*Ad-gifted: Some of the items in this bumper family Christmas gift guide have been given in exchange for this post.
It’s that time of year again to think about Christmas shopping and buying gifts. You may remember my Kid’s Gift Guide and Stationery Lovers ones from last year. But this year I’m going down a slightly different route and compiling a huge BUMPER family Christmas Gift Guide.
In this gift guide, you will find gift ideas for kids, mums, and dads. Some of the gifts were sent for inclusion in this post and others are items we’ve reviewed throughout the year. At the bottom of the post, you will find a BUMPER GIVEAWAY to get your Christmas shopping started!
Kids Christmas Gift Ideas
For every girl who dreams big, there’s a princess to show her it’s possible. The Disney Princess Rapunzel doll is a dream, in her story inspired gown and tiara. With beautiful glossy hair and a gorgeous gown, Rapunzel will be on every toddler’s wish list.
You never know when he’s going to blow! Pull My Finger is the hilarious NEW game that combines 2 things that make everyone laugh, Monkeys & Farts! Spin the banana spinner, pull the Monkey’s finger, and watch his BUTT INFLATE with each pull! How BIG will his BUTT get? How long can he hold it in? Avoid the Farts and WIN!
For 2 or more players. Fun for the whole family.
Get ready to race! Each Ryan’s World Figure and Vehicle set comes ready to whizz into action, with pull back action for racing fun.
Fans of Ryan’s popular YouTube channel, Ryan ToyReviews, will love recreating Ryan’s YouTube fun with these cool vehicles. Collect 3 awesome styles for racing fun.
Race Your vehicle through the loop to your garage. The garage door will snap closed when you finish the race! Micro Wheels Stunt Pack includes two exclusive vehicles, three pieces of track, one loop, one garage and a set of instructions.
Maped Helix Stationery
Maped Jungle Innovation Color Peps – 12 Felt Pens With Holder – £5.49 – 12 high quality, brightly coloured felt tip pens with a unique ‘pop-out’ stand. Open the stand and place on the desk to access pens easily, Ideal for sharing. Then simply close the stand for storage and transportation. The caps are built into the stand so they cannot be lost or chewed, therefore improving both safety and hygiene The stand can be refilled with Maped Jungle felt tip pens.
Maped Creativ Travel Board- Animals – £19.99 – Compact case with carrying handle containing transparent dry erase board, 12 animal-themed activity sheets, 4 dry erase markers and a cleaning cloth, Age 4+
Interactive plush pets that change colours.
Lumies are lovable, rainbow-charged pom-pom pets that interact with colour in magical ways! With a simple tap, lumies can match any colour and even turn colours into musical beats to 1, 000 possible mixes! Keep lumies feeling Happy and balanced by “feeding” them with colour they’ll react with over 100 sounds and phrases depending on their mood and the colours you find. You can even match lumies to the colour of your outfit and play games! Featuring bold hairstyles and sparkly unicorn horns, lumies’ personalities shine bright!
Let your little conductor use her imagination to lead the way while playing with the Baby Einstein ‘Discovery Train’. What will happen when she puts together the same colours or the same shapes? Made in partnership with Hape, this wooden train is a twist on a classic toddler toy. The train filled with Baby Einstein passengers supports open-ended imaginary play, giving her curious spirit plenty of room to grow.
Ocean cascade. Turn your bathroom wall into a sea burn! Flowing water allows the bathing animals to dance and rotate with suction cups. Attach animals to the bath wall with suction cups. With the jug, you can pour water on it and the water slides. Age 2+
Introducing Pixie Belles, the cute creatures that bring you love, light, and LOTS of fun movements, wherever you go! With a heart-to-heart connection, you and your Pixie Belles will be inseparable! Bond with your Belles – they let you know their mood based on the colour of their horn. Have a dance party – with 6 different dances your Pixie Belles will never miss a beat! Spin time – talk out loud or clap your hands and watch the Belles spin to your rhythm! They react to touch, motion and sound and include unique interchangeable tails that double as bracelets, key-chains and scrunchies that you can wear anywhere! Age 5+
Kids will have a merry time making this sturdy and colourful carousel pull toy go ’round! The carousel fits on a solid wood base and spins as the toy rolls. Seven wooden pieces, including three double-sided carousel horses, are removable and stand on their own for even more play options. First Play toys feature bright colours, bold patterns, and whimsical designs that boost skills while sparking imagination and wonder-right from the start!
