5 Christmas gift ideas for kids to make their day extra magical
Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. There’s nothing more heartwarming than watching your little ones’ eyes light up as they tear away the gift wrapping and see the goodies inside! The house will be filled with giggles and happiness all Christmas Day, while Christmas lunch is simmering in the oven and the grown-ups are watching the kids having fun with their pressies. As a parent, doting auntie, uncle, nan or pop, it’s natural to want to make Christmas extra special for the kids. It’s essential to find the perfect presents to make their day magical and memorable for years to come - but finding these presents, well, that can be a challenge! If you’re stuck for gift ideas, we’re here to help make Christmas shopping an absolute breeze. In this blog, we share five of our favourite Christmas gift ideas for kids to make this Christmas the best ever - read on.
#1. A cute balance bike to zoom around the backyard (or the halls)There’s something so traditional about finding a new bike under the Christmas tree! For the little ones who are just finding their feet and developing a need for speed, a wooden balance bike is the perfect gift. Available in a festive red, baby blue, soft pink, and basic black, we have a wide range of designs little speed demons are sure to love. Looking for something with a bit more flash? Our wooden cargo trike doubles as a go-kart, fast enough to put Lightning McQueen to the test! Available in “Speed Grey” and “Racing Red”, this go-kart features three wheels for balance and a bucket seat for comfort. Your little one will love speeding around the backyard in their brand new trike, or if it’s a rainy Christmas Day, they can zoom around the halls of your home.
#2. A convertible learning tower so he or she can help with Christmas lunchIs your child developing a love of cooking and all things food? A learning tower might be the perfect solution for Christmas! Your little one is still growing, so it can be challenging to see what’s happening on the kitchen counter and get involved. This Christmas, pick up a timber learning tower so the budding chef extraordinaire can help prepare Christmas lunch. We have heaps of learning towers available online - safe and sound, our learning towers are varnished to avoid splinters and accidents, plus the natural timber looks great in the kitchen. Need some easy, child-friendly recipes for Christmas? Think Christmas tree cupcakes with lots of green icing. The kids will have loads of fun decorating their Christmas trees with sugar, edible glitter, and sugar “baubles”.
#3. An adorable wooden dollhouse or “treehouse” for imaginative play
Looking for a future heirloom this Christmas? A wooden dollhouse is an absolute classic Christmas gift for kids! We have a huge range of wooden dollhouses, castles, and treehouses to choose from - ideal for imaginative play under the Christmas tree in the morning, or some quiet time after a big Christmas lunch (optional nap first, of course). Our jumbo castle building set features a working drawbridge, ladders, arched doors, and tough castle walls. Soldiers will have trouble breaking into this castle, while the queen sits upon her glorious throne! Or perhaps there’s a dragon swooping in on the kingdom and a brave knight has to save the day. Alternatively, your little one might like our bamboo fairy house, featuring three adorable little cottages. Make sure to leave flowers out for the fairies and lots of lollies - it’s their Christmas, too!
#4. Set up Santa’s workshop in the living room with lots of pretend play toys
The kids left some cookies and milk out for Santa on Christmas Eve… how exciting would it be to find Santa has set up his new workshop in the living room on Christmas Morning? With our wooden box of biscuits, the kids can prepare more cookies for Santa and his reindeer, or if Santa’s wants more of a savoury snack, he can have some cheese from our wooden cheese board set.
Don’t forget, Santa’s workshop wouldn’t be complete without toy-making tools! Make sure there’s a wooden tool box under the Christmas tree or for elves on the go, perhaps a tool belt packed with a wooden hammer, a spanner, measuring tools, and maybe a cheeky candy cane.
#5. A climbing frame and wooden slide set for hours of funHave you got a climber on your hands? You can help your child reach new heights and build up their fitness with a Pikler climbing frame! Set up their brand new climbing frame the night before so they can wake up to a wonderful Christmas surprise and spend the whole morning climbing, slipping, and sliding. Our wooden climber and slide set features a rope scramble net, a rock wall, and a varnished birch wood slide. Safe, sturdy, and secure, your little one can climb all day long without running the risk of a fall.
Need some more Christmas present ideas for kids? Browse our massive selection of fun and educational toys!
Need some more inspiration for your Christmas shopping this year? Make sure to browse through our Gift Guide and extensive collection of wooden toys, educational toys, and much more! Here at My Happy Helpers, we aim to make learning fun for kids of all ages. Shop the range online and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for daily inspiration.