Wondering what gifts to get your baby, toddler or preschooler for Christmas? It can be hard to find the right Christmas gift for your child. Newy with Kids has put together a Christmas gift guide specifically for babies, toddler and preschoolers. Here are a few ideas for you depending on your budget and interests. Looking for gifts for older kids? Here’s a gift guide just for school-aged kids.
Gifts for Babies and Toddlers
Storm Boy Board Books
Introduce your baby to the classic story of Storm Boy with new board books covering colours and numbers. There’s also bath books available too! (The illustrations were done by local illustrator Jenni Goodman). Available wherever good books are sold. RRP $14.99. More info
Fisher-Price Crawl After Learning Fox
Get your baby chasing after a fox. The Fisher-Price Crawl After Learning Fox keeps babies busy with musical learning fun as they grow from sit-at play to crawling here there and everywhere! Sitting babies will love exploring their foxy friend’s soft face and plush crinkly tail and pushing the light-up buttons to see the fox spin around as music and sounds play. $39. Available at Target. More info.
Playgo Stacker, Blocks and Squishies Trio
These stackers are a colourful way to teach your little ones about ordering, patterns, textures and more! Babies can experiment with textures, colour recognition and more! RRP $39.99 Available at Myer. More info
Mega Bloks Musical Farm
First Builders blocks are perfect for little hands. Babies can match colours to discover music and animal sounds on the farm! Buildable farm makes 12 different sounds, including songs and animal sounds. RRP $39.99. More info
Handmade Christmas clothes
Dress your little one in hand-made and hand-designed clothing from local maker X’s & O’s Designs. The handmade Christmas range includes a variety of cute and unique dresses, shorts and outfits. Available in sizes 2 – 5. Larger sizes may be available upon request. More info.
Fisher-Price Disney Frozen Elsa’s Ice Palace Little People
Every young Disney fan will love recreating their favourite moments from the Frozen film with this magical Little People playset. Kids can explore Elsa’s Ice Palace with Olaf, the snowman, and Elsa, Queen of Arendelle, pressing and turning the Discovery Buttons to reveal all the magical lights, wintry sounds, and exciting actions of the ‘growing’ castle. The palace even recognises Elsa and plays her hit song, ‘Let It Go’! RRP $89. Available at Big W and Kmart. More info. For more Frozen themed gifts, check out the Newy with Kids Frozen Gift Guide.
My First Railway Beginner Pack
Does your kid loves trains. Here’s a starter kit for the youngest train drivers to track down some new fun! Take the joyful train on a ride over or under the interesting, rainbow-coloured suspension bridge and explore the different layouts you can build. Perfect for the inquisitive toddler. RRP $99. Available at Myer. More info.
LEGO DUPLO Tropical Island
Your toddler will have loads of fun playing with the Tropical Island set. They can enjoy imaginative play exploring a world of wild animals, fun features and jungle adventure! There’s a pulley system to lift supplies up to the family treehouse, a turning bridge to move into position and a vine for the monkey toy to swing on. It includes 3 DUPLO figures and 6 animal figures. $99.95 at David Jones. More info.
LEGO DUPLO Frozen Ice Castle
If your young child loves Frozen, here’s the ultimate gift. They can play with Elsa, Anna and Olaf in this castle suitable for kids 2+. This buildable toys for toddlers is designed to encourage role-play and storytelling to help your child develop language, social and emotional skills. It includes Anna, Elsa and Olaf figures. $79.95 at David Jones. More info. For more Frozen themed gifts, check out the Newy with Kids Frozen Gift Guide.
Green Toy Helicopter
Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs, this eco-friendly helicopter features two spinning rotors and sleek skids on the bottom for easy landing and includes a pilot bear figurine that fits perfectly in the spacious cockpit. RRP $39.95. Available at David Jones. More info.
These vanilla-scented dolls smell just like a newborn baby! They are anatomically correct and come in a range of ethnicities. They will help your child comprehend the concepts of family, population groups, the basic rules of relationships and coexistence, respect for racial and sexual diversity. RRP $59. Available at LollipopKids in Hamilton. More info.
Iconic Doll Accessories Kit
A beautiful wooden doll accessories kit that has everything a pretend baby could need. Your child’s world will come alive as their imagination takes over and they become “Mum” or “Dad” and feed, entertain and soothe their “baby”. Included in this 11 piece set is; large bottle, small bottle, sippy cup, toy bowl, spoon and fork, teether toy, clip on pacifier, toy plate, comb and brush set. RRP $84.95. Available at LollipopKids in Hamilton. More info.
