Christmas will be here before we know it, so it really is time to get shopping if you haven’t started already.
As far as I’m concerned, making sure the kids have a memorable day is the most important thing so, like most parents, I spend more time planning their gifts than anyone else’s.
Speaking of gift ideas for the younger members of the family, I’m joining forces with TheDadsnet and Jakks Pacific to share a few ideas for different tastes.
Pull My Finger
For me, games are a must on Christmas Day. Here’s one that features two things most children find amusing. Monkeys and flatulence, courtesy of Pull My Finger.
It’s straightforward and quick to get started playing. Players take turns with the banana spinner and need to pull the primate’s finger the requisite number of times. His derrière inflates with each pull until, without warning, he lets rip.
It costs £19.99 and is suitable from age three. I can vouch for the fact that it’s still funny when you’re 39!
Harry Potter Wizard Training Wands
Although the last book was published 11 years ago, Harry Potter rightly remains a huge favourite. My lot are just getting into it now so this Wizard Training Wand will definitely prove popular.
Best suited to non-muggles aged eight and up, this wand costs £24.99 and can be used to practise 11 different spells.
It has light and sound effects and also recognises movement to give instant feedback. It offers five modes of play, two for one player and three that can be played with a sibling or friend with a second wand.
Incredibles 2 Hydroliner playset
My family has a lot in common with The Incredibles. There are five of us, we all have superpowers and the youngest is a force of nature.
Okay, I lied about the powers, but two out of three isn’t bad.
This fantastic Hydroliner playset retails at £29.99 and boasts several cool features including a launching missile, a grabbing arm, and a trap door as well as an Elastigirl figure. Suitable for kids age three and up.
Disney Princess Playdate Rapunzel doll
They weren’t kidding when they included ‘playdate’ in the name of this Rapunzel doll as I discovered when it arrived – it’s a similar height to my youngest child!
Recommended for Disney fans aged three and up, it has an RRP of £59.99. It’s fully poseable and, of course, has long, flowing locks in keeping with the classic fairy tale.
As you would expect, the doll is made from high-quality materials and, naturally, a hairbrush is included to help keep that famous hair in top condition.
Incredibles 2 Jack-Jack Attacks
I mentioned earlier that the youngest of the Incredibles is a force of nature and here’s the evidence! One moment, this Jack-Jack toy is a cute baby, the next he’s unleashing all manner of awesome powers!
These include laser eyes and a glowing head. Not to mention a racoon he can either cuddle or do battle with!
This entertaining toy retails at £33.99 and is ideal for children aged three and up.
I’m really impressed by the variety in the Jakks Pacific range – there seems to be something for everyone and I’m confident they’ll bring smiles to lots of young faces this Christmas. Happy shopping!
Disclosure: this is a collaborative post with TheDadsnet and Jakks Pacific.