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We’ve rounded-up our top 2022 Gift Ideas for Children & included some of our favourite small businesses too, so you can shop with confidence!

Best Gift Ideas 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 2022 gift ideas for children. From archaeology to art projects, subscription boxes to outdoor activities, 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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The Fuzzies

The Fuzzies Game

This brilliant new game has been a huge hit at Jolly Festive HQ! Think Jenga with a twist as you take turns moving pompoms up the tower … with some consequences along the way. Highly recommended family friendly fun for all ages!

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Thinkfun Rush Hour Jr

Rush Hour Logic Puzzle

A one-person logic game, Rush Hour is one of Hannah’s son’s favourites. This junior edition enables players to build their puzzle-solving skill set as they navigate the ice-cream truck through the traffic!

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stych Once Upon A Time Tulle Skirt

Fairytale Tulle Skirt

This Once Upon A Time tulle skirt by stych is sure just perfect for daydreaming play! Available on its own (and in a host of styles), the skirt can also be added to a custom built gift set.

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Geomag Mechanics Challenge Strike!

Geomag Mechanics Challenge Strike!

Science education by stealth!  Have fun competing to see who can knock over the towers first.  See who cottons on fastest to the chain reactions around the course of magnetic rods and mechanical elements.

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Be sure to check out our other gift ideas!  We’ve got suggestions for everyone from the Cook to the Jetsetter, the Athlete to the Homebody and of course the Christmas Lover too.  Whether you’re shopping for your Sister, your Mum friends or those Hard-to-buy-for Gents, we’re here for you.  And there’s ideas for those eager to shop Eco-Consciously and Self Care gifts to treat yourself too.  Not to mention the Babies, Children, Tweens and Teens in your life!  Or those Parents that love to twin with their children! And last but by no means least we’ve got thoughtful treats for our furry Pet Friends too!

For the complete list of guides, click here.

Be sure to check out our other gift ideas!  We’ve got suggestions for everyone from the Cook to the Homebody and of course the Christmas Lover too.  Whether you’re shopping for your Mum friends or those Hard-to-buy-for Gents, Babies, Children, Tweens and Teens, we’re here for you! 

For the complete list of guides, click here.

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.

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The Kindness Co-op Be Kind To Our Planet Sweatshirt

'Be Kind To Our Planet' Children's Sweatshirt

A positive and timely message which our children are all too keen to share. These cute sweatshirts spread the word in an adorable way.

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Choc On Choc Chocolate Dinosaur Excavation Kit

Chocolate Dinosaur Excavation Kit

Who knew chocolate and archaeology went hand in hand?! Dig through the biscuit crumb sand to find the chocolate dino fossils hiding within! The perfect tasty gift for dinosaur fans!

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PhotoBox Custom MyUNO

Custom UNO 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!

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Stuck On You Personalised Bento Box

Personalised Bento Box

Been marvelling at the lunchbox creations on TikTok? Why not join in! Time to get your child their very own Bento Box. We love these personalised ones from Stuck on You.

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LEGO Super Mario Starter Course

LEGO Super Mario Starter Course

Create your very own Super Mario course with this interactive LEGO set. LEGO Mario has colour sensors & LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly and reacts to movement around the course. Download the app for full integration – a must for all LEGO / gaming fans.

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The Den Kit Company Make A Pizza For The Birds

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. A simple yet inspiring concept.

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Cuddly Reader

Cuddly Reader

Shortlisted for the Gift of the Year Awards in 2021, these cuddly reader cushions are perfect for books, kindles and iPads. There’s a whole host of cute designs to choose between!

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Easy Family Christmas Games

15 fun festive games you can play with your family with minimal cost or preparation!  Perfect!

Selfie Craft Co Personalised Unicorn Colour In Pyjamas

Personalised Unicorn Colour In Pyjamas

Beautifully packaged, these personalised pyjamas form Selfie Craft Co. will keep the kids busy colouring over the Christmas break before they enjoy their completed art creation in the New Year. If unicorns isn’t your child’s thing, do not fear … there’s a huge range of designs and clothing items to choose between.

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Barbie Fashionistas Doll

Barbie Fashionista

A far cry from Barbies of our youth, the Fashionistas range celebrates diversity in all its forms. A lovely gift for any fans of make believe.

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Learning Resources Botley 2.0

Botley Coding Robot Activity Set

Oh so much fun! Help your child learn the basics of coding through play with the endearing Botley. Intuitive to use, this activity set comes with a range of fun tasks to complete.

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Little Hands Learning Subscription

Activity Subscription Box

The gift that keeps on giving. This monthly activity subscription box from Little Hands Learning is filled with activities on a book theme to support your child’s learning and skill development.

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What about a homemade gift…?

Chocolate Orange Fudge

Chocolate Orange Fudge

Combining two of our favourite Christmas treats, this easy chocolate orange fudge is perfect for a little festive bite!

Jolly Festive’s Peppermint Bark

Jolly Festive’s Peppermint Bark

This may not be a traditional peppermint bark recipe but it’s the perfect balance of salty and sweet and takes less than 30 minutes!

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?

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