Gifts and toys for girls and boys!
Christmas is a time for kids, and it's lovely to see a child's face light up when they get a present they love. We take a look at some of the cutest Christmas gifts on offer. Bernice Mulligan reports
Santa isn't the only one who will be bringing gifts to little ones this Christmas; if there are children in your family you are probably wondering what type of present you should place under the Christmas tree. Luckily there's a wealth of choice out there.
Some people like giving practical presents such as clothes, so if you are one of these check out www.littlefish.ie, which has some gorgeous, unusual designs in stock.
Balance Bikes are another practical but fun choice – they allow little ones to get used to riding a bike from an early age (see www.balancebikes.ie).
For educational gifts, the jigsaw puzzles from Vivid Stories ( www.vividstories.ie) are a great way for little ones to practise both their co-ordination skills and logic, while Bábóg Baby is the hit of the year, combining a cuddly toy with language-learning.
And for really little ones, there's My First Taggies Book, available from Naissance Maternity in Wexford ( www.naissance.ie).
For gifts with a difference, the new online store Belle and Rollo ( www.belleandrollo.ie) has some really unique, beautifully crafted gifts, such as the Blabla toys crafted by Peruvian artisans and the White Owl nightlight, plus the Easy Rider Classic Balance Bike.
We also include Fur Real Go Go Pup, a bestseller this Christmas, and Baby Alive Bouncin Babbles from Smyths.
For personalised gifts, the products on offer at The Initial Boutique (www.theinitialboutique.ie and Stuck on You ( www. stuckonyou. biz) are bound to captivate children on Christmas morning, while the Marlborough Dolls' House from Little Ones (www.littleones.ie) is a beautifully crafted structure.
The website www.onceborn.com has fun, practical gifts for younger children such as the Twilight Ladybug nightlight, and Sleep Sheep on the Go.
Finally, to help your child's sense of social responsibility, why not buy a gift from Concern Worldwide ( www.concerngifts.org) so your little one can understand how his/her gift is helping those less fortunate in the developing world.
Mother & Babies