Christmas Gifts for Children in 2020

Christmas gifts for children
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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.

Christmas gifts
Christmas gifts

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.

Tonibox
Tonibox

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.

Tonies
Tonies

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.

Playmobil Ice Cream Van
Playmobil Ice Cream Van

My SenseBox

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.

Mysensebox
Mysensebox

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.

Mysensebox

Personalised Gifts

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.

personalised baking gift set with visuals

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.

PECS 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.

Tiimo Timetable with web calendar
Tiimo timetable on phone

Read it Yourself Book Set

My 5 year old has hyperlexia so is a big book fan, he also loves anything that is part of a set. The Read it Yourself bookset is ideal for early readers and educational too.

Read it Yourself Books
Ladybird Read it Yourself Books

Otsimo

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.

games on Otsimo
core skills games

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?

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15 Comments

  1. 28th October 2020 / 4:14 pm

    What a brilliant list. The Read It Yourself box set is brilliant – my daughter’s reading is just starting to take off and she has motored through the whole set – they are so good because they are not over-whelming and you can genuinely see progress. We managed to get ours second hand so it kept the price down x

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      28th October 2020 / 5:26 pm

      Yes we got ours from the book people definitely worth tracking down a bargain. I love that the set has a good variety of stories too.

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      30th October 2020 / 4:22 pm

      Fantastic. We really love the sensebox and a sock monkey is always fun.

  2. Shelley Whittaker
    3rd November 2020 / 4:22 pm

    Ohhhh lots of great ideas here. I haven’t really started shopping for my daughter yet – it seems like she has everything she could possibly need already! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

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      6th November 2020 / 6:55 am

      It’s hard isn’t it. I like to get memberships to places we can visit as we have so many toys already.

  3. Anonymous
    6th November 2020 / 4:21 am

    Ooh I love the look of that Playmobil ice cream van set, that would have been a dream for me as a kid! We got our boy a similar set but in Lego for his birthday this year, and that went down well 🙂 x

  4. Malin - Sensational Learning with Penguin
    6th November 2020 / 4:23 am

    Ooh I love the look of that Playmobil ice cream van set, that would have been a dream for me as a kid! We got our boy a similar set but in Lego for his birthday this year, and that went down well 🙂 x

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      6th November 2020 / 6:52 am

      We have a similar LEGO one too that we love. Always good to find things we enjoy

  5. 6th November 2020 / 12:09 pm

    lovely gift list, the read it yourself books are perfect for my 4yr old daughter who is really keen to read independently xx #KCACOLS

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      6th November 2020 / 12:10 pm

      Thanks Dana. The books are so we’ll set up for young readers x

  6. 6th November 2020 / 5:29 pm

    This is a brilliant list. I need to get my act together. My boys would love the playmobil ice cream van. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

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      6th November 2020 / 5:48 pm

      The Ice cream van is really lovely. I need to start thinking about presents for everyone else in.the family

  7. Tracey Carr
    6th November 2020 / 9:48 pm

    There are some lovely suggestions here. I love the idea of a personalised gift, it is so thoughtful. Plus I have heard a lot about the PlayMobil range. My daughter is six now so I think it would be perfect for her. I can’t believe it’s only seven weeks away, it really is time to start thinking about gifts!! #KCACOLS

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      6th November 2020 / 9:52 pm

      I know it creeps up quickly. I Iove personalised gifts but can struggle for good ideas. Playmobil would be fab for a 6 yr old there are some lovely sets.

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