Win a Brand New Kids’ Bike this Christmas with Halfords!

When Flea was two, all she wanted for Christmas was a bicycle.

For weeks, all I heard was, “Mummy, tell Father Christmas that I would like a bicycle of my very own for Christmas.” 

Santa was feeling particularly obliging that year and duly delivered a gorgeous wooden balance bike – when Flea woke up on December 25th, she couldn’t wait to see whether Father Christmas had been, and if he’d brought her a bike – she tore through her presents, throwing paper all over the place.

Finally, there it was. Her very own bicycle. Just not the one she’d imagined.

“I wanted a flower one.” 

“Well, we could put flower stickers on this one, would you like to do that?” 


So, that could have gone better.


As Flea’s got older, the desire for a new bike at Christmas hasn’t got any less.

And a bike makes a PERFECT Christmas present. At a time of year when it’s all-too-tempting to huddle on the sofa playing video games and watching TV, a bike is the best reason ever to get out to the park, ride in the woods, and race down hills.

If you’re considering a bike this Christmas, I wholeheartedly recommend Halfords – we’ve always bought bikes there, and love their service and support. This Christmas, you can buy a bike online and have it stored for free until Christmas – you can also reserve in-store with a deposit of just £10.

We love that Halfords can build your bike for you, and we’ve always found them happy to help with things like fitting baskets, bells and lights.

There’s a gorgeous fresh range of new kids’ bikes in store, and I’m really excited to be sharing a fab competition where you can win some brilliant kids’ bikes in the run up to Christmas – and as an added bonus, I’ve got one more kids’ bike to give away on the site!

Read on for more info…

Win Children’s Bikes with Halfords this Christmas!

Every week between now and Christmas, you can win kids’ bikes on the Halfords website in their brilliant #NothingBeatsaBike competition.

To be in with a chance of winning, your child needs to draw a festive picture of their dream bike, and you’ll need to upload a photo of their drawing to the Halfords website.

Each competition below runs for one week, and there’s a different prize to be won each time:

  • Enter before Dec 2 to win a Carrera Cosmos bike worth £139.99, suitable for ages 5-8
  • Enter before Dec 9 to win a fab Carrera Blast Boys’ Mountain bike, suitable for ages 8 to 12
  • And Enter by Dec 16 to win a Carrera Luna Girls’ Mountain bike, suitable for ages 8 to 12.


Win an Apollo Gridlok Limited Edition Kids’ Mountain Bike

If that’s not enough for you, Who’s the Mummy? has a very cool Apollo Gridlok Limited Edition Mountain Bike to give away to one lucky reader this Christmas.



This fantastic bike is a bright yellow and the 24″ size is perfect for adventure-loving kids aged 8-11. Features include:

  • Front suspension for improved comfort and control on bumpy trails
  • Lightweight steel frame
  • 18 speed gears to keep you moving on hills
  • SRAM shifters for easy gear changes
  • FREE in-store build and FREE 6 month safety check
  • OR get it delivered boxed for self-assembly

How to Enter

To be in with a chance of winning this prize, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your most memorable childhood Christmas present was, and why. Complete the Gleam widget to complete your entry – bonus, optional entries are also available.

Win an Apollo Gridlock Mountain Bike


Terms: Open to UK residents aged 18+. Prize is as stated, not transferable, no cash alternative available. Prize will be fulfilled by Halfords Group PLC. Entry must be made via a comment on this blog post and via the competition widget. Winner to be selected at random from all eligible entries. Winner will be notified by email, details to be shared on this website within two weeks of the closing date. Promoter: Flea Enterprises Ltd, 2 The Old Sawmill, Lytham, FY8 5PL. 


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. Tracy Nixon
    27th November 2015 / 8:34 am

    My most memorable childhood Christmas present was my My Little Pony Show Stable. I had been hoping for one for months and my friend down the road had one and I was so envious! Prior to having my own show stable, my ponies lived in a shoe box!

  2. kellyjo walters
    27th November 2015 / 8:42 am

    mine was my yamaha electronic keyboard… I’m sure I spend christmas day in my bedroom that year

  3. Tracy Hanley
    27th November 2015 / 9:05 am

    It was a box of lego , i played with it for hurs building different things

  4. iain maciver
    27th November 2015 / 10:18 am

    It was getting my first bike and I kept it like new

  5. Fiona K
    27th November 2015 / 11:30 am

    It was a go-kart. The biggest and most fun present, brought out the tomboy in me. I was the envy of everyone in the street

  6. katie w
    27th November 2015 / 11:34 am

    my bike bmx

  7. Elizabeth Doody
    27th November 2015 / 11:41 am

    My most traumatic and memorable Christmas, aged 6, rushing downstairs into the sitting room to find a large thing covered in a sheet, screaming the house down, running upstairs as I believed Santa was still in the room hiding under the sheet!! After much coaxing I went back into the sitting room and my parents uncovered a beautiful shiny red bike with a basket and a box on the back!

