Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier each year. No sooner have the children gone back to school than it’s Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas, one after the other, and all of them cost money. From fancy dress costumes, tickets for fireworks shows or perhaps even hosting your own party at home, Christmas is the one that costs the most.

We all want our children to feel special at Christmas time and most parents do this, in some part, by the gifts they buy. Getting a head start with present buying is a great way not only to spread the cost of Christmas, but also the workload.

While there will be some presents that you don’t want to buy too soon in case your children switch allegiance to something else before the big day (for example, TV programmes and characters), there are still some classic, timeless gifts that you can buy in advance such as wooden toys that have been firm favourites with children for decades.

Knot Toys supply a range of wooden toys and gifts suitable for babies, to toddlers and older children too. They also supply a great range of sensory toys.

Building blocks, pull alongs and jigsaws are always a firm favourite with babies and there is a great range of each at Knot Toys.

You will find building blocks in a variety of colours and sizes, including sensory and musical versions, or you can opt for bigger sets that make up entire scenes such as farms and castles. If you’re trying to encourage your child to walk there are also blocks available in baby walkers.

Pull alongs are a great way to encourage your child to walk and as well as a Christmas present they would be ideal for a first birthday. With a selection including musical, shape sorting, animals and vehicles, you will be spoilt for choice.

From giant jumbo dog and elephant to peg and block, the range of puzzles includes something suitable for every baby.

For toddlers, while there is still a great of choice of jigsaws and building blocks, you will also find magnetic and musical toys. Ideal for children aged two and over, this range of toys takes the basic concepts of the baby range but adds in greater levels of complexity appropriate to the more enquiring mind and which can also help children develop their hand eye coordination.

Products such as the shape sorting Noah’s Ark range bring together a combination of skills to really spark your child’s imagination.

While toys don’t always have to be educational, as parents we feel generally feel better about spending money on them if they are. If they can also help a child with learning specific tasks like telling the time or tying shoelaces then even better, and you will find many toys like this at Knot Toys.

With such a wide selection of toys and price points to suit all budgets at Knot Toys, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your little ones to get you started on your Christmas shopping early.