We are huge fans of wooden toys for babies and toddlers. They are eco-friendly, sustainable and last a very long time!
Age Range: 18m to 3-year-olds.
The Hey Duggee Musical Duggee Soft Toy is the perfect gift for little (and big) fans of the hit CBeebies show! Children will love to watch Duggee’s ears move in time to the music! He is sure to provide hours of silly fun and giggles as little (and big!) fans dance along with him.
Discover the hidden and wonderful world of small things. Look at plants, rocks or insects with up to 8x magnification. The chunky design of this fully functional microscope is designed especially for little hands and is perfect as a child’s first microscope.
My first microscope is ideal for investigating paper, cloth, plants, hair or paper. Easy-to-use, it features two large eyepieces, eliminating the need to close one eye, and an LED light to enhance the clarity of the image. All the images appear right-side up and left-right correct for easy understanding.
- 8x Magnification microscope
- LED light for detailed views
- 2 Extra-large eyepieces
- Large fixed stage (holds flat objects like stamps or 3D objects like rocks)
- Child-safe rubberised eyepieces and knobs
Requires 3 x AAA batteries, supplied separately. Age 3+
Who knows what Mr. POTATO HEAD will say — or sing — next? The MR. POTATO HEAD MOVIN’ LIPS electronic interactive talking toy is fun and entertaining for kids as well as adults. Just attach his mouth and press the buttons — his lips synchronize to wacky songs and some really funny phrases! The talking toy features more than 40 phrases and 4 parodies to popular songs, including a parody of the song “Lips Are Movin” by Meghan Trainor. Kids can experience the same mix and match play with a lot more to say with MR. POTATO HEAD MOVIN’ LIPS! It comes with a MR. POTATO HEAD, 2 arms, 2 ears, eyes, nose, hat, and 2 mouths for a ton of tater fun. Requires 3 AA Batteries. Batteries included. Available at most major retailers, Age 3+
Imagine a land of colourful dreams where unicorns poop Play-Doh ice cream. Meet Tootie, the hilarious unicorn ice cream maker who loves to create silly Play-Doh sundaes. As she dispenses Play-Doh colours from her you-know-where, this unicorn toy makes laugh-out-loud sounds and even changes her facial expression.
The large four-ounce can of Play-Doh colour Swirl compound features 2 colours in one can for crazy colourful ice cream creations. This play ice cream set also comes with 2 classic Play-Doh colours in 2-ounce cans, as well as a plastic ice cream cone, 2 dishes, a plastic knife, and a spoon. She’s a magically funny gift for kids 3 and up, but she’s sure to bring silly fun for the whole family
Soar through the skies and into space on your very own space mission with Ronnie Rocket from WOW Toys.
Pull Ronnie’s cord to start the countdown to blast-off! Watch his special rocket window as his numbers count down…5…4…3…2…1…Blast-Off! All the while, Ronnie shudders and shakes as he prepares for his journey into space just like a real rocket. Use the astronaut’s hand to push Ronnie’s the magic button which opens the cockpit, then place him inside and send Ronnie flying into orbit on another daring space adventure!
Set includes rocket with pull cord countdown window feature and astronaut Play Friend figure.
Toys like Ronnie Rocket are great for 1 year olds because they love sounds, colours and a toy that can help with development. Here are more toys perfect for 1 year olds.
Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, The Grinch is fun for the whole family.
With a vinyl body and new movable knees, so she can stand on her own, there’s so much fun to be had with our BABY born Soft Touch Sister blonde doll! She can drink, cry and go in the bath. Plus her lovely long hair means there are endless styling opportunities to be had, especially with all the hair bobbles and clips that are included.
The Brain Train is a mathematical railway with 40 multi-level puzzles, plus a wind-up train to check your completed tracks. It’s a fantastic Christmas gift for 4 year olds.
For one or more players. Age 4+
Dessineo – Learn to draw from Jumbo is a specially designed artistic learning aid perfect for stimulating the creativity and imagination in children, as they learn how to draw fun and entertaining pictures.
It teaches children to draw in a fun and simple step-by-step way – rather than just tracing simple shapes. They can create pictures of animals, vehicles, fantasy characters, buildings and more. The sheets of drawing paper are already pre-printed with inspiring backgrounds including, seawater for the fish, space for the rocket ship and a white snowy landscape for Father Christmas!
