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At this time of year, it’s so easy to hibernate indoors. For many children, this can lead to boredom and mischief. Keeping kids active is a great way to avoid the restlessness. Here are some lovely gift ideas that will keep active children entertained during the festive period.
Family days out choice voucher
It’s always lovely to buy someone an experience that will allow them to make memories as a family. With the choice voucher, the recipient family can pick the day out that would suit them best. With venues available around the country, the voucher is ideal for local days out or things to do when travelling around the UK. Experiences vary from animal park entry to high ropes courses, paint balling, ghost walks and everything in between. To see the range of experiences available and buy a voucher, head to the Buyagift website.
Night Garden Hooded Towel
One of our favourite things to do to get out of the house and active during school holidays is to go for a swim. If you’re taking very little ones swimming, a hooded towel makes changing them so much easier. Sitting wrapped up in the towel is a cosy way to get warm and dry. For little ones that like In the Night Garden, these hooded towels from Home Bargains are ideal.
Dakine 365 Mini 12 Litre Backpack
This mini backpack has plenty of space for everything children might need for a day out or even overnight. Its main compartment has a tablet sleeve and there is plenty of space for smaller items in the zip-up front pocket. Its padded panel at the bottom is durable and added reflective details on the front and back are a great safety feature. The backpack comes in a lovely selection of colours, including this pretty red fabric with flower detailing and a black back panel. Mini backpacks are available on the Dakine website.
Personalised Princess Water bottle
One thing I find really difficult about having active children is making sure they drink enough. They’re both quite happy drinking water, but remembering to do so when they’re busy playing is a real challenge. These gorgeous personalised water bottles are a lovely way to encourage children to drink. They’ll never get lost either, something this well personalised will definitely find its way back to its owner. To order your bottle, you’ll need a photo of the recipient. You can crop it to ensure your photo looks good in the picture on your chosen bottle. Other designs are available as well as princesses. You’ll find them all on the It’s Your Story website.
When my girls were little, they loved nothing more than playing hide and seek. Especially if they had their own little space to hide, like a tent or play tunnel. This Melissa and Doug Giddy Bug tunnel is ideal for active little ones. They can crawl through the rainbow bug and emerge from behind its removable face. It is nearly five foot long, water resistant with a steel frame. Better still, it wipes clean and folds for storage. It is currently on offer on the HelloBaby website.
Harry Potter Wizard Training Wand
Children will love learning to perform 11 spells with the Harry Potter wizard training wand. Choose between Harry’s wand or that belonging to Dumbledore, Hermione or Lord Voldemort. Each wand comes with a spell training guide. Wands recognise movement so they know when you have cast your spell and a noise indicates that the spell has been cast correctly. Wands can interact with each other so children can team up with friends or siblings for a game of wand spells. The training wands are available in various high street retailers and online at Amazon.
Haribo Giant Trees (vegetarian)
My active seven year old has recently become vegetarian. When she goes to parties and events, children are often eating Haribo. She’s always a bit disappointed to miss out on the sweets because most Haribo aren’t vegetarian. However, they have started to make a range of vegetarian jelly sweets. For Christmas, these Haribo Giant Trees are a great idea for children who want to be veggie but don’t want to miss out on the sweets. They are available at many retailers including Amazon.
More gifts for active kids
For active kids, a bike or scooter is always a great option as a Christmas gift. They may be avid bike or scooter users in the market for an upgrade, or little ones due their first wheeled toy. Either way, you’ll find lots of options available on the Very Toys page, along with other exciting children’s gifts.
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