I am starting to think about Christmas and finding the perfect present is not an easy task. My 5 & 7 year old have recently had birthday’s and I wanted to share some of the best gifts they received to help anyone looking for present ideas.
The most important thing to think about is what do your kids enjoy, do they have a special interest? If they have things they love then its great to use this as a theme for your gift. Maybe they are a sensory seeker and would prefer some sensory items or messy play activities.
A Toniebox for Christmas
We got the Toniebox starter kit which includes the creative Tonie for my 5 year old and both boys love it. The Toniebox is a really easy audio player designed for young children.
You place one of the tonies on top of the box to play the songs or story. Tonies are not cheap but we got different family members to get one each. The boys now have the Zog, Room on the Broom, Gruffalo, Lion King and Creative Tonie.
The tonie figures are really lovely and thankfully fairly robust as the boys have enjoyed playing with them. The audio player is so easy to use and gives the boys the independence to choose what they want to listen to. I will be asking family members for more tonies this Christmas.
Playmobil Ice Cream Van
My 7 year old is really starting to get into Playmobil and real world toys. He is also a big ice cream fan so the Playmobil Ice Cream Van is perfect for him. This is a really nice set with different ice creams and milkshakes included to serve up.
My SenseBox is a subscription box that we reviewed recently. It was great to have sensory play activities all set up with instructions ready to go delivered to our door. The boys enjoyed the box so much my parents bought them a six month subscription for their birthday gift.
This is a gift that keeps on giving as it gives us new activities to do over the month. Find out more in my review of the My SenseBox.
A personalised gift is always special and ideal for anyone who has a favourite thing you can use to theme the gift. A friend made my son his own baking box which went down really well. My son loves baking especially cakes.
The box included a personalised apron, ingredients and decorations for a range of cupcakes. The thing that made the gift even more special was the visual instructions my friend had made for my non-verbal son. When something is made for you it is always appreciated.
Practical & Educational Gifts
My parents are always asking what they can get that is helpful and these are some great ideas for useful gifts.
PECS Christmas Activity Book Set
The perfect Christmas gift for Picture Exchange Communication users. You can see my full review of the Christmas Activity Book Set.
Tiimo Visual Calendar
As a Tiimo ambassador we have been using the App for more than a year now. It is incredibly useful to have a visual calendar we can edit on my mobile.
Read it Yourself Book Set
Another app we reviewed this year is Otsimo and my son still uses it daily. It is an educational app designed specifically for visual learners but the best bit is my son really enjoys using it. Find out more in my Otsimo review.
If you are still looking for ideas you may want see my suggestions from Christmas 2019.
Do you know what you are getting your kids this year, any recommendations for children’s gifts?