Choose one of 30 transparent stencil discs and place it on the turntable, then switch on the projector. Then trace to your heart’s content!
Educational Books from DK
Meet famous explorers and adventurers, and venture into steaming jungles in search of lost temples, fight off frostbite in the Arctic, and blast off into space! Explorers look at the towering achievements of more than 50 explorers in fascinating detail, with incredible cross-sections revealing the amazing detail inside Spanish galleons, lost cities, and spaceships. Beautiful hand-drawn maps reveal their intrepid journeys, and photographs highlight the artifacts and relics they found along the way.
This stunning visual history book tells the story of the Second World War. Each map is rich with detail and graphics, helping you to chart the progress of key events of World War II on the land, sea, and air, such as the Dunkirk evacuation, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, and the siege of Stalingrad.
Learn, explore and experiment with measurements in a new and exciting way. The 5-in-1 Outdoor Measure-Mate features five different tools, including vertical measure, callipers, a trundle wheel, spirit level, and measuring stick. The perfect way to introduce the concept of measurement to young learners in an outdoor setting.
Learning Resources produce high-quality educational toys that spark curiosity and understanding and have been for over 25 years.
Stocking Filler Games and Puzzles For The Whole Family
Cheatwell Games – Lift Off £7.99 – A great game for 2-5 players. In the space race card, Game players try to lay the right combination of different cards to form launch pads. Be the first to blast off and leave your opponents stranded! This is a fast pace speed of light game so buckle up and enjoy the ride ideal for age 6+
Geomag MAGICUBE Paw Patrol £9.40 – Assemble the 3 magician cubes to reproduce your favourite Pat Patrol hero. From age 2 1/2
Wasgji Mini – Weed Killer £8.99 – Wasgij is the addictively unique jigsaw puzzle brand where you need to use your imagination to piece together the Wasgij ‘solution’.
Ravensburger 3D Puzzle: Despicable Me 3 £8.59 – The popular Minions as a funny 3D puzzle in three different motifs you can get! Made from curved plastic puzzle pieces, which, thanks to the easy click technology, fit together perfectly, creating a sturdy 3D puzzle sculpture, without any glue. The numbering the parts on the back for ease of sorting and allows for easy puzzles numbers. Age 7+
Mum’s Christmas Gift ideas
Every memory has a place. Celebrate that special location with a custom GPS coordinates necklace engraved with its longitude and latitude.
The Girls Mean Business Awesome Marketing Planner £44.99
If you are looking to grow your business, and need a kick up the backside then this planner is for you. It’s not just a simple planner but a whole support system is entwined with this book. There are online tutorials and downloadables/printables on the 2020 Planner Portal (which you get access emailed to you after purchase) to help you understand marketing basics and make the best possible use of your planner book.
I absolutely love the colour and the style of the planner, it’s very pretty, but it’s also a serious piece of equipment for your business and it’s progression.
- Beautiful rich purple design with gold foil detail
- A5 size to fit in your bag
- Full-colour throughout
- Hardback cover with a soft-touch finish
- Elastic to keep it closed and all your planning safe
- Elastic pen loop
- 3 bookmark ribbons
- Inside back pocket for receipts or business cards
If you would like to buy a copy of this awesome planner – please visit:www.thegirlsmeanbusiness.com/2020planner
Disney Traditions Figurines from Jim Shore
These stunning figurines from Jim Shore Designs are for adults only to enjoy. Expertly crafted the Belle figurine wears her classic yellow gown and holds a book in her hands. Unique variations should be expected as this product is hand-painted. Belle stands at 19cm tall and is packed in a branded gift box. Price £44.00. The Beauty and her Beast take storybooks into a whole new dimension. Designed by award-winning artist and sculptor, Jim Shore for the Disney Traditions brand. The book title is written in gold paint on the back of the book. Stands at 17.5cm tall. Price £49.95.
Designed to minimise distractions and maximise flexibility, these yoga-inspired leggings have a no-fuss seam design for zero interference and a flattering v-shaped waistband creating a flattering bum-shaping silhouette.
BPA free and easy to open with one hand. Ideal for fitness, gym, camping & outdoors. Best for water and cold drinks. Fits bike bottle holders and adult backpack pockets.
