Christmas Gift Guide: For Teens, Tweens & Older Children (Part One)

While many older children and teens might prefer an envelope full of vouchers on Christmas morning, it's always nice to have something to open too.  Here are a few ideas for the older age group, some starting from age 8+, some aimed at younger teens.

The completely brilliant, and slightly addictive, Bop It! Star Wars R2-D2 Edition is a fun update on an old game.  Most kids love the electronic Bop It! game, and this modern twist is great fun.  This mini R2-D2 unit features C-3PO's voice and R2-D2's sounds as one or two players are invited to Bop It!, Twist It! (head) or Pull It! (legs).  Suitable for children aged 8+, although our younger ones have had a fair go at it.  Can you reach 100 to beat the game?  At time of writing we’re currently on 39!

Instax cameras, Currys

Choc on Choc Chocolate Biscuits, Lakeland

All, Liberty

Containing three of fantasy writer Frank Hinks’ funny and imaginative stories, this beautiful fantasy adventure collection for children and the young at heart comes in a gold-embossed hardback, a delight to hold, and a delight to read. The Ramion adventures are fresh, funny, exciting, and full of fun. Ideal for children aged 7+, they’ll be laughing out loud at bedtime with this collection. Seas of Ramion is available from all good book shops, priced £9.99.

Periodic Table lunchbox and mug, Dotcomgiftshop

A great gift for any child aged 7+ and endlessly fascinating to adults too, the wallbooks from What On Earth? Books contain a wealth of information on history, nature, science, Shakespeare or sport.  These huge timelines.  The history one, for example, covers battles, millions of years of evolution, the rise and fall of civilisations, and everything else from the Big Bang to today - quite an undertaking!  The timeline is long but given all the information it contains, the writing is tiny.  Luckily, it comes with a little magnifying glass to assist.  The What On Earth? wallbooks retail at £12.99 each, or as a gift set of six for £45.

Frozen tote bags, Poundland

Also available in other Disney characters

Colour Wheel mug, Dotcomgiftshop

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  1. The periodic table mug is a great idea, I'm hopeless at remembering the symbols so my eldest could use it for his homework plus the obligatory cup of hot chocolate that supposedly makes him work better ;)
    Stevie x


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