Avoiding gender stereotypes doesn’t need to be expensive. Check out our guide to great gifts and stocking fillers, from £1.50 – £10.
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£6.50 from Babi Pur
This sturdy cardboard rocket is easy to assemble and beautifully decorated. Enjoy hours of fun preparing for take-off or exploring!
Figures not included. Suggested 4 years and upwards
£8.99 from Rachel’s Toyshop
£7.99 from The Little Land
£9.99 from Child’s Play
A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. The alliteration, rhyming and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues depicted resonate with their parents’ values of community, equality and justice.
£6.99 from Bookmarks
Great traditional little pull back toys from I’m Toy. Just pull the engine back on its wheels then let it go to see it zoom across the floor! An ideal size for little hands to hold and play with, these trains make great gifts that children will love
£4 from Born Direct
£8.99 from Dandle Toys
£6.95 from Wood & Wonder
Build your own marble run with this clever kit with a stepping motion. Simply slot the pieces together, with easy to follow picture instructions, add a single AAA battery and then watch the motion unfold. These are easy to build – the pieces are designed to fit together well and if they don’t fit – turn them around and you will be correct!
£7.99 from Whirligig
Wooden bow with three wooden ‘arrows’ which have suction cups instead of arrowheads. Comes on a cardboard backing which opens out into a target. A fun and safe way for your child to play at being Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen.
£9.95 from The Little Toy Box
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