Christmas Gift Guide For Children 2021

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If you're struggling to find the best gifts for toddlers, children, tweens or teenagers, don't panic! Finding the perfect gift is tricky even when you're a parent! So I'm sharing a few fab gift ideas here, I'm sure you'll find that extra special present you've been looking for! Toys, books and even subscription boxes, even the child who has everything will have a smile of their face when they open one of these gifts on Christmas morning!

* All items in this post were gifted to me. This post contains affiliate links

A Girl's Guide To Being Fearless - How To Find Your Brave

Self care can start at any age! Good self care habits are just as important for children as they are for adults! A Girls Guide To Being Fearless is self care, self improvement guide aimed at teenage girls and it's full of quotes, tips and interesting drawings to help hold their interest. What I personally love about this guide is that it's written in such a way that it feels almost like you are just talking to a friend. It tackles a lot of issues teenage girls struggle with and it's extremely relevant to current times too. It's easy to read, it's friendly, relatable and not at all overwhelming or patronising.

A fab book aimed at, but absolutely not exclusively for teen and tween girls.
Available from Wiley and Amazon

The Phoenix Comic Subscription

The Phoenix is a weekly subscription comic book for children (aimed at ages 7-14). Each week a fab new exciting comic could be delivered to your child - what a fab gift idea! A subscription to Phoenix comics really would be the gift that keeps giving (52 times a year!). 

The comics are so jam packed with fun, unique stories created by talented well known artists and aside from stories, there's plenty other exciting activities too! From competitions to book reviews, interesting facts and even 'how to' drawing guides!

No instant landfill plastic junk atrociously attached to the cover like most children's magazines either, just high quality, fun content for kids to enjoy and get stuck in!

As I mentioned above, a subscription to Phoenix Comic really would make a fantastic, original gift for your child this year! 

Available from Phoenix Comic

Go Glam U-nique Nail Salon

The Go Glam U-nique Nail Salon is a fun little piece of kit for children who love painting their nails! It includes nail polish but the machine itself is a nail polish dryer and stamper. The set comes with 5 design pods, a multitude of different designs and patterns, 2 nail polishes and a top coat, as well as a toe separator. 

If your child loves playing dressing up, trying on make up or painting their nails, I'm sure they will love having the ability to have patterned nails now too! It's really easy to use too, just choose a pattern and insert the correct cartridge, paint your nails and you're ready to start. Easy for older children to try by themselves! 

Super fun way for young girls and teens to paint and decorate their nails with fun designs. It comes with everything you need to go from plain nails to super cute, painted and stamped nails. It’s pretty much mess free too! 

Available from Spin Master and Amazon

Classic Animals Puzzles

Puzzles are always a fab gift idea for younger children, I know my toddler adores a good puzzle! This Classic Animal Puzzle is a wonderful product and would really be a lovely present. It features well known zoo animals ideal for teaching animal names and sounds. Plus on the back of each completed puzzle it mentions the names of the animals too, so a great phonic activity too. 

The puzzles vary from 3-5 pieces so they're ideal for 2+ years and the pieces are made of wood, as opposed to flimsy cardboard, meaning they will last far longer! Nicely made puzzles, really cute images and packaged well - a really thoughtful gift!

Available from Jaques London and Amazon.

Butterfly Garden 

This wonderful Butterfly Garden kit would make such a fun, educational gift for any child! An interesting, real way to teach the magic of Metamorphosis from your own home. This kit provides your child with the ability to closely observe caterpillars transforming into chrysalis' to beautiful butterflies. 

The kit comes with the fabric 'home' for the butterflies and detailed instructions. Specific products come with a voucher to purchase the caterpillars, but if no voucher is included they will need to be purchased separately - so just keep this in mind when you buy the product. 

Honestly, we have tried this butterfly garden in the past, and it was so much fun! It's such a wonderful experience to watch a such a fascinating creature grow and change before your eyes. Educational and exciting - what more could you want in a gift?

Available from Bright Minds and Amazon

The Reading Adventure Club

I love a good subscription box, if I could afford it - I'd subscribe to a vast amount of them! I've tried out many number of children's boxes in the past but The Reading Adventure Club is something else! It was set up by young twin brothers who loved reading. Each months box comes with the reading book, notes for the grown up, an extra book themed gift and up to 10 individual little gifts. The gifts are relevant to specific parts of the book (there's a note on each page when it's time for a gift). The little gifts, some are fun, some are silly, some are factual and educational too - but there are all relevant to the reading book.

