Well, we are whizzing our way through November and I haven’t even really started to think what we’re going to get our own Mini Mumblers. I really like the ‘something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read’ saying, but whether I’ll be able to stick it, we’ll have to see!
Gift recommendations sometimes come up on the Mumbler Chat Group and I know family members always like some suggestions for things to get, so here is a list of ideas by age groups that will hopefully inspire you on your Christmas shopping expedition (or from the sofa!).
Remember you can get some lovely handmade items and support local parents by looking in our own ‘Support Local – Shops’ area HERE.
(All prices shown were correct and the cheapest we could find online at the time of writing this post.)
Another absolute favourite from Mumblers. Yes, there are other toy kitchens available but you get a lot of kitchen for your money with this one from Ikea, so if you have the space in your own kitchen it makes a perfect toy for your toddler to play along with whilst you cook (or drink a nice cup of tea!).
Orchard Games are brillant fun for all the family and great for children to learn from… there is a brillant range of games, so this suggestion could easily apply to older children too. Pigs in Pants is a particular favourite in our house
I have to admit I’d not heard of this before I read about it on the Mumbler Facebook Group but it certainly looks fun! Suitable for 1-3 year olds it’s a four wheeled ride on toy that can go in any direction.
3 – 6 year olds
1. Thomas & Friends Minis Steelworks Stunt Sets Recommended by Mumblers
Granted once you get a Playmobil set you will forever be scrabbling around on the floor picking up tiny shoes, saucepans and the like, but your children can make some brillant scenes and they really get to use their imaginations.
4. Adjustable Roller Boots Recommended by Mumblers
Again, another popular item on Mumblers lists and this Karaoke machine looks brillant. With bluetooth audio streaming, built-in speakers, lights that change with the music and two microphone jacks what more could you ask for?
If you children love crafts but have enough pens & crayons to open their own branch of WH Smiths, then this neon board is something a bit different. It uses LED lights to create a glowing effect and has a stand so you can display your artwork.
If you know someone who loves LEGO but you want something a bit different, then this is perfect. Step by step instructions to make your own LEGO movie on your phone or tablet.
Experiences & Days Out ideas
Is your house taken over by toys? Why not treat your child (and really the whole family) to a experience or a trip out rather than buying more ‘stuff’. What a great way to make some special family memories. Below are some brilliant suggestions from Mumblers…
English Heritage or National Trust membership
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure
Pensthorpe Natural Park
Go Ape at High Lodge, Thetford
Tickets for a show or the panto
Merlin annual pass
Stocking filler ideas
And finally, to end this Christmas Shopping round-up with the first thing your child might open on Christmas morning – their Christmas stocking. Here are some suggestions, although I am sure most people have their own traditions of things they like to include.
New character design toothbrush
Pens & crayons
Hot wheels car
Small card game
Character mug & hot chocolate
Glow in the dark stickers
Small lego set or mini-figure
Great shop recommendations for stocking fillers include: Hobbycraft, Wilco & Poundland!
Have you got more ideas to add to our lists? Why not let us know in the comments so you can help other Mumblers with their Christmas shopping.