Our top ten screen-free gifts for Christmas

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Are the kids spending too much time on their laptops and phones? Sometimes modern problems need old-fashioned solutions. This year, we’re embracing all things screen-free for Christmas to help you enjoy the festive season as a family. Here are our top ten gifts that offer the perfect antidote to the digital age. 

Secret Agent lie detector kit

Budding scientists aged 8+ will love this lie detector kit (honest!). Building the kit will give them the chance to try their hand at electronics, and get to grips with circuits and wires. Just make sure you’re ready to be interrogated afterwards. 

Secret Agent lie detector kit
Secret Agent lie detector kit, £12.95

World Map puzzle in a tube

Nothing brings the family together quite like a puzzle; hunting for the edges and seeing the final image come together. This world map puzzle offers the perfect break from sitting in front of the TV on Christmas Day and will put your geography skills to the test too.

World Map puzzle in a tube
World Map puzzle in a tube, £8.95

Colourful Creatures stacking blocks 

Keep little hands and minds occupied with these sweet stacking blocks, covered in our popular Colourful Creatures characters. As well as helping them learn to love numbers, the blocks can be used to build (and knock down, of course) fun towers, bridges and whatever else their imaginations can conjure up. 

Colourful Creatures stacking blocks
Colourful Creatures stacking blocks, £12.95

Tyrannosaurus 3D wooden puzzle

Dino lovers can now construct their own classic T-Rex skeleton, with no messy scissors or glue required. If you don’t mind a bit of mess, then for an extra creative step you could paint the wooden pieces before you begin construction. Stegosaurus, triceratops and dimetrodon dinosaurs are also available.  

Tyrannosaurus 3D wooden puzzle
Tyrannosaurus 3D wooden puzzle, £4.95 

Cardboard learn to stitch kit

Get their motor skills running with this pretty, cardboard stitch kit. Inspired by nature, with no nasty needles and nice thick, cotton laces, it’s the perfect introduction to crafting for little ones.
Cardboard learn to stitch activity

Cardboard learn to stitch activity, £6.95

Make your own solar system

This kit contains everything you need to create a solar system model, including a booklet with handy painting tips and plenty of space facts. Suitable for aspiring astronauts aged 8+, these planets can be easily assembled, painted, and then proudly displayed for many years to come. 

Make your own solar system kit
Make your own solar system kit, £9.95

Charlie the Lion xylophone

A wonderful introduction to music, this charming wooden xylophone includes a songbook to help little ones learn five classic nursery rhymes including Old Macdonald and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Well, you will need a bit of a break from the Christmas music at some point. 

Charlie the Lion xylophone
Charlie the Lion xylophone, £19.95 

Magnetic let’s go fishing game

A classic bestseller with good reason, this game is not only full of nostalgia for the adults but is surprisingly addictive for little ones, as they cast their lines and try to catch a fish. The numbers on the back also help with learning to count to ten. 

Magnetic let's go fishing game
Magnetic let’s go fishing game, £9.95 

Make your own bug habitat

We love the wintery magic of the festive season but the cold weather can often mean lots of afternoons stuck indoors. Our brand new bug habitat means you can bring the outdoors in and get friendly with a whole host of creepy crawlies. 

Make your own bug habitat
Make your own bug habitat, £12.95

Build a volcano kit

Who doesn’t love a bit of science magic thanks to the classic combination of baking soda and vinegar? Build a volcano from the provided plaster mix and then make it erupt! If you’ve got any paints or tissue paper at home, you could also decorate the volcano for a unique project.

Build a volcano kit
Build a volcano kit, £12.95 

Inspired to pick up some screen-free gifts this Christmas? Be sure to check out our full delightfully undigital gift guide

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