  8. amy fidler
    27th November 2015 / 11:47 am

    My first Bike,i loved it,except for it being bright pink!! x

  9. Caroline Clarke
    27th November 2015 / 11:59 am

    A large stuffed Koala bear I got in 1989 that I named Mr. Koala and still have to this day.

  10. 27th November 2015 / 12:08 pm

    I remember getting my first bike – I absolutely loved it, a chocolate brown Dawes!

  11. Zoe G
    27th November 2015 / 12:11 pm

    A doll, memorable because I cut her hair

  12. ashleigh allan
    27th November 2015 / 12:21 pm

    My cricket doll – i loved it and played with it so much!

  13. Lindsey Stuart
    27th November 2015 / 12:27 pm

    I got an outdoor playhouse for christmas and it was the best christmas present ever! I got years of play out of it! I remember I would pretend it was my house and sometimes it would be a class room and I would be the teacher haha I had a great imagination 🙂

  14. Barbara daniels
    27th November 2015 / 12:33 pm

    When I was six I got a space hopper, then as I was bouncing around the living room, I whacked mjy head on the corner of the table and there was blood everywhere. It didn’t stop me enjoying the rest of Christmas day

  15. 27th November 2015 / 1:00 pm

    My most memorable Christmas present was a digital clock radio. I had wanted one for ages. It had a tape player and a radio and, at the age of 8, I felt incredibly grown up. 30 years later and it’s still going strong!

  16. Lee Gardner
    27th November 2015 / 1:19 pm

    My besty was a commodore 64 that me and my brother got to share, our first ever games console and it was amazing, remember waiting 10 mins for the game to load with lots of bright screens

  17. Angela Fitzjohn
    27th November 2015 / 1:20 pm

    My favourite was a farm set, animals, tractors, buildings, I really did live playing with it.

  18. Laura Ashton
    27th November 2015 / 1:45 pm

    My 1st doll and i still have it 35 years later

  19. Nichola Mackay
    27th November 2015 / 1:56 pm

    It was my GameBoy. It was the only thing I wanted that year.

  20. Kelly Glen
    27th November 2015 / 2:00 pm

    A bike because it was a surprise

  21. Hilda Hazel Wright
    27th November 2015 / 2:21 pm

    I woke up in the dark night and Father Christmas had been! The stocking on my bed was stuffed and heavy and poking out of the top like a magic wand was a fibre optic torch all lit up and glowing! I still have one now!

  22. Kelly Koya
    27th November 2015 / 2:28 pm

    A beautiful china teaset for playing with dolls. Mostly memorable because I picked it up by the lid, and it all dropped out and smashed – I was heartbroken!

  23. jenny owen
    27th November 2015 / 2:38 pm

    A laptop the year I started high school for my “homework” I hadnt asked for one and I didnt expect one at all! 🙂

  24. Julie Davies
    27th November 2015 / 2:49 pm

    It was getting a Mr Frostie snow cone maker. I had always wanted one but they were quite expensive back then and my mum couldn’t afford one. I was over the moon when I opened it on Christmas Day.

  25. julie booth
    27th November 2015 / 3:18 pm

    My Tiny Tears doll when I was 6. I loved that doll- It was a doll that you could feed, water and change her nappy… the only trouble was, she went very mouldy and gross after a while!

  26. Mary Heald
    27th November 2015 / 3:38 pm

    A pogo stick as I spent all Christmas Day trying to bounce!

  27. Sarah Brokenshire
    27th November 2015 / 3:48 pm

    I used to have this silver dictaphone toy from Argos and I used to love it- I used to go around the street pestering the neighbours to take part in my radio show I was recording! x

  28. Shivon Davis
    27th November 2015 / 4:05 pm

    A toy kitchen i always remember it, It was made up with Pink ribbon all over it i was so excited, I spent the day making pretend Christmas dinner for all my family 🙂 x

  29. 27th November 2015 / 4:57 pm

    when i was very small i got a yellow record player and a single album i was over the moon but i never bought another record ever 🙁

  30. Ray Becker
    27th November 2015 / 5:08 pm


  31. Angela Sandhu
    27th November 2015 / 5:21 pm

    Mr Frosty ice drink maker-i loved it!

  32. kim neville
    27th November 2015 / 5:33 pm

    Was a big Dolls house and accessories I would spend hours playing with my sister

  33. Ewan Bell
    27th November 2015 / 6:32 pm

    My ZX Spectrum because it did not work when hooked up and had to be exchanged for another one two days later when the shop re-opened.

  34. Lindsay Taylor
    27th November 2015 / 7:37 pm

    My most memorable childhood christmas present was Sindy’s horse because I was so amazes it had real hair!

  35. hannonle
    27th November 2015 / 7:44 pm

    I remember the most amazing christmas surprise present of a Sega Megadrive for me and my sister to share. So awesome and not at all expected. We played Sonic non-stop for weeks on end!

  36. Karen Lloyd
    27th November 2015 / 7:50 pm

    It was my Sindy house because it was huge, taller than me with 4 floors.

