Christmas Guide To Shopping For Children

Christmas guide to shopping for children

Date: 24 Nov 2016

Christmas is on its way – there is no hiding from it now! With so much choice on the market, we have pulled together a helpful guide to buying gifts for Christmas 2016, to narrow down your choices on toys that have been recommended by many! Happy shopping!

Did you know you can raise a free donation for the Bright Horizons Foundation for Europe every time you shop online? Simply shop via 'Give as you Live' and a percentage of your spend will be donated to the charity at no extra cost. With retailers like John Lewis, Amazon and Argos part of the scheme, there has never been an easier way to help our Foundation!  

Toys for babies

V Tech First Steps Baby Walker. Suitable from 6 months, approximately £25

The First Steps Baby Walker is a perfect gift for your little one that will encourage and support their first steps! It also has an interactive front panel, which talks and sings, and introduces your baby to colours, numbers, letters and animals.

Sensory Ball Pit. Suitable from 6 months, approximately £25

A sensory ball pit by the Early Learning Centre comes with textured beanbags and 20 playballs, and is a great gift for your baby to develop movement, strength and coordination!

Toys for toddlers  

Little Tykes Ladybird Cozy Coupe. Suitable from 18 months, approximately £55

This will be a great purchase for your little one, to encourage them to get outdoors and get active!

VTech Toot – Toot Gold Mine Set – Suitable from 12 months, approximately £35

The Gold Mine set comes with 32 pieces of colourful track to make lots of different combinations with, for hours of endless fun! This set also comes with a train that sings and plays melodies to introduce early language skills.

Toys for Preschoolers

Chad Valley Tiny Treasures Newborn Baby Doll. Suitable for 3 years and over, approximately £40.

Tiny Treasures is a beautiful life like baby doll, that comes wearing a baby grow and a hat and in a cardboard carrycase! She is also scented so smells like a real baby too!

Paw Patrol Air Patroller. Suitable for 3 years and over, approximately £40.

Paw Patrol to the rescue this Christmas! The Air Patroller transforms from a helicopter into a plane – and has lights and sounds to let you know that the Paw Patrol are here to save the day!

Toys for over 5’s

Minions Pie Face. Suitable for 5-12 years, approximately £20

The game that has got everyone talking has been taken over – by minions! This is a game for the family this Christmas, which may see you covered in cream!

VTech KidiZoom Action Cam. Suitable for over 5’s, approximately £40.

This gift is great for kids to use to capture moments with their friends and family. It can record, take photos and be used underwater too! It can also be attached to a helmet so can capture their views on the move, either on a bike or skateboard!

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