Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!
There’s almost nothing we love more than seeing our little people’s faces light up as they realise that Santa’s been and left them gifts galore! From the cutest baby gifts to mark that very special first Christmas to cool picks for teens -we’ve rounded up a few ideas to help fill those stockings and stack up under the tree.
Babes (0-12 months)
1. Girl: Every baby’s best friend, Sophie is cute, washable and perfect for teething.
Sophie Le Giraffe, DHS 99, Dbbabies.com
2. Girl: Nothing says I love you more than a soft cuddly rabbit and Jelly Cat do the sweetest starry ones, ideal for Christmas.
Jelly Cat, DHS 105 from jellycat.com
3. Boy: These clapping rollers are not only amazing sensory toys, they are also non-toxic and small enough to carry in your handbag.
Plan Toys, DHS 56 from Babysouk.com
4. Girl: Mealtimes and milk feeds can be messy when you’re very little so treat your bubba to a beautiful bib by Swedish brand Elodie details that’ll not only keep them clean but look gorgeous – and angelic – too.
Angel Wing bib AED 135 (available in gold/black/bedouin stories). Buy at www.Mumzworld.com or at Alina in Dubai Mall
5. Boy: A walker is a great gift for a little one almost on the move, and this racing one is sturdy and looks super fun!
Hape, DHS 220, Bumble Bee, Dubai Mall or online
Tots (12 months – 2 years)
Tots (12 months – 2 years)
1. Girl: Every little girl needs a doll and baby Annabel is the most life like and fun one around. It comes with accessories such as a bottle and dummy.
Early Learning Centre DHS 349 from all ELC stores
2. Girl: For hours and hours of fun, a play kitchen is just what every playroom needs and Ikea offer a very affordable option.
DHS 395 from ikea.com
3. Boy: A classy retro toy car, which will enable your boy to race around in style. Brum Brum!
Vilac Ride On Racing Car, DHS 685, Caramel and Sun
4. Boy: A preschooler’s idea of heaven, this 24 piece Tool Box, including nails, screws, bolts and more, is ideal for building motor skills and great entertainment value.
Melissa and Doug, Dhs 90 from Creative Minds
5. Unisex: Rocking horses are so last season –this year it’s all about the sheep! Your little one will love taking a ride on this super cute and uber comfy rocking sheep by Povl Kjer (plus it’ll look gorgeous in their room or actually in any room of the house). We love!
AED 2100 at Kids Point Store
Minis (2 years – 4 years)
1. Girl: This flamingo pool float is bound to be your little girl’s new BFF. The split back makes it easy to scoop in and out and get ready for some splashing fun.
AED 100 from Seed Heritage
2. Girl: THE IT toy of 2016, Hatchimals, little animals that literally hatch out of their eggs, are sold out in most stores worldwide but a little birdy tells us that Dubai may have a few around, and a new shipment on its way. Yay!
Hatchimal at The Toy Store DHS 380
3. Girl: Dazzle Me Pretty dress by Tutu Du Monde – the perfect little princess party dress, this gorgeous frilly number is guaranteed to put the hugest smile on your girl’s face. Available from age 2 – 10 if older siblings would love one too!
AED 800 Kidette Boutique
4. Boy: Help your little man reconstruct the pit stop scene with this 45-piece puzzle. Great fun and good for the brain!
Orchard Toys Puzzle, DHS 79, Magrudy’s
5. Boy: Super heroes to the rescue! Rescue bots and transformers are a huge hit amongst the boys and can be transformed in a few easy steps.
Optimus Prime Rescue Bot DHS 153 from desertcart.ae
6. Unisex: Little creative kiddos can get stuck into making effortless works of art and multi-coloured pictures without the need for any paint or pens – by just gliding the tool across this fabulous Hamleys Magic Drawing Board.
AED 110 at Hamleys
Littles (4-6 years)
1. Girl: Nailmatic Kids’ sets of three are every girls dream and are great for littlies too as the polish is non-toxic and removed with warm water.
AED 109 from DB Babies
2. Girl: Let your little ones imagination run free as she enters her fairy cottage and commences her magical adventure of make believe.
Wingreen, DHS 1148, Marmaland
3. Boy: These innovative, magnetic tiles are a fun way to enjoy building houses and allows the little one to learn about shapes, geometry and symmetry too.
Magnatiles DHS 299 at Virgin Megastore
4. Boy: By far one of the most popular toys around, Lego is an amazing gift for any age group and the star wars edition is a great hit with the boys.
Lego Star Wars Imperial Assault Hovertank DHS 204 from Mumzworld
5. Unisex: A 2 in one toy storage bag that doubles as a play mat is the perfect option for storing all that Lego, dolls stuff, cars, balls or blocks – and makes clearing up easy (so easy the kids can do it!). Portable, hard wearing and made in a gorgeous cotton design it also makes for the ideal storage sack for the beach, the park, holidays or trips to visit grandparents.
