Christmas toys 2013 gift guide for kid’s
What are the best Gifts for Girls and Boys this christmas?
Christmas is just around the corner, so umeandthekids wanted to play Santa and help you by bringing you loads of ideas to make your child’s Christmas day magical.
We also want to help you avoid that last-minute mad dash around the shops. We have brought the best-tried and tested toys and gifts here just for you. From Pokémon to Tatty Teddy see your kids’ faces light up on the big day itself as they open one of these amazing gifts.
The products featured in this guide, have been tested & played with by a group of Cheeky little Elves and everything has been given a massive thumbs up by the Kid’s ( Elves), Also approved by parents on quality and value for money.
Christmas toys 2013 gift guide for kid’s begins
Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Pack
The Unstoppable-and-Swappable Skylanders are here!
Bring a whole new group of incredible Skylanders to life on the Portal of Power with Skylanders Swap Force, these new characters can be mixed and matched to create incredibly powerful Skylanders to fight the evil forces of Kaos.
I predict Santa will be delivering plenty of these on Xmas Eve.
RRP from £49.99 available from Game and other good retailers
Available on Xbox, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS,
Playstation 3 game: Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking With Dinosaurs, based on the popular TV series and live show, takes you on a journey around the world, searching for 150 million year old dinosaur fossils.
Walking with Dinosaurs is available from Amazon priced at £20.99
Playstation 3 game
Wonderbook: Book of Potions
The Wonderbook games are aimed at children, and have fun, interactive elements designed to entertain, educate and inspire. Book of Potions is based in JK Rowling’s world of Harry Potter, and the game is about inventing your own magical concoctions
Book of Potions is available from Game priced at £19.99
Pokemon XY Kalos Starter Decks
Froakie + Fennekin + Chespin
Here is the perfect gift for your Pokémon mad kids. The new Pokémon X & Y starter and deluxe decks are here just in time for the festive season.
The Pokémon TCG XY Kalos starter set gives you the choice of three 60-card decks, each one featuring a brand new Pokémon: Chespin, Fennekin or Froakie. You will discover other new Pokémon the Kalos region in the three starter set decks. The deluxe version of the set also includes one Pokémon TCG: Black & White series booster pack.
Build your own Adventure
Save the day with the Lego City Coast Guard 4×4 and Diving Boat. Launch the boat, put on the diving gear and splash into the water. Use the megaphone to direct the diver as he makes the rescue, Includes 2 mini figures: a diver and a rescue diver, all for £9.99
There is a shark coming close to shore and the surfer has not seen it. Speed to the rescue on the coast Guard watercraft and throw him a life-preserver. Get the surfer aboard before the shark gets too close! Includes 2 mini figures with accessories: Coast Guard rescuer and a surfer. Great stocking filler for only £4.99
TATTY PUPPY BARKS
WITH EXCITEMENT FOR SANTA!
NEW Join in and Play Tatty Puppy is an innovative toy from the Tatty Teddy & My Blue Nose Friends range. Simply pat or stroke Tatty Puppy and listen to him bark, yap, pant or whimper. The soft, pink character also sits, stretches, wags his tail and lifts his ears, just like a real puppy! Children will love dressing Tatty Puppy in cute outfits
Join in and Play Tatty Puppy is a standalone toy, but also features amazing app technology! The cute character responds to the free Blue Nose Friends – Tatty Puppy app with a range of adorable puppy sounds and movements.
RRP £39.99 (Tesco Direct, Hamleys, Independent Toymaster Stores, Littlewoods, Very and Amazon) Age 3+
Bursting with a massive selection of huge, instantly recognisable, everyday UK brands, it’s a thrilling, colourful card and cash-collecting board game, where everyone joins in the financial fun, racing to become the first LOGO Billionaire
A great game for some family fun after you Xmas dinner!
LOGO Billionaire (rrp £24.99, age 8 to adult)
Visit www.logobillionaire.com for more information
MineCraft Annual &
The Minecraft Minecraft Beginner’s Handbook
The Minecraft Beginner’s Handbook – everything you need to know to make it through your first few days alive … The stylish hardback book will teach you how to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. It has crammed full of tips on how to make a shelter, find and gather essential resources and craft armour and weapons. The beautifully presented book also includes exclusive tips from Minecraft creator and gaming demi-god Notch (Markus Persson), lead game developer Jeb (Jens Bergensten) and first-hand accounts from well-known Minecraft gamers and experts that will give you the knowledge you need to excel at the award-winning game
The Minecraft Annual 2014 celebrates the limitless possibilities of the exciting world of Minecraft. Packed full of step-by-step instructions for exciting builds and projects, tips from the experts, including lead game developer Jeb, cool things to make, games to test your brain power and codes to unravel – it’s everything Minecraft fans have been waiting for, and more. This might be just the thing to drag them away from their screens this year!
The Minecraft Beginners Handbook and The Minecraft Annual are available in all good book retailers. Alternatively, order online at Egmont
Boo – The Worlds Cutest Dog by Gund
Boo is a five-year-old Pomeranian and an internet phenomenon with millions of Facebook fans and YouTube views. Now Gund have faithfully recreated him in soft toy form so everyone can have one!
See the kid’s go wild when they find Boo in their Stockings.
