It’s that time again, they are writing their lists and we are frantically shopping or looking for ideas. We have been sent some really lovely items this year for our Christmas gift guides and below are the children’s gifts to help and inspire.

Playmobil city life – Tiny Paws Pet Hotel

We love Playmobil and this is such a good addition to our collection.  The Tiny Paws Pet Hotel is the perfect for all animals, both big and small.

Features –

  • Features a variety of different animals to take care of
  • Includes 3 Playmobil figures
  • Includes lots of accessories
  • Includes a flap for the animals to access the garden easily
  • The pet hotel includes a kitchen as well as an outdoor area, as well as lots of food and toys for the animals. The Tiny Paws Pet Hotel is recommended for children aged four and up. The RRP is £59.99.

Hape grand city station 

We are huge Hape fans and have an ever growing Hape train set collection, the quality is always amazing and we have hours of fun with the sets. The Hape grand city station has so many fab features –

  • It is a two storey station building with 25-piece track and 45 piece set in total
  • You can place the tickets beneath the clock to project colourful city images
  • Use the play-and-record buttons to create your own station announcements
  • Create your own track and set the scene with trees and street signs
  • Features a working lift, lights and a ticket counter
  • Includes a 3-carriage high-speed train, a taxi and a bus
  • The engine and carriages open up to seat play figures and luggage
  • Figures include a conductor with safety sign, a mechanic with wrench and a tourist with handbag
  • The Hape Grand city station lets you record and play station announcements to help the passengers find their train. Place the tickets in the projector to see images of your favourite rail destinations on the station floor. Set the scene for adventures in Paris, London, New York, Berlin or Beijing!

Teamsterz 5 Storey Garage + 15 Cars

This is a fab main present for any boy or girl, there are hours of fun to be had with this set. The imaginative role play and cooperative pay opportunities are fantastic.

The five level garage play set features a helipad, fuel pumps, barriers, parking bays and working car lift with a tip launcher to send each car off through the level and down the connecting ramp. It is perfect for any car fan or collector.

Features – 
• Multi-level garage playset
• Includes 15 die-cast vehicles
• Material: Plastic
• Ages 3+ RRP £59.99

So Slime DIY Slimelicious Station £19.99

The new Slimelicious range brings scented slime to So Slime DIY, the original no mess, no glue, no fuss, just add water slime. Make your own fantastic scented slime creations with the Slimelicious Station by just adding water to the powders and then shaking! You can even add decorations! Make 16 different slimes. This set is priced at £19.99.

The set includes

  • Slime Station
  • 4 Mini shakers
  • Scented Slime powder
  • 2 Tools
  • Stickers
  • 3 Tubes of colour

Disney Belle travel box 

This gorgeous jewellery box is the perfect for any Disney princess fan. It is a great piece to pop in your luggage to keep your jewellery safe when you’re on the move or to store at home. This Belle jewellery box features sections for you to store your accessories and our Beauty and the Beast compact mirror. It is priced at £26.99.

Blume dolls

Blume dolls come hidden in their flower pots; add water to the Blume pot and watch them grow and bloom. Each Blume Doll has outrageous squishy hair that matches their personalities and outfits. You can mix and match outfits, accessories & friends between the dolls. With 10 surprises in each pot, including accessories, stickers, mini-playsets and a surprise friend for your Blume. RRP £9.99.


  • 10 Blume surprises in each pack
  • Mix and match outfits and accessorie
  • Water the ‘seeds’ and watch it bloom
  • Collect all 22 dolls for outrageous fun
  • Age: 3-10 years

Star Wars Darth Maul’s build a bear

With the new film launch this is just perfect for any Star wars fan. This Build a Bear furry friend has Darth Maul’s iconic face and black suit built into its fur with the Star Wars logo on its paw pad. This Star Wars stuffed animal gift set includes Darth Maul Bear wielding his signature red light saber that lights up and makes sound.

As always with Build a Bear the quality of the bear and outfit as always is fantastic and the light up/talking light saber is amazing. The gift set is priced at £42.00 and will make a fantastic Christmas gift.

FabLab Tie dye kit

FabLab is all about learning, experimenting and having fun with style. Designed
for children and created with top quality ingredients that are fully test. This new Tie Dye luxury kit with 7 fashionable colours is fab for experimenting and so much fun for the lttle ones to do. The FabLab Style Lab RRP is £19.99.

Disney princess sing and sparkle Ariel

Disney’s Sing & Sparkle Ariel  is such a beautiful gift for any Disney princess fan. You can rotate Ariel to see the beautiful glitter float in her translucent tail. Press Ariel’s seashell necklace to hear phrases and sing, “Part of Your World” and “Under the Sea” as her tail creates a beautiful light show under water. RRP £34.99. Suitable for ages 3 and over.

My first calendar 

Danilo Promotions My First Calendar’ range is great for little ones are showing interest in days and dates. This fabulous interactive range features Peppa Pig, PJ Masks and Paw Patrol and retails for £8.99. Each non-dated calendar allows children to turn
wheels to find the days and months and features a white wipe clean panel to write important play dates for the coming week. There are also sections
for children to note the season, weather and temperature, for a truly interactive, learning experience.

