Another day closer to Christmas another gift guide, this time with gifts for younger children, aged from toddler up to about five. This has to be one of the easiest ages to buy for, as long as the only thing on their Christmas list isn’t this years ‘in toy’ that can’t be found for love nor money after September 31st!
You can really let your imagination run wild for the little ones, and even get them some of the more practical objects that they ‘need’ because they will likely be ripping through all the wrapping paper without really looking what’s inside anyway!
Sometimes (most of the time) kids wake up at silly o’clock in the morning and expect it to be play time. There is only so often that you can put them back to bed before giving up, only to find you are awake before the kids TV channels have even started! This lovely clock, which also doubles as a night light, counts down stars through the night so children know its time to be in bed, until the screen changes showing a sun. The accompanying story book helps children to understand what you mean by ‘stay in bed until you see the sun’ and hopefully everyone will be getting much better nights sleep!
Giant Magnifying Glass
Little kids love exploring the world around them so why not let them look that little bit closer with one of these colourful little magnifying glasses? The chunky plastic handles make it an ideal christmas gift for small children and the flip out stand makes it hands free.
Colour in Cardboard Racing Reindeer
This colour in Reindeer would be great fun on it’s own, but if you have more than one small child they can have a great time racing each other! They are a great way to fill in some time during the day as the kids can spend plnty of time colouring them in exactly how they want before popping them over their heads and galloping about the place.
Irish Fairy Door
In a world where kids live with their noses in a screen, it it lovely to see a product that is designed to keep magic alive in the world. These tiny, handcrafted little doors help fairies relocate to your house, school, garden or anywhere, but always have a way to go back to fairyland. They are very well made and are great by themselves, with their three tint stepping stones, but the website also has plenty of products you can buy to help you fairy really settle in well!
Personalised Bean Bag
These bean bags come in a variety of colours and characters so you can choose your child’s favourite animal or colour and have their name added right across the front! These are quite firm bean bags which come in three sizes, so not only are they ideal to perch on to watch a favourite film but they are great to lean against or even used as a footstool. The covers are also machine washable which is very useful when it comes to small children and fabric.
Kids just love role playing and having a small kitchen for them to cook up a storm really is a great way to encourage this type of imaginative play. Throw in some tiny pots and pans and a basket of plastic food and you will be the best fed parent in town!
So there you have it, six fantastic Christmas gifts for younger children, without a certain pink pig or little blue train in sight!
Disclaimer, I was given some of these items to review, but they were products I chose to review and thought good enough to add them into this gift guide.