Quirky Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids for 2017

With less than a month to go until the big day, it’s time to get your Christmas shopping started – or, finished! We’re helping you out by putting together some festive gift guides for the women, men and kids in your life, packed with unique and unusual ideas that they’ll love. This time, we’re sharing Christmas gift ideas for kids that are altogether more unique and creative – that’s the benefit of shopping local this Christmas and supporting independent brands. So, let’s unleash some festive fun – whether they love glitter, unicorns or dinosaurs, we’ve got the kids’ gifts sorted!

Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids Who Love…


Unicorns have been huge in 2017 – these pastel-coloured creatures have well and truly made a comeback. For your mini fans of unicorns, we have gifts that are perfect as stocking fillers, and those that are a little larger. We love the cute enamelled unicorn earrings from Acorn & Will, Meri Meri’s unicorn felt hairclips and Ohh Deer’s matching unicorn mug and pencil case. They’re magical! But if they prefer mermaids, don’t worry, you can check out our lovely mermaid cushion from Meri Meri and adorable mermaid temporary tattoos.

Unicorn Earrings

Unicorn Hair Clips

Unicorn Mug

Unicorn Pencil Case

Mermaid Cushion

Mermaid Tattoos


Let’s be honest, dinosaurs never go out of fashion! If you’re searching for quirky Christmas gift ideas for kids that will last, our dinosaur night light lamps from the ever-popular Disaster Designs are a great choice. We have their Brachiosaurus lamp in green and their Origami T-Rex lamp in orange. Both come in a geometric, origami design that will become the centrepiece of any child’s bedroom. Plus, they emit a soft glow – perfect for story time!

Dino Origami Brachiosaurus lamp

Orange Dinosaur Lamp

And what’s better to read together than a book about dinosaurs? We love Maggie Li’s The Amazing Dinosaur Detectives book – it’s sure to send them on some exciting adventures in dreamland.

Amazing Dinosaur Detectives Book

We’ve even got dinosaur temporary tattoos, dinosaur lunchboxes and water bottles if you want to continue the theme!

Bright Dinosaur Temporary Tattoos

Dinosaur Lunch Box

Dinosaur Water Bottle


whether it’s stationery or accessories, you can’t go wrong with something glittery. The kids will be back-to-school ready with the immensely sparkly Glitter Bomb water bottle from ban.do and Meri Meri’s hair clips for each day of the week. If these don’t encourage them to get ready for school in the morning, we don’t know what will!

Glitter Bomb Water Bottle

Days of the Week Hair Clips

Glitter fans will also love The Cool Company’s glittery notebook for Magic Plans and our best-selling initial glitter purses from Catherine Colebrook.

Magic Plans Glitter Notebook

Magic Plans Glitter Notebook Lifestyle

Glitter Initial Purse


Know a little one who is always exploring? Always discovering something new and getting stuck in? Us too! We’ve got the perfect kids’ Christmas presents for mini explorers, from those who love going on an intergalactic adventure to those who are always spotted in their wellies, examining the wildlife in the garden. For adventurers, Ridley’s traditional themed toys and joke sets make the perfect, fun and hands-on presents. If they love space, grab a set of their glow in the dark planets and stars – they can create their own galaxy with 42 individual pieces to stick to their ceiling or see it for themselves through Ridley’s kaleidoscope.

Ridley's Glow in the Dark Stars & Planets

Ridley's Space Kaleidescope

If they’re always on the hunt for bugs, they’ll love Ridley’s Creepy Crawlies Toy Collection. Although, please note, we won’t be liable if they mischievously end up in granny’s tea this Christmas!

Ridley's Creepy Crawlies Toy Collection

These are just some of our favourite picks for kids’ Christmas gifts for 2017. If they love to read, get creative or accessorise, we have plenty more for you to choose from! Whatever you go for, you know that by shopping local, you’ll be gifting something unique this year.

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