Friday 18 December 2020

Children's Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Last but certainly not least - it's time for my 2020 Children's Christmas Guide! Christmas is truly the most magical time of the year, and it's even more magical for children! With the excitement of Father Christmas, the presents under the tree, finding out if your on Santa's nice or naughty list and all the yummy food they get to indulge in - for children - it's amazing!

Disclaimer: All of these featured items have been gifted to me in return for coverage in this post, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own and I have not received any payment in return for any products featured.

My children's gift guide is always my biggest gift guide, and this year is no different! I have a great selection of books, toys, clothing, accessories and more to share with you all. I hope you enjoy the guide as much as I have enjoyed selecting the products to share with you, and putting the guide together.

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The Robin and the Reindeer

Written by Rosa Bailey and Illustrated by Carmen Saldaña - The Robin and the Reindeer is an ideal Christmas book for children this year. 
A little reindeer is lost in the forest and a robin - who will help her fly home; this is a gift book for children and parents to treasure. Little Reindeer is lost in the forest and it begins to snow. As the snowflakes crowd through the trees, she catches a glimpse of something: a flash of startling red and wings blurring in the air - a robin! In a piece of woodland magic, the generous robin lends the red from his feathers to Little Reindeer’s nose, and they fly home together. The ideal book for the Christmas season, with a gorgeous foiled and textured cover.

Big Adventures Range

Smiggle's Big Adventures range comes in a number of styles: black as pictured,  pink, mint and purple - with each colour presenting a different theme. The range includes as pictured above: a 4 piece Snack N Stack Container set, a 4 Piece Tableware Set consisting of a plate, bowl, cup and spoon, and a Teeny Tiny Strap Drink Bottle. Other items from the range include: a Teeny Tiny Sippy Drink Bottle, Teeny Tiny ID Strap Lunchbox, Ready Set Backpack and a Teeny Tiny Backpack.

Paw Patrol Count with Marshall

Count with Marshall has 10 interactive play coins which help develop counting skills plus colour and number recognition. Marshall asks the child to identify a coin (by its number, colour or objects on it) and insert into the truck. He knows which coins have been inserted and can react accordingly. Choose between counting or colour recognition games, retrieve the coins to play again and again! The set icncludes 10 colourful coins to learn numbers, counting, colours and objects making it fun, yet educational at the same time. Suitable for 3 years plus.

If You're Happy & You Know It Dice

Inflatable and easy to carry, this rather large but super light dice is great for older babies and toddlers to exercise with a laugh! Parents can sing along while the little ones roll themselves a new activity to jog both their minds and their muscles. It's perfect for a little bit of baby-gym time whilst saying hello to the special Fabula family of: dad, mum, brother, sister, baby, grandpa, grandma, best friend, dog and cat which helps young ones learn more about inclusivity across cultures and capabilities! Suitable from birth.

Monster Christmas

This new Christmas collaboration between Giles Andreae, author of bestselling classic Giraffes Can’t Dance, and expert character-crafting illustrator Nikki Dyson is a fun festive story with important themes of friendship, kindness, and acceptance and is set to become a Christmas classic! Father Christmas is old, tired and has creaky knees, he needs a break – and who better to replace him than little monster, who can’t wait to stretch his wings, see the world and do some good? There’s just one problem… everyone’s scared of him! Can Monster Christmas persuade the world to see past his appearance to the kindness within?

Buzz Nails Classic

Children can get involved with painting their own nails with this Buzz Nails set! Let the children get creative by creating fashionable and fun nail art designs in minutes. The set contains 8 different colours, with each colour complete with a brush and a micro pen to be used to the child's heart desires and without minimum help from adults. It is as easy as 1-2-3: Brush on the base layer, Brush on Design layer, Pen on design detail, let the nails dry and their done! 

