AD| Christmas Gift Guides for Kids 2022

Christmas Gift Guides for Kids!  At this time of year we are often sent a selection of what’s new in the shops that is perfect for presents at Christmas. We like to put them all together in appropriate lists and today is the turn for toys and gifts for kids.


The Sock Game

Thirty unusual objects are hidden inside a giant sock. Using only your sense of touch, can you retrieve the right one in time? The hilarious dexterity challenge that’s perfect for families or parties.

Buy The Sock Game here.




Styled by Gaga Casari, Zecar came in to this world for a very important mission, other than to entertain us. All of the proceeds from the royalties will go towards reforestation projects in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The funds will contribute to the planting of thousands of trees a year to help restore part of the Atlantic Tropical Rainforest, the most critically damaged in Brazil, with the richest variety of trees of anywhere in the world.

Here are some tips to enjoy your roly-poly friend, and get the most fun out of its spring-less existence. Zecar is a very simple car. Just push him, and try to make him overcome small obstacles. Zecar can even slide on his back if the going gets tough, but you don’t have push Zecar very hard. Zecar overcomes obstacles at his own steady pace.

To push Zecar, hold the front and the rear ends, not the sides, and gently give his wheels a spin by dragging them on a surface. Zecar has lots of torque, and he moves rather slowly. You can choose to have the traction be the front, or the rear wheels. You can also slide him upside-down on his flywheel and two free spinning wheels. Zecar is not a race car, nor a demolition derby machine. He should not fall off tables, nor should he be slammed around.



Le Pinch

Le Pinch was one of the most complex windups to develop. Getting the articulated halves of Le Pinch to relate to one another was intense, but in time, we managed to coordinate Le Pinch’s front and rear ends quite nicely. Le Pinch loves to climb over small obstacles, just like its cousins Bonga, and Awika!

Buy Le Pinch from Kikkerland.



IMO Q2 Pro

Launched at the end of May. Following the huge success of the IMO Q2 Plus, the IMO Q2 Pro is a fantastic phone for children. Priced at just £39.99 and available from EE and Argos both instore and online. This device is gaining traction and popularity amongst many parents feeling the pressure of buying mobile phones for children from younger ages.



Sports star: Dribbling Goal League

For mini football fans, the Goal League Pro can be used indoors or out to encourage accuracy, coordination and agility through the fun of movement. Suitable from 2-5 years of age, this electronic net has interactive sounds, flashing lights and 20 different melodies. You can choose from two modes of play – Free Play where every shot on target is rewarded with sound effects and flashing lights; and Golden Goal where toddlers can race against the clock, with five different levels. For a more challenging game, little ones can activate the toy’s motion with just a switch, to move the net left and right.

Buy at Pramworld.



Reflex Active Smartwatch

Smatchwatch designer Reflex Active, has just released their new Series 10, with awesome colours valued at only £45.00. 

The watch comes with all the essential functions young teens and adults need to manage their daily activities such as call and text notifications, manage your fitness, including activity goals, a step counter, calorie counter, sleep tracking, remote selfie camera, find my phone, and weather updates.

To get started using the watch, you will only need to download the Reflex Active app for free! Available on Android and iOS app stores. The watch comes with the accompanying charger and offers a battery life of up to 7 days and a 2-hour full recharge time. It is available in two colours Lilac Series 10 and lime series 10. 



Nuby Wooden Baby Walker

Watch as your little one discovers the colourful spinning cogs, twisting blocks, and the learn-to-play xylophone. This cute walker is perfect for when your tiny tot is sitting up and on their way to the next milestone of walking. 

The solid wooden frame safely encourages and develops your little ones’ first steps; made from responsibly sourced wood, your tiny toes will love sitting and playing or standing and exploring. 

This toy is great for encouraging hand-eye development. The round rotating mirror teaches your baby their reflection. This Multi-activity walker comes with a handy storage pouch underneath so your little one can store other toys whilst on the move – it will keep them entertained for hours. 

Click here to see the Nuby Wooden Baby Walker.



ENGINO – Discovering STEM Mechanics Cams & Cranks

Engino, one of the fastest growing companies in the STEM field, brings complex concepts into clear focus for budding engineers and scientists, with award winning components and step by step illustrated assembly instructions.  This set aimed at budding engineers up to adult, teaches about transmitting power using Cams and Cranks and converting reciprocal linear motion.

There are 8 working models such as a sewing machine, stationary crane, flapping eagle to name a few.

There is an accompanying manual which includes 10 pages of theory and facts, a 2 page quiz and 3 pages of experimental activities illustrating the uses of Cams and Cranks. There are also 15 pages of step by step 3D rendered illustrations, which are also illustrated online at Engino’s website or using the Engino 3D app, downloadable free for Android or Apple iOS.

Cams and Cranks is available on for £29.99 8 years plus



The Staedtler Triplus Fineliner

The Staedtler Triplus Fineliner is a superfine long-lasting pen with water-based ink.  The Staedtler Triplus Fineliner produces a 0.3mm line.

With a metal-clad tip and ergonomic triangular barrel the Staedtler Triplus Fineliner provides effortless and fatigue free usage, ideal for people who spend a lot of time writing or drawing, making it ideal for home, office or student everyday usage.  This fineliner pen is also dry-safe in line with ISO 554 tests, meaning it can be left uncapped for days without drying up. It’s also aeroplane-safe thanks to an automatic pressure equalisation, which prevents in-flight leaks.

