Gift Ideas for Children this Christmas

Christmas is less than a month away now, so if you’re like me, it’s time to get planning for the late shoppers. This list will guarantee you won’t be rushing last minute on Christmas Eve!

Snow Glow Elsa

Disney’s Frozen still remains the most popular animated film of all time since it’s release in November 2013. After an entire year, it has claimed the top spot as the number 1 children’s toy after releasing Snow Glow Elsa. This talking, singing doll, now more popular than Barbie, will light up and sing the award-winning, chart-topping song “Let It Go”. This will definitely bring some smiles on Christmas morning this year!

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The Sims 4

This Electronic Arts game series first began in 2000 with The Sims and is one of the most successful video game franchise of all time. The highly anticipated fourth installation of the series became available in September 2014. This game is perfect for children of all ages, and adults too! It encourages creativity, strategic thinking and decision-making, whilst still being hours of fun. As a life-simulation game, the player creates their own characters and sets those characters’ goals as they live their virtual life. Gameplay is nonlinear, so it never ends and will never be put down and forgotten by the kids.

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The Addictaball Maze

The Addictaball is a puzzle toy that lives up to its title – it’s highly addictive and infuriating, but you won’t want to put it down. The purpose is to guide a ball bearing through each of the numbered stages of the ingenious 3D maze. This spherical labyrinth comes in small (100 stages) and large (138 stages), and is a fantastic way to keep the kids entertained for hours. It will also improve patience, dexterity and hand-eye coordination.

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Play Bed with Slide

Nothing’s going to get kids out of bed faster than a slide! Play beds are available from a variety of retailers, such as Bedstar, who provide a mid-sleeper with a slide and an under-bed tent that makes an efficient storage and play space. Also included is a pocket tidy that will keep any toys and mess off the floor. This will make a fantastic gift, and will make the most possible fun out of a bed.

VTech Kidizoom Smart Watch

Smart watches are now available for kids and will make a great gift for all children. This touch-screen gadget will not only tell the time, and set alarms and timers, but has the ability to capture photos and videos with stamps, record voice with different effects and includes various games to play. The watch also has the capability to connect to computers via USB to transfer files. This would make a perfect techy accessory for the kids and a bargain Christmas gift.

To round off this list, here’s a few words of wisdom for Christmas shopping this year: if you’re buying online, order in the first week of December at the latest; balance out gifts with a few special, big ones and few little stocking fillers; and don’t go overboard! You’ll only have to beat the amount you buy for next year.

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