Personally, I think this is the coolest idea ever. My kids are excited to read the book, I'm excited to read it with them! It's so much fun, it's like a lucky dip - a prize for enjoying reading! 

One of my favourite subscription boxes to date, it really would make a wonderful gift! Whether you gifted a box, or a whole subscription!

Available from The Reading Adventure Club

Airbrush Plush

Airbrush Plush is a cute little soft toy unicorn that your child can completely personalise and decorate! Using the included battery powered spray gun and chalk pens your child can decorate and 'spray paint' using stencils or freehand! It's really a lot of fun, and they can truely make their unicorns unique and personalised! 

The unicorn is super soft and cosy, and I didn't mention the best part! - The markers wash off easily, so the cute unicorn can be decorated again, and again and again! 

The toy is good quality, the spray gun is really easy to use and the pens are great too, although personally I feel adding more colours would be a great idea too! A sweet, fun and creative gift idea!

Available from Canal Toys and Amazon

Cappi Fibre Tip Pens and Metallic Felt Tip Pens

Colouring pens, stationery, paper and colouring books are things I like to stock up on every Christmas. They are a great gift and most children would be really happy to receive some fab new stationery. These Cappi Colouring felt tip pens are unique because you thread the caps through a plastic ring meaning it's so much more difficult to lose their lids! I know for a fact what an issue that is with children and pens, they are forever losing the correct lids!

The pens also have an ergonomic design meaning they are so much easier for little hands to hold, and they are washable too! Everything you need in colouring pens for children!

Available from STABILO and Amazon

The Metallic Premium Felt Tip Pens are something a little bit..special. They come in 8 gorgeous metallic shades, gold, silver, blue, pink, light green, dark green, copper and pink and each one is as beautiful as the last. (Can you tell how much I love good quality stationery? Haha)

Each pen is really high quality, vibrant, shimmery and luminous even on black card or paper. 
Perfect for crafts, colouring, detailed drawings, writing - anything creative at all! 

Available from STABILO and Amazon

Mechanic Loops And Turns Construction Set

Mechanic Loops And Turns Construction Set is a new kit from Geomag. I am personally a big fan of Geomag, it's a lot of fun! I remember my younger brother having a few sets when he was a child and it's such a creative, exciting construction toy. 

This fab set uses magnetics and gravity to creative a new type of construction. What I personally love about all Geomag toys is the fact that no batteries or electricity is required, it's all about imagination, construction and science. It's educational and fun! This set has a 'magnetic cannon' that uses the force of attraction to shoot the magnetic balls around the circuit. It's such a unique concept, a really exciting gift idea for any child, any gender, over the age 8+.

Available from The Entertainer and Amazon

Washbag Gift Set

I love Childs Farm products! They are fun, eye catching, and suitable for dry, eczema prone and sensitive skin too. These are their Luxury Washbag Gift Sets. Each set includes a hair and body wash and a bubble bath, gifted in a lovely, high quality washbag.

The unicorn print washbag contains tangerine scented bubble bath and blackberry and apple hair and body wash. The tractor print washbag contains raspberry bubble bath and orange scented hair and body wash. Each product is wonderful and lovely scented too. 

The products are all paediatrician and dermatologically approved, and vegan friendly too!

The washbags themselves are fab, and really great quality and the bottles of products are full size, no lame sample sizes here! A fab gift set, perfect stocking filler for any child!

Tractor Washbag available from Childs Farm and Amazon
Unicorn Washbag available from Childs Farm and Amazon

Batman 4 Inch Action Figures

If you have a Superhero or Batman fan to buy for this year, these Batman 4 inch Action Figures would be perfect! The collection includes different Batmans to collect, The Riddler, The Joker, Robin, Harley Quinn and many more!

Each figure comes with it's own accessories and a collector poster too. I'm very impressed with the quality and detail of the figures. The packaging is creative and exciting, with secret compartments for the different accessories. The figures are all really excellent - I'm sure my son would love to collect them all for himself!

Just a little note, some stockists that sell these figures do not give you the opportunity to choose which figure you want, so if you want a specific figure I suggest you shop around.

Available from Spin Master, Amazon and other stockists.

Railway Ticket Gift Experience

Are you looking for the ideal gift, for a child who already has a lot of things, then why not give an experience instead? Buy A Gift have a huge range of experience gifts to choose from, but I really loved the sound of the Family Steam Railway Day Rover Ticket Experience. These tickets entitle the recipient and family to all day travel on the historic East Somerset Railway!

