There’s s nothing quite like Christmas morning excitement, is there? And while you may be most enthusiastic about the grub (or the Baileys), no doubt the kids will be most interested in those big gifts that don't fit under the tree, because well, they're just too big! If they haven't already told you exactly what to buy - about 100 times - here are some of our faves from our Big Ticket collection.
FOR THE 'WOW' FACTOR: Little Dutch Kitchen
'It's the kind of play kitchen you maybe dreamed about as a kid - I know I did.'
Signature Little Dutch style makes this a dream to pretend cook in - and look at. With extractor hood, oven, storage shelves, clickable knobs, pots, pan, utensils, salt-and-pepper and an oven glove, there's nothing stopping them from whipping up culinary masterpieces with little friends or on their own. Pair it with some play food for even more brownie points.
FOR FAMILY TIME: Le Toy Van Royal Express Train Set
'Will fire their imaginations and keep them happily occupied for hours (weeks!) on end.'
An 180-piece extravaganza for young track and train lovers. (And, we're betting, plenty of parents too.) As well as masses of track, there are 2 trains (one for passengers, one for goods), a ferris wheel, 2 bridges, a car, a truck, a train station, a crane, boats, a variety of shops, houses and outdoor elements. This is a real investment piece your child is going to treasure for years to come.
FOR STORYTELLING MAGIC: Toniebox
‘An amazing story-telling box - squeeze an ear to change volume, tap the sides to switch chapters and tilt to fast-forward or rewind!’
Created by two German dads who were worried about kids losing the love of storytelling, Tonies are all about screen-free spoken word and audio fun. Collect the cute hand-painted Tonies figures - sturdy play pieces that magnetically attach to the Toniebox - that trigger a different story or spoken adventure every time. By swapping figures kids can quickly jump in between audiobooks, music or interactive audio games.
FOR 'HEIRLOOM' STATUS: Plan Toys Victorian Dolls House
'A roomy, properly old-fashioned doll house that siblings or friends will get lost in for hours.'
This beautiful Victorian Doll House is made from natural sustainable rubberwood and beautifully finished, with 3 floors, including an attic - it's easily big enough for two kids to play with it at once. The windows are realistic sashes that slide open and shut and the additional attic space can also be made into any room they fancy - using the matching furniture sets you can buy. Whether you leave it natural, stain or paint it, they'll treasure for years.
FOR ADVENTURE: Moulin Roty Rocking Horse
'Simple but totally lovely, this would be a great gift idea for any pony-mad kid.'
Classic in design, with an imitation leather saddle, for an authentic and comfortable ride. Perfect for role playing adventures, galloping through imaginary paddocks, they'll be nailing their balance while they rock back and forth, but even once they've got that down to a T, they'll still enjoy jumping in the saddle of this timeless treasure.
Like this? There’s more. Check out our full selection of present ideas in our Christmas Gift Shop. Still not sure what to get them? Pop us a message on live chat, we're here every day from 7am-11pm and we will happily help you suss out the Best Gift Ever. Just hit that purple button bottom right.