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Year after year, children around the world sit down to write their Santa letters. Some families distribute this list around family members. However, if you’re after some awesome Christmas gifts for kids, you’ve come to the right place!
Trying to think up Christmas gifts for kids that aren’t your own can be quite difficult. Especially if you want something with that wow factor! Whether it’s your niece, nephew, grandchild or friends’ children, Christmas gifts for kids are notoriously hard to get right. But here are my suggestions of what to buy this year.
Children really bring the magic to Christmas. And if you’re looking forward to wrapping some awesome Christmas gifts for kids while curled up in front of a cosy fire and sentimental film, then you’re definitely in the right place. This particular post is all about gifts for kids with some brilliant children’s presents – so if you need some ideas, this one’s for you!
Now you may be wondering why a single, childless woman in her mid 20s is thinking about Christmas gifts for kids. But between my cousins having children, Mum’s cousins having kids under the age of 12, and the general excitement of kids toys at Christmas, I just had to share this post.
Where to Shop?
My instinct for kids toys was always to run to Toys R Us (RIP) or the Argos catalogue. Then I discovered the wonders of the Amazon selections. And some of you might remember a few years back when I worked with Wicked Uncle on a product review. Thankfully 3 out of the aforementioned 4 are still available to buy Christmas gifts for kids from, and that’s where I’ve curated this list from today.
I tried to separate by age. And then I tried to create separate gift guides. But in the end, it made sense to just throw everything at you all and let you have fun with it if you can! So some bits will be categorised, others not, and of course just because something is in a specific age section does not mean you can’t buy it for another age group!
If you really want to be considered the cool adult, then these last 4 gifts are definitely a case of saving the best for last! That being said, they are a little bit pricier, so might not suit all budgets. But definitely worth looking into if you’re still on the hunt for some awesome Christmas presents for kids!
Awesome Christmas Gifts for Kids: The Pricier Gifts
Just because you can’t drive on the road until you’re 17, doesn’t mean you can’t get in a car and practice beforehand! This experience, run by the UK’s largest under-17 driving academy and designed for 10–17 year olds, will allow any child to learn the basics of driving in the latest Vauxhall Corsa SE Premium with one-to-one tuition from a fully qualified driving instructor. They’ll learn everything from starting and accelerating to braking, road sign recognition and reverse parking all on a replica road system and there’s even a viewing area if you or a parent would like to watch! Each of the simulated road systems around the UK has roundabouts, traffic lights and junctions as well as road signs, so this is the perfect introduction to driving.
Here’s their chance to get up close and personal with adorable meerkats at one of several carefully handpicked locations. A perfect treat for any animal lover, they’ll both get to meet, hold and discover the clever personalities of these tame and cute mammals. At whichever location is convenient for them, knowledgeable staff will give insightful facts on these inquisitive animals and will be on hand to help and answer any questions.
Take your blanket forts to the next level with this Crazy Forts construction set, which allows families to make forts that look like towers, domes or castles. It comes with rods and balls, but you have to provide your own blankets and sheets.
Sharp reflexes, staying cool under pressure and an incredible sense of adventure: just a few of the traits needed to become a world-saving secret agent. Now any budding young Bond can try their hand at becoming a master of espionage with this incredible experience day at the Spy Kids Training Camp. There will be ticking time bombs to diffuse, imitation pistols and snipers for quick-draw and long-range firearm practice as well as an awesome laser beam challenge to test out agility, poise and balance. After a thrilling few hours they’ll be ready to take on the dastardly villains and save the world!
What do you think of these gift ideas for children? Anything here that takes your fancy? What type of gifts would you have liked as a child? Let me know in the comments! Don’t forget, with just 2 weeks to go until Christmas, today we’re looking at what Christmas preparations you can do over on Christmas With Katie. See you over there shortly!
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