It is now December which means that the countdown to Christmas has officially begun. When it comes to buying gifts for children, whether your own, nephews, nieces or friends kids, there can be a lot of pressure to get it right. To help you a select a present that they will love, here are the best gifts for kids for Christmas 2017.
Dolls and Toys
Every year there are a handful of hottest, must-have Christmas toys and this year is no exception. For 2017, three of most in-demand kids toys include: Luvabella Doll (£99.99), an interactive doll that talks, plays, moves and learns; Hatchimals Surprise, the sell out gift of Christmas 2016 that remains as popular this year, is an interactive furry toy that hatches from an egg; and the FurReal Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger (£99.99), a soft cuddly toy that moves, roars and makes over 100 noises.
Gadgets are a favourite among kids and often feature on their Christmas lists. The must-have children’s tech gifts this year, include: Autobot Sqweeks (£29.99), from the new Transformers range is the must-have robot, that dances, makes sound effects and shoots a blaster; the new and improved BB-8 Hero Droid (£100), which is taller, has more functions and interactive modes; and finally, Anki Overdrive Fast and Furious (£119.99) is like Scalextrics but better, as you play using an app on your smartphone.
Parents often have problems trying to get their children off their phones and gadgets, and outside to get some exercise and fresh air. Christmas is the perfect opportunity to buy children a gift that encourages them to have fun outdoors. Choose from a child’s sand digger or giant blocks, washable paint for mini artists, a pogo stick from Skate Hut for dare devils, and character pop up tents to boost their imagination.
Multi player games are always a good source of entertainment for children and there are several new releases that would make fantastic Christmas presents – all of which seem to be water themed. There is Toilet Trouble (£17.99), a game in players must spin the toilet roll and flush without being sprayed with water; Soggy Doggy (£19.99), where the aim is to wash the dog as players move around the board, without getting splashed as he shakes; or choose Egged On (£17.99), where players must pick up plastic eggs and press to their heads, avoiding the one filled with water.