Orangutwang board game

Orangutwang is a fun, suspenseful and wild game for for the little ones. They can take turns hanging fruit and jungle friends on the orangutan. At some point he’ll be holding too much and he’ll spring up and send the fruit and friends flying. RRP £19.99.

Aqua Sphere swim goggles

These are a fab range of goggles for children aged 3-6. The curved lenses are great and give the little ones a wide panoramic vision when swimming. They help with water confidence, and the goggles feel comfortable against their skin without pinching. RRP is £16.99 and they come in various colour frames.

Hape race track station

This another great Hape addition to go with the wooden train set collection. The set includes a detailed station building, two race cars, a two-carriage train, two figurines, eight curved road tracks, five straight road tracks, three maintenance tools, two flags, a stairway, and five rail track.

This race car and station set is great for promoting creativity, imaginative and cooperative play. The set can connect to an existing wooden rail set or great for independent play. The set is durable and child safe and the race circuit made from Green PE, an eco-friendly plant plastic made from sugarcane. Suitable for age 3 and over and RRP is £50.00. 

Hape cooking essentials

This food set is great for the imaginative pay aspect! The little ones can help to get things ready by trimming, peeling and chopping the vegetables and grating the cheese on their own cutting board. The separable ingredients and different tools come for extra realism. This is suitable for ages 3 and over. RRP £23.00.

My first toddler Disney princess Rapunzel doll

These are such fab  little dolls to collect for Disney princess fans and there are loads to collect from Ariel to Belle and much more. We were sent the Rapunzel doll and she is so pretty.

What’s included – 

  • Contents: Doll and removable Dress, Shoes and Tiara
  • Rapunzel’s dress is inspired by her story
  • Rapunzel is approximately 35cm tall
  • Suitable for children 3 and over RRP £19.99.

The First Letters of Christmas book

I am totally mesmerized by this amazing book! It arrived all wrapped up for Christmas and it even smells like Christmas too. It comes beautifully packaged in a little Santa sack and is also a hardback book with gorgeous embossed gold writing and illustration on the front.

The book was created by a father for his children as a memento of their childhood and has a unique, carbon copy design that allows children to write and send their letter to Santa, while the parents keep the second copy, building up an archive of their children’s letters year on year to keep forever.

I love this as they can send one copy to Santa and then we can keep the other copy in the book you look back on over the years. It’s such a lovely keepsake.

BABYborn changing bag 

Frankie loves her BABYborn brother and sister dolls (please see our review here) and is always taking them out and about. This BABYborn changing nag is perfect to take out for all of the dolly’s bits and pieces. For ages 3 plus and RRP of £16.99.

Features – 

  • keep your BABY born accessories together in this handy portable changing bag
  • Features a comfort grip carry handle and shoulder strap
  • Front of bag features adorable animal face graphics
  • Contents: 1 x changing mat, 1 x spare nappy, 1 x rattle and 1 x bottle

And here is the BABYborn sister doll we reviewed earlier

The original factory shop Christmas gifts

We were invited to go along to the Original factory shop with a budget of £50 to find some Christmas gifts. I have never been to one of these stores as we don’t have one really local to us but we did find the nearest store and went along to our nearest store. I was pleasantly surprised – they had so many gorgeous Christmas gifts.

They had a great selection of children’s/family Christmas clothing and pyjamas. Archie’s chose some gorgeous pyjamas that were available for the whole family, these were priced at £6.00 and he lobes them. Frankie chose a Christmas dress which is also available in ladies with matching leggings, the dress is priced at £5.00 and so cute.


Colgate have a fab range of electric toothbrushes for the little ones. They have a variety of designs including Minions , Batman and Barbie. I love how they make tooth brushing fun for little ones and encourage them to brush with their favourite characters. They even have the matching toothpaste , these are fab for a stocking filler especially with all the chocolate over Christmas. They also now have a new range of wooden toothbrushes which are fab for an eco friendly conscious family member.

Sylvanian famlies 

Sylvanian famlies is always a huge hit in this house with both of mine , they love them. They were lucky enough to be handed down a huge collection from their Auntie. I love how classic they are , the quality and detail that goes in to them is amazing and they are built to last. We were sent the Elegant town manor to add to our collection.

Elegant Town Manor is a luxury two-storey house, home to Chocolate Rabbit Older Sister. Elegant Town Manor features a high ceiling, and the second floor has a very spacious feel to it. The second floor ceiling includes a very luxurious chandelier. Outside the door lies a stylish balcony. The spiral staircase can be used independently, and can be placed anywhere in the building. This set is stunning and priced at £59.99.

Frozen 2 true friendship game

This game from Jumbo games is fab for any Frozen fan for Christmas. A fun & exciting Disney Frozen 2 game for all the family. Take turns, working cooperatively in trying to reach Elsa before the Water Nokk catches you. Includes 12 different event cards. Suitable for 2+ players, aged 4+ priced at £14.99. 

*We were sent all of the items included in this guide for the all thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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