The ultimate Christmas gift guide for the young ones in your life

Santa would approve!

Buying gifts, whether it’s for a friend, colleague, or the neighbour next door, is certainly no easy feat. But when you’re trying to buy a present for your family, namely the kids, well that’s another story entirely.

Christmas has a way of bringing pure joy into each and every household that’s celebrating, but it holds a certain type of magic for the kids.

Whether they’re still young enough to believe in Santa, or they’re old enough to start dropping hints all year as to what they’re hoping to get as a gift, the holidays are the perfect opportunity to spoil your loved ones.

And there’s nothing quite like watching their faces light up in absolute glee, as they find out what’s been hiding under that wrapping paper all along.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas gifts to get for the kids, so that you have the best chance at making their day even more special.

The best Christmas gifts for kids in Australia 2023

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Santi the Sloth smart sleep aid, $169, Santi the Sloth

The gift of sleep for your little one is not only a present for bub, but a present for the sleep-deprived parents. This cute smart sleep aid promotes rest at bedtime with night lights, soothing sounds and textures that encourage sensory exploration. It’s Bluetooth-enabled and can be customised for the individual child’s needs.


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Loop Smartwatch, $179 (usually $249), Spacetalk

An affordable smartwatch for kids! Need we say more? This nifty gadget is similar to adult smartwatches but helps to keep your child safe with a few handy features including GPS tracking and alerts when the wearer leaves “safe zones”. There are purposely no social media apps or web browers incorporated into the device and no calls or texts from anyone outside the approved contact list. Get $25 off your first order.


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Mini Chef Kids Cooking Sets, $59.99, Montessori Mates

Know a kid who’s a budding Masterchef? Indulge their emerging culinary skills and passion for food with this Mini Chef Kids Cooking Set from Montessori Mates. Suitable for children aged one to five, this set of tools is made with little hands in mind.


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Magic Mixes Magic Cauldron in white, $110.49 (usually $129.99) at Myer

If there’s one thing your kid has been nagging you to buy all year, they’re probably asking for a Magic Cauldron by Magic Mixes. Experience *real* magic with this magic cauldron, complete with a spell book, soft toy and an array of *potions*. What spell will you cast? What will you create? 


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Musical Hop Out Mizze music box, $57.95 at Hardtofind

No one can say no to a music box, and one that has an adorable kangaroo soft toy inside? Say no more. This music box is a classic, fun yet developmental toy with so many learning benefits for the smaller kids. 


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POSCA PC-5M 8-pack water-based paint markers, $50 at Spotlight

For the artsy kid, these paint markers will go down a treat. Just make sure you have a plentiful supply of newspaper to line your floors when craft time comes around. 


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Disney Princess Storytime Stackers Assortment, $59.99, THE ICONIC

This is for Disney lovers as this castle is the perfect home for all the Disney Princess characters.

It stands at 129cm tall, so you’ll need some space, and the dollhouse features three stories and six rooms, and it also comes with 29 accessories – offering the ultimate pretend-play experience.


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Tahwalhi ST7 scooter, $179.99 at Rebel Sport

If you want to get the kids off their electronics and play outside, then the Tahwalhi ST7 Scooter is one way to do it. With its two-tone colour design, it’s vibrant, fun and very smooth.


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LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi starter course, $79 at Big W

The LEGO Super Mario Adventures range is made for trend-setting kids. This one features a LEGO Luigi figure that gives instant responses via an LCD screen and speaker. Plus, you can earn digital coins for helping Luigi complete different challenges.



Rainbow Floatie floor cushion, $119 at

Add a little fun to a play space with this fun rainbow floor cushion from Catch. It’s bold, functional and comfortable.

The cloud-like plush surface is soft to the touch, whilst the cushy inflatable core makes it perfect for lightweight portability. It will also keep the kids comfortable whether they’re catching up on their favourite TV shows, reading or even gaming with friends.


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Creatto Sparkle Unicorn and Friends light-up craft puzzle, $56.28 at Amazon

Bring a little light and magic to the room with the Creatto Sparkle Unicorn and Friends, which comes as a kit so you can have fun constructing multiple light-up 3D creations.

You can either make a unicorn, ballerina, polar bear or bunny, by using the thin, flexible, interlocking plastic tiles to create origami-like creatures, which will make for striking light-up room decorations.


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8FT Trampoline $320.95 at Myer

Surprise the kids with the trampoline they’ve always wanted as they’re guaranteed to bring great family fun.

Plus, this trampoline features an inner safety net around the mat to separate the jumping area from the padded springs, so it gives kids the ultimate safety and great peace of mind for you.


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Kids beach bundle in pink, $99 at The Beach People

Made for sea lovers, this kids’ beach bundle comes equipped with a luxurious beach toy set (available in pink or grey) and a sand-free beach towel. Designed in Australia from upcycled materials.


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Backyard Birdies by Andy Geppert, $18.25 (usually $19.99) at Booktopia

This fun-filled feathery field guide is guaranteed to get your family laughing and learning about Australia’s quirky backyard visitors.

This book is fast becoming a family favourite, as it offers a handy first field guide packed full of fascinating facts about Australia’s most common backyard birds.

The picture book is a must-have this Christmas, especially for bird and book lovers alike.


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Pizza kids Oodie, $44 (usually $94) at The Oodie

Oodies are a cult-buy for a reason. They’re incredibly soft it feels like you’re being hugged by a huge bear whenever you wear it. Plus, with the brand’s impressive range of designs, you’ll find one that your kid(s) will love. Our pick? This fun pizza one, because who doesn’t love pizza?


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Canal Toys So Slime Slimelicious tool case, $24 at Big W

Surprise! Slime is here to stay. So why not embrace it and treat your kids this Christmas to the ultimate slime pack? This tool kit features all the tools for them to create their own scented slime. 


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