The Best Christmas Gifts For Every Kid That They’ll Genuinely Adore

From stocking fillers through to big label presents, we've done all the research so you don't have to.

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by Hannah Carroll |
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If you’ve got reams of presents for the kids in your life to tick off your gift list this festive season, worry not; here is your in-depth guide to finding the best Christmas gifts for kids. We've spent most of the year testing and trialling the best kids' toys, game-changing gifts and some seriously cool stocking fillers. So, we are full of in-depth festive knowledge that will have you named the 'cool grown-up' by all the little people in your life. And whilst Christmas isn't about presents, let's be honest, everyone wants to be the one to give the best gift.

The under-13s, after all, go in for Christmas in a big way. Remember all those hours you spent painstakingly circling gift ideas in the Argos catalogue? These days, kids probably do the same thing but, you know, using iPads or something. These kids have probably been eyeing up the best Christmas toyssince last year's Boxing Day so this article can get you ahead of the game.

The Best Christmas Gifts For Kids At A Glance:

Editor's Choice: Children's Christmas Stand Play Frame, £129.99 on Zara

Best Outdoorsy Gifts For Kids: The Den Kit Company Forest Den Kit, £65 on John Lewis

Best Popular Kids Gifts: Cookeez Makery Baked Treatz Oven Playset, £39.99 on John Lewis**
Best Edible Gift For Kids:** My First Fortnum's Christmas Hamper, £250 on Fortnum & Mason
Best Stocking Filler Gift For Kids: Kids’ Christmas Bubble Toy, £7.99 on Zara

Whether you’re buying for little ones of your own or an assortment of siblings, nieces, nephews and godchildren from newborns to pre-teens, our extensive guide to best Christmas gifts for kids has you covered. Scroll on to find a range of fun, creative gifts that'll have their faces lighting up on Christmas Day - and we have really done our research; we know these are good gifts.

Happy shopping!

SHOP: The Best Christmas Gifts For Kids 2023

Editor's Choice

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS STAND PLAY FRAMECredit: Zara
Price: £129.99

www.zara.com

Description

Nothing beats a Christmas market. But now, thanks to Zara, you can gift this show-stopping

Best edible gift for kids

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: My First Fortnum's Christmas HamperCredit: Fortnum & Mason

Description

Inside this hamper, you'll find a selection of treasures that promise to create cherished

Best gadget gift for kids

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: HP HPISPW Sprocket Portable Photo PrinterCredit: Amazon
Price: £89.99

Description

Gone are the days when you and all of your friends have to cramp into a photobooth to try and get

Best skincare gift for kids

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: WOODLAND FRIENDS GIFT SUITCASECredit: Aurelia London

Description

Featuring the full range of Little Aurelia skincare products AND the limited edition Sleep Time

Best scooter gift

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Huffy Disney Spiderman Bubble Electric ScooterCredit: Halfords

Description

A 6v electric scooter and integral bubble machine, it's the scooter that kids' dreams are made of.

Best stocking filler gift for kids

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: KIDS’ CHRISTMAS BUBBLE TOYCredit: Zara

Description

Fidget poppers not only make a fantastic stocking filler but are also a great tool for helping

Most popular kids gift

 Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Cookeez Makery Baked Treatz Oven PlaysetCredit: John Lewis

Description

It's the playset that Tiktok has gone crazy for, the Cookeez Makery Baked Treatz Oven Playset will

Best clothing gift for pre-teens

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Pink Hoodie Blanket & Komfies SlippersCredit: Kudd.ly
Price: £89.00 (Was £129)

www.kudd.ly

Description

This matching oversized hoodie blanket and matching slippers are perfect for Boxing Day. It is

Best practical gift for babies and toddlers

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Music & Lights 3-in-1 Discovery Seat & BoosterCredit: Infantino
Price: £74.75
Alternative retailers
Argos£45.00View offer

Description

Giving a practical yet fun gift is great for parents and kids alike. The toddler and baby seat

Best gift for babies

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Bashful Christmas Bunny soft toyCredit: Selfridges

Description

This super sweet Christmas bunny is perfect for a baby's first Christmas. The iconic Jellycat

Best Christmas jumper gift for girls

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Jingles JumperCredit: The White Company

Description

The bestselling White Company Jingles jumper is back! This soft, pure cotton jumper is perfect for

Best Christmas jumper gift for boys

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Ralph Lauren Boys Navy Blue Polo Bear SweatshirtCredit: Children Salon

Description

This jumper is ideal for the colder months with the iconic Ralph Lauren festive Polo Bear design

Best stocking gift for kids

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Shimmer Stocking BunnyCredit: Liberty

Description

Another Jellycat entry is this sweet Bunny in a stocking. The Jellycat bunny is wearing sparkly

Best Kids socks gift

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: BOYS AND GIRLS 2 PAIR TOTES CHUNKY CHRISTMAS NOVELTY SLIPPER SOCKS WITH POM POM DETAILCredit: The Sock Shop

Description

Okay, we know that socks aren't top of children's Christmas lists, but as parents all know, you

Best outdoors kids gift

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: The Den Kit Company Forest Den KitCredit: Oliver Bonas

Description

Are you tired of making dens in the middle of your living room with all the cushions in the house?