Giggle By Smiggle 2 School Bundle

Give the kids an A-grade start to the new term in the new year after Christmas with this perfect school bundle from the Giggle By Smiggle 2 range. Giggle By Smiggle is the new range from Smiggle - more giggles at great prices! This bundle contains: 1 x Giggle By Smiggle 2 Backpack 1 x Giggle By Smiggle 2 Lunchbox 1 x Giggle By Smiggle 2 Mini Drink Bottle 1 x Giggle By Smiggle 2 Handy Pencil Case. The Giggle By Smiggle range comes in five different colours/ranges which are: Blue (as pictured above), Black (footballs), Pink (unicorns), Mid Blue (sharks) and Lilac (animal print).

Frozen 2 Charades

This is the classic game of Charades with children's favourite Frozen 2 characters - especially designed for everyone to enjoy! There are lots of objects and actions to put the whole families acting skills to the test such as Ice Skating, Snowstorm and Unicorn! There are picture icons for the younger players so everyone can join in making it great fun for all as you try and guess the charade before the timer runs out! The first to collect 4 cards is the winner! 52 Charades Playing Cards, x4 Frozen 2 Figurines, Dice and Sand Timer included. Suitable for ages 4+

Pugicorn and the Christmas Wish

Written by Matilda Rose, and illustrated by Tim Budgen, this story is a sparkling tale of friendship, bravery and Christmas magic. With a super-sparkly glitter cover, inside the book, everything is set for a perfect Christmas in Twinkleton-under-Beanstalk. There’s just one thing missing... snow! Princess Ava dreams of playing in the snow with her pet, Pugicorn, but as Christmas draws near, not a single flake falls from the sky! Can Pugicorn find the courage to make Ava’s wish come true?

The 50 Shades of Santa

Getting the kids to agree to dress up in matching family Christmas pajamas might be tricky, so here's your winning strategy to get your whole family in matching pyjamas this holiday season - gift these blue Christmas pajamas to your child/children, wait until they put them on and fall in love with the super soft fabric and fun Christmas pattern, then when they least expect it, BOOM. Parents show up out of nowhere in matching adult versions of the same Santa pyjamas. Snap a group picture before their tiny brains have a chance to register what's going on, and voilà!

Disney Mickey Mouse 250 Piece Puzzle

Illustrated with Disney characters most loved by children, this double-sided maxipuzzles has twice the fun! Children can complete the puzzle, then turn it over and colour the back for a bonus jigsaw puzzle to make themselves! Doing a puzzle reinforces connections between brain cells, improves mental speed and is an especially effective way to improve short-term memory, plus they are great for the whole family, or to be enjoyed alone! Suitable for 6 years plus.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

This stunningly illustrated picture-book is a retelling of Ian Fleming’s timeless classic - 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', - a must for every child’s bookshelf! Stunning illustrations throughout this book bring this classic tale to life for even the youngest of fans! Retold by the much-loved children’s author Peter Bently and beautifully illustrated by picture book star Steve Antony, the creator of Mr Panda, children and adults alike can join Jeremy and Jemima Potts on a madcap adventure in the world’s most famous magical, flying car – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Buzz Skates

Buzz Skates are the new hit that every kid wants and are suitable for both boys and girls! With these, there is no need for children to take their shoes off, they simply place their shoe inside and start skating. Suitable for use for both indoor & outdoor activities, they make getting around much faster than going by foot and they are the only 2 wheels skates that comes with shock absorbing silicone wheels! Available in 2 colours: black and pink, suitabnle for ages 6 plus.

Nerf BUNKR Challenger Pack

Children can create their own Gamefield Zones with this 3 piece of urban themed items: Jumbo Tyre, Oil Barrel and Cargo Crate. Each item features large 3-way valves for easy inflation & deflation. 
The oil barrel covers your position and can be used upright or lying down. The cargo crate provides effective cover and clear sight lines in NERF battles. All 3 have the integrated dart storage and stability system with integrated ammo cache and stability system for outdoor play. Includes Bunkr Game Cards to extend and enhance game play & team challenges! Suitable for ages 8 years plus.

Fortnite Official 2021 Square Wall Calendar

Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games. Fortnite registered players worldwide have recently topped over 350 million players since 2017, with these figures it is not surprising to learn that more people play Fortnite than any other video game! 
This calendar features vibrant imagery of children's favourite Fortnite characters such as Yule Trooper, Bash and Scratch. Plus there is an opportunity to write all their important dates for 2021 in the date panels provided alongside each character image! Calendar's are a great way to help children to become more organised, but if Fortnite isn't their fancy, check out Danilo's great range of other Children's calendar's.

