Tuesday 11 December 2018

2018 Christmas Gift Guide - For Chidren

My last and final gift guide is for the children - children of all ages. When I think of Christmas the very first thing that comes into my head is my son, and the joy he has when it's Christmas. Children get excited for Christmas, they can't wait to see what's waiting to be opened by them, they can't wait to write their list to Santa, and they can't wait for the day to be here.

My children's gift guide covers items for babies, younger children and older children, from stocking fillers, small gifts and main gifts, there's bound to be something for every child in this gift guide. I hope you enjoy this guide as much as I've enjoyed working on it. As always, if you'd like to see a clearer product image please click on the photo in question to enlarge it.

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas
3 Years +

It's only right to start the guide off with a Christmas themed product, The Night Before the Night Before Christmas book is inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic festive poem. It's the day before Christmas Eve and Santa is ever so busy… he's got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something…? This hilarious, rhyming picture book is sure to have children giggling over the Christmas holiday's and beyond.

Play-Doh Buzz 'n Cut Barber Shop Set
3 Years +

Play-Doh has been around for as long as I can remember, and as time goes on their products just seem to get better and better! With this set, children can run their very own barber shop, with two characters who're well up for a silly haircut and shave! Children can even grow hilarious hair or a bristly beard, but the best part is giving the characters a trim or shave with the electric buzzer, which makes real buzzing sounds when it touches Play-Doh compound!

Bathtime Gift Set
Newborn +

This fabulous gift set is ideal for babies with JOHNSON’S® classic baby skincare essentials plus lots of fun. The set includes; A Duck Shaped Bath Sponge, Baby Bath Book, Baby Milestone cards, JOHNSON'S® Baby Oil, JOHNSON'S® Baby Shampoo, JOHNSON'S® Baby Bath and JOHNSON'S® Baby Lotion. Presented in a bag that can be used to store products over and over again.

Food Fave Backpack
3 Years +

Smiggle's classic backpack from the Fave collection is sure to be a child's new fave bag with the extra special gorgeous applique and embroidery details! Good luck choosing your fave from this awesome collection! This backpack is perfect for school, sport & other activities! Packed with lots of different features, including but not all; 4 zipped compartments, Dual drink bottle sleeves, Padded adjustable shoulder straps, Padded carry handle, 15-inch laptop compartment, Lined media device pocket with headphone access.

Retro Sweet
Snowman Sweetie Box
Age: Parents Discretion 

A cute and fun foodie gift for children, the Snowman Sweetie Box is a generously sized cardboard box designed to look like a snowman with a scarf, packed full of classic retro sweets including festive snowman sweets, reindeer sweets, lollies and more. There's nothing better than a personalised Christmas gift, so these snowman sweet boxes can have a name added to the scarf to make for an extra special gift! For those who don't wish to add a name, these snowman sweet boxes will be printed with 'Merry Christmas' on the scarf.

Limited Edition 4 Colours Décor
3 Years +

Struggling to find that perfect stocking filler that’s not going to break the bank? BIC, in partnership with Design and Shine competition winner, 13-year-old Evie Sherry, have launched the ultimate limited-edition BIC® 4 Colours Décor. The brilliantly decorative and colourful design was created by Evie and can write for up to 8km! You’ll have to hurry though; this pen is a limited-edition special, so make sure to get your hands on one for the child/children you're buying for before they’re gone!

BoxHead Craft
3 Years +


Kids who like gaming will love these BoxHeads and their parents will love them even more. Ideal for replicating characters, avatars and skins from Minecraft, Terraria and Roblox these fun box heads get kids away from the console to craft and play. There are 3 templates in each pack so kids can plan their designs before they create and craft their BoxHeads. Each pack also includes a 'Protoytype' mini BoxHead that's perfect for teddies and action figures. This is the ideal Christmas present for child gamers, it's their interest, but it takes them away from the screen.

furReal Ricky, the Trick-Lovin' Pup
4 Years +

Ricky, the Trick-Lovin’ Pup pet is eager to perform tricks, and is sure to amaze everyone who watches him. He’s full of surprises and affection. Ricky responds with 100+ sound-&-motion combinations that keep kids guessing, he’s all about tricks, licks, and treats. Ricky is the perfect gift for any children who want a pet, whilst on the pricey side, it's a toy that will be loved for a long time, and it's sure to bring smiles and joy to the child who unwraps this on Christmas day.