Best Disney Christmas gifts

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Danielle Nicole Minnie Mouse Avocado Cross Body BagCredit: Very Neko
Price: £36.99 ( £79.99)

www.veryneko.co.uk

Description

Got a Disney-obsessed kid but want something that is still stylish? This Danielle Nicole Minnie

Best STEM kids gift

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: National Geographic Dinosaur Dig KitCredit: Amazon

Rrp: £12.50

Price: £11.99

Description

A T-rrific A STEM educational kit that takes children on a prehistoric adventure filled with

Best pyjamas kids Christmas gift

Currently 10% Off

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Personalised Christmas Pyjamas & Robe SetCredit: My 1st Years
Price: £54 (Was £60)

www.my1styears.com

Description

Would it really be Christmas without a new set of pyjamas? We love these personalised PJs.

Best scooters for kids

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Razor A+ Lightshow Folding Light Up ScooterCredit: Argos

Description

When it comes to scooters, it doesn't get better than this motion-activated, multi-colour LED

Best educational gift for kids

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Vocabulary Bundle - PinkCredit: Tonies
Price: £114.99 (Was £124.96)

tonies.com

Description

We at Grazia are huge fans of Tonies. Not only does it enable kids to get an educational story on

Best gift for gamer kids

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: So Chill BlackCredit: Amazon

Rrp: £44.99

Price: £41.21

Description

This compact fridge is a gamer's dream, allowing them to access their favourite snacks and

Best gift for kids who love Youtube

 Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Studio Creator Video Maker KitCredit: Amazon

Rrp: £39.99

Price: £36.99
Alternative retailers
JD Williams£35.99View offer

Description

The little person in your life can now star in their very own videos - perfect for an upcoming

Best Christmas book gift for kids

 Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Treasury of Nursery Rhymes: Extended Christmas EditionCredit: Wonderbly

Description

This personalised collection of traditional nursery rhymes has been given a Christmas revamp to

Best headphones for kids

 Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: BuddyPhones PlayEars+  Credit: Amazon

Description

Tired of being a backseat listener? These kid-friendly headphones are a lifeline for parents. All

Best musical gift for kids

 Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Ankuka Karaoke MachineCredit: Amazon
Price: £43.97

Description

Move over Mariah, it is time for some Christmas Karaoke. This kid-friendly karaoke machine with

Best practical gift for preteens

 Best Christmas Gifts For Kids: Pikachu Mini Waffle Maker Credit: Amazon
Price: £29.99

Description

Pikachu mini waffles are the perfect way best way to kick-start the new year. Parents love the

How To Find The Best Christmas Gifts For Kids:

Finding the best Christmas gifts for kids can be a delightful yet challenging task. Here are our tio tips to help you choose the perfect gifts for the little people in your life.

Age-Appropriate
Consider the child's age when selecting a gift. Always check that a gift is safe for the child to use.

Interests and Hobbies
Determine the child's interests and hobbies. Whether it's a specific sport, art, science, or a favourite character, choosing a gift related to their passions increases the chances of them loving it.

Interactive and Engaging Gifts
Select gifts that encourage interaction and engagement. This could include board games, puzzles, or interactive toys that promote social skills and teamwork.

Books
Books make excellent gifts for children of all ages. Choose age-appropriate books that match the child's reading level and interests. We love the personalised books available on Wonderbly.

Outdoor Activities
Consider gifts that encourage outdoor play and physical activity, such as scooters, trikes or games that can be played outside.

Technology-Based Gifts
For older kids, consider technology-based gifts such as the HP mini-printer, interactive games, or gadgets that align with their interests.

Ask Parents or Guardians
If you're unsure about the child's preferences, ask their parents or guardians for guidance. They can provide insights into the child's current likes and dislikes.

Hannah Carroll is a Parenting, Lifestyle and Home Product writer for Grazia, specialising in product testing and reviews. With three children, Hannah loves testing the latest industry products on her own family.

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