Christmas gift guide for children: 2013

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    Lily Barclay - Senior writer - bbcgoodfood.com

Looking to give the little person in your life something special? We’ve got plenty of ideas to keep them happy this Christmas, from 3D cookie cutters to egg shapers...

Harrods cirque du sweet chocolatesCirque du sweet curious chocolate selection

Older kids will be delighted to find a box of these Willy Wonka-esque curious chocolate combinations stuffed in their stocking. Handmade and finished by Harrods' expert team of chocolatiers, this is a seriously decadent way for kids to start Christmas Day.

£12.95, from, harrods.com

Egg shaperSunshine egg shaper

Let little breakfast lovers have their eggs served sunny-side up everyday with this super cute egg shaper. Bound to raise a smile in the morning, this makes a very nice adult stocking filler too. Simply pop the egg white into the cloud area and the yolk into the sun and you'll have sunshine on a plate.

£7.95, from,  follyhome.co.uk

Cookie cuttersParty series plastic 3D cookie cutters

Give cookies a life of their own with this fun 3D cookie cutter set, including a unicorn, dinosaur, dolphin, sailboat, airplane and teddy bear, there really is something for everyone. A sugar cookie recipe is included in the pack too.

£12.95, from, selfridges.com
 

Fred and friendsFood face dinner plate set

Let young chefs exercise their ‘creative abilities’ at the same time as getting their five-a-day with these fun plates. From spaghetti haircuts to carrot moustaches and pea earrings, there is lots of fun to be had.

£17.99, from,  fredandfriends.com

And available to buy at amazon.co.uk

Christmas colour in tableclothColour in Christmas tablecloth

A lovely present for children (and adults) as the colour in Christmas tablecloths will keep little hands happy for hours. From a flying Father Christmas to racing reindeer, there is plenty to keep everyone busy.

£4.50, from,  follyhome.co.uk


Chocolate sproutsChocolate sprouts

Get some green stuff in your little ones (well, kind of), with these milk chocolate sprouts. They make a fun alternative to traditional gold coins and are perfect for bulking out a stocking.

£2 for 135g, from, marksandspencer.com
 

Cooking set11 piece mini chef set

A great gift for any young and budding baker, the gift pack includes a rolling pin, stirring spoon, wooden spoon, brush, four cookie cutters, whisk, measuring spoons and spatula. Ready, steady, cook!

£10.95, from, grahamandgreen.co.uk
 

Sodier egg cup and soldier toast cutterSoldier egg cup and toast cutters

Do you know someone who doesn’t eat their crusts? Make their breakfast extra special with this funny and charming set. Boiled egg and soldiers will never be the same again, all that’s left to do is get dunking.

£7.99, from, iwantoneofthose.com

What's the best present you got given as a child? Or do you have any amazing ideas on your Christmas shopping list?

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