  37. leanne weir
    27th November 2015 / 7:55 pm

    my collection of beany bears

  38. kate hester
    27th November 2015 / 8:01 pm

    My Sindy doll house with working lift … loved that!

  39. Lee Ritson
    27th November 2015 / 8:24 pm

    My most memorable gift was a talkboy when I was 10 years old. I put it on my list but at the time it was a bit pricey so I assumed I wouldn’t get it. I went insane when I opened the present and saw it!

  40. Laura Todd
    27th November 2015 / 8:51 pm

    A bike as it was a total surprise 🙂

  41. michael boothby
    27th November 2015 / 8:59 pm

    mine was a raleigh activator 2 my friend got one and cause they where very exspensive didnt think i would get one but woke up on christmas day to it their was so happy

  42. Maria P
    27th November 2015 / 9:03 pm

    it was a piano – I really loved to practice

  43. Louise Smith
    27th November 2015 / 9:17 pm

    Tiny Tears doll and pram

    27th November 2015 / 9:21 pm

    It was actually a bike, without stabilisers so it was a challenge that with determination I overcame and that made my first grown up bike the most memorabe!

  45. Sarah Mackay
    27th November 2015 / 9:36 pm

    My most memorable Christmas present was when growing up my dad worked abroad and surprised us on Christmas Day when he arrived

  46. paul martin
    27th November 2015 / 9:51 pm

    a guitar

  47. alex cook
    27th November 2015 / 10:10 pm

    my AT-AT now inherited by my son because it was so cool!

  48. Samantha Loughlin
    27th November 2015 / 10:59 pm

    My cindys dolls house in was so happy xxx

  49. cheryl pearson
    27th November 2015 / 11:06 pm

    christmas 2009 when we found out on christmas eve I was pregnant 🙂 hard to keep that one quiet!

  50. Sue Harrison
    27th November 2015 / 11:19 pm

    Sindy and her wardrobe. I spent hours designing clothes for her

  51. Tammy Tudor
    27th November 2015 / 11:51 pm

    My bike! I’d wanted a ‘grown up’ one for ages and was so happy and ecstatic

  52. Lynsey Buchanan
    28th November 2015 / 4:04 am

    A commodore 64 was the first computer I owned

  53. Clair Dukes
    28th November 2015 / 6:45 am

    My most memorable Christmas present was my Cabbage Patch doll, Paula, I remember being so excited by the thought that I was actually going to adopt Paula!

  54. Fiona Henderson
    28th November 2015 / 7:11 am

    the year i got my cabbage patch doll i was desperate for one

  55. sandra rubery
    28th November 2015 / 8:17 am

    It was my my little pony castle I asked santa for and got!

  56. claire fawkner
    28th November 2015 / 8:20 am

    One year I got stilts and my sister got a pogo stick! So much fun!

  57. Jackie ONeill
    28th November 2015 / 8:37 am

    my cabbage patch doll who I brought everywhere with me told everyone she was my little sister! Hours of fun.

  58. David Sweet
    28th November 2015 / 9:04 am

    A Hornby railway, as I had to follow clues to find each part of it.

  59. Lucy Robinson
    28th November 2015 / 9:06 am

    I remember getting my Cabbage Patch doll Mandy. When Mum wasn’t looking we opened them before Christmas.

    28th November 2015 / 9:14 am

    a little tv for my room, my mum saved up so long for it x

  61. Kat Glynn
    28th November 2015 / 12:40 pm

    I loved my dolls house made for me my by grandad when I was eight x

  62. pauline hill
    28th November 2015 / 2:17 pm

    My first bike was a three wheeler witch I loved for years

  63. abigail edkins
    28th November 2015 / 2:43 pm

    my first hifi system, its when I really became a teenager and started so many good things for me

  64. Claire Tucker
    28th November 2015 / 3:47 pm

    Mine was my bike, I had all my presents and then dad asked me to go and get him a pencil from the study and there it was , you never forget your first bike

  65. caroline walliss
    28th November 2015 / 4:43 pm

    It was getting my bike because it allowed me to be outside enjoying freedom and nature.x

  66. Michelle O'Neill
    28th November 2015 / 5:32 pm

    my sony walkman,

  67. Maralyn Smith
    28th November 2015 / 6:02 pm

    My most memorable present was a doll. She had a pot head and rubber body and limbs. I should add that it was many years ago and it was a very old doll. I loved her very much – I’d be about 7 or 8 years old, but one day I took her outside and dropped her and her head broke! I was inconsolable for days.

  68. 28th November 2015 / 6:10 pm

    It has to be my mountain bike when I was 8! This is because my mum and dad took me upstairs and told me my present was in the small office room (it was a tiny box room) so I thought they’d bought me a PC game – I opened the door and there was this bike balanced on the computer desk!
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  69. sam p
    28th November 2015 / 6:54 pm

    a bike funnily enough

  70. sharon williams
    28th November 2015 / 7:42 pm

    My favourite toy was a doll that I called Tina. She was the same size as me as the time and I dragged her everywhere. She was the first thing I saw on Xmas day and I thought my parents had brought me a new person to play with.