Timelines Of Everything
9 years+

With the Timelines of Everything book, children can explore an illustrated history of the world through more than 130 timelines for kids. From dinosaurs and Vikings to the history of cinema and espionage, they'll discover incredible world history in this lavish collection of timelines. Jam-packed with surprising facts and amazing details, such as the incredible story of the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time and the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, Timelines of Everything will take the child on a whirlwind journey through an illustrated history of time, from the Big Bang to the modern world. 

Personalised Photo Teddy
3 Years +

What's better than a teddy bear? A personalised photo teddy bear of course. FotoInsight's teddy bear completes with your child's favourite photo to make a perfect present. This fluffy little friend is perfect for cuddling, and all the grownup buyer needs to do is add your own image to his cute T-shirt by using the online service. This very personal cuddly teddy is made from 100% polyester and can be washed at 30°C, including his printed T-shirt.

The hit ‘family film of the year’ Paddington 2 Christmas Edition, the number one box-office smash-hit, will be released with a special Christmas themed sleeved to observe the festive season making it the perfect children's movie DVD this Christmas. The movie finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it... but when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…

The Original Brik Buster
3 Years +

The Original Brik Buster by Strictly Briks was designed by kids as a unique tower toppling game that's fun for the whole family. How many briks can you bust before the tower crashes down? With 133 Stackable pieces, enough to create a tower 5 stories high, kids will have a great time this Christmas building tower after tower, whilst playing game after game.

FIVE Street Zip Hoodie Junior and FIVE Street Core Pants Junior
7 Years +
£18 and £11.50

Child football fans will be delighted with this 'tracksuit' from FIVE - a fashion brand by the well known footballer Rio Ferdinand. Exclusively available at Sports Direct, the new season drop from FIVE is developed in collaboration with the man himself - Rio Ferdinand. This makes the ideal clothing present for a child, and with it costing less than £30 for the 'tracksuit', it's sure to bring smiles from the giver as well as the receiver.

Official Harry Potter Collectors Box Set
10 Years +

The official Harry Potter 2019 Collectors Box Set is a great present for all muggles who love the Wizarding world of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger. This gift box set comes complete with a wall calendar, diary and branded pen, all contained within a keepsake box which will appeal to any Potter fan this Christmas.

One World Play Project
One World Futbol
2 Years +

The unpoppable One World Futbol offers long-lasting Christmas kicks and puts the boot into ordinary inflated footballs. Made of a radical proprietary foam formula, One World Futbol is ultra-durable, never needs a pump and never goes flat, even when driven over or punctured! It comes in either blue or green and is the perfect gift for any child football fans, and the gifter will be happy too, knowing that every purchase is with purpose as One World Play Project donate 5% to support play projects for organizations working with children in disadvantaged communities worldwide, where play is scarce or non-existent.

Zapf Creations
BABY born® Soft Touch Doll
3 Years +

The all-new BABY born® Soft Touch Doll has nine lifelike functions and eleven accessories to encourage imaginative play. With even more play value, BABY born® Soft Touch cries real tears, opens and closes his or her eyes, eats and drinks, has additional arm mobility, is fully bathable, with controlled wets and poops by pushing the easy to press belly button – all without batteries! The BABY born® Soft Touch Doll has three different dolls in the range, pictured above is the boy.

My 1st Photos Ltd
Customisable Photo Album
Newborn +

My 1st Photos Ltd make fabric baby photo albums that are perfect for younger children - they have rounded corners and no hard parts making them safe for little hands. You can add any text and photos you like to create your own personal story, the photos can be in colour or black and white and will help babies learn to recognise the important faces that surround them. The photo albums are handsewn and after receiving one for the purpose of this guide, I can only tell you how this product will be a lifetime keepsake for years to come.

