Santa is dusting off his red suit, the reindeers are resting ready for the big night and everything in the North Pole is well and truly gearing up for a magical Christmas 2018. We’ve been speaking to an Elf in the know and have this year’s top Christmas presents for children right here to share with you in our handy festive gift guide. Have a look at our recommendations which ought to help putting a smile on their little faces on Christmas morning. Ho, ho, ho!
Top Christmas Presents for Children: The 2018 Gift Guide
1. PJ Masks Deluxe Headquarters Playset
Those little crime fighting, pyjama wearing superheroes are always a big hit at Christmas, and this year we’re loving the look of the PJ Masks Deluxe Headquarters Playset. At over 2 feet tall, this playset has 3 levels with a working elevator, traps, zip line, hatches and a ramp. It also has lights and sounds to bring their play experience to life. Comes with a Cat Boy figure and Cat-Car. Suitable for ages 3 years +.
You can get the PJ Masks Deluxe Headquarters Playset at Argos, click here to shop.
2. John Lewis Wooden Children’s Kitchen
Still one of our best purchases to date, we’ve had years of fun with both our children and the play kitchen. They’re fun, keep little ones busy for ages, and they’re educational too letting children practice their cooking skills. We really love this wooden kitchen from John Lewis, it looks great and the quality is great too. You’ll find a hob, oven, cupboard space, sink with taps and a clock.
To have a look at this gorgeous kitchen from John Lewis, click here.
3. LOL Surprise Under Wraps
LOL Dolls continue to be one of the must-have gifts this Christmas, our house is LOL obsessed and if you’ve so far managed to avoid them, here’s the low down. LOL Dolls are collectible dolls and accessories that need to be unwrapped and unlocked with codes. It’s really exciting for children as they layer down to the doll, there are even YouTube unwrapping videos they can watch! The LOL Surprise Under Wraps will definitely be in a stocking at ours this Christmas morning. At just under £15 it’s good value and there are 15 surprises to find including; a spy glass, secret message sticker, surprise codes, bottle, mystery disguise, shoes, fashion accessory, outfit and a doll.
These are expected to be in big demand again this Christmas, to get yours now have a look on Argos, click here.
4. Fingerlings Untamed Dinos and Unicorns
Remember Fingerlings? Those cute little monkeys from last Christmas which sold out pretty much everywhere and adorned the finger of children up and down the country on Christmas morning… Well, they’re back for 2018, and they’ve had a slight facelift. Say hello to Fingerlings Untamed Dinos and Unicorns. Fingerlings react to sound, motion and touch interacting with children while gripping onto their fingers! At around £14.99 they are great collectibles and make an ideal Christmas gift or stocking filler.
5. My Lovely Unicorn Electric Ride-On
At £190, this magical unicorn doesn’t come with a small price tag, but it is a pretty cool gift if you’re looking to push the boat out this year. It’s a battery operated ride-on toy which can move forwards, backwards and side to side with a simple twist of the reins! Children will love riding around on this striking unicorn, brushing it’s long pink mane and activating the magical lights and sounds rainbow horn.
Suitable for 3 years +. To get your My Lovely Unicorn from Argos now in time for Christmas, click here.
6. Micro Scooters at John Lewis
Micro scooters are as in-demand as ever, and we’ll bet that they’ll be on plenty of letters to Father Christmas this year. And who could say no to a gift that encourages kids to be active and get outside? We love the range of super cool micro scooters at John Lewis, there’s something for all ages and loads of colours and styles to choose from. They also have great scooter accessories including lights, bells, helmets, baskets, LED wheels and not forgetting retro style scooter ribbons!
To have a look at the range on John Lewis and order yours now, click here.
7. GraviTrax Starter Set
Think a 2018 version of marble run and you’ve got yourself a GraviTrax. Classed as a STEM toy it encourages children to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, through building superb tracks and setting the gravity spheres rolling. Children can freestyle with their own designs or use the suggestions in the box. Great for kids age 8 – 99 years old! Currently £35.00 at John Lewis, click here to get yours now.
8. Lego Friends Friendship House
Lego is always a firm favourite with children and a great gift to give them something to focus and concentrate on. And let’s be honest, how many of us will happily have a build once the little ones have gone to bed! There’s loads of choice out there at the moment, we really like this Lego Friends Friendship House for ages 6 – 12 years. There’s loads to do when building the house, and it’s great to play with after too. It comes with 6 x figures, accessories, friendship house, friendship tree, & a bike with trailer.
There’s currently 20% off Lego sets at The Entertainer, so you can get this set for £47.99. Click here to get yours now.
9. I-Top Spinner
The I-Top Spinner takes fidget spinning to the next level with a new competitive element that’s guaranteed to get the family games started early this Christmas. This pocket sized spinning top counts the number of revolutions and keeps track of scores. There are 3 play modes; Top Score, 99 Spin Challenge, and a Compass mode. The I-Top also comes with unlockable play modes – spin the secret combinations to see special animations appear. Available in purple, green and blue and it’s aimed at 8 years +. Currently £14.99 at Argos, click here to shop and buy.
10. Sylvanian Families Treehouse and Log Cabin
Sylvanian Families have been around for 30 years, and they’re showing no signs of going anywhere yet! My children will happily spend hours playing with theirs and due to their collectable and expandable nature they’re great gifts as you can keep on adding to them. We’re loving this Treehouse and Log Cabin set available at John Lewis. Children can play with the log cabin complete with sun deck, hot tub and hammock beds. Then there’s the treehouse with swings, slide and ladders. Currently £79.99 in John Lewis, click here to buy now.
11. Elasti Plasti Slime
Love it or hate it, slime is a craze which isn’t going anywhere soon. It’s a great stocking filler for Christmas, and if you’ve got a slime fan at home then you’ll want to check out Elasti Plasti! It’s expandable by 100x, which is more than anything ever created. You can stretch it, make a parachute from it and even blow giant bubbles up to 20x it’s original size with it! Elasti Plasti is supersoft, super stretchy, non-sticky and even makes wacky, slappy sound effects! Each pot is £12.99 at Argos and comes in 3 colours. To order yours now, click here.
12. Chow Crown Game
If you’re looking for a replacement to Pie Face for this Christmas, and a funny gift for under the tree, then Chow Crown gets our vote! Perfect as a silly, hilarious after dinner family game, players put the crown on and load the dangling forks with food. Once you’re ready the crown will spin and play music, and try and get all the food without using your hands before the music stops! Genius. Chow Crown is available at Argos for £23.99, click here to order yours now.
13. Ricky the Trick Lovin’ Pup by Hasbro
Proving that a dog’s not just for Christmas, is Ricky the Trick Lovin’ Pup! Great for families where children want a pet but you’re not ready to commit, this life like pup will soon become your child’s best friend and will give them a taster for looking after a pet. Kids will love teaching Ricky new tricks and will be amazed when he responds with over 100 sound and motion combinations. Ricky also comes with a handy box for storing all his treats. Ricky the Trick Lovin’ Pup is currently £89.99 at John Lewis, click here to get yours now.
We hope you found this Christmas gift guide useful. For ideas on days out with the kids and all things Christmas in Berkshire, click here.