We’re almost at the end of this years gift guides, so it’s time to look at gorgeous, great value buys to fill stockings or to gift to the increasing list of children we all have to gift each year. Lu has already featured the under £1 gift guide and here are our favourites for £1-£5 with a mix of wooden, musical, paper, book, activity, game, and just pure fun delights. All of the stores featured have other cool buys for around the same price too, so go forth and shop! Oh and there’s also a £5-£10 guide.
Usborne Christmas Sticker Book and basically any of their brilliant range of themed sticker books including getting dressed are a must own – excellent for train journeys, travelling, and rainy afternoons. Also try their wipe clean books for learning to write. The majority are under a fiver with plenty of bargains – swoop!
Itsy Bucket of Aquatic Creatures by Wild Republic, £4.95 Bird Kids. You can also get polybags of insects, reptiles and penguins for £8.95
Corrigato Paper Pets, £2.50 Nelly Pepper although sadly they’ve only got the cat left!
Fairytale telly’s (love these vintage inspired toys), £2 Niddle Noddle.
Izzy’s Very Important Job, £5 Burp!
Magnetic pirate noughts and crosses, £4 Berry Red.
Heads and Tails retro card game, £4 Molly Meg.
Origami animals kit by Djeco, £4.75 Peanut & Pip.
Set of four bird water whistles, £3.50 Molly Meg.
Wooden fairytale adventure dolls, £2 each, in store only at Tiger Stores.
Titta range of finger puppets, £3.99 per set, in store only at Ikea. Also try in store at Tiger Stores.
Wooden animal letters, £2.50 V&A Museum of Childhood.
Animal toy bubbles by Rice DK, £2.99 each Kidsen.
Little paper accordion, £2 Niddle Noddle.
Hello Kitty in a yellow hat, £4 Sparkle & Spin.
Anamalz, lots to choose from, £4.90 Funky Moose.
Retro Disney figures including Bambi and Tramp the Mongrel Dog, £4 Sparkle & Spin
Vilac wooden bracelets, £4 Moi Moi Moi.
I Can Spot Numbers flip book travel game, £3 Monkey and Bo. There’s also an I Can Spot People version.
Rocking hare by Selecta, £4.60 VUP Baby.
Rabbit night light , £4.99 Hunkdory Home.
Stomp rocket with two missiles, was £6.50 now £4.55, Cox & Cox.
Big Pencils for Small Hands, £4.50 Ikon Gallery.