NOW Music
NOW That’s What I Call Disney Bedtime
Newborn +

Perfect for children of all ages, the NOW That's What I Call Disney Bedtime is all your favourite Disney classics with many specially recorded as calming lullabies to help create a magical night’s sleep for babies and young children. With 38 tracks across two discs, children can dance around and fall asleep to the sounds of songs from many Disney classics, including but not all; The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Tarzan, Peter Pan, Dumbo, my favourite Beauty and the Beast and many more.

Hybrid Dinosaur
6 Years + 

STAX Hybrid brings a new dimension to building. Children aged 6+ can now choose from a collection of playsets which include light, sound and connector STAX with regular bricks to make their creations more realistic than ever! The motion-activated 4x4 base brick powers LED lights and sounds to create anything from animals with light-up eyes and real animal sounds, to emergency vehicles with front, rear, and cabin lights and flashing sirens. What’s more, all STAX bricks are compatible with other major construction brick brands so can be used for adding to any existing toybox builds!

Foodie Friends Hug-A-Buds Plush Toy
3 Years + 

Smiggle Foodie Friends Hug-a-Buds plush toys are cuddly collectable friends you'll child will want to collect! Who will they put on their list to Santa? Will it be Speedy Burger Turtle, Penny Penguin Cake, Sprinkles Panda Donut or Poppy Pupcorn? Ideal as a surprise stocking filler, or as a small main present for a child, because what child doesn't like Smiggle?

Maps International
Glow in the Dark Children's World Map

3 Years +

Ideal for a child who loves to travel or a child who loves to learn, bring the wonder of the world to light through this beautiful glow in the dark map from Maps International. As night falls the map comes to light, casting a lovely glow over your child as they settle down to sleep. Providing a wonderful talking point between parents and children, it’s a great educational gift and offers plenty of comfort for little ones who are afraid of the dark.

Harry Potter Chocolate Wand
Age range: Parents discretion.

Harry Potter was massive when I was a kid, and years later its still a hugely loved character brand from kids of all ages. These 42g chocolate wand replicas of Harry Potter main characters = Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley are the perfect gifts for any Harry Potter fans of all ages out there this Christmas.

XPLORA 1 GPS Watch Phone
Age range: Parents discretion.

Created with the goal of ensuring safety without limiting independent play and exploration, XPLORA offers an instant channel for communication between parent and child as well as provides designated adults with the child’s exact location. Key features include voice calls (to 12 selected numbers), SMS, safe zones, calendar and location services. The watch has a 1.3 inch LCD colour touchscreen and is the only device of its kind which is fully CE certified. The device comes in a range of three colours, green, blue or pink.

Childs Farm
Unfragranced moisturiser, Top-to-Toesie Cleaning Kit and 2 in 1 Hair.
Newborn +
£4.50, £9 and £4

If you've not heard of Childs Farm, where on earth have you been hiding? Childs Farm is a brand that's taken the UK by a storm, with parents nationwide loving the huge range of products the brand has to offer. Pictured above is just three products from Childs Farm's huge and amazing range. Perfect for babies and younger children, why not give the gift of Child's Farm as stocking fillers or main presents this Christmas?

Bang On Books
Unicron Oo Personalised Book
3 Years +


Gift a Unicorn Oo book this Christmas for a child to head to a magical land with Unicorn Oo and meet all his friends in this personalised storybook. These beautifully detailed hand illustrated story books are a high-quality soft touch book, with over 42 pages and a foiled cover for the perfect unicorn gift. Upload the recipient child's photo and personalise the character to give the book its real personal feel.

My Fairy Garden - Fairy Light Garden
4 Years +

The new Fairy Light Garden is the ultimate grow and play set. Create a beautiful fairy home for the fairies and their friends the baby unicorn and hedgehog. It offers great play value with magical light and enchanting sound features, a pretty bridge to connect to other gardens and two areas in which to grow a lawn using the grass seeds provided. It’s the ideal Christmas present, bringing a beautiful, magical garden to life and watching it glow. The gentle illumination is also ideal as a nightlight, helping kids drift to sleep.

