This is the final post in my series of gift guides this Christmas. As I have a 7 year old, and have official completed my shopping ( sorry not showing off at all) I thought it would be perfect to write a post with a few of the gifts I have found for the youngest one in our little family.
Maxi Micro Delux Scooter – £119.95
We love our Micro scooters, and use them every day. When I spotted this new delux version of the Maxi Micro I knew this would make a fantastic gift for my daughter. Everyone in our family has either had, or still uses a scooter from the company, so I think you can tell we are huge fans. They are safe, strong, reliable, and are a great form of exercise. We have got the one pictured below for Miss A, and I’ll make sure I do a full review in the new year, but first impressions are that it is fab.
- Ideal for ages 6-12
- Iconic Swiss design and award winning engineering
- Protective anodised stem
- Unique deck with raised silicone Micro grip.
- Has a new weight limit of 70kgs/11st 1lbs meaning the scooter will last longer
- Has a unique deck with raised silicone Micro grip
- Features an anodised stem which not only protects your scooter from corrosion but provides a stylish look
- Has an adjustable handlebar height allowing the scooter to grow with your child
A helmet is essential to buy when you go for a scooter. How about also going for a water bottle and a lock, both of which can be attached to the scooter.
Kurio Smart Watch – £79.99 This is a smart watch suitable for children aged 6 years and upwards. With 256 MB of internal memory that can be expanded by 32GB with a micro SD card. It also has a high quality camera and video recorder. The resolution is actually super clear, and the watch is preloaded with 20 apps, so no need to start adding more on Christmas morning. You also know that those apps are safe and suitable age wise too. Kids can customise both the watch face and the home screen with lots of options including Transformers or the Littlest Pet Shop. They also have easy access to features such as a flashlight, the camera, volume, Bluetooth, and In Case of Emergency information.
Pink watch, there is also a blue watch if you wanted an alternative colourway.
Lucky Voice – £50. Ok, so who loves Karaoke? We are huge fans, and I thought this was a fun way in indulging in that love this Christmas, and beyond. I love the idea of my 7 year old being able to belt out (with the teen) all of those tracks we fell in love with over the summer.
*Plus Lucky Voice is ramping up the festive spirit with some fantastic savings on the kit. From the 25th November to the 29th Karaoke Kits are coming down in price by up to 33%.
Lucky Voice’s at-home kits are a stress-free addition to the Christmas shopping list, being available to buy everywhere from QVC and Amazon to Urban Outfitters, Selfridges, Toys R Us and Maplin. They’re also easy to use (no midnight assembling for tired parents here); simply connect the laptop and speakers to the kit, create an account and get singing.
I just know we are going to have some fun with this as a family!
pBuzz – £19.99 pBuzz is a fun, easy introduction into brass playing. Some may say I’m a glutton for punishment buying a musical instrument for Christmas, but I’m trying to encourage my daughters new found love of learning how to play them. So far she’s had a go at a trumpet, recorder and a ukulele. Don’t worry come Christmas, I will make sure to record her playing to show you all over on Instragram!
So that why this pBuzz appealed to me really. Research has shown that children who are exposed to early exposure to musical instruments develop areas of the brain that relate to social, language and reasoning skills, as well as memory.
Clothing from Minoti – various prices.
I know some parents prefer not to buy clothing for Christmas, but let me show you this brand, that are new to me, that is going to change your mind. I am so impressed with the cool clothing!
I love all of the knitwear, like this fluffy ‘Belle’ Jumper at £18. It has lots of cool separates, as well as coats and gilet’s. British designed clothing that is imaginative, fun and unique. The age range is from 6 months to 13 years.
Bookabees – From £4.99 a month
Now like the musical instrument playing, reading is something I’m having to nurture with my youngest. Unlike Nia, she doesn’t seem to be that into reading. So we’ve been trying to do various things this year to spark that love. So when I spotted Bookabees I knew this would be perfect. Each month she will get a package addressed to her, with a selection of books. It’s suitable for kids aged 0-11yr and it’s the only kids book club where the kids and parents are actually involved in the curation of the book lists and decide which books get delivered each month. You can keep each book for up to two months, return them for free, or keep them at a great discount.
Stocking Fillers :
Not Before Tea Wash Bag – £14.99 One thing we realised we needed now Miss A is getting older, is she needed a wash bag for all her bits and bobs. I think all of sudden they need more again when you go away. This is just perfect, a very spacious cute wash bag, made from oilcloth fabric, featuring all the Not Before Tea animal characters.
Wraps Headphones – £14.99 I spotted these headphones, and thought they would suit both the teen or the 7 year old if I’m honest. They look very cool I think, and a great idea if you are going on a long journey, or if like my teen you are always forgetting where your headphones are whan you are out and about. Also (and this is a bug bare of mine) no more tangles! I’ve gone for pink cord, but they also come as wooden beads or leather.
So thats the last in the series of my gift guides, I hope you’ve found them useful.
Here is the Ultimate Male Gift Guide.
Finally my Sophisticated Teen Gift Guide.