Kids 3-8 Years Old Christmas Gift Guide

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It’s that time of year again to start thinking ahead to Christmas shopping. I’m putting together four gift guides this year, which will be spread over the next week or so. Kicking off his today is the kids 3-8 years old Christmas gift guide.

Kids 3-8 Years Christmas Gift Guide

Read on for inspiration as to what you can buy your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Foxy Pants

Save the chickens from the hungry fox! This greedy fox is snapping up the chickens and stuffing them into his pockets. But when there are too many chickens, his pants will fall down and the chickens will escape! Rescue the chickens and return them to your chicken coop. Can you catch the fox?

foxy pants game

Foxy Pants from Drumond Park is great fun for the whole family. It’s a pretty easy game that is perfect when you have eaten too much Christmas food! Plus requires no batteries, a bonus when you can’t them on the big day.

The idea of the game is to fill your coop with 5 chickens before Foxy’s pants fall down. Simple but brilliant fun!

Foxy Pants

2-4 players

4 years +

Available From

For more information and stockists, visit www.drumondpark.com

RRP: £22.99

Giveaway

Win the Foxy Pants Game

Win Foxy Pants

See the competitions page for t&c’s

 

Wally the Washer

Fill your washing line to win! put all the clothes into Wally and watch him spin! take it in turns to press the button and watch Wally throw out the clothes. Hang your coloured clothes on the line, but watch out… if you get the smelly sock then all the clothes go back in and you have to wear the clothes peg on your nose! collect all your coloured clothes to win the game.

wally the washer

Wally the Washer is an amusing game and will give you a laugh. Especially if you are the one that has to wear the clothes peg! Some of the clothes pieces are small so not recommended for children under 3 years of ages, but it’s great for older kids to learn colours, use their fine motor skills and have fun playing with others.

You can have hours of fun with Wally the Washer, you take it in turns to press the button to open the washing machine door. Flying out comes the washing. Pick up all your coloured pieces and hang them on your washing line. The first person to fill the line wins. Of course if you get the smelly sock then the clothes peg goes on your nose!

It does require batteries which are not included, so don’t forget to add them to your Christmas shopping list.

wally the washer

2-4 players

4 years +

Available From

For more information and stockists, visit www.drumondpark.com

RRP: £24.99

Giveaway

Win Wally the Washer game

Win Wally the Washer

See the competitions page for t&c’s

 

Time for Bed, Miyuki

Like children everywhere, Miyuki’s imagination peaks at bedtime, when she remembers all the things she has to do before she can possibly go to bed: she needs to water the vegetables, gather snails, and prepare for the arrival of the Dragonfly Queen. Her patient grandfather follows along on her adventures, gently encouraging her to go to sleep. In this beautiful story about family, nature, and love, young children and their parents find a welcome companion for their own bedtime journey.

Eye-catching, detailed artwork illuminates a story about a girl, her grandfather, and an elusive bedtime

Time for bed

5-8 years old

Hardcover: 32 pages

Available From – Abrams & Chronicle Books 

RRP: £12.99

Winter Wonderland Craft Box

Squidgydoodle deliver craft and sensory boxes, to your letterbox. They are carefully put together to encourage little people’s imaginations and sense of curiosity.

“In the land of Squidgydoodle there is no right or wrong way, it’s all about exploring, discovering and creating.”

Make a beautiful tissue paper tree, create your own Winter Wonderland polystyrene print, shake up a snowstorm in your box, then decorate it with your collage materials, use the ingredients to make snow. It even crunches like the real thing! Then create a Winter Wonderland scene in your box.

Winter Wonderland Craft Box

I love the idea of a craft box like this with everything all in one place, no need to go and find that or having to buy this. It’s all in one box. No wastage either!

There are many other craft boxes available – go on over and take a peek! Plus the lovely people at Squidgydoodle are offering 10% off if you use BUSTIN as a discount code (valid until 11th December 2018)

3 years +

Price £11.99

 

Paint Your Own Unicorn

DKL kindly sent over this gorgeous paint your own unicorn for us to add to our Christmas Gift Guide.

Painting is beloved by Breyer fans of all ages, and now there’s a unicorn they’ll want to add to their herd! Kit includes everything needed to paint a colorful unicorn. Includes: 1 unicorn, 1 paintbrush, 6 paint pots, and instruction sheet.

