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Make Their Day Magical With These Christmas Gift Ideas For Children

October 16, 2023 6 min read

A doll of a tin soldier in a red military style jacket propped against a stack of wrapped Christmas gifts.

Our Favourite Christmas Gifts for Children

Are you searching for the perfect present for a mini maestro or a budding ballet dancer? Look no further than our Christmas 2023 gift guide for the perfect present to cross off their wish list. Our festive selection has 12 children's Christmas gift ideas, with everything from stocking stuffers to toys and games for all ages.



The Enchanted Musical Jewellery Box - £35.00

A children's musical jewellery box.


Jewellery boxes are a timeless gift idea for children and are always a popular choice. Maybe they're just starting to collect jewellery or need a finishing touch for their bedroom? The Enchanted Musical Jewellery Box by Floss & Rock is a magical present for little ballet lovers.

Bright illustrations of beautiful ballerinas and elegant swans decorate this musical jewellery box. Inspired by the much-loved ballet Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music plays when open while a little ballerina spins.

The jewellery box has three drawers with plenty of space for treasured trinkets. The music is operated with a traditional wind-up key; no batteries required. This gift is suitable for children aged three years and up.





Creative Theatre Craft Kits - £12.50

A pop-up theatre kit on a blue background.


This create-your-own theatre kit is made for family time. Budding directors can put on enthralling shows and learn all about the world of theatre with characters, facts, and activities for endless creative play. Suitable for children age 7+.

The kit contains five stage pieces and two double-sided scenery pieces to create magical settings. No scissors, messy glue or other equipment needed! Children can create many stories with two sheets of delightful props and characters. Even better, they can use their mini theatre again and again after building.

To really capture their imagination, pair the theatre set with the matching costume mask kit. These masks are easy to make and a great stocking filler for children aged five and up.





Albetta Ballet Dolls - From £28.00

Children's ballet dolls set against a backdrop of the London skyline.


These cute companions effortlessly blend the grace of ballet with the comfort of a snuggly plush toy, with charming costumes and friendly faces. These dolls are crafted with care by Albetta for children aged three and up.

Whether they're practising pliés or sharing bedtime stories, these soft ballerina dolls become cherished friends in moments of play and rest. Everyone can find their perfect match, from pretty pink ballerinas to soft ballet bunnies in handstitched costumes.

It's not Christmas without the magic of the Kingdom of Sweets! Our range of character dolls from The Nutcracker is the best way to get lost in the magic this Christmas. From the Sugar Plum Fairy to the Toy Soldier, these cuddly ballet toys are a festive favourite they'll love all year round.





Curtain Up! Behind The Scenes at The Royal Opera House Book - £12.99

Curtain Up! Childrens book sitting on a shelf in a shop.


Make story time extra special and dive into the captivating world of performing arts with our very own children's book. This fun-filled read takes young children behind the scenes on the opening night of The Nutcracker. Join Figaro, the opera house resident cat, and meet the people who create the magic on stage.

Filled with vibrant illustrations and engaging stories, Curtain Up! reveals the enchanting world of dancers, singers, and performers. The book also won the Gold Award in the Junior Design Awards for the best designed and illustrated book for children in 2023!

The best gift for curious minds and aspiring performers, this book is sure to ignite their imagination.





The Nutcracker Suite Jigsaw - From £18.00

Three jigsaw puzzle boxes propped against a stack of wrapped red gifts.


Enjoy some good old-fashioned quality time with a classic jigsaw puzzle. From the heartwarming opening act to the dazzling Kingdom of Sweets, this collection features stunning scenes from our iconic production of The Nutcracker.

Create a festive scene with every piece, and choose from three different parts of the story with Jenny Løvlie’s design range, including:

  • Fleeing The Mouse King
  • Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Herr Drosselmeyer

The whole family can get involved with a 200-piece puzzle or leave the little ones to it with a simpler 48-piece set. To make the experience even more special, tune in to The Nutcracker on our streaming service while you puzzle!