AED 200 Caramel & Sun
6. Unisex: A parent’s window into a child’s world, the very cool Smart Heart Board Game® creates a platform for meaningful conversations between a parent & child (and what could be better than that?!) Parents get to learn about children’s experiences in the classroom, on the playground, at playdates, etc. Purchase your Smart Heart Board Game® online today for 230AED (incl. shipping – price may vary slightly depending on exchange rate at time of purchase).
7. Unisex: One of the sweetest gifts our kids have ever received and perfect even for slightly older kiddos (there are various titles suitable for children aged up to 12 years – but frankly we’d love one of these ourselves!). The “Mybook” personalized children’s stories are the perfect pressie for the holidays!
Make your child or the little loved ones on your gifting list the stars of the story! Their name and other details (hometown, friends’ names, et…) will be featured throughout the book. So much fun to read and help educate, inspire imagination and build self -esteem in children and a memorable keepsake for life!
AED 70 per book available at Level Kids
Whipper-snappers (6-8 years)
1. Girl: The next best thing to an iPad but without the hefty price tag, Amazon’s Fire Kids offers educational apps, kid friendly books, movies and TV shows, and all under parental control.
Fire Kids, DHS 450, Amazon
2. Girl: Don’t ask us why, Shopkins has taken the world by storm, with little girls all over the world collecting and trading their little figurines. Us adults may not understand it, but the kids love them and it promotes sharing, pretend play and creativeness!
Shopkins Food Fair, DHS 58, John Lewis
3. Boy: Boy are these fun! Let your little one nod off to sleep dreaming of being an astronaut as he climbs into his suit for the night. Other heroes and heroines available too.
Astronaut Duvet Cover Set by Snurk DHS 515 from Indigo Living
4. Boy: Engage your son’s energetic streak with this football goal – afternoons of outdoor fun with friends or family for these gorgeous winter months.
Kipsta Football Goal from Decathlon, Mirdiff City Centre DHS 315
Big kids (8-10 years)
1. Girl: This personalised musical jewellery box will make your big girls eyes light up. Its hand painted images add a child’s element to a rather more grown up gift.
DHS 215, from Great Little Trading Co.
2. Girl: For the girl with patience and skill with their hands, this Safari set is delightful and is such good value too.
Safari Origami DHS 25, Borders at Mall of the Emirates
3. Girl: Actually one for the whole family (yes dads and boys included), the Shoeq range of beautiful authentic Pon Avarcas Menorcan sandals are available from teeny tiny to adult sizes and come in a huge variety of different colours and shades (but the glittery version get our vote). Buy a pair for your daughter and a pair for mama and step out in style together – we love a little matchy matchy with our girls!
AND Sassy readers get a lovely 15% discount on the entire range of Shoeq shoes until Saturday, 31 December – visit and enter the code Sassy Loves Shoeq at the checkout. Simple!
4. Boy: Discover the world of genetics with DNA Detective’s 12 experiments and read up on all you should know in their step-by-step educational book.
DHS 130 by Science4you at ParknShop
5. Boy: Do you have an inventor in the family? Piper, the newest craze, enables your little one to build their very first real computer and learn engineering and electronics on the way, all through Minecraft.
DHS 1100 approx, available at playpiper.com
Tweenies (10-12 years)
1. Girl: For a nearly teenager, these classic books are the perfect present to inspire adventure and excitement in their lives.
Famous Five Book Set by Enid Blyton DHS 105 from The Book People Ltd.
2. Girl: A must buy for hours of family/friends fun; we love Monopoly Junior
Dhs 165 Hamleys, Dubai Mall
3. Boy: For your skater boy, this retro 70s cruiser is just the ticket!
DHS 135 from Sun & Sand Sports
4. Boy: Available in a variety of colours, an Ipod Shuffle is sure to be at the top of your child’s wish list and at this price it’s hard to say no. Besides, there is apparently a connection between music, health and happiness so get shopping mamas and spoil them already.
Ipod Shuffle DHS 199 at iSTYLE, Mercato Mall
Teens (13 up)
1. Girl: Oh yes, the most exciting news is that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is coming to Dubai and what better gift than theatre tickets for your teen to… ♬ ♪♬ let the memory live again.
From DHS 275, Dubai Opera
2. Girl: For a budding photographer or an arty young lady, this classic camera will produce dreamy pictures to inspire and cherish.
Diana Camera DHS 195, Uncommon Goods
3. Boy: A fun card game for all the family that requires a bit of skill and a whole lot of luck! Enjoy!
Sequence Dhs 379 at Toys R Us, Time Square Mall
4. Boy: The ultimate dream for a teenage boy, the PS4 hits gaming on the head. Its slim line console makes it better than previous versions and it offers a multitude of exclusive and entertaining games of adventure.
Playstation 4, DHS 1199 at DG Sharaf Stores
Happy shopping, Santa!
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