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Pick up this year's 'must have' Christmas gifts for kids this half term

25 October 2013
Feature Healthcare
Excited children all over the country are getting ready to start their Christmas lists for Santa this half term, so make sure you can get your hands on those hot-for-2013 must-haves at Boots UK! Boots has a huge selection of fantastic gifts for kids this year which are sure to bring a big smile to their face, and yours!
Boots UK has a wide range of great value must-have toys and gifts, now available in-store or via the ‘order today, collect tomorrow’* service that makes getting everything on the list even easier. What’s more, with more gifts than ever in our 3 for 2 mix and match** there’s no need to worry about how long it is!

What’s hot for 2013

Experiencing an out of this world trip this half term, the Teksta Robotic Puppy has landed back to earth with a bang – and is available to buy at Boots from £60.
For tech-savvy kids everywhere, the Teksta Robotic Puppy is one of this year’s must-have gifts – an adorable life-like robot that responds to your voice, physical gestures, lights and sounds. You can even teach it tricks! Perfect for kids desperate for a pooch, the Teksta Puppy will provide a virtual pet without the need for a poopa scoop!
Available in blue (£60) or pink (£60).

The Furby Boom has arrived!! Hotly tipped to be THE Christmas present for 2013, the Furby has gone through a makeover and is hitting shelves across the UK. Dust off your Furbish dictionary and get ready to have fun! Available in-store now for just £60.
Available in Boom Sweet or Boom Sunny in a range of colours.

Look out for the stars of their favourite cartoons on the shelves of Boots this year, with characters such as Peppa Pig, Mr Tumble and Wibbly Pig all in-store to say ‘Hello!’ this Christmas.

From the flagship CBeebies show Something Special, this lovely Mr Tumble Interactive Toy has loads of fun features making early learning simple and enjoyable! Suitable for children over 10 months. Just £20.

Have hours of fun with their favourite In the Night Garden characters Iggle Piggle or Upsy Daisy. In the Night Garden Talking Soft Toys are £15 each.

Every baby loves music! This new fun Chicco Baby Radio is really easy to carry so that baby can take it everywhere! Suitable for children aged 6 months. Just £10.

Make your nails dazzling and bring home your very own nail spa with the Glitter Babes Glam Rock Nail Studio Set! With 3 nail polish colours to choose from and cool sticker decorations, you’ll be looking stylish in no time! Just £12

Why not reach for the skies with great range from the Disney film Planes? Now they can launch their favourite characters with this Disney Planes Real Flight Assortment! These foam planes can be launched up to 25 feet! Just £17

It’s time to share a pot of tea with this Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Say Please Tea Set! This great set has two pretty cups, three tasty treats and plenty of songs, sounds and fun phrases to go around! Just £17.00

This classic present will keep the kids busy for hours. Creative building starts here, with the LEGO Deluxe Brick Box - the ultimate introduction to imaginative play! Just £35.99.

Gorjuss has a great range of accessories for teens, perfect for school. Keep desk surfaces tidy and keep all of your writing and drawing essentials together with this Gorjuss Desktop Organiser! On sale in-store and online for just £12!

The Barbie I Can Be...Pop Star doll is spot on for kids who dream of the stage! Barbie wears a stylish dress in a print with musical notes and a streak of pink in her fringe  With her pink guitar, headphone, microphone and music sheet, kids love rocking out with this doll! Just £14.99

Star Wars meets Angry Birds in this fun packed game. Bring the popular phone app to life with Angry Birds Star Wars Early Bird Pack for just £10!

Visit for more information, and to buy online.
For more information, samples or images, please call the Boots UK Christmas Press Office on
0207 025 6677 or email

Notes to editors:
  • *Order by 2pm today and collect after 2pm tomorrow in over 2,300 stores, charges might apply
  • **3 for 2 Mix and Match, cheapest item free on selected gifts
About Boots UK
Boots UK is the leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer in the UK, with close to 2,500 Boots UK stores and around 60,000 employees. Boots UK’s purpose is to help customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. Customers are at the heart of our business which is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare, offer innovative products 'only at Boots' such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value our customers love. Created over 160 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves. Boots UK is a member of Alliance Boots, a leading international, pharmacy-led health and beauty group delivering a range of products and services to customers. Working in close partnership with manufacturers and pharmacists, Alliance Boots is committed to improving health in the local communities it serves and helping its customers and patients to look and feel their best. Its focus is on growing its two core businesses: pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing and pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution. Alliance Boots has a presence in more than 25* countries and employs over 108,000* people. Alliance Boots has pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in nine* countries and operates more than 3,100* health and beauty retail stores, of which just over 3,000* have a pharmacy.
*Figures are approximate as at 31 March 2013 and include associates and joint ventures



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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and 2,100 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

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*Figures accurate as of 30 November 2023