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is a triple-distilled spirit, handcrafted in a traditional copper pot still in small batches by Master Distiller Anup Barik at Rampur distillery, one of India’s oldest distilleries, located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Its recipe combines the ancient knowledge of herbs and spices, vibrant juniper berries and hand-picked botanicals from all four corners of India.
If you are looking for a sustainable Christmas gift for a family member or friend, these glass straws from VASO are ideal. Made from German-engineered glass which delivers a strong, fully recyclable product that is BPA free and contains no plastics, toxins or mineral oils. This also provides a pure taste whilst, unaffected by chemicals that may be present in other straws. The packaging is fully recyclable.
I love that they are a strong safe alternative to plastic straws. You can wash them by hand or in the dishwasher and they are suitable for hot or cold drinks.
We have loved using these glass straws as a family that much, that we have bought ourselves another set.
As a busy mum, a planner is very important. I’ve always “made do” with a calendar for writing appointments on and such, but it’s not the same. Plus you don’t have the space to write as you do in a planner.
This Perfect Planner has begun to make sense to me and how I can keep us all organised. There are lots of sections to help with this, from party planning and childcare organising to finance tracking and gift lists.
Their goal is to create the ultimate planner for busy parents encompassing all aspects of busy family life by giving structure and productivity which in turn gives less stress and a calm environment.
Owen The Owl Solar Light – £24.00
If you are looking for gifts for animal lovers, look no further than Owen the owl. His funky eyes and bright colours will keep you smiling all day long, while his integrated solar panel charges in direct sunlight. Once dark, Owen lights up the night for up to 6 hours. You can choose between colour changing or white LED lighting.
I love family portraits of all designs. Posterhaste have kindly gifted a family portrait to us this Christmas so you can see what they are like. I think they will make a fantastic family gift this year.
A Scrun is a multi-functional hair tool that creates many hairstyles in seconds. It comes with its own little bag, hair grips and style cards to help you achieve your look fast. Available from Boots.
Osmo – The Gift Of Blinding Shine £19.99
Make all your glossy hair dreams come true with the ultimate Blinding Shine gift set. With extracts of Moringa Oil and Silk Protein to boost natural vibrancy, optimum shine, bounce and vitality is restored.
The pack contains Blinding Shine Shampoo, Blinding Shine Conditioner and Blinding Shine Serum.
Available from Sally Beauty and hair salons nationwide.
Perfect stocking fillers:
Australian Pink Clay Mask
T-Zone Australian Pink Clay Mask is enriched with brightening Kakadu Plum Extract and Vitamin C, hydrating Aloe, soothing Witch Hazel, skin-clearing Rosemary, and nourishing Vitamins A & E, to help tighten pores, detoxify and brighten in 15 minutes.
Holographic Peel Off Mask
T-Zone Skin Balancing Holographic Peel Off Mask holographic peel-off mask helps to balance skin tone, draw out impurities and unclog pores.
Available from Superdrug
This stylish candle from Norma and Dorothy is the perfect way to count down the days of December. All you have to do is simply light the candle for 1 hour each day and cross off the number on the label whilst the beautiful festive scent of Orange and Cinnamon will fill your home. With a 25 hour burn time, this candle will last until Christmas day.
Olay’s latest game-changer is perfectly whipped for instant absorption. Introducing Active Rush Technology™, which has the ability to hold and quickly release 1000x its weight in hydration and active ingredients, Olay Whips transforms from cream to liquid on contact, to deliver potent anti-aging skincare with a light as air touch. It can even be used as a primer – perfect to keep your make-up looking on fleek throughout the busy Christmas period!
A wonderful gift idea for the eco-conscious would be these bamboo toothbrushes from BlueRock. You can buy single adult or child toothbrushes, or get a subscription for 4, 3 or 2 month intervals.
The toothbrushes are made from Mao Bamboo, the world’s fastest-growing plant. Bamboo is also naturally antibacterial, so perfect for a toothbrush. The bristles are easily recycled, a donation to marine life conservation for every toothbrush purchase is made when you buy plus they last just as long as a plastic toothbrush. The bristles come in a variety of colours so perfect for the child bamboo toothbrush to help distinguish between whose is whose.
Prices range from £3.90 – £3.50 per toothbrush (depending on order quantity)
You can use this discount code XMAS15 for 15% off any of 4-pack or 15% off the first month subscription.
