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Christmas gift guide - for the kids

Friday 9 December 2022

One of my favourite parts of Christmas is choosing and gifting the children of the family. Their excitement is so contagious! Here are some of my buys this year if you need any inspiration. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Geomag Mechanics

This 35 piece Geomag magnetic building set helps children learn the basics of magnetism by building a compass driven by the invisible forces of magnetic attraction and repulsion. Stimulating creativity, imagination and learning simultaneously!

Available from Amazon priced at £9.99

Suitable for children aged 7+

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Dantoy - tiny pounding bench

Help your little one learn without them even knowing it this Christmas. In beautiful subdued natural shades, this pounding bench stimulates the fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and sensory exploration all while the child is having fun!

The pounding bench is a bioplastic toy from dantoy, manufactured in Denmark and made from sugarcane which is a 100% sustainable and 100% recyclable raw material.

Recommended age 10+ months

Available from Dylan + Dora priced at £23.40

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Dantoy bio-plastic truck

This eco-friendly toy has rolling wheels and a dumper that really tips! Kids can transport sand or small toys in the bio plastic dump truck, then lift the opening tailgate and see them tip out. This sturdy and durable toy truck is ideal for indoor and outdoor play.

Made with renewable plant-based materials, BIOplastic toys offer a greener way to play. Produced in Denmark and made from 90% sugarcane, these eco-friendly toys are 100% recyclable as well as 100% fun!

Available from Smyths toy stores priced at £8

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Kikkerland wooden animal puzzles

Made from FSC pinewood and FSC plywood these beautifully decorated animal puzzles will keep you little ones busy whiles helping them learn through play.

Watch as they use their matching skills or use their imagination and mix things up with these animal face puzzles.

Presented in a 13 x 14 x 4.5 cm wooden box for storage. Recommend age 3+

Available from Kikkerland priced at £20

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Spidey and amazing friends flip and jet

Look out here comes Spidey and his amazing Friends Flip and Jet. Even if he's low on webbing Spidey can still save the day with this incredible transforming vehicle.

Your little one can race to the crime scene in the Spidey Car then transform into the Spidey Jet to fly like a streak of light.

Just rotate the cabin in either direction while Spidey spins inside the cockpit. Then they can transform back into the Spidey Car and take a victory lap on it's free wheels. Endless amounts of fun for little Spiderman fans!

Suitable for age 3+

Available from Argos priced at £15

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Numberblocks Number Fun 

Numberblocks Number Fun helps kids to see how numbers work and allows them to master a new key maths skill with every adventure.

With 8 fun activities, such as:

Meet the Numberblocks - insert a Numberblock and find out some fun number facts, and

Let’s play hide and seek! - Find the correct Numberblock and insert into the cube and help Blockzilla.

Hours of fun to be had all while learning their colours. Suitable for ages 3+

Available from Argos priced at £25

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Star Wars fans

Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron Assault Class Millennium Falcon

Allowing kids (and adults!) to make the jump to lightspeed, this Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron Millennium Falcon is a great gift idea this Christmas.

Featuring incredible details and authentic scaling, this legendary CORELLIAN freighter is the absolute centerpiece of any Rebel fleet.

Loaded with features including: opening cockpit, rotating cannons, retractable landing gear, light up thrusters, motion activated sounds and much more, this vehicle also includes articulated 1 inch HAN SOLO, CHEWBACCA, PRINCESS LEIA, and OBI-WAN KENOBI micro figures.

Compatible with any Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron craft. Suitable for ages 8+

Available from Smyths priced at £39.99

Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron Starship Class Razor Crest

Join in while your kids hunt bounties across the outer rim with the Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron Razor Crest.

Featuring incredible details and authentic scaling, this 18cm pre-Empire assault craft is Mandalorian DIN DJARIN’s preferred ship.

Pursue any guild bounty with an opening cockpit, side door, and a rear boarding ramp, removable roof, engine and side panels, carbon freezing chamber with MYTHROL carbonite block, detailed armory, and retractable landing gear.

Vehicle also includes articulated 1" Mandalorian, Greef Karga, and Grogu micro figures – collect the Razor Crest, along with other Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron vehicles, and fortify your fleet!

Available from Smyths priced at £29.99

Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron Scout Class Mystery Packs

Perfect stocking fillers, help your kids strengthen their battlefield with Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron Scout Class Mystery Packs - 8 to collect

Each pack features an iconic Star Wars vehicle incredibly detailed, authentically scaled, and ready for action or display on the included flight stand.

They also include a 1" articulated micro figure, compatible with any Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron vehicle.

Available from Smyths priced at £4.99

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Disclaimer - some of the items featured where gifted for me to try before inclusion, however all opinion is my own.

All prices correct at time of publishing.