Every year we face the same issue: how can we surprise kids with exciting and new Christmas presents. We scroll through dozens of lists and guides, with mostly the same old presents included. So this year we have done some research and found three really alternative fun Christmas gifts that are great to place in a stocking!
First we have Playbrush, a new smart device that attaches to any manual toothbrush and transforms it into a game controller. For too long we have been subjected to daily tooth brushing battles, but now children can play fun mobile games whilst they learn how to brush in the right areas and for long enough. Playbrush follows dentist’s advice to get kids brushing twice a day for 2 minutes, and connects to a smartphone or tablet device via wireless Bluetooth technology. At £39.99, Playbrush represents a fun and useful gift, coaxing children into the perfect brushing habits for a lifetime. Only one device is needed per family and contains a weekly family leader board to decide the best brusher. Playbrush is a great entertaining and educational Christmas gift for the whole family.
The Kano kit teaches kids the basics of coding in a thoughtful and simple way. It is the first steps into computer science, art, coding and hardware. The kit comes with a guided storybook and simple steps to show how to make a computer. Children can start off by drawing cool images with code, and then end up building a whole computer. At £89.99 for kids aged 6-12, it is a way for kids to not just consume but also create.
A final gift idea for this Christmas would be the great dining table ping-pong set. It comes with two bats, two sweatbands, 3 balls and the net with posts. This is all kept in a great and useful carry case, perfect for storage and taking on holiday. It is easy to set up as a fun after dinner game and a great way to get the kids to clear the table! It’s priced at £18.95, meaning there is no need to spend lots of money on a table tennis table, is quick and easy to set up and take down, and a great way to keep kids active. A great joint present for this Christmas!