Paint your own unicorn

A fabulous gift for all unicorn lovers!

4 years +

My Dream Horse – RRP: £18.00

 

Hama Beads

10,000 Beads & 2 Coloured Pegboards in Bucket – Create awesome designs taking inspiration from the box provided, or create your own freestyle masterpieces with Hama Beads! Develop your creativity by producing colourful bead designs on the plastic pegboards; to make a model the beads can be ironed using the special ironing paper. The pegboards can be used again and again, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

This set includes over 10,000 midi beads in 22 different colours, 2 pegboards including a yellow star and red heart.

10,000 Beads & 2 Coloured Pegboards in Bucket

You can lose yourself for hours with Hama beads, make unlimited designs and play with friends. Great for improving fine motor skills, creativity and encouraging mess free play.

5 years +

Available from

For more information and stockists see – dkl toys

Scoop Magazine Subscription

Scoop, the literary magazine for kids: a meaningful present that keeps giving all year.

Scoop, the literary magazine for kids: a meaningful present that keeps giving all year

Scoop is a magazine aimed at 7 to 12-year old’s that publishes all forms of original story created by the most fantastic authors and illustrators just for Scoop. Contributors include Raymond Briggs, Joanna Lumley, Tom Stoppard, Catherine Johnson, Tom Whipple, Jacqueline Wilson, Chris Priestley, Laura Dockrill, Chris Riddell and many more.

Each issue arrives through the letterbox with the child’s name on the envelope. The magazine is packed full of short stories, non-fiction, poetry, comics, interviews, reviews, activities and quizzes.

Scoop, the literary magazine for kids: a meaningful present that keeps giving all year.

Scoop, the literary magazine for kids: a meaningful present that keeps giving all year.

7-12 year olds

Available From

Annual subscription costs £36 (£33 if setup by DirectDebit) and six editions will be sent bi-monthly across 12 months.

See www.scoopthemag.co.uk/for more info.

 

Plus-Plus Tubes

These little shaped pieces are for big imaginations, create endless designs with this tube kit, 3D and 2D creations are possible! Contains 100 Plus-Plus pieces in colours: Blue, green, red, yellow, purple, orange, brown, grey, white and black!

Available in 15 different colours/themes and they’re the perfect stocking filler.

plus-plus tubes

5 years +

Available From

For more information and stockists see – dkl toys

RRP: £5.50

Wannabees

The award-winning Wannabee Range for ages 5-11 year olds provide everything children need to ‘pretend’ to be the profession of their choice

The award-winning Wannabee Range for ages 5-11 year olds provide everything children need to ‘pretend’ to be the profession of their choice

Each pack contains approximately 45 pages of forms, stickers and certificates and will allow children to act out fun tasks such as filling out appointment cards for their teddies, giving eye tests to their friends, taking the morning register with their action figures or even writing out school reports for Mummy and Daddy! The Wannabees range currently has ‘I Want to be a Teacher’, ‘I Want to be a Doctor’ and ‘I Want to be a Café Owner’.

Perfect for role playing.

Wannabees

Wannabees

5 years +

Available From

For more info see Wannabees

RRP: £14.99

 

Elves Behavin’ Badly

Santa’s naughtiest elves are back for Christmas after taking social media by storm. Get creative and inspired to play with the elves in cheeky set ups, in the run up to Christmas. With lots of accessories to choose from to dress and set up your elf, you will be spoilt for choice.

Elves Behavin’ Badly

3 years +

Available From

The Elves Behavin’ Badly range can be found at the following retailers*:

  • Tesco
  • Iceland
  • The Range
  • Morrisons
  • Asda
  • Poundland
  • Poundstretcher
  • Robert Dyas
  • Q D Stores
  • Co-operative
  • UK convenience stores
  • Independent garden centres

*and many more independent retailers

Personalised Storybook – Disney Princesses Collection

Having a hard time deciding which Disney Princess is your favourite? With the Personalised Disney Princesses Book, there’s no need to choose, as all of Disney’s princesses are brought together in one stunning ultimate collection. Relive the magical tales that made every Disney princess a household name, from Snow White and Cinderella, to Pocahontas and Mulan; all the way to Tianna and Rapunzel.