  71. Georgina davies
    28th November 2015 / 8:03 pm

    mine was a ring from my nana when i was 12 i still treasure it now

  72. Catherine McAlinden
    28th November 2015 / 8:10 pm

    My bike, I couldn’t wait to ride it!

  73. Clare H
    28th November 2015 / 8:53 pm

    my my little pony bike as I’d wanted one for ages

  74. fozia
    28th November 2015 / 10:11 pm

    My mickey mouse rucksack….i loved mickey mouse and this is all i wanted

  75. Angela treadway
    28th November 2015 / 10:35 pm

    I had an electric jeep because i loved driving it about in my garden x

  76. Felicity Kelly
    28th November 2015 / 10:48 pm

    My most memorable christmas present was a handmade sweet shop from my grandparents! I loved it, it was made from a bathroom cabinet!

  77. Helen Swales
    28th November 2015 / 11:51 pm

    I remember getting a shiny new bike for Christmas when I was about 6. I was over the moon and couldn’t wait to get outside on it, despite the horrid weather. My older brother agreed to accompany me on my first ride around the block, we set off and passed my grandma’s house, she had seen us go round and had come out to give me my Christmas gift. Unfortunately I couldn’t stop so had to ride on by whilst my brother stopped to collect the gift. I’m unsure how I ended up stopping in the end.

  78. Natalie Crossan
    28th November 2015 / 11:54 pm

    My first bike i was just so excited to learn to ride x

  79. Laura Corrall
    29th November 2015 / 12:26 am

    A ken doll that you could shave with this special foam, the foam stained my bedroom carpet! But I loved the ken doll.

  80. Daddybear
    29th November 2015 / 1:01 am

    My first bike, well it was a tricycle with red stripes on the front wheel. Memorable because It was at my Grandparents house and it was the the first present I asked Father Christmas for – I remember shouting up the chimney to ask him for it.

  81. claire woods
    29th November 2015 / 9:58 am

    It was my first bike. All my friends had one and I was the last. It meant I could go out with my friends. My parents hid it up in another room until I’d opened all my other presents, so I really didn’t think I was getting one.

  82. andy burns
    29th November 2015 / 12:37 pm

    My was an action man and tank. I love it as my dad was a mechanic in the army and my action man was me working along side my dad as i wouldnt see him often and this made me feel close to him

  83. Cherry S
    29th November 2015 / 12:50 pm

    I will never forget when I got my very own Wendy house as a child. I played with it every second I could and was secretly sad when it disappeared some years later, even though I was far to old to be still playing with it.

  84. Bhavesh Mistry
    29th November 2015 / 4:28 pm

    great prize!

  85. Lisa Wilkinson
    29th November 2015 / 9:23 pm

    A computer console that my mum hid under the sofa and pretended I hadn’t got until later in the day. It was such a lovely surprise.

  86. Tracy Newton
    29th November 2015 / 9:32 pm

    My favourite Christmas present was the big yellow teapot. I played with it for hours

  87. Lorraine Tinsley
    29th November 2015 / 10:06 pm

    My first bike, it was a red Raleigh Apple bike

  88. 29th November 2015 / 10:34 pm

    getting my first nokia phone I was so excited!

  89. phil kelly
    29th November 2015 / 11:36 pm

    airfix kit

  90. 30th November 2015 / 3:53 am

    A pink bike. I’d been waiting a long long time for this bike. Can’t remember how old I was, but my daughter had one when she was 3.

  91. Michael Beaumont
    30th November 2015 / 7:43 am

    a mountain bike

  92. Nick
    30th November 2015 / 8:30 am

    My most memorable xmas present was a signed football from my favourite team!

  93. Theresaparker
    30th November 2015 / 11:15 am

    It was a bunny rabbit! I had wanted a pet for sooo long when I was wee….and my as finally relented and not me a rabbit!

  94. 30th November 2015 / 2:25 pm

    My most memorable Christmas present as a child is my Chopper bike. Christmas morning 1979 my younger brother comes running into my room to wake me “Emma, Emma, quick wake up! You have a chopper!” I started crying because I thought he meant an axe! I soon got over it when I realized he meant a bike.
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  95. shell
    30th November 2015 / 3:34 pm

    It was my first bicycle as I thought my parents could not afford to buy me one

  96. Matt McAndrew
    30th November 2015 / 3:54 pm

    I was so into Toy Story in 1995 that I basically went into a state of shock when I unwrapped Buzz Lightyear on Christmas morning. Amazing!

  97. Lola Bellouere
    30th November 2015 / 11:07 pm

    A wooden train set I played with it for years x

  98. Ella L
    1st December 2015 / 7:00 pm

    My Pink Teddy and his lovely blue and striped tank top knitted by Aunty Lynette

  99. Farhana
    1st December 2015 / 10:09 pm

    My first bike!!!

  100. Lillian Fisher
    2nd December 2015 / 9:52 pm

    It was a riding hat when I was 9, so I could start horse-riding lesson. Just love horses, so this was a geat present for me.

