Ho ho ho! Christmas is just around the corner!
Not started shopping yet? Don't fret - here's our bumper Christmas Gift Guide with something for the whole family.
Featuring cute animal faces, this growth chart from Wee Gallery is ethically and sustainably made using screen printing on organic cotton canvas, finished with a waxed cotton twine hanging cord and stylish fringe end. Comes in a special keepsake bag with a place for your child’s name and birth date.
$38 // urbanbaby.com.au
Practical, useful and reusable, these
gorgeous wet bags are the perfect accessory
for a busy parent. They are water and stain resistant and feature a sturdy handle. Measuring 20cm x 25cm they are ideal for swimwear, lotions, toys, stationary, hair accessories, snacks, puzzles, games. Store in your handbag, nappy bag or kids school bag.
$10 // littlestrawberries.com.au
Buying an appliance for Mum is usually a no-no, but this Dyson cordless is uh-mazing. Intelligently optimising power, it deep cleans anywhere and adapts to different floor types, making cleaning a breeze. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want one? Available at Joyce Mayne, Homemaker Centre, Maroochydore.
$1199 // joycemayne.com.au
A beautiful selection of gorgeous products to nourish, nurture and pamper. Enjoy this little bit of luxury and take the time to exfoliate and nourish your face and body. Featuring organic and natural products, it’s the perfect gift for someone special!
$95 // tayday.com.au
Looking for the purrfect stocking filler which is just as practical as it is aesthetically pleasing? These cat themed chair socks (pack of 4) stop chairs and stools scratching the floor, are easy to wash and come in a range of colours!
Find them at the Cat Retreat Cafe, Chevallum, along with heaps of other cat lover meow-chandise to purr-chase just in time for Christmas.
$8 for pack of 4 // catretreatcafe.com.au
Pixie Linen has a gorgeous range of children’s PJs to keep your kids comfy and cool on those hot summer nights. Each pair of PJs arrives in its own re-usable organic cotton drawstring bag.
Pixie Linen also has 100% pure linen sheets for bassinets up to king single beds. This beautiful range would brighten up any child’s room or make a lovely gift.
Made from 100% pure linen and designed in Australia. For ages 2-8 years. $75-$85
Turn screen time into a lifelong love of learning with this latest kit from Osmo. Designed for the littlest learners, this hands-on learning adventure is perfect for kids aged 3-5. Spark their imagination as they learn critical skills and have a blast with these four games!
$149 // playosmo.com
The world’s first smart media player for children, Birde allows toddlers and pre-schoolers to listen to audiobooks, music and watch videos without needing to use a screen, keyboard, mouse or remote control. Simply tap the sturdy content token (seed) to the speaker to listen to the story or music! Kidproof, portable, washable and super-easy to use, Birde makes it easier for kids to play their own music, audiobooks and video in a completely safe way.
From $199 // birde.co
Get kids out amongst it with the Tiger Tribe Outdoor Activity Set – an inspiring set designed to get children off the couch, unplugged and outside exploring nature. Use the magnifying glass to become a nature detective, trace shadows with chalk on the footpath, or collect leaves, petals and sticks to make a butterfly. Document observations and learn fun facts along the way. For ages 5+.
RRP: $25 // tigertribe.com.au
Give a unique gift that shows your true appreciation for your teacher with Bean Me Up’s Wonderful Teacher Collection of beans – laser engraved with the words Caring, Wonderful, Dedicated, Passionate, Patient, Nurturing and Thank You! As the beans grow, the words will emerge, letting the recipient know just how valued they are. This kit comes complete with an ecoPot and a set of 6 markers, ready for your child to create their own special design.
$28.95 // beanmeup.com.au
Epic adventures await as you interact and play with your very own baby dragon, Hatching Toothless! Agitate baby Toothless enough until he’s ready to hatch. Once he’s hatched, teach Toothless how to fly and plasma blast. If he’s hungry, feed him his fish! With so many interactive games to play, Hatching Dragon Toothless makes a great gift for kids aged five and up. RRP: $119
Available from Big W, Target, Kmart, Toymate, Mr Toys and Toyworld.