Disney Princesses - Having a hard time deciding which Disney Princess is your favourite? With the Personalised Disney Princesses Book, there’s no need to choose, as all of Disney’s princesses are brought together in one stunning ultimate collection. Relive the magical tales that made every Disney princess a household name, from Snow White and Cinderella, to Pocahontas and Mulan; all the way to Tianna and Rapunzel. Make this beautiful gift extra special by adding your loved one’s name to the cover, as well as a message at the beginning. This Disney Princesses book is available in a delightfully deluxe A3 or A4 size, and comes complete with a free premium gift box with foil embossing.

Make this beautiful gift extra special by adding your loved one’s name to the cover, as well as a message at the beginning. This Disney Princesses book is available in a delightfully deluxe A3 or A4 size, and comes complete with a free premium gift box with foil embossing.

Disney Princesses Collection

Available From

For more info see In The Book – Personalised Books For Kids
The Disney Princesses The Ultimate Collection Personalised Book is from £29.99

Moonlite

Your child’s favourite stories come to life with Moonlite, an easy-to-use storybook projector! This small device clips onto your smartphone (not included) and uses the torch to project vibrant storybook images onto any surface! While projecting the storybook images, the Moonlite app displays story text and plays charming sound effects, creating an immersive and magical story time experience for you and your child.

Moonlite is for babies, toddlers, kids, and adults who love to read! No batteries required. Compatible with most Android and iOS devices.

Moonlite

1-7 years

Available From

For more info see Moonlite

A wheel-y good idea for a Christmas gift

Young Driver teaches pupils aged from 5-17 years – 5-10s in a specially designed electric Firefly and 10-17s in a Corsa, or even a Bentley. Gift vouchers are available and lessons take place at 60+ venues across the UK.

5-10s in a specially designed electric Firefly 

Five to 10-year olds drive the two-seater electric Firefly round a specially designed course, including roundabouts, junctions and steering challenges. All drivers receive their very own personalised driving licence after their lesson. Lessons start at £21.49 and gift vouchers  are available.

Check out Young Driver for venues near you.

Giveaway

Win a Firefly driving lesson (for a 5-10 year old)

See the competitions page for t&c’s

 

Secret Pillow

A Secret Pillow is a pillow that unfolds into a comfy blanket – a chic addition to any home and perfect for those tight on space. But there is also a secret sewn into each pillow, as the making of Secret Pillows gives disadvantaged women in India a chance to send their children to school, by enabling them be part of a community business. These cotton pillows/quilts (or quillows!) are perfect for cosying up on the sofa or for kids rooms, and are ideal for when you have those extra guests visiting over the Christmas period! With eight collections to choose from, there’s a Secret Pillow to suit everyone.

We have been trying out this beautiful yellow one – Rickshaw City from the We Love Children Collection

A Secret Pillow is a pillow that unfolds into a comfy blanket - a chic addition to any home and perfect for those tight on space.

A dream that starts with a pillow – How pillows can help empower women in India..

Can a pillow make a difference? A Secret Pillow can – just asks the 200 producers in India

A Secret Pillow is a gorgeous pillow that unfolds into a sumptuous blanket that’s great to snuggle under. But that’s not all they do – woven into the pillows is a story of empowerment and of hope.

A Secret Pillow is a pillow that unfolds into a comfy blanket - a chic addition to any home and perfect for those tight on space.

The Secret Pillow Project was set up as a social business to empower women through making and selling Secret Pillows. Sewing workshops are run for groups of women who then get a fairer than fair trade price for their pillows. Women can send their children to school, have business prospects and real hope for the future.

The Secret Pillow Project is the dream of Fritha Vincent, a former charity worker and foster mum, who always believed she could make a difference – she just didn’t know how.

3 Years +

Available From

Secret Pillow £50

Online shop, please visit www.secretprojects.org

 

PJ Masks illumi-Mate

From My Little Pony and Paw Patrol to Star Wars and Shimmer & Shine – the fun range of character illumi-Mates from Spearmark will be a welcome treat for little ones this Christmas.

illumi mates

illumi mates - pj masks

Joining the gang for 2018 is Catboy, Owlette & Gecko from PJ Masks, Batman, Jo Siwa and the adorable Groot from Marvel: The Avengers. A brilliant buy for the Xmas stocking, these lovable characters’ glow subtly through a range of different colours as soon as they’re switched on – perfect as novelty desk accessories, or for sleep overs when kids might need some gentle lighting to see in the dark. The lights stay cool to the touch, making them great to carry around AND there are tons of great characters in the range.

