Gift Guide: For nippers
Treat the little people! 26 brilliant pressies to wrap under the tree for kids this Christmas.
This colourful wooden flamingo game, from KIDY, is the perfect balance of practical and fun for toddlers - for one or two players, the aim is to balance 10 baby chicks along the wings, which helps to improve concentration and motor skills.
Sussex-based KJF Clothing sells eco-friendly clothes with cute designs made from organic cotton and bamboo. It also gives 50% of its profits to charity! Choose from leggings, shorts, rompers, dresses, T-shirts and more for babies up to six-year-olds.
These wireless Bluetooth JLB headphones are designed especially for children’s ears with custom padded cushions and sensible volume limit, plus they look really playful with bright colour-ways.
These trendy leather high-tops, from Golden Goose, have a cool vintage look and feature the brand's signature sailor tattoo scribble design. The shoes have a side zip for added ease, plus two tone laces - red and green - adding a youthful touch.
Just about the cutest thing you’ll see on a ski slope all season! Dinoskiwear is a funky eco-sustainable brand for kids 2-7 - this season’s range uses yarn from plastic bottles.
YOU GOT MALE
A personalised, beautifully-illustrated story book about the male hero in a child's life. With a title of your choice, Dad or Grandpa can become the central character in this story as he takes centre stage as he battles bears under the stairs, Bog Monsters and things that go bump in the night.
MAKE IT PERSONAL
Many of the eco-slanted wooden toys, clothes and other gifts from Harmony at Home can be personalised with a name or message to make them extra special.
£27.50 (£32.50 if personalised)
POP YOUR COLLAR
Bibs are an absolute necessity when it comes to babies, so it might as well be super-stylish. These adorable collar bibs from Stary Eyed are made of soft cotton jersey ideal for delicate skin and easy washing, and feature a double popper fastening so they won't go walkabouts either.
Swedish label Mini Rodini take sustainability seriously when choosing fabrics for the brand's playful designs, with this awesome jacket made from recycled polyester. Fresh and fashionable, we're loving the retro feel to this this appliquéd baseball jacket for kids 2 - 8 years. Very playground chic.
£95.20 down from £119
We're gutted these don't come in our size! These moccasins from children's brand Bob & Blossom are a dead cert for keeping tiny toes warm as are made from 100% sheepskin. The slippers are completely hand-stitched with the midnight-blue flower design hand-embroidered with British yarn.
£22 down from £32
CUTE AS A BUG
You can't deny how cute these little chaps are. Each Cotterpillar can be customised with its modular design to have letters, names and images along its body. Made of super soft material, they attach to the side of a cot for easy leaning for mum and dad and as the kids grow you can also turn them into a personalised coat hook.
£10 per piece
OMG how sweet is this bunny nightlight from French interiors brand Rose in April? Standing at 58cm tall, the bunny will make a lovely companion to your child's bedside table and brings a little fun with its legs dangling off the side. Très mignon!
THE FOREVER GIFT
This new, cloth-bound Folio collector's edition of Margery Williams' classic tale, The Velveteen Rabbit, is a gift that will be treasured well into adulthood. A charming reproduction of the tale's first edition, the book features William Nicholson's illustrations throughout and a pencil sketch that's exclusive to this edition, taken from the illustrator's daughter's personal copy.
Kids are tech-mad these days and this Kurio Connect tablet is a great option of you want to keep an eye on what the little monsters are up to on the net. For the kids, the tablet comes preloaded with all the latest gear - games, ebooks, YouTube Kids, STEM coding apps - and for the grown ups, advanced parental controls including app blocking and set time controls. The tablet's also spill-proof and features an anti-shock bumper to withstand tantrums (theirs or ours?!).
£89.99 down from £99.99
PROUD AS A PEACOCK
Too cute to compute. These leggings from British label Blade and Rose are adorably stylish and practical. Made from a cosy and breathable cotton blend with a touch of stretch - essential for tots on the move - they're finished with a non-slip elasticated waistband that fits like a dream.
A collaboration between Paul Smith and New Balance, this mini 18-panel, hand-stitched football features the fashion brand's signature coloured stripe pattern. Footie never looked so fashionable.
Joules are always a go-to for wellies and the brand's children's range come in loads of hand-printed patterns. This rainbow pair are especially cool as they're totally portable - they're lighter and roll up to fit in a drawstring bag. Other nifty features include a removable insole and reflective back strap for safety.
Funky East London-based bike brand Bobbin creates four different sized bikes especially for children 2 - 11 years in bright and pastel colours. Each bike has playful matching chain and mud guards, traditional ding-dong bell and sweet hand-made wicker basket on the front attached with vegan leather straps. The bike comes flat-packed in a box (don't worry it's super-simple to assemble), so will make a nice surprise under the tree.
This quilted Jersey Girl's Skater Skirt from British gift boutique English Beagle is as cute as they come. Made from a cotton/ polyester quilted single jersey, it will add a pop of colour to an outfit, is comfy to wear, easy to clean and, like all the most stylish designs, even has pockets.
On the seventh day of Christmas, just the one swan: a Meri Meri swan scarf with ruffled wings and silver thread, knitted in organic cotton, from Bath children's store Spotty Herberts.
£25.60 down from £32
Fur the love of accessories. Is there anything cuter than a pair of furry ear muffs? Yup, ones with glittery lightening bolts. These gorgeous Rockahula ear muffs from Gift Pop are perfect for kids who want to fashionably avoid frostbite. If they could also come in adult sizes too, we'd be winning and twinning.
A karaoke machine with built in disco ball. Need I say more? This Bluetooth Sing Cube features built-in FM radio, is compatible with up to two microphones (with echo effects btw) and also has a guitar input. Purchase at your own risk, no doubt it'll result in a Frozen marathon.
£49.99 down from £59.99
NO GROWN-UPS ALLOWED!
A kid's den you won't mind being pitched in the living room, this luxe wigwam with grey-speckle print from The White Company is a great place to cosy up with a nighttime story or to stash toys in the day with its tie-up entrance. The wigwam comes with a nifty shortage bag, plus you can also get a matching play-mat (pictured).
Clothing to empower - whether you're at a toddler group, in the supermarket queue, or even hanging out with disapproving family members - stick it to them without saying a word. Mother Like No Other clothing is all about celebrating your unique wonderful self and doing things your way.
How sweet is this cosy 90% cotton pram blanket from John Lewis' own range? The yellow blanket features five charming crochet llamas, each finished with a pom pom tale, plus it's machine washable so an added gift for parents.
Standing at 13 inches tall, this mini drum kit includes two drums, a cymbal, guiro, drumsticks and helps little ones 3+ fine tune motor skills and coordination. You can find it at the National Trust's online shop, with sale proceeds going towards conserving the charity's brilliant sites and buildings, so added festive cheer!