Is there a better festive feeling than watching your child open up a gift you lovingly chose for them? Experience the joy of giving and watch your child's face light up as they open one of these fantastic gifts from John Lewis.


The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on and if you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, then John Lewis is a great place to start.

John Lewis has gifts for every type of child to suit a wide range of budgets, so take a look at some of their top gifts available to buy this Christmas. You can get free Click & Collect for all orders over £30 to your nearest John Lewis, Waitrose and hundreds of other locations.

If you want to see your child's face light up with joy in the build-up to Christmas too, then take a look at John Lewis' Meet Santa Experiences. John Lewis also have offers on everything you need this Christmas, including Christmas tree decorations, lights and more.

My First Wooden Stacking Rings, £12

My First Wooden Stacking Rings

This stacking toy is designed to encourage early problem solving skills, and is created to withstand the inevitable wear and tear from teething toddlers. Children can enjoy figuring out how to stack the colourful rings, whether they choose to go largest to smallest or something completely different.

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The little bear at the top has felt ears which are great for learning about texture, too.

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Bike Club Subscription, from £4.49

Bike Club Subscription

A Bike Club Subscription is a great Christmas gift to get children active. Join for £4.49 a month to get access to kids bikes from all the best brands. As your child grows you can exchange for the next size up.

It's a brilliant way to ensure your child always has a high quality bike of the right size at an affordable price, and it's also a much more sustainable option. There's no need to keep selling on or disposing of old bikes, you can just exchange it for a brand new one.

The Bike Club includes top brands such as Frog, Forme, Squish, Strider and Woom.

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Casdon Dyson Cordless Toy Vacuum Cleaner, £25

Dyson Role Play Toy

If you have a child who likes to help with the cleaning (or if you really wish you did...) this toy gives a discreet helping hand. The Dyson Cordless Vacuum replica has working suction and cyclone action so while your child is playing, they'll actually be helping you clean the house, making it a little gift for you too.

If you don't have a cordless vacuum and you think they'll want one similar to yours, John Lewis also offers a Dyson Ball Toy Vacuum Cleaner.

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Jellycat Peanut Penguin Soft Toy – Medium, £19

Jellycat Peanut Penguin Soft Toy

This super cute plush penguin, suitable from birth, is a lovely cuddly gift, ideal for Christmas. Its arms sit in a hug position so it's always ready to give your child a cuddle when they need it.

Its soft cream and black fur and orange suede flippers will feel soft against your child's skin and help soothe them off to sleep.

A smaller version of Peanut the Penguin is also available for £10.50

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VTech JotBot Robot, £49.99

VTech JotBot Robot

This gift is ideal for teaching STEM skills to more arty and creative kids. There are 15 double-sided drawing data chips to choose from, all with different images. Insert the chip and the little JotBot robot will draw that image onto a piece of paper. It works by coding, and kids can create their own codes with help from the colour-coded guidebook to get the robot to draw whatever they like.

The JotBot can draw on A3 and A4 paper and comes with a child-friendly felt tip pen, but it can draw with most other pens and pencils too. An extra lovely little feature is that he sings as he draws.

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John Lewis Wooden Pizza Oven, £40

John Lewis Wooden Pizza Oven

This colourful wooden pizza oven allows children to cook the yummiest (wooden) pizzas around. The pizza set comes with all the added wooden toppings including onions, basil, parmesan, mushroom and jalapeño peppers, plus a toy pizza cutter for the perfect slice.

It's a great little set to encourage imaginative play.

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Their Nibs Festive Pyjamas, £24

Their Nibs Festive Pyjamas

Pyjamas are always a lovely fun-yet-practical gift. These blue long sleeve pyjamas feature a festive stag print, just one of many quirky prints available from stylish pyjama brand Their Nibs. They're a comfortable fit and the sizing is generous to give children freedom to move around while they sleep.

The set is made from soft cotton with contrast piping, and can be easily cleaned in the washing machine. They're available from size 2-3 years to 9-10 years.

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Rachel Ellen Love Our Planet Children's Tabard, £13

Rachel Ellen Love Our Planet Children's Tabard

If your child loves to take part in mucky play or baking then this biodegradable, colourful, TPU-coated tabard could be the perfect pretty but practical gift.

It has a Love our Planet design featuring cute animals from all around the world. This tabard is ideal for children ages 2-4 years and it's easy to slip over their head to keep them clean.

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Dinoski Kids' Spike Dinosaur Waterproof Puddle Suit, £50

Dinoski Kids' Spike Dinosaur Waterproof Puddle Suit, Light Green

This fun looking puddle suit is ideal for children who love the outdoors and aren't afraid of getting mucky. The all-in-one is made from waterproof PU and has adorable dinosaur features such as horns on the hood. There are underarm ventilation holes and foot straps to keep the legs in place under wellies and stop any water getting in.

It's easy to do up with a simple zip at the front.

If the green doesn't take your fancy, it's also available in a purple unicorn design too.

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Vans Kids' Ward Sketched Checkerboard Trainers, £37

Kids Vans Trainers

These Sketched Checkerboard Vans have the classic style with their padded collars, reinforced toe caps and thick waffle outsole.

They're available from size 1 to 13 Jnr and can easily be wiped cleaned. The thick sole and reinforced toe caps also make these shoes durable so they should last your child quite a long time.


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About the author

Chloe is a Digital Reviews Writer and Coordinator for Immediate Media's Parenting team. She researches and writes articles, recommending the best products for parents, ranging from best sleep aids to best playpens. She has a First-Class Honours Psychology degree where she developed a strong interest in child development.


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Chloe BrightwellDigital Reviews Writer and Coordinator

Chloe is a Digital Reviews Writer and Coordinator for Immediate Media's Parenting team, specialising in household and trying to help parents save money. She researches and writes articles, recommending the best products, ranging from best cordless vacuums to best playpens. She has a First-Class Honours Psychology degree where she developed a strong interest in child development. During her teenage years she worked as a play worker and Brownie volunteer to support children's play.