To get us into the Christmas spirit, Sue Ryder have offered one reader the chance to win this beautiful modern white dressing table with a built in mirror and hidden storage compartments it is the ideal solution for keeping makeup, accessories or jewellery hidden and organised. Although they are advertising this as a dressing table I think it would be fab to store art supplies in too. £79.99. Scroll to the bottom of the ideas to enter in the app.
Settle your little one down to sleep with the help of the teletubbies. Made from super soft cotton, these pyjamas feature a print of tinky winky, dipsy, laa-laa and po that fans of the television show will love. The ribbed cuffs and elasticated waist provide a comfortable fit for wriggly sleepers. Little ones can’t wait for tubby bye-bye at bedtime in this lovely soft sleepwear. Mothercare, £12-£13
Endless fun can be had with the amazing Magnetic Shapes Activity Box, £19.99. The neat pack-away wooden box contains everything needed to make thousands of different wild and wacky customised pictures on the included reversible whiteboard/blackboard. There are 76 chunky, wooden familiar shapes and faces, dry-wipe pen, chalks and eraser to add your own image defining details and 7 printed cards with 14 pictures to use for inspiration until your imagination runs riot! Everything is stored neatly inside the box which also has a convenient carry handle, making it perfect for travel fun.Play, learn and invent with the Electro Dough Kit, £22.99. Children make their own sculptures with homemade dough and bring them to buzzing, beeping life with LED eyes and silly switches. They learn how circuits work while using their imaginations to make creatures, buildings, scenes—the creative possibilities are endless! Kit includes Electro dough recipe book to make your own conductive and non-conductive dough using everyday household items, shape makers, circuits, LEDs, and battery power source.
Mini Hornit, £14.99, makes riding even more fun! With 25 cool sound effects and lights (white lights and green lights). It’s got everything from racing cars, motorbikes and plane sounds to lasers, UFOs, sirens and animal sounds. The fact that the Mini Hornit’s lights are 12 lumens means that they are brighter than many basic safety lights so it serves a genuine safety purpose at the same time, especially when riding home from school in the winter months.
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a Christmas jumper, and this snowman design fits the bill perfectly. Made with cashmere for a luxuriously soft feel, the Snowman Cashmere Mix Christmas Jumper, £24, is a lovely option for cold days this festive season. And because it’s machine washable too, it’s as practical as it is adorable.
This cool kit comes with everything you need to make your own chocolate pizza, £11.99, a pizza pan, set of instructions, easy to melt milk chocolate buttons, creamy white chocolate curls, colourful rainbow drops and lovely chewy jelly beans. Your finished pizza will measure 7 inches in diameter, making it a great size for sharing with a small group of your favourite people, or a truly indulgent treat for one!
Cat Machine Maker, £11.99. This construction set comes fully equipped with a chunky screwdriver, machine operator figure: the pieces to build your very own Cat machine and accessory worksite machine!
Each set of these beautiful alphabet and number flash cards, £10, contains an illustration for each of the letters of the alphabet and for the numbers one to ten. The cards have been carefully designed to ensure they are phonic-friendly, dyslexic-friendly and a great learning aid for all children. They contain all lower case and upper case letters to really help with development. These really are a beautiful gift, I couldn’t believe how stunning they are in real life and come wonderfully presented.
Dial up the action with Tyre Twister Lights, £39.99, from Little Tikes. With real police car lights and sirens, play all day, or light up the night! With this cool police car, you are in hot pursuit! Race forward, rip backward and backflip inside, or outside the tyre. It’s a whole new twist on fun with two ways to control the action. This has provided hours of fun for all the family so far including Lucas, D, myself and Grandad! You can see it on You Tube here.
Sized perfectly for carry-ons and overnight trips, Skip Hop luggage on wheels, £35, available in 6 different zoo animals, is sturdy enough for everyday use or distant journeys. The detachable shoulder strap adjusts so adults can carry hands-free when little ones get tired. The front zip pocket with mesh divider makes it easy to reach smaller items like snacks or books. Lucas loves having his own suitcase for when he stops at Grandmas or goes on a short break. The quality of their products is fab too, we have one of their suitcases and a backpack that Lucas got for his 1st birthday and at nearly 3, it is still going strong.
Write My Name, £5.99-£39.99, is your child’s name in their very own personalised workbook. Featuring your child’s photograph throughout and you can choose the colour of the front cover, it is the only personalised, reusable, structure handwriting framework available online. There are 18 different exercised, supporting each stage of their development and you can choose whether you want the writing in cursive or manuscript. Not only does it teach your child how to write their name, it gives them a sense of ownership, builds their confidence and improves their fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination. The deluxe gift set also includes a premium dry wipe pen, personalised certificate as a keepsake of your child’s achievement, reusable stickers to reward your child throughout as beautifully presented in a premium gift box.
Twirlywoos Musical Dancing Statues Great Bighoo Soft Toy, £29.99, will provide lots of fun and get children on their feet dancing. There are 2 fun modes to choose from – either play the Twirlywoos music for your little one to dance to, or switch to Musical Statues mode, a game all children love to play. Narration is included so children can play the game easily. It is available exclusively at Argos and is in their 3 for 2 offer on gifts.
What child doesn’t like dough? These are incredible value, currently on offer for £2 for a set of 4 Nick Jr Ready Steady Dough jumbo pots, they are a perfect stocking filler.
ToddleBike, £23.95 comes in pink, red and blue. is the perfect out-and-about companion allowing even the smallest of little ones to climb aboard and enjoy independent travel to the park or hours of fun taking older siblings to school. Lightweight enough to clip on a buggy, durable, easy-clean plastic and comes with a 3-year guarantee. You can also get 10% discount using the code BLOG17 at their shop
My First Scalextric, currently available for £21.79 here. Designed as a perfect introduction to the world of Scalextric, featuring an easy-to-assemble figure-of-eight track. The two rally cars and adjustable power hand-controllers are colour coded in red and yellow to match the chevrons on the circuit. Read my full review and see a video here.
Hopster.tv, £3.99 a month-£34.99 a year (7 day free trial available), a children’s learning app for 2-6 year olds, including top children’s shows, fun learning games, and children’s books from HarperCollins. From the simple interface to the learning games, everything about Hopster has been designed with little fingers and tiny thinkers in mind. As their technology evolves, the aim is to make the experience personalised to each user. As the children learn, Hopster should learn with them, whether that is saving the scores from games or more individual interaction with the characters.
The newborn & baby range from multi-award winning British brand Childs Farm has been specially developed to care for baby’s delicate skin – even if it’s prone to sensitivity and even eczema. So mild and gentle is the range that it is suitable for newborns & babies with sensitive skin and even newborns & babies with eczema prone skin. The baby bedtime gift set, £12.99 contains 3 large bottles of essential baby lotions and washes, and routine information to help make bedtime for baby easy
I can’t resist adding these as I remember getting roller skates for Christmas and wanting to go out straight away even though it was cold and frosty. These SFR Vision II Quad Skates Aqua Blue/Pink Limited Edition, £34.95, are stylish and comfortable. The higher cut upper provides great ankle support without restricting ankle movement and the Velcro power strap keep your foot locked in place. With subtle yet stylish graphics and colour colourful wheels and stoppers, the SFR Vision II skates will definitely make you stand out from the crowd! Skates are a great option if you are wanting to encourage the little ones to play outside and away from TV and video games