This super soft toy version is approx 22cm high and is priced at £19.99, available from Born Gifted suitable from 1 year +
WoW Toys Bathtime Friends
Introducing the WOW Toys Bath time Friends 3-in-1 pack! This fab pack will ensure your little ones have hours of fun! This pack includes:
Danny’s Diving Adventure: Get ready to dive in & make a splash! This five-piece set is great for both bath time fun & regular floor play. Flip open the top of the boat to reveal a fantastic working diving board & secret cabin.
Super Sub Sophie: Wind-up & watch Super Sub Sophie go! She quickly gets to any scene using a propeller in the water & hidden wheels on dry land making her a great fun 2-in-1 toy.
Fireboat Felix: Felix is great for bath time fun. Fill him up & then squeeze the turtle button to squirt water from his four powerful water jets.
Suitable for ages 1.5 to 5 years, Bath time Friends can be bought from all good independent toy stores, and online from Tesco Direct, Argos and Amazon ssp £29.99
Catch ‘n’ Return Pokemon Poke Ball
The Catch ‘n’ Return Poke Ball Competition infuses skill and action play. It takes aiming skill to properly hit the stand to knock the character into the Pokeball and activate the reverse button for the Poke Ball to return to the user!
A perfect gift for any Pokémon fan this Christmas, available from Toys R Us and online at Tomy
Dancing Pooh (10 months +) by Tomy
Watch your little one dance along with Winnie the Pooh and do the “Winnie Wiggle”!
Squeeze Pooh’s hand to see him dance along to “Up Down, and Touch the Ground”
Squeeze his hand to activate musical statue mode.
Available from all good Toy retailers
Christmas Robin Pjs- From Frugi
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a pair of themed Pj’s!
These cosy pyjamas are made from soft organic cotton and have an elasticated waistband and rib cuffs so your little one can drift off for a comfy nights sleep.
Comes in sizes 1- 8 Years. All the clothes are designed in Cornwall and are made from organic, fairly traded cotton.
Order now for Christmas from Frugi
Girls UGG Boots from Daniel Footwear
The UGG® Australia classic Bailey style has been adapted into this cute design for girls. The UGG® Cerise Bailey Bow in features an adorable ribbon detail on the back of the design that children are guaranteed to love! With the traditional UGG® Australia sheepskin lining and added foam this comfortable boot is the perfect choice for your little one this winter.
Available in Sizes 4 to Uk 3 and cost £120.00 with free postage
To see all their range of shoes and boots, from UGG to Vivienne Westwood go to Daniel Footwear
Make little feet look rather chic this Christmas!
Christmas toys 2013 continues so excited!
Thorntons: The Snowman & The Snow Dog Christmas Hamper
This gorgeous hamper is filled with exclusive The Snowman™ and The Snowdog goodies, all carefully crafted from our melty milk chocolate and creamy white chocolate.
This themed hamper comes beautifully packaged and filled to the brim with tasty Thornton’s chocolate available from Thornton shops and Thornton’s online at £34.99
Gioteck RC1 Gaming Chair
The Gioteck RC1 Gaming Chair is a stylish seat that connects to all consoles and has 2.0 speakers, volume control and moulds to the shape of the user.
Bring the screams of an F1 engine, the roar of the stadium crowd or the noise of the batter slower to you with the RC1’s stereo sound.
Plus with its durable textured finish and beanbag padding the Gioteck RC-1 2.0 Surround Sound Gamebag allows for longer gaming sessions in pure comfort.
The Gioteck RC-1 2.0 Surround Sound Gamebag is also perfect for watching movies or listening to music
A must have for your gaming mad Kid’s this Christmas.
Available at Argos £49.99
Razer Kraken Pro – Green Gaming Audio
The Razer Kraken Pro gaming headset (ssp: £69.99) has been field-tested by countless professional gamers and athletes to determine the optimal weight for extended gaming sessions as well as for unparalleled comfort on the go.
The left ear cup houses a fully retractable microphone boom that pulls out only when you need it, perfect for taking your headset on the go. The flexible design allows the unidirectional mic to be adjusted to individual needs so it’s always in the best spot whether you are giving strategic commands or making a quick call to your friend.
The Razer Kraken Pro’s large 40mm neodymium magnet drivers are tuned for clear high and mid-ranges as well as deep bass for powerful lows. A closed ear cup design with plush circumaural padding creates superior sound isolation so you can focus on your game or conversation Uninterrupted by outside noise.
Stunning design, Make a Gamers Christmas extra special this year. Visit Razer to see the full range of gaming accessories
Leapfrog Read With Me Scout & Violet
Aimed at two – five year olds, Read with Me Scout and Read with Me Violet are the latest lovable additions to the popular LeapFrog Scout & Violet family. This Christmas gift not only guarantees little learners a new cuddly best friend, it is also gives them the perfect reading companion to help build early comprehension, listening and vocabulary skills. It does this by making story time interactive. Scout and Violet are the perfect pals to sing with, play with, read with and go on imaginative adventures with – there is even a night-time mode which soothes your little one to sleep with lullabies.
Available from all good Toy Retailers and from The LeapFrog store
Monster High 13 Wishes Party Draculaura Doll
It’s time for a Monster High dance party – Moroccan style! The ghouls of Monster High have been inspired to haunt the kasbah and are dolled up in to-die-for Moroccan-inspired fashions! Draculaura doll’s over-the-top outfit is spooktacular accessorised with themed jewellery and gold detailing in her hair.
Whatever you chose for your children this year, I hope you all have a very merry christmas and Santa brings you all the gifts you deserve.