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Christmas gift ideas for children from £5 to over £100

  • The festive shopping season is well underway but if you're still short on ideas for little ones, fear not  
  • FEMAIL has picked a kaleidoscope of ideas to suit every taste and budget including toys, books and clothes    
  • Top picks include a pull-along wooden dog for toddlers and a drive-on car that parents control from afar 

By Carol Driver for MailOnline

Published: 03:06 EST, 7 December 2017 | Updated: 15:36 EST, 7 December 2017

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The letters are arriving at the North Pole, the elves are busying themselves in the workshop, and there's less than three weeks left until the man in red makes an appearance. 

So, what to buy the littlest members of the family this year? Femail's blockbuster children's gift guide leaves no stone unturned.

From the cutest Christmas outfits to the latest must-have toys - including segway-style rides and drones you can control with the flick of your wrist - here's our pick of the best gifts - for every budget... 

UNDER £50 

Nutmeg Penguin Pyjamas £5

These warm, colourful PJs featuring festive animals will see your little one through the Christmas period and beyond. 

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Personalised Baby Vest £9.95

These cute vests help you celebrate a baby in the family with a fun slogan plus the time and date the baby arrived. Choose from Sleep Thief, Giggle Giver, Smile Generator or Happiness Giver. 

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Gingerbread Leggings £10

These high-quality, festive leggings by Blade and Rose are adorned with a cute motif on the bum, perfect for little crawlers. Choose from pink or red in this Christmas range, which also features snuggly hoodies (£25), soft sock shoes (£20), and lace-up Wellington boots (£24.95). 

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Lonely Planet Dinosaur Atlas £12.99

What little boy or girl isn't fascinated by dinosaurs? This brilliant book combines fold-out maps, lift-the-flap surprises and incredible facts to bring the prehistoric beasts to life. 

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Bamboo Bamboo Suction Plate & Bowl £12.99+

Designed for little hands, these stylish and very functional plates and bowls feature a suction pad to stick to high chairs, so that little ones get used to eating from a plate, but they can't push it over the edge. 

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Messy Little Things Bib £14.99 

Any new mum will thank you for this, full-length bib, which fastens around the neck, wrists and legs to protect the clothes underneath from getting stained. It’s a game changer. 

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From A To Z With Your Child £17.50+ 

Ideal for children who are starting to learn the alphabet is this personalised A to Z book which features a picture of your little one throughout - making it not only educational but adorable too. Order by Dec 18. 

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Red Tartan Party Dress £18 

This festive red tartan dress featuring a giant velvet bow is perfect for Christmas parties - and won't break the bank either. 

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Tomy - Super Soft Molang £18

This joyful-looking rabbit really is the softest toy you will ever feel - and it can be pulled and squished and will return to its original shape. 

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Word Slam £30.39

A fun festive game where teams have to describe a phrase - without using any words at all. Perfect for after-dinner entertainment. 

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Sphero Mini Robotic Ball£49.99

This fun, tiny robotic ball can be controlled just by your facial expressions using the new FaceDrive feature on an app on your smartphone. With an hour’s playtime, you can also use the colourful Mini as a controller to play games on your phone (on in real life). Or watch the colourful Mini whirl around as they play games or programme it to entertain you.

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Jungle Jam book series  £23.96 for set

A perfect marriage of music and kids' literature, the husband-and-wife duo behind the Jungle Jam books have expanded their range to include adventures abroad this year...including Jungle Jam in the USA and Jungle Jam in Brazil.

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Moomins Book - The Invisible Child  £4.99

Featuring a wonderful story about an isolated heroine who regains her voice to take her rightful place in the world, this new hardback edition also raises funds for Oxfam projects supporting women and children.

 

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Twinkle Twinkle Grobag   £41.99

 

New parents will thank you for this winter 3.5-tog Grobag which keeps babies at the perfect temperature (and might even get Mum some extra sleep). 

 

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Frugi Charlie Romper  £22

 

This cute festive romper featuring a Christmas reindeer is made from super-soft organic cotton with a jersey lining on the inside front panel. 

