Saturday, November 09, 2019

Classic Christmas Gift Ideas For Children ♥

*Denotes a PR sample has been given in exchange for feature.

Christmas shall soon be upon us and one part of Christmas I always look forward to is deciding what to gift the children with.

In this day and age there is a huge focus on tech based toys and gaming, but what if you want to take the more classic route when it comes to gifting the children?

Here are my top picks for classic Christmas gifts for children, with not a battery in sight!

1. A bike
This is such a lovely gift for any child to receive at Christmas and is top of my eldest son's Santa list this Christmas. I still remember receiving a bike from Santa as a child and it's such a lovely Christmas memory from my childhood.

A bike is a wonderful Christmas gift for a child because it can used all year round, keeps them active whilst getting lots of fresh air and is something that can be stored outside the house - yay for no clutter!

I am in love with Banwood bicyles. They have two colour options for their pedal bicycles - white and pink and the faux tan leather touches and wicker basket are gorgeous traditional touches. They also have a range of beautiful balance bikes too if you're wanting to gift a younger child a bike - the navy colourway is beautiful! Banwood bicycles are €295 and balance bikes are €159.

2. A nursery set*
Again, this is a lovely gift which will be used all year round and is something children love as they get to have their own plate, bowl and cup with a design/character that they love.

Being a huge Peter Rabbit lover I am in love with the Beatrix Potter 2-Piece Nursery Set by Enesco, who have a wide range of beautiful Beatrix Potter themed gifts. The nursery set is £35 and is a lovely gift for any child this Christmas.

3. A new pair of shoes/boots*
Anything a child can wear is always a great gift idea in my book and each year as a child I was always gifted with footwear or an outfit by relatives. I'm all for practical gifts that will actually get used and how beautiful are these unisex Jodhpur boots from Bobux? These are available in a range of colours, are such great quality and would make for a lovely classic gift for a child this Christmas

4. A rocking horse
This is probably the ultimate classic gift for a child and rocking horses never go out of fashion. We gifted our youngest son with a beautiful white rocking horse and he loved it! At just £34.99 it made for a lovely affordable gift that was not only fun for him to play with, but that looked beautiful in his nursery/bedroom too. I got Beau's from Amazon and there's still some for sale on there with some great deals to be had.

5. A rainbow stacker*
Wooden rainbow stackers are such a lovely gift and fun for children of all ages. There are so many colour variations in these to choose from but my favourite is the Ocamora Blue 9 Piece Arch Stacker (£68.50), available from Luna & Cash. Again, this is a gift that will not only bring lots of fun - my boys make lots of creations out of theirs as it makes for great open-ended play, but it also looks great in their room when it's not being played it.

6. A cuddly toy
This is a real classic gift option for children and one they're sure to love. My two boys can't get enough of cuddly friends and it's so adorable to see them playing with them. One of the most classic teddy bear brands is Steiff and the Steiff Elmar Teddy Bear (£50) is one of the most adorable ones there is. This would make such a lovely, special gift for a child this Christmas.

If you're looking for a character cuddly toy to gift a child with this Christmas then you can't go wrong with one of the best classic characters of all - Peter Rabbit! This GUND Peter Rabbit large soft toy (£19.95) is so adorable and cuddly and very smart looking in his beautiful blue jacket. He'd make a lovely cuddly gift this Christmas.

7. Pull-along wagon
This is another gift which my boys received many years ago and it's one of the best gifts they've ever gotten. It's so lovely and classic and the Radioflyer brand is great. These wagon's come in a range of sizes but we got the large on so they could both sit in it, you can buy the same one as ours here for £141.51.

This has been on many outings and it's lovely to see them have little picnics in it as well as giving their cuddly toys a spin around the garden in it.

8. A playhouse
A playhouse is something I was gifted with as a child and I loved it! I knew when I became a parent that I'd have to gift my children with one too and that's just what I did. It's made for a lovely little space for the boys to play house and is great for extra storage for all their toys too!

The playhouse I got them is the Walton's 7X5 Honeypot Snowdrop Cottage Playhouse with Loft (£439.99) and we get so many compliments on it. This would make for an extra special gift for a child this Christmas and with lots of playhouse sizes and budgets to choose from, there really is something for everyone.

9. A ride-on
Again, this is a lovely classic gift for a child and if you want to stick with a classic/vintage looking ride-on I can't recommend Baghera enough. This is the brand of ride-on car we bought for our youngest son and not only does it look beautiful, it gives him so much fun too!

 If you'd rather a wooden ride-on then I highly recommend the Moover Ride-on Dump Truck* (£69.99). This comes in classic red or natural wood and is a beautiful toy! It has a compartment for storing or dumping out toys or whatever else your little one finds. It's such a lovely toy and would make for a perfect Christmas gift.
 
What is your favourite classic Christmas gift for children?

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A GUND Peter Rabbit large soft toy
 
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78 comments

  1. WE love everything about his, his sense of fun and that little blue jacket, he's just adorable x

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  2. I love the illustrations and Peter Rabbit brings back such fond memories for me. What a lovely prize xx

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  3. I like that Peter Rabbit is a classic toy, sweet and charming. My Grandaughter would really love it!

