Christmas Gift Guide 2017 – For Children 4+ years

Struggling what to buy for children age 4 and over? We have created a Christmas Gift Guide suitable for this category we hope this will help you on what to buy! There is a variety of everything so we hope you find something that suits!

Most of the products in our Christmas Gift List have our personal review linked to them so you can read further into each product if you feel to have found something you might like or want more information on. Some links may take you directly to the product’s website if we have not personally reviewed the item.

Technology Will Save Us

Technology Will Save Us are on a mission to spark the creative imagination of young people using hands on technology. Their award winning make-it-yourself kits and digital tools help kids (and the adults that love them) to make, play, code and invent using technology. The Mover Kit is a great start, and we have had great fun learning.

Tech Will Save us - mover kit by Family Clan

Itty Bittys Disney Princess

We love these Disney Princess Itty Bitty’s from Hallmark.

Chocolate Egg Maker

With the Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker children can create a variety of different egg treats using their own chocolate, sealing unique prizes in the middle of the eggs as a tailored treat for chosen recipients.
The Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker is easy to use and allows kids of all ages to craft and gift their own chocolate egg surprises.
Chocolate Egg Review Family Clan

Mini Hornit

The Mini Hornit is the world’s most fun accessory for children’s bikes and scooter. It comes loaded with 25 sound effects from bells and trumpets to racing cars and animals, and has bright lights (white AND green!) for safety. Perfect addition to any bike or scooter this Christmas!


Staccups is a fast moving, fun filled game for all the family to enjoy.
You have to match the top of the previous cup to the base of your next. You can play with two, up to four players. You will have so much fun with this game over the Christmas period. It is a firm favorite right now and is always coming out to play on a weekend.

Staccups Family Clan Review

L.O.L. Surprise Ball

These collectable L.O.L. surprise balls are in alot of little girls Christmas Lists. They would make great affordable gifts as they are the perfect size to fit in your stocking.

Seven layers of fun wrapped around every L.O.L. Surprise! Unwrap the ball to reveal a new mystery, hinting at which L.O.L. Surprise doll you’re going to get. And that’s not all! Feed your doll with the bottle to find out if she cries, spits, tinkles. You can also bathe her in cold water to see if she colour changes!

Personalised Chocolate Bars & more

If you are looking for a truly original gift this Christmas then head to Giftpup! They supply a wide range of quality personalised gifts for all the family. Many of these gifts are handmade by experts in their field and they take great pride in the quality of their products.

These personalised chocolate bars would make a great gift this Christmas.

Personalised Chocolate Bars by Family Clan


Rummikub Game

Rummikub is a great game for all the family to enjoy this Christmas. Be the first player to go ‘Rummikub’ by using all your tiles in ‘runs’ or ‘groups’ and by accumulating the highest scores.

Rummikub Review by Family Clan

Detective Dot

Kids can become a part of the CIA and Dot’s world with the MegaPack.
Aimed at smart kids aged 8+ the book and activity pack is delivered in a Top Secret envelope addressed to your child, with a personalised invitation to join the C.I.A (The Children’s Intelligence Agency).   The C.I.A are a shadowy group of child geniuses whose mission is to use technology to investigate global mysteries, injustices and rotten teachers.
Detective Dot 1

Toy State

Toy State gives you a wide range of products to help guide you to buy the perfect presents, offering a wide range of brands from toddler to 9 years+ with such a variety you will be spoilt for choice on what to choose, but you will find a present that is perfect!

Founded in 1984, Toy State’s core portfolio includes Road Rippers® and Hot Wheels® lights and sounds and radio controlled vehicles, as well as Cat® and Cat® Preschool construction toys. Working in-step with the world’s leading automakers, and Caterpillar, the leading manufacturer of construction equipment, Toy State products provide hours of enjoyment for kids of all ages.

Toy State Spiderman Review Family Clan has been at the forefront of the scooter and skate market since it’s launch in 2007. We have a brilliant scooter we received and it is excellent quality, great service and competitive prices. With scooters available for various sizes up to adult they have your every need.
Skates don’t just sell scooters – they also have a brilliant range of inline skates, aggressive skates, roller skates, retro quad roller skates, Heelys, ice skates, mini BMX, longboards, balance boards & Swegways, clothing, skateboards, all-terrain skates and of course the safety protection. Family Clan Review Chilli Orange Pro Scooter

Boy With His Head Stuck In A Book

With kids increasingly turning away from books and toward their tablets and smartphones, Zappar has provided a solution – marrying the two with this latest book. This 28 page paperback book, features interactive pages throughout bringing the story to life as you read, which makes it so much more appealing for children, especially for the children that aren’t to interested in books, this one will be sure to appeal them too!
Boy with his head stuck in a book Zappa book review Family Clan

Hamswan VR Headset

This Virtual Reality headset / glasses from Hamswan is great for gaming or watching films. We have had great fun reviewing it. Just slip your mobile phone into the front and off your go!

Hamswan Virtual Reality VR Headset Glasses Family Clan

Pass The Pigs & Pass The Pigs Party Games

These two fun games will be great for playing over the festive season. The original party animals, Pass the Pigs, use hilarious pigs for dice. Will you roll a sider or start makin’ bacon?

