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Christmas Gift Guide: the Top 10 Gifts for Children
December 10, 2021
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Christmas day is less than 18 days away, which is around the corner, to say the least! We all know the only thing children will be thinking about is what Father Christmas will be bringing them down the chimney this year.

Christmas shopping for presents can be a nightmare for some. And, we have all been there picking our brains attempting to find that perfect gift. Christmas shopping for kids especially can sometimes be overwhelming with an array of choices on the shelves, as well as the endless options online.

To make this job somewhat easier for those parents or family of friends struggling to find that perfect Christmas gift, we have done the research for you! We have looked at all major retailers and have scoped out for the most popular items amongst the youngsters at the moment. From this we have narrowed down and complied a list of the top 10 Christmas gift ideas, which is bound to contain a gift that your little one will enjoy!

Our list consists of toys ranging from transforming vehicles, board games, puzzles and more!

This list of toys and games was assembled with not only your children’s enjoyment in mind, but also with consideration of their development, whether that be developing skills such as visual-spatial reasoning, teamwork, or other skills.

Paw Patrol Chase’s Deluxe Transforming Vehicle

3 years +

£50

Argos retail price

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If your child loves PAW patrol this will definitely be on their Christmas wish list! With authentic movie details; flashing lights; realistic sounds and the ability to transform from a car into a motorcycle, your child can help chase crime in Adventure City!

Benefits

This toy is great for developing children’s imagination which in turn helps them understand the real world, develop problem solving skills, creating new possibilities.

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Little Live Pets My Pig Piggly

4 years +

£27.79

Amazon retail price

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This 14cm x 15cm interactive pig (with a very cute snout) has many talents! You can watch her dance; take her for a walk with her lovely leash; feed her with a bottle (as pigs get hungry too) and she even snores when she sleeps!

Benefits

This toy can help your child to enhance their imagination, learn about taking responsibility for a pet, and develop fine motor skills and to be creative.

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Ravensburger Upside Down Challenge Game

7 years +

£20

Amazon retail price

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Something fun for the whole family! Pop these goggles on and experience the world like a bat or a vampire would (upside down) and try and complete the 100+ challenges the game has suggested – but it doesn’t stop there because this game also lets you channel your imagination and come up with your own challenges!

Benefits

This product is a great way for your children to learn about how to be a good team player and how to communicate with others in a fun and social environment.

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Magic Mixies Magical Misting Cauldron

5 years +

£69.65

Amazon retail price

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Let your child experience magic with this misting cauldron! They can chant spells, add in various potions and with a tap tap tap of the jewelled wand, an interactive plush toy emerges from the misty foggy depths of the cauldron. With over 50 sounds/reactions – this cauldron is not just any cauldron, but one to keep the magic alive over Christmas!

Benefits

This is a perfect gift to help your child foster their creativity and their imagination.

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Ravensburger Planetary Solar System 3D Globe Jigsaw Puzzle Set

6 years +

£41.87

Amazon retail price

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Set of not one, not two, not three but eight different 3D puzzles, that you can build to create your very own Solar System (a mini version). With a total number of 522 pieces, this will be keeping the children busy, or all of you should you decide to do it as a family! Not only is it fun but it is also educational too.

Benefits

Puzzles are a great mental exercise as it is a way for children to develop their visual-spatial reasoning, improve their attention to detail, memory, problem solving skills and more. This is also a perfect way for children to discover more, in learning about space and our solar system.

 

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Squeakee the Balloon Dino

5 years +

£79.99

Amazon retail price

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This interactive balloon dinosaur will provide your child company even

beyond Christmas! From dancing to eating his bone, watch this dinosaur become best friends with your child and the whole family! The best part is, he’ll talk and dance, which will have your child up, active and dancing.

 

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Jiggly Pets Tan Tan the Orangutan

4 years +

£24.99

Amazon retail price

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Love to dance? Then this dancing orangutan will let the whole family move and groove!

Set the music on and watch this orangutan shake and dance the whole family and teach your child some new dance moves to show off after the holidays.

And with a bonus of sunglasses, your child will be set back into dancing and grooving away.

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Nerf Blaster Inline Scooter with Blaster and Darts

5 years +

£30

Argos retail price

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Fancy something more proactive? Enjoy being outside? Well, this Nerf Blaster scooter just made things a lot more fun and interesting!

Watch your child zoom away with this tightly-adjusted and easy-grip handled scooter than also holds a nerf blaster, ensuring some definite fun.

Do some races or go on a secret mission – nothing about this scooter will be boring and children can spend hours outside, also getting some good exercise in!

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My First Train

3 years +

£20

John Lewis retail price

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If you’re not feeling quite up to going outside, fear not, as this 17-piece starter train set will definitely keep you and your child busy indoors.

The magnetic wooden blocks make starting this game easy and will surely keep the time going whilst the children play.

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Barbie Dreamtopia Colour Change Mermaid

3 years +

£22.40

Amazon retail price

More about the gift

If you’re not feeling quite up to going outside, fear not, as this 17-piece starter train set will definitely keep you and your child busy indoors.

The magnetic wooden blocks make starting this game easy and will surely keep the time going whilst the children play.

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At inTuition Clubs we’re also embracing the spirit of giving this season with our handmade life size advent calendar! Our advent calendar is easy and affordable if you want to recreate it at home, all you need are 25 small paper bags, a long piece of string, paperclips, 25 small prizes and plenty of Christmas stickers.

  1. Decorate your Advent calendar bags and label them 1 -25
  2. Add in the small toys and any other extras of your choosing
  3. Tie your string on two opposite ends of the room
  4. Using your paperclips attach the bags to the string (in the right order!) and you’re all done!

This year we’ve included a special Christmas gift in our calendar; each day there’s a fun riddle to solve and prize for one of our students. We’re also giving away some super savings in our advent calendar – if you can solve the riddle that is. Our Year 4s are super exited about their prizes!

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