Are you looking for the best Christmas gift for your niece? In this article, we share the top 10 picks.
Starting at number 1 we have the Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad.
With a sleek tablet design, the Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad makes a great creative arts gift. It’s safe and non-toxic, and recommended for kids aged 6 and upwards. They can place any of the 10 tracing sheets on the Light Up Tracing Pad, then use a blank sheet and the graphite pencil to trace the image, before adding their own flair.
This art kit lets kids choose from over 100 traceable images that they can mix and match or trace a single page. The evenly lit surface makes tracing lines easy to see and the included 12 coloured pencils makes colouring and embellishing the design smooth and simple.
They’ll love drawing, shading, and adding colour to their mini masterpieces, plus there are more templates online that can be downloaded for free.
At number 2 we have the VTech Kidizoom Duo Camera.
The VTech Kidizoom Duo Camera is the perfect first camera and a great gift to enhance creativity.
This camera is specifically designed for kids and is suitable for boys and girls aged 3 upwards.
With a 5 mega-pixel lens, this toy camera takes high quality photos and videos. With the movie recording and voice recording effects, this gift gives hours of fun behind the camera.
There are also fun games with motion control and creativity options allowing them to enhance their photos with a variety of frames, stamps and wacky effects.
Your niece can have great fun editing photos or applying different effects on videos whilst getting really creative, and with front and rear facing cameras, it’s also great for taking selfies.
This Vtech camera has so many great features making it an excellent present that will give hours of fun.
At number 3 we have the Crystal Growing Science Experimental Kit.
This kit is an excellent gift for any child who’s interested in science or geology, although it’s recommended for kids aged 10 years and upwards.
The kit has everything needed to get started, including crystal growing compounds and mixtures’, stirring supplies, fact sheet and detailed instructions.
With all the materials needed to perform seven different crystal growing experiments it also includes special display domes to admire the crystals once they are fully-grown.
With easy to follow directions, each sparkling crystal forms and grows. Once grown, these sparkling crystals will last indefinitely for family and friends to enjoy.
This gift is perfect for young science enthusiasts and many reviewers have bought kits for adults, although the instructions need to be followed precisely to get the best results.
At number 4 we have the JR.WHITE Mermaid Tail Blanket for Kids.
The JR.WHITE Mermaid Tail is a hand crocheted blanket for Kids to slip into and look and feel like a real mermaid. Available in a variety of colours, sizes and designs, it’s really great to snuggle up in.
The back and bottom of the mermaid blanket are open for easy into and out, and it’s recommended to be used on the couch, sofa, during camping, sleepovers, in bed and in the car.
Made from 70% cotton and 30% acrylic, the material is warm yet breathable, making it suitable for all seasons.
This crocheted mermaid blanket can be machine washed at a low temperature and tumble dried. We think this uniquely designed mermaid blanket makes a really nice gift for girls of all ages.
At number 5 we have the Outdoor Explorer and Bug Catcher Kit.
This Exploration Kit comes in a beautiful gift box and is recommended for boys and girls ages 3 to 12.
The kit contains 5x power magnification Binoculars, with an eyepiece made from rubber for better protection and to see everything in nature more clearly. It comes with a neck string and a carrying case.
There is also a compass for learning about direction, a bright flashlight and a butterfly net for catching flying bugs, small fish and tadpoles.
A Magnifying Glass with 4x magnification is great for studying insects, leaves, rocks, trees, or any other small objects. Also included are bug containers, a whistle, tweezers, a hat and backpack, and an insect book.
This kit is an ideal gift for any child that’s interested in nature and gives endless learning and playing.
At number 6 we have the Craft-tastic String Art Kit.
The Craft-tastic String Art Kit is a great way to encourage creativity in children and young teens and is recommended for age 9 and upwards.
This best-selling arts and crafts kit features three different 8.5-inch sturdy foam canvases pre-printed with an owl, a starburst, and the word “YAY”. Kids can use these patterns or design their own. The kit also includes 60 yards of thread and 170 pins.
With everything included in this kit it means there is no need to shop for any supplies and it requires no nails or hammer just push pins right into the pre-patterned foam bases and string away. It includes detailed instructions and everything you need for three fun art projects!
This Craft-tastic String Art Kit really makes an excellent gift for an older child that enjoys being creative.
At number 7 we have the Force1 Scoot Hand Operated Drone for Kids.
This hand operated indoor drone for kids launches and flies with no remote making it super easy to use and great fun.
The manufacturer recommends it to be used from age 8 years and up, but we think younger kids would also enjoy this self-flying, kid-friendly drone.
Each small drone measures 4.75 inches in diameter and is designed with a protective webbed shell to protect hands and walls. It features infrared sensors to avoid obstacles and the flashing LED lights shine brightly when flying, making play even more fun.
All it takes is a gentle launch into the air to get Scoot flying and then it can change directions based on hand movements on the side or under the drone, it really is that simple.
These UFO drone toys are a great beginner drone for kids and includes a USB recharging cable. The charge time is about 45 minutes and the advertised flying time is 8 minutes although some reviewers have said that their drone only flew for 5 to 6 minutes. We still think that this is a great gift and will give lots of fun to kids and even adults of all ages.
At number 8 we have the Klutz Make Your Own Soap Kit.
The Klutz Make Your Own Soap Kit includes all you need for melting and moulding up to 10 soaps from scratch. Included in the kit are soap moulds, bright colours, coconut papaya fragrance, soap stickers, and skin-safe glitter.
This great craft gift is recommended for children aged 6 years and upwards but help and supervision with the heating would probably be needed for younger kids.
The sidebars contain fun facts about the chemistry and also soap-based science experiments to do in the kitchen.
Many reviewers said that the directions were very easy to follow and that the end product was a soap that they would use.
At number 9 we have the Crayola Inspiration Art Case Colouring Set.
The Crayola non-toxic art set makes a great gift for artists’ aged 5 and upwards. It has everything needed to start creating including 64 Crayons, 20 Short Coloured Pencils, 40 Washable Markers and 15 Large Pieces of Paper.
With a place for everything the snap-fit trays keep art supplies organised in a storage case that a child can take with them wherever they go.
This extensive art set is great to keep a child’s crayons, pencils, markers and paper all in one place although some reviewers commented that the case was made of heavy cardboard and the corners could damage easily.
And for our final pick at number 10 is the Stomp Rocket Launcher.
The Stomp Rocket Launcher is amazing outdoor fun and includes 4 all-foam glow-in-the-dark Stomp Rockets and a Stomp Launcher. It’s strong and durable, and being all-foam it’s great for younger kids, both girls and boys.
Kids can get rid of some excess energy as no battery or fuel is needed to get the rockets airborne, just some stomping power.
To set up the simple launch stand in a clear outdoor area just connect the 38-inch-long vinyl air hose and blast pad and load one of the 9-inch yellow foam rockets. These rockets can reach up to 100 feet in the air and being glow-in-the-dark they stand out against a dark sky.
Stomp Rockets have won lots of awards from industry experts making this toy a great gift at any time of the year.
So that sums up the top Christmas gifts for nieces.