  101. Kelly L
    3rd December 2015 / 12:02 am

    Tickets to see Take That as I loved them!

  102. 4th December 2015 / 11:14 am

    Toss up for me on my petite typewriter and Sindy house. I am so with Flea on getting the right Bike. I wanted a grifter and I got a little girls one with flowers and a basket on the front!
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  103. Michaela Hannah
    5th December 2015 / 4:16 am

    a skateboard that i played on so much i wore the wheels down!

  104. kimberley ryan
    5th December 2015 / 9:35 pm

    I always wanted a pairof rollerboots, and one year i got them, best present ever

  105. Brendan Kirkpatrick
    5th December 2015 / 10:09 pm

    Best Christmas present was a new racing bike, Raleigh Team Banana and having to wait 8 weeks to ride it because of a broken leg. Worth the wait though!

  106. jason costain
    7th December 2015 / 3:25 am

    My Atari console, shared with my two brothers. My Dad had been out of work for a while that year and I knew money had been tight. I didn’t dare ask for the Atari as I knew it would be too expensive so I picked a cheaper present instead. I was only 7 at the time. Mum and Dad somehow managed to buy it for us. We knew this was a big deal and it taught me to be careful with money, but most of all, to be grateful for the love and generosity of my mum and dad. Sorry if this sounds ever-so-sad, but it was just the way things were when I was growing up!

  107. Jo Carroll
    7th December 2015 / 11:21 am

    My most memorable present was my Chopper bike. I’d been after one for absolutely ages and when I finally got it I was hardly ever off it. Mine even had the 70’s style tassles hanging from the handle bars…oh what lovely days!

  108. Jon Sellers
    7th December 2015 / 12:26 pm

    A Timpo Castle with a set of Knights to guard it. Played with it for hours and hours. Still got it in the loft 40 years on

  109. Hannah Igoe
    8th December 2015 / 2:58 pm

    My little pony stable because it came in the most enourmous box and I was so excited because it was what we had asked for!

  110. Sukhjinder Singh
    9th December 2015 / 1:44 am

    A Raleigh Sunbeam trackrider Bike when i was about 10. Awesome

  111. roy brittain
    9th December 2015 / 8:30 am

    I remember getting a brand new raleigh sunsolo racing bike when i was around 12 it was a massive present back then as we didn’t allways have much money and my bikes before that were allways second hand

  112. Sarah Parkin
    9th December 2015 / 9:23 am

    My first bike I remember spending ages riding it round the xmas tree on xmas morning!

  113. debbie hay
    9th December 2015 / 3:54 pm

    A Barracuda Kamikaze Mountain Bike 🙂

  114. Ben Audsley
    9th December 2015 / 6:38 pm

    leog monorail – because it combined a train set with lego – i spent months/years playing with it

  115. Louise Clarke
    10th December 2015 / 5:41 am

    The first new bike i wanted was a Chopper like my brother, but as i was only 5, i had to have a Chipper

  116. jane greenfield
    11th December 2015 / 6:43 pm

    roller skates I didn’t take them off for weeks

  117. katrina walsh
    11th December 2015 / 10:02 pm

    Mine was my Raleigh 14 girls bike as until then id been forced to play out on my brothers hand me downs

  118. 12th December 2015 / 6:08 pm

    My most memorable Christmas present was the Barbie Campervan, I remember I had wanted it all year and on Christmas Day I looked under the tree to see if it was there and if there were any big boxes for me and didn’t see any. I was slightly disappointed but then got all excited opening my other presents. Then my dad said ooh look what I’ve found, this box was so big Santa left it near the sofa. It was for me and you guessed it, inside was my gorgeous pink Barbie Campervan. I was delighted and over 30 years later I can still remember it like it was yesterday. <3 xx

  119. Gemma rice
    12th December 2015 / 11:17 pm

    A pair of red patent shiny shoes x

  120. Richard Green
    13th December 2015 / 8:02 am

    My commadore 64, it was the only thing i wanted

  121. sarah
    13th December 2015 / 8:04 am

    a red and black bmx raleigh, i loved it and used it all the time for years

  122. stephen holman
    13th December 2015 / 4:27 pm

    an optimus prime transformer – at the time i was so pleased as I loved transformers (to be fair still do!!)

  123. Tam B
    13th December 2015 / 9:30 pm

    My best childhood present was Tiny Tears

  124. Candyce white
    13th December 2015 / 9:42 pm

    I would have to be my walking toy dog called Lucy its so special to me because it was a great toy and I know it made her happy me receiving it.

  125. John
    13th December 2015 / 9:44 pm

    My parents gave me a Chopper Bike for Christmas when I was 11 and even though it was second hand that bike was used everyday and gave me a sense of freedom for the first time. Only bike that had me stopped by the police for speeding, as I was told I was doing 32 MPH in a 30 MPH area. Had to push the bike up the hill after that LOL

  126. helenRMad
    13th December 2015 / 11:11 pm

    my tiny tears doll and pram

  127. Sarah Ballantyne
    14th December 2015 / 12:05 am

    My most memorable gift was a puppy for obvious reasons.

