Christmas Gift Guide: 24 of the Best Kids’ Toys and Goodies

Girl decorating Christmas tree

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for children? These toy ideas are sure to have your little ones jumping for joy…

The countdown to Christmas is officially on! But if you’re still hunting for the perfect present to slip under the tree, fear not – we’ve got all the inspiration you need in our roundup of the best Christmas gift ideas for children.

Snow Princess Doll’s Pram, £400, Silver Cross

Doll's pram

New for Christmas 2019, this luxury Snow Princess Doll’s Pram and Bag from Silver Cross delivers a quirky take on the traditional child’s pushchair – we love the removable white fur hood trim and snowflake patterns.

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Kids’ helmet, £29.99, The Hornit

Kids bike helmet

A cool bike deserves a cool helmet, and this stylish sloth-patterned lid from The Hornit certainly fits the bill. Better yet, it’s lightweight, fully adjustable, and comes with an integrated LED light.

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Disney The Jungle Book Tonie with Toniebox, £69.95, tonies®Disney toniebox

Fans of The Jungle Book will love unwrapping this treat from tonies® – simply press play to hear the Toniebox narrated a shortened version of the story. It also features four iconic songs from the classic movie, including ‘The Bare Necessities’.

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Digital print, from £29.99, Toots Design

Unicorn print

A stunning addition to any child’s bedroom, this cute print from Toots Design features a magical unicorn reading a bedtime story. Printed in a landscape format, there’s also various frames and size options available.

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Kids’ hair and body wash, £4, Childs Farm

Childs farm body wash

Wash your little ones with this satsuma-scented hair and body wash from Childs Farm, and they’ll smell simply irresistible! Suitable for newborns and upwards, the wash is also suitable for sensitive skin and those who are prone to eczema.

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Brio World Travel Switching Train Set, £80, John Lewis

Brio train set

When it comes to Christmas gift ideas for children, a train set always goes down well – and this wooden battery-powered railway from Brio is no exception. Little train drivers can load passengers at the train station using the special lift, switch between the red and blue line over the bridge, and head back round again.

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Flop! Bean Bag, £49.99, BabaBing

Flop! beanbag

Great for kids aged three and upwards, this super-comfy beanbag will slot perfectly into your living room, kitchen or child’s bedroom. Whether it’s for chilling in front of the TV, or used as the ultimate gaming chair, they’ll love having their own space in which to flop.

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The Nutcracker by Fiona Watt, £12.99, Usborne Books

The Nutcracker musical book

Bring a little magic to storytime with this musical tale from Usborne – on each page, young readers will be encouraged to press buttons to hear special arrangements from Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker ballet.

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Esprit hoodie sweatshirt, £28, Kidiliz

Esprit kids hoodie

This super-stylish dinosaur-print hoodie from Esprit will definitely keep them warm and cosy during the cold winter months – whether you’re staying in London for Christmas, or hitting the slopes on a family ski trip.

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The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers, £16.99, Waterstones

The Fate of Fausto

A cherished keepsake for your child’s bookshelf, the latest book release from visual artist Oliver Jeffers’ is filled with beautiful illustrations and spectacular prose.

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Canvas tipi, £85.95, The Little Green Sheep

Christmas gift ideas for children

We have a good feeling this tipi from The Little Green Sheep will keep your tots occupied for hours, leaving you free to relax after the chaos of unwrapping presents. It’s easy to assemble and comes with a travel bag, too.

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The Liberty Wrap Bracelet, £29, Merci Maman

Merci Maman bracelet

Gifting jewellery at Christmas rarely fails, and this Liberty Wrap Bracelet, complete with a stunning floral print and mini heart charm, is something they’ll treasure for years to come.  Choose from sterling silver and gold plated, and opt for engraving in store if you wish.

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Frog 55 Bike, £403, Frog Bikes

Christmas gift ideas for children

Lightweight, easily adjustable and best for six to seven-year-olds, this 20-inch kids’ hybrid bike stacks up some serious cool points. Reflectors, a mudguard and a bell are also included.

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Organic Children Fruity Favourites Toiletries Bundle, £35, The Green People

Children's travel toiletries set

This sweet-scented toiletries set from The Green People’s Organic Children range features Citrus Crush Shampoo, Lavender Burst Conditioner, Berry Smoothie Bath and Shower Gel, Citrus Hand Sanitiser, plus a colouring-in and sticker book.

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Palace Doll House, £399.95, Le Toy Van

Christmas gift ideas for children

Who wouldn’t love to discover a spectacular dolls’ house under the tree? This five-storey palace from Le Toy Van is the largest in the brand’s collection, and is made from durable, sustainable rubberwood – guaranteed to last hours and hours of playtime.

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Threadbear Design Circus Stacker, £29.95, Pom Pom

Circus stacker toy

This adorable retro-inspired circus stacker is great for developing problem-solving and fine motor skills. Made from sustainable wood and cotton, all the pieces can be kept in the double-sided circus bag provided.

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Insulated Kids Water Bottle, £22.95, Klean Kanteen

Christmas gift ideas for children

Brilliant for lunchtimes or on the go, Klean Kanteen’s stainless steel water bottles have the added benefit for being spill-proof, durable, and difficult to lose thanks to their looped caps, which easily attach to bags.

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Santa Socks Personalised Christmas Story, £19.99, Bang On Books

Christmas gift ideas for children

Personalised gifts make a beautiful keepsake, and this delightful book even has space for a photograph of your little one. Inside, you’ll find many classic characters making an appearance, from penguins and elves to reindeer, and of course, Santa Claus himself.

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Zebra Long Hot Water Bottle, £39.95, Style My Kid

Long hot water bottle

This ergonomically designed hot water bottle is designed to keep little ones warmer for longer. Made from high-quality grade-natural rubber, these bedtime companions are a must in the colder months.

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Jingle Belly Christmas Dinner, £1.50, Boots

Christmas gift ideas for children

Why should your little one have to miss out on the joy of a Christmas dinner? Suitable for babies from seven months – and a great stocking filler – these tasty pouches from Ella’s Kitchen are filled with turkey, potatoes and vegetables (including sprouts).

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Kids beanie, £28, Reima

Christmas gift ideas for children

Not only is this stylish beanie made with a super-soft fleece lining, but it’s yarn is also reflective,  making children easier to spot on dark days. It’s ideal for protecting cold ears against the wind, too.

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Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty, £12.99, Abrams and Chronicle

Sofia Valdez Future Prez

Need Christmas gift ideas for children who’ll likely be Prime Minister one day? We hear you. Aspiring young leaders will take plenty from Andrea Beaty’s latest book release, which features Sofia – a young community leader who isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in.

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Ice Moccis, from £25, MoccisChristmas gift ideas for children

Have your children pop these cosy moccasins on their feet on a cold day and they’ll feel snug as a bug! The luxurious nonslip leather sole is also incredibly flexible, allowing lots of freedom of movement, while the Ecotex-certified yarn keeps them warm and cosy.

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Le Petit Chef Children’s Apron, £17, Opinel

Children's apron

If festive baking is on your agenda during the Christmas break, ensure your little ones look the part with this high-quality cotton apron from Opinel. Mince pie, anyone?

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