The one for the children. They say you should view Christmas through the eyes of a child and this year I think we should all try to find the joy that children find in the festive season. Let's face it it will be one of the strangest Christmases we have all had. So I think this year we need to be a bit more childish and fun. This is my top picks for the children in your life.
Some of these items have been kindly gifted for inclusion in this guide. Some I have bought as gifts myself they will all be reviewed the same.
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What the brand saysAimed at kids 4-12 years, Avocado Kids is a monthly cooking-club that delivers hours of ‘edible education’ straight to the door, where kids learn how to become little superchefs, where their food comes from, kitchen and life skills, and by actively cooking themselves, to empower them (fussy eaters in particular) to try new foods. Each box follows superfood hero, the Avocado Kid, on a new culinary adventure. Whether he lands in Mexico, the USA or elsewhere, the box features 4-easy to follow recipes, shopping lists to get kids picking their own ingredients, and fun facts about the cuisines and traditions of each country. Creative activities are also included; how to decorate the table for family date night, dinner ‘talk time’ coasters, how to grown your own (e.g. an avocado tree or pumpkin!), and there’s even a themed cook-along Spotify playlist. Ultimately Avocado Kids creates family time and many needed activities for kids and parents alike.
We've just launched our personalised subscription service, which would make for a fantastic Christmas present. Each box is tailored to the baby’s age, stage and dietary requirements, while also factoring in parents' eating goals for their little ones. They’re also delivered for free, straight to their door – so that’s one less thing parents need to worry about.
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Our founder, Cat, is mum to seven year old, Juliet, and baby Scarlett Rose, who was born during lockdown! Our products include pouches and snacks, as well as our best-selling scratch cooking range which provides busy parents with recipes and baby friendly ingredients to cook with at home and is the first of its kind in the UK.
Here we have a jacket from one of my favriote brands Tog24. This is the Dowles kids hooded down jacket rumba. A good winter jacket is always a great gift for any child. I mean its the gift of being cosy so what is not to love. I have a few Tog24 jackets myself and I love how warm and practical and not to mention hard-wearing so this makes them the perfect gift for any child.
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Ideal for school and holidays, our lightweight, breathable jacket stuffs down small into a school bag or holdall, then puffs up back into life when they need to wear it. Designed for a Yorkshire winter, it's incredibly warm thanks to the natural insulating properties of real down. Warm enough to wear as a coat.
Safety is key, so we've kept the design simple with no strings or toggles to get tangled. Cuffs and hem are elasticated too for a snug fit that keeps out the wind, and it also has two roomy pockets to keep a pair of gloves handy. Just like the grown-up TOG24 jackets, it is branded with a rubberised emblem on the sleeve.
I want to introduce you to a fantastic cornish company. Frugi they offer sustainable Christmas gifts for children and grown-ups alike. Frugi has Christmas covered with a fun, festive range of socks, tights, hats, PJ’s, knitted jumpers, back-packs. I love this company. Their items are just gorgeous. The attention to detail is amazing and the quility of the clothing is second to none. Plus they are a British company making them a win-win this Christmas time.
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The Discovery Applique Top
Super-duper soft, cosy and warm, this long-sleeved Discovery Applique Top features either a magical unicorn or man's best friend appliqued on the front! Layer over jeans, joggers or leggings for a ready-for-anything outfit that's great for keeping up with your kid's adventures.
- Made from GOTS certified Organic Cotton Interlock
- Touch of stretchy Elastane in the rib neckband for extra comfort
- Super-duper soft
- Sheep Dog: In a lush Glen Green Breton stripe with a contrasting Indigo blue neck
- Sizes 0 to 4 years: Popper fastenings to the side of the neck for easier dressing
The Lumberjack Lined Jeans Perfect for keeping up with your kid's adventures, our classic fit Lumberjack Lined Jeans are super soft, cosy and durable. Inspired by traditional Scottish tartan, these jeans have a snuggly flannel lining in a check design that's great for adding a fun flash of Frugi colour when the cuffs are turned up!