Frilled Ballet Tutu - From £35.00

Pink Ballet Tutu


If you're looking for a present for a budding dancer, then a tutu is always a great choice. Bring their dancing dreams to life and spark inspiration. This enchanting tutu is available for three age groups: 0–18 months, 2–4 years, and 4–8 years.

Tied with a ribbon and layered with chiffon, the Bob & Blossom tutu is both classic and practical; perfect for playing dress-up and for festive parties. Of course, if a tutu isn't their style there are plenty of ballet dresses and other childrenswear to choose from.

Our ballet dress collection is available in shades of black, gold, purple, and sky blue – a shade to suit every young dancer. Albetta and Bob and Blossom have designed these ballet dresses for kids, so little ones aged 1-10 years can match them with the costumes of their favourite doll.





Kids Christmas Pyjamas - From £20.00

A range of pink ballerina print pyjamas.


Send them dreams of sugar plum fairies and dancing ballerinas. This collection based on designs by Jenny Løvlie features tiny ballerinas dancing across soft, cosy pyjama sets and matching bags for overnight stays. You can shop the full collection here.

Made from breathable fabric, these charming children's Christmas pyjamas ensure comfort throughout the night. Whether you're shopping for a newborn or a pre-teen, this exclusive collection has sizes from 0-3 months to 10-12 years.




The Enchanted Playbox Set - £35.00

A children's playbox set on a pink background.


Unwrap the magic of the holiday season and let little ones take centre-stage at playtime. The reusable enchanted play box opens effortlessly to reveal a stage and an enchanted lake. A magical scene that's sure to inspire their imagination, this toy is perfect for hours of creative play.

Children aged three and over can act out their Royal Opera House production with 15 double-sided wooden characters and a magical forest backdrop. Ballerinas, dancers, swans, and forest creatures are all principal characters in this fabulous set.

Once it's time for the curtain call, they can pack up the show and move on to the next big adventure!





The Royal Ballet Clothing Collection - From £15.00

A close up of a grey hoodie with the Royal Ballet crest in white.


If you're shopping for a young ballet enthusiast, there is no better way to make them feel like part of the action. From bright tutus to comfy clothes ready for dance lessons, the Royal Ballet range has something for every future dancer.

Let them show off their love for the stage with a soft t-shirt decorated with the official Royal Ballet crest. This t-shirt combines comfort and style and is ready for dance class and everyday wear, alongside the cosy Royal Ballet hoodie.

Leg warmers are a studio staple whether they're just starting lessons or have found their dancing feet. Get them barre ready with their own perfect pair.





The Very Young Person's Guide to The Orchestra - £20.00

The Very Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra


Tune up and settle down - the orchestra is about to start. This book will inspire music fans young and old. The Very Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra teaches little readers all about classical, music. The story leads the reader through scenes that take notes from classical music scores with easy-to-read rhymes for children aged 4-7.

There are simple buttons that play short excerpts of famous classical pieces alongside facts to help them learn all about music. They'll discover more about the instruments of the orchestra and famous composers as this book brings the music to life.

The perfect gift for the young maestro in the making, this book is a hit with parents and children alike.





The Nutcracker Cupcake Kit - £13.50

The Nutcracker Cupcake Kit.


The best part of any child's Christmas (aside from piles of gifts) is all the sweet treats there are to enjoy. If you're shopping for a budding baker, the Nutcracker Cupcake Kit is a fabulous choice for all ages.

This kit includes delicately illustrated cake toppers from the festive ballet which add Christmas sparkle to every bake. A great stocking filler or as part of a baking-themed present, you really can't go wrong with these.







Royal Opera House Shop Gift Voucher - From £10.00

Royal Opera House shop interior.

If you're shopping for anyone, young or old, and still need ideas, a gift card is a wonderful option. Customers can use our gift cards at the Royal Opera House and in our shop to choose the gift that’s right for them.









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