This loveable Blue Heeler will be top of every kids’ Christmas list this season. These gorgeous Bluey plush toys come ready house trained to inspire fun games and imaginative play in kids big and small. Figurine multipacks are also available. Plush toys RRP: $35. Figurine multipack RRP: $22
Looking to give the gift of an experience this Christmas?
Global sports entertainment leader Nitro Circus will return to the Sunshine Coast for the first time in three years in March with their latest world tour, You Got This. Coming to Sunshine Coast Stadium on Sunday, March 29,2020, You Got This features a cast of top tier international athletes and thrill-loving daredevils , including one of the Sunshine Coast’s own: scooter and BMX sensation Ryan Williams.
With no roof there are no limits. The huge stage set for You Got This features the legendary Giganta ramp that launches athletes five stories into the air. On the moto side, Nitro Circus’ elite FMX athletes will perform highly choreographed tricks, including many you won’t see anywhere else. The production team is also cooking up some crazy new contraptions to launch through the sky.
Expelliarmus! This 4-level tower features a movable Grand Staircase, potions room, treasure room with chest and a turret featuring the Mirror of Erised™ with changeable pictures and a roosting spot for Fawkes™. Also includes 10 mini figures and all the fun accessories you would expect, including wands, sorting hat, cauldrons and more.
These gorgeous nesting dolls from Marmalade Lion are a great conversation starter for the little people in your life. The set includes five must-know women to teach your children all about. Each hand-painted set comes with a beautifully curated book, which tells the story of each woman and her legacy.
$59 // marmaladelion.com.au
New to the Sphero range, Specdrums are app-enabled rings that turn colours into music with a simple tap. Connect to the Specdrums MIX app and tap on anything – your clothes, drawings, or the included playing pad – to create and mix sounds, beats, and loops that play through your mobile device. Available at JB Hi-Fi and Australian Geographic.
RRP: $109.99-$169.99 // sphero.com
These touch and sound reactive LED panels are a rad gift for any tween or teen. Control the lighting from your home-kit device through voice, touch or the Nanoleaf App. Create your own designs and shapes with the modular panels and choose from more than 16 million colours for functional or ambient lighting. Activate Rhythm Mode and watch the light squares react to sound! Available at JB Hi-Fi, David Jones and Apple stores.
RRP: $319.99 // nanoleaf.me/en
Want to get the kids outdoor and having fun this Christmas?
Shop Australian-made Funky Monkey Bars for Christmas from $990!
Choose from 22 Funky, modular, free-standing frames and add-on ninja, swings, gymnastics, circus and fitness gear to suit your whole family and have fun delivered to your backyard in time for Christmas.
We all have stories to tell and these gorgeous cards provide a forum for young people to recall and retell their own memorable moments and discover a sense of pride in their own achievements. As well as being a useful tool to facilitate communication and boost self-esteem, these story cards are wholesome family fun. Designed for ages 6 years and over.
$66 // therapeuticresources.com.au
What kid doesn’t like pretending the floor is lava? In this brand-new game, players must imagine the floor is molten hot lava, while spinning for their colour and jumping along foam game pieces in order to reach safety. The Floor is Lava is a family game incorporating physical activity, imagination and pure fun! Remember, don’t touch the floor!
For ages 5+.
Who will get soaked first? Find out when you play Soggy Doggy, the showering, shaking, wet doggy game! Move your players around the board and take turns bathing this pup. But be careful - he loves to shake himself dry. If Soggy Doggy shakes all over you, wipe yourself off and head back to the start. The first one around the board wins! This anticipation-filled game of splishy splashy fun is great for kids and adults alike. Ages: 4+.
Mrs. Plumpert’s prized pot pie has gone missing and it’s time for a chicken chase to crack the case! Move around the board to gather clues and then use the special evidence scanner to rule out suspects. You’ll have to work together quickly because the guilty fox is high-tailing it towards the exit! Will you halt the hungry hooligan before it flies the coop… or will you be Outfoxed? Great for younger players, ages 4+.
Is Fortnite fever still gripping your household? If you know your floss from your dab, this is the game for you! Choose a character, pick from 27 awesome outfits then it’s time to battle! Players claim locations and avoid the Storm to survive. The last player
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