The Little Car Company Bugatti Baby II, £27,000The Little Car Company Bugatti Baby II

Yes, this is extravagant but let’s be honest, it’s not entirely for the kid, is it? This incredible 75-per-cent-scale Type 35 racer is about as authentic as these things get, right down to the classic, four-spoke steering wheel in the cockpit. The electrically-powered mini-car has a base top speed of 12mph but scales up from there if you really want to start exploring the extras, with a fully charged range of about 15.5 miles. Yes, it’s a toy… but only just.

Available at Bugatti Baby.

Le Toy Van Oxford Toy Kitchen, £199

Le Toy Van Oxford Toy Kitchen

It’s never too early to hone their culinary skills and while we doubt this charmingly colourful, downsized number quite hits Michelin-star standards, every budding head chef needs to start somewhere. Complete with a (thankfully heat-free) oven, hob, microwave and raft of utensils, the sustainable wooden design is country chic at its finest.

Available at Harrods.

Lego Creator Old Trafford, £249.99

Lego Creator Old Trafford

There’s no accounting for taste, but if you have passed the sins of the father onto your children (and with them a season ticket to see Manchester United) then in lieu of match days you might want to consider this. The nearly 4,000-piece set is a perfect replica of Old Trafford, right down to the Munich Clock and Sir Alex Ferguson statue. If you can’t get to the Theatre of Dreams yourself, this isn’t a bad substitute at all.

Available at Lego.

Wonder Workshop Cue Robot, £174

Wonder Workshop Cue Robot

Designed for kids 11 and up, this little robot isn’t just a Pixar mascot in the making; it’s an educational tool designed to teach code, starting from block-based and running up to state-machine and text-based. The award-wining Cue offers a deep, versatile platform for self-exploration and building problem-solving, engineering and design skills. It’s also pretty adorable to boot.

Available are Wonder Workshop.

Uber Games Outdoor Chess Set, £380

Uber Games Outdoor Chess Set

It’s never too early to learn the game of kings and, as we get more and more restricted to our gardens, this oversized outdoor chess set makes a nice alternative to repeatedly throwing a ball over the neighbour’s fence. Lightweight and complete with an all-weather board, it’s a good deal easier to handle than a Sicilian Defense. Given it’s winter though, you might want to try it inside for now.

Available at Uber Games.