  128. Sheila Sloan
    14th December 2015 / 5:37 am

    A puppy, because I had wanted for so long and it was a complete surprise.

  129. Greig spencer
    14th December 2015 / 7:56 am

    getting a red bike when i was 6

  130. Sarah Parker
    14th December 2015 / 9:48 am

    Mine was a bike when I was about 7!

  131. Patricia Avery
    14th December 2015 / 9:54 am

    In the 50s I used to get a tangerine, a book and a game (always educational) each Christmas, One year I got a Magic Robot. You pointed him at one question then moved him into another space where he always got the answer. I learned a lot of general knowledge but I was fascinated by how he always got the right answer. I loved it as did my own children. Sadly he did not survive for my grandchildren 🙂

  132. Stacey Mc
    14th December 2015 / 11:05 am

    My favourite christmas present was a hifi set, I love music and when I got my own record player for my room I was beside myself!

  133. Jenny Jones
    14th December 2015 / 11:09 am

    It would have to be when I got a stereo a for christmas when I was about 11, i had opened all my presents and my mum shouted at me from upstairs saying ‘Jenny your room is a mess get up here and tidy it now’ was rather miffed as I knew I’d tidied my bedroom the day before after being moaned at and when I did go upstairs my stereo had all been set up and ready to use 🙂

  134. Penny Healy
    14th December 2015 / 12:36 pm

    Funnily enough – my first mountain bike. I spent the next 6 months chucking myself over the handlebars though!

  135. Georgie Aronin
    14th December 2015 / 2:25 pm

    I remember getting my first life-sized baby doll. I named her Lucy and took her everywhere with me. Years went by and I had completely forgotten about her. I went on to have my first born and really liked the name ‘Lucy’, so named her so. It was only a few years later when I discovered an old diary that I realised I had called my first baby doll by the same name.

  136. James Mullen
    14th December 2015 / 2:49 pm

    My most memorable childhood Christmas present was a football. I was football mad.

  137. Sarah Bates
    14th December 2015 / 3:01 pm

    An umbrella in my stocking. I begged and begged to unwrap that present at 3am!!

  138. John Chapman
    14th December 2015 / 3:11 pm

    I got a PC once and i was over the moon!

  139. Barbara madden
    14th December 2015 / 3:51 pm

    It was my Ist new bike a blue one l always wanted and had it for years

  140. donna l jones
    14th December 2015 / 4:03 pm

    tiny tears doll

  141. cathyj
    14th December 2015 / 4:35 pm

    a dollshouse my uncle made it was fab

  142. mel crumpton
    14th December 2015 / 4:41 pm

    My purple Chopper Bike

  143. Ferhana
    14th December 2015 / 4:44 pm

    My darling hubby proposing to me after meeting f2f For the first time, just 25 days before ! We spoke over the phone for a month before.that. 18 year anniversary coming up ..

  144. Kayleigh White
    14th December 2015 / 4:46 pm

    A light up kitty – it was amazing because i was scared of the dark. Whenever I felt scared, I’d press her little tummy and her cheeks would glow red.

  145. Cecelia Allen
    14th December 2015 / 5:27 pm

    It was a walking,talking & singing doll, I loved her so much and still have her now. We wearn’t very well off and she paid for it weekly on a catalogue so I know now how hard that must have been for my mum to do

  146. Dolly A
    14th December 2015 / 6:23 pm

    BMX Bike

  147. Trudi Walsh
    14th December 2015 / 7:28 pm

    Aww it was my Teddy Ruxpin Bear I got for my 9th Christmas he was my best friend x

  148. Barbara Handley
    14th December 2015 / 7:39 pm

    My best Christmas present was a yellow and red Raleigh bicycle. It is my birthday the week before Christmas and my parents gave me this as a double present. It was my first new one and I was out riding on it at every opportunity in the quiet cul-de-sac we lived in.

  149. Laura Nice
    14th December 2015 / 7:41 pm

    My roller skates! 🙂 i loved them and i refused to take them off, i slept in them for a week.

  150. 14th December 2015 / 8:29 pm

    My best christmas present has to be getting my first ever electric guitar and small amp – I felt like such a rockstar that day, and just loved the classy black and cream look even though I could barely play it yet!
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  152. Jane Middleton
    14th December 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Barbie because I really really wanted one

  153. Sarah Gilbert-jones
    14th December 2015 / 9:14 pm

    Most memorable for me was getting screwball scramble! I had asked for it for a few years running and never got it, then finally it was under the tree! I still have it now and have passed it to my kids

  154. suzanne Sendell
    14th December 2015 / 9:18 pm

    My most memorable present was my teeny tiny tears doll called Susie,It was the first doll I can truly remember having
    I took her everywhere and even bit her nails for her 🙁

  155. Carrie Talbot-Ashby
    14th December 2015 / 9:59 pm

    My most memorable present was a massive chest full of Lego! The lego people were so old that they didn’t have moveable arms and legs! It was a gift from my nanny, and me and my brother played with it all over Christmas. Now, 32 years later, my own four kids play with the same lego. It brings back amazing memories to me and a lump to my throat, knowing how much happiness its bought me over the years. x

  156. Rachel Savery
    14th December 2015 / 10:04 pm

    Mine was a Cabbage Patch Doll – I was so desperate for one, I couldn’t believe it when I got it. I still have her now as I cherished her for a number of years. I loved it that you got to adopt them and had your own certificate and each one was different. My mom made sure that she picked one that looked like me. I have now bought my daughter one as they are now back in the shops.

