Christmas Gift Guide Toddlers & Preschoolers

Christmas Gift Guide | What to buy for Toddlers and Preschoolers this Christmas

November 3, 2023

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It is that time of year again, and Christmas is rapidly approaching. The festive period is such a special time for children, and when you have a child that is a toddler or around preschool age it suddenly starts to get magical for them. They can often understand about Father Christmas and also presents. However, choosing something can be a little more difficult.

The truth is, there is such a range of choices available these days, that it is easy to get overwhelmed. Whether you look at some of the TV programmes they like to watch, or if they have shown an interest in a particular type of toy such as one that is interactive or problem-solving, I have selected some amazing options for you to consider.

What to buy for Toddlers and Preschoolers this Christmas

In this extensive gift guide, I have taken some of the difficulties away from you. I have collated a great selection of gifts perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. It doesn’t matter if you have a child that is particularly creative, likes exploring, role play, or just loves to play with a toy that they can control, I have something for you. Don’t forget to check out the competition and enter for your chance to win an incredible prize perfect for your toddler or preschooler.

Baby Paws

Buy from Smyths

Baby Paws go everywhere you go! Give it its dummy and your puppy will sleep. But take it away and they open their eyes and make the cutest sounds! Carry your puppy using the handle on its blanket, or fold it up to create a cute shoulder bag!

Bibinee Dolls

Buy from Bibinee

The Bibinee dolls aim to empower children to learn, grow, play and just as importantly, love through representation and inclusion. The name Bibinee, which in the Ghanaian language Twi, is slang for black (bibinii), is a nod to the heritage of the brand’s founders. As is the kente and ankara print clothing found on some of the dolls in the collection. These considerate touches seek to further show cultural pride and reinforce a child’s sense of belonging and curiosity.

Each of the dolls is made of environmentally plush and cloth fabric, their dresses are crafted with cloth and tulle and filled with high elasticity PP cotton. All materials are safe and healthy for a baby.

Bibinee Dolls

Character Kids Borg Lined Thermal Balaclava

Buy from Mountain Warehouse

This Character Kids Fleece Lined Balaclava is made of soft knitted fabric with a fun character design and a warm fleece lining. Complete with a hook n loop fixing at the chin for ease of getting on and off.

Ideal for the colder months and will hopefully make children eager to get wrapped up warm to head outdoors.

Connetix 120 Piece Pastel Creative Pack

Buy from Connetix

The Connetix 120 Piece Pastel Creative Pack emerges as an exceptional choice that makes playtime engaging and educational, sparking boundless creativity and promoting educational, playful experiences for children of all ages. The amazing creative pack offers a spectrum of shapes in 8 delightful pastel colours, making it the perfect canvas for constructing impressive Connetix creations, from intricate designs to grand-scale masterpieces.

The high-quality, open-ended pack seamlessly adapts to your child’s evolving interests and abilities, providing a platform for increasingly complex and imaginative play experience

Cutie Climbers

Buy from Very

Cutie Climbers Family Packs are flower-shaped family houses including an exclusive Cutie Climber and its baby. With 3 Family Packs to collect, help your little animal climb to open the flower, and feed the baby. Join the baby with your Climber, and play inside the flower house!

Geomag Magicube Shapes 13 Piece Set

Buy from Amazon

Designed for little ones, these chunky and colourful magnetic cubes are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. They’re fantastic for enhancing hand-eye coordination, sensory exploration, and cognitive skills.

The box contains 13 Magiccube magnetic cubes in 3 different colours: light green, dark green, orange and 4 different shapes. In the box, you will also find wheels for great construction.

GUM Playbrush KIDS 3+ Sonic Toothbrush

Buy from Playbrush

The GUM Playbrush sonic toothbrush is an electric toothbrush and app set. It is designed to get kids excited about cleaning their teeth with all its games (while for parents it acts as a toothbrushing coach so kids thoroughly clean their teeth) – the app can be used with a phone or tablet. 

In the free basic version of the GUM Playbrush app, you’ll find 4 toothbrushing games and an interactive brushing coach. For unlimited motivation, upgrade to the Premium version and unlock 9 additional exciting games (including multiplayer) while parents get reports with detailed brushing statistics on their toothbrushing heroes. Test the Premium app for 30 days, free and with no obligations, and decide later if you want to continue your annual subscription.

Holly & Beau Rubber Kids Wellies

Buy from Holly & Beau

The perfect choice for keeping your preschoolers’ feet dry and comfortable on rainy days or when jumping in muddy puddles! Made from eco-friendly, BPA free and sustainable natural rubber, these kids wellies are not only kind to the environment, but also durable and long-lasting.

These colourful kids’ wellies feature a soft cotton lining that keeps feet warm and dry, while the non-slip sole provides excellent grip on wet surfaces. These wellies are also easy to slip on and off, thanks to the convenient pull-on loop.

Monsters At Christmas

Monsters At Christmas by Laura Baker

Buy from Amazon

Merry monsters, hairy monsters, monsters trailing slime. Shiny monsters, tiny monsters, all at Christmas time!

Preschool children will love this super-fun title packed with hilarious monsters preparing for Christmas! Follow the monsters as they play in the snow and slide on the ice, decorate the house and go shopping for presents… and watch out for Santa monster hiding in every scene!

There is plenty to spot on every page, with playful, bright artwork, and lots of festive, amusing mishaps.

One Little Word by Joseph Coelho

Buy from Amazon

This beautiful and moving picture book from Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Joseph Coelho, tells the story of how a big, hairy argument gets in between two best friends.

This is an ode to the power of an apology and the importance of saying sorry, and to treasuring a special bond that runs deeper than even the friends realised.

One Little Word by Joseph Coelho

Orchard Toys Elf Lotto Mini Game

Orchard Toys Elf Lotto Mini Game

Buy from Orchard Toys

Collect all the cheeky elves and be the first to fill your board with matching characters! Fun, festive-themed lotto game features 24 elf characters and four Christmas houses. Travel size game for two to four players – perfect for Christmas day fun, and packing when visiting the grandparents!

Be sure to check out our other Christmas Gift Guides!

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