Christmas gift ideas for children

Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam

The Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam is a fun action camcorder for children, says Simon Jary of Tech Advisor. It’s cheaper than a GoPro – the favourite of extreme sports photographers – which makes it easier to entrust to a reckless child rushing off to the skateboard park. Price: £50 from Selfridges.com.


Lego robot

The Lego Boost Creative Toolbox is fantastic, says TechAgeKids.com. The models are excellent, the learning required to put them together “nicely paced” for children aged around seven to 12, and the toy uses mostly regular Lego bricks with only a few technical parts. Excellent value for money, good fun, and your children will learn a lot too. Price: £125 from JohnLewis.com.


FurReal Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger

The FurReal Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger is one of the must-have Christmas toys that your child will have on their wish list this year, says Megan Sutton of the Good Housekeeping Institute. Price: £100 from JohnLewis.com.


Meccano MeccaSpider

The Meccano MeccaSpider stands out in a crowded market of buildable robots, says Pocket-Lint.com. It is not too complicated to build, can be customised without too much difficulty, and has a fun water-squirting feature. Price: £100 from Argos.co.uk.


addington Bear by Steiff

A Paddington Bear by Steiff made to celebrate the release of the new film. It is made from chestnut mohair, is fully jointed and comes in a removable duffle coat. Price: £189 from Selfridges.com.