With Christmas around the corner, even the Scrooges among us will surely be writing their gift lists and putting time aside to do their online Christmas shop. It can be tricky coming up with unique gifts year after year and it can be so tempting to simply buy toys, games and other fun bits for the toddlers in your life – and for the parents of the child. which is why trends have gravitated towards more useful and practical gifts in recent times.
There’s nothing wrong with keeping the magic in Christmas through entertaining gifts but, with a bit of thought and gift guides such as ours, you can make sure to bring something a little more meaningful to everyone around you this Christmas.
Every child loves playing with building blocks but Plan Toys take things to another level with their wooden set of blocks that comes with a range of shapes, colours and sizes. Handmade in Thailand using non-toxic, natural materials for an environmentally responsible gift, these innovative blocks are specifically designed to support your child’s learning and growth, helping them to develop hand-eye coordination and stimulate imaginative play as well as gain a respect and understanding of nature at a young age. The blocks are recommended for children over the age of two and the ideal choice to encourage siblings and friends to play together.
Kids enjoy mimicking adult activities which is why a personalised baking gift set is such a thoughtful Christmas gift. The set includes a rolling pin, spatula, pastry brush, spoon and cutting board – you can also add a personalised apron to help your child feel really grownup.
This is a lovely way for your little one to feel like they are involved in helping mum and dad in the kitchen – and a good way to distract them during busy Christmas days! Again, it encourages imaginative playtime and feeds into your child’s developing creative skills.
Wearing big boy or girl pants is one of the best ways to support your child when they show signs of potty-training readiness. This helps to enhance their growing independence and solidify positive associations with potty training. There are some lovely underwear sets around with a range of favourite characters from Disney princesses to classic Mickey Mouse.
Reading fun and light-hearted potty-training books is another great way to encourage your child in this milestone. Once they start to show an interest in the process, break them in gently by reading some colourful books – we love some of the bestselling board books as they encourage your little one to engage with the process in a relaxed way whilst discussing the essentials of this developmental milestone.
Milestone training doesn’t stop when Christmas rolls around, which is why the Family Seat is such a useful gift that shows you are supporting the learning and development of the little ones in your life. Mum and dad will love the practical design that fits easily onto the existing toilet while toddlers will have instant positive associations with the potty-training process as the Family Seat can be unwrapped as a Christmas gift.
What’s more, we have a 15% discount up for grabs on any product and/or Saver Pack. Simply enter the code XMAS15 at checkout on any purchase made between now and 20 December to claim your discount. Merry Christmas!
The Family Seat Progress Chart and Door Hanger are a great way to set up a rewards-based system for potty training. Every Family Seat comes complete with these potty-training essentials and a 10-Year Guarantee.
For advice on any aspect of potty training and for any help purchasing a Family Seat, email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Seat supports the children’s communication charity I CAN, who are experts in helping children to develop the language, speech and communication skills that they need to thrive in our 21st-century world. We donate 50p to I CAN on each and every seat purchased through the official Family Seat website.