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This will be Daisy’s 3rd Christmas this year, and in that time we’ve had another new baby in our family too. This means we now have 15 nieces and nephews! Wowser! This makes Christmas an expensive time, with lots of little ones around to join the chaos of family time with a large family. This year I want to share with you some of the items we will be gifting with our 2018 Christmas Gift Guide for Toddlers.
When you have a new baby at Christmas time, and they start to cut their first teeth, it can be a bit of a stressful time. The Nibbling Teething Necklace is a great gift for a new Mum who also wants to keep her little one entertained safely during family time.
Slime is everywhere, right?! One of my nieces spends hours making slime. Sometimes she wants to mix together all manner of weird things, using up all the shaving foam in the house and people’s bottles of perfume! This year I’ll be gifting her this fantastic DIY Slime Factory which doesn’t need glue or any other random item, and just needs water. It comes with glitter, confetti and more.
Fingerlings were EVERYWHERE last year and this year they are set to be just as popular, if not more so. The Untamed Razor Fingerling is perfect as a bigger present for little ones, and I’ll be gifting one to my nephew as his main present. With more than 40 sounds and animations, it should keep him entertained for hours when we have our big Christmas meet up! Best of all it comes with batteries!
For the London obsessed little one History Heroes London is the perfect gift. You are presented with cards featuring a variety of characters who made or shaped London. You have to guess their identity from presented facts and you can even choose from difficulty ratings from easiest to hard, to tailor the game to your audience.
Christmas is the perfect time to introduce your little ones to Floof. Floof is a light and mouldable material that sticks together, meaning it is low mess! Hoorah! You can re-use it again and again, and it can be reshaped over and over. The Floof Builder Set comes with rollers and scrapers, and the Floof Mr & Mrs Snowman set comes with snowman moulds and a play mat too. This is a great toy for children with active imaginations, especially if you live in an area that barely gets the snow – like us!
The Fairy Light Garden is great for children you like to use their imagination. In this set, you get everything that you could ever need to create your own magical Fairy Light Garden. There is a fairy garden bowl, musical fairy house, raised growing bed, mushroom, bridge with flowers and even grass seed! The fairy dust vial really helps to complete this set and add just the right amount of magic.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas for us without a personalised book. Where next, Teddy? tells the story of your little one! We’ve personalised our book for our daughter Daisy, and in the book she helps off on magical adventures with her teddy. It’s such an endearing story, and honestly made me well up when reading it.
If you’re buying your little one a tablet this Christmas then why not protect it with the Speck iGuy. This is a child-friendly case for various iPad models. It comes in a whole host of colours and is squeezable for grip. It’s a free-standing kid-friendly case that is shock absorbent and helps to protect the precious tablet.
We love craft afternoons here and pens from Maped Helix are fantastic. The ones you see here have a handy design where the pen comes out of the stand, without the lid. This means you can just slot them back into place when you’re finished and don’t have to worry about missing lids and pens drying out. We love bright funky colours and Maped has a great range of child-friendly pens and pencils.
Daisy has been a fan of the Toddlebike2 for a good year now. Not only is this a fantastic pre-balance bike for 1 to 3-year-olds but it is great for exercise, developing coordination or even for transporting Daisy’s figurines. Daisy loves hers and regularly scoots around our home on it.
I saw this at an event back in September and knew that it would be part of this gift guide. It’s just SO fun, for little ones AND for parents! This is a tabletop kitchen, so you don’t need a vast amount of room. It comes with a small array of realistic sounds of the kettle whistling and a pot bubbling. What I love the most is that when you shut the door, to bake the cake, it actually rises in the oven! This adds a realistic element to small world play that is absolutely adorable. I love how the cups can hang on the front and Daisy is going to adore this for Christmas.
While I love being able to go out and do my Christmas shopping in stores, I also love the real personal touch that you get with something handmade. The lovely Jasmin, from Jasmin’s Handarbeiten, has made this beautiful blanket for my new nephew. It is soft, has lovely detailing to it and is perfect for a new baby or even an older child like my 2.5-year-old daughter Daisy. The bag it comes wrapped in makes it feel even more special as a gift.
This Christmas I’ll be gifting practical items to my new nephew. We’ve used the Bibetta luxury neoprene changing mat ourselves for ages and loved it. It’s really simple to fold down, and it’s lightweight too so perfect for the changing bag when out and about. My nephew will be wearing this lovely bib for his Christmas dinner this year, and beyond no doubt. It’s simple to clean in the washing machine and best of all it is utterly adorable!
We’ve been fans of Buff hats for a couple of years now and these may be my favourite so far. I love that Daisy and I can be matching, almost, while looking bright and colourful and keeping warm. I love the quality of Buff hats. They are ideal for all cold weather, even snow, and fashionable too.
Bath time can be great fun with slime baff & gelli baff from Zimpli Kids. You can transform baths to slime, or gelli, and back again so it washes down the plughole. This is great fun and best of all you can contain all of the mess to your bath! Snoball Play is ideal to have a snowball fight without all of the coldness! It takes just seconds to get it ready and it is great fun too.
We love completing puzzles together and this one is a step up from the 6 & 8 piece puzzles that Daisy has been playing with recently. I love the colourful detail of this 20 piece puzzle from The English Beagle and it’s a gift that can be played with again and again.
Here is a closer look at the puzzle:
Daisy is in love with building blocks, making towers and using her imagination too. You can attach these cubes at any side and they are ideal for free building. You can use Magicubes to make 3D structures and even little ones can use these with ease.
I saw Igloo Mania at a toy conference earlier in the year and knew it would be great fun for Christmas, and all through Winter really. It’s designed for children aged 5+ and 2-4 players. You can play a game in just a manner of minutes but it is great fun too. You need to remove pieces of the igloo but make sure that you’re not the person who collapses it or you’ve lost the game!
Fancy winning yourself a gift for your little one for Christmas?
Thanks to Geomag I’ve got a 27 piece freebuilding set of Magicube to give away to one lucky person!
Competition ends 30.11.2018.
We received the items featured within this gift guide for free, in exchange for this coverage. All opinions are my own.