AD // Christmas is just around the corner – YAY! And if you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, it’s probably about time to get cracking. I adore Christmas shopping; I love spending time finding the perfect gifts for people and a cute afternoon, with a Disney movie to wrap them all up. This particular post is all about gift ideas for children with some brilliant children’s presents – so if you need some ideas, this one’s for you!

gift ideas for children

Although I’m a childless woman (at the moment), my boyfriend and I have a LOT of children in our families. My cousins have around 9 and his family have an additional 6, so when it comes to a family get together, the kids tend to be the stars of the show. And I think it can be hard to know what to buy for children, when you don’t have them yourself.

I’ve used “nieces and nephews” as an umbrella term in this post because I even close friends with children will tend to call you “Aunty Jenny” – so this post has gift ideas for children for anyone who has family or friends with children that they need to buy for this year. And these amazing gift ideas are coming from Wicked Uncle!

Why choose Wicked Uncle?

Wicked Uncle have hundreds and hundreds of great toys and games to choose from, from a range of categories to suit; such as educational, creativity, books, building, adventure and more. With toys for children of all ages, from a baby all the way up to their teens, they could be seen as the go-to place for gift ideas for children!

Their website is super easy to use and can be sorted through categories, so you can go straight to the most relevant and appropriate toys for the child and age range that you’re shopping for. They also offer a handy wrapping service! You choose the wrapping paper (and a card) and the team at Wicked Uncle do the work for you. So your gifts are ready to go!

Here are some gift ideas for children from Wicked Uncle to get you started this Christmas!

gift ideas for children

1. Air & Water Power: Build 15 Models

For any child who sees themselves as a budding engineer, this is a great option! Most kids love building things and this great set allows them to build 15 fully-functioning models from helicopters, motorbikes to water-jet powered rocket cars!

2. Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle 3D Puzzle

What kid doesn’t love Harry Potter? Something like this would make a magic gift for Christmas to allow them to immerse themselves in their favourite magical castle. Suitable for ages 8+ with over 190 pieces to assemble!

3. Marvin’s Magic Lights From Anywhere

My boyfriend actually used to work for Marvin’s Magic so I know first hand how much children LOVE these lights from anywhere. It’s a simple trick – but so effective! Perfect for the wannabe magician.

4. Giant Piano Dance Mat

I loved playing Dance Mat as a kid! This awesome mat allows you to follow colour coded songs with your feet, including Happy Birthday, Old Macdonald and more. You can also record and listen to your own tunes!

5. Big Box of Animal Stencils

For any children who like to sit down and get crafty, this is a great idea! I’d have loved these as a child because I was always drawing and painting. Educational, fun as well as encouraging children to follow their creativity!

gift ideas for children

6. Magic Touch Guitar: Strum Along Songs

Okay this magic touch guitar is so cute and such a fun, interactive toy for your little ones who like music and sound. The magic touch technology allows them to play real sounding chords as well as having a “silly mode” to make funny sounds.

7. 6 in 1 Solar Recycler: Fun Green Energy

This is a really cool idea for a gift, as it’s educational and allows children to learn about recycling the environment. They can build 6 moving models, all from recycled materials and solar power technology.

8. Spirit Racing Car

As my boyfriend and I both love racing, beautiful wooden toys like this would definitely be something I’d buy for my future kid. Simple but effective and perfect for any child who loves cars!

9. Bath Bomb Factory

One for the slightly older child but something they would absolutely LOVE and that’s this wicked bath bomb factory! This set is easy to make, quick to do and leaves you with wonderfully scented bath bombs!

10. Unicorn World: Bath Time Fun

This cool Unicorn World set makes bath time a whole lot more fun for kids and would make a great gift! With 27 pieces, you can splash stick and squirt water your way through an otherwise dull bath time.

Those are my top picks for gift ideas for children for this Christmas! If you’re looking for a huge selection of fun and unique gifts, don’t forget to check out the Wicked Uncle website – you won’t be disappointed and could get all your Christmas shopping done for the children in your life in one go!

What do you think of these gift ideas for children? Anything here that takes your fancy? What type of gifts would you have liked as a child? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Dance mats are ace and I love the bath bomb factory! Reminds me of making a bath bomb last year with my nephew. We and the room were absolutely covered in glitter!

  2. I don’t have any nieces and nephews myself but I do have lots of little cousins who will love to receive these presents! Some real great ideas here lovely. Thank you so much for sharing Xo

    Elle –

  3. I have a bunch of nieces of nephews too so this is really helpful! I kind of want the piano dance mat for myself though haha

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