The 30 Best Christmas Gifts For Kids 2021 That They Will Genuinely Love

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

The Best Christmas Gifts For Kids 2021

by Charlotte Pavitt |

If you’ve got reams of presents for the kids in your life to tick off your gift list this festive season, worry not.

The under-12s, 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. So, the simple solutions is a few surprises to keep them guessing until December 25th - and that's where we come in.

Zara home kids rattan pram
Zara Home Rattan Pram, £89.99 ©Zara Home

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 guide to gifts for children has you covered. Scroll on to find a range of fun, creative ideas that'll have their faces lighting up on Christmas Day - and no lazy pink/blue categorisations in sight.

Happy shopping!

SHOP: The 30 Best Kids Gifts For Christmas 2021


SHOP: The Best Christmas Gifts For Kids 2021

Jellycat, Amuseable Brie, £18
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Amuseable, festive and super soft? Even I want this Jellycat Brie plushy.

Mini Rodini, Faux Fur Aviator Jacket, £130
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Mini Rodini is hands down one of the most stylish kids brands out there, this aviator jacket will earn you (and your little one) serious cool points in the playground.

Little People Big Dreams, Earth Heroes book set, £20.50
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Little People Big Dreams are forever an Xmas fave. Introduce your youngster to three inspirational Earth Heros whose love for the planet makes a huge difference - Jane Goodall, Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough.

Not Another Bill, Personalised Kids Suitcase, £16
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Store anything from their packed lunch, favourite teddies or everything they need for a sleepover with the grandparents. Available in three different colours and sizes, and personalisable, there is one for kids of all ages.

Bobo Choses, Striped Wool Mittens Navy blue- Product image nu00b01  Bobo Choses Striped Wool Mittens Navy blue, £30
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Bobo Choses is not just for the fashion-conscious child, but the eco-conscious ones too. These striped mittens are both practical and cute.

Stella McCartney, Smiley Sunflower Recycled Teddy Jacket, £123 at Selfridges
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Inject some joy into your winter walks with this smiley zip-up.

Bramley, Little B Circus Tent, £45
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Bring the fun of the circus to your home with the Little B Circus Tent, which opens to reveal a selection of their award-winning Little B products. Chloë, the founder of Bramley's daughter, uses her Circus Tent to house her Sylvanian families!

Anthropologie, Manhattan Toy Toadstool Bowling Set, £44
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These colourful toadstools double as bowling pins in this play set dreamt up by Manhattan Toy, get ready to knock each one down in playful, patterned fashion.

SNOOBear, White Noise Lovey, £59.95
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This super-huggable teddy has a white noise sound machine in its tummy that plays shushing rhythms that give babies better sleep, sweeter dreams, and help settle fears. SNOObear plays its white noise for 30 or 60 minutes.

Banwood x Anthropologie, First Go Plaid Bike, £193
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Balance bikes are the best practice to introduce your little one to cycling, helping to promote early coordination and balance. This vintage-style bike designed by Anthropologie features grips and saddle made out of high-end vegan leather, plus a cute wicker basket in front, perfect to bring along their favorite toys to the park.

Little Aurelia, Woodland Friends Gift Set, £150
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Featuring the full range of Little Aurelia skincare products AND the limited edition Sleep Time Tales book, this enchanting suitcase set is adorned with delightful illustrations of Little Aurelia's Woodland Friends for little ones to enjoy.

Joules, Gruffalo Clawtastic Monster Claw Slippers, £19.95
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Part of the Joules official collection with The Gruffalo, your little ones will able to stomp around like their favourite storybook character.

Amiki Children, Nightdress, £80
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I wish this came in adult size - the Amiki Julia nightdress is a truly adorable choice for Christmas season.

Matilda Goad, 3 Piece Kids Cutlery Set, £24
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Happy-at-home fave Matilda Goad believes in a bright, cheerful table no matter who is dining. Use for a kid-friendly table or teatime scones.

The Animals Observatory, Soft Blue Logo Hen Socks, £16.84
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Because everyone needs socks on Christmas Day, even the little ones.

Olli Ella, Dozy Dinkum Mini Doll, £34.90
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Your baby's first baby and lifelong friend with the perfect amount of squish for cuddles and play. Like all the Olli Ella Dinkums, Mini is posable, made from the softest cotton outer, and is the perfect first toy and keepsake.

Loungefly, Disney Fox And Hound Bag, £65
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Got a Disney-obsessed kid but hate all the super colourful, headache-inducing merch? This Fox And The Hound tote is the perfect compromise.

Fujifilm, Instax Mini LiPlay Hybrid Instant Camera, £149 at John Lewis
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A great gift for older kids (and grown-ups too!), the FujiFilm Instax Mini LiPlay combines an instant camera with the fun of smartphone imaging apps.

Dr. Barbara Sturm, Baby & Kids Body Set, £90
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The Dr Barbara Sturm body set has been formulated specifically for sensitive young skin using non-irritating and fragrance-free ingredients. A great gift for new mums.

Magic Mixies, Magical Misting Cauldron with Interactive 8 inch Pink Plush Toy, £69.99
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A strong contender for Gift Of The Year 2021 - this wonderful toy comes with a cauldron and magic ingredients to create their own adorable fluffy Mixie. Hurry, this ones going to sell out.

Cam Cam Copenhagen, Stacking boxes, £30
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These beautiful set of stacking boxes by Cam Cam Copehagen lovingly combine playing and learning.

Liberty, Christmas Pre-Filled Baby Stocking, £85
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Make this season's celebration a special one with Liberty's pre-filled baby stocking, stuffed with a hand-picked selection of adorable gifts for new arrivals.

Anthropologie, Toy Frenchie Stuffed Animal and Bed, £30
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What's waiting to be discovered inside this decorative box? Or should we say who? It's a cuddly dog plush by Manhattan Toy complete with fluffy tail, stylish accessory, and cosy bed.

Liewood, Withney Silicone Hairdressing Set Pale blue, £32
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Liewood's silicone toys are always a huge hit - robust, flexible, and easy to clean. This lovely hairdressing kit is the perfect prop for your child's make-believe stories.

Little Dutch, Silicone Rainbow Teether, £12
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Keep the outlook sunny while they teeth with this cheerful and chompable teether.

Zara Home, Rattan Toy Pram, £89.99
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The ideal accessory for pushing dolls around.

Hot Wheels, Massive Loop Mayhem Track Set and Car, £55
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The Hot Wheels Massive Loop Mayhem Track Set is a thrilling playset that gives kids the opportunity to test their Hot Wheels vehicles against each other.

Oliver Bonas, Under Water LED Disco Light, £10
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The perfect stocking filler to entertain your kids in the bath - this underwater light projects psychedelic multi-coloured light patterns for an in-bath boogie.

The Den Kit Company, The Forest School Den Kit set, £60
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This handy kit contains everything your little ones will need to build a den outside. Great for a budding Bear Grylls.

Letsgocoo, Kids Microphone for Kids, £14.44
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Got a drama queen on your hands? Mini performers can show off their talents with this fun karaoke microphone.


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