Although the glow of last Christmas has barely faded, it’s almost time to do it all again. The high street is overflowing with seasonal exhortations, all of them inducing you to spend, spend, and spend some more. Carols blare out from the loudspeakers of every shop you walk into, and the darkening days promise that Christmas is just around the corner.
For parents, this means one thing: it’s time to start our holiday shopping. The lists are being compiled, little tongues sticking out as they glare ferociously at the paper beneath their hands, great, sprawling letters covering the page. The delights that Santa will bring are firmly set in their minds, and seeing as we all know that the jolly fellow himself would hate to disappoint, here are five great gift ideas to inspire you…
Heelys have proven to be all the rage in America, and now their appeal has spread over here. Combining the practicality and comfort of trainers with the entertainment and excitement of rollerblades, there’s a variety of UK stockists who sell them. Perfect for boys and girls alike, they come in a range of colours to suit every personality. They’re the ideal gift for those parents that would like to cover fun and fitness in one.
Dinosaur Excavation Kit
Dinosaurs aren’t just for boys. If you want an exciting and educational gift that will keep your kids occupied for hours, then this budget option is perfect for you. Open the box to reveal an excavation block, and watch as your little ones carefully chisel and brush away to uncover the hidden dinosaur bones buried beneath. Give them a hand to join them together and help them to work out what they’ve found. With eight options to collect, these handy kits make the ideal stocking filler.
If you’d like to provide laughs that will last for hours, then here’s another gift to consider: Pie Face. This fast paced game is filled with fun and suspense, and it’s a great way to get the whole family involved in the Christmas entertainment. Load the hand with whipped cream or a wet sponge, position your face, and keep your fingers crossed that you’re not the one who ends up being ‘pie-faced’.
Little Live Pets Cleverkeet
Little ones love to have a furry or feathered friend to look after, and Cleverkeet provides the fun of owning a pet without the mess or responsibility. Intricately designed to resemble a real bird in his appearance and mannerisms, Cleverkeet talks, sings, dances, swings, and interacts with his new adopter.
Bean Boozled is a great game for the whole family to play, and will provide endless hours of fun and laughter. Spin the wheel and see what you get. Will your taste buds tingle with delight, or will you need to keep a sick bucket to hand?
Have a fantastic Christmas with these five great gift ideas.