Small children really do make the festive season super special, especially so when they’re unwrapping a fun and thoughtful gift on Christmas morning.
We’ve rounded up some of those very gifts making sure that they’re a) loaded with playful promise and b) priced at under $50.
Racially diverse, the Miniland Dolls range includes Asian, Caucasian, African and Latin American dolls. The dolls are designed to build social skills helping children to understand the concepts of family, groups, relationships and coexistence and importantly respect for racial diversity.
They also build caring, nurturing and motor skills plus hand-eye coordination developed through play with their dolls. Children are passionate about their Miniland world that includes anatomically correct boy and girl dolls in four different sizes (appealing to different age groups) and a range of outfits to dress them in.
RRP: from $37
Best Mate Bluey Plush Toy
The beloved blue heeler jumps from screen to toy box this Christmas, and the little Bluey fan in your life will be delighted by this turn of events!
Cardboard colour and play
These cardboard foldables come in car, train and plane designs and are the perfect parent-kid project. They encourage cooperation, creativity and imagination sparking hours of playtime and adventures.
Kids' steel wheelbarrow
A real wheelbarrow sized down to suit little green thumbs, this is not only handy in the garden when you have little helpers with you, it’s also perfect for transporting important toy friends!
Velvet bunny bag
This bunny bag is practical and a little bit magical too. It features nifty secret pockets and is embellished with glitter, tulle and velvet.
Alphabet lacing cards
This alphabet set features 26 wooden cards and 26 laces to help boost fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, letter recognition and vocabulary. Fun AND educational!
Hyde and Seek silicone bowl set
This bowl helpfully suctions to any surface, is microwave and dishwasher safe and comes with a matching spoon. It’s guaranteed to make mealtimes a little less messy and a lot more colourful.
Perfect for baby’s first Christmas – pretty and useful.
Pottery Barn Kids mini grocery basket set
This cute sized-down shopping basket comes with felt and cardboard play foods. It includes milk, cake mix, candy, orange juice, lettuce, two carrots, cucumber, tomato and mushroom. And it’s guaranteed to spark plenty of ‘let’s pretend’ games.
Confetti Ukulele by Janod
A cute ukulele brightened up with pops of colour. What child could resist plucking out a tune and leading a family sing-song with this adorable instrument?!
Bioplastic beach set
This beach set is made from renewable bioplastic, so it’s good for the environment AND great for mucking about with at the beach! It’s dishwasher safe and comes in a pretty muted palette.
Toy Story 4 Slinky dog
Your favourite little one will find this toy irresistible! It’s the iconic Slinky Dog from Toy Story 4 and he wiggles and waggles as he’s pulled along.
Set of four pull-back soft cars
These soft car toys each come with their own special sound. The car rings, the truck chimes, the racer rattles and the taxi squeaks. Pull the car back and then let go to watch them whizz across the floor.