Choosing the right Christmas gift for big kids can be stressful but the best thing about our friends at Hugs for Kids is that they have already scoured the globe for the very best things for them and that is all they stock.
Here's 10 surefire winners.
Magna-Tiles (from $100.00)
Magna-Tiles make learning fun by getting children involved using a “hands-on” technique, allowing them to become critical thinkers through creative play.
These unique tiles attract on all sides and combinations to create cubes, pyramids, unlimited geometric shapes, leading from two-dimensional to advanced 3-D thinking patterns.
Engaging children in in-depth investigations using Magna-Tiles helps to draw meaning and understanding from the experience and provides creative stimulus and right-side brain training through simple and fun construction while teaching math and spatial relationships through creative building. They are a valuable manipulative for spatial problem-solving tasks, logical thinking and math reasoning.
VEX Robotics Kits (from $19.95)
VEX Robotics was founded on the belief that innovation very early in the design process is necessary to produce simple and elegant designs and their range is designed to give children a positive experience with robotics at a young age.
With simple parts, clear instructions and different ways to build each kit, these toys make engineering fun and easy to understand.See the Range
Get the kids outside for some fun in the sun!
The objective is to throw or roll the large balls as close as possible to the small target ball.
Makes a great Christmas Day backyard game.
3Doodler (from $125.00)
The 3Doodler Start extrudes an Eco-friendly Plastic that cools and hardens rapidly, allowing kids to literally draw in the air!
With the new 3Doodler Start your creative kids can finally bring all of their wonderful and imaginative ideas to life in 3D!
Heebie Jeebies Clip Circuit kits are easy to build electronics kits, feature components that snap together to create a large number of different circuits on the base board.
Each component has their own function, coded by colour and number. The components are easy to identify in the instruction manual. Graphics on each component show its electronic symbol, and helps to illustrate how the current travels through the built circuits such as parallel and series circuits.
Piki Picnic Basket ($39.00)
Be it for a picnic, a pack of your little one's favourite crayons, a keeper of shells collected on the beach, the Piki Baskets will be a firm favourite of any child - big or small.
How to Draw Kits ($20.00)
These How to Draw Sets have everything you need to make drawing easy!
Follow the simple step-by-step instructions and you'll be creating wonderful artwork in no time.
Each set contains a How to Draw book, colour pencils, 50 page sketch-pad, pencil sharpener and eraser.
The packaging for these creative activity sets have been specially designed with storage compartments to keep stationery and artwork safe, making it perfect for portable, no-mess and no-fuss play.
Spot It ($21.95)
Introducing the Hugs HQ all time favourite game!
Spot it! is the addictive, feverishly fun matching game for every generation. The first thing to know about Spot it! is that there is always one, and only one, matching symbol between any two cards. Got it?
Now all you need is a sharp eye and a quick hand to play all five party games packed into the grab 'n' go tin. Including up to eight players, Spot it! is a cinch to learn, plays fast, and is irresistibly fun for all ages!
Gardening Tools ($66.00)
his set of 4 long tools is developed for ages 5+ as they are a little big for the younger gardeners. In the set is a rake, a hoe, a broom and a shovel.
The set comes in a large box pack, perfect if you want to have the biggest present at a birthday party.
This set will get you preparing your vegetable garden and growing the best fresh home grown veggies you have ever eaten.
Lottie (from $26.95)
Unlike other dolls, Lottie is based on characters that are nine years of age. Lottie is relateable, age-appropriate and fun, with many of the dolls and accessories from the collection being inspired by real girls.
Lottie is a feisty character; she can stand on her own two feet and whilst she occasionally makes mistakes, she learns from them. She is not perfect. Lottie loves adventure and the outdoors and uses her imagination.
In many ways, she is inspired by the spirited female characters in books we loved as children: Anne of Green Gables, Pippi Longstocking, Jo in "Little Women", Nancy Drew and George in the "Famous Five".
Finding gifts can be stressful at the best of times so we hope that you found this list helpful. Hugs for Kids has a LOT of amazing products but these are the big ones that prove to be winners time and time again.
Please Note: Prices are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change without notice. Please check the individual product pages for current pricing. While all products were in stock at the time of publication, we cannot guarantee that stock will remain available at all times.