#MyGLTC Gift Guide 2020

Still searching for the perfect present? From special, small gifts to big and exciting showstoppers, we’ve got lots of ideas to delight, inspire, and create magic on Christmas morning and beyond.

To help you bag the best surprise to pop under the tree, we asked parents from our #MyGLTC community to share their recommendations.


Star beans coffee shop being played with by young girl

Star Beans Coffee Shop – reviewed by Jessica, @thewondersofbella

“I love how much detail it has and Bella absolutely loves opening and closing the door, as well as feeding her dolls cups of tea. I would recommend it as it encourages role play and use of imagination.”

Did you know? The Star Beans Coffee Shop has won two Loved by Parents Awards: Best Role Play Toy 2019 (Platinum) and Best Interactive Toy 3-6yrs 2019 (Gold). Team it up with our Bakery Basket to ensure your little barista’s café never runs out of pastries!

 A Job Well Done Wooden Tool Set

A Job Well Done Wooden Tool Set – reviewed by Donna, @genuineplacebo84

“One of my favourite GLTC toys, that isn’t just a beautiful, fun toy but educational too is the A Job Well Done Wooden Tool Set. It’s a great set for encouraging imaginative play and developing fine motor skills. The tools come in a wooden van that you can push along, carry, and screw nuts and bolts on to. It’s a gift that will be treasured for years.”

Check out Donna’s full review here.

 Coffee Cup Wooden Toy Kitchen

Coffee Cup Wooden Toy Kitchen – reviewed by Molly, @create_make_and_play

“Having a role play kitchen is something I highly recommend. This has been a life saver when I’ve needed to get on and do things in the kitchen. Having this kitchen and all the wonderful accessories already set up means Luca can create his own child-led imaginative play.

Great little idea: Encourage little chefs to cook up a storm with the addition of our Wooden Pots & Pans and our Toy Dinner Set.

 Wooden Book Cart, Dinosaur

Book Cart, Dinosaur – reviewed by Petra, @amumreviews

“It looks so cute and my daughter absolutely loves it! She’s already a bit of a neat freak and always wants to help tidy up (unlike her sisters!) and she loves making sure her books are put away neatly in her new Great Little Trading Co. Dinosaur Book Cart.”

Read Petra’s full review here

Great little idea: Why not turn one of our adorable book carts into a Christmas Eve box? Explore our Christmas Eve Box Ideas for Toddlers & Kids guide for inspiration on what to fill yours with.

 Wooden Play Shop & Theatre

Sixpence Play Shop & Theatre – reviewed by Bansri, @ayla.the.explorer

“This playset changes seamlessly from theatre to shop, encouraging endless hours of creative play. The attention to detail is wonderful and the quality of the product is great. It’s easy to put together and has castors which makes moving it around the playroom easy. As well as being fun, it helps develop self-confidence, communications skills, and imagination.

Ayla likes to put on a theatre show for her friends and pets and open the theatre curtains to officially start the show. She also loves to set up her supermarket and uses the chalkboard to draw fruit and veg to personalise it.”

 Pat-a-cake Wooden Play Kitchen

Pat-a-Cake Play Kitchen – reviewed by @RachelDucker

“This wonderful little play set is not only easy to build, but it looks amazing in any room or house. Hours of fun can be had with this from drawing on its chalkboard side, to imaginary play with it’s very own sink and oven. The dials make ‘click’ noises and it even comes with its very own utensils. It’s great value for money.”

Check out Rachel’s full review here

 Large Classic Toy Box Seat

Large Classic Toy Box Seat – also reviewed by @RachelDucker

“A large and superb quality toy chest. Easy to put together and solid and sturdy. Can hold many toys and is a great looking piece of furniture. It can also double up as a seat.”

Great little idea: A toy box is a wonderful gift for a baby’s first Christmas and brilliant forethought for when they’re old enough to engage with a wider range of toys which will then start mounting up!

 Woodland Animals Kids' Bedding Set

Woodland Animals by Ryn Frank Bedding Set – Single – reviewed by Jemma, @thimbleandtwig

“With it's mellow, Scandi feeling willow green colour, it’s perfect for creating a calm and restful sleeping environment and makes the perfect useful nature Christmas gift for kids.”

Read Jemma's full review here.


We hope these gift ideas for kids spark your interest and you've discovered something to make your favourite little person beam. For more inspiration, check out our full collection of Wooden Toys or our Alternative Gifts range.

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