The 20 best Christmas gifts for children
Treat your little ones this festive season with a marvellous present from our selection
Neela Debnath is a member of the Independent's Online editorial team. She has an MA in Journalism (NCTJ accredited) from Brunel University. She is interested in current affairs, media and dipping into other areas of journalism.
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Send them back to school in the new year with this sweet little pencil case that has a zip fastening at the croc's mouth.
£8, Cath Kidston
These little robots respond to touch and sound, watch them as they scuttle around. They come in five shapes and colours, including black, green and orange.
£14.97 each, John Lewis
Make travelling fun with this creatively-designed suitcase. Your little one can pull it along or ride on it. It is even small enough to put in an overhead locker.
Now they can have a safari in their own room with this cute felt animal head which can be put on their wall. They are also ethically produced.
£69, Gift Library
If you have a budding magician then this is the present for you. This set contains a thumb tip, magic rope, multi playing balls, secret taper cards and miracle dice tricks.
Ignite their interest in the universe with this motorised model which lets you position and rotate the planets. Or simply turn off the light and switch this on for a beautiful display.
£30, Science Museum Shop
Let their imagination run wild with this suit that will transform them into a space explorer and is great for fancy dress parties. For ages 4-6.
£45, Science Museum Shop
Featuring a magnifying glass, mirror glasses, moustaches, a notebook and invisible ink and paper, this is just the thing for any little secret agent.
Whilst this is on the pricey side, your child can create and command their own robot. It has touch and colour sensors, as well as infrared.
For your aspiring little aviator this little flying gadget is great. It has flexibility so it bounces off walls, so even if your remote control skills are not there yet, it will not get damaged easily.
£15, Science Museum Shop
Bright and colourful, this kettle house will help them develop their imagination. It comes with Mr and Mrs Mouse and their baby. Suitable from 18 months.
£24, John Lewis
We love this cute skipping rope that will keep them active and entertained. From ages 5+.
£3.99, The Travelling Souk
This inflatable wheel is a great gift for keep them moving, they can climb and roll around inside it and is suitable both indoors and outside.
£45, Science Museum Shop
This lovely little cushion is a nice gift for mothers-to-be or babies. It is made from 100% baby alpaca and has a polypropyl filling.
£42, Olive Loves Alfie
Get creative with this set that lets your child create 20 different faces with lots of accessories. Suitable for ages from 4+.
Your little one can create their own 3D animal art with these fun nanoblocks. They are mini blocks which include more detail. Suitable for ages from 8+.
£9, Gift Library
For the fussy eater, make meals fun with this plate. It lets your kids use their food to decorate the cartoon face.
Keep them wrapped up and warm with this adorable cloud jumper.
Play checkers with this unique and soft set. It is eco-friendly and made from organic cotton.
£16, Unique and Unity
Your little one can spend hours grooming Kenny Cockrel to help him look presentable.
£12, Gift Library
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