If the realisation that Christmas is coming has you feeling a little stressed, you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve done some of the groundwork for you already.
Not only have we gathered up some of the most fun, educational and cute toys on the internet, we’ve made sure they’re under $25 to keep your budget intact!
First 100 Words Activity Game
Based on the First 100 brand, the wildly popular book series by Roger Priddy, the new First 100 activity game takes the book experience to the next level as kids engage in hands-on learning activities that teach vocabulary, counting, shapes and much more. Parents and children who already know the books will be sure to love these new games.
Bunnykins 3 piece Melamine Set
Here’s a beautiful range of melamine nurseryware featuring all the favourite Bunnykins characters. This range is made from an easy-to-clean and long-lasting melamine so these classic items won’t break or experience colour fade when dropped on the floor or put in the dishwasher.
Three piece set includes a cup, bowl and plate, each featuring classic Bunnykins imagery.
The Sea PRIMO puzzle by Djeco
These three simple puzzles have just a few pieces, but a whole lot of cute appeal. They feature a narwhal, an octopus, and a seahorse – with between four to nine pieces per puzzle.
The Return of Thelma the Unicorn book
Thelma became famous after the first book about her turned out to be a huge hit. She shyly ducked out of the spotlight for a while, but fans missed her so much she’s popping up again in the sequel to Aaron Blabey’s OG bestselling book.
Grimm's rainbow sorting mushrooms
These cute wooden mushrooms are made up of two parts – a mushroom bottom and a cute top. They fit together inviting matching games, chatter about colour and imaginative play as well.
Crocodile animal soaker
What could be more fun on a hot summer’s day than watering the garden with a crocodile? Or perhaps this toothy guy might want to help out at bath time, even?!
Build and Colour Dinosaur by Calafant
Here’s a 3D colouring-in project that is fun to make and keep. This dinosaur comes flat-packed with felt tip pens included, so it’s a great one to take on holidays, or tuck away for a rainy day.
Australian animal rattles
These soft and sweet kangaroo, emu and koala rattles jingle gently when played with and are safety tested for littlies. They encourage fine motor skill development and nurture imaginative play.
RRP: $23 each
Peppa Pig flip phone
Little Peppa Pig fans will love finding this under the Christmas tree! Not only does the phone feature the voices of some of their favourite Peppa characters, it’s a whole lot of fun to play with too!
The Wiggles 'Emma' DVD
Your favourite kiddo will love dancing and singing along with Emma. This DVD features 20 bowtiful episodes kids will want to watch over and over again.
Animal shadow matching game
This wooden game invites little players to pair the correct animal with its matching shadow. There are four different game boards and they come with a wooden storage box to keep everything stowed safely.
Part stacking toy, part very cool off-road toy vehicle, this toy helps to develop fine motor skills for small hands, and teach concepts around colour, shape and logic. Plus it’s heaps of fun to play with!