What a fab gift would that be to give your child, a super fun day out for the whole family?!

If you are not near East Somerset, there are lots of other railway experience gifts to choose from on their site!

Available from Buy A Gift

Be A Tree
I am a sucker for a gorgeously illustrated children's book. I love to buy them as gifts, I love to buy them for my own children. There's something so perfect, so magical about a beautiful book. 

Be A Tree is a lovely new book, written by Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by Felicita Sala - all about the magic and majesty of trees, and how they're wonders can teach us to be better humans. 

It's such a wonderful book, perfect for grown ups to read to their little ones (sometimes I feel that helps the magic come alive a little more, don't you?) The soothing, imaginative language really helps to paint and picture in your mind. Such, such a gorgeous book. Aimed at ages 4-8. 

Available from Abrams & Chronicle and Amazon

YESSS!: The SUMO Secrets To Being A Positive, Confident Teenager

YESSS! The SUMO Secrets To Being A Positive, Confident Teenager is a fab guide, full of fun, interesting and motivating advice for teenagers. Uncovering the secrets of owning your emotions, being healthy and positive, setting and smashing goals! 

We all know how tough the teenage years can be, particularly without support but nowadays life is even tougher for them. It's so important to help them discover their own self identity and shape them into the very best versions of themselves. 

A really high quality, informative and relatable book. The practical ideas are great and the lovely illustrations really bring the ideas to life!

Available from Wiley and Amazon

Diary Of A Brilliant Kid: Top Secret Guide To Awesomeness

Diary of a Brilliant Kid is a fab book for the tweenager age. Full of quotes, story and adorable illustrations laid out in a journal format. It's all about encouraging self belief and self discovery - something so important to learn, even as a child. 

Celebrating your uniqueness, discover just how amazing you are and what you can achieve! 

Personally I love the format of the book, it's an introduction to journaling with lots of wisdom, activities and inspiration throughout. 

Having read this book myself (my eldest is almost a tween) I really really recommend it. If you feel your 8-12 year old is struggling at all, perhaps with focus, school or mental health struggles, I really recommend giving this book a read.

Work on it together, let them do it alone - whatever works! It's fun, quirky & silly, yet inspiring and motivating. A really fab book for children!

Available from Wiley and Amazon 

My First Calendar

I remember having a very similar calendar to this when I was in my first year of school! My First Calendar is a lovely, large magnetic calendar. With the ability to change the days, date, month, seasons and weather each day it'll help young children to learn and remember these using repetition and being able to change the calendar each day. 

As well as teaching the days of the week, seasons, weather and months of the year - it's a great way to teach life skills and routine. It is stated that the calendar is aimed at toddlers, but it'd be a fantastic product for any young child. My 6 & 7 year olds really enjoy switching it up every day! 

As with any Jaques product, it's very sturdy and really high quality. The colours are vibrant and the illustrations are very sweet. The calendar itself is very easy to use and the pieces are big enough for small hands. It's easy to hang up and although the calendar isn't magnetic (the pieces are) it'd easily hang from a hook or a drawing pin. 

Available from Jaques and Amazon 

SFR Vision II Tropical Quad Roller Skates

These funky roller skates have such a cool, retro feel to them. The high padded backs provide good ankle support and the PU wheels are really great quality. 

I love the vibrant colours of them and they are super comfortable to wear, if a bit snug. I would suggest going up a size if needed. All in all, the skates are really high quality, weighted and sturdy. 

These colourful roller skates would make such a fab, fun, gift idea for children this Christmas - something a little different!

Available from Skates and Amazon

Have You Ever Seen A Flower?

Again, another truely beautiful children's book. Have You Ever Seen A Flower is a magical little book all about nature and the universe beyond. The story is easy to read, but can provoke so much thought and imagination. The story itself is lovely, but the imagery and illustrations is something else - a wonderful piece of art on each page. 

One of the wisest, most colourful and vivid picture books I have seen. So magical! It's a wonderful take on mindfulness, slowing down, peacefulness and positivity - and of course, connecting with nature.

Honestly, it's such a gorgeous book and a truely lovely read. The perfect addition to your child's bookshelf this Christmas.

Available from Abrams & Chronicle and Amazon 

I hope you enjoyed having a read through my gift guide! 
Let me know which item is your favourite?

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