Top Toys and Gifts for Christmas by Age

The Christmas countdown is officially on. Over here at GLTC HQ, we’ve been busy making a list (and checking it twice), ready to help you plan for the perfect celebration.

So, if you’re struggling with what to buy that special little someone, call off the search. Our guide to the best toys and treasures for every age is here - bursting with festive joy and guaranteed to make finding that perfect gift a breeze.

0-12 Months

This beautiful Baby Gym makes an ideal gift for a new arrival. Baby’ first Christmas marks an extra special occasion, and what better way to celebrate than with this stunning toy that will get plenty of use throughout the season and well beyond too. Made from beechwood, it makes a lovely addition to any modern home.  The solid and sturdy frame is fully safety tested, adorned with the sweetest woodland animal friends, complete with sensory activities to develop inquisitive little natures.

This Wooden Walker in cheerful, woodland fox design is sure to be an instant hit with little movers. One of our award winners, this adorable toy is ready to join your little one on all their mini adventures and makes a sturdy companion to aid walking. There’s also a handy compartment for carrying around small toys, teddies or comforters. And, as you’d expect, the sturdy beechwood frame and robust rubber wheels are built to withstand all their daily escapades.

Little ones are sure to fall for this sweet 3 in 1 Wooden Rainbow Toy. An wonderful gift to help develop fine motor skills, this lovely little stacking toy offers great value for money and is designed to help your child learn through play. Featuring a stacking rainbow,  tree and mushroom plus a set of little wooden animals which can also be stacked - it’s triple the fun.

Don’t forget to add a personal touch to the festivities with one of our beautiful personalised stockings and sacks. The perfect keepsake to cherish year after year, each one is made from soft cotton with a cotton lining and stitched detailing. Choose from a range of fun designs, finished off with your little one’s name.  What could be more magical than that. 

1-3 Years

Roll up, roll up. Our Wooden Play Shop and Café is a firm favourite and it’s easy to see why. Double the fun awaits thanks to its clever, reversible design.  With a lovely, eye catching look and a host of fun interactive features to discover, little shop keepers will enjoy day after day roleplay adventures as they tend to customers, stock the shelves and serve up tasty treats. Don’t forget to add our range of tempting play foods to add an extra dimension to realistic play.

Designed to capture young imaginations, this fold-away Play and Store Wooden Castle is just the ticket for mini adventures on the go. This compact kingdom is waiting to be discovered, complete with working portcullis and secret trap door that leads to a hidden jail beneath the floor. When it’s time to tidy up, it all neatly folds away into a handy carry case. Now that’s what we call clever, mess free play. Why not include these bold knights too (sold separately). They make a great stocking filler gift to add to all the fun.

And, how about this delightful Growing Garden, a ‘blooming’ lovely gift for little nature lovers. This table top toy is a winner for encouraging children to use their imaginations as they tend to their fruit and veg, from planting, to watering and picking their produce.  It may just tempt them to eat their 5 a day too.  

4 to 5 Years

Calling all master chefs. The Marshmallow Play Kitchen is ready to make mini ‘Bake Off’ dreams a reality.  This sturdy, sustainable showstopper gift is made from wood and makes a wonderful present that’s jam packed with play potential. With a stunning look and clever compact design, this bijou best seller won’t take over the whole house either. Complete with everything a little homemaker needs including a microwave, storage cupboard, oven, dishwasher, washing machine – it even includes the kitchen sink. 

Our best-selling First Class Post Office will make a special delivery that’s guaranteed to delight. Little letter writers will love this charming set that comes with a whole host of lovely accessories and play pieces for realistic role play fun. Weigh out parcels on the working scales, post letters through the letter box and send your own mail to loved ones – don’t forget the stamps.

Budding space enthusiasts are sure to love this toy all the way to the moon and back. This Wooden Space Toy is packed with interactive features to inspire creative play. With a rotating launch pad, interchangeable earth and moon play surfaces, refuelling station and magnetic play figures, it will really bring their imaginations to life.

Whisk young learners away to new adventures with the Wooden Toy Garage and Track, a true classic that never goes out of style. This version has all the mod cons to really get their fill of fun. Fuel up  at the petrol station, zip through the car wash, then head over to the service bay for repairs. Little ones love the wind up lift function to transport vehicles between floors. Add one of our vehicle sets and additional track for added play value.

6 Years and above

Create the perfect play paradise with one of our Teepee style tents, a heavenly hideout for reading, relaxing and role play fun. With a secret lookout window and washable base, they can be used  indoors and for outdoor play when the weather warms up. Choose from a range of designs to suit their style. Bigger kids are sure to go wild with this set up come Christmas morning.  Why not add one of our 100% cotton, squishy washable bean bags to snuggle up in for added wow factor.

And that's a (Christmas) wrap!

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