Laura's Toddler Gift Guide for 2015
Thanks to my two VERY helpful toddlers, we’ve been scouring the shops and picking out what we think will be winners this Christmas.
Take a look at these non-festive toddler gifts that are guaranteed hours of fun on Christmas day and far beyond…
LeapFrog Word WhammerThis is a really fun way to encourage the development of phonics. Pre schoolers can spin, push and twist the two brightly coloured handles in a battle of development games that will assist with blending. Priced £16.99 from www.leapfrog.co.uk
Chicco Fiat 500 R/C carBoth of my children love seeing these cute cars in real life so I knew this would be a winner! These radio-controlled cars are perfect from aged 2 thanks to the round steering wheel remote which also includes a handy horn! Priced £29.99 from Chicco.
Irish Fairy Door(see top image) Enhance children’s imagination by welcoming an exquisite Fairy Door into your life. The pretty doors are carefully crafted to make a beautiful addition to any bedroom
The Greedy SheepA fun game suitable for the whole family, just remember that when the sheep bleats he needs to eat! With some great sound effects that will have the kids laughing, it’s a modern day twist on our old favourite Buckaroo. Priced £22.99 from www.johnadams.co.uk
Groov-e Kiddiez HeadphonesThese are the child-friendly version of their famed headphones. Featuring parent controls for safe listening for delicate ears, they are limited to a max volume of 85db so offer some much-needed peace and quiet for parents over the festive season! Available in a pink/purple or blue/green. Priced £13.99 from Tesco.
It’s Your Story Book
Crocs Handle It Rain BootGive the gift of practicality with these gorgeous Croc wellies.
Mini Make CupcakesEasy to make cupcakes with all the tools and accessories you need worthy of a GBBO showstopper! Even better, there’s no baking required keeping it a relatively simple activity to enjoy. Priced £17.99 from www.johnadams.co.uk
KiddiCorp Hungry Catepillar Neck SupportMany parents will share the experience of older car seats that don’t come with the same level of head support, so whether you’re off to see family over the festive season or just for general in-car comfort, this cuddly caterpillar is super comfy for snoozy little heads. Priced £17.99 from www.amazon.co.uk.
Razor Junior Lil’ Crazy Car
Gro ClockIt’s never too early to
InnoTVSuitable from 3 years, this is VTech’s new foray into TV gaming with their educational element at the forefront. With wireless connectivity, kids can get crazy on the plethora of games, videos and music downloads. Adults can also join in the fun by hooking up their tablet or smart phones!
Sticker Puzzles Funny FacesBecause we all know that life just isn’t fulfilled enough without stickers, therefore this kit is perfect for hours of sticker fun. Children can sticker delight over and over again with the reusable vinyl feature stickers to create funny faces. It also can help with development of matching skills. Priced £8.99 from www.galttoys.com
Disney Toddler DaysackIf you’re on the move over Christmas, kids can pack up all their goodies into these adorable Disney-themed 2L daypacks from LittleLife. Disney classics come in the form of Mickey and Minnie as well as other legendary favourites that kids will love. Parents will also give them the thumbs up with adjustable strapping, include chest strap, and an optional safety rein. Priced £24.99 from www.littlelife.com
INDI Adapt BikeFor the ultimate in designing your own, this 12” bike provides children with a blank canvas to get as creative as they wish and use the stickers and decorations to truly make their bike a one of a kind. Suitable for 3-5 year olds, it has front and rear brakes, stabilisers and chain guard. Priced a reasonable £49.99 from Halfords.
TutakidsThis new baby and kids clothing company is adorable and very up to date. Mini stylistas will love the cute dresses, stylish jackets, playsuits and everyday essentials made from heavenly fabrics for maximum movability and comfort. www.tutakids.co.uk.
But CleverstiX don’t only provide a valuable help at mealtimes, they're also a great, original gift that kids enjoy, and are also loved by parents!
Mum to two energetic toddlers with a third baby on the way. Laura is a journalist and Mum and enjoys reviewing products with her children, exploring new trends, and more importantly, life as a mummy. Continuously trying to get a grip of motherhood and maintaining a realistic life balance!