We know that when it comes festive gift giving to children, we all have some challenging little characters on our hands, which is why we have created this fool-proof gift guide to help you select the right present to reflects the petite personas. Happy shopping!
IF HE LOVES… The Minions from Despicable Me (pictured above)
He is… a cheeky monkey who’s always up to mischief. This diddy dude leaves a trail of destruction wherever he goes. Keep his chaotic mind busy with bubbling chemistry sets, outdoor play tents and builder’s workbenches
IF SHE LOVES… Elsa from Frozen
She is… a modern-day princess. The only ballet pumps she’ll be wearing are ones adorned with glitter and her butterfly tea set is made of porcelain, don’t you know. A diva in the making.
IF SHE LOVES… Eep from The Croods
She is… a little tomboy who is far more obsessed with outdoor games and hands-on action than Barbie dolls and kitchen sets. The leader of the cool kids, you really wouldn’t want to mess with this little rebel.
IF HE LOVES… Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon
He is… ruled by a spirit of adventure, with a creative force running through him that can’t possibly be suppressed. Not one to sit still, his fantastical mind makes him a fearless, outdoor explorer.
DOWN THE CHIMNEY: Stuff their stockings with these fun novelty treats
FANTASY GIFTS: For when a pushbike and a jigsaw puzzle just won’t cut it…
Watch your little ones ride around in style; this BMW 328 collector’s car is handcrafted in Lyon, France, and designed to be a replica of the 1936 classic.
Who needs to visit a museum when you can buy Stan, a life-size replica fossil skeleton of a Tyrannosaur first unearthed in South Dakota’s Black Hills in 1992? Spanning 40 feet from tail to jaw, you may have a few problems wrapping him, though.
BIEBER MEETS BELIEBER
If you happen to parent a Bieber superfan then you’re probably no stranger to the dulcet tones of Never Say Never. This Christmas, bring those sounds to life – real life – with a day hanging out with the singing sensation himself. Luxury lifestyle concierge gurus Quintessentially offer a bespoke service in arranging all your fantasy requests, whether it be a meet and greet after his concert or flying the superstar in exclusively to spend the day with your child. Price POA, contact (04) 4376800 or visit quintessentially.com for more information
FAIRYTALES DO COME TRUE
Based On A True Story creates and implements one-off adventures, family expeditions, thrilling fantasies and events, in the world’s most breathtaking locations. This Christmas why not book the trip of a lifetime and take your little ones into a real-life story that will sweep them off into a magical adventure they will never forget. Bespoke trips range from helping elves stop goblins destroy the light in the Arctic to discovering a map in Morocco then following it through the Balearics to overcome hundreds of pirates. Everyone encountered is an actor in full costume. Minimum investments for trips start at approximately Dhs918,300, contact (+44) 789998551 or visit basedonatruestory.co.uk.
If your young ‘un dreams of one day becoming an astronaut, then the Zero-G experience will give them a little taste of what travelling into space is like. The specially-modified Boeing 727 G-Force One flies to the horizon, performing parabolic arcs to create a weightless environment that allows them to float, flip and soar as if they were in space. Seats start from Dhs18,182 and children can fly from eight years old. Flights depart from a number of locations in the USA including Cape Canaveral and Las Vegas. Private flights accommodating up to 36 participants can also be requested at other locations and costs from Dhs606,000. Visit gozerogg.com for more information.