5 Great Gift Ideas for Children this Christmas

Best Gift for Children at Christmas - Galway Daily

The festive season is upon us once again as we continue to struggle to find the ideal gift for our loved ones.

For some people finding that perfect gift is easy while other’s find themselves in a frenzy of panic as they struggle to pick up the ideal present.

If you’re in that category, there’s no need to worry. Futa Fata are here to share their top 5 books for the little bookworm in your life.

PEIGÍN LEITIR MÓIR, Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin & John Ryan

Our number 1 this year is Peigín Leitir Móir.  A collection of traditional songs and rhymes that’ll have the kids belting out the tunes.   When the voices need a little rest, they can browse the beautifully illustrated book by Oscar-nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon.  For ages 0 – 99+ years!

PERCY PÉACÓG, Gemma Breathnach, Tarsila Krüse

Christmas is a time to get cosy on the sofa and read stories; a truly magical way to spend quality time with your little ones.  Give them a boost of confidence and a giggle with this cute story about a shy peacock called Percy.  Krüse’s illustration style is full of fun and emotion.    For ages 3+

BEAG BÍDEACH, Sadhbh Devlin, Róisín Hahessy

Great and all as the festive season is, sometimes you need a little time out for yourself!  Nína knows all about this.  She likes a little time out from her baby brother Jimí.  Nína wishes she were teeny tiny, so she can go play with her dolls in their house.  How much fun would that be?  But do wishes come true?  For ages 3+

LINDBERGH, SCÉAL LUCHÓIGE A D’EITIL, Torben Kuhlmann, Irish Edition Máire Zepf

This is a cracker for the little engineering enthusiast in your life.  A thrilling and engaging story about one mouse’s tale of survival, his aviation feat of crossing the Atlantic from Germany and arriving in America where he inspires a young boy named…. Yes, you’ve guessed it, Charles Lindbergh!   The illustrations are stunning.  For ages 8+

We’ll wrap up our gift guide with a festive choice. The carol  ‘Silent Night’ is synonymous with Christmas and this beautiful book explains the history behind it!  Also includes a CD with a hauntingly beautiful version of Oíche Chiúin by Conamara sean-nós star, Caitlín Ní Chualáin.  This book will give you all the festive feels!  For ages 6+

All books are available in any of the amazing bookshops around Galway.  Or, you can purchase online via futafata.ie and if you choose that option then we’d like to say NOLLAIG SHONA and here’s a 30% discount!  Just use code NOLL18 at the checkout.