Last minute gift ideas for Children

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

With Christmas day fast approaching, if like me you are struggling for gift ideas for the children on your list this year, I hope the below selection I have put together provides some inspiration. Happy shopping!





BFF surprise packs

Behind slime, the second most popular thing in our house this year has been surprise packs and blind bags. Thanks to You Tube, kids the globe over are desperate to open these little treats and complete the whole set.

Unlike some similar sets, I don't mins Liv having these as they aren't so expensive or hard to store.

Perfect stocking fillers. Each BFF surprise pack contains 1 BFF, 1 bag and house (the box) with over 60 to collect, your little one will have hours of fun.

Priced at £2.99

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Ready2robot

The only collectible that lets kids build, mix & match their own custom ‘bots, and battle their friends in a robot-brawl. Unbox surprise bots, build the ultimate brawler and blast their way to becoming champion! Last bot standing gets the glory and the bragging rights!

Ready2Robot Battle Packs provides everything needed for the ultimate battle! Armed with 2 mechbots and 4 Pilots Asst, you'll build and battle right out of the box. With over 10 layers to unbox and 20 total pieces, the mechbots can be customized for battles in hundreds of ways, really getting their imagination working.

Contains exclusive Ready2Robot pod and Bot Blaster

Priced at £14.99 in Argos

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Pallina game from Hape

A traditional game of skill, 
simply insert the sticks, place the wooden balls on top, then each player rolls the dice and is assigned a different stick colour. The question is can you pull out a stick without any of the wooden balls falling down? 

This fun game can be played in three different ways to suit all skill levels, right from toddlers
 A great way to introduce family games to little ones.

Made of sustainable bamboo it is far better for the environment too.

Suitable for age 3 + 

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Shimeez cuddly sequin pets

Cuddle, dazzle and create with these super cute transforming sequin pets. Not only super soft and cuddly, you can also create cool and crazy patterns right onto your toy. Simply draw in the colour changing reversible sequins then wipe it off and start again! Customize your plush with different designs, the possibilities really are endless!

These Shimeez sequin teddies are available in 4 different designs and are an impressive 39cm tall.

Suitable for ages 3 years and over. Priced at £15 


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Slime factory - glow in the dark.

Top of most kids list this Christmas, I couldn't not bring you slime!


Have a gooey, gungy time making this glow in the dark slime! The Slime Factory Glow In The Dark set is the yuckiest educational Science kit yet! From Science4You, the set includes everything to make incredible creatures that slip, slither and slide! Create jumping balls, monsters, worms and even fish, 17 cool experiments to make what you wish! Whats not to like?!

Priced at £19.99

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Hamster race game



It's not Christmas without a new game to play after dinner. One of the games on Livs list this year is the cheese chasing hamster race game! Race around the track, pick up cheese, tip the see-saw and ride the wheel! Last hamster on the wheel, wins the game! I really hope Santa brings this one as I would love a turn!



This game is suitable for age 4 and over, for 2 - 4 players and requires 4 AA batteries.


Currently £16.49 in Argos.



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Pokemon soft toys

Another very popular series the last few years has been Pokemon, if its not on the TV then adults and children alike are wandering around capturing and battling them on phones, a great way to get your kids outside on a winter walk!

An easy way to make your little fan happy this Christmas is with the ever popular 12 inch plush Pikachu, super cute 8 inch Popllio or even a plush Pokeball in their stocking!
Super soft and cuddly, they will bring hours of fun and maybe even some peace for you!

Available online.

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JoJo bows


Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have heard of and seen plenty of Girls wearing JoJo bows this year.


Perfect stocking fillers, I couldn't resist getting Liv this set. One bow is beautifully decorated with cupcakes, rainbows, love hearts, stars with a white background to ensure it stands out.

The second is a bright pink colour, decorated with slightly darker pink gems. These bows are attached to silver crocodile clips ready to enhance any hairstyle you wish!

Priced at £7.50 from www.coolclobber.com


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LOL pyjamas

One of Livs biggest obsessions this year has been the LOL surprise dolls. She absolutely loves them! 

This super cute LOL pyjama set is definitely going to be one of her new favourites. The pyjama bottoms have an elasticated waist and cuffed bottoms for ultimate comfort while the top features 3 of the many dolls to collect.

If you have a fan too, these will be perfect for their Christmas eve box, I know Liv is going to be thrilled. 

Priced at £8 from www.coolclobber.com 


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Doro easy to use mobile

With the Doro 6520 your Child can have the responsibility of a first phone without it costing the earth and being complicated to use.

This handset allows easier calling, messaging, picture taking and more thanks to widely separated, high contrast keys and a large 2.8" screen, which is an exceptionally large screen for a clamshell style phone. It also combines great sound with soft touch coating and many additional features including e-mail, web browser, assistance button and is Hearing Aid Compatible so a good option for older relatives too.

Available in red or grey priced at £90

Stockist: Car Phone Warehouse, O2, Vodafone, Tesco, EE.

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A wearable phone / GPS tracker

Another option for your child's first mobile phone is the XPLORA gps watch phone.


This smart 1.3 inch LCD colour touch screen device allows your child to call or send SMS messages to up to 12 pre-programmed numbers, send SMS to pre-programmed numbers. 
Boasting a 60 hours standby time, you can feel confident that you are able to contact your child while giving them the freedom they want so much as they grow up.

It is also important to note that this is the only device of its kind which is fully CE certified.

Key features: safe zones, calendar and location services. Available on a monthly plan or sim free, there are price plans to suit all budgets. Available in 3 colours.

I know Liv is going to love hers!


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Disclaimer - some of the above products were sent to me for consideration, however all thoughts are my own.