Best gift ideas: awesome presents for your awesome kids

December 7, 2017

I’ve rounded up some great gift ideas for the kid/s in your life this season. Bookmark this post though – this gift guide can be used for birthdays and special occasions!


As if travel couldn’t get more fun, along comes Trunki, a fantastic range of accessories for going places – on holiday, for playtime, and for outings.

The range includes Trunki, a 3-in-1 ride-on, pull-along case, PaddlePak, water-resistant backpacks, Snoozihedz, 3-in-1 travel pal, pillow and blanket, and Travel ToyBox, a ride-on, push-around 4-in-1 travelling ToyBox.

Price: Ranging from R369

Buy here




Travel Toybox

Baby Love Baby Thando

Baby Thando is part of the Baby Love range from Prima Toys that also includes an English-speaking doll named Baby Bella and an Afrikaans-speaking doll called Baba Tasha. The doll includes a plate, fork, spoon, bottle and dummy.

Price: R599

Buy here, and from various toy shops

Power Rangers Ninja Steel

Power Rangers fans can gear up to battle monsters from across the galaxy with the latest selection of toys, based on the new TV series on Cartoon Network. Each ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Steel range from Prima T0ys  comes with sword battle gear, and feature points of articulation.

Price: From R299 each

Buy here, and from various toy shops


Barbie Fashionistas 

This is the most diverse of the Barbie lines, and one of my favourites. It includes 15 new Ken dolls with three body types, seven skin tones, eight hair colours, nine hairstyles and fashions, ranging from casual business attire to athletic wear. The brand is also introducing 25 additional Barbie dolls to join the 100+ diverse looks launched in the Barbie Fashionistas line in the last three years.

Price: R299 each

Buy from toy shops

UNO Card Game 

If this isn’t in your games cupboard or travel bag, then you’re missing out on one of the most-loved card games that is as awesome for me to play now as a parent as it was playing when I was a child. It’s a must-have!

Price: R109.99

Buy here, or from various toy shops

Hot Wheels Ready To Play Assortment

Kids can take their Hot Wheels places with these themed playsets that have exciting features with track connections and cool centrepieces. Each set folds into a carrying case with which to travel, and also includes one Hot Wheels die-cast vehicle to add to the fun.

Price: R369.99 each

Buy here, or from toy shops



Fisher-Price Bright Beats Buggies

The Bright Beats Buggies ticks all the boxes when it comes to a fun infant toy: there are playful melodies and bright lights on a free-wheeling car. Babies learn “cause and effect” when they push on the buggy’s face to get songs and lights, while also developing their gross motor skills as they crawl around and interact with it.

Price: R249.99

Buy from toy shops.

Prima Baby Disney play range

Disney characters need little introduction, but you might not know about the cute Prima Baby range of toys for babies and infants – from plush toys and soothing toys to those that inspire learning, fun and development.

Price: From R130 – R500

Available from various toy shops.


Oops Block Sets

Available in great themed ranges such as the Forest ABC and City 123, these collections of easy-grip blocks from Europe inspire learning and development. I love that they come in a bag for easy packing up, and re-building.

Price: R195

Buy here or various toy shops.


Please note that prices are correct and approximate at of time of publication

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