A revolutionary design in imaginative play. This hand-woven rattan basket on wheels switches from a pram to a shopping trolley, by just lowering the hood of the pram. Perfect for dolls, pretend play, fruits and veggies or for your little one to push around their favourite toys. Available in Natural, White and Rose. RRP $149. Available at LollipopKids in Hamilton. More info.
A perfect-sized wheeled basket for your toddler, perfect for storing and toting their most prized possessions. The Luggy Basket will go with your child everywhere from the beach to the playground or for helping you with the weekly food shop! RRP $79. Available at LollipopKids in Hamilton. More info.
A lightweight toy house perfect for toting about. Lightweight enough to be carried by a toddler and stylish enough to be loved by children of all ages. Made from Pinewood, the Holdie House is a blank canvas which you and your child can decorate to create your own unique toy house to suit your taste. RRP $119. Also available is a range of Holdie furniture, including Dining Set, Bedroom Suite, Living Room Set each sold separately for $25. Available at LollipopKids in Hamilton. More info.
Gifts for Preschoolers
The Wiggles Counting Floor Puzzle and ABC Puzzle
Your kids can learn their ABC’s and explore numbers with The Wiggles® Floor Puzzles. Each puzzle measures over 3 metres long and includes 26 giant pieces! Each piece includes a favourite Wiggles character or icon. Selected Wiggles lines available at Big W, Kidstuff, Spotlight, Sanity and all good toy retailers. Wiggles Floor Puzzle sets RRP $15. More info
Magnetika Discovery Set
Have fun with a magnetic construction set. This starter set includes Magnetika™ translucent tiles, rods and balls. It provides a fun and interactive way to explore STEM learning introducing geometry, magnetism and motion through play. $59.95 Available at Kidstuff. More info
Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter
Ideal Christmas present for your pre-schooler. Features an intuitive ‘lean and steer’ scooting style which is easily understood by younger children and will greatly improve balance and co-ordination – vital for the development of early motor skills. Available in a range of colours, as well as a Limited Edition Navy and Lavender. These colours were a huge hit last year at Christmas and sold out in no time, leaving many disappointed. Don’t miss out this year! Also available in LollipopKids, helmets, streamers, Scootaseatz and Scootaheadz to accessories your ride! RRP $159.95. Available at LollipopKids in Hamilton. More info.
Kinderboard Balance Board
Watch your child’s imagination take over when their Kinderboard arrives for Chrismas. It becomes a seesaw, a balance board, a slide, a step stool, a boat, a resting place, a doll bed, a puppet stage, a tunnel and many more opportunities for them to explore. A Kinderboard will help your child develop a sense of balance, stimulate their vestibular system, and gain a deeper awareness of their body and body parts. RRP $199.95. Available at LollipopKids in Hamilton. More info.
Iconic Beauty Kit
This beautiful play beauty kit as a keepsake toy that will last through all of your children’s years of playing dress-ups, shops, and Mums and Dads. It’s made from timber instead of plastic, and is designed to be a timeless addition to their toy collection that invites imagination into your home, and into their play. RRP $79.95. Available at LollipopKids in Hamilton. More info.
The Kidizoom Duo 5.0 camera features built-in auto-flash, large colour screen, 4x digital zoom and also voice recorder with voice changing effects and cool built-in games. You can also transfer files to your PC and edit and enhance your photos and videos with over 70 great effects. This child-friendly camera encourages independent and creative play and hand eye coordination of your child. Available in pink and blue. RRP $99.95. Available at Myer and Big W. More info.
Barbie Care Clinic Vehicle
Barbie doll comes to the rescue with her care clinic vehicle — just press the button to sound the siren! Lift the lever at the back of the colourful vehicle to instantly transform it into a care clinic. What a great role model for girls. Available at Target and Big W. RRP $65. More info.
Sylvanian Families Treehouse
The Treehouse is a fabulous place for the children to play, with a wonderful slide, tree swing and basket to pull things to the top of the treehouse. RRP $88. Available at Big W. More info.
Books from local authors and illustrators
Kids books are a popular choice for presents. This year, why not buy a book from a local author or illustrator? The Newcastle and Hunter region is full of talented individuals who have written or illustrated a wonderful selection of children’s books. Here’s a Local Kids Book Guide that Newy with Kids has put together featuring local talent.
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