Christmas Gift Guide

by DannyUK

Christmas shopping really isn’t my forte. With that in mind, and with Christmas approaching, I thought what better blog post to write than a gift guide? In the interest of honesty, the majority of these suggestions have come from things that the kids have requested, bits and pieces I’ve had on the blog this past year, or both. Oh and wherever possible I’ve thrown in a referral link which means if you click the link and end up buying, I get some pennies at no extra cost to you. Merry Christmas all round!


The guide is split over two posts.  Five items are on here today and the rest will be posted next week.  Today I have concentrated on gifts that would be well-received by kids and adults alike!

Ever since the kids and I went to the Nintendo event a few weeks ago, Nintendo items have been high on the request list from the youngest two (aged 8 and 10).

Ideal for kids and adults alike:

Balloon Baboon – £8.95

Anyone that knows me will know my love for this company. The original air-benders, Balloon Baboon do things with latex that you’d almost find unbelievable if it weren’t for seeing it with your own eyes.

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You’ll have to be quick if you want to get anything delivered before Christmas though, as their dates get filled up fast! My recommendation would be a snowman - a snip at just £8.95.

Nintendo Handheld Console 3DS XL - Black – £199.99

I grew up as a fan of Nintendo, with my Gameboy in hand pretty much anywhere I went. A few years back I upgraded to the original Nintendo DS and got my Mario Kart fix via that. This is the newest model - The 3DS XL which is larger and offers 3D too. I know the kids have this high on their Christmas list.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – £31.95

A few years back we had Super Smash Bros Brawl for the Nintendo Wii, and many a button-mashing evening was had trying to out do each other. This title came out six years later, is more up to date and has more characters. What’s more, it’s handheld. What’s not to love?

Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo 3DS) – £31.99

Mario Kart 7 is three years old now on the DS platform, yet it remains one of the biggest selling titles. I’d be amazed if you haven’t played this, but if you haven’t, you need to! Annoyingly addictive, infuriatingly competitive, it’s great for kids and adults alike.

Tangle Teezer - £9.10

Originally seen on Dragons Den, this hairbrush caused a small revolution when it first appeared in my household.  Claiming to work wonders by detangling hair, it lives up to the hype by doing so superbly.  As a dad with three daughters, all with long hair, this has been an ever-present ever since we first tried it.

Part two of the Christmas Gift Guide is here.

Christmas Gift Guide for everyone

The Balloon Baboon snowman, Nintendo 3DS XL goodies and a Tangle Teezer!

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