While we may try and be sensible about gift giving during the silly season, we also have to try and make our little people happy. I mean, pairs of socks and undies aren’t exciting for us, can you imagine giving these and only these to your kids? Riots would ensue!
So to avoid any rioting children, we’ve got a run-down on the BEST toys to give kids this Christmas.
Christmas presents for babies
My Family Book – My Zoo Book $25
This super soft cloth book is full of stylish high-contrast black and white designs of zoo animals that will help babies and toddlers to build fundamental cognitive development for their early learning.
Find them here: https://www.myfamilybook.com.au/
Playgro – Jungle Fun Friends RRP$19.96
With 9 adorable jungle characters baby’s bath time will come to life and stimulate their visual senses and fine motor skills. They’re fully sealed to prevent mould and are perfectly sized for little hands to grasp and squeeze.
Find them: https://www.myer.com.au
Riff Raff & Co – Sleep Toy $65
As well as being super cute, Riff Raff & Co sleep toys have been designed to be used as a toy to promote sleep, which any parent will thank you for! Through the use of sound, comfort and routine these toys support babies and toddlers in falling asleep and resettling.
Find them: https://riffraffandco.com/
Cuddle & Kind – Benedict the Bunny $52 (for small)
Adorable and cuddly these hand-knitted toys are a cult favourite. They’re stuffed with hypoallergenic polyfill so that even kids with allergies can enjoy them. The best thing is that every toy sold provides 10 meals for children in need.
Find them: https://cuddleandkind.com/
Christmas Gifts for Big Kids
There is probably a 0.5% chance that you or your kids haven’t heard of Ryan and Ryan’s Toy Reviews on YouTube. Although majority of parents find their antics quite irritating, kids seem to go nuts for Ryan and his family. This awesome Ryan’s World Special Delivery Box will give your kids that ‘unboxing’ experience and they’ll love the contents of the Ryan’s World merch!
Jurassic World Dino Rivals My Primal Pal Blue RRP$29.99
Any dinosaur lover will want to add this Dino Rival Blue raptor to their dinosaur collection. She growls and is able to snap her mouth shut and wriggle like she’s about to pounce!
Bluey Family Figurines RRP$22
If your kids love Bluey as much as we do, then these toys are a great option for a stocking stuffer. They’re sure to engage in hours of imaginative play.
Connetix 120 Piece Magnetic Tiles RRP$59
Whether your child is beginning prep or well into primary school, they’ll love building 3D objects! These colourful magnetic times engage and develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination all while being loads of fun!
Make Me Iconic Australian Ice Creams Melt RRP $39.99
These wooden ice creams will bring out the nostalgia feels in every parent! So much so that you’ll probably want to play and Insta them more than the kids!
Olli Ella Dinkum Dolls RRP$89
The Dinkim Dolls are new and totally adorable in the toy market! Kids and parents are going nuts over these Aussie dolls that are soft, poseable and unisex! Get your hands on these gorgeous dolls that come in lots of skin and hair tones.
Christmas gift for tweens
Flip Out voucher
A voucher to Flip Out (a trampoline fun zone), will mean your tween will be able to go flippin’ mad! Let them get loose and jump around while you enjoy a coffee or even join them for a bounce!
Teen Breathe magazine is literally a breath of fresh air in the magazine world. Instead of being filled with celeb goss and fashion, its encourages young girls to embrace their uniqueness and love themselves. A great one for tweens and teens.
Boys and girls will love this gross science kit that will allow them to make zombie vomit, maggots, eyeballs and more gooey gross items. Definitely for the kid that likes grossing the family out.
Kmart Make Your Own Unicorn Bath Bombs RRP $15
Let your child get creative and use science to create some scented bath bombs! Not only will they love making them, they may also give you one to enjoy in a relaxing bath!
Whatever you choose to gift your child, just remember that it’s not the presents that they end up remembering years later but the fun you have together! If you’re looking for a present to give to your child’s teachers, check out our guide right here.
If your kids love Christmas craft, we have lots of ideas to get to get their creativity flowing.