- Outer: Made from 98% GOTS certified Organic Cotton Denim and 2% stretchy Elastane
- Lining: Made from 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton Flannel
- In a Dark Wash Denim design
- Sizes 1 to 4 years: Frugi branded button and mock fly
- Sizes 4 to 10 years: A zip and Frugi branded button fastening
- Adjustable and elasticated waistband with button fastenings for a great fit
- Two pockets on the front and back
- Mountain embroidery on back pocket
- Belt loops
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This Christmas, children and adults alike will adore exploring the incredibly diverse and mesmerising wilderness beneath the waves, with Puffin’s beautifully illustrated new hardback book, BLUE PLANET II.
Open up to discover stories of shimmering coral reefs in a kaleidoscope of colours, otters chasing one another through underwater forests and King penguins tip-toeing past snoozing Southern elephant seals.
With a foreword from Sir David Attenborough, BLUE PLANET II is full of the incredible stories we first watched in the landmark BBC Blue Planet II TV series, reimagined and brought to life with stunning illustrations, alongside exciting facts and surprises.
With incredible stories brought to life by Leisa Stewart-Sharpe, accompanied by stunning illustrations from Emily Dove, BLUE PLANET II celebrates the wonder, emotion and humour of the BBC TV series and helps us discover how much there is to love about our Blue Planet.
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Make sure this Christmas is never forgotten with our magical large-format Snowman Adventure book.
Find out what happens when the child wakes on Christmas Day morning to discover a double-decker bus parked in the garden full of snowmen.
Follow their adventures as the child is whisked to the North Pole, transformed into an elf and gets to work helping Father Christmas wrap, sort and deliver all the presents. Will they make it back to their home before everyone wakes up? And will the family believe that they have helped save Christmas?
The book and accompanying animated e-story features the child's face on every page and includes personal information such as their address, the name of a friend and family members.
Snakes, bats, and spiders aren't that frightening-but just wait till you see what they're like on the inside! This delightfully ghoulish book is filled to the brim with creatures perfect for some creepy fun. Whether it's a big bad wolf or a skeletal ghost, each monster is hiding its really horrible side beneath a foldable flap. Lift the foldout on the crab to reveal sharp teeth and tentacle tongues or pull down the flap on the spider to discover its recently caught snacks. Thierry Dedieu's colorful illustrations bring humor and lightheartedness to many spine- chilling creatures. A perfect blend of silly and scary, this big board book helps kids overcome their worries with laughter. Encourage your children to embrace their spooky side with this book!
What the author saysThe children’s tale inspired by the remarkable achievements of disabled athletes competing at the Paralympics. It is the perfect children’s book to teach kids about diversity and inclusion, illustrated by disabled artist Ian Parker. Danny’s Dream (for ages 3-8) is a heartwarming tale with 34 beautiful illustrations, about overcoming adversity and never giving up. When Danny, the fastest runner at his school, suffers a terrible accident, he thinks his dream of winning an Olympic Gold Medal is over. Then one day he discovers something magical at the end of his Grandma’s garden that will change his life forever.Ian Parker, who was born with AMC, a condition that rendered him with permanently unusable limbs, spent two years painting all 34 illustrations for the book using a pencil and brush in his mouth. This is the first time a disabled artist has been involved in creating a children’s book that features a disabled child as the central character. The book is great for parents to read at bedtime to their little ones, or for slightly older children to read themselves. Especially during these times where children are faced with adversity now more than ever, teaching them that you can overcome anything you put your mind too.
What the author saysThe Tower Bridge CatThe Tower Bridge Cat and the Baby Whale
Next up we have another cutey. Love Monster and the Perfect Present. This is such a cute and positive message giving book. Such a nice message thought this book that present dont have to cost the earth. A great book for any little one.
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Love is in the air again for Love Monster in this heart-tingling story from phenomenal, award-winning picture book talent Rachel Bright!
It’s Present Day in Cutesville, and Love Monster is on the lookout for something shiny for someone wonderful. But wonderful, shinyful things can be VERY expensive… What is a Love Monster to do?