Pass the Pigs Games

Young Driver

Admiral Young Drivers hold days throughout the year at various venues all over the UK mainland. The price for a “Firefly” lesson is just £19.95 for 20 minutes. They have a wide range of course for young or youth drivers, aged 5 – 17. You can buy gift vouchers for a driving experience, that would make a great present for Christmas.

Admiral Young Driver Review by Family Clan


Schleich figures are all about imaginative play and children’s imaginations are instantly inspired by the realistic animals. Each individual small Schleich figures are hand painted, which just shows to me that they do put care and attention to each product that they make.

We have been lucky enough to review a few sets of Schleich products this year, and I would highly recommend them as gifts, as they have been 5* quality and my children have had hours of play which I believe is because of the realistic look of the toys.

Schleich Mobile Vet Van
Schleich Vet Van Review Horse Club Range by Family Clan

Schleich Tractor & Trailer
Schleich Tractor and Trailer Farm World Review Family Clan Blog

Schleich Croco Jungle Research StationFamily Clan Croco Jungle Research Station Schleich Review

Ravensburger Disney Eye Found It

Join Mickey, Tigger, Ariel and friends on a magical journey through 12 marvellously illustrated Disney realms. All players need to reach Cinderella’s castle by midnight.
Disney Eye Found it is an amazing game, we have had so much fun! With its excellent quality this game will last in our ever growing collection for many years. The game is suitable for ages 4+ and 1 to 6 players so a great family game to have over the festive season.

Drumond Park

Drumond Park have such a variety of games that suit all the family, perfect family games for Christmas season.  They are a big hit in our household and I would love to share some of our very favorite games with you.

Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad!

This is a perfect family game for all the family, it is one of our very best games ever! Jake and Grace love this and it is a great game for all the family to join in.

That lovely chocolate cake is there in the fridge. How are you going to get to it without waking dad? Be careful! There are so many things that could make a noise. If you trip up or knock something over, you will wake dad! 

Shark Bite

Shark Bite is a great fun filled game for all the family. Using your fishing rod, rescue either the fish, lobster or crab out of the shark’s jaws but watch out… if the shark snaps his jaws you lose all your collected sea creatures!

Barbecue Party 

Barbecue Party is a family fun game, where you have to put the barbecue food onto the barbecue carefully, if you are not careful all the food will spring off!

Crazy Claw

Crazy Claw is the action-packed game of boiling balls and grabbing claws. Everyone knows the excitement of the arcade games; now find the right Toy Tokens in the bubbling balls and you win!

The Book Of Everyone

Never mind the story of the Three Wise Men this festive season  – this year, it’s ‘Wise (ish) Words For Everyone’ that will be entertaining your child this Christmas.

Whether it’s for your son or daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild or any youngster you think the world of, Wise (ish) Words For Everyone is a personalised, 50-page grin-inducing book, bursting at the seams with useful and funny advice for children aged 8-16 years to help them make better mistakes – and it’s guaranteed to make a small person’s Christmas Day.

Wise ish Words Book Review by Family Clan


KidZania is based in London
KidZania is a 75,000 square foot child size city where kids are in charge. Children get the chance to try out more than 60 real life role-play activities from a pilot, journalist to a surgeon. Each role play experience is created to teach kids essential life skills including financial literacy, team work and independence. The whole experience blends learning and reality with entertainment and allows children to get a feel for what it would be like to work in a mixture of career fields.
It is real play, real fun, unique and a safe environment for children to feel comfortable trying new things.
KidZania is a fun educational attraction
Suited age 4-14 years , if you are based around the area this would be a great gift!
Annual passes to Kidzania are priced at £129 and includes, 12 months unlimited entry, 5 free adult

tickets, Fast track entry into the city, 5% discount on selected food & beverage outlets, 10% discount on birthday parties, 15% discount on merchandise.

Kidzania Logo

You can find our other gift guide here

Christmas Gifts For Children 0 – 4 YEARS

Christmas Gifts For Children 4+ years

Christmas Gifts For Expectant & New Parents

Christmas Gifts For Grand Parents

Christmas Gifts For Her

Christmas Gifts For Him



10 Thoughts to “Christmas Gift Guide 2017 – For Children 4+ years”

  1. Margaret Gallagher

    Lol is still a big hit here – need to start shopping for 2020

  2. Nadine Holland

    Lots of interesting ideas here and we discovered rummikub this summer, great family game!

  3. Margaret Gallagher

    Already thinking of 2018 ! Schleich is always high on the wish list – personalised chocolate too

  4. amy hughes

    i’d love the barbeque party to play with my kids – always up for a giggle!

  5. L Whittaker

    Some Great Ideas there, thank you! Always a struggle to know what to buy.

  6. Sidrah Ahmed

    Lovely items the kids would love them

  7. Paul Wilson

    Some great games there.

  8. Kayleigh Watkins

    Megan would absolutely love all of these, quite a few are on her list to Santa xxx

  9. Margaret Gallagher

    So many ideas

    I’ll have another browse later when I get more TIME

  10. ashleigh allan

    Lots of great ideas and lots of fun board games!

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