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As children get older they become harder and harder to buy for. The presents they ask for also seem to get more and more expensive. In this post, you’ll find plenty of gift ideas for children aged 6-8.
Erin loves to get outdoors and go on adventures but sometimes hates all of the walking. The JD Bug foldable scooter is perfect for days out or trips to the park. This scooter comes in various colours, folds down to a really nice size and has a handy carry strap. The handlebar height is also adjustable so the scooter can change as your child does.
The Nintendo Switch is huge in our house and we’re always looking for new games to play. Sometimes Erin wants to play on her own or sometimes she wants us to play as a family. Outright Games have some really great titles this year, including Hotel Transylvania: Scary-Tale Adventures, Paw Patrol: Grand Prix and L.O.L. Surprise! B.Bs Born To Travel. With games and characters suitable for the whole family, they’re bound to result in hours of fun.
We all know that the festive period can be full of chocolate and sweets, and as delicious as they are, it can all get a bit much. Fruit Bowl offers a great range of children’s snacks including Peelers, School Bars, Fruit Flakes and Unicorn Fruit Flakes, which all count towards your child’s five a day. Why not add these into a stocking this year?
If your child is ready to learn how to tell the time, and have their own watch, you need to make sure you get the right one. I love this Personalised Kids Unicorn Watch, available from the Engravers Guild. The cleverly designed, and easy-to-read watch face helps children to learn quickly and the unicorn design is bound to be popular.
We love creative presents, especially if it’s something a child can do on their own as well as together as a family. With the Hey Clay animal set, children can create their own collection of animals with the light and flexible modeling clay. There’s also a free app to download!
Get creative with the STABILO 36 piece arty set. With a great mix of both pens and pencils, this set has plenty to allow children to create their masterpieces. The set comes in a great case too, meaning you can take it anywhere and not worry about everything falling out!
If you’re looking for a present for a really creative child then consider the Pixobitz Studio. You get everything you need to make 2D and 3D models, with the set coming with cards as templates. You only need water to set your creations, being able to build in multiple layers if you want to. Everything comes in a handy box though so it’s easy to keep together.
Kinetic Sand has been a big hit in our house for quite some time now. You can go from basic sets to more creative sets like the Kinetic Sand Swirl N Surprise. This set comes with 4 different colours, tools and a sand spinner so you can get super creative!
If you’ve got a child who loves to learn about history then the History Heroes card game makes a great stocking filler. In the Kings and Queens version you have to guess which monarch is on the card in order to win it; ranging from Alfred the Great to Elizabeth II. Cards are illustrated and have great facts about each monarch.
Gabby’s Dollhouse is one of Erin’s favourite shows and she loves to sing along with the theme tune. This year there are some great themed toys available such as a house and additional Gabby’s Dollhouse figures. These are great sizes for stocking fillers or starter packs if you’re not sure about going for something more expensive.
Although, E.T. came out before I was even born, it’s great for children around the age of 6-8 (and beyond). Erin watched it for the first time earlier this year and instantly fell in love. TOMY have some wonderful E.T. themed toys such as Pop Up E.T. and My Best Friend E.T. I know they’re going to be a huge hit with Erin.
Kids love technology now and Erin is no different. Planet Buddies offer a range of environmentally conscious tech accessories such as the Owl tablet stand and Owl wireless speaker. Products come in a range of characters from this adorable owl to a penguin or whales.
Disney fans will be delighted to receive the Disney Princesses The Ultimate Personalised Collection from ‘in the book’. The book comes personalised for your child, with their name appearing on the top of every page. The book is filled with classic Disney princess stories such as Snow White an Cinderella.
Make reading super fun for children with the My First Adventure: Finding the Dragon book. Choose your own character, make your own choices and design your own adventure as you go. This book can be different each time you read it and you’ll experience something new with this interactive element.
A really fun idea for inquisitive minds is a 12-month subscription to Britannica magazines, available from www.britannicamagazine.co.uk. Aimed at children aged 7-12, the magazines are full of fun facts, quizzes and jokes and you’ll also be able to access digital copies as well. (A 6-month plan is also available).
There’s a great offer on right now, where if you subscribe to a 12-months of the Britannica magazines, you’ll also get a free Britannica Children’s Encycolpedia! Subscribe at www.britannicamagazine.co.uk.
Step into The Repair Shop in this magical Christmas children’s tale about a very special doll.The Christmas Doll on Amazon
When little Susan is evacuated from wartime London and sent to live with a family in the countryside, she doesn’t hold much hope for the months ahead. Then, on Christmas morning, she is given a doll and Susan thinks this must be the best present she has ever had. Yet standing here in The Repair Shop, thinking back on her childhood, she realizes that in fact the greatest gift was the kindness bestowed upon her and her ability to remember it always as she holds her precious doll close to her.
Mummy Penguin is off to find a fishy dinner for her family. She has to swim very fast, climb a slippery cliff – cu-crunch, cu-crunch, cu-crunch – and even tiptoe past some sleeping seals… Shh! All the while, Little Penguin looks on in awe and says: “Well done, Mummy Penguin!”Well done, Mummy Pengiun on Amazon
The icy – and treacherous! – Antarctic landscapes are breathtaking in this funny and exciting celebration of all that mothers do, and all that mothers are.
This year, Erin has been watching a lot of Izzy’s Koala World and loves the adorable animals that get rescued! If you have a koala-mad, or even just animal-mad, child to buy for, the Koala compact and Koala water bottle would make fab presents.