the favorite 1980s classics such as Street Fighter, Zelda and Donkey Kong. Some kids adore the colorful platform-style games, and these retro consoles can be a great way to spend some quality family time over the holidays.
For the footy fan, consider purchasing your little human a football experience that will see them touring their team’s ground. All too often kids support football teams that aren’t overly local to them. Even if they do support the local Premier League team, the tickets to see a match can be astronomical meaning that your son or daughter might not ever visit the ground.
An experience can see them seeing the ground, touring the dressing rooms, watching a training session and maybe even meeting the players. This is a great way of immersing your child’s passion for football into their gift. This is also a super way of getting outdoors and doing something together as a family.
If you fancy doing something to foster a better quality of family time, an escape room experience could be ideal. These allow your brood to enter a room to try and solve clues in order to escape. While challenging, they can be massive amounts of fun, and get you to work together as a team. These are perfect experiences for those families with older kids. Themes range from Sherlock Holmes type murder mysteries to sci-fi inspired rocketship alien-infested rooms.
It can be difficult to know what to get for your kids for Christmas. They can be fickle little human beings meaning that what they fancy one week can change the next. This means that you need to try and predict their passions, loves and wants for the festive season. You want a toy or game or experience that has longevity and that doesn’t cost the Earth. Follow this Christmas gift guide for kids and enjoy coming up with a wonderful set of gifts for your brood.