The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Chemistry for Kids

This engaging guide offers a series of snapshots of 25 scientists famous for their work with chemistry, from ancient history through today. Each lab tells the story of a scientist along with some background about the importance of their work, and a description of where it is still being used or reflected in today’s world. A step-by-step illustrated experiment paired with each story offers kids a hands-on opportunity for exploring concepts the scientists pursued, or are working on today. Experiments range from very simple projects using materials you probably already have on hand, to more complicated ones that may require a few inexpensive items you can purchase online making it a great book for any young budding science fans out there!

Science Mad Rock Tumbler

Children can have fun and learn about the exciting hobby of rock tumbling with this STEM electronic set, by polishing rocks to create semi-precious gemstones. The set includes all the accessories children need to start polishing dazzling gems
(you just need to supply craft glue) from all around the world! Plus they can use the included ring fastenings to create beautiful homemade jewellery! Rock tumbling is a fun activity for children, whilst promoting an interest in geology and science making it educational at the same time. Suitable for 10 years plus.

Colour Addict

Ideally played with 2-6 players, this game will get everyone's brain ticking when you try to match the words or colours. Sound simple? Not when red is green, and blue is pink! Fun for all the family, Colour Addict is a quick-paced card game where you race to get rid of all your cards as you try to match them with the colour or word card in the centre! This colourful and addictive card game is perfect for family game nights, school breaks and kids sleepovers! The aim of the game is to get rid of all your cards as quickly as possible by playing the right colour, or the right word, or both, or vice versa! Suitable for ages 7 plus.

Giggle & Roll

Smiggle Giggle & Roll is a fun strategic counting game that can be played by children challenging themselves, or by playing against family and/or friends! The object of the game is to close down as many numbers as possible to score zero. If all the numbers cannot be closed down the numbers remaining are counted and the winner is the person with the lowest number total! The set includes one game board and two white dice. Suitable for 6 years plus.

The Night After Christmas

A brilliantly funny Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Oi Frog! Phew! Now that the presents are all delivered, Santa and his elves can enjoy their own festive fun! With crackers and presents, dance-offs and light shows, Santa’s Boxing-night party is the North Pole’s biggest event of the year! A hilarious follow-up to the bestselling The Night Before the Night Before Christmas. This rhyming picture book is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered what Santa gets up to once all the present are delivered.

Planes Bamboo Dinner Set

Make mealtimes even more fun with this bamboo dinner set featuring a colourful Wayne Hemingway Spitfire design from the Imperial War Museum. The set includes a plate, a bowl, a cup and a knife and spoon. Made from non-toxic bamboo fibre which is eco friendly and biodegradable as well as super hardy, the Planes Bamboo Dinner Set is sure to be a firm favourite for many years once opening it this Christmas day! Suitable for 6 months plus.

Smiggle Bath Fizzers

Bath fizzers and bath bombs for children are now more popular than ever! The well known and loved Smiggle have a great range of products that will be ideal for children's Christmas gifts this year, including this set of 5 Mermaid - Scented Bath Fizzers. Containing five different fizzers - a purple dolphin, a blue shell, a turquoise fish, a pink starfish and a green mermaids tale. Simply pop them into your child's bath and let your child witness the joy of the fizzers dissolving into the water. Suitable for 6 years plus. Caution: 
never leave children unattended around water.

My Fabulous Storyteller

Give the gift of storytelling this Christmas with the My Fabulous Storyteller from Lunii. This beautifully designed, child-sized storyteller will provide little minds with an opportunity to delve deep into a world of imagination and give families a special way to connect through creativity. It's a perfect Christmas gift for children aged 3-8 years old as little hands can easily use the device to select different characters, settings and objects to create their own, unique story which is then told to them through the My Fabulous Storyteller device.

To view other gift guides from the 2020 Christmas Feature on Unique Young Mum please click here.

Until next time,
Jada x


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