Christmas gifts for girls – a young girl holding her Christmas present.

Christmas presents for children: Christmas present ideas for boys, girls and teenagers

Seeing beautifully wrapped Christmas presents under the Christmas tree puts a smile on anyone's face. It's not always easy to find the perfect Christmas present for children, but the effort that goes into finding Christmas presents is really worth it as you get to see how happy they when unwrapping their present. To help you choose the perfect Christmas present for your child here are some Christmas present ideas for babies, children, boys, girls and teenagers. We will also show you some practical Christmas present ideas for children of all ages.

How do I find the perfect Christmas present for children?

As soon as December approaches, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles as well as godparents ask themselves the big question: what is the perfect Christmas present for children? There isn’t simply just one answer because every child is individual and has different interests and preferences. However, there are some tips you can follow when choosing the perfect Christmas present for children:

  • Age: how old is the child? The age of the child is a good indication on what might interest them and what could be educational.

  • Interests & hobbies: what type kind of presents does the child like? Do they have a hobby, a certain area of interest (e.g. dinosaurs, space or animals) or do they enjoy reading?

  • Favourite toys: are there any types of toys that your child particularly loves? Maybe another toy from the same set so that they have the complete set such as: accessories or things for a doll or toy figures.

  • Wish list: at Christmas time its traditional to write a Christmas list and maybe there is something you can get them off their Christmas list. It is also a good idea to chip in and do a joint Christmas present if it is something particularly large or expensive.

Generally, Christmas presents for children should be educational, fun and something they are interested in. This will guarantee that they get a lot of use out of it. However, it is not always easy to find a Christmas present that combines all the above criteria.

Therefore, try to be creative and look for something they would be interested in. Be aware of what your child’s interests are and choose a Christmas present that gives the child the opportunity to be creative and use it in different ways. In addition, always make sure that children’s Christmas presents have a high quality. The toys should made out of high-quality materials, and they should also be free of any harmful substances. This way good quality toys will last your child a long time and you can be sure that they will get the most out of them. Below we have listed some ideas on what you could get your children this year as a Christmas present.

Christmas present ideas for children – clothes make a great gift for children at Christmas.

Practical Christmas presents for children of all ages

There are lots of Christmas presents for children that are practical and are guaranteed to be used. The presents below are suitable for any occasion and can be adapted to any age and they are also almost always needed.

Ideas for practical Christmas presents for children


A voucher is also a lovely and meaningful Christmas present for children as you can use the voucher to do an activity with your child and spend some time with them. Give the gift of time by planning a great family day out filled with your child's favourite activities.

Christmas presents for younger children: ideal Christmas presents for babies

There is a lot of choice for younger children or babies such as a rattle or a doll. Babies go through a fast and exciting development, especially in their first years. They learn to grasp, crawl, walk and talk. Choosing the correct toys can help to support your baby’s early development and also help them to get creative. From the age of 1, babies find everything interesting that moves or that they can move themselves. This motivates them to learn to walk and to play independently.

If you're looking for a Christmas present for children up to the age of 2, you should make sure that the toys they play with are high quality. Babies and young children like to chew, throw and pick up and carry their toys, therefore, it is very important to ensure that the toys you buy are safe, high quality and free of any harmful substances.

Christmas present ideas for babies

  • Music box to help them fall asleep

  • Mobile to help the baby’s development

  • Rattle

  • Toxin free teething ring

  • Finger puppets

  • Useful presents such as baby blankets or bibs

Christmas present ideas for young children up to the age of 2

  • Building blocks (soft)

  • Stand-up stackable animals for knocking down and sorting

  • Soft stuffed dolls or soft toys

  • Sturdy toys that they can pull along with them

  • Musical instruments for children

  • Ball track for children aged 1 and over

  • Toxin free model making set

  • A night light to help them fall asleep

  • Bowling game with soft skittles

  • Ride on push car or a trike

Christmas presents for children – a little girl is excited to open her Christmas presents.

