Everyone wants to give that gift that makes the grown-ups and family ask where it came from. And one that also keeps kids occupied long after the tree's come down. Great news - we have a range of unique gifts that are guaranteed to bring the wow factor on Christmas day and beyond. Here we go...
Toys that are trending on social media guarantee a double thumbs up from kids and their parents. The super cute and insta-famous Dinkum Dolls by Olli Ella are a fail-safe idea for little ones who love to role play. If you are all for the 'Want, Need, Wear Read' present rule, the Little People Big Dreams books are a perfect literary pick, introducing kids' to some legendary characters such as Bruce Lee and Vivienne Westwood in a way they can really get. They are modern bookshelf additions that will become classics.
There’s something very comforting about cool remakes of our own childhood faves. The Fisher Price Classic Toys range brings back all the toys we loved as kids, hands up who had one of those record players ✋. If you want to steer clear of plastic and batteries, the Le Toy Van has that nostalgic look too and is ideal for inspiring pretend play. If they are true technology tots, often absorbed by TV or video games, gift them with the wooden Kiko+ Wakka. The hand controlled toy keeps them entertained, without the post-screen meltdowns... it's a spot on playful alternative.
Some genius products may look unassuming, but once they get them out and start playing it’s a whole different story. Take the kitpas Colours, which look like your standard crayons, but they are anything but. Designed by an innovative Japanese company, they are totally non-toxic and water soluble too, meaning they can get creative all over the windows and you can wipe it off no problem. Second up for genius goodies is the Oribel Vertiplay. Great for if you are short on space, they stick to the wall, for sensory-fuelled vertical play.
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For a slick big gift idea, look no further than muro. This awesome eco-wood toy lasts them from baby days, through to school age, with an innovative design that lets you move and switch the toys. It's the best kind of busy board going. If they are fans of the fast lane and have more toy cars than you'd think was possible, a waytoplay track is just what they need. Versatile in design, they can use it on their patio, on dining room table or even in the bath, how cool is that.
Really want to make them all shout 'wow' in unison? Wobbel board is the perfect present with a difference. Suitable from the early days, this piece of play kit is totally open-ended, letting them use it in anyway they want. Great for harnessing their imagination and helping develop their balance and strength too, it's a great big gift pick for siblings to enjoy together.
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