Avoiding gender stereotypes doesn’t need to be expensive. Check out our guide to great gifts and stocking fillers, from £1.50 – £10. All shops featured on this page have received the Let Toys Be Toys “Toymark award” – our good practice award for the stores that are getting it right.
These beautiful crochet and knitted small toys are great for little ones: suitable from birth, and many have a rattle inside. £7.99 – £8.99 at thelittleland.co.uk Age: from birth
Great stocking fillers! Have fun with these cool science gadgets. £3.99 each or £10 for three from www.playworm.com Age: 8+
These fantastic hand woven dolls are developmentally appropriate and reflective of the multi ethnic world we live in. Removable clothes and fully washable. Made in Sri Lanka by Fair Trade Co-operatives with Lanka Kade. £7.99 at rachelstoyshop.co.uk Age: from birth.
Miniature wooden village set. Includes several buildings, characters and pieces of scenery, all decorated in a mix of coloured and natural wooden shades. £7.99 at edufantastic.co.uk Age: not suitable for under 3 years due to small parts.
These paper automata are perfect for budding engineers – build an automaton from our pre-cut kits and you have a long-lasting toy that’s just as exciting on display as it is to play with. A great gift for Christmas day. £6.99 at whirligigtoys.co.uk Age: 8+
This magical source of light doesn’t need any batteries! Just give it a friendly squeeze and it’s ready to light your way into the night. The nose lights up as well. £4.99 at edufantastic.co.uk
Take the helm of the Green Toys Submarine for a nautical journey to help protect the planet! Submerge it underwater to explore the terrain at the bottom of the tub, and let it resurface to scan the horizon in search of the next earth-friendly adventure. This sturdy bath toy features a spinning rear propeller, a flat bottom for added stability, and the classic handle and wide-mouth opening combination for plenty of scoop-and-pour fun. Made from 100% recycled plastic milk containers. £9.99 at blue-daisy.com
It’s a diagnosis of fun when you create your very own pet hospital. Little vets can first build the hospital and then decorate it using the stickers, furniture and characters provided. £7.99 at whirligigtoys.co.uk Age: 5+
A range of simple kits which give great results. Each kit contains a hand turned 3 piece wooden nesting doll with the animal design drawn on, 2 tubs of artists acrylic paint, quality paintbrush, wiggly eyes, and instruction sheet.
£9.99 at krasnaya.co.uk
£1.50 at blue-daisy.com
An old favourite! Still great fun. £9.99 at toysofearth.com
We love this classic pull along toy, which children have been enjoying since 1953. Pull the dog along and watch him move his head and waggle his tail and ears.
£9.99 at blue-daisy.com
Age: 18 mths+
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