Whether you are a mum, dad, grandma, grandfather, uncle or aunt, if you are looking for some new kids’ gadgets - perhaps toys for your children or things to make parenting a little bit easier - the Black Friday sales are a great place to start.
Loads of retailers are offering discounts and if you are prepared to do your research, it’s a great opportunity to snag some pre-Christmas bargains. Some shops offer better discounts than others, so make sure you compare prices from a wide variety of places.
Here are six great deals for parents and children:
Video Baby Monitor 7000
Website: BT Shop
A baby monitor provides much-needed peace of mind to parents, allowing them to keep an eye on their infant discreetly, and this Black Friday you can save a whopping £70 on the BT Video Baby Monitor 7000.
With a range of 50m indoors and 300m outdoors, the monitor is equipped with cutting-edge technology, including HD Sound that allows you to hear the baby breathing in crystal clear audio while the 3.5 inch colour screen lets you keep an eye on them.
Send your child to sleep using the 19 built-in lullabies from nursery rhymes to womb sounds, while the talk-back feature allows you to soothe your baby to sleep.
The camera includes adjustable nightlight and infrared lights that are invisible in the dark.
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam
Action cameras such as the GoPro range are a recent technology trend. The Kidizoom from VTech is a cheaper version aimed at children, designed to be simple to use, and allows them to take photos and videos in the great outdoors. They can even strap it to a bike.
It comes with a waterproof case for underwater shots and includes a built-in rechargeable battery. It includes some games too – in case they need entertaining on car journeys.
ELC Build it Construction Starter Set
This construction set encourages your children to be creative. Build a truck, wheelbarrow, robot, or anything you like, using the 25 construction pieces and 54 nuts and bolts with a screwdriver and spanner.
As well as developing their creativity, it can help with motor skills, which are useful for writing and getting dressed.
BT Smart Home Cam 100
Website: BT Shop
Home security is an important issue for all of us, and the BT Smart Home Cam 100 allows you to monitor your home remotely using your smartphone – wherever you are in the world.
As long as you’ve got an internet connection you can view a live stream of the camera using the BT Home Cam app (for Android and iOS). You can also set the sensitivity of the motion sensor, determining the size of the object that triggers an alert.
The Home Cam 100 is easy to set up. It works over wi-fi so you can just plug it in and go, without worrying about trailing cables. It has night vision capabilities too.
So if you’re out for the evening you can keep an eye on your children (big and small) or the babysitter. You can also invite family or friends to share the stream – such as for birthdays or Christmas.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon
As we eagerly await the next cinematic instalment of Star Wars, small – and big – fans can create their very own version of Han Solo’s ship, the Millennium Falcon.
The iconic ship includes rotating turrets, a detachable cockpit and spring-loaded shooter ammo.
It comes with six mini-figures including Hans, Chewbacca and new characters Rey, Finn and BB-8 droid.
Nerf Mega Rotofury
Definitely one for older children, this blaster has a range of 90 feet and can fire 10 Mega Whistler Darts per load that scream through the air.
It’s half price at the moment from Argos – but probably not the best choice if you want peace and quiet.
There are lots more Black Friday deals available, so check out individual retailers using the links below.