As part of our 12 Days of Christmas (you already know we’ve been running some lovely competitions and giveaways) we thought we would also try to give you a helping hand with some gift ideas suitable for children of all ages. I have written three posts, one for gift ideas suitable for older children, one suitable for younger children and one full of creative gift ideas for children of all ages.
Boys who love to build, will be captivated by these new Rivetz kits as they learn how to snap and fix pieces of the pre-cut, decorated card together to create giant sculptures such as a superb Dragon, a Giant Hornet or an awesome red, black and white Racer, each set has an RRP of £12.99.
Each Rivetz kit contains coloured, glossy card, the patented Rivetz Gun and the all-important Rivetz that once fitted together, make giant models that can be displayed on a shelf, desk or hung from the ceiling. The unique feature about these kits is that the Rivetz Gun can also remove the Rivetz without damaging the card, so the sculptures can be taken apart and rebuilt with friends whenever they wish.
Gelarti is the cool craft kit that lets kids create cool colourful and totally reusable gel stickers. Using the gel to create their own designs, the stickers can be used to decorate any surface from notebooks, cards and even walls and windows and this year they can even express their style with the Moshi Monsters or Hello Kitty Gelarti. Sets are priced from £9.99.
Ravensburger 3D Puzzles
As our regular readers will know we are members of the Ravensburger Puzzle Club and every month we are sent a puzle to review. The boys have had lots of fun this year with the puzzles that they have been sent.
For older jigsaw puzzle fans Ravensburger have a number of 3D puzzles available. You can construct a famous landmark with this new technology in interlocking puzzle pieces. With uniquely curved, hinged and flat plastic pieces, you can create stunning 3D replicas of well-known structures around the world. It’s different to any other 3D puzzling experience, sturdy when completed, easy-clean surface, no delaminating, no peeling and best of all no glue is required. 3D puzzling taken to a new dimension. The 216 plastic pieces fit together to form a perfectly smooth surface. The finished building is a “picture-perfect” decoration for every room.
Ben 10 Kevin’s Car Construction Set
For Ben 10 fans Character Building have a range of toys available to buy. I think that the Ben 10 Kevin’s Car Construction Set is an ideal stocking filler and any fan will be guaranteed lots of fun when building and playing with the replica of Kevin’s car which first appeared in Ben 10: Alien Force. The car bonnet opens and the Ben 10 micro-figure fits inside. The toy is suitable for children aged 5 years+. It is priced around £9.99 depending on where you purchase.
Lastly we have the Green Rocket by Green Science. This gift would be a great choice for any budding scientist. The gift is environmentally friendly. They will enjoy making their rocket fun by recycling two drink bottles and a few magazine pages,To launch the rocket simply stamp on the empty bottle and watch it fly up to 25 metres (80ft). They will be able to learn the underlying physics. It really is a cool green science project. The Kit contains everything you need – 1 Stand Arm. 1 Launch Tube, 1 Flexible Pipe, 2 Bottle Connector Halves, 2 Pipe Clamp Halves, 2 Foam Rocket Heads, 12 Fin Templates, 2 Rocket Templates, 3 Screws, 1 Set Small Nuts and Bolts, 1 Set Large Nuts, Bolts, Washer and Split Washer, 1 Double Sided Adhesive Tape, a full instruction guide with fun facts. It is suitable for children ages 8 years + and priced around £12.99 depending on where purchased.
We hope we have given you some inspiration for some gift ideas, as the mum of 3 boys I know exactly how hard choosing the right gifts and stocking fillers can be.