Christmas Gift Guide for Under 5s

You just have to pick up an Argos catalogue to see how much there is out there and, boy, is it overwhelming. Here’s our guide for the best gifts for babes through to five-year-olds.

Alphabet Print Rug, £19.99, H&M

Educational, practical and pretty is this fine rug from H&M.

My First Tool Bench, £79.90, Alex & Alexa

Get them started on DIY early with this lovely wooden toy bench from amazing brand, Le Toy Van.

Playfoam, £20, John Lewis

This playfoam is a dream-come-true for those of us who, alas, dread the inevitable mess (clue’s in the name) that comes with messy play.

Maileg Little Brother In A Box, £21, Four Fairies And A Prince

We are huge fans of the Maileg mice. They are so sweet and children all over adore them.

Miffy, £17, Scandimini

Miffy, gold and glitter: what’s not to like?

Nightingale Smock Dress, £45, Smock London

Smock London has created a gorgeous collection that plays on nostalgic smocked dresses of the past, but with a contemporary, neon-trimmed twist.