12 December 2021, 15:06
Stuck for ideas on what to buy from your son, nephew or other little man in your life? Our 2021 Christmas gift guide brings together some of the best gift ideas for boys ages 6-13 …
Dinosaur mold and paint
Design 12 dinosaurs straight out of the Jurassic era; choose triceratops, stegosaurs or even a spooky T-Rex and turn them into fun magnets or badges!
Glow-in-the-dark paint means they’ll be able to admire their work even while they doze off.
Or buy: toysandbears.com, £ 12.99
Buff Kids Knitted Kat
This adorable bear beanie with ears is perfect for kids, and as the weather seems to get colder by the day, the cozy beanie will be used and enjoyed right away!
It is made from acrylic and is one size fits all.
Or buy: Charles Clinkard, £ 16.95
KLIKBOT animation studio
Using the free StikBot Studio mobile app, kids can send their KLIKBOT figures on all kinds of amazing adventures, then share the videos with friends online and offline.
The Zanimation kit includes a KLIKBOT figure and a vehicle that transforms from a racer into a rocket glider.
With interchangeable parts, articulated limbs and accessories, your KLIKBOT is ready to travel the universe and experience all the adventures you can imagine!
The green / blue screen allows kids to upload their own background images or use the backgrounds included in the app, and to help with filming, the kit includes a phone tripod.
Or buy: Brilliant Minds, £ 17.99
Nokia T20 tablet
This sturdy Android tablet has a dedicated area for children, with organized content and also has a bright screen ideal for watching YouTube videos or playing games.
It can only work in Wi-Fi, so no need to buy a SIM card, and its extended battery power means you can watch 10 hours of movies or have 15 hours of web browsing before you need to. from a recharge – which makes it perfect for watching on long journeys.
Or buy: Amazon, £ 179.99
Gaming keyboard and mouse
If you have a small gamer to buy, ignore the urge to spend your hard earned money on Robux and give them something they’ll use all the time.
This Trust 4-in-1 gaming set has everything they need to create a complete gaming setup – a comfortable headset with built-in microphone, illuminated keyboard, optical mouse, and non-slip mouse pad.
They work with PCs, laptops, and PlayStation or Xbox consoles and are ready to plug in and play.
Or buy: Smyths, £ 49.99
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Crazy cart change
Kids ages 6 and up of all skill levels will love driving, turning and drifting on this new vehicle from Razor, the UK’s # 1 brand in wheeled action sports.
Adults can rest assured that safety is paramount, and a hidden top speed control switch allows parents to select the appropriate top speed for their child from 2.5mph for beginners and young drivers or 8 mph for the full Crazy Cart Shift experience.
Its lightweight yet rugged frame is powered by Razor’s Power Core hub motor technology and a rechargeable 12V sealed lead-acid battery. In addition, its streamlined fin system automatically engages the tail fins so riders can keep the two hands on the wheel at all times while focusing on steering and throttle control – just like the pros!
Or buy: Argos, £ 249
Retro popcorn machine
This retro popcorn maker features six cinema style popcorn boxes with vintage style design and hot air circulation system.
It has everything you need to take the movies right to your couch or grab a bite to eat while playing Xbox with friends.
Or buy: Von Haus, £ 24.99
Banjo Robinson subscription
Spark the love of writing with this awesome subscription service where kids receive regular letters from a friendly cat called Banjo Robinson, sparking a love of reading and writing that will last a lifetime.
Intended for children aged 5 and over, they will receive personalized letters by mail from him informing them of his globetrotting adventures!
There is also a 2022 Banjo Robinson themed journal for kids to complete throughout the year.
Or buy: Banjo Robinson, prices start from £ 15.99
Get the kids to learn to code with Artie Max, the robot who draws what you code.
All you need to do is connect your Wi-Fi enabled tablet or computer to Artie to get started.
Or buy: Amazon, £ 84.25
Xplora XGO2 Android Smart Watch for Kids
The Xplora XGO2 is an affordable, GDPR-compliant first phone for kids ages 5 to 12 – with no social media functionality and no “school mode”.
Running on Android 4.4 with a 1.4 “capacitive touchscreen color LCD display, kids can make and receive voice calls only from pre-recorded numbers (approved on a parent’s app), so they can communicate with their friends or family only.
It has a GPS tracker, a pedometer, a 0.3 mega-pixel camera and 4 GB of storage and as well as many features designed to keep children safe while online, one button away. Emergency SOS can be pressed by the child if necessary and will notify his emergency contacts of their location.
And, last but not least, it’s a digital watch!
Or buy: Amazon, £ 89.99
SpyX wrist talkies
SpyX Wrist Talkies allows you to talk to other agents even when you are on the go (or in the garden or elsewhere in the house!).
These hands-free walkie talkies are disguised as digital watches and have a range of up to 60m.
Talk live via the push-to-talk button using the built-in microphone and speaker or send a message in Morse code.
Where to buy: Amazon, £ 18.99
STEALTH Games Station
It’s a perfect gift for gamers of all ages, providing a unique solution to keeping their play space neat and tidy.
STEALTH gaming stations include a premium headset, headset holder, and charging base – everything Playstation fans need to complete their setup.
The Charging Dock stores and charges official Playstation controllers, and gives gamers the ability to charge their controller while they continue to play!
Or buy: Argos, £ 29.99 (PS4), £ 39.99 (PS5)
A book box makes a brilliant gift and could spark a lifelong love of reading!
Books2Door specializes in book boxes, with up to 80% off. The Diary of a Wimpy kid set costs just £ 24.99 – a huge discount off the RRP of £ 83.
Other book series available include Captain Underpants, Danny Dingle, and Alex Rider.
Or buy: Books2Door.com, £ 24.99
K’Nex Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster
This innovative STEM toy merges science, technology, engineering and math – and fun!
There are over 640 K’NEX parts and parts like rods, connectors, and rails, in this Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster, and best of all, it has a motorized car to navigate the twisty, rotating track!
Or buy: John Lewis, £ 44.99
This fidget toy is very addicting!
Each Happy Cube set comes with six colorful puzzles, flat packed. The first part of the challenge is to make the six cubes, each a little harder than the last.
Once they’re made, the next step is to put them all back in their flat packs, which is easier said than done!
Several shapes can be created from the pieces of each cube, which means hours of stimulating entertainment.
Or buy: Smart toys and games, £ 9.99