2018's Biggest Bestest Gifts
Choosing the right gift can be stressful. Whether it's a birthday, special occasion or Christmas and be it your own child or not, you want to make sure that the gift you give is not only loved but is something that they don't already own.
The best thing about Hugs for Kids is that we have already scoured the globe for the very best things for kids and that is all we stock. But we admit that there's still quite a bit of it...
So here at Hugs HQ, we have looked at the data, watched the kids faces as they played with every new arrival and listened to our customers feedback to bring you the best of the best gifts...here's 10 surefire winners.
Who said bigger wasn't better?
Wishbone 3-in-1 Balance Bike ($289.00)
Wishbone Bike - a TIME Magazine Design 100 product. Wishbone Bike is a premium 3-in-1 ride-on recommended for babies and toddlers from 12 months.
Transforms from baby walker and push tricycle to small balance bike to large balance bike. Described as best-in-category, Wishbone Bike exceeds European, US and Australian toy safety standards.
Suitable from 12 months - 5 years.
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.
Matador Ki4 ($273.90)
Is biggest best? You be the judge.
With as many as 263 parts this set is exactly what the budding craftsman and engineer needs to construct really challenging models. This set also contains bearings and crank wheels to build moving machines, for example a real crane or a windmill.
The many blocks, wheels and pins will inspire your child to copy the illustrated models in the building instructions. Apart from the suggested examples, every child will also create their own models to tell their personal stories.
Melody Music Mix ($99.95)
The Melody Mix Activity Toy comes with 10 instruments for exploring the world of sound and music.
Includes a xylophone, drum, tubular chimes, triangle, cymbal, bells, maracas, castanet, double guiro, and pair of rhythm sticks plus 2 strikers and 1 scraper.
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.
3Doodler Super Mega Set ($240.00)
The 3Doodler 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!
Gizmos & Gadgets ($389.95)
THE Gizmos & Gadgets kit is the ultimate invention toolbox.
It transforms passive screen-time into a passion for hands-on inventing, problem-solving and creativity. It's the first littleBits kit for young inventors that allows them to build inventions AND control them with a tilt, shake or tap of their smart device.
Invent a remote-controlled car and let your phone do the steering. Or build a caterpillar that crawls with the tap of a tablet!
Comes with 13 electronic building blocks, instructions for 16 inventions, and all the accessories and tools you need to unleash the inventor within.
Wishbone Flip ($159.00)
It's a rocker. It's a ride-on. It's your child's best friend.
With its innovative flipping mechanism, the Wishbone Flip transforms from rocker to ride-on in seconds.
Watch your child experience the thrills of rocking themselves back and forth, the smiles getting bigger as the rocking gets wilder! And then watch their eye widen as you flip the legs and they get to scoot around the home under their own steam. Two breathtaking experiences in one. Give yourself the gift of your child's joy.
This multi-use toy piece was originally used in Waldorf early childhood classrooms. It was created to help children develop a sense of balance, stimulate their vestibular system, and gain a deep sense of awareness of their body and body parts.
The Kinderboard is excellent for stimulating child development (both physical and mental) and offers open-ended play opportunities for toddlers, children, teens, and even adults.
Watch the child's imagination take over once their Kinderboard arrives. It becomes a seesaw, a balance board, a slide, a step stool, a boat, a resting place, a doll bed, a puppet stage, a tunnel and many more opportunities for them to explore. The possibilities are endless and truly up to them!
Solvej Baby Toddler Swing ($220.00)
This Solve swing is an exclusive and attractive baby and toddler swing for the home environment, indoors and out, skilfully crafted with top quality materials. The timeless natural design and colour range means this swing will complement any home and garden environment.
This swing converts from a baby swing to a toddler swing using the domed leg divider when your toddler is around 3 years old. This makes the swing suitable from approximate 6 months to 6 years. It is very easy to make the change between baby and toddler versions if you have both a baby and toddler in the home. The unusually long period you and your child can use this swing makes it excellent value for money.
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.