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Has your Little One Got a Big Birthday Coming Up? Discover My Gift Ideas for 7 year old Boys!

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It only seemed like yesterday you were bringing a tiny bundle home from the hospital, now you’ve got a six year old that’s about to turn seven! You almost-seven year old will be bubbling with energy and fizzing with curiosity, they’re excited to learn about the world around them, they’re probably showing interest in a particular sport or already have a few firm favourites on TV, in the movies and in the toybox!

It’s not always easy to find toys that are suitable for a boy aged 7, but don’t despair! I’ve come up with a few simple ideas that your little lad will absolutely love. Read on for a little inspiration.

Lego/building bricks

Lego should be a staple in any toybox! So if your child already has some, then consider updating their current supply with some new sets. You can either go down the traditional route of a box of simple bricks and accessories, or opt for something themed such as Star Wars, Marvel or even Harry Potter. There are so many Lego sets out there including Lego movies, Batman Lego etc so you’re sure to know which ones they’ll like. If they’ve never had Lego before then this is your time to introduce them to the simple yet creative world of building bricks. Not only does Lego allow them to unleash their creativity, but it’s something you can enjoy doing together.

A magic set

Do you have a budding Houdini at home? Or maybe they’re in the market for a new hobby and want to impress their family and friends? Treating them to a magic set, teaches them the wonders of slight of hand, the art of expression and performance and the dexterity needed to pull off all their new tricks! It might be fun and awe inspiring but it’s a good skills builder, they’ll also feel incredible when they pull off their first magic trick successfully.

A new bike/scooter

There’s no escaping the fact that technology plays a huge part in our little ones lives; from Tv to tablets, games consoles to handheld devices, so it’s important to find the right balance and encourage them to play outside as much as we can. A new bike or scooter is a super simple way to achieve this. They can get excited about choosing a new bell for their bike as well as all the safety accessories they’re going to need. From family walks, to trips to the park and even on holiday, your child will get plenty of use out of a new bike or scooter, and plenty of fresh air to boot!

Arts and crafts

Sometimes, the simplest of gifts are the best ones. An arts and crafts set or plenty of arty supplies will give them a nice quiet activity to enjoy on rainy afternoons and it’s a great excuse to get creative and enjoy getting messy! From paints and glitter to sticky tape, craft paper, googly eyes and tissue paper. You can buy a set or create your own!

Gifts for Men from Jacamo

I don’t know about you, but the men in my life always seem to be the trickiest to buy for. Husband, my Dad, our Uncles…these are always the presents I’m left blank with when I start to do my Christmas shopping and it seems to get worse every year. This year, I’ve been taking a look at the menswear on Jacamo and I’ve found a few little gems which would make great gifts, so I thought I’d share them with you in case you’re usually left as uninspired as me.

Husband

I think I’ve mentioned before how Husband was a huge fan of David Bowie, so this t-shirt would be great for him. He only tends to wear t-shirts with a logo or print on the front, rather than plain ones, and I love the fact that the picture they’ve used shows Bowie playing a sax, as most people don’t realise he was an accomplished saxophonist.

Dad

My Dad is SO tricky to buy for and I reckon I probably get it wrong just about every single year, but he’s actually a really keen cook so this year I’m going to go down the foodie route and buy him something to compliment his kitchen creativity.

Uncle

My Uncle is a bit of a petrol head, and also a keen model maker, so this kit is basically the perfect gift for him! I do love giving creative gifts because they’re something that the person can spend time on, and they’re left with something cool at the end of it.

Little Brother

My little brother (and when I say little, I only mean in years, he’s about a foot taller than me now and will be 18 at the beginning of next year) started driving this year and we’re all really proud of him for passing his test so quickly. I reckon he would absolutely LOVE a supercar experience day where he’d get to go and drive an amazing car on a track (with supervision, of course!) and it would really be a gift to remember.

Cousin

My cousin is a confirmed Whovian and loves anything to do with the show, so this Tardis robe would make an excellent gift for him this Christmas. His birthday is really near Christmas, so he’s always double tricky to buy for as he’ll have got a bunch of stuff at the end of November, but I’m going to make sure that no-one else buys this for him before I can!

 

Top 5 Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Top 5 Gifts for Coffee LoversAnyone who knows me, knows that I love coffee. It’s my main drink of choice, in fact I probably drink coffee more than anything else, and I really enjoy using our coffee maker to it’s fullest potential. Being a coffee lover myself, I thought I’d put together a list of gifts that most coffee lovers would appreciate, which will hopefully give you some inspiration ahead of your festive shopping. Here’s what I’d love to see in my stocking:

Coffee Beans

Obviously, I have a particular brand of coffee that I always buy, but I do really enjoy trying out new beans. Different coffee beans have different flavours and strengths and can compliment different foods, just like wine, and we often have a few different varieties in the cupboard at any time so I’m always keen to try something new. Little hampers containing a variety of beans would make a superb gift.

Grinder

If you’re serious about coffee then grinding your own beans is a great idea. Grinders can range from budget to seriously high-end and the more you spend, the better quality the grind, but it’s possible to buy something for a reasonable price that even the most discerning coffee lover would love.

Syrups

A great way to add flavour to your coffee, if that’s something you like, is by using flavoured syrups. They’re available in a whole range of flavours and even come in sugar-free varieties for the sugar conscious amongst us, plus Monin also often offer some really sweet little gift sets for Christmas containing festive flavours.

Milk Steamer

If your coffee lover likes a latte or a cappuccino, buying them a milk steamer so that they can make their own cafe-quality drinks would be hugely appreciated. Steaming your milk takes good coffee to the next level and they’re a great little gadget for the kitchen.

Biscotti

I’ll be honest, there’s nothing nicer on the side of a coffee than a slab of biscotti and they make a brilliant gift when given with some beans in a hamper. Choose a good Italian variety for an authentic experience…just don’t expect your gift recipient to share them with you!

Are you a coffee lover? Is there something you’d like to receive for Christmas that I haven’t listed here? Leave me a comment below!