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Christmas gifts for grandchildren

Christmas gifts for grandchildren

What should I buy my grandkids for Christmas?

Christmas is just around the corner and we’re all thinking the same thing, what’s on my grandkid’s wishlist this year? Shopping for children isn’t easy. Trends change so quickly, and once something becomes the talk of the playground, it quickly starts to sell out. And if you have more than one grandchild it can be even harder to stay on budget whilst aiming for grandparent of the year!

In the spirit of Christmas, we’ve asked kids across the UK what they would most like to receive from their grandparents this year so that we can give you the ultimate Grandchildren’s Christmas Gift Guide.

With Christmas presents for kids to suit all budgets and inspirational Christmas gift ideas for children aged 6 all the way through to 14, our guide really does have something for everyone.

Under £10

There are some fantastic goodies available for under a tenner, including puzzle games, board games and this year’s playground trend, fidget spinners. But with clothes and chocolate taking the top spot, a bag of chocolate coins and some lovely festive PJs could be the perfect pairing for your grandchild this year.

christmas gifts for under £10

Top Christmas gifts under £10

  1. Clothes
  2. Sweets/chocolate
  3. DVDs
  4. Puzzle games
  5. CDs / music
  6. Board game
  7. Fidget spinner
  8. Science4you The Science of Slime
  9. Smiggle mix and match stationary - pens, notebooks etc.
  10. Pop Up Pirate
  11. Play-Doh
  12. Painting set
  13. A story book
  14. Guinness World Records 2018 book
  15. A new journal/secret diary

£10-£20

For gifts between £10 and £20, a make up set is top choice followed closely by a Mr Potato Head. If you like the idea of a gift with traditional roots, go for a fairy garden dollhouse or LEGO’s dinosaur building toy, both gifts that can create hours of self-made fun. For older kids and teenagers, board games, books and clothes are the top choices.

christmas gifts for between £10 and £20

Top Christmas gifts £10-£20

  1. Make-up set
  2. Mr Potato Head
  3. LEGO High Speed Chase Building Toy
  4. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles
  5. LEGO Mighty Dinosaurs Building Toy
  6. My Fairy Garden Fairy Garden
  7. Nerf N-Strike Elite Alpha Trooper Blaster
  8. Pie Face game
  9. Hair curling wand
  10. Hair Chalks
  11. Virtual Reality 3D filmmaker
  12. Skateboard
  13. Remote Control Wall Climbing Car
  14. Smiggle watch
  15. Smiggle clock

£20-£40

With a great range of toys in this price bracket (which includes the average spend of £40 per child, kids are hoping for anything from a virtual reality headset to a cuddly toy built especially for them. The Mr Frosty ice cream maker makes for a lovely, crafty gift that you can use together in the new year. As he’s been around for over 30 years, Mr Frosty is obviously a great choice. For older kids and teenagers, FIFA inspired gifts are popular as well as any techy gifts including computer games and DVDs.

christmas gifts for between £20 and £40

Top Christmas gifts £20-£40

  1. Virtual Reality Headset
  2. Ninjago Movie Manta Ray Bomber
  3. Mr Frosty Ice Cream Maker
  4. Meccano Micronoid Robot
  5. Build-a-Bear
  6. Transformers: The Last Knight Armor 3-step Turbo Changer Grimlock
  7. Transformers: Premier Edition Voyager Class Optimus Prime
  8. Scooter
  9. Pandora Jewellery
  10. Cinema Light Box
  11. Stretch Armstrong
  12. Barbie doll
  13. Pie Face Sky High Game
  14. Paw Patrol talking plush soft toy
  15. Disney Classic Monopoly Board Game

£40-£50

LEGO sets have been a Christmas list staple with kids (and big kids) for years, and they’re still hot on Christmas lists this year. Look for LEGO Minecraft, Star Wars or Ninjago Movie sets for present that you and your grandkid can conquer together. Another gift that came out top in this price range was the VTech Kidizoom Duo Camera, which for a ‘gadget’ present isn’t too pricey and involves a bit of creativity without keeping the kids behind a screen for hours on end. This category came out top trumps with grandparents spending around £40 on each grandchild.

If you have grandkids aged 12 and over, computer games, tablets, mobile phones and any gadgety type gifts will go down well. Older children and younger teens also like receiving clothes and jewellery as well as craft sets and stationery.

chistmas gifts for between £40 and £50

Top Christmas gifts £40-£50

  1. LEGO The Ninjago Movie Green Ninja Mech Dragon
  2. LEGO Star Wars Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike
  3. Nerf Doomlands The Judge
  4. VTech KidiZoom Duo Camera
  5. Teksta Voice Recognition Puppy
  6. LEGO Ninjago Tiger Widow Island
  7. Nerf Zombie Strike Dreadbolt Crossbow Blaster
  8. Num Noms Nail Polish Maker
  9. Shopkins Shoppies Plane Playset with doll
  10. Micro Scalextric Total Rally Playset
  11. Shopkins Shoppies Skyanna's Jet Playset
  12. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Porg Electronic Soft Toy
  13. Transformers: The Last Knight Megatron Voice Changer Mask
  14. Paw Patrol Mission Chase
  15. Dreamworks Trolls Hug Time Poppy

£50+

You may not be surprised that the top choice for kids whose grandparents are spending more is a pretty tech-heavy list of an iPhone, Xbox One or tablet. If you want to steer clear of gadgets, your grandkid will be chuffed with a new bike. Now you just need to find a perfect big red bow.

christmas gifts for over £50

Top Christmas gifts over £50

  1. iPhone
  2. Xbox One
  3. Tablet/iPad
  4. Bicycle
  5. Smart watch
  6. Nintendo 3DS
  7. PS4
  8. Sega Mega Drive with games
  9. Roadster Quadbike
  10. Remote control drone
  11. Hoverboard/Segway
  12. Trampoline
  13. LEGO Star Wars BB-8
  14. Hatchimals Surprise Egg
  15. HD digital camera

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