 

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Riley Infant Ranch Boot  £25

 

Let your little one stomp around in festive style in these adorable cherry-red patent ranch boots which look stylish with skirts or leggings. 

 

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£50 TO £100 

Dreamland membership £50+

This is a gift the whole family can enjoy - membership to the Dreamland theme park in Margate, Kent.

As well as unlimited entry, it also gives holders fast-track access on some rides, discounts on gifts, food and drink, and priority booking on seated events.

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Kidly Kubix Play Cubes & Mat £50

Let their imaginations run wild with this 70-piece set of hand-painted building blocks and vehicles which comes complete with a foldout cloth mat which handily folds into a carry bag so the toys can get neatly put away after play (2+). 

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Joules Cosy G Snowsuit £54.95+

Head out on festive walks confident that your little one is snug as a bug in this floral winter snowsuit that is easy to remove with a zip from top to bottom. 

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LEGO Duplo Town Square £54.99 

This is a great beginners set to introduce tots from the age of two to the world of LEGO. From cars with turning gearwheels to buying fresh produce at the greengrocer, this town set will keep tiny hands occupied for hours. 

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Berry Red Little Grow £55  £89.99

With fluffy ears and a bunny tail, this berry red winter suit is made with cosy organic cotton lining and padded for extra warmth. It has foldover sleeves and a zip all the way to the foot. 

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LEGO Elsa's Magical Ice Palace £58.99

This brilliant ice palace - which measures 31cm high - will certainly deliver the wow factor for Frozen fans this Christmas, and includes Elsa and Anna mini-figures.

It features a sliding bridge, sliding staircase, as well as an outdoor playground with a fort and a tree.

For five-to-12-year-olds, this is the perfect gift for developing imaginative play.

 

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Techno Evolution Robot £59.99 

Robots are the must-have gift this Christmas. This device has moving arms, torso and crawler tracks and can be programmed to pick up and transport objects. It boasts sounds, music, voice messages and even facial expressions. Play in five different modes via an app. 

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Mum and Baby Rainbow PJ Set £60

Twinning is winning or so they say and we have to agree this matching mum and baby set will definitely up the cute factor this Christmas and new year. 

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Tesco Carousel Wooden Train Table £60

Push the train and carriages across the bridge, past the colourful signs, buildings and trees on this colourful train table - that you can flip upside down for a new scene. 

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Slex Rodeobull £69.99 

These fun-looking ride-ons are a great gift for 2-7-year-olds and feature horns for little hands to grip and steer. They're incredibly lightweight, suitable for indoor use and come in four very bright colours (blue, lime, orange, pink). 

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Gourmet Cooks Kitchen £80

With a light-up hob featuring sizzling sounds, a working ice machine with play ice cubes and washing machine with an opening door, this wooden play kitchen allows kids to play at being grown ups, while developing their imaginations. 

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Kidly Confetti Grand Piano £80

The perfect height for toddlers, this mini grand piano is an ideal gift for budding musicians. With 18 keys and covered in bright colours (and wipe clean), it’ll keep little ones entertained for hours (3+). 

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Pacapod Hartland Gunmetal £84

Give a new mum-to-be the gift of organisation with this stylish backpack. Inside are two pods - a changer and a feeder, which fit everything from nappies and wipes, to bottles. It also includes pram attachment straps, a change mat, and it's super light. 

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Disney Princess Electric Scooty £99.00

This glamorous tri-bike is fit for any wannabe princess. With a foot accelerator, electric brake and a horn, watch as your little one whizzes around while comfy on the padded seat. The royal carriage also has pink wheels, a drinks holder and a crown on top. 

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Aura Drone £99

Make this lightweight indoor drone fly up, down, left or right with a swipe of your hand thanks to the glove controller. It can also do a 360-degree flip and has auto takeoff and landing. 

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LEGO Eclipso Dark Palace £99.99 

This intricate, foldout palace featuring a Kryptomite training station is perfect for any Super Hero Girls (or boys) in training. It has two levels, including a vanity and weapons cabinet, and a Wonder Woman minifigure as well as her invisible jet. Girl power! 

