If your child is invited to lots of parties, buying presents for all the birthday boys and girls can really add up. Check out our party present ideas for both boys and girls.
You’re delighted your child’s been invited to a party, but what presents do you buy the birthday boy or girl? And if it seems they’re invited to one every weekend the party present costs can soon add up.
That’s why we’ve come up with lots of brilliant ideas for party presents for kids, from cheap gifts for those who love the outdoors, keen puzzlers and readers, budding artists, cooks and creatives to trains, cars and a bumper pack of Play Doh that is a present that just keeps giving!
All our party presents are under a tenner and it’s a good idea to buy in bulk if you can to save on delivery costs. Don’t forget to look out for bogof offers and discounts. Supermarkets often do deals on children’s toys and check out the dvds sections for offers too – 4 kids’ dvds for £10 equals 4 party presents at £2.50 each!
Make sure you check the age suitability on your choice of present too and try and find out if they’ve got a younger sibling – mums might not be too happy with a present of hundreds of marbles if there are toddlers around the house!
Great places to shop online for party presents are Tesco, Asda, Boots, John Lewis, Kiddicare, GLTC, ELC, Argos and Amazon and don’t forget to compare prices, including the cost of delivery.
Happy party present shopping! And if you’ve discovered some brilliant bargain presents of kids, let us know in the comments box below.
Melissa & Doug toys are real favourites with kids. This reusable sticker pad is in a large format, so it's great for little hands, has 5 scenes and over 165 stickers. And, when they're finished, they can start all over again! This one is £4.55 from Amazon.co.uk and there are different versions available, like animal habitats.
Arty kids will love this brilliant art set. They can create all sorts of creatures using the stamps, ink pads and their own fingers! There are lots of different versions you can buy, including a dinosaur and fairy set. This one is £8 from Johnlewis.com.
Come, in Buzz Lightyear, come in! Do you read me? Kids will have hours of fun communicating with these Toy Story Walkie Talkies. They have an easy-press talk button and flexible antenna and are suitable for age 3 and over. They're £7.50 from Argos.co.uk.
If boys love trains, it's likely that the Thomas collection will be one of their favourites! This wooden train is called Old Reliable and he's a limited edition, costing £9.99 from elc.co.uk. He has magnetic couplings so he can be connected up to other wooden trains and carriages from the set.
When money's tight, but you still want to give a good present, this set of 10 cars is ideal. It's just £6 from Tesco.com, so you could break up the set according to budget and how many party presents these are suitable for! Five cars is an impressive present and will only have cost you £3!
In the summer a seeds tin is a great present. Kids can't believe their eyes when the little seeds the've planted turn into tomatoes they can actually eat! This kit is simple to use and if they don't have a garden they can always use indoor planters. They're £6 from elc.co.uk.
This is such a brilliant idea for hours of fun. The art desk comes complete with a 5 metre roll of paper with pictures ready to be coloured in. There are also 6 big tip markers and 8 crayons in the set. And when they've finished colouring in one picture, they can just roll the paper up and move on to the next! The perfect princess party present is £6.99 from toysrus.co.uk.
All Play-Doh needs to be hours of fun is a little imagination and all kids have that! This set of 20 can be divided up and wrapped in sets for a brilliant budget party present. This set is £9.99 from Argos.co.uk, so you could be handing over a generous 5-pack of Play-Doh and no one will know it only cost you £2.50!
A great summer activity that starts out as a small present and turns into a great big present! Boys and girls both love a bouncer and Peppa Pig so this one in an all-round crowd-pleaser! It's suitable for indoor and outdoor use for kids from 36 months to 7 years and it's £7.90 from Amazon.co.uk.
Little girls love dressing up games and changing these outfits will give them plenty of sparkly entertainment without turfing all their own clothes out of the wardrobe! The kit comes with two magnetic dolls, so two can play at the same time and 22 items of magnetic clothing and accessories to play with. It's £6.99 from Amazon.co.uk.
Mixing, stirring, baking - cooking is so much fun for kids, especially when they get to eat what they've made and it's made even more fun when they've got their very own cooking set. This one comes with 11 pieces, including a rolling pin, stirring spoon, wooden spoon, brush, 4 cookie cutters, whisk, measuring spoons and spatula and is £6.99 from Amazon.co.uk.
At £20 for 20 books, this is an absolute bargain. You could go to 5 parties and present each child with a generous 4 books! Or 10 parties with 2 books each! The books are classic tales, such as Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland etc with beautiful illustrations. Suitable from 3+. Buy them from thebookpeople.co.uk.
Girls who love jewellery will enjoy making their own jewellery exactly how they want it to be. This hearts bead set has more than 150 pink and lavender hearts and other wooden beads, along with string cords to make necklaces and bracelets. It comes in a handy wooden tray with compartments to keep them all organised. It's £7.99 from elc.co.uk.
Birthday girl love Barbie? Birthday girl love puzzles? Tick, tick! This is a fantastic bumper pack of puzzles with no fewer than 10 different puzzles contained in this box. There's a Dora the Explorer 10 puzzle pack and a Thomas the Tank Engine 10 puzzle pack too, each for just £4.24 from Tesco.com.
Digging is a favourite pastime of many a boy and girl. Even if they haven't got a big garden, they can get a good bit of digging done in a sand box or sand table! And if they fancy a bit of gardening or planting a few seeds, their very own trowel and spade will go down a treat. The pair are £5 from elc.co.uk.