When buying a gift for a little one it can be difficult to choose something that’s different from all the hundreds of regular options you can pick up from the high street toy shops. They’ll no doubt love whatever you buy them, as long as it’s brightly coloured/fluffy/funny/big, but if you do want something that will stand out on their shelf and put a big cheesy grin on their face, we can help.
We’ve put together a few ideas of some of the best, unique gift ideas for those delightful ‘little angels’ in your life to keep them happy all year round (or for at least the day, anyway!). Personalised jigsaw puzzles Kids of all ages love jigsaws and what could be better than a jigsaw with a photo of them with their family on it?! They’re a classic children’s toy but this modern twist will help bring it up to date. They’re also fairly cheap too, like the photo jigsaw puzzle you can buy here. Choose a funny photo and keep the end result a surprise until they’ve finished it for extra giggles on their special day! Fancy dress outfits Help the little one in your life transform into a princess or their favourite super hero for the day with a fantastic fancy dress outfit. They will always come in handy when it comes to going to parties and for world book days too, so their parents will no doubt thank you for it too! You don’t have to just automatically head to the Disney Store either, as you can pick up cheaper alternatives on sites like EBay and Amazon for a fraction of the price. Wall art or prints Something to brighten up their favourite room is a nice idea, such as a framed print, wall decal sticker or a printed sign. You could get something that’s personal to them, such as something with their name on, or something that they love like their favourite characters from a film or a story. We love the host of one’s available from Etsy as they’re really unique and a lot of them are handmade too and can be personalised further. Personalised story books If the little ones love to read, or you’d like to encourage them to getting into reading more, they’ll absolutely adore reading a book ‘all about themselves’. Some gift sites and book stores offer the chance to change the name of the main character to a name of your choice which makes the perfect gift for a little boy or girl. Arts and crafts kits Why not encourage a new hobby altogether and get them a craft set? There are absolutely loads of different options available, from science experiment kits to jewellery making sets to gardening starter packs! This finger painting art set is a favourite of ours as it’s nice and simple (and won’t create much mess for the parents!) but the kids will love it as they’ll get to do the majority of the masterpieces by themselves. At £10, it’s nice and friendly on the purse, too.