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.'
Catherine, Buyer

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Janod Car Ride-on

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 Wellness Mouse

'If there's anything more heart eyes than a mouse bathing herself in a tin cup - we don't know what that is!'
Catherine, Buyer

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Maileg Wellness Mouse

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 squeaky clean mouse - bathing herself in a little tin cup - just makes us smile and smile and smile.

FOR MINI HIPSTERS: Janod Shaving Set

'"Something a bit different for kids who'd like to shave themselves, their friends or family members. You've been warned!'
Catherine, Buyer

Janod Shaving Set

Janod Shaving Set

Someone tell Daddy - there's a new barber in town. This Shaving Set has everything your child needs to shave, look handsome and look like a grown-up, including 7 wooden accessories: a shaving brush and shaving foam, a play razor, a comb, play scissors for haircuts and bear trimming, a mirror and cologne for that final touch. Best of all, they can tidy it all away when they're finished handy storage pouch.

FOR COSY BEDTIMES: Warmies Hot Water Bottle

'Keep them warm at sleepy time with this cute hot water bottle.'
Megan, Buyer

Warmies Hot Water Bottle

Warmies Hot Water Bottle

There really is no better snuggly buddy than the Warmies Hot Water Bottle. Designed like a classic hot water bottle, but made extra cute for kids, this plush warmie works by filling with hot water, to provide long-lasting warmth. For bedtimes or for cuddling up to on chilly days, it's both adorable and practical... and a great gift idea for little ones.

FOR INSPIRATION: Little People, Big Dreams: Great Thunberg

'We love that it makes her accessible even for 5-year-olds.'
Catherine, Buyer

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Little People, Big Dreams: Great Thunberg

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 THE WOW FACTOR: Bright Corner Star Tent Light

'These beautiful hand made and sustainable lights are a lovely gift that will last years and years,.'
Megan, Buyer

Bright Corner Star Tent Light

Bright Corner Star Tent Light

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!'

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.