Last week I shared my recommendations for things you might like to ask for for yourself this Christmas and today I’m sharing my gift guide for kids with some of the coolest things to pop under the Christmas tree this year. I always like to get my kids a mixture of the things they’ve told me they really, really want as well as the things I actually know they’ll use. I don’t do the four gift rule but I do like to try and find things that I think my kids will really get some use out of! There’s affiliate links in this post and some of these items were gifted to me so that I could check them out and review them but I’ve only included stuff I’d genuinely give my children as well as stuff that I know they already love.
If this mess free Christmas tree activity reminds you of our mess free autumn tree craft that’s because I’ve updated the idea for the festive season! It’s a really popular and simple idea that is both fun to do (and great if you’re having a stressful day) and it’s really easy to include lots of simple learning ideas for kids with this activity too.
As the holidays loom so does the prospect of making big road trips with the kids. Over the years we’ve ended up doing lots of driving over the holiday period, whether it’s from our current home in Cornwall up to family in Essex and Kent or when the kids were smaller making trips up to see grandparents. Travelling long distances with kids isn’t normally the most fun you can have but there’s certainly things that you can do to make it more pleasant and stress free with a bit of planning in advance.
Every year my husband asks me what I want for Christmas and every year I draw a bit of a blank. I know that there’s lots of stuff that I like but there’s something about this time of year that makes me forget, maybe it’s because as a mum you spend so much time thinking about what other people would like that stuff for you takes a bit of a back seat? Whether you need some ideas to pass on to a partner or parent or if you’re thinking of getting yourself something for Christmas (which I totally recommend!) these are the things which I think are perfect for adding to your Christmas wish list. There’s also a bit of a self-care theme because I genuinely think it’s really important to look after yourself a bit, it’s impossible to look after the kids when you feel burnt out and that’s one of my main things to work on for the new year! There’s affiliate links in this post and some of these items were gifted to me so that I could check them out but I’ve only included stuff I’d genuinely like to receive myself.