Christmas presents for 2 – 6-year-olds: the best Christmas presents for younger children

The older the child gets, the more it can play independently, be creative on its own and dive into its own fantasy worlds. Young children love to re-enact everyday situations and discover the world on their own. You can choose an ideal Christmas present for children aged up to 6 years old and support them on their journey of discovery and early development with educational and fun toys.

Christmas present ideas for children aged up to 6-years old

  • Colourful children's apron so that they can help with cooking

  • Clothes or a bicycle seat for their favourite doll

  • Bucket balance stilts for balance training

  • Mini theatre to help develop their creativity

  • CD player for listening to audio dramas or audio books

  • Toy cars with trailers

  • Ball track that they can build

  • Children's puzzles with their favourite character or things

  • Doll's house or police station to help develop creativity

  • Dressing up costumes

  • Toolbox or a doctor's kit set

  • Picture books

  • Magnetic drawing board for drawing pictures on

Christmas presents for children 6-years-old and older: finding the ideal Christmas present for boys and girls

School children also enjoy playing and being creative after school and this why it is important to create a balance between playing and learning. Children are also discovering their own personalities, developing new interests and slowly taking up their own hobbies. In some cases, the interests between boys and girls start to differ, which is why it is important to find out what your child’s interests are so that you can find the ideal Christmas present for them.

Christmas present ideas for girls

  • Robust children’s camera

  • Gardening set for children or different types of herbs for children to grow at home

  • Experiment set (e.g. experiments for a bathtub or growing crystals)

  • Board games or card games to play in the evening together

  • Craft set or jewellery making set

  • Children’s Magazine subscription

  • Fuse beads

  • Roller skates

  • Jewellery box for putting little treasures in

  • Telescope or a magnifying glass

  • Cookbook for children

  • Puzzles

  • Puzzle maker punch to make homemade puzzles


You can also give classic Christmas presents for boys to a girl and vice versa as each child has its own interest. Girls might enjoy playing with a remote-controlled car and boys might enjoy playing with dolls. The most important thing is that your child is happy and they like their Christmas present.

Christmas present ideas for boys

  • Scalextric

  • Remote-controlled car which could also be used outside

  • Magic trick set for little wizards

  • Experiment set (e.g. for triops or children's chemistry lab)

  • Board games or card games to play in the evening together

  • Children’s magazine subscription

  • Children’s workbench

  • Build your own robots for children

  • Children’s skateboard

  • Nature books for scouts

  • Lego set

  • A shirt or kit from their favourite sports team

  • A new football/basketball/volleyball

Christmas presents for teenagers – a teenage girl unwrapping her Christmas present.

Christmas presents for teenagers: finding the ideal Christmas present for teenagers

It is not always easy to find the perfect Christmas present for teenagers as their interests change quite often and they also don’t always have the same interests as their siblings. Nevertheless, try to find a Christmas present, which matches their interests or hobbies. It is a good idea to ask them what they would maybe like for Christmas. By asking them you can be sure that you're on the right track.

Christmas present ideas for teenagers

  • Smartwatch

  • Polaroid camera for creative instant photos

  • Vouchers for clothes shops or for activities that you can do together

  • Cosy beanbag chair for their room

  • Accessories for their favourite hobby such as sportswear

  • Bluetooth headphones

  • Computer games

  • Powerbank as a replacement battery for their smartphone

  • Concert tickets for their favourite band

  • Experience days (e.g. for a photo shoot or a canoe tour)

  • E-Reader

  • Online course (e. g. for photography or learning how to draw comics)

  • Colouring book for adults

  • Their first sewing machine

Conclusion: Christmas presents for children that match their interests and age range

When you go Christmas shopping to buy Christmas presents for your children make sure to look for something that they would be interested in and something that is in their age range. This will help you to find the ideal Christmas present. It is also important to choose something that is made out of high-quality materials so that it will last your child a long time. It is also advisable to give a gift that will help to develop your child’s creativity skills as well as support them in their early year’s development. By doing so you can find a Christmas present that is great fun, but educational at the same time.

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