Christmas Gifts For Curious Kids – Our 2018 Picks!

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If you’ve got curious kids who ask a million questions a day, love going out on adventures, and generally keep you on your toes (!), then this is the Christmas gift guide for you!

Christmas Gifts for Curious kids

Polkas Bike Helmet

Hornit | £29.99 | Website


Christmas Gifts For Curious Kids - polka dot bike helmet with bow

This spotty helmet is stylish and keeps your curious kids protected – it’s a win-win! There is an integrated light as an extra safety feature and the design is colourful and fun. They can go exploring to their hearts’ content!

Make sure to measure your child’s head before purchasing, though, as we found the helmets to be big. They are urban lids (favoured by BMX riders) rather than the shape of traditional bike helmets.


Slime & Snow Messy Play

Zimpli Kids | £2.99+ | Gelli Baff (aff) ~ Snoball Play (aff)~ Slime Baff (aff)

Slime is everywhere at the moment and these amazing products are sure to get your kids squealing with delight! Whether they want to have a bath in pink goo or red slime, Zimpli Kids have got you covered. And your curious kid will love watching the bathwater change before their very eyes!

And if the forecast isn’t promising a white Christmas this year, you can always use the snow kit to have a post-turkey snowball fight!

(Pssst – for any mums panicking about the state the bath will be in afterwards, rest assured – you can either dilute more so it washes away or use the “magical” mix that coverts goo back to water!).


Magazine Subscription

Scoop | £33 for 6 | Website

Christmas Gift Guide for curious kids - Scoop magazine

A magazine subscription is a great gift for kids because they keep getting something new. Plus, kids love getting their own post!

Scoop magazine is sent out bi-monthly and is aimed at kids aged 7-12yrs. There is a mixture of original fiction and nonfiction, and notable contributors include Raymond Briggs, Jacqueline Wilson, and Tom Whipple.

Every edition is different – there could be poetry, interviews, activities, short stories, quizzes, comics – so there’s sure to be something that gets your curious kids hooked!


Twisty Petz

Amazon | from £12.99 | Twisty Petz (aff)

My kids are all about Twisty Petz this year! If you’ve not come across them yet, they are pretty bracelets with strategically placed beads so that when you twist them in the right place, they turn into free-standing animals! It really is a clever idea (and a great solution for emergency entertainment as they’ll always have a toy with them!)

This pack includes 3 different pets.


World Map Jigsaw

Orchard Toys | £13.97 | Website (aff)

We’ve been buying Orchard Toys for years because they’re a great way to introduce young children to board games. This 150 piece jigsaw is aimed at kids aged 5-10yrs and depicts, not just a map of the world, but animals and landmarks too.

This is a great way to get your curious kids enthused about the world!


One World Futbol

One World Play Project  £35 | Website (aff)

If your curious kids like to find innovative ways to solve problems then they’ll love this football – it is designed to never go flat or need a pump AND all purchases fund play projects in disadvantaged areas across the world.

It’s been described as the “unpoppable ball” but it isn’t overly hard and will make a great gift this Christmas.


Retro Popcorn Maker

Find Me A Gift | £27.99 | Website

2018 Christmas gift list for curious kids - Red Retro Popcorn Maker

My kids love watching family movies together, and this popcorn maker transforms our living room into an authentic cinema experience! The machine uses hot air rather than oil to pop the kernels, so it’s a healthy snack, and you can flavour it however you wish. Mmmm!


Motivational Books

Clever Tykes | £14.99 | Website (aff)

Another problem-solving gift here – these three inspirational books are designed to empower kids to be the best they can be. Each story follows a different child who has to rise to the challenge they’re facing.

The books are aimed at children aged 5-9 years and the stories are interesting and a good length for this age group. Plus, your kids may have come across these books at school as the founders secured a sponsorship in 2017 to gift a set to every primary school in the UK!


Polka Dot Dome Umbrella

Susino | £7.99 | Website

susino polka dot umbrella kids - 2018 gift guide for curious kids

Now my curious kids LOVE to be outside. This polka dot dome umbrella means the adventures don’t have to stop, even when it’s raining. The brolly is easy to put up and has a plastic button over the mechanism to stop little fingers getting trapped.


Organic Bathbombs

ON! Juniper | £3.50+ | Website

what to buy for curious kids this christmas - ON Juniper bath bombs for kids

A bath bomb with an exciting surprise is sure to grab the attention of your curious kids! On! Juniper have bath bombs that change the colour of the water or contain a little gift inside. For an extra charge, you can present the bath bombs in a unicorn or mermaid pyramid box, to make it extra special.

All On! Juniper products are made with organic, natural ingredients.


Paddington Wooden Cabin Bed

Happy Beds | £265.99 | Website

Christmas presents for curious kids - paddington oak cabin bed

And after all those adventures, let your curious kids have one last blast of fun – a sleep in one of these gorgeous cabin beds! The drawers come in four different colour combinations so you’ll definitely find one they like.

Cabin beds are a great way to save space as all the storage is tucked underneath. This one includes shelves and cupboards, and there are also raised sides around the bed to keep your little one safe.


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  1. 4
    kerry robinson

    #blogcrush The slime bath looks great fun. My son had a baking subscription for Easter and that was fab but they’ve just this month gone into liquidation 🙁 The magazine ones are fab – so much choice

  2. 5

    Never mind the kids, I want the popcorn maker! We are big slime fans in this house, and squishies. Some great gift ideas here, I’d love you to add your post to my Christmas link up, I’m trying to collect as many Christmas posts as possible from now until Dec 31st. I’ll be sharing them loads. Just check the menu on my page for my Christmas linky and i hope to see you there x

  3. 6

    I just don’t get the obsession with slime…although this is coming from the person who has to clean up the mess so I might be a little biased My boys however love the stuff (unfortunately) . I think the slime bath would make a fabulous stocking filler gift for them, they bathe together so I’d get my monies worth too!! Great recommendations, thanks #BlogCrush

  4. 13

    Fab gift ideas. I like the idea of the football and what it stands for. I know hubs would love the idea of our little one having the World Map puzzle. Have a wonderful Christmas. #BlogCrush

  5. 14
    Daydreams of a Mum

    I think we certainly need a popcorn maker in our house !! Teen boy the younger had a world map jigsaw as a younger kid and I hold it absolutely responsible for his subsequent map and flags obsession – the stuff that boy knows!! #blogcrush

  6. 17
    Mom Bureau

    Those are some good choices. Although for me I like to let the kids be kids, TOYS are the way to go. Yup educational toys are an option but it’s also nice to let them have what want once in a while.

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