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Must-have presents for Christmas 2012

Submitted by on October 23, 2012 – 4:55 pmOne Comment

No doubt your children already have a list as long as their arm of all the potential gifts they would like to see under the tree on Christmas day.

These may range from top-of-the-line gadgets right through to inexpensive items such as Play-doh. No matter what kind of things they ask for, as a rule most children will not, and indeed should not, get everything they ask for.

Try to get your child to prioritise their list or pick out the one thing that they want above all others and then shop around to get the best deals. Be sure to look on netvouchercodes.co.uk for discounts – something such as an Iwantoneofthose promotional voucher could save you ten percent or more on the listed price.

Top in electronics this year is the LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer. Suitable for children aged three years and upwards, this electronic learning tool is perfect for curious minds. It has cameras front and back and comes pre-loaded with five apps designed to get children thinking while they play, with a range of over 255 further apps available to download or as cartridges. The LeapPad2 records progress and adapts in difficulty according to your child’s ability, asking increasingly tough questions as they move forwards.

Augmented Reality Puzzles by Ravensburger are the latest craze to hit the nation. Providing a modern twist on the classic jigsaw puzzle, these iPad games are fun for children and adults alike. Once the on-screen puzzle has been completed it opens up new side games such as ‘Find the Fish’ on the Underwater Realm puzzle.

Lego never seems to go out of fashion as demand for this season’s best sellers Lego Star Wars and Lego Ninjago confirms. For girls the brand new Olivia’s House range is proving immensely popular. The only problem with these gifts is getting the adults out of the way long enough for the children to have a go at building it!

The Angry Birds craze has been sweeping the nation all year, so much so that the brand even has its own online store now. Check out Angry Birds merchandise for some funky key-chains, lunch boxes, plush toys and even clothing featuring the highly recognisable birds.

Furbys, Monster High dolls, Sylvanian Families, Subbuteo and Wheelybugs all rate highly on this year’s Christmas lists, along with all the traditional arts and crafts sets and requests for chocolate.

Whatever your child asks for, try to instil in them that Christmas is about spending time together as a family above all.

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  • Bella says:

    There are so many learning tablets to choose from for young children its hard to know which one to buy! But reading about the Leap Pad 2 on here I have started to notice more positive reviews and write ups about it. I think I best buy my son his quick if this particular one is going to be very popular this Christmas!

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