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  4. He is just adorable, my daughter had a little soft toy Peter rabbit and the book collection and loved me reading her the stories. She took her little rabbit everywhere

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  5. I like how children from years ago to children now are fans of Peter Rabbit

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  6. When I was little my Grandparents bought me Peter Rabbit cuddly toys stories and read me the stories. These days it's my Grandchild they're doing it for. Peter Rabbit ha s a very special place in my families hearts.

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  7. He can be quite naughty which makes him all the more endearing

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  8. He is such a cheeky little bunny!

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  9. He is just an icon and spreads lots of happiness for children

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  10. My little girl would love this!

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  11. I like how cheeky he is.
    Peter Rabbit toys and merchandise always look so lovely and great quality x

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  12. It reminds me of my childhood

    Ashleigh

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  13. Hes a timeless sweetie, who really tries not to get into trouble, but always does, youve just hot to love him

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  14. Peter Rabbit is so kind and caring

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  15. i just like the fact that hes as cute as a button and my daughter loves him

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  16. I love all of his adventures and the friendship he has with the others

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  17. He's cheeky and cuddly and supersoft.

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  18. I've always loved Peter Rabbit, I think the lovely illustrations just hooked me in!

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  19. My grandkids love Peter Rabbit, he's so cute and has such a lovely friendly face

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  20. Peter rabbit is cute and reminds me of my childhood growing up with him :-)

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  21. how much twins rose and teresa love him

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  22. Peter Rabbit is timeless, a really beautiful & humble character. He was a pivotal part of my childhood

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  23. My daughter loves Peter rabbit

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  24. fantastic prize my little ones would love it!

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  25. I love the nostalgia! I loved Peter rabbit when I was a kid. Its something that survives the modern age!

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  26. has to be his little blue jacket and how brave he is

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  27. that he is a rabbit & we love rabbit's but also he is rather cheeky too!

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  28. Peter Rabbit reminds me of the magic of my own holidays in the Lake District as a very small child, and the fun I've had recreating the experiences with my own children and grandchildren

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  29. We love the magical stories and how much fun the rabbits all have together

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  30. I like his blue coat, it's so sweet and iconic!

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  31. he is timeless, he has been passed down through the generations

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  32. Love and want all these toys for my granddaughter!! Great review of them!

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  33. I love all Peter rabbit's antics with all his freinds, the film is brilliant and my little boy loves him

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  34. I just love his looks and cuddliness factor. Perfect for my granddaughter.

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  35. I love Peter Rabbit he is such a lovely character and story for children to read and watch and go on an adventure with.

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  36. I love that although he takes a lot of risks, he’s always looking out for others!

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  37. He is very cute and mischievous!! xx

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  38. I like Peter Rabbit because he is timeless. When you read about Peter Rabbit there is no sense of it trying to be politically correct and squeezing everything into a story that the little one's don't really understand anyway. It is just a classic story.

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  39. I adore Peter rabbit, I especially like the illustrations as they are detailed and really timeless. My daughter has Peter rabbit curtains and blanket in her nursery :)

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  40. Peter Rabbit is so sweet and playful always finds mischief

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  41. I love how he's lasted through all of these generations and he's such a pure , lovely classic

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  42. I like his curiosity and mischievousness x

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  43. I love how brave and adventurous he is - although sometimes he does need to listen to his family and friends.

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  44. I love that he's so cheeky and timeless:) Ellie Spider

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  45. l love the history and the memories of my mom reading them to me, them us reading to our kids and now to our grandaughters

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  46. s just too adorable! i love the mischief he gets into

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  47. I like Peter Rabbit because he is so cute

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  48. A family classic. Everyone loves Peter Rabbit

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  49. Peter Rabbit is timeless, 4 generations of my family have passed down Peter rabbit stories and now my baby girl is obsessed with him! She would really love this Peter rabbit teddy xx

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  50. I love how timeless he is, I loved him when I was a young child and then my children loved him too

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  51. I love how timeless he is. I grew up enjoying his stories as a child and so did my mother and children still enjoy him today!

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  52. I like that from young to old that everyone loves him

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  53. How bold and fearless he is ...... some might say naughty :-)

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  54. Peter Rabbit is just such a lovely character, I enjoyed the stories, my children did and now we have little ones also enjoying them

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  55. I've always loved Peter Rabbit stories and how all their little lives are intertwined! I grew up listening to them so that has made me very fond!

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  56. i like that hes a timeless character thats likeable for all ages

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  57. I love the fact that it's timeless!

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  58. He's cheeky and cuddly. Children love characters with a bit of spirit.

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  59. Such a mischievous little chap he is adorable

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  60. I love Peter Rabbit because he is cheeky, so sweet and very mischievous

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  61. Not only is Peter rabbit a classic but this would be handed down between my kids. I have read the books to my 5 kids and my youngest is 1yr old

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  62. I love his personality and his sense of humour.

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