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13 cool & unique gift ideas for kids this Christmas

What do kids like these days? Let us inspire you with these unique kids gift ideas...

Katherine Robinson

Christmas is coming and this year more than ever, people are starting their shopping early – especially parents! Have you got yourself organised yet?

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If you’re looking for a unique, but totally cool, gift for your son, daughter, niece nephew or grandchildren, we’ve got you covered. We’ve gathered together the best Christmas gifts for kids or all ages – and there’s something here for everyone, whatever their taste or whatever your budget.

A personalised scooter


Personalised Scoot and Ride scooter and helmet gift set, £150, My 1st Years


Ages: 1-5

A scooter is always a top gift for a kid at Christmas, and this is not only stylish, but comes with a personalised helmet too. Suitable for children aged 1-5, the soft grey helmet can be personalised with up to 9 characters. The scooter itself, in matching soft grey, features rollover protection at the front so it won't topple over, a non-slip foot pad and rear brake.

This super cool scooter has individualised customisation to match the growth and development of a little one, going easily from a ride-on to a stand-up as they grow.

A unique kids' experience day


Diggerland admission for two, £56, Virgin Experience Days


Ages: 3+

An experience day is a great unique Christmas gift for kids – it’s a memory that they’ll cherish forever. If they’re truck mad, the Diggerland experience is perfect – but there’s something for every boy and girl, whatever their interests - whether it be a chocolate workshop, trampoline session, or even a treetop adventure at Go Ape.

A personalised storybook


Personalised Christmas wish story book, £19.99, Letterfest


Ages: suitable for all ages

A unique gift idea for kids that puts them in the spotlight – this is perfect. You can personalise the story to include names and the physical attributes of the child – and pen your own personlised message in the front inside cover. Sure to be a bedtime story favourite for many years to come!

A subscription baking box designed for kids


Junior baking club subscription, from £7.50, Bakedin


Ages: 5-11

A subscription box is the gift that keeps on giving, with a fresh box of activities delivered directly to your door! The junior baking club one above is great for getting children creative in the kitchen. Or if they’re more into crafting, toucanBox is a good choice. If you have a little scientist at home, check out Little Passports range of boxes, which start from age three. Even the littlest of littles can get involved with Lovevery's play kits - which are suitable for children ages 0-36 months.

A grow your own fairy garden


My Fairy Garden Enchanted village, £37.99, John Lewis


Ages: 4+

Well, this is a unique gift idea - a fairy village filled with plants that little ones grow themselves from seeds. The kit contains everything you need to grow a beautiful fairy garden at home complete with magical lights, music and sound - and fairy play pieces. A great way for them to discover the magic of nature through play.

A relaxing ASMR toy


So sand rainbow cake kit, £19.29, Amazon


Ages: 3+

Some experts argued that ASMR toys (that’s Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response toys if you want the proper jargon) were just 2021’s updated version of fidget toys. But one things for sure, this rainge of brightly coloured toys that are all oddly satisfying are a massive hit with kids of all ages, and show no sign of going away. The scented sand cake kit above is great, and there’s a full range of colourful ASMR toys on Amazon.

A book collection


Mr Men 48 book set, was £191 now £33, Books2Door


Ages: Suitable for all ages

This is a gift that can be enjoyed at bedtime all year round – and by buying a full set online you can make some fantastic savings. There’s a whopping 82% off this Mr Men collection at Books2Door and there are bargains to be had on many other collections, including Peppa Pig, Star Wars, Julia Donoldson and Where’s Wally. There's also a special Mr Men Christmas story set up for grabs!

A smartwatch you can call them on


Xplora X5 Watch chidlren's smart watch phone, £159.99, Amazon


Ages: 4-11

This is smart little piece of tech which not only makes the perfect Christmas gift for kids, it gives parents peace of mind too. It's a smartwatch which allows the wearer to make and receive calls, and send text messages and emojis and pictures to up to 50 pre-agreed contacts. You can also use it to locate your child and create Safe Zones which will alert you whenever your child leaves or enters the zone. It's also available in all-black and with blue trim as well as the pink above.

An interactive pet


Tamagotchi pix, £59.99, Amazon


Ages: 6+

If they’re begging you for a puppy, kitten or hamster, an interactive pet is the next best thing. The Tamagotchi Pix is the super dooper 2021 version of the 90s classic parents will remember – featuring a camera and touch button control. 

An interactive purse


Purse Pets, £25 / $28.99 each, Amazon


Ages: 5-7

While we're talking about interactive pets, how about this - an interactive purse! Purse pets respond to your touch, they really blink and have 25 different reactions and sounds which are unique to each style. You can get the glam unicorn and fierce fox pictured above and there's also a luxe leopard up for grabs. Perfect for mini fashionistas who want to really bring their look to life!

a STEM toy


National Geographic rock tumbler starter kit, £79.99, Amazon


Ages: 8+

STEM toys make great Christmas gifts for kids! It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and STEM learning encourages children to discover more about these subjects through fun – learning while they play basically. We love the National Geographic tock tumbler kit – which lets kids transform rocks into extraordinary polished gem stones. There are so many different STEM toys up for grabs on Amazon.

A jewellery making kit


Crystal jewellery-making kit, £20.99, Amazon


Ages: 8+

If your tween loves accessories, take the chance to foster their interest in a new hobby by giving them a jewellery making kit. They can have hours of fun making earrings, bracelets, and necklaces for their friends.

A keepsake toy for life


Steiff Elmar teddy bear, £85, Selfridges


Ages: suitable for all ages

Cute and snuggly Steiff teddy bears are collector's items that can be passed down through generations. The iconic yellow label with Steiff button in the ear proves their authenticity. There’s also a Steiff cat if bears are not their thing.

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