The 12 Days Of Christmas is a tune that definitely signals the festive season has arrived!
It’s a traditional seasonal song which dates way, way back – in fact, the earliest known version of the lyrics was a song called The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball which featured in a children’s book called Mirth Without Mischief.
It dates back to – wait for it – 1780 – and so has been around for a fair few Christmas Days indeed!
The song is known as a cumulative poem – meaning each verse builds on the next.
Here, we’ve used it, just for fun, as an inspirational guide to share a few toys we think the kids will love this Christmas! Take a look…
Sylvanian Families Adventure Treehouse
No real birds here, of course – but we do have the sweetest tree house, and you can let the kids use their imagination to make-believe it’s a pear tree!
Mini Rodini Green Dove Dress
We love this Mini Rodini dress with quirky dove print, tiered design and pretty A-line silhouette – perfect for a Christmas Day lunch or festive visit to see family.
Ravensburger farm puzzle
Puzzles are a great gift for kids at Christmas, when you know there will probably a few home days and plenty of time you’ll want to keep them occupied! This farm puzzle features 10 pieces and is great for younger kids. And we do see a hen here (though we can’t guarantee it’s a French one!)
Djeco Chaffinch’s Melody Music Box
Perfect for storing little treasures, this Djeco music box features an all-over print and plays Tales from the Vienna Woods by Johann Strauss when opened.
Design Letters Gold/Pink 10 mm My Flower Ring
This delicate ring from Design Letters is made from silver-plated 18k gold and is suitable for ring sizes 48 to 58. If you’re looking for a jewellery set, there’s a pretty flower necklace charm to match as well.
Golden Goose Silver Super-Star Classic Sneakers
Take your pick from our stellar edit of Golden Goose trainers, featuring sparkle, neon, stars and every twinkly element to send them running into the new year in style! We’ve chosen to feature the super-star classic sneakers here but there are plenty more great pairs to choose from.
Weekend House Kids Blue Swan Print Sweatshirt
This cool blue sweater, made from soft terry material, will keep the littles feeling cosy and looking stylish through the holiday season: could it become a forever favourite?
Schleich Large Farm House
More farm fun here – but then, there’s nothing like a little imaginative play to pass those wintry hours when it’s just too chilly to go out! This sweet set from Schleich has everything the kids need to create a day looking after the animals, including seven sweet figures to get them started. Maids a-milking right here…
L.O.L. Surprise OMG 3.8 – 24K DJ Surprise Toy
24K DJ isn’t just a lady dancing to the music – she’s choosing the tracks! If you’ve got an L.O.L Surprise fan at home, who loves their tunes too, this is a great option – and comes with 20 (you read that right!) surprises.
Djeco Jumpo Diego
The classic hopper ball is always a Christmas winner! Get the energy levels up and the fun beginning with this one from Djeco, perfect for encouraging 3 to 6 year olds jumping away!
Kid’s Dough Cake Set Play Dough
If you’ve got a mini star baker in the house, why not get them creating with this super cool cake set from Kid’s Toys? They can whip up a variety of colourful cakes – complete with that swirled cream topping effect (that’s our pipers piping!) – and more decorations a-plenty!
Djeco Red Cajón Hand Drum
We love the colourful design of this handheld cajón. The wooden finish gives it a retro feel and this is a great gift for encouraging not only music, but hand-eye coordination too.