Features

  • Colour changing light – watch them glow from purple to pink to red to green, blue and back to purple again.
  • Battery operated, not included. *Requirement: 3 X AAA.

Available From

illumi-Mates, SRP: £7.99

Available from all major UK retailers including Amazon, ASDA, Debenhams, Argos & Tesco.

JoJo Siwa Hair Brush

The JoJo Siwa hair brush is unique with its ergonomic shape, innovative storage for hair clips inside the brush and dual- sided bristles; one side has bristles to detangle and to easily get rid of knots with the other side acting as a styling brush.

jo jo siwa hairbrush

The detangling side has three different heights of bristle which allow the brush to glide through hair in seconds. Once hair is detangled, the bristles can be switched using the tabs at either end – the entire brush easily flips around and clips back into place. The styling side of the brush leaves hair silky smooth in a flash.

jo jo siwa hairbrush

Pink – Sweet Life Purple – Super Cute Blue – Dream Crazy Big White – Hearts & Bows Gold – Eat, Dance, Sleep

Available From

JoJo Brushes available from B&M Stores nationwide and at Amazon for £7.99

Willow & Wild Children’s Subscription Box

Give the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas with Willow and Wild Box, a monthly subscription box for 3-8 year old’s, packed with a variety of nature related activities focusing on gardening, craft, cooking and exploring.

Willow and Wild Box Xmas 2 (1)

Designed with busy parents and Grandparents in mind, the personalised, seasonal boxes contain all the instructions and materials needed to sow and grow plants, flowers and vegetables, indoors and outdoors. Different table-top crafts and all the materials are also included every month, as well as an activity book and laminated recipe cards for children and grown-ups to cook and bake delicious foods for the whole family to enjoy.

Willow & Wild Children's Subscription Box

3-8 years

Special three month (£30) and six month (£50) Christmas gift subscriptions with a bumper first box are also available. Monthly subscriptions start from £7.25. Can be delivered to any address in the UK.

Available From

For more information, please visit www.willowandwildbox.co.uk.

 

OKIDO – The Art’s and Science Magazine Subscription

How about getting the child in your life a gift they receive all year around?

Each issue is 28 pages jam-packed with stories, regular characters, doodles, poems, games, experiments, a pull-out centrefold activity and a recipe that the family can make together – keeping children engaged for hours with things they can do on their own as well as with a grown up.

OKIDO - The Art's and Science Magazine Subscription

OKIDO - The Art's and Science Magazine Subscription

OKIDO - The Art's and Science Magazine Subscription

3-7 years

Available From

For more info see OKIDO

Giveaway

To win a bundle of OKIDO magazines please fill in the gleam widget below.

Win a bundle of OKIDO magazines

See the competitions page for t&c’s

2 in 1 Scooter

A perfect first scooter, this two-in-one design will grow with your child. Crafted from lightweight materials, easy to carry, with easy grip handles, it features two wheel options to improve balance and co-ordination skills.

2in1 Scooter - A perfect first scooter, this two-in-one design will grow with your child. Crafted from lightweight materials, easy to carry, with easy grip handles, it features two wheel options to improve balance and co-ordination skills. For ages three to six. Priced at £19.99.

For ages three to six.

Priced at £19.99.

Available From

For more information see BuyDirect4U

 

Wow there are some awesome Kids 3-8 Years Old Christmas Gift Guide ideas here if I say so myself! I hope this guide has given you food for thought.

Happy Shopping!

rachelbustin.com

*I was given samples of the products in this gift guide in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

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45 Comments

  1. November 10, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    I have three children spanning this age group and I think you have it spot on with these choices! So many good ideas here!

  2. Stacey Turner
    November 9, 2018 / 9:49 am

    Foxy pants looks fab. What great give aways

  3. jo liddement
    November 8, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    The Okido magazines look great and a bit more unusual.

  4. Clare Hubbard
    November 7, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    Foxy pants looks so much fun!

  5. Rebecca Mercer
    November 7, 2018 / 11:58 am

    My kids have foxy pants on there xmas lists great giveaways

  6. Karen Barrett
    November 7, 2018 / 10:30 am

    Foxy pants looks a fun game

  7. Isabell Whitenstall
    November 6, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    I would love the Foxy pants game for my grandchildren

  8. November 6, 2018 / 10:53 am

    some really lovely ideas here Rachel!