A heart-warming remember-the-important-things-in-life story about how presents don’t have to cost the earth to mean the world!
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Bath and body
What the brand saysAVEENO® Baby understands the power of a good nights’ sleep at all ages, and we all know a tired baby is not a happy baby, which can also lead to lost sleep for parents; something that is especially needed during the festive season! The CALMING COMFORT® range made up of a Bath & Wash and Moisturising Lotion, has been specifically designed to create a step-by-step routine from bath to bed to help relax baby and deliver a peaceful sleep for the whole family. Gentle enough for everyday use, the CALMING COMFORT® range has been carefully created for delicate baby skin, containing soothing natural oat extract, alongside soft aromas of vanilla and the relaxing scent of lavender to help calm babies at bedtime.
What the brand saysJOHNSON’S® understands that Ch
ristmas is not the only time to create memorable moments, but everyday bath time too. Ensuring to create the happiest of memories for both parent and child, the JOHNSON’S® Bedtime NaturalCalmTM fragrance is centered around soft floral and powdery notes to help soothe baby before bed. JOHNSON’S® understands how special bedtime is to parents and their little ones, and want to ensure it’s as calm as possible with the help of their known and loved scents.Sticking to a bedtime routine as best you can even when you're not home – perhaps when staying with family over the festive season – can make it easier for your baby to settle down to the land of nod. The JOHNSON’S® 3-Step Routine incorporates bath time and baby massage, two key rituals that help engage your baby’s sense of smell and touch while strengthening your bond and preparing baby for a good night’s sleep with quiet time.
This is Childs farm Tractor gift set. I mean how cute is this set? Almost too cute to use. If anything can get some little ones in the bath its a tractor. We all know a tractor, obsessed kid. I actually know a few. I love Child's farm. This is the perfect gift set for travel and hopefully, in 2021 we will be able to do a bit more travelling and showing the world to the children.
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The Childs Farm Tractor washbag is the perfect gift featuring our very own old red the Tractor. A luxury Wash Bag containing Childs Farm award-winning 250ml bubble bath fragranced with organic raspberry extract, designed to create the most bubbly bubble baths to clean and moisturise all skin types and a 250ml bottle of hair and body wash fragranced with Sweet orange oil to leave hair shiny and tangle-free.
Being from Childs Farm These are dermatologist and paediatrician approved as suitable for sensitive skin and safe for people who may be prone to eczema from newborn and upwards.
Both products are registered with the Vegan Society and certified by cruelty-free International.
One of my favourite gifts to give a little one is one of these Klean Kanteen Insulated Kid Classic. These bottles are amazing. They keep hot liquids hot for 12 hours and cold for 40 hours they are perfect for long journeys or round the house. They also some in some funky designs like with cute dinosaurs on.
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Our stainless steel Insulated Classic Sport kid bottle is designed with kids in mind. Spill-proof sport cap with dust cover, soft silicone spout and loop so it can be easily attached to a bag. Bright cap colours and graphics keep hydration fun. Our chip-resistant Klean Coat™ finish is four times more durable and safe for people and planet. Vacuum-insulated Climate Lock™ keeps contents hot up to 12 hours and iced up to 40 hours. Compatible with all Klean Kanteen Classic Caps for easy transition as kids grow up providing a lifetime of use, as long as they don't get lost! Sport cap recommended for kids ages 4+.
One for the older children in your life. KIKKERLAND Woodlands Morph Mug. This is a really fun Christmas mug with a cool twist. It turns day into night with the addition of hot water or a hot drink. So why not make your child's favourite winter drink and watch day turn to night.
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Kikkerland Woodlands Morph Mug is designed by FormNation. It reacts to heat, revealing new and fun graphics. 8 oz/240 ml Capacity. It is made of stoneware and thermographic ink. Add your favorite hot beverage and watch this mug morph right before your eyes. As your beverage cools, the graphics change back to their original state, telling you it is time to refresh your cup. It supplied in a coloured box packaging.
I hope you enjoyed this little guide and it helped you find your loved ones some gifts.