Christmas Tips for Parents

Whether you have your Christmas gifts for the kids planned, or you are a last minute shopper, fear not!

We have carefully perused the Web for our Busy mothers with some great variety of festive presents for the kids, partner, friends, you and your home!

It will certainly help us at BeHappyMum save some time this Christmas!

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1.Talking pets

These seem to be very popular with kids of all ages with a seasonal hit Torch My Blazin Dragon


Torch My Blazin Dragon is a responsive toy that will react when you stroke its nose, touch its charm button or feed it a plastic treat. It also breathes out mist, snorts and giggles in a dragon-y type way.

It’s fun for kids and also it can be helpful to encourage your young child’s speech too! We’ve found a great selection of talking pets on Amazon here.

What’s special? These are great as they seem to have more longevity than some toys! As they are suited to both toddlers and children, they can be passed around siblings, or hopefully remain of interest for longer!

2. Night Light of their favourite character

If you are in Oz, this enchanting website My Night Light caters for all types of night lights:standing, string, re-chargeable, clocks, the lot! Ideal if you need to buy for different aged siblings.

This glow in the dark My Little Pony Nightlight from Amazon is another great one for kids and would make bedtime routine perhaps more exciting to start! (we hope!)

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What’s special? Well in our eyes, the prospect of a new nightlight may give you 5 minutes extra MeTime if they are super excited to enjoy their new bedroom treat after Christmas – so grab a drink and relax!

3. Theme Toys

What’s the most trending topic of the year? Yeah – Paw Patrol. Huge range of character toys for girls and boys found in Toys’s’Us  though we loved this Torch Project most of all.


4.Personalised books

You may have seen them on Facebook but these little gems have taken off like wildfire! Creating a personal a magical story for children is something that really lights up the kids’ faces when they see their name on the book! All possible favourites are here.

What’s your kids’ one?

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What’s special? Rather than just another toy for Mum & Dad to try and sneak in the cupboard or the bin, this makes for a nice keepsake they can treasure when they are older!

5. Coding Toy

We could not pass this Code-A-Pillar by


A wonderful for preschoolers, the Code-A-Pillar is made up of 8 segments, which can be mixed around to direct the Code-a-pillar to move in a certain direction or do an action – just like coding. Cute and clever!

What’s special? It develops children cognitive skills!

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6.Toys Houses, Toy Buses

A great range of toy buses can be a great hit – not just for young children and toddlers to play with, but some toy buses for older children with more of an interest! Maybe even Dad or Grandpa!

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kids christmas giftsWhat’s special? These toys are great for helping to encourage your child’s co-ordination, attention and memory – 3 of the 7 key skills we encourage with PlayMama App. They may look like they’re having fun, but they learn a great deal from these especially the toy bus from Amazon which helps with the child’s phonetics.


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 kids christmas gifts7. Trolls Hug Time Poppy

We could not pass this novelty by


What’s Special? Kidding? It’s interactive, guys! Now, we’ve got a good excuse to buy it. “It’s Hug Time!” – Poppy will say then dance and sing for you to make you feel better any challenging moment next year. Available from Smyths Toys.

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8. Star wars!

With last year’s release of a new Star Wars film as well as one coming this December, your little lad may just be overwhelmed with excitement at Christmas opening this gift, available on Amazon

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Few novelties can’t be ignored as Star Wars Shower Head and Star Wars Mug



What’s Special? A great chance to encourage their imagination and get into character – which we know helps their early learning skills no end! And who knows, maybe dad may enjoy a play with these too!

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9. Yoga Mat

Didn’t think of a Father Christmas list yet? If you do Home exercising with FitMama App, Yoga or fancy trying it from home, like you can with our beginner post-pregnancy yoga app WellMama – there are some great mats out that that don’t cost a fortune! Walmart have a great range or if you are in the UK, try Sweaty Betty for theirs!

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What’s Special? Motivation is a key factor in all health-related activities as it builds our efforts into our new habits. So, a beautiful mat is a great thing to start with as well as our reward posters in Fitmama and WellMama apps that help you not lose motivation.

10. Portable Charger

If you are a busy mother and rely on your mobile phone for daily routine or contacting your children and family – its reassuring to know we now have the opportunity to take a portable power outlet to charge your phone wherever you are! Simply charge at home then pop it in your bag and battery life will no longer be a problem!

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11. Inspiring Book

Try some MeTime dedication this Christmas and why not start with an inspiring book? We suggest to start with Oprah Winfreys ‘What i know for sure‘ or your can find what inspiring you. Encourage some ‘down time’ with your kids, give them some quiet games or books and enjoy your new read at the same time.

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 kids christmas gifts12. Home Decor – wooden signs

Etsy sell some fantastic pieces for you to decorate your home with or for others! Just careful how long you spend drooling over their website and all the homemade looking gifts, it took us a while!

Whats special? So many beautiful signs to choose from, some with great written sayings you’ll probably find suit your friends and family perfectly!


13. Homecrafts

If you want to make something a little more personal with your own creative touch, then we have some great ideas for Christmas gifts you can make at home, which don’t require expert crafters! See our Pinterest board here

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kids christmas gifts

14. Podo

A family gift that would be your top friend in all family trips next year. Stick Podo anywhere to capture any moment and any angle, with full wireless control.


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15. Car Play Mat Shirt Christmas Gift for Dad

That is a hilarious gift for Dads! The Car Play Mat Shirt is perfect for festive weeks when kids are not aware of “holiday” timeclock and still wake up at you-know-when



What’s Special? There is no excuse for dads now to not “entertain” your precious little ones while you’re having your sleep-in.

16. Personalised images!

You can get many things personalized these days for the whole family, why not try something a little humorous for the man in your life!

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kids christmas gifts

17. Chocolate Moulds

If you or your little one like baking this could be a great addition to your kitchen and fun to make to indulge or pop into some kilner jars, tie a ribbon around and give homemade chocolate Christmas gifts!

You could then find extra use for this, when in the kitchen you can try our FitMama 5 minute kitchen top exercises while you wait, keep your baby entertained in the kitchen with these ideas or even get your mouth watering with our selection of great recipes for baking with kids!

 kids christmas giftsWe hope you have found some inspiration from our Best Christmas Gifts for Kids! Stay tuned to our BeHappyMum Advent Calendar this month with something for you and the kids each day!