I am super excited for Christmas this year because it will be the first Christmas where Alfie really understands what is going on. We’ve already talked about writing his Christmas list and going to visit Father Christmas. When it comes to Christmas gifts for toddlers though, I’ve found it really hard as there is just so.much.choice!
So I’ve narrowed it down for anyone struggling to choose gifts for their under 5s. Here is a fab mix of toys, clothes, games and stories to gift this year!
Alfie loves a car! He has so many of them and it’s always his go to toy. The one thing he doesn’t have is a remote controlled car, which I think is a right of passage for any child. This Chicco Billy Big Wheels from Kiddies Kingdom is the perfect car for this age. Chunky and robust, it has a real roar to the engine when driving forward and a warning signal when reversing. I can see Alfie racing this round the tree come Christmas morning.
One Dear World is a company who create a range of multi-cultural dolls for children. Founder Winnie is from Hong Kong and her husband Rafael is half French half Greek, and they found it difficult to find their son a doll that represented a different culture on the high street.
They believe that all children, both boys and girls, deserve a doll that represents them and have designed and produced a collection of multicultural dolls and have published a children’s storybook on London’s cultural diversity titled “London Hat Hunting Mission”. This storybook allows children of different cultural backgrounds to be represented and teaches children about different cultures they may not be aware of.
I think this is a really unique gift idea and I’m hoping this will help Alfie understand that people are from different backgrounds and cultures.
We love wooden toys in this house, and after having a Kiddimoto balance bike for his birthday, this Ride on Tractor is the perfect addition to our collection. It’s so beautifully made from sustainably sourced birch ply wood, and looks fantastic with the attention to detail. With fully functional steering, and a storage box under the seat, your child is sure to love waking up to this toy on Christmas morning. I can’t wait to see Alfie’s face when he opens this as he’s been desperate for a “real tractor” for ages!!
Christmas isn’t the same without a new pair of pyjamas to wear as you open your presents, so it’s something we always put in our Christmas Eve box. This festive set from Spanish clothes company La Coqueta is absolutely beautiful and so, so soft! I can imagine Alfie being so comfortable in these on Christmas Eve and is going to look so cute wearing them Christmas morning to open his presents.
Family board games are the perfect Christmas gift for all the family to enjoy on the day! Jacques London have so many different games to choose from, there’s something for every member of the family. I love their giant outdoor games, which I will definitely be looking at in the summer for Alfie’s birthday. This Tin Can Alley game is fab though for his age group – it reminds me of going to the fair in the summer and throwing bean bags to win a teddy! He is going to have a great time with his cousins Christmas morning trying to beat them all!
You may or may not know that we are huge superhero fans in this house, so we are always on the lookout for anything superhero related! I love these little Superhero craft packs from Belo and Me. Containing a superhero mask, friend and shield to decorate, the pack holds all you need to have some wonderful crafting fun – just add pens, crayons and scissors! This is a great addition to your child’s Christmas stocking, or you could do what I’m going to do and give it to Alfie to have at the table during Christmas lunch to keep him entertained during what is likely to be a long meal.
I’ve recently been introduced to story sacks and they are becoming a firm favourite of mine for gifts! A story sack is essential a pack (or “sack”) of items that relate to a certain story. Alfie’s favourite story is the Gruffalo, so I’ve bought him this amazing Bajo Gruffalo figure, along with the mouse, owl, snake and fox figures from Lanka Kade. Not only is this a unique gift idea, but the figures are also from companies that are eco-friendly and think about their long term sustainability plan. I bought all of these from the wonder Babi Pur who sell a variety of products that aim to help our planet.
These little tins are the perfect toys for stocking fillers – small enough to fit in, but big enough to keep the kids entertained for hours! These are the pefect gift to stash in your changing bag to take out and about to amuse the children when they have to sit still for longer than five minutes! I think these are fab for helping to build motor skills, attention span and educational to boot. I am not a fan of screen time outside of the house for Alfie, so these are going to be great gifts for him. They’re also fantastic pocket money toys, perfect for giving to school friends or neighbour’s children.
We have quite a few dino fans in our family, including Alfie! So when I saw this dinosaur bedding, I thought it was the perfect gift for your dino loving child. Bright, bold and colourful, this bedding from Room to Grow is perfect for your children’s bed to add a bit of extra fun to their bedtime.
What would a Christmas be without a lovely card to send with it? I am loving the selection of Christmas cards from Hallmark this year – including this fab Elf card with pull out game. My kids are going to love having a go on Christmas day (and I know a few big kids who will love it too!)
Disclosure: I have been gifted some of these products (*) in return for inclusion in this guide. I have not received any payment other than the product and I have only included things I am genuinely happy to recommend. I may have also used affiliate links in this post, which just means that I earn a few pennies when you buy something from that link. Happy Christmas shopping!