If there's one question that even the most shy school age child will answer quicker than you can say 'Santa', it's "what would you like for Christmas?" Indeed by now, many will have been perusing toy catalogues for months, carefully checking the pages for potential additions to that letter to Lapland (well, assuming they still believe in the great bearded man in red and white that is).
But what if you'd rather surprise them or you need some stocking fillers?
Here are some of our favourite gift ideas for children of this age - from those who've only just started school up to tweenager types. And not a computer game or DVD in sight!