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20 clever, cool and creative gifts for kids

All budgets, all ages from toddler to tween.
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Charged with buying a Christmas gift for a young person this year? The pressure to get it right is real. And one of the hardest things about buying for kids is choosing something that they don’t already have!

The most wonderful time of the year also happens to be the busiest time of the year! From looking for the perfect Christmas tree to grace the living room, to finding the perfect gift to spoil your girlfriends, all the way to unboxing advent calendars during the rush of the school run – the list goes on.

Armed with this in mind, we have set out to find the coolest, most clever and creative gifts for kids in Australia, so you can tick that one off. We’ve considered all ages and all budgets. The hardest thing is choosing just one.

The best Christmas gifts for kids in Australia 2023

Personalised crayons
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Personalised name crayons, $24.95, Hardtofind

Eco-friendly and made from 100 per cent natural materials, these personalised crayons are a crowd favourite. 

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LEGO UP House
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‘Up’ House, $89.99, LEGO

Featuring the iconic colourful four room house from the Disney film ‘Up’, offer the kids a fun and challenging build with this detailed set.

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Caden Lane Colourme Pajama
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Colourme Pajama two piece set, $36, Caden Lane

This one is for the little Picasso who just can’t get out of the texters. Made from Caden Lane’s signature bamboo fabric, this colourable set is ideal for sensitive skin and an overall cosy night’s sleep.  

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Twiddl haircare
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Detangle & Protect Holiday Bundle for Kids, $88.90 (usually 115.75), Twiddl

Free from all the nasties, this detangling bundle from Twiddl is guaranteed to make bath time all the more fun. Better yet, with the special addition of Twiddl’s latest satin scrunchies and pillowcase, the kids can enjoy living the luxe life both day and night.

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Bed Bath and Table Dash Tee Pee
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Dash Tee Pee, $99.95 (usually $199.95), Bed Bath N’ Table

Enter a new realm of playtime with this canvas kids Dash Tee Pee. Easy to assemble, this playful design is the perfect addition to any playroom or bedroom.  

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Mini Grocery Store
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Klutz Mini Grocery store craft kit, $21.99, Amazon

Kids can create their own mini supermarket with this cute clay modelling kit. 

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Puzzle
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24-piece kids Party Animal puzzle, $30, Hardtofind

An artist-designed puzzle will inspire and challenge young children. For ages three to six.

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Taco cat goat cheese pizza
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Taco! Cat! Goat! Cheese! Pizza! Card Game, $23.98, Target

This fast-paced card game is a great all-rounder gift and perfect for family get-togethers. For ages eight and up.

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I'm a toy pastel
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I’m Toy Melody Mix, $99.95, Amazon

Give the gift of music with this beautifully-designed activity toy that features ten different sound and music experiences. For ages three and up.

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Puzzle
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Jenjo abstract block set, $172, Myer

Little ones love vibrant building blocks, and this set will challenge all ages with a variety of abstract shapes. For ages three and up.

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Peacock colours
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Tender Leaf peacock colours, $41.84, Amazon

A vibrant and playful way for toddlers and pre-schoolers to experiment with colour. For ages 18 months and up.

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Thomas & Friends Race for the Sodor Cup set, $44.99, Myer
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Thomas & Friends Race for the Sodor Cup set, $45.63, Amazon

With multiple twists and turns, the little ones that love Thomas the Tank Engine are going to love this train and track set.

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Djeco Konedo fan
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Djeco Do It Yourself Koneko Fan, $17.09 (usually $19.99), Kidzone

Got a kid who loves to colour? Give them something they can keep with this beautifully illustrated fan. For ages six and up.

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Flying dragon
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Zing Go Go Bird remote control flying toy, $92.24, Amazon

Complete with LED lights, this remote control bird has flapping wings that look just like the real thing! For ages eight and up.

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Australiana gumnut playscapes etsy
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Australiana gumnut playscape bag, $39.50, Etsy

This handmade play bag encourages imaginative play and comes with a set of finger puppets. For ages 18 months and up.

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Guess in 10
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Skillmatics Guess in 10, $28.79 (usually $35.99), Hard to Find

A fun guessing game with cards that really makes you think. For ages eight and up.

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Madd gear carve scooter
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Madd Gear Carve Fight Light Up Scooter in pink/teal, $48.30 (usually $69), Target

With sturdy, quality construction combined with a playful light-up board, this scooter ticks all the right boxes. For ages three to adult.

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Electric marble run
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Solar or Battery Powered Marble Run, $82.77 (usually $89), Hardtofind

Encourage STEAM skills, imaginative play and turn-taking with this exciting electric marble run. For ages eight and up.

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Belkin kids earbuds
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Belkin Soundform Nano wireless earbuds for kids, $48.95 (usually $69.95), Amazon

Every tween will want to get their hands on these safe earbuds designed specifically for kids’ sensitive ears. For ages seven and up.

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Faber Castell Little Creatives Easy Grasp Finger Crayons - Pack of 6
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Faber Castell Little Creatives Easy Grasp Finger Crayons – Pack of 6, $8, Target

Designed for the smallest of hands and ideal for first squiggles, the Little Creatives crayons were designed in collaboration with early childhood educators to encourage your little ones to explore creativity from their early years.

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3Doodler
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3Doodler Start+ Essentials, $49.99, Amazon

The perfect gift for creative kids who are tricky to buy for, this 3D pen will tick a lot of boxes this Christmas. For ages six and up.

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