Posted: 05 Dec 2016
#Area Guide #First Time Buyer The ultimate children's Christmas gift guide
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Well, it is when you can breathe a sigh of relief after finishing your Christmas shopping. We want to take the stress away, so we've compiled a list of the best places to buy children's gifts this festive season.
For the budding David Bailey
Give your little one the gift of photography this Christmas. You can teach them how to use an entry-level child-friendly camera. The Lomography Konstruktor is a great option as it has all the basic functions needed for taking photos on film. Your kids can snap images, wind film on and even take long exposures. You can also buy a variety of lens to go with it. All of this for only £31.95.
For the teething baby
If you have a baby to buy for this Christmas, then parents will certainly thank you for this utilitarian gift. Sophie the Giraffe has taken the baby world by storm, as it offers relief for teething babies. Plus, it looks fantastic and is made from 100% natural rubber and food grade paint. Priced at £10.99.
For the playful child
If you want to buy an original toy that will last, then try one of Petit Chou’s beautiful wooden toys. This independent toyshop stocks designs from all over the world. You can buy anything from doll’s houses to vintage pedal cars, wooden animal sets to pirate ships.
For the individual
Personalised gifts are a great way to put your child’s own stamp on their belongings. Literally. Not on the High Street have a fantastic variety of artisan gifts, which can all be personalised to your specifications. You can choose between a range of products, from books to bathrobes, jigsaws to jewellery.
For the fashion forward child
Put your best foot forward with these stylish Vans slip on trainers. Not only will your child look like the coolest kid in the playground, but you also won’t have to worry about tying shoelaces again. Plus, there are plenty of stunning designs to choose from. Prices start from £25.
For the next Torvill and Dean
This is the perfect gift for adventurous children. You can treat them to a day of triple axles and pirouettes on the ice rink outside the Natural History Museum. If they’ve still got energy, then take them for a trip to the Museum itself for an afternoon of dinosaur filled fun. Children skate from £8.80.
For the science lover
If you’re buying for a child who gets their kicks from home experiments, then you couldn’t find a better range of gifts than the Science Museum shop. Choose from laboratory sets to robot kits, circuitry boards and projection lamps. Science has never been so fun.
For the active child
If you’re looking for a first bike, then look no further than this beautiful wooden Skuut balance bike. It’s as practical as it is stylish. The bicycle is made of natural birch wood and comes without pedals, which helps promote balance and improves coordination. It’s also great value at £29.99.
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