A gift guide for toddlers curated by Charlotte Kewley – @littestylist, Jodie Keith – www.Jodetopia.com and Jessica Ward, Viva Manchester
THE BIG TICKET
Classic World Vintage Kitchen
This superb, vintage style kitchen is admittedly only for families who have enough room to accommodate its impressive proportions (91cm x 40 x 90) but is sure to appeal to all budding home makers aged 3+. The possibilities are endless – they can load the washing machine, make coffee and reheat it in the micro, put a bun in the oven and cook with countless quality wooden pots and pans.
Jessica Ward says ‘As a big ticket I think it’s a great gift for parents or grandparents. This one also works really well aesthetically, and unlike most play kitchens which tend to be a bit of an eye sore, this one looks good, too.’
Trybike 4-in-1 Balance Bike
Jodie says ‘Balance Bikes are always going to be popular for Christmas. I love the look of this one – it’s got that beautiful Scandi aesthetic that many people strive for with toys nowadays and is versatile to suit a wide range of ages that it should last years, which will always appeal to parents’.
Suitable from 15 months to 7 years, this bike can be easily adapted to grow with your child from a low to a high trike, and then from a low to a high balance bike.
£174.95 Trybike 4 in 1 – Hippychick
Classic World Flower Cottage
Charlotte’s mid priced favourite is this wooden flower cottage: ‘. It’s completely charming with all the tiny details – the swing, rocking horse, sun roof. I think little ones will love playing with it and it’s an excellent tool for encouraging imaginative play. It’s also a great compact alternative to a full dolls house for smaller spaces.
Suitable from age 3+
When testing a Moover Pram for IndyBest earlier this year, Charlotte said ‘You won’t see a sweeter toy than this. Traditional yet modern, there was much cooing amongst our testers when Moover’s red pram was unwrapped. The unique, timeless look makes it stand out and we can imagine it being a precious piece that’s passed down through families going forward. There’s no assembly needed either, it’s good to go straight from the box’.
SMALLER GIFTS AND STOCKING FILLERS
Jodie says ‘I do really love the Dena Diversity set as it’s a truly imaginative toy but it’s also so important to encourage inclusivity in kids from as young an age as possible. It’s great to see a toy that you can introduce you to your baby from year dot and truly champions diversity. This one ticks all the boxes for me’
Vilac Vegetable Garden Memory Game
Jodie says: For smaller toys and stocking fillers, I think educational toys with a Montessori approach are always going to be popular. Many parents (myself included!) panic about not having enough educational toys, so try to balance out the silly, fun presents with more educational ones. I love this one.
Classic World Pick a Brick Jenga Style Wall Game
Jodie says: ‘I think this could do really well as a fun game for all the family to enjoy together at the table whilst you’re waiting for your Christmas dinner to cook – I love that it’s a fresh and unique take on the classic Jenga and it’s a little more engaging and exciting for children!’
Classic World Tic Tac Clock Game
Jessica’s favourite for an affordable gift is the Classic World Tic Tac Clock game. Anything that can turn play into learning is a winner in my book and something that many parents need to keep in mind when choosing toys and games.
Vilac Tea Set
Charlotte says: ‘The Vilac Wooden Tea Set is the perfect gift for children (or grandchildren) of dedicated tea drinkers. A great little set alone, it’s also a lovely addition to a kitchen set-up. The tea bags are just the sweetest!’
To see Hippychick’s complete toy and gift collection, visit Baby Toys & Gifts | Unique Presents For Babies & Toddlers | Hippychick
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