Christmas shopping for kids can leave you stumped for ideas, especially if you’ve never shopped for a child before. Whether it’s a niece, friend’s son, or your own child, you’re probably looking for something age appropriate, that’s fun and engaging. With this list of tech, art, music, and other toy gift ideas for kids, you’re sure to find something absolutely awesome for kids of all interests and age groups.
1. Miniature grown-up things
Kids, especially younger kiddies, love imitating adult everyday activities. Make a gift of kid-sized gardening tools, or supermarket cash registers, or even something more intricate - this play kitchen
would fire up the imagination of any child as they play make believe.
2. Special project art supplies
For older kids who love art and craft, put together an art basket for a special project. Check out sites like Pinterest
for child-appropriate art projects, type up some instructions, and fill up the basket with all the supplies they’ll need for the project. Other ideas include stitching sets
, string art sets
, stitch pillow sets
, and full painting and drawing sets complete with paper and paintbrushes.
3. LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack
is a videogame that older kids will love. The starter pack lets them build items out of physical lego blocks before putting them into the game, through the included portal. The starter pack includes the game, lego blocks, toy pad, various figurines, and a Batmobile.
4. X-cords Paracord Friendship Bracelet Kit
Arty older kids will enjoy making their own friendship bracelets with this bracelet kit. The package includes instructions, links to video tutorials, and enough cording to make multiple bracelets.
5. Anki Cozmo Robot
This friendly little robot will make a great gift for the tech-oriented child. Described as having “the soul of a Disney movie,” this robot is big on personality. The robot plays games with you and can be programmed to call your name.
6. Meddy Teddy
is a snuggable, cute teddy just like any other teddy bear, but it has bendable limbs that let you shape the huggable bear into yoga poses. Teaching kids to meditate and practice yoga moves is easy with this soft toy.
7. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
This is a kid’s smartwatch suitable for younger kids who want to get in on the wearable tech trend. The touchscreen VTech DX takes photos and videos and comes with games, a calculator, and a motion sensor. It also teaches kids how to tell the time on an analogue clock.
8. Spooner Freestyle Balance Board
This balance board will give kids hours of fun as they stand, sit, rock, slide, tilt, flip, spin, and wobble on the curved board. Suitable for anyone aged four and above, the boards encourage kids to get active while exercising their balance, coordination, and motor skills.
9. Giant Pirasta colouring poster
These massive colouring posters have highly detailed line drawings that will keep a team of creative kids happily occupied for hours or even days. Themes include world maps, cities, animals, food, and more. Tape the poster to the wall or on the ground for an afternoon of colouring fun.
10. Micro Kickboard Mini2Go scooter
This convertible scooter is great for toddlers and younger kids who enjoy riding around the house or garden. The main body can be removed to transform the toy from a ride-on, to a scooter. There’s also a storage drawer, adjustable handlebar, and non-marking wheels.
11. LeapFrog Epic tablet
If you’re thinking about giving a child a tablet, the Android-based LeapFrog Epic
could be a great first tablet. With a seven-inch screen, this particular model comes with parental controls and time usage features.
12. Razor DeltaWing scooter
Older kids will spend hours cruising on the Razor DeltaWing
, a three-wheel scooter that comes with a drop frame, large front tyre, and wheels designed to facilitate spinning and drifting. Suitable for kids aged six and above, this scooter offers a smooth ride on all surfaces.
13. Gaming keyboard
If your child loves gaming, a gaming keyboard will make their Christmas light up. Gaming keyboards are mechanical rather than membrane based, so they’re faster, much more responsive, and solid to the touch. A good keyboard for kids is Logitech’s Prodigy G213
14. Samsung Gear VR
Does your child love 3D content? If your child has a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, consider gifting them with a Samsung Gear VR headset
. The headset lets them access 3D content through their phone and use apps such as Oculus Cinema, Cinema 360 video, and Oculus Games.
15. Tulip One Step 18-Color Tie-Dye Kit
Crafty kids will love turning their white t-shirts into colourful, one-of-a-kind creations with this tie-dye kit. To use, tie the t-shirt with the included rubber bands, add water to the dye, and dip to create some awesome t-shirts.
16. Volcano-making kit
Science kits such as this volcano-making kit
help curious kids understand nature and science. They can mould their own volcano by using the included plaster and mould, then decorate it with some exciting bubbling and hissing lava.
17. New Nintendo 3DS XL
Designed for gaming on the go, the Nintendo 3DS XL
comes with 3D gaming, a second joystick, and improved processor performance. The 3DS XL also comes with web browsing, a camera, and of course, access to a huge library of games and apps.
18. Guppy Bluetooth Shower Speaker
This fantastic waterproof speaker lets your kids enjoy their sing-alongs in the shower without worrying about getting water on anything. The speaker comes in a range of colours, and you simply link your phone or music player by Bluetooth and press play.
19. TikkTokk Little Boss 4-in-1 Junior Easel
Make the gift of an easel to the aspiring artist in your life this Christmas. Designed for toddlers and kindergarten children, this easel set comes with a chalkboard, whiteboard, magnetic and clip boards, stationery tray, and much more.
20. Kindle Paperwhite e-reader
The Kindle Paperwhite
holds thousands of books and lasts for weeks with a recharge. The anti-glare screen displays text and graphics in high resolution and mimics paper, so it won’t strain the eyes of the most enthusiastic of bookworms.
21. GoPro Camera HERO3+ Silver
For outdoor kids who love capturing their day on video, don’t go past GoPro’s HERO3+ Silver
. This wearable camera has HD-video recording, Wi-Fi, waterproof housing, a three-way pivot mount, and more.
22. Nano drone
make great gifts for older kids who love playing indoors and out. They come with hand controllers and they’re usually small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, so your child can take it out for a spin without worrying about inflicting too much damage. Some models come with a camera, flight-stablisation features, propeller guards, and other cool extras.
Christmas isn’t far away and if there’s a little one in your life you’re looking to spoil, be sure to check out some of these cool gift ideas. Pialba Place
has range of great stores to visit and get a head start on your Christmas shopping.
01 / 12 / 2016