Christmas is just around the corner and you know what that means; it’s time to hit the high street (or the web) in search of the perfect present for your friends and family. We know that this can be a dreaded task; it’s hard to know which gifts are going to be a hit and which are going to be a miss. So, to make sure you get it right this Christmas, we at giffgaff have picked out the best gifts going for every member of the family. Who needs Santa when you’ve got us?
Boys under 3 - TOMY Toomies Hide and Squeak Eggs
This preschool favourite is still as popular with toddlers now as it was over a decade ago. The cute, colourful eggs help your young ones get to grips with matching up colours and shapes in a way that is fun and engaging. They’re designed so that they’re comfortable for young children to play with, too, so they’re suitable for any child over 6 months.
Girls under 3 - Personalised Grey Elephant Rocker Toy
This small grey elephant rocker is perfect for kids fascinated by animals. The rocker is soft, gentle and is fit with handlebars, making it safe and comfortable for young children. It can even be personalised with a name at the bottom, making it the perfect lovable gift for young girls. Boys 3-6 years old - The White Company Ride On Car Boys at this age are fascinated by just about anything with wheels, so they will love having their very own racer to ride around on. It’s nice and small so that they can pedal it around with ease and it doesn’t clutter up your house. Besides, the cream, vintage look of it actually makes it a pretty neat addition to your home.
Girls 3-6 years old - Teddy Ruxpin
Teddy Ruxpin is everyone’s favourite storytelling teddy bear, and now it comes with LCD eyes, and a range of brand new stories and songs to tell and sing. The new version of the lovable bear is more advanced than ever, compatible with a mobile app that allows kids to read along with Teddy while he is telling stories, so they can improve their reading skills while playing.
Boys 7-10 years old - LEGO Make Your Own Movie
I wish I had this when I was a kid. This gift is a must for any kid who loves to let their imagination run wild. The kit comes with a range of LEGO pieces including “mini-figure actors” and pieces to use as props and scenery, as well as a guide to show kids how to make their own stop-motion LEGO movies using smartphones and tablets.
Girls 7-10 years old - Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2
“Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2” is a great book to inspire young girls and get them into reading. This collection of stories about extraordinary, inspiring women including J.K. Rowling and Rosalind Franklin, is a great read and helps to teach girls that it’s ok to be different.
Boys 11-14 years old – Sega smartphone controller
Ok, we may have put this as a gift for 11-14-year-olds, but be honest, you wish you had one of these too, right? This controller looks the part and makes playing smartphone games easy and even more fun than ever. Kids love playing mobile games today so they will be overjoyed to find this under the Christmas tree.
Girls 11-14 years old – selfie lenses kit
We all know that one kid who just can’t stop taking selfies, right? Well, we don’t mean to brag, but we’ve definitely found the perfect gift for that kid. These selfie lenses clip right on to any smartphone and work on both front facing and rear cameras. They come with five lenses, including wide angle, fish-eye and telescopic lenses to help them capture the perfect selfie. Now just make sure that nobody else has bought her these already…
Boys 14+ - Football stadium tours
There’s no gift that a young football fan would love more than a tour of their club’s stadium. It is a special, exciting day out for them where they get to see behind the scenes and in the changing rooms and sit in the dugouts of their team’s home, making it a dream gift for them. Football stadium tours are widely available at the country’s top football stadiums, including Old Trafford, The Emirates and even Wembley.
Girls 14+ - Polaroid OneStep+ Instant Camera
The Polaroid OneStep+ Instant Camera is the perfect gift for any girl interested in photography. Just point and shoot and your photo will be printed out instantly, simple. This isn’t just your average polaroid camera, though; it’s equipped with creative features like double exposure and light painting, so there’s loads of things for kids to experiment with and keep them busy.
All the family - Exploding kittens
Want to get a gift that will bring the family together this Christmas? This game is your best bet. Exploding Kittens has become a massive hit that your kids will just love playing. It’s a fun, simple card game that is easy for everyone to learn and hilarious for everyone to play, and that includes the parents, we promise.