I love the little catalogues retailers produce at Christmastime and while browsing the Asda edition the other day I decided to do something a little different and pick out the gifts I like best for a mini gift post. I spend hours pouring over these gift guides and for those wondering yes I will be doing a Boots edit – I couldn’t not, could I? So here are the kids gifts I am loving this year from Asda..
I do my weekly shop here so it’s only natural that I think it’s the best supermarket but when it comes to toys they really do have the best deals – in my opinion. If you have small children who want big rather than expensive toys their 2 for £20 deal is great, you can buy substantial looking bits of plastic (toys to kids) for much less than usual. This year I think Milo will be getting a car garage (cars are his current obsession) and a mini laptop (he’s always after mine) in that deal! I have previously purchased the dolls house they have on offer every year and can confirm that there is very little putting together required and again it looks like a much more expensive gift than it was.. 3 or 4 years later and while Ella isn’t getting so much use out of it Milo is just starting to play house, the quality of the wooden toys from Asda is excellent so if you’re looking for a big impact gift for your little ones that will last longer than a month I’d highly recommend them! Last year Ella got the Leappad – this is expensive but will save your more expensive tablets from sticky fingers.. I think 7 was a little too old for it but again her little brother will get a lot of use out of it I’m sure. Remember that when these electronics get an upgrade (Leadppad 2/Leappad Power) the original versions will drop in price substantially so if you have kids young enough not to care always look out for the cheapest available model! Furby is a good example of this as last years version has taken a discounted back seat to make room for the Boom upgrade.. Ella had her heart set on the online features of the new one so I already have it bought and hidden away – I was worried it may be the must have toy and go out of stock closer to the time.
It’s a little late for this advice now but you really don’t have to wait until the last minute to buy your gifts.. I start in September however the earlier you buy the better because prices take a hike as December looms. More importantly you don’t feel all the pressure on your November wage if you spread the cost over a few months! If there are any particular retailers you’d like me to do a ‘picks’ post from let me know but next up will likely be a Boots gift guide edit.