14 best Christmas presents for children

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From art sets and dominoes to bikes and cuddly toys, here is a great selection of Christmas present ideas for the kids

1. Royal & Langnickel all media travel artist set

Three compartments full of kit for budding Van Goghs.

£59.99, theworks.co.uk

2. Wooden Domino Race

Hours of constructive fun, seconds of demolition.

£25, hawkin.com

3. Nintendo 3DS XL

Bursting with features, this big-screen handheld console even takes 3D pictures.

£179.99, store.nintendo.co.uk

4. Mini Micro 3 in 1 scooter

A ride-on seat and interchangeable handle will see kids from initial toddles to school.

£79.95, micro-scooters.co.uk

5. Furby Boom exclusive festive sweater edition

Play some tunes, pull some tails then use the app to raise a city of Furblings.

£59.99, johnlewis.co.uk

6. Mini Lalaloopsy Loopy Hair doll

For budding hairdressers to practise their braiding.

£8.99 each, toysrus.co.uk

7. Sulley pillow pet

Close the Velcro strap and it’s a soft toy; open it, the Monsters Inc star makes an ideal naptime companion.

£19.99, pillowpets.co.uk

8. Transformers Construct-A-Bots Battle Pack

Let Optimus Prime and Megatron do battle.

£27.99, argos.co.uk

9. ‘The Gruffalo and Friends’ CD boxed set

Keep your little ones entertained from car journeys to bedtime.

£9.46, tesco.com

10. Islabikes CNOC 14

Why do kids’ bikes always seem to weigh a ton? With its aluminium frame, this beauty doesn’t.

£199, islabikes.co.uk

11. Sky-Watcher Infinity 76-P children's telescope

Give them the Moon.

£46.99, opticalvision.co.uk

12. Skylanders Swap Force starter set

Mix and match characters' powers.

£49.99, game.co.uk

13. Hape Giant Space Centre & Rocket

Fuel your child’s imagination with a solid wood discovery spaceship, complete with astronaut, land rover, moon rocks and more. Blast off!

£99.99, mulberrybush.co.uk

14. Tagamoto City Road Set

These intelligent miniature robotic cars react with sounds, movement and lights to codes placed on the road.

£19.99, argos.co.uk

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