I love Christmas gift idea posts! I love scrolling through with a particular person in mind and sizing up if the gift ideas in the post work for them. And when it comes to collating the lists for the blog, it helps me with ideas for what to buy for my family and friends!
Before we get into my 20 Christmas gift ideas for kids (5 – 12 years old) I wanted to share with you a website that is perfect for this time of year – Kidzta. I met co-founder Kirsten at a networking event recently (she lives in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne too!) and thought it was such a great idea.
Kidzta offers a new way to give and receive personal and meaningful kids’ presents. Not dissimilar to the Google Spreadsheet concept I have shared on the blog, Kidzta is a simple way of sharing a gift list for your kids and it allows you to:
- Create wishlist/s to share easily with family and friends
- Combine funds for group gifting
- Split up expensive items so multiple gifters can contribute
- Copy wish lists of others to use as a base for your own kids
It is free, quick and easy to use, so can recommend checking it out here.
20 Christmas gift ideas for kids (5 – 12 years old)
Sensory Tent Swing with Lights – a great Tent Swing designed for children to relax in or hide out while swinging. Made with a sturdy steel base frame and heavy duty fabric means it can also be used for hanging on your backyard swing set. Includes an LED fairy light pack to add playful glow.
Create a Castle Deluxe Tower Kit – perfect gift for those that are heading to the beach this Christmas. This was the Toy of The Year 2020 winner and it is not your regular sand bucket, this is a split mold that allows you to clip together the pieces and build your tower. When you have packed in your building material, either snow or sand, simply unbuckle the two pieces and you have your tower.
Extra Large Four in a Row – Extra big size making it suitable for younger kids! They can play it outside or inside.
Table Top Mini Bowling Game – All the fun of bowling in an easy to use compact table top size. The compact Mini Bowl game set includes 1 bowling alley board, 1 launch ramp, 2 mini bowling balls, 10 pins, and dry erase scorecard for simplified scoring
Scratch art paper – we used to create our own when we were younger but now you can by premade scratch paper to create your own masterpieces!
Re-Cycle-Me STEAM Science Kit – This Re-Cycle-Me Kit is the perfect way to get creative and crafty for hours. With this kit, you can enjoy different projects while learning about recycling.
Footpath Chalk – a great inclusion in the Christmas stocking that will help get the kids outside during the summer holidays.
Wild Activity Book: nature inspired games + puzzles – This activity book is full to bursting with nature-inspired games and puzzles. A great option to keep kids entertained on long car trips if you are travelling this summer or for those down times on holidays. The book includess colouring in, drawing exercises, crosswords, maths and quiz questions.
Opinel Le Petit Chef Complete Set 3pc – This child-friendly set contains a knife, a peeler and a finger guard so kids can learn to cook, safely. The training ring on the knife and peeler helps to position their fingers, while the finger protector protects the hand holding the food in place. Features French beechwood handles and anti-corrosive stainless steel blades.
May Gibbs Gumnuts Puzzle – this is a gorgeous 24 piece puzzlre that comes in a sweet magnetic box. Ideal for ages 4 – 8. May Gibbs is one of Australia’s best loved, classic children’s book writers and artists.
Harry Potter Hardback Boxed Set: The Complete Collection – A beautiful boxed set containing all seven Harry Potter novels in hardback. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers.
Pokemon Adventures Red & Blue Box Set (Set Includes Vols. 1-7) – it can be tempting to be a book snob and not buy books that are about some of our kids favourite things but keeping kids reading is important so mixing it up with books like this can really help kids on the reading train!
The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set – The Chronicles of Narnia in its entirety. The box features stills from the movie, and each book inside has cover art by Cliff Nielson and the original black-and-white interior illustrations by Pauline Baynes.
FAIRY TAIL Manga Box Set 1 – Magna is certainly becoming more popular in Australia. If you have a child who is keen on manga then this is an instant Fairy Tail manga collection! Stylish box includes Vol. 1-11 of the magical shonen adventure that became an anime megahit, plus a special bonus item.
Sodastream – this can be a great gift for kids who like sparkling water!
Popcorn maker – Our kids were gifted a popcorn maker as a group present one year and they loved it. It lasted for years too.
Milkshake maker – one more fun small appliance that can make a great Christmas gift for kids!
Gaming headset – Perfect for the gamer loving kid. These headphones are suited for gaming and streaming and are compatible with the native surround sound system built into Windows 10 PC’s and Xbox One consoles.
Polaroid Go Instant Camera – The Polaroid Go is a pocket-friendly, point-and-shoot analog camera that allows you to produce mini instant prints on the go. It’s packed with handy features such as a selfie mirror and timer, as well as a automatic flash and easy-to-use double exposure. A word of warning though – the younger the kids can go through lots of film which can makes this an ongoing expense!
Fitbit Ace 3 – as well as having a clock face the Fitbit Ace 3 also has features like activity and sleep tracking and fun challenges. Perfect gift to inspire the kids to keep moving over the summer holidays.
This post is part of the 2022 Christmas Planning series on the blog. You can find other posts in the series here including more gift idea lists and planning checklists.
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