Whether you're an uncle, auntie or godparent hoping to score cool points - or you just like to surprise yourself as well at the kids at Christmas - here are some of our fave ideas that are just a little bit left-field.
FOR SERIOUS BROWNIE POINTS: Janod Car Ride-on
'A superb wooden racing car with metal steering wheel and directional front wheels.'
This fabulous vehicle looks like something from the heyday of Silverstone. Simple classic lines, a beautiful palette of sky blue chassis and mahogany brown seat and wheel trim, plus front wheels they can steer with ease. We so wish they did an adult version...
FOR A CUTE OVERLOAD: Maileg Super Hero Maxi Mouse
'"We just love this mouse. It's so unusual, but also timeless - and brave!"'
We're a little bit obsessed with all things Maileg, because they're made to the very highest standards and really warrant the phrase 'heirloom quality' - you'll want to cherish them long after your kids have grown out of them. And then there's the cuteness factor. This brave superhero mouse just makes us smile and smile and smile.
FOR OUTDOORSY TODDLERS: Legler Toys Lawn Mower Baby Walker
'So unusual, quirky and the perfect pick for a budding gardener - or cricket groundskeeper.....'
We love love love this one-of-a-kind Lawn Mower Baby Walker. As your toddler pushes it along, the grass at the front rotates, the engine can be unscrewed and put back together and the grass box at the back can be removed and filled with smaller toys that might want to be taken for a ride. The handle even has two positions to grow with them as their steps get more assured. Now let's see if they can 'mow' perfect stripes in your living-room carpet....
FOR INSPIRATION: Little People, Big Dreams: Great Thunberg
'We love that it makes her accessible even for 5-year-olds.'
For something different, how about the story of a child making an incredible difference? From the empowering Little People, Big Dreams series, the Greta Thunberg edition is a very child-friendly biography, with quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline, great for inspiring kids that they too can change the world for the better.
FOR A BIT OF HYGGE: Bright Corner Star Tent Light
'These beautiful hand made and sustainable lights are a lovely gift that will last years and years,.'
Sustainably made in the UK from FSC-approved birch plywood, Bright Corner Star Tent Light is a brilliant pick as a nightlight, or just to add a adding a warm, cosy feel to their bedroom, especially at Christmas. It's mains powered, with a high quality fabric cable in natural jute, and the super-low energy LED bulb is included. Plug in, grab a blanket, sit back and say: 'Ahhhhhhhh!'
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