The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide for Kids Aged 1 to 5

Christmas can be stressful for parents. Juggling kids, in-laws and pets, let alone the turkey! So to give you a little helping hand we've compiled a list of our favourite toys for little ones aged 1-5. We might not be able to stop you from burning the roasties but we can do our bit to help make Christmas morning magical! 

Colour Stacker - Wooden Stacking Toy

Wooden Stacking Rings

This Montessori-approved wooden stacking toy is appropriate for tiny tots and older children alike, making this the Christmas gift that keeps on giving. Littlest learners can enjoy basic stacking - developing fine motor skills, while toddlers are able to explore more complex and creative constructions, promoting long-term play and a ‘stack-load’ of enjoyment thanks to this versatile toy.

Hammering Bench

Wooden Hammering Bench

‘Nail’ your gift-giving this year with the Jaques of London Hammering Bench. Made from sturdy, child-friendly materials, it's built to withstand the force of even the most enthusiastic little hammer-wielders. The bright colours and durable construction, alongside the traditional and luxury gift wrapping, make this gift extra special. The perfect treat for any kid who is beginning to explore the world around them. Early identification of colours helps children to create a cognitive link between visual clues and words whilst learning to identify and describe colours. Therefore improving a child's ability to communicate and express themselves. Start them young, grow them into becoming an engineer, astronaut, or neuroscientist—the world is their oyster.

Reversible Board Set - Magnetic Letters and Numbers

Magnetic Learning Board

If you're searching for a thoughtful and educational gift this holiday season that will bring joy to children ages 1-5 years, look no further than the Reversible Board set with Magnetic Letters and Numbers. This versatile and engaging product is not only fun to play with but also fosters learning and creativity allowing a child to be educated through play and encapsulate lessons from school throughout the Christmas break. Grab one now at a great price!


Colourful Tumble Tower

Colourful Tumble Tower

The ‘Colourful Tumble Tower’ is a modern twist on a classic stacking and toppling block game. However, this version adds a splash of colour and a whole lot more excitement. While the rules of tumble towers are simple, the possibilities are endless. Players can get creative with their stacking designs, building intricate towers and structures, opening more doors than on an advent calendar to artistic expression and imaginative play - the most valuable gift for fostering creativity in children.


Reward Chart

Rewards Chart

Make sure your little learner stays on the nice list this year with the positive reward chart. This tool becomes an integral part of a child's daily routine, encouraging long-term personal growth and is a fantastic way to encourage behaviour. With this splendidly simple but superbly spectacular chart, you're not just gifting but guiding and investing in a child's future, allowing them to become the best version of themselves.


Animal Seesaw

Animal Seesaw

This versatile toy is suitable for 1 to 5 year olds with its multiple functions. From basic playing to practising balancing and stacking skills. This wonderful gift will allow the recipient to learn about balance and physics as they experiment with weight distribution on the seesaw. The children can merrily master counting skills and engage in inclusive play with friends or family, making this toy a top-tier choice for Christmas.

Foam Letters and Numbers

Foam Letters and Numbers

A fantastic way for children to learn while they play. These tactile pieces serve as powerful tools for teaching children the alphabet and basic maths skills. Whether it's helping them recognise letters, spell seasonal sayings, or understand basic addition and subtraction, these toys encourage learning in a hands-on and holly-jolly way. 

Pink Cookie Cake

Pink Cookie Cake

With 4 slices of cake which can be attached using Velcro fastening and a beautiful wooden knife in coordinating colours, this gift is a recipe for success. Allow young one’s to engage in imaginative play this Christmas and many more to come with this sturdy and durable wood.

Animal Shape Sorter Toy

Animal Shape Sorter

Santa won't be the only one sorting the presents out this Christmas. This Animal Shape Sorter Toy is a sensory satisfaction of craftsmanship that even the elves would be proud of. This toy offers a merry mix of mindfulness, promoting cognitive development, problem-solving abilities and fine motor skills. This festive season, give the gift of learning and play with an animal-shaped sorter and watch the joy it brings the littlest loved ones in your life.

Crayon Set

Crayons Set

With colours as vibrant as Rudolph's nose this set turns every canvas into a Christmas masterpiece. Allow Santa's favourite little helpers to participate in elf-expression all year round with this arty essential. This crayon set is more than just another art supply; it is a gateway to a world of creativity, imagination and festive fun. Not only will any little learner love the vibrant colours and endless artistic possibilities, parents can and will appreciate the low mess and easy clean up with these fully washable timeless crayons. Encourage hours of entertainment during the holiday season and beyond with this excellent set.

We hope this ultimate guide has given you some idea's for the best Christmas gifts possible. Happy shopping one and all. 

Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.