Our second Luxuriate Life kids gifts guide features presents that will be admired by parents and family and also shared with playmates. From comforting accessories to snuggle up with and loveable travel buddies; educational electronics to tap into and role-playing toys to live the dream; to dress-up essentials that make memories and board games for some festive family rivalry, there is plenty of playtime for Santa’s sack this Christmas.
Kids Gifts From 0 to 3 years
Lazy Baby Can’t Ski/Snowboard Yet Baby T-Shirt Collection
The “Can’t Ski/Snowboard Yet” collection by Lazy Baby will have little ones looking in the part in no time and provide a hint of cute irony in these lockdown times! Sustainably sourced and screen printed in Devon, the 100% fairly trade organic brushed cotton long sleeved t-shirts are soft against little one’s skin and perfect for layering during the colder weather.
Price | £20
Aden + Anais
Snuggle times with your bundle of joy and wrap them in an Aden and Anais’s silky soft muslin dream baby sleep blanket. Renowned for their collection of luxury baby products and gifts these iconic printed baby to toddler blankets are off-the-chart in softness and come in a range of delightful designs. Guaranteed to make story and cuddle time so much more.
Price | £59.96
Meet SNOObear – the latest addition to the Happiest Baby Family and quite possibly your new bestie too! White noise mimicking the sounds and motions of the womb has proven to boost infant sleep by 1-3 hours. Totally loveable and super-huggable this teddy has a white noise sound machine in its tummy that plays shushing rhythms to help calm your little one and help them sleep better at night. The attentive SNOObear can be timed to play a selection of 6 soothing white noise sounds for 30 to 60 minutes at 3 different volume levels providing comfort and responds to any new cries with another dose of soothing sound. It can be attached to buggies, car seats and cots too.
Price | £49.96
Featured in the new season episodes of Super Wings Super-Charge, this is where Jett and his friends set off on their adventures. Children can fly through the skies or use the real working wheels to glide the playset on the ground. Elevate the Transform a Bots to the take-off platform and watch the runway unfold! Complete with lights and sounds.
Aveeno Mum & Baby Gift Set
This is one of the sweetest kids gifts. Loved by Jennifer Anniston, those clever people at Aveeno have created the ultimate skincare bundle for you and your baby, which includes an adorable soft teddy bear comforter. Combat dry skin in these cooler months and settle your little one into a nightly bedtime routine skin. An ideal to be kids gift to pamper either a mum to be or for anyone with a little bundle of joy.
Price | £20
Zog First Floor Puzzle
Keeping inquisitive minds busy the pieces of this fun to learn puzzle are nice and chunky for little hands to pick up. A high-quality jigsaw handcrafted by Ravensburger using Softclick technology with such precision that a quiet “click” can be heard as each of the 16 individual pieces is inserted in the other. This playful scene depicts Zog’s outfits and some of the tools he may need for his travels. A must for fans of Julia Donaldson books and Zog.
Price | £8.99
Kids Gifts From 4 – 7 years
This could be the ideal grandparent’s gift, if you’re looking to give something which is educational but entertaining. This clever little screen free smart speaker could be the ideal solution. Controlled by the kids using cards which automatically plays audio content when popped into the Yoto Player. There is an excellent library of cards which cost from £1.99 and include story books from authors such as Roald Dahl, Judith Kerr and Julia Donaldson, music, activities, educational content, and there is even Yoto Radio and the Yoto Daily podcast.
Price £79.99 for the player, cards from £1.99
Get back to basics with this Eco-Friendly Junior Rainbow Pebbles activity set from EDX Educational toys. Fascinate your toddler with 36 pebbles and cards that are smooth and durable and designed to last. This award-winning learning tool a bound to be a hit with the little hands.
Melissa & Doug Ice-Cream
This beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking toy is sure to nurture and inspire you child as they scoop up some cool treats with this all-inclusive, 28-piece pretend play ice-cream counter. The sturdy wooden tabletop counter holds everything a wannabe parlour owner needs to take orders for something sweet. This serves up delicious fun.
Sylvanian Families Adventure Tree House
This is typically cute to add to any collection or start a new one. Adventure Tree House’s features allow the Families to play on the rope swing and huge log ride slide. There are four small rooms including a secret passage inside the tree just for the babies.
Aquabeads 3D Princess Tiara Set
The Princess Tiara Set includes over 500 solid and jewel beads in six colours. Little designers can make their creations magically stick together, and wear their new twinkly tiara all Christmas. Change up the princesses look by changing the design again and again.
Price |RRP: £14.99 from Smyths
From 8 – 11 years
Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la! These age-old words spring to mind when you see these luxury designer clips, ribbons and hair accessories by Danish brand Milledeux. A great kids gift that they will be thrilled to receive for a high-quality accessory to finish their festive ensemble.
The stalwart of every child’s Christmas is wearing a new pair of new pyjamas on Christmas day. We can’t beat award-winning British designer Rachel Riley’s traditional flannel PJs. Classic, warm and cosy these are the best on the market and cater for both boys and girls.
If you can’t prise it out of their hands prop it up for them! Secure phones from those ‘OOPS’ moments that were never supposed to happen with a 2m drop protection. These multifunctional phone stands and grips are your perfect selfie and facetime accessory. Wireless charging compatible with one hand usage for optimization and clickable into portrait and landscape stand mode for easy viewing. Opt for the hip Adidas range or interchangeable line up of vibrant colours.
Seedball Festive Set
For little green fingers, this gift boxed set of three festive wildflower tins is great for a Christmas present or stocking filler. Each tin contains 20 seed balls that your budding gardener can scatter in the spring. Bee Merry – in a new limited edition gold tinted tin – contains wildflower seeds that are especially great for bees. Let it Snow will grow all white flowering wildflowers and Wonderland promises wildflowers that are ideal for woodland or shady spots. A simply fun way for your children to enjoy the garden. It’s one of the most considerate kids gifts.
A thank you is de regeur so do it in style with bespoke stationary set from one of Debretts favourite fine printing company Gee Brothers. Make this chore a happy one with a personalised notecards and envelopes with a variety of motifs to choose from. Designs include palm trees, pigs, unicorns, ballet shoes, seahorses, tractors, sailing boats and many more. Sure to be appreciated by the lucky recipient.
Confident? Board Game
Looking for a fun way to entertain all parties great and small, virtual or otherwise? All players are always playing in teams or as individuals in this hilarious quiz game. You don’t even need to know the answer – simply guess a range in which the answer falls, and the most confident player with the smallest correct range gets the most points. Age 8+.
From Amazon and John Lewis
The force will be with you this Christmas with Jason Christman’s Star Wars trilogy. A series of three limited edition lithographs – A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. A shrewd investment that includes a certificate of authenticity and will rocket in value over time. These timeless and rare prints, which are based on original artistic interpretations of iconic scenes by top global artists, are officially licensed by Star Wars. It is one of the most ideal kids gifts.
Starting at £65 each
All imagery courtesy of the brands featured. Leading image courtesy of The National Trust.