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Gift guide: 17 Christmas present ideas for the kids in your life

Treat the parents or children in your life to some chic Christmas gifts this season, from stylish winter clothes to playful accessories. 

Christmas is coming, and while our own Christmas lists and our recent purchases for friends and family may look familiar and predictable, there are some people it never gets gets boring to buy for. The magic of Christmas is not exclusively reserved for little ones, but their excitement is unparalleled when compared to grown-ups and that makes gift buying – and giving – just so much fun.

It can be hard to work out what to buy for kids of different ages, but clothing and accessories are failsafes and kidswear has never been cooler.

The high street has expanded its childrenswear ranges, and from sustainably conscious Scandi brands such as Arket and Lindex to John Lewis’ new and affordable Anyday collections, there’s never been more choice or more exciting and playful pieces to buy for the children in your life. 

Fashion insiders’ favourite contemporary labels also have kidswear offerings now, including Veja’s colourful kicks, Jimmy Fairly’s quirky eyewear collections, and whimsical pastel knits, dresses and accessories from US label LoveShackFancy.

And if you’re looking for stocking fillers, nursery decor or a decadent gift for a close friend or family member – or even a gift for yourself – we’ve rounded up the best of what’s available for newborns, babies and toddlers this festive season. 

  • LoveShackFancy Plaid Barette

    LoveShackFancy girls check hair bow
    LoveShackFancy Girls Bow

    LoveShackFancy’s feminine collections of floral dresses and chunky pastel knits have gained an almost cult-like following in the US. This pretty plaid bow is the perfect festive accessory. 

    Shop LoveShackFancy plaid barette, £50

  • Anyday Kids Striped Jumper

    John LewisANYDAY Stripe Green and Blue Knit Jumper £10-14
    John Lewis ANYDAY jumper

    John Lewis’ Anyday collection is great for childrenswear staples: stylish, wearable items that won’t date and kids can wear all year round. This striped knit is a great festive piece that can be worn all winter and then passed down to siblings or friends. 

    Shop Anyday kids striped knit at John Lewis, £10-14

  • Veja Esplar Brown Velcro Trainers

    Veja brown velcro trainers
    Veja velcro sneakers

    Veja’s sustainable trainers are loved by fashion insiders around the world, and this style uses wild rubber from the Amazon forest in the sole and recycled cotton in the lining. These colour-clash trainers’ off-beat colour combination will help your little buddy look super cool in the playground.

    Shop Veja brown velcro kids trainers, £77

  • Mini Rodini Socks

    Mini Rodini socks
    Mini Rodini socks

    Mini Rodini is adored by kids and parents alike thanks to its bright, playful one-of-a-kind collections. Its characterful sock sets are brilliant stocking fillers at Christmas. 

    Shop Mini Rodini socks, £20

  • F&F Camel Knit Set

    F&F camel knit set
    F&F camel knit set

    Matching sets make ideal stocking fillers for friends with new babies. Suitable for boys and girls, you can’t go wrong with a stylish shade like camel, and this knitted set will make a super-cosy Christmas gift.

    Shop F&F Camel knit set, £12

  • Fiona Walker Sleepy Dear Head Decoration

    Fiona Walker dear head harrods
    Fiona Walker Deer Head Nursery Decoration

    Fiona Walker’s whimsical animal head wall hangings are the most adorable gifts. Choose from foxes, bears, crocodiles, deers and lions.

    Shop Fiona Walker deer head wall decoration, £29.95 

  • Little Riley Studio Little Sprout Jumper

    Little Riley Studio Little Sprout jumper
    Little Riley Studio jumper

    Little Riley Studio’s collections are made from organic and recycled cotton and come in the chicest shades. This little sprout sweatshirt would make a great gift for a cheeky toddler.

    Shop Little Riley Studio Little Sprout sweatshirt, £38

  • Snoo Smart Sleeper

    Snoo cot happiest baby
    Happiest Baby Snoo Smart Sleeper cot

    A high-tech version of your own personal sleep nanny, this bassinet gently rocks tots while playing soothing white noise. It’s the closest you can get to buying your friend, relative – or yourself – some sleep this Christmas.

    Shop Happiest Baby Snoo Smart Sleeper, £1,145

  • Mini Boden Bonnet

    Mini Boden knitted bonnet
    Mini Boden knitted hat

    Knitted sets and accessories are the most adorable baby gifts, and this Fair Isle bonnet strikes an effortless balance between playful and heritage.

    Shop Mini Boden Fair Isle Baby Bonnet, £17

  • River Island Check Collar Dress

    River island girls check dress
    River Island dress

    This chic gingham dress is adorably on-trend and is just right for party season. Simply add tights and T-bar flats.

    Shop River Island Check Collar Dress, £22

  • Artipoppe Zeitgeist Baby Carrier In Tweed

    Artipoppe Zeitgeist Baby Carrier Tweed - Multi - One Size
    Artipoppe tweed baby carrier

    With celebrity fans including Jessica Alba, Gigi Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski, the Artipoppe baby carrier is the most stylish sling around. This black and white style would look great with everything from partywear to jeans and a knit this winter.

    Shop Artipoppe baby carrier in black and white tweed, £310

  • La Coqueta Merino Grey Booties

    La Coqueta grey booties £24
    La Coqueta grey booties

    Spanish childrenswear label La Coqueta’s nostalgic collections make the most thoughtful Christmas presents. These merino wool booties are a beautifully indulgent gift for a newborn.

    Shop La Coqueta grey knit booties, £24

  • Jimmy Fairly Mini India Sunglasses

    Jimmy Fairly Mini India sunglasses
    Jimmy Fairly Mini India sunglasses

    French eyewear label Jimmy Fairly is loved by fashion insiders thanks to its sustainability credentials and chic designs. Its new range for kids is just as covetable too; choose from practical styles in offbeat shades to more playful options like these blue Mini India glasses.

    Shop Jimmy Fairly mini sunglasses, £59

  • Happiest Baby Snoo Bear

    Snoo bear cream happiest baby
    Happiest Baby white noise bear

    Part of a collection designed by paediatrician Dr Harvey Karp, this chic huggable (and machine washable) bear plays soothing sounds to comfort babies and encourage sleep, making it ideal for a newborn this Christmas.

    Shop Happiest Baby Snoo Bear, £59.95

  • My First Years Tenderleaf Rabbit Chair

    My First Years Tenderleaf Rabbit Chair
    My First Years Rabbit chair

    The ultimate addition to any playroom or nursery, this chair is a wonderful gift for a toddler this Christmas. Choose from a fox, bear or rabbit and My First Years will personalise it with a name too.

    Shop My First Years Rabbit Chair, £40

  • Sketchers Court Squad Trainers

    Sketchers girls sneakers trainers £45
    Sketchers Court Squad Pep Stars sneakers

    These preppy sneakers are the perfect partner to a kids wardrobe all year round. Style them with everything from dresses and tights to dungarees and a colourful knit.

    Shop Sketchers white sneakers, £45

  • Marks and Spencer Fair Isle Jumper

    M&S kids fair isle jumper
    M&S kids fair isle jumper

    Channel this season’s major country-inspired looks and buy into the Fair Isle knit trend with this bright but traditional girls jumper.

    Shop M&S fair isle jumper, £20

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