Who doesn’t love Christmas. But I dare to say that children are the biggest fans. The mystery of Santa bringing presents through the chimney is always so exciting for them. But for me as a parents browsing through huge toys warehouses is not necessary the most enjoyable bit. Don’t get me wrong, I love buying presents for my child but again the choice they offer is so overwhelming even for such a shopping enthusiast as me. And are toys always the best option? There are so many educational and practical gifts for newborns to older kids, that I decided to compile a guide with a variety of options. And for every budget. You are welcome.
Babybjorn Mini Carrier
This dreamy, soft, small and flexible baby carrier is perfect for your newborn as well as for you as a new mommy for those first months of parenthood. The BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Mini is all about preserving the precious early days as you are getting to know your newborn. You can feel your baby is being carried in a natural position, with their back in a gentle c-curve and it is also ideal for skin-to-skin contact too.
Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play Set
Here is everything your fire fighter needs in an emergency: a bright red, machine-washable jacket trimmed with reflective material, a fire chief helmet, a “fire extinguisher”, a megaphone with sound effects, a shiny badge and a name tag for personalising.
VTech Toot-Toot Friends Kingdom Pirate Ship
VTech’s Interactive Pirate Ship play set opens up to reveal a Treasure Island! The set includes 3 Toot Toot Friends characters; Captain Monty, Sailor Stanley and Monkey. Kids can place the characters on the MagicPoint location for fun responses. Launch the cannonball, press the light up buttons for role-play responses, discover the Treasure Island and more. Now I want to be the first one to play!
LeapFrog Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket
Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket serves up seven songs, 100+ phrases and 25+ sound effects which make for a delightful, music filled picnic. Drop food pieces through the interactive shape-sorting lid to hear fun sounds, whilst three different modes introduce shapes, colours, food names, sharing and manners. Hours of fun guaranteed with the Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket.
Melissa & Doug Food Groups
Making it easy to plan a well balanced diet, this wooden set features items from the five food groups. Includes watermelon, milk, cheese, fish, egg and much more! 21 handpainted pieces store neatly in four wooden crates. Encourages counting, sorting, pretend play, and an interest in food and nutrition. Because the best way to learn is through play!
Tommee Tippee Digital Video Movement & Sound Baby Monitor
This baby monitor will guarantee a peace of mind and good night sleep for all new mums, because of the phenomenal sensor pad that detect your child’s movement or lack of it. This is particularly important to monitor in the first weeks of baby’s life, when they are unable to control their muscles and lift head. Clear picture even at night and two way talk back feature let’s you soothe your baby from another room. As a mother, I am a huge fan of this monitor, and I am sure that both mums and babies will benefit from it. Good night sleep is definitely a perfect gift for any mom.
Matchstick Monkey Gift Sets
Chicco Songy the Singer
Songy the Singer is the super cool karaoke toy that allows budding pop stars sing their hearts out with two different settings: sing along mode and transformation mode. Suitable for children ages 3 to 6 years, the disco effect flashing LED lights, four musical genres and eight different songs, will be sure to capture the attention of little ones. Might be not ideal for parents’ ears but if that means raising a star, who cares!
Lamaze 4-in-1 Gym
The Lamaze 4-in-1 Play Gym grows with baby from an infant gym to a fun pretend play tent, which means money saving toy! Three detachable, hanging toys and a large mirror that attaches to the hooks on the poles to engage infants as they lay and play on the soft, colourful mat. Remove the toys and encourage tummy time fun. A unique mesh side panel provides a clear view of baby.
Aidie London Leather Baby Moccasins
Foreo Issa Mini 2 Kids Sonic Toothbrush
Keeping little ones clean and healthy teeth has never been easier. Thanks to this really cute silicone toothbrush with different speeds, your kids will get more and more excited about brushing their teeth. And for parents it means healthier gums and less visits to the dentist. Who would love to get one of those.