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Want, need, wear, read.

At Christmastime, its easy to forget about people less privileged than ourselves and get caught up in the festivities. This year, many families will find Christmas even harder as finances become tighter than ever.

Children are more understanding than they are often given credit for and are very empathetic. It’s important to consider that the same Santa visits all children, and therefore encourage him to leave gifts of a lower value leaving the bigger gifts (if you still feel the need to give them) for parents.

Text something they want need wear read on an off white background with slightly visible snowflakes

Ultimately, you should not put pressure on yourself to buy gifts you cannot afford – children won’t remember the gifts they have received, but they will remember awesome family time spent together.

We have put together some children’s gift ideas following the theme of something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. This is a Santa approved, less wasteful and more valuable way to gift so why not consider it this year?

Remember, if you do have extra funds this year, there will be a local scheme near you collecting gifts for those children who are less fortunate. Perhaps one of the gifts below would be a fantastic donation?

Awesome Activities

Kids will love learning as they play with these fab activity based gifts.

cornflower blue first aid grow bar, for growing natural remedies
colourful book with various bugs illustrated with bright patterns, also shows the blank pages with bug outlines for the child to decorate
image of a wooden bug house which looks like a real house, next to the tin it comes in
a flatlay image of a card box of wooden colourful beads with a toddlers hands reaching in

Cool Clothes

Cosy clothes are always needed for growing kids, and we have found some great styles they will love!

light grey leggings with a purple skeleton dinosaur and blue crescent moon with a banner saying she-rex
kids long sleeve pj set, green pin stripe leggings and forest green top with repeat golden sheep pattern
2 kids rompers which look like band tshirts which have been upcycled, one is nirvana and one is red hot chili peppers.
kids bummy shorts in a dark ocean blue with a whale pattern

Brilliant Books

Books are educational and fun, whether it’s a storybook for bedtime or a collection of beautiful illustrations, your kids will love reading these!

book cover: great women who changed the world by Kate Pankhurt.
front cover the street beneath my feet
book cover: my first animal signs
book cover: mega magic hair swap by rochelle humes

Exciting Essentials

Keeping those everyday essentials a little more fun, we love these much needed items.

set of retro round sunglasses in red, tortoiseshell, mustard and blush
nightlight in the shape of a tent in wooden skandi style with star shape holes for the light to come throuhh
kids brown backpack in dinosaur style with orange spikes
Wooden dice with illustrations of mindful actions

Terrific Toys

We all love having fun and this selection of top toys are an excellent option for fun gifting!

brightly coloured dog version of dominoes with different breeds
two children playing with a doctors set which is wooden with hints of pastel blue
classic wooden toy blocks with a storage bag. the blocks are bright in rainbow of colours
a bright aqua blue custom ukulele with personalisation's

Delightful Décor

An exciting extra for their bedrooms make sleeping in their special place a much more appealing idea. How about some of these brilliant options?

duvet set in pale grey with rocket star and ufo design which glows in the dark
the name Jax made with a wired mustard rope in calligraphy or handwritten style
an LED lit crescent moon wall hanging
kids armchair in a beanbag style white with bunny ears and face

We hope our top choices for kids Christmas gifts help you to shop smarter this year. If you buy one of these gifts for your little ones we would love to hear their reviews, or if you know of an awesome kids brand who deserves some recognition please do email us at!