1. My Monopoly
Monopoly’s newest edition, My Monopoly, is a version of the traditional game that we have all come to know and love, but with the added bonus of being able to personalise your game. This version includes blank tiles and stickers so you can make it your own.The free My Monopoly App lets you print out stickers, to personalise your tokens, properties, and even Chance and Community Chest cards! Priced: €28.99
Dixit is a multi-award winning game, where the main player is your imagination. This game tests your logic, ability to bluff and your powers of deduction, while keeping the rules to a minimum. In each round a player becomes the storyteller, calling out a phrase or word that describes one of their cards, and the other players then choose one of their cards that best matches what the storyteller calls out. Dixit is brilliant, simple, great fun, and can adapt to any age or language. Suited for 8+ yrs. Price: €29.50
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This Marvel Comics Kids Lampshade is perfect for all superheroes, and will appeal to all fans of Marvel(big and small!). They are 100% cotton and come in three different sizes. Priced: €30 – 50.
4. Build Your Own Tiny Town
Designed and painted by Anke Eckardt in her West Cork Studio, these Build Your Own Tiny Town kits make unusual, creative and unique gifts. Each assembled miniature street captures that colourful, unique personality of your favourite Irish town. The Dublin Set comes with 5 model buildings to cut out and be assembled Price:£14.95.
5. Magic Set
The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set would make a delightful present for any wannabe magicians! This fantastic set includes ten professional caliber, yet easy-to-master, tricks for beginners! The 10 illusions and magic tricks in this set are classics—any child who has seen a magician perform will likely recognise at least one or two, and be thrilled by the chance to master them at home. Suited for 8+ years. Available Amazon.co.uk £19.99; Amazon.com $25.80.
6. Five in 1 Board Games Set
This 5 in 1 Classic Board Game Set includes draughts (checkers), ludo, backgammon and snakes and ladders. Each of it’s four sides has a different boards and all the pieces fit comfortably inside the wooden box. A real must have for any home. Price: €46.02.
7. BoxSet of Enid Blyton Books
End Blyton continues to be a favourite amongst kids, so why not give the gift of a Malory Towers Boxset, which contains 6 of the series. Price: €29.82. Perhaps they prefer mystery books? If so, this Famous Five Collection priced €10.78 containing the first 3 books would be a great start for their collection. Both available from Book Depository which offers free delivery worldwide.
8. Personalised Football Money Box
This Personalised Football Money Box is perfect for any budding football fans or players. Add child’s name, date of birth, and their team, and colours. Price: €25.99.
9. ‘Dreams’ Wall Art Print
The ‘Dreams’ Wall Art Prints for Boys and Girls reminds them of fun things they should experience – almost like a bucket list! In lovely bright colours, sized 8″ x 10″ it would make a perfect addition to a child’s bedroom or den. Price: €16.
You can never go far wrong with Lego as gift. Year after year, boys and girls everywhere love making and playing with Lego. New this year is Lego City Arctic Base Camp, Lego Ultra Agents, new Chima sets, and of course, there are lots of new sets from Star Wars, and Lego Friends.