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Junior’s Family Christmas Gift Guide 2021

This Christmas we're keeping it simple by sticking to a fail-safe formula of gifts that are meaningful, useful, educational and fun! Here's our guide to something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read...

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The Junior 4-Gift Christmas Gift Guide

Of course, we all love the idea of ribbon wrapped Christmas presents stacked to the rafters but year after year, there are always just a few stand-out gifts that really make an impact and younger kids without fail, will spend more time playing with the boxes than the contents! Between gifts from friends and relatives, the present unwrapping marathon can be completely overwhelming for children and it’s little wonder they don’t sit in the moment and perhaps show quite the level of appreciation required to warm those Christmas cockles.

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With the environment and unnecessary waste on our minds and a desire to buy presents that are really thoughtful and meaningful, we’ve decided to adopt the four gift rule, choosing each family member something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. We know not everyone in the family needs four gifts under the tree but we thought we’d give you options!

Here’s to a pared back, extra appreciated and very merry Christmas!

GIFTS FOR BABIES

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Little B Circus Bed and Bathtime Kit £45, Bramley , Blue Pixie Hood, £35, Rachel Riley
baby 1st
Let it Snow Pyjamas, £32.50, MORI  Nosy Crow Christmas Street Fold out book, £11.99, John Lewis
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Steiff Paddy Teddy Bear, £55, Selfridges, Marie-Chantal Aristidis Hairbrush with Crest In A Box, £25, Scandiborn
babytrad
Baby Pyjamas, £75, Caramel My Feelings Alphabet Framed Print, 58 cm x 65 cm, £295, Dragons of Walton Street

GIFTS FOR TODDLERS

toddler
Oohnoo baby Walker, €119.90, Ooh Noo Traditional T-bar shoes (hard sole), £32, Bohemia’s Closet
toddler wear
The Bonnie Mob Star Zip Up Cardigan, £38, Childrensalon Mr Boddington’s Studio: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas,  £12.99, Amazon

GIFTS FOR ACTIVE KIDS

sporty want
Trybike Steel 2 in 1 Balance Bike / Trike, £139.95, Scandiborn Veja V-12 Leather Velcro Sneakers, £69, Smallable
sport
Oversize Fleece Sweatshirt, £74, Stella McCartney Little People Big Dreams, Michael Jordan £9.99, Waterstones

GIFTS FOR CREATIVE KIDS

creative
LoLA Awesome Animals art box , £27 Lots of Lovely Art, Paintbrush set, £5, Hedgehog Toys
creative 2
Apron, £26, Ferm Living, Draw With Rob Monster Madness Edition, £5.99, Waterstones

GIFTS FOR TECH-FAN KIDS

tech need
Wonder Workshop Dash Voice responsive, dancing Robot £169.99, Wonder Workshop  Hape Hand Powered Torch, £18, Kidly
tech nasa
NASA Flight Commander Jacket, £100, Fabric Flavours, Everything Under the Sun – A Curious Question for Every Day by Molly Oldfield £14.39, Amazon

GIFTS FOR STYLISH KIDS

fashion
Jungle Boogies Leopard Bomber Jacket, £75, Raising Ravers, Rockit Boot Pewter Moon, from £54, Zig + Star
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Hair slides set, £5, Stych, My Paper Doll Colouring and Activity Book, $26, Of Unusual Kind

GIFTS FOR IMAGINATIVE KIDS

imaginitive
Tender Leaf General Store including accessories and food, £280, Cottage Toys Jeune Premier Unicorn School Bag, £109 alexandalexa
imaginative2
Christmas Tree Cape Costume, £79, Meri Meri  Harklights by Tim Tilley, £6.99, Waterstones

GIFTS FOR TWEENS

tween boy
Cruiser Micro Scooter, £134.95, Micro Scooters,  Tween/Teen Skincare for Boys Set, £42, Spots & Stripes
tween b
Just Start It Sweatshirt, £22.99, Mango Teen, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, £39.95, Folio Books
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Enamel Butterfly Necklace, £18, Fable London, Amelie Flamingo Stripe Silk Pyjamas, £99, Sleepy Wilson
girl tween
Quilted Cotton Sateen Dress, £174, The Middle Daughter, Ice Cream Party by Shika Kaiwar £11.99, Amazon

GIFTS FOR MUMS

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Velvet Hotwater bottle £38, Boden, Fenty Skin Hydra’Reset Instant Recovery Glycerin Hand Mask, £18, Boots
Mum wear read
Scallop trim Pyjamas, £95, Sian Esther Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings, £150, Taschen

GIFTS FOR DADS

dad want wear
Hotel Chocolat, The Wreath Box, £40, John Lewis Sheepskin Slippers, £40, Dune London
dad read
TIMEX + Peanuts Marlin 40mm Stainless Steel and Leather Watch
£230, Mr Porter How to Survive Family Holidays by Jack Whitehall, £16.99, Waterstones

GIFTS FOR NEW MUMS & MUMS-TO-BE

mumtobe
Multi-Masking Gift Set, £20, Feel Unique  Sheepskin Mules – Medina Pink £48.00, The Small Home
newmum
Elena Boho Maternity/Breastfeeding dress, £119, BumpandMilk, Your Baby, Your Birth: Hypnobirthing Skills for Every Birth by Hollie De Cruz, £12.99, MORI

GIFTS FOR GRANDPARENTS

grandparents
Artesa Stainless Steel Fondue Set, £88, Selfridges Soapsmith x Crosstown, Dirty Sugar Handmade Soap, £12, Soapsmith
grandparents2
Heritage Anti-bramble Gardening Gauntlets, £32.95, Annabel James, The Folio Book of Food and Drink, £42.95, The Folio Society

GIFTS FOR THE DOG

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Rainbow Dog Collar, £25, Boden Wags and Whiskers Green Velvet Dog Bed, £42-£52 Next
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Quilted Dog Jacket, £29.99, Zara Doggy News Chew Toy, £3.98, Amazon