Gifts for older children

Posted by Nicki Cawood on 2nd Jul 2015

Looking for inspiration when it comes to buying presents for older children isn't always the easiest of tasks, especially if you are buying for someone else's children. Your own are usually quite happy to tell you what they'd like and what they are currently into and yet still finding something as a suprise or something a bit different may require some extra help.

Buying for young children is fairly easy as toys and games are the order of the day and we have plenty of these to choose from. When buying for older children try some of these gift suggestions out for size....

Educational Fun

Children starting school or already enjoying the experience often benefit from more educational gifts, as long as these are fun and not boring. Help them learn and practice the fundementals of maths and literacy with magnetic fun from Fiesta Crafts perhaps?

Cool Accessories

When it comes to being out and about you have to look cool (this awareness of coolness seems to start at around 4 years old!). Choose brightly coloured accessories such as water bottles, lunch bags and backpack which will be useful as well as being fun. Our Stephen Joseph and Skip Hop ranges have proven extremely popular with children from tiny tot age upwards.

Bedroom Decor

Older children love to personalise their own space and how better than with decorative items such as shaped mirrors, wall stickers and more? With a wide range of themes to choose from, from alphabets to fire trucks or fairies, as well as some seriously cute Babyface gingham bedding in a range of colours there are plenty of gift ideas here.

Many gift buyers struggle to find something new or different when buying on the high street which is why we put together ranges full of fun and quality items all in one place for you to choose from. This makes buying presents much easier when you are trying to find something cool or useful and yet don't want to try and work out what the latest "thing" or trend is.

Do you have any ideas or advice for buying for older children? If so please do share! 

Delivery Information

The majority of our items are delivered within 2 working days from the date of dispatch although this is not guaranteed and can take up to 5 working days, especially during busy periods. We aim to dispatch orders received by 10.30 a.m on the same day.

We also offer Expedited Shipping within Mainland UK for many products, with delivery within 1 - 2 working days from the date of dispatch. We do not ship on weekends or Bank Holidays.

Deliveries are by Royal Mail 48 (Standard Delivery), Royal Mail 24 (Expedited Delivery) or, for heavier items, by courier. The following items are send direct from the manufacturer/supplier and delivery information is as follows.

WIN GREEN Playhouse are dispatched within 1 - 2 working days by Fedex next working day delivery. Smaller items are sent by Royal Mail.

MUNGAI MIRRORS are dispatched within 2 working days and can take a week to arrive.

If at any point we think that we will take longer than this, we will inform you as soon as possible. Please contact us for special delivery requests. We hold the majority of our ranges in stock and get regular deliveries from our supplier. We do everything we can to keep our stock levels up to date. In the unlikely event that you order an item that is not in stock we will contact you within 24 hours to ask if you want to wait for your item or would prefer a full refund.

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