Posted 28th Nov 2014
Day five of our online Christmas gift guide (from 24th to 28th November 2014) and we take a look at the gifts that would be perfect for the whole family this festive season
A family fun day
This Christmas why not take the family for a fun-filled day of crabbing, as Norfolk-based Gone Crabbing has everything you'll need for this year-round activity? Keep the kids occupied for hours with the boys and girls hoodie or t-shirt buckets, that come complete with a crabbing line, badge, hoodie or t-shirt and, of course, a big bucket for all of the crabs. Not forgetting mum and dad, there are special Christmas crabbing buckets for them too – the perfect gift for the outdoor family. Buckets come presented in a big box stuffed with orange tissue paper and wrapped up in Christmas crab paper, ready to be popped straight under the tree. Prices start from £15 and sets can be purchased from www.gonecrabbing.co.uk.
Countdown to Christmas
Do away with the cardboard advent calendars that last only one Christmas and instead start a new tradition with The National Gallery's wooden train advent calendar. A charming red locomotive, the wooden train comes complete with driver and 24 numbered doors to take you all the way through to Christmas Eve. Fill each door with secret messages, chocolates or gifts the family will love during the countdown to the festivities year after year. Visit www.nationalgallery.co.uk for more information or to purchase the wooden train advent calendar priced at £22.
With Christmas fast approaching, surprise the children with an imagination rug from Axminster Carpets, which can be personalised for an extra special touch. Available in festive designs or featuring country characters such as sheep and owls, the high quality rugs are designed to spark the imagination and create hours of playtime fun and lasting memories. With wildlife and nature themes running throughout the designs, the imagination rugs are one-offs, with the signature of the weaver worked into the rugs which are made from 100% British wool. Imagination rugs start from £250, while the limited edition Christmas mats are £45 and are available to buy from www.rugsfromaxminster.co.uk.
Steady does it
Gather the family and sit down to enjoy Prickly Pile-Up – an entertaining stacking game. Take it in turns to add more loveable, though prickly, hedgehogs to the top of the stack – who will be the first to send them crashing down?! You need a steady hand to keep this game going. Priced at £12.99, you can find Prickly Pile-Up on the Lakeland website at www.lakeland.co.uk, suitable for ages three and up.
Pamper your pooch
Spoil the whole family this year, not forgetting man's best friend with this Bonio edible dog wreath. Complete with at least 11 Bonio dog biscuits and 11 mini Bonio biscuits, the wreath is the perfect gift to keep your furry friends happy while the family open presents. The dog wreath costs £10 and is available to buy from www.bhs.co.uk.
By Lauren Morton