2018's Best Gifts for Littles
Choosing the right Christmas gift for little 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.
Plan Tool Belt ($36.95)
Discover the joys of fixing and creating projects with our Tool Belt!
The tools include a hammer, a wrench, a screwdriver and a level. Kids can practice using these tools with a nut and a bolt that include in the set.
This is the ultimate take-with-you toy. Simply open the box, build and play. Then everything packs back into the compact, easy to carry box. All sorted and ready to go with you, wherever your adventures take you.
The Boxset range has had a fabulous makeover, with new updated graphics, more vibrant colours and using new materials. Now even more hard wearing, each box is reinforced with a colour frame, made from 100% bio-degradable wood powder, produced from the sawdust of wooden toy production.
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".
Flip Kick ($89.95)
The aim of Flip Kick is to get the ball through the opponents goal. Start by releasing the ball through one of the side holes. Press the right or left flip kick buttons to either kick the ball forward or block the opponents shot.
Pirate Ship ($139.95)
This Wooden Pirate ship comes with 2 dolls, and accessories. The item is 100% handmade from Acacia and Lychee wood, very sturdy and made to last. And it's big - 45 x 18 x 14 cm.
All Qtoys products are made from plantation timber, using non toxic, child safe materials.
Matador Ki Series (from $55.90)
Our 21st century society is driven by technology and too many of our toys are made from computer chips and plastic. What we really want is for our children to grow up naturally, to use their hands, and to physically put things together, not just shift pixels around on a computer screen.
There is no better way to achieve this than by encouraging them to play with wooden blocks. And Matador puts this wooden material into their hands, helping them stay in contact with the real world. Children can build, look at their construction from all angles, see if it works, correct and try to improve.
Post Box ($90.00)
In a digital age the iconic red post box is becoming ever more rare. But the big red box still sits down the end of the street, waiting for your postcards, love letters and, yes, even your bills. For a generation that may see the end of the post as we know it, we have lovingly designed this bit of history for them to enjoy.
This wonderful creation comes complete with 6 mix & match wooden stamps and 6 envelopes/postcards.
It has a pull down slot to post letters just like an iconic Australia Post Box. Little hands can attach wooden stamps to the wooden letters and/or postcards for imaginative pretend play using self sticking Velcro. Place your own tooth fairy or Santa letters in this wonderful post box to extend you play.
Kitchen (from $25.00)
All kids love helping in the kitchen, give them their very own complete with sink and cupboard to clean up and pack everything away into.
Features an oven unit with slide out shelf, four hot plates, turning knobs, cupboard sink unit with removable basin and tap.
And the cooktop can be turned over to reveal a shop to make this an incredibly versatile pretend play station.
Wishbone Cruise ($289.00)
The Wishbone Cruise is a balance bike mash-up, built for stylin' kids who are born to be wild.
Inspired by the 1950's custom motorcycle scene, the Wishbone Cruise is a uniquely-styled first ride for children aged 2 years and up.
Described as best-in-category, the Wishbone Bike range exceeds European, US and Australian toy safety standards.
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.