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Hatchimal Surprise  £55
Still one of the hottest toys around this year, the hatchimals let your little ones nurture their own pet before watching them crack out of their shell. 
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Pharaoh's Pyramid  £59.99

A pyramid featuring five chambers each with traps - such as secret switches and revolving doors - as well as Egyptian treasures, this Playmobil gift will keep littles ones busy for hours. 

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OVER £100

Mini Micro 3in1 Deluxe Scooter £109.95

Available in four colours (green, blue, purple, pink), this transforms from a ride-on toy with a seat (suitable from about 12 months), to a scooter with an O-bar handle and finally a T-bar handle once little ones have found their stride at about two years.

Great for whizzing around in or outdoors.

 

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Razor A5 Air Commuter Scooter £119.99

This super-tough scooter has been designed with longer journeys in mind with shock-absorbing tyres. It's perfect for urban terrain, folds for storage, and has easy-grip handles and a rear footbrake. 

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BMW Baby Racer III Motorsport £120 

Baby will have their first BMW earlier than you with this sporty ride-on with motor-sport-design stripes. Suitable from one to three, watch as they zip around, pressing the horn - don't forget to switch on the LED rear and headlights for ultimate effect. 

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NIKKO Air Elite 220 Pro Drone  £129.99

See the world from a drone's eye view with this racing device which boasts FPV (First Person View) and 16 one-touch stunts.

Developed to enhance the skills of future pilots, the drone has a 130-degree-wide camera angle that captures breathtaking views and includes goggles so you can feel as though you're flying with it. With three settings, it's ideal for beginners and advanced pilots.

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La Vie Rose Sleepyhead Deluxe £140

Buy Mum the gift of sleep this Christmas with this new festive range of Sleepyheads - which many parents swear by as they allow babies to feel cocooned while using breathable fabric. 

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Fast & Furious Overdrive £169.99 

Fans of the movies can use their mobiles to race high-tech robotic supercars – including Drive Dom’s Ice Charger or Hobbs’ MXT - in this upgraded version of the game.

The track - which can race up to four cars at a time - snaps together with magnets, and the cars use technology so they can 'track' the map - and work out where the corners are.

 

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Tea Rose Baby Blanket £178

This snuggly soft, 100% cashmere baby blanket in dusty vintage pink is a wonderful keepsake for newborns to grow up with.

The classic cable knit wrap (which you can have personalised) comes beautifully wrapped and is presented in a cute box, making it extra special to receive.

 

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R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid £179.99

This is what every Star Wars’ fan wants this Christmas. R2-D2 can be controlled by an app on a smartphone or leave it to patrol on its own. 

The realistic droid emits the character’s trademark beeps and boops from its integrated speaker and also features authentic LED lights. It will also interact with other droids by Sphero. Hours of fun. 

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Cozmo The Robot £199.99 

This sophisticated (yet adorable) robot is a competitive time waster - it loves playing games and plays to win (and does a victory dance when it does).

As well as a range of emotions (including a tantrum when it loses), and a cube stacking game, it encourages children to code by using an app on a compatible smartphone or tablet.

You'll lose hours watching it react to the world around it, and listening to its cute sounds. 8+

 

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Dareway Revolution Ride £219.99 

Reaching a speedy 4mph, this standing ride-on really is the fairy on the tree this Christmas. It moves forward, left, right - and reverse! And it even performs 360-degree spins. It also features a phone support in the handlebar, perfect for capturing hilarious selfies. 

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Peg Perego Polaris Slingshot £349.99

Whiz your little one around in this incredible electric car, which is suitable for kids to use from 12 months.

Control it via an app or let older children enjoy their own smooth ride which features high-traction wheels for any terrain, as well as a working horn, engine sound effects and working lights. 

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Joolz polar footmuff  £160

Thermo-regulating, breathable and water-resistant, this very stylish, incredibly cosy pushchair lining will keep little ones snug throughout winter. 

 

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