Top 10 Coolest Gifts For Kids This Christmas
Choosing the right present for your kids at Christmas can be a minefield, thanks to the seemingly ever-changing lists of what's hot and what's not. To give you a head start, we’ve enlisted the help of Jenk Oz – the 12-year-old CEO and ‘Curator of Cool’ of iCoolKid, the largest UK website for 8-15 year olds – who shares 10 top gift ideas that are guaranteed to get you heaps of kudos with your kids...
Tatty Devine Personalised Necklaces
"Tatty Devine offer fun, personalised gifts including bespoke necklaces featuring your child's name, nickname, or even the name of their favourite cartoon character. You can't go wrong with one of these at Christmas!"
Tatty Devine, from £27.50
Colido 3D Pen
“I am a huge fan of this incredible 3D pen and think it’s a great gift for creative kids, who enjoy getting stuck in and producing unique pieces of art. The gift set features a speed adjustment button, 50 sticks of PLA and 50 sticks of ABS filament in a range of colours. The pen is simple and lightweight and has a retractable nozzle for safety, so that fingers don’t accidentally touch the nozzle while it’s hot.”
“Converse offer cool and comfy trainers in a variety of funky styles, making it really easy to pick the perfect pair of shoes, even for the pickiest person. As an extra addition, you can also personalise the trainers – making them an on-trend, fun gift choice.”
The Harry Potter Walking Tour
“If you and your family are fans of Harry Potter, then I can guarantee that the Harry Potter Walking Tour will blow you away. The tour is super immersive, and enables you to walk around the magical Harry Potter film set, checking out all your favourite magical places. It’s a really cool day out and something everyone in the family is bound to enjoy.”
Find Me a Gift, £30
Song Academy Workshops
“I'm a big fan of the Song Academy, and have been to several workshops there myself. All the kids who attend have the opportunity to develop creative and musical skills, express themselves and work with some of the best British songwriters – as well as having fun! They have several locations too, which is a bonus."
Find Me A Gift, £215 per term
Candy Grabber Machine
“The Candy Grabber is one of my favourite toy gadgets this year. It’s a great game which you can either play using plastic coins, or real ones – inserting one coin gives you one minute on the clock to grab as much candy as possible. I imagine all the family will want to get involved in playing with this – so it’s a good pressie for everyone to enjoy together on Christmas Day.”
HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer
“The HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer will be the perfect present for anyone who (a) loves taking photos and (b) is inseparable from their phone. It’s a really clever, compact printer which lets you print all of the amazing pictures from your phone and, because its pocket- sized, you can literally take it anywhere with you! Great for personalising bedroom walls, notebooks, pencil cases and accessories.”
“The reason Nintendo Switch is so popular at the moment is because… it’s amazing! If you are looking for a gift that will really get the thumbs up, then this is the one. It's a very expensive option, but comes with three different play modes (portable, TV and tabletop) and will keep the owner occupied for hours. I love it because I can use it to play my favourite games like Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda, and Mario Kart.”
“The Retro Receiver is ‘a blast from the past’ which offers a fun, quirky way to answer the phone. What’s great about it is that it’s so easy to set up, you simply plug it into your audio jack, and away you go! It’s a cool and stylish gift which would make a brilliant stocking filler for your kids.”
Taylor Swift / Harry Styles Colour Book
“If anyone in your family is a massive fan of Taylor Swift and/or Harry Styles then why not buy them a colouring book, dedicated to the stars? Again, perfect for a fun and unique stocking filler, these colouring books will be a great gift for those passionate about music OR, creative types who will enjoy staying within the lines.”
Jenk Oz is Britain's youngest CEO, and is the ‘Curator of Cool’ of iCoolKid, the largest UK website for 8-15 year olds. Find more great content for your tweens and teens at iCoolKid.com