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  158. Deborah Bird
    14th December 2015 / 10:12 pm

    My pink BMX! I loved it so much but sadly it got stolen not long after 🙁

  159. Jo Glasspool
    14th December 2015 / 10:34 pm

    My BMX, I wanted one for so long and one Christmas I got one. I loved that bike, so many happy memories.

  160. Vicki Violet Morris
    14th December 2015 / 10:42 pm

    My first pair of quad skates customised with various coloured wheels!

  161. amanda greensmith
    15th December 2015 / 12:51 am

    penny puppy walker x

  162. Vicky Robinson
    15th December 2015 / 3:40 am

    Getting a Sindy horse for my Sindy dolls. I was absolutely thrilled as I’d wanted one for ages!

  163. drumdrum2006
    15th December 2015 / 6:43 am

    A bottle of blue matey! i was so happy as it changes the colour of the water, only to find out it wasn’t meant for me but my new stepdad Crazy!

  164. antonia richardson
    15th December 2015 / 7:13 am

    ting a ling trudy we used to chat for hours

  165. Alison Johnson
    15th December 2015 / 7:42 am

    A Diary as it was my first one when I was 10 & I was bought one every year for the next five years. I loved writing about my day in it at night before I went to bed.

  166. ceril roberts
    15th December 2015 / 8:51 am

    I had a tape recorder/music player and some music tapes when I was around 9 years old. I loved it as it was sort of a grown up present and it made me feel more grown up! I loves listening to the tapes and recording the Top 40 off the radio!

  167. Claire Crisp
    15th December 2015 / 9:36 am

    My brother and I raced down the stairs to see what we had for Xmas. There, sat in the middle of the room were two bikes. The most coveted bike at the time, a Grifter and a pink girls bike, complete with shopping bag on the back!!! I was soooo disappointed. My brother got a Grifter!!! Everyone wanted a Grifter!! And of course, like brothers do, knowing how much I loved his bike, he rarely let me go on it 🙁

  168. heidi brown
    15th December 2015 / 10:01 am

    My first boyzone album when I was about 12, because I was so in Love with them haha!

  169. Calley Bryson
    15th December 2015 / 10:23 am

    A gameboy I’d wanted one for ages and I knew I was getting one as i woke up one night just before Xmas to hear my parents playing Tetris!! Although to this day they still think I was “surprised” lol

  170. carla morris
    15th December 2015 / 11:45 am

    My favourite was my Orange Space Hopper….had it for years!! Drove my parents crazy im sure 🙂

  171. Neil Pearson
    15th December 2015 / 11:47 am

    My Raleigh Grifter bike – kept me entertained for years and practically indestructible!

  172. linda curtis
    15th December 2015 / 2:07 pm

    has to be a tiny tears doll
    it was long ago but i was so excited to have a doll that wee’d
    and i could change her nappy it was amazing

  173. Sarah-Jane Laycock
    15th December 2015 / 2:25 pm

    A space hopper who was my soul mate for several years as we bounced around the neighbourhood in perfect harmony. I was utterly heartbroken when he finally deflated!

  174. stephanie campbell
    15th December 2015 / 2:32 pm

    i got a lamp i had seen in a gadget shop its all i wanted it was a flower light with interchangable petals for different colour effects, i loved it….still have it now waiting for when i have a little girl but it was used in my sons wilderness room when he was born.

  175. Catherine Gregory
    15th December 2015 / 3:58 pm

    My Girls World! I wanted to be a hairdresser when little and I would spend hours practicing different hairstyles

  176. Melanie horbury
    15th December 2015 / 4:06 pm

    I remember getting my new bike, it wasn’t till I was a few years after that I realised it was my sisters resprayed!

  177. Rich Tyler
    15th December 2015 / 4:37 pm

    Getting a SEGA MEGA DRIVE when i was 12! eek!

  178. Jamie Berwick
    15th December 2015 / 5:28 pm

    I got a Raleigh Chopper when I was 9 – it was fantastic! I see modern versions are now available – and yes I’m very tempted…

  179. Emma
    15th December 2015 / 6:31 pm

    A music keyboard

  180. jamie millard
    15th December 2015 / 7:10 pm

    My lifesize rupart the bear teddy. After a few years, the pull cord to make him talk had long since been broken, but he still came everywhere with me.