**Discount Code expires 31st December 2019
Le Nez Du Vin White Wine 12 Aromas Kit – £74.99
White wine-tasting is all about flavour, colour, and aroma – to master this last one, you need the White Wine Tasting gift set. The perfect Christmas gift for anyone who has an interest in developing their wine-tasting abilities.
Packaged with 12 basic aromas, including blackcurrant bud, butter, grapefruit, hawthorn, honey, lemon, linden, lychee, Muscat, pear, pineapple, roasted hazelnut, and toast, this gift set gives you a fantastic overview of many of the most essential scents found in the world’s best wines.
Set in a luxurious, cloth-bound box and accompanied by an informative booklet and 12 illustrated texts explaining each of the aromas, where they’re found, and how to identify them, this is a serious gift for the serious wine-lover.
Santa’s special delivery’ is the title of this beautiful special Limited Edition 1,000 piece Falcon de luxe jigsaw puzzle, which includes a free 1, 000 piece jigsaw puzzle – both of which are part of the Falcon de luxe Christmas collection. the second cheery image shows a birds-eye view of Santa arriving at the station, while people crowd around him to see what he has brought them. These Christmas 1, 000 piece jigsaw puzzles have been illustrated by the very talented artist – Daniela Pirola. You can check out my review here.
Foodie Cake Gifts
Dad’s Christmas Gift Ideas
If your loved one is a coffee lover, then this is the gift for them. Pact Coffee has a wide range of coffees and blends that be delivered straight into your letterbox. Plus they have a wonderful selection of one-off gift packs, and a special Christmas blend with notes of Christmas Pudding!
We have been trying out the Planalto blend, a beautiful rich coffee with hint of chocolate and malt flavours.
Solid Cologne Alexander – £14.99
Solid Cologne is a solid wax-based cologne/aftershave. It is made with natural wax and skin-friendly cologne, which is applied directly on to the skin.
The Solid Cologne Alexander is a sweet, rich and sophisticated scent. The cologne begins with fresh grapefruit, leading to the heart of aromatic bay leaf and jasmine. The woody base includes patchouli, oakmoss, and ambergris. A truly unforgettable cologne.
Alexander is available from Solidcologne.co.uk
IMO Q2 Plus 2019 Mobile Phone
If you are looking for a simple smartphone without all the bells and whistles then this one is for you. It’s super lightweight and will fit easily in your pocket.
Supported by 4G, optimised by Android Go and powered by a super-strong battery, this neat, classic-looking phone will perform more – for less.
The IMO Q2 Plus 2019 has Android Go inbuilt, so you get the complete Android experience without a clunky, slowed-down performance.
Fortified with a robust 1500mAh battery, you’ll get up to 15 days worth of standby time so you don’t run out of charge when you need it the most.
The 2019 edition of the Q2 plus will include 2 new colours and also feature the Face Unlock function, allowing customers to unlock their phone instantly with its IMO Face Unlock facial recognition system!
The Love Pink Colour is £40 from Argos
The True Blue is currently £37 from Vodafone.
Smartphone TV Magnifier – £24.99
If you’re forever watching videos on your tiny smartphone screen, you need to upgrade to this phenomenal Smartphone TV Magnifier. The ideal birthday present or Christmas gift for those who love a little bit of smartphone Netflix or who can’t get enough of the latest viral YouTube hit, this 9” screen gives you a chance to kick back and relax.
Slide your smartphone in the back of the projector and watch as it blows the screen up to a far more reasonable size. The Smartphone TV Magnifier is a great little gadget
Oriental Woods and Amber Eau Fraiche – £6.99
Create an air of mystery with BESPOKE LONDON Oriental Woods & Amber Eau Fraiche, with its enthralling saffron, cardamom, ginger, and black pepper notes, and ooze confidence with its jasmine, lavender, heliotrope and tobacco infusion.
Available from Superdrug
You can buy this stunning shaving kit from The Personal Barber, Which is a classic shaving club that aims to turn your shaving routine from a boring chore into your favourite part of the day.
This Classic Shaving Starter Kit features everything you need to get your morning routine off to a great start. It includes a bonus high-quality aftershave balm as an extra.
Learn to shave in style like a proper gentleman with this kit. The perfect Christmas gift for dad.
Christmas Stocking Filler Puzzles and Stationery Giveaway
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