Dad dot info
Free online course for separated parents
Forum - Ask questions. Get answers.
Free online course for separated parents | Family | Let’s get Christmas sorted!

Let’s get Christmas sorted!

Maya Griffiths

Maya Griffiths

I know what you might be thinking: I don’t want to think about Christmas yet. Are you one of those dads who does all their shopping on Christmas Eve? Wouldn’t it be nice to have it all done ahead of time? Wouldn’t you like to kick back with a stiff drink and a mince pie on Christmas Eve instead? Of course you would!

We have put together a great gift guide to get you started.

Gifts for the kids

A funky first bike

These Bobbin Bikes are for ages 2-4 and make the ideal first ride. As well as having stabilisers, the bikes also feature a wicker basket for transporting a teddy or some toys. Available in five colours, they make a stylish and safe Christmas present.

Walkie Talkies

What child wouldn’t want to chat to their friends on these? £19.99 from Smyths Toys

Motorised Solar System Kit

A brilliant kit that they can build, and then paint themselves. The planets will then orbit the sun exactly as they do in real life. £26.99 from the Science Museum online shop.

Animal Torch and Projector

A great stocking filler. Just pop in the slides and they can project pictures of animals onto their bedroom walls. £6.95 from Wicked Uncle.

Funky winter hats

Keep little heads warm with funky hats from Little Hotdog Watson. Featuring furry linings and ear flaps, your little ones will stay cosy and snug all winter. Choose from tigers, pandas or even banana-print designs, complete with cute little ears on top.

Fashion designer kit

Sure to be a hit with the girls, this brilliant set includes cardboard mannequins, templates and accessory stickers. £19.99 from Crafts 4 Kids.

Slush Puppie machine

We can’t imagine any child not being wild with excitement at unwrapping this. Just add some flavoured syrup and they’ve got Slush Puppies on tap (literally) forever. £49.75 from Menkind.

Marble Run

They will lose hours to constructing and playing with this great toy. £17.00 from Argos.

Hypercar kit

For kids aged 8+, this brilliant little kit enables them to build and then race their very own hypercar. £12.99 from the Science Museum.

Candyfloss machine

They can whip up their own candyfloss to enjoy with their friends whenever they like using this nifty machine. £23.99 from The Range.

Bath bomb kit

This neat little box holds everything they need to make their own bath bombs. £9.00 from Argos.

Gifts for women

A magazine subscription

Whatever she’s into, there’s bound to be a magazine subscription to suit her. Various prices, at Magazine.

Snow Globe Gin and Prosecco gift set

A lovely set that includes a light up bottle of Clementine gin as well as some delicious fizz. £45.00 from Marks and Spencer.

Embroidery kit

Who doesn’t need a soothing and relaxing new hobby? £10.00 from Argos.

A thick, snuggly dressing gown

She can wrap up and relax in this super thick and cosy gown, £39.00 from John Lewis.

Handcream and candle set

Scented with lavender and jasmine, this lovely set from Neom is a surefire hit. £24.00 from Beauty Bay.

A nail polish set

Five Christmas-themed shades of polish. £29.95 from Nail Polish Direct.

A voucher for afternoon tea

Choose from various options including champagne afternoon teas, or even afternoon tea on a London bus! Various prices, from Buy A Gift.

The ultimate hot chocolate machine

The Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser delivers perfect, frothy hot chocolate every time. The perfect gift for a chocolate lover! £99.95 from Hotel Chocolat.

Luxury Lip Set

The brand that everyone wants. This lipliner and lipstick set is in a shade that will be loved by all. £37.50 from Charlotte Tilbury.

Faux fur slippers

For when she wants to slip into something a little more comfortable (on her feet!). £16 from Next.

Star print pyjamas

She can get cosy on Christmas day in these gorgeous pjs, £38 from Cyber Jammies.

Gifts for men

Voucher for a day at the races

Currently just £39, this voucher is for two people to enjoy a day at the horse racing, complete with welcome drink. Available at Buy A Gift.

Beer Making Kit

A great starter kit for a new hobby. This set makes 7 pints and also contains a refill. £40.00 at Menkind.

Golf lesson with a professional

For just £69 you can get a voucher for a lesson with a PGA professional golfer. Available from Buy A Gift.

A quality razor set

This gift box contains all they need for a close shave. £28 from Harry’s.

Framed photo of their football team

Choose from a wide range of photos of their stadium or favourite players on the pitch, sent to you framed. From £16.99 at Home of Legends.

Socks giftset

Socks being a rubbish present is an outdated notion, especially when you look at the designs in this jolly set. £28.00 from House of Fraser.

Beer subscription

You can arrange for beer to arrive at their door for anything from 1-12 months. From £24 at Beer52.


A cosy set to relax at home in. £28 at Next

Wine tasting and vineyard experiences

Wine lovers can sip to their heart’s content during one of these brilliant days out. From £20 at Red Letter Days.

Pasta gifts

If you need to buy for a foodie, pasta set subscriptions from Pasta Evangelists will fit the bill nicely.

Vodka set

This set of 5 mini flavoured Absolut vodkas is sure to please spirit fans. £19.00 from Amazon.

Related entries

How do I co-parent with a toxic ex?

How do I co-parent with a toxic ex?

Finding yourself splitting from- and having to co-parent with- a toxic ex can be a relentlessly difficult ordeal. Not only that, but it can continue for years while your child grows up. The frustration and anger that you need to cope with while maintaining a calm...

Latest entries

Pin It on Pinterest