  181. 15th December 2015 / 7:15 pm

    Mine was a dolls house that my father made himself (though I didn’t know that at the time). It had wallpaper and real carpets. The rooms were so big that I could fit inside if I curled up small. It was the best present in the world.

  182. Donna Caldwell
    15th December 2015 / 7:58 pm

    My wonderful roller skates I played with them none stop

  183. Jessica K
    15th December 2015 / 8:14 pm

    I woke up when I was 7-8 to a letter from Father Christmas, saying I had a pony waiting for me not far from my house. I was so excited!

  184. chirag P
    15th December 2015 / 8:23 pm

    etch a sketch being a budding artist this was perfect for me

  185. Isabell Whitenstall
    15th December 2015 / 8:42 pm

    A watch, because I was finally old enough to officially tell the time

  186. 15th December 2015 / 8:55 pm

    I loved my, My little pony hair salon I would play with it for hours

  187. Janine C
    15th December 2015 / 9:06 pm

    It was a doll’s pram – I had wanted it for so long and was so surprised when I got it. I loved it so much x

  188. Petra Hora
    15th December 2015 / 9:16 pm

    When I was about 10 years old I got a dog, REAL one. I was so happy and he become my best friend.

  189. Yvette D
    15th December 2015 / 9:42 pm

    Cabbage patch baby – I loved the signature on the baby’s bottom and the smell of baby talc which they came with

  190. Lizzy Cooper
    15th December 2015 / 10:05 pm

    My barbie cafe, I dont really have a reason why! It’s just the only thing I can remember and I had fun with it 🙂

  191. alisa moore
    15th December 2015 / 11:31 pm

    My bmx as I’d always wanted one

  192. Marie R
    15th December 2015 / 11:41 pm

    A care bear, and now my daughter wants the same one for Christmas this year.

  193. John Frost
    16th December 2015 / 6:29 am

    such a lovely prize with xmas around the corner

  194. 16th December 2015 / 6:54 am

    I think mine was my lovely bike that I thought I’d have well into adulthood – it was a lovely old fashioned bike. I came to use it one day and found that my parents had given it away. Still bitter about it – can you tell?
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  195. cat holdcroft
    16th December 2015 / 7:51 am

    my go cart, I spent hours and hours all weathers on my cart that next few years it really inspired the mecahic in me.

  196. Susan B
    16th December 2015 / 11:22 am

    The most memorable Christmas gift from Santa was actually my first pushbike. I awake during the night because I could smell something odd so I put my hand out and realised I was touching the rubber tyre of a brand new pushbike. Yay! Needless to say I couldn’t get back to sleep and lay awake until light so I could try out my new bike.

  197. 16th December 2015 / 11:23 am

    When I was a youngster ( I am 70 now and cannot remember how old I was at the time ) I got a little red second hand bike as my christmas present. It gave me a land of adventure. The best present I have ever had.

  198. Laura Pritchard
    16th December 2015 / 11:32 am

    My Barbie campervan with detachable jeep! My cousin was so jealous!! There’s a photo of her looking over at my pile of presents with envy!

  199. Jamie Gallant
    16th December 2015 / 2:51 pm

    An orange shirt which I hated, but I was not allowed to say anything and I had to wear it

  200. Gem Cook
    16th December 2015 / 3:34 pm

    I remember getting my red pedal car when i was a little girl, i loved it so much. I still remember it under the Christmas tree, with a big bow on it. Best Christmas ever!!!! 🙂

    16th December 2015 / 3:37 pm

    I was 7, my sister 5. We woke up about 3am xmas morning & Mum & Dad said we could open one present and then would have to go back to bed. The one we chose had a hand held pacman video game in it. We didn’t go back to bed & poor Mum & Dad didn’t really sleep either because of the constant beep beep from the game.

  202. Clare Hubbard
    16th December 2015 / 8:25 pm

    My tiny tears doll, I used to carry it everywhere with me for years.

  203. LEE HARDY
    16th December 2015 / 9:13 pm

    I remember getting a helicopter for action man & then by Christmas afternoon our german shephard dog had chewed the rotor blades.

  204. Iona
    16th December 2015 / 9:18 pm

    My most memorable present was a drum set, from my gran, when I was 5 or 6. It went missing by New Year 🙁

  205. Nancy Bradford
    16th December 2015 / 9:53 pm

    I got one of the red metal wagons one year and it was amazing. My brother (who normally ignored me) pulled me around in it all day.

  206. Shirley Evans
    16th December 2015 / 9:54 pm

    I had a bride doll when I was little,I thought she was beautiful

  207. David crabb
    16th December 2015 / 10:06 pm

    My most memorable present was a subbuteo football stadium 🙂 Subbuteo was the 1980s FIFA for me.

  208. Monika S
    16th December 2015 / 10:36 pm

    my first guitar – I was seven and almost too small for this guitar + I was left handed , but I was so determined to learn to play it – I play to this day

  209. Victoria Prince
    16th December 2015 / 10:37 pm

    My most memorable Christmas present was a giant teddy bear because I’d asked Father Christmas for a “big bear” and he found me one – he was bigger than me!