Last minute children’s gift guide

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Are you a last minute Christmas gift shopper?! I am, which isn’t entirely great when you have children! I used to be the type of person who went shopping on Christmas Eve believe it or not! I am much more organised now but I still have some bits to get so I thought I would share with you some last minute gift ideas for children if you have left it a little late like me!


You can’t go wrong with stationary, it’s practical and useful and now it’s often fun and children love it. We were recently sent some items from Smiggle which is a much loved children’s stationary store. You can’t go wrong with anything from there, and they have a great range suitable for boys and girls.




I think Lego is an amazing gift for children of all ages (and big kids like me!). It’s always going to be a big hit with children and you can’t really go wrong, if you don’t know what the child is into you can just get a generic box of bricks for them to add to their collection. This Lego Hogwarts Castle is a dream gift but there are plenty of sets at more budget friendly prices.


You might not think of getting children toiletries but even young children will love a Lush bath bomb or some of their versatile “Fun” which is like a playdough which can be used as a soap, shampoo and bubble bath too!

Sweets & chocolate

I’m not the biggest fan of overhwhelming little ones with the sweet stuff but it is bound to go down a storm so if you are really stuck try to find some healthier treats that they will still love. The Natural Confectionary Company’s Jelly Snakes are free from artificial colours and flavours. Or if you are going for chocolate, buy a nice quality chocolate like these super cute treats from Hotel Chocolat.



I’m a huge fan of giving books for Christmas and my children get several every year. Many websites allow you to browse books by age if you are at a loss as to what to choose. Or my favourite thing to do is choose one of your childhood favourite books to give to someone so that the memories of that great book live on! I’ve recently bought my middle daughter A Necklace of Raindrops as it was one of my favourites as a little girl and I’m steadily building their Enid Blyton collection too!



I hope this post gives you some ideas if you are last minute gift shopping this week! Feel free to share with your friends or Pin this post for later…

last minute christmas gift guide for children




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