Young Driver
60 Minute Lesson Voucher
5 Years +

Five to 17-year olds can drive a real car thanks to Young Driver, can you get any more unique than that? Children aged between 5-10 years are trained in a specially designed electric Firefly, whilst 11-17 year olds are taught in a new dual controlled Vauxhall Corsa RSi. With fully qualified instructors, learners will receive a driving diary to chart their progress. This is a gift that will bring the WOW factor to any child this Christmas. 

Bear and Squidge
Bobby the Bus Rascalpack
3 Years +

Bobby the Bus Rascalpack is a great and unique choice of bag from Bear and Squidge which will make a great Christmas present for younger children. Bobby combines the usefulness of a rucksack with the safety features of a bright reflective vest and also the fun of fancy dress. With his bright red colouring and fun features, he will help your child with the fun of their day whilst also helping them come that little bit more independent. 

Goggle Eyes Baby Pack
6 Years +

Is there anything cuter than hearing children belly laugh from having fun? A steal at just £4.95, Goggle Eyes are the must have entertainment this year, suitable for young children to the elderly, these double-sided cards are bound to give out endless hours of fun and giggles. Gift as a single packet for a stocking filler, or pair a few boxes up to gift as a main present. 

Treasury of Bedtime Stories By Enid Blyton,
3 Years +

A stunning treasury of favourite bedtime stories from one of the world's
best-loved storytellers. With gorgeous full-colour illustrations by Becky Cameron throughout, this special book is a gift for a child to treasure forever, to be passed down to future generations even. Reading is so important, and bedtime stories are a great way to get children more interested in reading, gifting a book this season is not only gifting for pleasure, but helping educationally also.

Jakks Pacific
Harry Potter Wizard Training Wand

8 Years +

If you know a Harry Potter mad child then why not gift them something they'll be sure to love... A Harry Potter Wizard Training Wand? Children can learn to cast 11 iconic spells with the Wizard Training Wand! Designed to look just like the wands in the movies, the interactive wands magically senses movements for immersive Wizarding fun. Young witches and wizards can play in 5 different modes to practise their magic, There are 4 wands to choose from in the Wizard Training wand series: Harry Potter’s wand, Hermione’sdragon heartstring wand  the Elder Wand wielded by Albus Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort’s wand. 

My Little Pony Singing Rainbow Dash
3 Years +

My Little Pony is another brand that was around when I was a child, and it's still as big now as it was when I was a child. Rainbow Dash knows what it takes to be awesomely amazing, especially at singing! The Singing Rainbow Dash pony figure has cool sunglasses and a microphone attached to her - press her Cutie Mark to hear her sing "Time to Be Awesome" from My Little Pony: The Movie, the theme to the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic animated television series, and 3 more songs! This is the ideal main gift for any My Little Pony fans!

My Litte Pony, Batman and Shimmer & Shine illumi-Mates

3 Years +
£7.99 each.

A brilliant buy for the Christmas stocking, these lovable characters’ glow subtly through a range of different colours as soon as they’re switched on - perfect as novelty desk accessories, or for sleepovers when kids might need some gentle lighting to see in the dark. The lights stay cool to the touch, making them great to carry around AND there are tons of great characters in the range! Other characters from the range include Peppa Pig, PJ Mask, Jo Jo Siwa, Marvel characters,  and even emoji ones.

Retro Sweet
Santa's Sweet Box
6 Years + 

A super fun option for children at Christmas, the Santa's Sweet Box by Retro Sweet is a packed full retro Christmas sweet box with all the classic childhood favourite treats inside. This Santa sweet box comes in a beautifully decorated red cardboard box with an option to add a personalised name (up to 28 characters) to the box but the real fun is inside! From chocolate coins to Rainbow Drops, candy canes to lollies, there are over 15 different varieties of sweets inside, making this the ultimate foodie gift for children aged 6+.

Two Pack of Kids Toothbrushes and Bubbleberry toothpaste.
1 Years + 
£5.99 and £7.99

With all the sweets and treats that are going to be consumed over the Christmas period, its important that we remember children's health, dental health included. Woobamboo do a pack of two small toothbrushes with super-soft bristles. These little ‘sprouts’ are perfect for kids age 1-6 years old and make a great little stocking filler. Pair them up with Woobamboo's bubbleberry and marshmallow toothpaste and make it the ideal health oriented stocking filler. 

