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Best Christmas Presents for Primary Aged/Level Children.

Christmas is around the corner and as we have done previous years, we’ve been on the look out for the best Christmas Presents for primary aged/level children. Most of them can also be found on our Amazon list here too. We’ve separated our list into our favourite Books, Sensory Toys, Imaginative Play Toys and Construction Toys.

If you’re looking for Christmas Crafts, download our activity pack – find out more here.

And if you’re looking for TV programmes for the kids over xmas, we’d recommend Amazon Prime – which has a 30 day free trial – Find out more here. 

BOOKS!

Best Non Fiction

Minecraft Annual 2021 – If you’ve got a fan of Minecraft at home, this 2021 Annual could make a brilliant gift! This official annual features all the latest news, updates and newest games! Buy it here.

Pokemon: Super Deluxe Essential Handbook: The Need-To-Know Stats and Facts on Over 800 Characters – If your kids love Pokemon and are keen to learn all the Pokemon Facts, this is the handbook for them! It has statistics and facts about over 800 Pokemon! Buy it here.

Best Box Sets

Roald Dahl 15 Book Box Set Collection – Either to read to your children at bed-time or for them to read to themselves, this is our favourite box set! It’s got 15 of the best Roald Dahl books, including Matilda and The BFG. Buy it here.

Best Books for Confidence Building in Reading

Ransom Publishing – We’ve been loving Ransom Publishers books this year, they are fantastic for reluctant readers. ‘Reading Stars’ is ideal for children who are just beginning to learn to read. And the series ‘PIG‘ is great for children who starting on chapter books. Buy PIG here or visit Ransom Publishers website here.

Best for Understanding Autism

My Awesome Autism – We adore Nikki Saunders’ books and this one ‘My Awesome Autism’ is perfect for helping children understand their own autism diagnosis as well as teaching siblings and peers about autism. Buy it here.

SENSORY TOYS

  • Star Projector Light – Sensory lights can be a lovely gift, helping to make bedrooms or sensory dens even more calming and relaxing. This one is our current favourite. Buy it here.

Mixed Value Pack of Fidget Bracelets & Rings! 13 Sensory Toys for Kids: 4 Slap Bands, 3 Hedgehog Bracelets, & 6 Fidget Rings – If you’re looking for a stocking filler, this set of fidget bracelets and rings is great and fantastic value. But it here

Greenstell Kids Pod Swing Seat  for Indoor and Outdoor  We’ve heard lots of really positive thing about these Swing Seats for helping children relax. Buy it here

Infantino Sensory Balls Blocks & Buddies  – Another great value sensory resource that you could divide up for stocking fillers. It contains little animal toys, building blocks and different sensory balls. Buy it here

  • Diplododcus by Best years Ltd. – How gorgeous is this knitted diplodocus soft toy? Soft toys can be fantastic sensory resources and what could be better than a dinosaur one!? We’ve recently come across Best Years Ltd who create a whole range of crochet and knitted toys that are tactile and bright. This bright orange Diplodocus is absolutely wonderful, its soft, beautifully made and would make a lovely gift. Have a look at their website and fantastic range here.

IMAGINATIVE PLAY TOYS

Scruff-a-Luvs Scruff-A-Luvs Families  – I’ve been ‘won over’ by Scruff-A-Luvs, at first I’ll admit i wasn’t taken by a scruffy toy that arrives for you to wash and brush (I have enough things to wash!)…but after seeing them in action, I am now a big fan! They are such a lovely present. And the washing, grooming and drying are actually brilliant ways of encouraging imaginative play.  The soft toy at the end is pretty cute too! Buy it here and watch the video so you can see how it all works. 

Imaginext Dinosaur Hauler with Vehicle, Dart and Net Launcher, Blue Dinosaur Figure and One Human Figure – If your kids are into dinosaurs, this toy is a fantastic set for playing imaginatively. Buy it here. 

Pokemon PKW0029 Carry CASE PLAYSET – We love this! What a brilliant toy for Pokemon fans. Not only does it tempt them away from screens to do playing again but it can also be packed back up into the back pack, great for transporting on holidays and weekends away. Buy it here

Fortnite Battle Royale Collection Battle Bus and 2 Exclusive Figures Funk Ops and Burnout, Blue Another great toy for tempting kids away from screen time! This one is perfect for any Fortnite fans. Buy it here

Schleich Horse Club 42344 Riding Centre with Rider and Horses Figurine – For those into horse riding, this absolutely gorgeous riding centre toy set is wonderful! Its also amazing quality as its made by Schleich. Buy it here.

L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. House – Real Wooden Doll House with 85+ Surprises – Incl. Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen, Fashion Closet & More – 91 x 91cm – If you’re looking for a step up from the regular dolls houses and you’ve got kids into L.O.L Surprise, then this O.MG. House is ideal. It comes with lots of extras too! Buy it here.

Playmobil Dinos 9429 Hidden Temple with T-Rex for Children Ages 4+ – You can’t go wrong with Playmobil and this set is great for imaginative play Dinosaurs! Buy it here

Lottie Dolls – We are huge fans of Lottie Dolls. Inspired by real children, the Lottie Doll range are wonderful for empowering kids and promoting inclusivity. You can find some of them on Amazon here and also on their website here. Our current favourite is this one which comes complete with a gorgeous coat and pet dog on a lead!

CONSTRUCTION TOYS

LEGO 71360 Super Mario Adventures Starter Course – For Super Mario Fans, this fab lego set is absolutely brilliant! Again, another great one to tempt them away from screen time if they enjoy playing Super Mario. Buy it here

LEGO 75969 Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle Astronomy Tower Toy Compatible with Great Hall and Whomping Willow Sets – Whilst it is expensive, this has to be the ultimate of Lego sets at the moment- the Hogwarts Castle Astronomy Tower! Buy it here

2 replies »

  1. As a Grandma I find your site very useful – you do the hard work reviewing toys and books all I have to do is choose from your recommended list. Merry Christmas and thankyou.

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