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Christmastime for children aged 6-10 can be hugely exciting. It’s a time when some are still enjoying the Christmas magic and love the stories and the make belief, and then there are some children who no longer believe and are very matter of fact about it. With this in mind, I’ve curated a range of Christmas gift ideas for these aged children.
Christmas gift ideas for 6-10 year olds
Some children in this age group are getting more and more interested in music whether they’re developing an interest in playing it or listening to their own choice of music. The Kitsound Boogie Buddy Speaker (ad/aff) is a brilliant gift idea as it’s a portable bluetooth wireless speaker with up to 3 hours play time once fully charged (it takes just 2 hours to recharge fully). There are 4 speaker characters to choose from including a whale, a dinosaur, a unicorn and a pig. The ideal gift for parties and picnics, or relaxing in their bedroom or garden. RRP from £11.99 from Amazon.
My 6 year olds thirst for knowledge astounds me so the Usborne Atlas and Jigsaw The World is sure to feed his imagination. The detailed jigsaw atlas is made up of 300 pieces and is accompanied by a 24 page full colour booklet. The jigsaw is sure to keep hands busy as well as their minds as they spot animals, world landmarks and attractions. RRP £9.99 from Brightminds.
Trains are played with a lot in our house and this HAPE Remote Control Engine (ad/aff) is a fantastic gift to bring existing wooden train sets to 2019. Used in partnership with the free to download app, the train can be remotely controlled to move forwards, backwards and bring the train to a complete stop. RRP £22.99 available from Amazon.
Toy Story 4 was released earlier this year to the enjoyment of many Disney loving children. Adding a Buzz Lightyear Figurine to their Christmas stocking this year is sure to bring lots of excited squeals. The Disney Showcase from Gift Giving All Wrapped Up is a collection of iconic figurines that are all created by Enesco. They would look brilliant in any Disney crazy home! Buzz Lightyear Figurine retails from £39.95.
Continuing the Toy Story theme, no Christmas should be without a jigsaw puzzle and this XXL Toy Story 4 Ravensburger Puzzle from Funky Pigeon is a brilliant gift idea. Made from 100 quality pieces, the Toy Story puzzle features all the characters from the popular film. The finished puzzle measures 49 x 36 cm when complete. RRP £8.99.
We love a good board game at Christmas so the Monster Splat (ad/aff) game from Ravensburger is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Splat the city monsters with their sticky slimy hands, the game is suitable for children aged 5+ this 2-4 player game is sure to entertain all monster loving children. Available from Argos, Smyths Toys and Amazon RRP £10.99.
Let them explore their imaginations
From the age of 5 or 6, children are typically able to read and write which allows them to play another level of imaginative games. The Wannabees role play imaginative play packs contain stickers, forms, and certificates that you would need to emulate the real thing. Choose from ‘I Want To Be A Cafe Owner’, ‘I Want To Be A Teacher’ and ‘I Want To Be A Doctor’ imaginative role play packs. I think these are absolutely fantastic as I know my 6 year old would be filling in the forms, making menus and getting swept up in the whole role play game. RRP £14.99 available from Wannabees.
Books to keep them busy
Having recently had a space topic in school, my 6 year old is now obsessed with all things space. He also loves Where’s Wally? so the Where’s Wally In Outer Space is sure to be a huge hit on Christmas morning. Featuring crazy conundrums and amazing activities, there’s lots to immerse themselves in. But can they find Wally? The book also contains 100 crazy cosmic stickers for interactive play. RRP £5.99.
Keeping their minds busy is always a good idea so this Colour by Numbers Times Tables book is a brilliant gift idea for over Christmas. The book keeps their mind active and lets them learn and reinforce what they already know. The book features a mixture of simple mathematical activities and funky colour-by-numbers puzzles that kids will just love. RRP £5.99 from BrightMinds.
Playmobil is always a good idea at Christmas and these blind bags are great for bulking out their stockings. Mix and match the pieces from different figures to create an entirely new character, or combine with an existing PLAYMOBIL playset – the play possibilities are endless! Each blind bag (ad/aff) retails at £1.99 each and can be added to existing play sets for endless hours of play.
As my 6 year old can read well, we are keen to encourage this and combine his love of reading with learning all about positive role models. These Inspiring Icons books are brilliant for introducing him to the world of reality where scientists discover incredible world shaping finds and footballers make football the sport it is today. The books are really informative and encourage readers to find out more about those amongst us who can inspire and motivate us to do better. Super Scientists RRP £7.19 from Amazon (ad/aff) and Fantastic Footballers RRP £6.70 from Amazon (ad/aff).
Encouraging their love of reading can only be a good thing and with Disney favourites they are sure to read more and be more engaged with stories that they love. The Ultimate Disney Pixar Toy Story collection book is beautiful. It’s personalised with foiling on the front cover and inside it’s personalised to the reader within the story. The personalised book contains nine tales from the world of Disney Pixar’s Toy Story, including adaptations of the iconic trio of films which have all attained cult status. There is also a special unique tale featuring the name of the recipient, as they share their very own Toy Story moment with Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang. RRP £29.99 from The Gift Experience.
Encourage their inquisitive side
One of the best things about children in this age range is how they have a thirst for knowledge and are always questioning it. Allowing them to explore the sciences in a safe and supervised manner can only be a good thing and science kits are a fantastic gift idea this Christmas.
The Kids First Chemistry Set (aimed at ages 8+ however parental discretion should be used) is an introductory look at simple chemistry. Featuring 25 experiments, the full colour 48 page manual guides the chemist and their adult supervisor through experiments with acids and bases, chromatography, crystallisation and separation. RRP £34.99 available from BrightMinds.
The Litmus Paper Science Kit is a great way to show intrigued children how science helps develop our everyday world. The kit contains 4 test tubes, 2 beakers, 1 test tube rack, 1 dropper, 1 measuring spoon, 1 funnel and purple sweet potato filter paper and should be used in conjunction with everyday household products. This is a great way to introduce children to the science subjects they will learn about during their school years. RRP £10.99 available from Gifts For Little Hands.
If you know children who love to spend time in the garden and are budding gardeners, this Husqvarna Leaf Blower toy would be loads of fun. Not only does it have realistic sounds and lights, but it blows out real air too! Let them get out in the garden, take in some fresh air and blow the leaves. RRP £25 from Arb and Grounds.
All in the Christmas delivery
Don’t forget to grab a Santa’s delivery sack and stocking this Christmas. These personalised sacks and stockings from Harrow and Green are brilliant. They’re really well made so they’ll stand the test of time over the years and they’re the ideal option for keeping presents together on the big day. Personalised Rudolph Christmas Sack RRP £22 and Corduroy Christmas Stockings RRP £25.
I do hope you’ve got some ideas for some fantastic gifts for the inquisitive child in your life this Christmas. Keep their minds active this Christmas whilst they thrive on knowledge, it’s such an exciting time.