The trick to choosing a great present for little kids is sneaking some learning in under the cloak of fun. These Christmas gifts for preschoolers do just that, whether encouraging balance or dexterity, logic or problem solving. But more importantly, they’re all ace.
John Lewis 120 Piece Train Set
A classic, with good reason.
Charades for Kids
Hugely popular, simplified version of the classic game for 4+.
Studio Skinky Stackable Playon Crayons
Moulded for little hands, these are non-toxic and almost too pretty to use.
Cox & Cox Rocking Sheep
We will rock ewe.
Moluk Plui Rain Cloud Bath Toy
A perennial Mr Fox bestseller and pretty enough for the family bathroom.
Paper Unicorn Wooden Watermelon Bowling Pins
British made, hand-painted and non-toxic. These are practically edible.
Dress Up Pebbles Wooden Dolls
5 dolls, 36 outfits: hours of fun for little creators.
Build Your Own Cardboard Robot
Little engineers (with some help) can build a sturdy robot before customising it with paint or foil.
Kid O Free Play Magnatab
This generation’s etchasketch: take on long journeys or to waiting rooms for mess-free play.
Janod Bricolo Tool Box Set
Fostering helpful, practical children – just make sure they know what not to deconstruct in the house.
White Company Ride-On Car
A playroom must-have, these cars look beautiful and can be handed down.