12 days of Christmas gift guides: 12 boredom busters

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We’re on a mission to make your Christmas shopping as stress-free as possible! For the next twelve days, we’ll be sharing a gift guide each day – so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect book for every little reader, regardless of their age, reading level or interest.

You’ll be able to get 20% off every book in that day’s gift guide, but for one day only – so make sure you don’t miss out! We’ll also be giving away one top pick on Facebook and Twitter each day too, so head over now to enter.

Next up, we’re looking at 12 brilliant books guaranteed to keep them busy and keep you sane. These are educational as well, but don’t worry – we won’t tell them if you don’t.

Peppa Pig: Peppa's Christmas Fun Sticker Activity Book

1. Peppa’s Christmas Fun Sticker Activity Book

Because no Christmas is complete without Peppa! Keep the littlest readers thinking and having fun with Peppa’s Christmas activity book.

My First Christmas Sticker Activity Book

2. My First Christmas Sticker Activity Book

Another one for your youngest readers, this contains lovely seasonal activities, plus 100 colourful stickers to get them excited. Full of simple ideas to explore the best bits of Christmas.

The Stick Man Activity Book

3. The Stick Man Activity Book

Stickers, press-out puppets, play scenes, postcards, a memory card game, bunting, recipes, carols… Stick Man’s done us proud. Put the animation on, read the book together, and then leave this in their stockings!

Xmas DecorationsFold,Cut&Stick

4. Christmas Decorations to Cut, Fold and Stick

Why spend your precious festive funds on decorations? It’s way more fun to get crafty and make your own with your kids. Including 100 paper sheets and all the templates you need, this set will help you make six types of decoration, from paper chains to angels.

LEGO®: The Book of Everything

5. LEGO®: The Book of Everything

This is such a great way to keep them engaged and learning over the holiday period – it’s a unique reference book, filled with facts plus modelled LEGO® artwork, covering everything from science to popular culture.

The Complete Art Works

6. The Complete Art Works

Always a favourite at this time of year, this art box has everything they could possibly need. There are cool sketching tools and a skills manual full of handy tips, oil pastels, poster paints, pencils, watercolours and brushes. The perfect present for creative kids!

20 Pop-Up Christmas Cards to Colour

7. 20 Pop-Up Christmas Cards to Colour

This is one to buy now, so they can give out their personalized Christmas cards to their friends before the big day! With twenty cards in ten designs to complete with colour and glitter, this is everything you need for fun-filled arts and crafts afternoon.


8. Christmas Cakes and Cookies

Take advantage of the extra time at Christmas and spend some time baking with this flip-over feast of festive treats! All the classic treats – Yule logs, Christmas cake, mince pies – plus dozens of exciting new ideas.

Lego City Christmas&Minifigure

9. LEGO® CITY™: Christmas Caper Activity Book

If you’ve got any little LEGO® fans in your household, this is a great way to stay entertained in the holidays. This book includes activities, puzzles, comics, a festive story and a free mini-figure.

Trolls Sticker Activity

10. Trolls Sticker and Activity Book

If you and your kids have fallen in love with the new Trolls movie, make the experience last longer with this brand-new sticker and activity book inspired by the film.

Magic Briefcase

11. Magic Briefcase

Any budding magicians in the family? Get this bumper box stuffed with equipment and tricks to try, and discover the secrets of history’s greatest magicians at the same time. The ideal activity for the after-lunch lull.

Vlog It Yearbook

12. Vlog It! The Yearbook

The perfect gift for teens, this full-colour yearbook features all the biggest names with scrapbook pages, fill-ins, activities and vlogging ideas. Plus, it’s ordered season-by-season, so it’ll keep them inspired all year.

If you’re reading this on 4th December, add any of these books to your basket and your 20% discount will be automatically applied!

Don’t forget to shop our full Christmas Gift Guide here.

Make your Christmas shopping mean that little bit more and help us #GiveABook back to schools this year. By buying your books from us, you’ll be helping to expand your children’s school library, as you get 20% of your order back in free books for any school or nursery of your choice. If you’re looking for some present inspiration, take a look at our Christmas Gift Guide 2016 – it’s packed with the latest releases, ultimate classics and perfect Christmas stories to share over the festive season.

We’d love it if you’d help us spread the word so we can give even more free books to your school! Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram#GiveABook and tell us which books you’ll be sharing this festive season. We’ll be picking our three favourite suggestions and donating a book-laden sack worth £50 to the school or nursery of your choice, so it’s time to get sharing!

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