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Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Children

19th Nov 2013

The festive season is fast approaching and if for some reason your children have yet to put pen to paper to prepare their wish lists, why not consider a few of the following gift ideas for a guaranteed smile this Christmas?

Let’s pretend

Children will have hours of fun with play sets that provide limitless opportunities for role play. From a garage to a greengrocer’s, toys that encourage imaginative play will offer far more than mere novelty factor. A traditional toy kitchen with all its incumbent accessories will keep your little ones entertained for hours.

Not only is role play an enjoyable and absorbing activity, it also inspires imagination and encourages social skills through interaction with other children and sharing with siblings. Take a look at the Great Little Trading Co.’s toy kitchens are the best educational tool for kids article to see exactly how your little ones can benefit from pretend play.

Traditional toys, such as dolls’ houses and farmyard sets will always stand the test of time. Accessories can be accumulated and added to a collection over time, promising years of enjoyment and pride of place in the playroom.

What about a Wendy House?

Play tents, wigwams and pop-up tents are a perennial crowd pleaser. Children will enjoy having their own hideaway and being able to build a den whatever the weather.

From a pink pop-up palace to a traditional playhouse, choose from an array of children’s tents that offer hours of imaginative play both indoors and out.

Get moving

A firm favourite at Christmas is a brand new bike. For littler legs, why not consider a balance bike? A balance bike is the ideal stepping stone to its pedal counterpart. Great for balance and steering practice, get your little one’s legs moving before transferring them to the traditional version.

Ride-on scooters are an ideal alternative for toddlers. Suitable for indoor use, little ones will enjoy racing around and many models also incorporate hidden storage beneath the seat, allowing for plenty of additional opportunity for play.

There are gift ideas galore for children of all ages. Keep an eye on the GLTC blog for inspirational gift ideas that guarantee a happy Christmas.

From perfect presents to suggestions for getting into the seasonal spirit, make the most of the festive season and have happy Christmas holidays with your nearest and dearest!

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