Merry Christmas Sophie!
Newborn +

Merry Christmas Sophie! will build a child's vocabulary as they discover the fun of Christmas, meeting familiar friends along the way - Gabin, Josephine, Kiwi, Lazare, and Margot. Fans of Sophie will delight in this new storyboard book, with a glittery cover adding a touch of Christmas magic throughout. This Christmas book is the perfect stocking filler for babies and will make sure a baby's Christmas is full of festive fun.

Canal Toys
Power Dough Magic Pets
3 Years +

For the children who love their arts and crafts, the Power Dough Magic Pets is a great gift this Christmas. Children can get ready to design their own Magic Pet that comes to life before their eyes. The Power Dough Magic Pets kit is simple to use, choose from one of four brightly coloured dough pots and mould your pet using your hands and the modelling tool provided. Decide whether you want your new creations to talk, light up or move. Take your pick from the 15 interchangeable accessories and connect them to the 4 Power Parts. When you’re ready to activate your Magic Pet push it in and Bring your dough to life!

Limited Edition Santa Squishie
6 Years +

Squishies have took the UK by storm this year, and the majority of children love them, I know my son does! These cute collectable figures are squishy as the name suggest and come in a number of forms - from food shaped squishies to animals, and even this limited edition Santa one! Check out Smiggle for their full range of Squishies!

Warner Bros. UK
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies DVD

When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” finds our egocentric, wildly satirical Super Heroes in their first feature film extravaganza—a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre, complete with musical numbers. It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies—everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! De facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them... If you're looking for gift inspiration for a Teen Titans fan, then this DVD is the perfect stocking filler or small gift.

Junior Starter Set
2 Years + 

STAX Junior playsets include larger STAX light bricks combined with a USB and battery powered base to encourage tots to make, create, and play with their very own light-up creations! Each set includes 2×2 LED light STAX in six different colours: orange, yellow, white, red, green, and blue. When connected to the USB Power Base, kids’ builds can be brought to life. The base includes four different lighting functions: lights on, blinking, glowing, or automatic shut down after 15 minutes, making it the perfect “build-together” night lamp. The STAX Junior bricks simply light up when stacked together with the Power Base – which is strong enough to light up to 100 STAX!

Bathtime Gift Set
Newborn +

This gift set is perfect for newborns and babies, with JOHNSON’S® TOP-TO-TOE® products and Extra Sensitive Wipes which are specially developed for newborns, the gift set includes: Bag ideal for keeping nappy change accessories (nappies, wipes and cream) Practical Changing Mat JOHNSON'S® TOP TO TOE® Baby Bath, JOHNSON'S® TOP TO TOE® Baby Massage Oil, JOHNSON'S® TOP TO TOE® Crea and JOHNSON'S® Extra Sensitive Baby Wipes.

The Elf on the Shelf® Bumper Activity Book
3 Years +

Join the Scout Elves as they prepare for the big day with over 60 pages
of puzzles, activities, colouring sheets and stickers. Perfect for Elf on
the Shelf® fans young and old, it’s a very jolly way to share in the Christmas excitement together on cold winter days. Based on the tradition Carol Aebersold began with her family in the 1970s, when a family adopts a Scout Elf and gives it a name, the Scout Elf receives his or her Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa Claus about all of the day's adventures.

Fingerlings HUGS
2 Years +

Fingerlings HUGS are interactive softies when it comes to affection! Their long arms are perfect for nice big hugs. Swing them, pet them, and rock them to sleep...or give them a great big kiss! Record what you say and watch them repeat in funny ways, then throw them in the air for a silly remix. These cuddle monkeys never want to let you go! They're perfect for any Fingerlings fans to enjoy over the Christmas holiday and beyond.

To view other gift guides from the 2018 Christmas Feature on Unique Young Mum please click here.

Until next time,
Jada x

Disclaimer: All of these items were sent to me in return for coverage in this post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. I've received no payment in return for any products featured.