We’ve rounded-up our top 2023 Gift Ideas for Children & included some of our favourite small businesses too, so you can shop with confidence!

Jolly Festive 2023 Gift Guide For Children

Between the stockings and the gifts under the tree, buying Christmas gifts for children can feel a little overwhelming at times. And with so many products on the market it’s hard to know where to start!

Well, never fear! We’ve rounded-up 16 of our favourite 2023 gift ideas for children. From imaginative play to construction toys, cooking activities to outdoor adventures, we’ve got you covered. And with many of the items listed giving extra opportunities for skill development, you can sit back and feel pretty chuffed with yourself!

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boppi World Map Jigsaw Puzzle

World Map Jigsaw

An eye-catching 150-piece round jigsaw puzzle made from recycled card. Perfect for any puzzle fans and a great way to build those geography skills to boot!

boppi World Map Jigsaw

The Bottled Baking Co Cookie Mix

Smart Cookie Mix in a Bottle

The perfect gift for all budding chefs! Simply add the wet ingredients to get baking straight away. Comes in a whole host of flavour and baked goods varieties.

The Bottled Baking Co Smart Cookie Mix in a Bottle

Just Play Ltd Disney Frozen 2 Anna Styling Head

Frozen 2 Styling Heads

Keep little hands busy with endless styling possibilities with these Disney Frozen 2 styling heads – will you choose Anna or Elsa? Winner of a Judge’s Choice award at The Big Christmas Press Show.

Just Play Frozen 2 Styling Heads

Micro Scooters Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable LED Scooter

Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable LED Scooter

Never out of fashion, scooters are one of the best ways to encourage the kids outdoors whatever the weather. And this foldable 3-wheel version from Micro Scooters with light-up LED wheels ticks all the boxes.

Micro Scooters Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable LED Scooter

PhotoBox Custom MyUNO

Custom MyUNO Playing Cards

Create a personalised set of UNO cards with up to 5 photos of your child with their family and friends. Makes for extra-special playing time!

Photobox Custom MyUNO Playing Cards

Made Happy LEGO Compatible Letters

LEGO Compatible Letters

LEGO fans, delight! Turn their name into a LEGO compatible building block set to decorate their room, or enjoying decorating, however they wish.

Made Happy LEGO Compatible Letters

Gamewright Trash Pandas

Trash Pandas Card Game

Popular with the kids at Jo’s school, Trash Pandas is a fast-paced card game of trying to stretch your luck!

Gamewright Trash Pandas

The Toy Tribe Children's Colour In Castle Playhouse

Colour in Castle Playhouse

Part art project, part imaginative play facilitator, this colour in castle playhouse is designed to be assembled with no tools and minimal adult supervision for hours of creative play.

The Toy Tribe Colour in Castle Playhouse

Guinness World Records 2024

Guinness World Records 2024

It’s a classic gift for a reason. An inspirational read for any little one, Guinness World Records 2024’s theme is Blue Planet with plenty of fascinating facts from down in the deep!

Guinness World Records 2024

Connetix Magnetic Tiles

Magnetic Tiles set

Endlessly versatile, this magnetic tile set can become whatever your imagination decides! A brilliant STEM toy that promises hours of fun play and discovery.

Connetix Magnetic Tiles set

tonies Toniebox Starter Set

Toniebox Starter Set Wireless Speaker

Have you heard of Tonieboxes? Winners of the Gold Junior Design Awards in 2021, they are speakers with inbuild content – stories, songs, mindfulness, educational and scope to customise too – activated by putting a Tonie figure on top of the box. This starter set includes one speaker and one Tonie but there are countless further Tonies that can be collected.

Toniebox Starter Set Wireless Speaker

Sass & Belle Children's Tea Set

Children's Tea Set

This cute tin tea set comes with a tray for service and its own case for travel and storage. Available in a range of cute patterns.

Sass & Belle Children’s Tea Set

Furby Hasbro Interactive Toy Plush

Interactive Furby Toy Plush

Still going strong, this Furby plush is interactive and responsive – moving, talking and lighting up in various modes. It can interact with other Furby friends, has over 600 phrases and surprises and features like clip-on beads, comb, and meditation mode. Sure to be a welcomed guest in your home this Christmas!

Hasbro Interactive Furby Toy Plush

National Geographic Light-Up Sky Rockets

Light-Up Sky Rockets

What’s better than a stomp rocket? An LED Light-Up stomp rocket of course! Perfect for brightening the winter skies and easy to find after they’ve been launched too 😉

National Geographic Light-Up Sky Rockets

The Den Kit Company Make A Pizza For The Birds

Make A Pizza For The Birds

Get the kids outside in the fresh air with this fabulous ‘pizza kit’ for the birds from The Den Kit Company. Learn about the birds you see and help to keep them fed in the cold winter months.

Den Kit Company Make A Pizza For The Birds

Mood Bears

Mood Bears

Designed to promote emotional well-being amongst children, Mood Bears has created a whole host of cuddly bear friends to help children express and process their feelings.

Mood Bears

What other gift ideas for children have you got up your sleeve?  Do let us know in the comments below!  What else would you like to see on our guide?

Looking for more Christmas inspiration?

And be sure to check out our gift guides for everyone on your list – we’ve got inspiration for everyone from the littlies to the teens, cooks to the athletes, Mum friends, pet lovers, and so much more.


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