Staedtler Triplus Fineliner ink washes out of most textiles and its clip PP barrel guarantees long service life.  This great-value pack of 20 Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens is perfect for student or office use.



Geomag Mechanics Challenge Strike

Learning about the amazing world of magnets and mechanical construction with a super fun game in the Geomag Mechanics Challenge Strikel! Build the construction first, and then be ready for hours of fun either alone or in competition with others, where precision, timing and dexterity are the key to victory. With as many as 185 individual parts, both the construction itself and the subsequent gaming experience are challenging and educational for everyone involved. For 1-4 players. From 7 years.

Geomag Mechanics Challenge Strike is available from Coolshop for £49.



Family Quiz Night

It’s the all-inclusive quiz game that allows everyone to join in the fun! The questions in this family-friendly quiz have been carefully crafted so that both kids and adults can play on a level playing field. Each card contains a multiple-choice question for younger players and a more challenging question for adults. Features an awesome range of fun questions covering eight popular topics and can be played individually or as kids vs adults in teams.
Suits Ages 8+.

Family Quiz Night, £20 from Tesco.



Geomag Magicube Try Me


With these Magicubes cubes, your child gets the opportunity to explore magnetism while being invited inside the world of construction. The cubes can be put together in many different combinations and give the very youngest the opportunity to start developing their manual abilities.

Geomag Magicube Try Me 16, £32.45 from Amazon



HARIBO Sharing Medley

HARIBO Sharing Medley boasts a bumper selection of HARIBO favourites and includes Tangfastics, Starmix, Giant Strawbs and Supermix alongside Jelly Babies and Rhubarb & Custard Z!ng.

Featuring a serving tray, all shoppers need to do is pour the treats out and share away! But with such an ultimate mix of HARIBO jellies, which will tantalise your taste buds first this Christmas?



Geomag Glow

Geomag Glow consists of three sets of different sizes of glow-in-the-dark natural magnetic rods. These rods can be arranged in any shape or structure that lights the imagination. Because of their lightweight design, and flexible nature, you can arrange your Geomag set anywhere in the room.

You can, if you like, even arrange them into something spooky, or exciting like a ghost, a skull, or even a zombie. The sky, or rather your imagination, is the limit here.

The Geomag Glow 25 costs £19.99 from

The Geomag Glow 42 costs £34.99 from The Entertainer

The Geomag Glow 60 costs £39 from



Fisher Space Bullet – Black Bullet Space pen and Torch Set

The Fisher Space Pen, also known as the Bullet, is both a design classic as well as a revolutionary pen. Its sealed, pressurised ink system allows it to write a smooth reliable line, even in the most extreme of temperatures and on almost any surface.

Key Features

  • The ballpoint is made from tungsten carbide
  • Stainless steel socket prevents leaks whilst delivering instant uniform ink flow
  • Thixotropic ink in the sealed and pressurized reservoir enables the pen to write for three times longer than a standard ballpoint pen
  • The Fisher Space Pen will write: At any angle, even upside down. In extreme conditions from -20ºC to +200ºC. In the gravity-free vacuum of space. Underwater, on wet paper, over grease. Writes without EVER drying out



Huckleberry Binoculars


Whether your child is going camping, hiking or just discovering wonder and mystery in their own backyard. Show them the joys of birdwatching! Adventure is just around the corner when your kids gets their hands on a pair of Huckleberry Binoculars.



2023 Hatsune Miku Square Calendar

Each month includes images of “Hatsune Miku”, a software program developed by Crypton Future Media, INC. that allows anyone to create a song by entering lyrics and a melody. It became a movement when a large number of creators composed music with Hatsune Miku and posted it on the Internet. As a “character,” Hatsune Miku has also gathered attention, and as a virtual singer she is now active in many fields, like merchandising or live performances, and her popularity has spread worldwide. This official Calendar has plenty of room for all your notes and appointments in the large monthly date panels provided.



DANTOY Bioplastic Greenhouse Kit

This mini greenhouse kit is perfect for budding horticulturists! It’s solid and durable design lets kids discover the world of gardening and will keep them entertained for hours.

  • Encourages creativity, Encourages imagination
  • This kit contains 18 pieces.
  • From 2 years old



Animal Mix Up! Wooden Puzzle

  • Wooden mix or match animal face puzzle in wooden box
  • Design: Goodlines
  • Material: FSC pinewood, FSC plywood
  • Age: 3+
  • Dimensions: 13 x 14 x 4,5 cm

Buy direct from Kikkerland.



Hot Wheels Sky Crash Tower

With the Hot Wheels Sky Crash Tower, youngsters can race numerous cars at the same time and add more and more vehicles to create sky-high accidents that will send them flying into the air. For the ultimate in crashing and racing excitement, the track set includes a tower that rises 32 in / 83 cm above the ground and can accommodate up to 20 vehicles! Boost automobiles into the air for amazing leaps that allow you to polish your abilities while driving on a looping orange track and doing big mid-air smashing stunts. In addition to having a motorised booster for awesome action, the Sky Crash Tower stands more than 2.5 feet tall and folds up easily for portability (instructions included) One Hot Wheels car is included with the set. 

Buy here from Maqio.


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