Yeah, you could get them a DVD again this year (if they have a DVD player, or know what one is!) or you could explore our gift list that has lots of ideas for the media-savvy person in your life..
So whether you’re searching for a Christmas gift or it’s that special someone’s birthday on the way – this is the page you want to ponder on before you make any more purchases.
If you are ready, let’s begin our journey into gifting the Screen OD way…
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A very smart watch for kids…
The Xplora XGO3 is the perfect interaction to the world of smart wearables for your child.
Sturdy, well-made and water-resistant, the watch – which comes in five bright colours – is aimed at kids between five and twelve and comes with its own SIM card so it can be used straight away. This cool gadget allows your little ones to explore the digital world and communicate while allowing parents ultimate control of what their children have access to and the people with whom they can communicate. Now that’s smart.
The watch allows children to make calls and send messages to pre-defined numbers and has an onboard camera and plenty of storage. It even has a school mode which allows parents to restrict the functions while kids in are in class.
The step-counter and gamified Goplay platform also encourage kids to keep active and balance their screen time with physical pursuits.
Mario without the screen time!
If like most parents you are worried about the amount of time your children are spending on screens these days, but you want them to enjoy their favourite video games franchise – how about some analogue games based on one of the most famous digital worlds?
The Super Mario Adventure Game DX is a lot of fun for anyone who likes Mario and what’s even better, it requires no plugging in or batteries – the joy! You will be surprised just how addictive this game is as you try to navigate your marble through Bowser’s castle using three seemingly simple controls. But when has a Mario game ever been simple, eh!? It’s quite the adventure and something a bit different if you’re stuck for ideas for the favourite gamer in your life.
Super Mario Adventure Game DX – £30 on Amazon
And if you just can’t get enough of the Nintendo stars, why not give this board game with a bit of a twist a go? Throw the dice and see how many times you can press the button without waking that Piranha Plant. This one also comes with Link System figures which allow you to expand your gaming universe further. A lot of family fun for 2-4 players.
Super Mario Piranha Plant Escape! – £19.35 on Amazon
Instant camera fun…
For the budding creative director in your household, there is only one place you should be looking for gifts and it’s this ace instant camera which allows you to take and print a photo in just 10 seconds. Using thermal fast print tech, you can get a black-and-white image fast – and what’s more, you can even make labels with different styles, fonts and patterns to make sure no one put their hands on your stuff!
And it’s not just a print camera, this sturdy piece of kit will make video, take pictures and snap selfies and has an impressive 12MP lens.
You can make wireless transfers of your pics to your device, recharge the camera simply and easily and it even comes with thermal paper to get you started.
Aimed at children from seven to thirteen years – It’s not just a camera, it’s a lot of fun! Why not give it a try?
myFirst Camera Insta Wi – available from MyFirstTech for £129
Pokemon meets practicality!
If your kids love Pokemon and they love their Switch, this stand brings together fun and practicality in a smart package that will allow young users to play their favourite games at the perfect angle whilst also charging!
No ore resting the Switch on the table or propping it up with books… this official licensed product as changeable angles and folds away when you’re not using it.
Perfect for the Pikachu fan in your life!
HORI PlayStand (Pikachu Black & Gold) for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo Switch) – £12.99 on Amazon
Star Wars of course…
It wouldn’t be a Christmas list without a Star Wars toy, and this is quite the beautiful collectable for those who love the franchise.
Featuring incredible details and authentic scaling, this legendary CORELLIAN freighter is the absolute centrepiece of any Rebel fleet.
This iconic vehicle is loaded with features including: an opening cockpit, rotating cannons, retractable landing gear, light-up thrusters, motion-activated sounds.
You also get collectable figures Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars MICRO GALAXY SQUADRON ASSAULT CLASS MILLENNIUM FALCON – Amazon for £39.99
Write like Matilda…
If you are looking to combine beauty and style with a love of literature and writing, then this is the gift for you!
Martha Brook has teamed up with The Roald Dahl Story Company to create these beautiful items that will be treasured by any fan of Matilda and the world of the brilliant author Roald Dahl.
This personalised 2023 stationery gift set is crammed full of an assortment of limited-edition Martha Brook x Matilda stationery, including a Martha Brook x Matilda 2023 diary, a Martha Brook x Matilda softback notebook, a Martha Brook x Matilda Little List Pad a luxury gold pen and a bookmark.
You are able to choose from a number of different colour combinations and can have the name of the recipient embossed onto these lovely products.
In a digital age, this is something that the recipient can keep, hold and treasure for a very long time.