Welcome to the latest edition of Senior Snippets: the monthly advisory column with the older members of our community in mind, brought to you by Frankii of Home Instead in Welwyn & Hatfield.
The festive season is just around the corner so it’s time to start thinking about what to get the grandchildren this year. In order to make your Christmas shopping easier, we have put together a list of gift suggestions that will delight your grandchildren. Prices shown are approximate.
Gifts For Babies and Toddlers
Lamaze Play and Grow Freddie the Firefly (£10) With his smiley face and colourful wings Freddie also has different textures, makes various sounds and has a baby mirror, crinklers and teether rings to encourage play and fun.
Snow Glow Elsa (£34.99) With a touch of her magical snowflake necklace hear Elsa talk to her Frozen friends and watch the magic as her dress lights up in a flurry of lights.
Mini Kitchen (£50) This high-quality wooden kitchen is great for children who love pretending. Children can bake pretend cakes and cook up imaginary feasts all by themselves!
Gifts For Kids Aged 5-11
BrainBox Games (range from £7.50-£10) Give young brains a boost with these clever memory games. Many topics to choose from including sports, animals, science, languages, and more!
Vtech Kidizoom Smart Watch (£29.99) Capture photos, edit with photo effects and filters, record videos, and play three built in games. This gadget boasts an alarm clock with 10 different tones, timer, stopwatch, and voice recorder with funny voice changing effects.
My Friend Cayla (£60) More than just a doll, Cayla is the first doll to be connected to the internet so she can act like a real friend who can play games, tell stories, and even help with homework!
Gifts For Teenagers
Boom Headphones (£20): The perfect headphones for teenagers- bright, funky colours, cool styling, and almost impossible to lose on the bus.
Juice Sound Square Wireless Portable Speaker (24.99): Six hours of rechargeable battery life and built-in Bluetooth. Wireless speaker is compatible with smartphones and tablets.
WowWee MiP (£82) The First Balancing Robot Equipped with GestureSense technology, any hand motion controls MiP. Using its free app, you can drive it, play games & more all while MiP balances on two wheels.
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