  9. S Kerry
    November 4, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    such a fab guide, loads of lovely ideas

  10. rebecca smith
    November 4, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    such a fab guide, given me lot’s of ideas

  11. Louise Reeks
    November 4, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    great prizes

  12. Jackie Howell
    November 1, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    Foxy Pants is top of my christmas wishlist!

  13. Priscilla Stubbs
    November 1, 2018 / 11:08 am

    Great selection of prizes here, Foxy Pants looks like real fun

  14. Rich Tyler
    October 30, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    My little 1s would love the games

  15. Jo Carroll
    October 30, 2018 / 11:45 am

    Wow…an amazing guide – some brilliant ideas – thank you so much!! My son would love the Young Driver’s lesson…problem is he wouldn’t want to give the car back 😉

  16. Anthony Harrington
    October 29, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    Foxy Pants looks like a fun family game!

  17. Susan Smith
    October 28, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    My Grandchildren would love this game, look like bags of fun

  18. linda ford
    October 28, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    My niece would really enjoy foxy pants and wally the washer, she is six and really into playing games!

  19. Lorna Ledger
    October 27, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    Wow, great bundle of giveways thank you, Foxy Pants looks fun, they all do!

  20. Ursula Hunt
    October 27, 2018 / 8:32 am

    There are some great ideas for Christmas in this article

  21. Claire Nutman
    October 26, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    Lovely many thanks….

  22. Sarah Mcvicar
    October 26, 2018 / 10:29 am

    wally the washer is on my son’s xmas list. Great reviews too x

  23. Hayley Colburn
    October 26, 2018 / 10:16 am

    Some great gift suggestions here, have entered a couple of the giveaways too, thanks for sharing with us

  24. Corinne Wright
    October 26, 2018 / 8:57 am

    What a great gift guide. I actually can’t quite believe it’s nearly Christmas again!

  25. Vivien Baird
    October 25, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    My Grandson would love Foxy pants

  26. Justine Meyer
    October 25, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    These ll look fab but especially the Foxy Pants x

  27. Chloe Davies
    October 25, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    My nephew would love this game! x

  28. Ruth Harwood
    October 25, 2018 / 12:08 pm

    fabulous games! perfect for the little ones! xx

  29. Laura Milton
    October 25, 2018 / 11:12 am

    My three year old would love this looks so much fun!

  30. nicola dean
    October 25, 2018 / 11:04 am

    My kids have been asking for this game for Christmas. It looks good fun.

  31. Jessica Nightingale
    October 25, 2018 / 12:39 am

    I’ve read so many good things about the ‘Foxy Pants’ game, it’ll definitely be making an appearance under the christmas tree.

  32. Katie b
    October 24, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    Looks like a great game! Perfect for Christmas day!

  33. Samantha O'D
    October 24, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    Some great ideas, im really struggling for inspiration this year

  34. Geri Gregg
    October 24, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    Great giveaways and opinions on the products x

  35. October 24, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    Thank you so much for including the Squidgydoodle Winter Wonderland Craft Box in your fab gift guide. I hope you enjoyed creating with it.

  36. October 24, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    Fab giveaways on here some great stuff loving the games thanks for the chance to win some

  37. Laura Turner
    October 24, 2018 / 8:11 am

    Foxy Pants would definitely appeal to my nephew’s daft sense of humour

  38. iain maciver
    October 23, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    foxy pants sounds great fun for all

  39. Sean eccles
    October 23, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    Wally the washer is at top of Christmas list for santa

  40. October 23, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    What a lovely gift guide, so much to inspire me with younger children I need to buy for! x

  41. Tracy Nixon
    October 23, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    Foxy pants sound reat fun! Thanks for the great gift guide!

  42. Katie
    October 23, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    what a fantastic selection of prizes! Thank you for a great competition

  43. Margaret GALLAGHER
    October 23, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    Foxy pants looks great fun for all the family

  44. EMMA WALTERS
    October 23, 2018 / 10:37 am

    my youngest son would love wally the washer, struggling for present ideas for him this year.

  45. EMMA WALTERS
    October 23, 2018 / 10:36 am

    foxy pants looks fab for my 2 youngest to play together

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