This post is part of the 2021 Christmas Planning series. You can find other posts in the series here.
This week I am sharing some excellent Christmas gift ideas for Aussie kids aged 0 – 12. Last week I shared Chrsitmas gift ideas for 12 – 18 year olds which you can find here – 13 Christmas gift ideas for Aussie teens + a gift idea spreadsheet. I have listed the Christmas gift ideas roughly in age order so if you have kids 8 and above scroll down a bit to see ideas for this age group.
Chunky Peggy Play Bio – this is an educational creative composition game with Jumbo pegs to be inserted and stacked onto the solid base piece. Thanks to its great design and rounded shapes, it will be easy and fun to play safely. The different shapes and colours, along with the rattle included, stimulate visual perception as well as hand eye coordination while developing manual dexterity. This game is made with eco-sustainable material.
Janod Cocoon Activity Table – this is the perfect activity table for toddlers to explore, touch and learn all at the same time. Place the cogs into the correct position and turn them around. Stack the two different trees or sort five shapes into their colour coded slots. Move the coloured balls around the looping toy or push the vehicles around the track. The options are endless and will provide your little one with hours of learning and fun! Waterpainted in beautiful contemporary colours, the activity table has anti-slip feet for extra stability.
Humming Top – many of us would remember having one of these as a kid. It is a classic toy made of high quality metal and lots of fun!
Soccer Style Hi Hopper / Kangaroo Ball – a fun toy for toddlers and preschoolers! It is a 40cm diameter ball and is great for developing balance and strength and improving your children’s coordination. It has large easy to grip closed handle that makes holding the hopper easier.
Abacus – we bought an abacus for our first child for his first Christmas and it was a loved toy for many years by him and his siblings. At first, it was just played with then later used as a tool to help build numeracy skills.
Honeysticks Crayons Longs – Handmade in New Zealand from 100% pure New Zealand beeswax these candles contains no parrafin wax or cheap fillers. They are produced in an environmentally sustainable way with natural honey by-products and coloured with non-toxic pigments.
Nike Youth Brasilia Just Do It Backpack – a great smaller size backpack for kids. It is constructed with a main, zippered compartment with two other pockets for easy access to smaller items, this Nike backpack will help keep their gear sorted and easily within reach. The padded shoulder straps and back panel have been made to boost comfort, perfect for all-day wear.
Red Wagon Stow & Go – another retro but fun Christmas gift idea for kids. They can load it up with their toys, with dirt, leaves or what ever else takes their fancy!
Light and Shine – Playing With Optics – a unique set designed to encourage open-ended play, trial-and-error exploration and teach problem-solving. All experiments are intended to help kids apply STEAM principals to the world around them, making maths and science fun and relevant to things they experience everyday.
Bluey Christmas Swim – a gorgeous Christmas book for the Bluey fan! It’s Christmas Day and it’s the perfect weather for a family swim! Bartlebee is Bluey’s new toy – how will he cope with his first Heeler Christmas? A gorgeous hardback book that will make the perfect Christmas gift.
ABC Chunky and Tracing Puzzle Lowercase – The perfect puzzle for helping children to begin learning the lowercase alphabet, and the formation of words. A tracing stick is provided to help build the fine motor skills, practice pen holding and the correct way to write each letter.
Poppie Rattan Doll Crib White – This beautifully crafted Rattan Baby Crib with a white covered mattress will be loved by your little one. The perfect toy for creative & imaginative play, and also a stunning feature in any playroom.
Giant Tic Tac Toe – a giant size version of the classic kid’s game! You can place or throw the marked beanbags inside the rope mesh board. It comes in a cotton storage bag making it easy to carry anywhere – take it on picnics, camping, or to friends’ houses.
Klorofil Magic Tree House – one of my younger sisters had this when I was a child and we all loved it! Simply press the roof and it pops open to reveal the magic inside. Once open you will discover the various rooms (living, kitchen, bathroom and garage), swing, wind up lift, car, characters and furniture. great for promoting imaginative play. The Tree House can then be easily stored away with all items inside, and can be easily transported by its handle.
Quercetti Migoga Maxi Marble Run – Our marble run set still gets used in our house, it has been a much-loved toy for many years. Marble Run offers a world of unlimited possibilities for 3-dimensional thinking, creativity and technical understanding for young and old. Create your own marble runs with this exciting construction set or reproduce the models pictured on the box. Little engineers will love slotting together the interlocking chutes, bridges, straight and curved rails, spinning-wheels, spirals and funnels, to create infinite variations for long-lasting fun for the whole family.
Playground: Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart – This compilation of Indigenous stories gives a fascinating insight into Aboriginal childhood, both traditional and contemporary. We use the bush as our school and as our playground, says one of the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people whose voices combine in this anthology of true stories about childhood, compiled from a wide range of memoirs and oral histories.
Minecraft – Creeper All-Over Print Beach Towel – this will be a hit with the Minecraft fan and is perfectly timed for swimming season!
Wooden Golf Ladder Toss Game – With the right flick of the wrist, you can be a Ladder Toss Pro! Earn points for wrapping the bolo balls around the horizontal colored rungs. This sturdy wooden frame includes 50cm wide x 75cm high target and 6 bolos (3 White, 3 Red). Fun for players 6+ its a hit at parties, BBQs, holiday weekends, camping and more!
Hello Nature: Draw Colour Make & Grow – this gorgeous nature book is packed with brilliant activities and fascinating facts. Draw, doodle and colour in leaves, birds, bugs and beetles and much more. Find out how to make your own leaf prints, grow cress heads and even set up a bird restaurant.
Harry Potter – Hogwarts Letter Writing Set – this is the perfect Christmas gift for the Harry Potter fan. The set comes with 20 sheets of lined writing paper, 10 envelopes with the Hogwarts crest on their back and 10 ‘wax seal’ stickers to give your letters that authentic touch.
Fuji Instax mini 11 Instant Film Camera – this would make an excellent Christmas gift for the budding photographer. The Instax mini 11 Camera allows you to take instant photos with ease thanks to its user-friendly design. It features automatic exposure, helping you attain the correct lighting without making any adjustments. It has a selfie mode and a mirror on the front lens, allowing you to check the framing of your shot before you take it.
What gift ideas would you recommend for the 0 – 12 age group?
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