If you’ve still got Christmas shopping on your to-do list, here are some fantastic stocking filler and presents for your kids from Bedford Centre this season. These gift ideas aren’t just Christmas specific, so hang onto this post for next year for ideas for your children’s – and their friends’ – birthdays and parties (many of these stocking-filler suggestions can be used as gifts for school friends).
Now’s a good time to mention too that each time you spend R750 or more at any of the Bedford stores until 24 August 2018, you’ll be entered into 11 draws within this period to stand to win a R13 million penthouse. At each monthly draw, five semi-finalists are called out at random and selected by the auditors. These semi-finalists are then escorted to the penthouse that they could win, to be treated to champagne and a light breakfast.
Want to get started on your Bedford list? Here goes…
(PS: Please note that the age categories are just suggestions – all kids are different, and some toys in the younger category might suit older kids, and vice versa)
Sophie la Giraffe – So Pure Ring/Good Night Sophie, R115 – R350, Kids Emporium
Why we love it: The Sophie brand is a favourite with babies – and parents, and the giraffe teething toy is a bestseller around the world.
YBike, R725, Kids Emporium
Why we love it: The Balance Bike that grows and advances with your little one. Ideal from 9m+
Cheeky Chompers Neckerchew, R295, Kids Emporium
Why we love it: It’s super absorbent dribble bib with a teething corner in an array of stylish colours.
Green Start Giant Puzzle, R360, Kids Emporium
Why we love it: It’s a fun educational puzzle on a very large scale – comes in a variety of themes and levels.
Classic Toys – Stacking Cubes, R325, Kids Emporium
Why we love them: These lively and fun stacking cubes have numbers, letters and pictures, which are great for your little one’s fine motor skills
Tummy Tunes Giraffe, R545, Kids Emporium
Why we love it: It’s an all-in-one tummy-time toy with piano and song options.
Hamley’s Holiday Bear, R299.99, Hamleys
Why we love it: This bear is a classic, and so charming.
For toddlers and preschoolers
Princess Tutus, R295-R465, Kids Emporium
Why we love them: These tutus come in different colours, and have a soft elasticised band and glitter petals.
Exclusive Baby Born Active Wonderland, R999,99, Hamleys
Why we love it: This doll comes with a range of accessories for dressing up, and for looking after her.
Little Live Pets Surprise Child, R349.99, Hamleys
Why we love it: The Little Live Pets surprise Chick hatches and hops just like a real chick! Hear it tap and chirp inside then watch in amazement as it hatches.
Hatchimals Colleggtibles 4 pack, R299.99, Hamleys
Why we love it: Hold the egg in your hands, rub the heart and when it changes from purple to pink, it’s ready to hatch. With glittery wings, each Hatchimal belongs to a special family.
Ninja Turtles Mini Backpack with Mask, R400, Heroes of Games and Comics
Why we love it: This case is great for school and overnighters, and the mask can be worn too by fans of the superheroes.
Elsa Disney Princess costume, R499, Heroes of Games and Comics
Why we love it: This gorgeous costume includes a dress and tiara, and a must for Frozen fans.
Pokemon Pikachu Plush Toy, R650, Heroes of Games and Comics
Why we love it: This 40cm plush toy is just adorable, and great for cuddles, and will sit perfectly on shelves and beds.
Hot Wheels 5 car gift pack, R159.99, Hamleys
Why we love it: Hot Wheels are a classic for a reason – they’re fun, collectable, and can give hours of playtime.
DC Comics Mini Batman Logo Light, R200, Heroes of Games and Comics
Why we love it: This Dark Knights lights up bedrooms, and can also act as a night light.
For older kids
Barbie Made to Move, R349.99 each, Hamleys
Why we love it: The ultra-flexible Barbie Made to Move can be moved in many ways – from yoga poses to sitting cross legged.
Rubik’s Cube 3×3, R159,99, Hamleys
Why we love it: This classic toy is the ultimate combination puzzle – it’s great for developing problem-solving skills
Sky Warrior Midi Drone with Wifi, R1 999.99, Hamleys
Why we love it: Suitable for indoor and outdoor flying, this drone has fantastic hovering actions.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Cycloneshock Blaster, R599.99, Hamleys
Why we love it: This Nerf features big darts designed to go the distance. It has a rotating drum which lets you fire 6 Mega Darts without reloading.
Twister, R400, Heroes of Games and Comics
Why we love it: This classic game is loads of fun, and is awesome for the whole family to get involved with.
Spiderman figurine: R599, Heroes of Games and Comics
Why we love it: This 7″ tall figure features 16 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts.
Angry Bird 8GB USB, R185, Heroes of Games and Comics
Why we love it: It’s a cute way to store things!
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