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Cool gifts for cool kids

Looking for some cool new gifts for Crimbo?! Look no further than the Nat Geo Kids Christmas gift guide... We've handpicked 16 awesome gifts that we know our readers will love, from brilliant books and board games to awesome explorer kits and puzzles. Let's make this Christmas the best yet!


Why we love it: The smash-hit observation game where players race to match the identical symbol between cards. Reliant on a sharp eye and quick reflexes, Dobble creates excitement for children and adults alike while keeping every player involved in the action!
How much? From £12.99 | Where can I buy it? Waterstones


Seedbom Gift Box

Why we love it: A super-fun way to encourage little green fingers! This gift box contains 4 eco-friendly Seedbombs to grow all kinds of colourful plants - and help bring brilliant bugs and birds to your garden!
How much? £16.95 | Where can I buy it? Kabloom


Why we love it: Fast and frantic, players race against each other to build crossword grids. No pencil, no paper, or board required! You'll have a bunch of fun as you race to finish by using all of your letter tiles first. And check this out - it comes in a small banana-shaped pouch, perfect for playing on the go!
How much? From £15.99 | Where can I buy it? Waterstones


History Observation Puzzle

Why we love it: This colourful jigsaw takes kids on a spiralling journey through time! Featuring a foldout booklet, as kids build their 350-piece puzzle they’ll get to discover different ages and important historical events.
How much? £19.99 | Where can I buy it? Bright Minds


Why we love it: Made from a minimum of 70% recycled material, the BrainBox range provides heaps of fun! Players study a card for 10 seconds and then answer a question based on the roll of a dice. If they answer correctly, they keep the card - the person with the most cards after 5 or 10 minutes wins!
How much? From £12.00 | Where can I buy it? WHSmith


Nature Origami

Why we love it: This book features paper-cut artwork alongside simple instructions to make 13 origami animals and objects. With three difficulty levels it’s great for beginners as well as experienced origami fans!
How much? £9.99 | Where can I buy it? National Trust

Weather Station

Why we love it: Youngsters can observe, record and even forecast the weather with this super-smart science kit! They’ll also learn facts about the weather, and carry out experiments on the greenhouse effect.
How much? £13.99 | Where can I buy it? Toy Street

Illuminated Mini Beast Centre

Why we love it: Discover the secrets night-time creatures! Featuring a solar-powered nightlight, this mini beast centre attracts fascinating flying insects for youngsters to inspect – before safely releasing them back into the wild!
How much? £19.99 | Where can I buy it? RSPB

Recycled Paper Beads

Why we love it: Have hours of fun up-cycling used magazines and newspapers! Simply insert strips of paper into the tool and turn the handle to make beads. Then use the beads to create necklaces, bracelets and decorations! 
How much? £11.95 | Where can I buy it? Ethical Superstore

Original Den Kit

Why we love it: This kit contains everything you need to build an outdoor hideaway and observation spot – from a waterproof ground sheet to camouflage face paint! An exciting gift for young explorers and adventurers!
How much? £45.00 | Where can I buy it? The Den Kit Company

NASA Lunar Telescope

Why we love it: A special gift for budding astronomers, this Nasa telescope lets kids view the wonders of the moon in incredible detail! It’s easy to assemble and use, and includes a learning guide for their lunar investigations, too!
How much? £44.99 | Where can I buy it? Amazon

Women in Science

Why we love it: Meet 50 pioneering women who changed the face of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Featuring fascinating infographics and fab illustrations, this is a book that will inspire young minds!
How much? £12.99 | Where can I buy it? Waterstones

STEAM Powered Kids Kitchen Science

Why we love it: Children will get to carry out over 30 fascinating experiments using everyday items. This kit is a fun, educational gift that's sure to get kids super-excited about science!
How much? £27.95 | Where can I buy it? Great Gizmos

Creativity Battle Game

Why we love it: A super-fun game that inspires creativity! Players must create drawings on photographs of different objects. Will you turn a lemon into a guitar? A pine cone into a dog? Perhaps pasta into a butterfly?!
How much? £20.00 | Where can I buy it? National Trust

BrainBox: Under the sea

Why we love it: This fast-paced card game puts your observation skills and memory to the test! Packed with fascinating facts, it’s also a fun way to learn about our ocean’s incredible creatures!
How much? £12.99 | Where can I buy it? WHSmith

Nat Geo Kids Subscription

Why we love it: A Nat Geo Kids subscription is packed with fascinating facts and incredible images about the environment, animals, science, history and culture. Get a new issue through your door each and every month for an entire year!
How much? From £35.00 | Where can I buy it? Nat Geo Kids


General Animals

10 brr-illiant reindeer facts!

Get the lowdown on these festive, furry creatures…
General Entertainment

How to make a snow globe

Create a glittery decoration for the winter holidays!
General Kids Club

Eco Warrior Jackets!

Love our planet? Then you’ll love KOOKOO BUT KIND’s Eco Warrior Jackets.
General Entertainment


Will you be the Top Banana in this addictive wordplay game?
General Entertainment


Have heaps of fun as you challenge your knowledge and memory skills!
General Entertainment


Test your mental agility in this fast-paced family game!
General Geography

Fascinating facts about the Sámi people

Discover these indigenous people’s traditions, lifestyle and culture!
General Kids Club

Have an eco-friendly Christmas!

Discover ways to help protect the environment this festive season!
General History

10 facts about Christmas!

Learn all about the history and twinkly traditions of the festive season…
General Kids Club

Which Christmas items can I recycle?

Do your bit for the planet!
General Entertainment

How to make a Christmas pomander

Follow our simple instructions to make a super-scented orange & clove pomander!
General Entertainment

How to make Christmas tree biscuits

Learn to bake some super-sweet treats to hang on your Christmas tree!
General Geography

10 facts about the Arctic!

Get ready for a chill!
General Animals

11 cats that totally ruined Christmas!

Meet 11 felines feeling anything but festive…
General Animals

10 facts about polar bears!

Discover these brilliant beasts of the Arctic…

10 facts about emperor penguins

Learn all about these brilliant birds of Antarctica!
Physical Geography

10 brrr-illiant glacier facts!

Join us on an icy adventure…
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