Best gifts for kids 2019

Whether you’re buying for a toddler or teenager, we’ve found the best food-themed toys, homeware and novelty buys for a budding little chef. 

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Dinosaur eggs

Box of dinosaur eggs on white backgroundThese marbled white chocolate eggs come with added roar – little dino-lovers will find pockets of popping candy within the shell. They come in a protective egg box. Buy from Firebox (£11.99).

Shop play tent

Shop play tent on white background

This themed kids tent will make an aspiring greengrocer out of your little one. The roomy size means it’s ideal for storing toys when you want things cleared out of the way. Buy from Argos (£21.99).

Strawberry squishy

Strawberry squishy on white backgroundLike Tamagotchis and Pogs before them, squishies are a super-hyped must-buy for little ones. Their fortuitously low price tag makes them a great collectable. Buy from The Entertainer (£5).

Toy coffee machine set

Wooden coffee machine on white backgroundCalling all aspiring baristas! This sturdy, wooden coffee machine is perfect for kids of toddler age and above who love to play make-believe. Buy from JoJo Maman Bébé (£30).

Personalised unicorn glass

Unicorn glass on a white backgrounMake milk and cookies all the more magical with a bespoke unicorn glass, adorned with the name of your choice. Buy from Find Me A Gift (£9.99).

Bamboo panda tableware set

Bamboo tableware set on white backgroundBamboo-based tableware is an ideal swap for traditional plastic plates and cups. This set is natural, robust and toxin-free. We love the minimalist panda design. Buy from Scandiborn (£23.95).

Ice cream machine bath toy 

Ice cream factory on white backgroundToddlers will love playing grown-up by serving freshly whipped ‘ice cream’ at bath time. This cute contraption sticks onto the side of the bath and makes the most of bubbles. Buy from Amazon (£21.99).

Sushi leggings

Sushi leggings on white backgroundFood print clothing always looks cute on kids. We love this modern-looking print featuring a maki and nigiri design. Buy from Alex and Alexa (£18).

Food print lunchbox 

Smiggle lunchbox with burger, fries and pizza printSmiggle is a treasure trove of accessories and stationary for kids and teenagers. We love this graphic print double decker lunchbox in a fun burger and fries motif. Buy from Smiggle (£19).

Retro tabletop kitchen 

Retro kids kitchen with pans on white backgroundLittle ones love pretending to cook up a feast, and this mini stove is a great alternative for parents who don’t want to buy a full-size toy kitchen. Buy from Kidly (£45).

Personalised Paddington cutlery

Paddington bear knife, fork and spoonKids love personalised things and kids love Paddington – so we can’t see any reason why they wouldn’t love this cutlery set that can be customised with a name. Buy from Prezzybox (£10.99).

Banana print rain coat

Banana print rain coat on white background
If you know a little one with seriously sharp style who's not afraid of a bold print, this banana puffer jacket will have them strutting their stuff all the way through winter. Available in sizes from six months to 9 years. Buy from Indikidual (£76).

Harry Potter chocolate wand

Harry Potter chocolate wandExpelliarmus! Cast a spell over a die-hard Harry Potter fan with this novelty wand, available in Harry, Ron, Hermione and Dumbledore designs. Buy from Jelly Belly (£9.50).

Typhoon rookie stix

Blue kids chopsticks on white backgroundThese cheat’s chopsticks are great for kids and chopstick novices, and come in a range of fun colours. Buy from John Lewis (£3).

Keith Haring colouring placemats

Keith Haring colouring in placemats laid out on white background Keep kids occupied at the dinner table with these Keith Haring print colouring-in mats. They can be framed for display afterwards. Buy from Zig and Zebra (£17.95) and Tate (£20).

Kendall the Kale teether 

Kale shaped baby teether
Get kids chewing on the good stuff from an early age with this fun, on-trend kale baby teether. An ideal gift for someone who's just welcomed a new arrival. It's also available in avocado, broccoli and watermelon shapes. Buy from Sous Chef (£13.95).

Bon appétit toddler apron

Kids white apron with graphic print and bon appetit fontLittle ones can help out in the kitchen (with less mess) with this toddler’s apron made from 100% cotton drill. Buy from Buddy and Bear (£12).

Happy cloud flask

Happy Cloud flaskWith its fun design and bright colours, this stainless steel flask is good for family days out. Buy from Rex London (£14.95).

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