2021 Christmas Gifts for Kids – 12 Great Gifts for Kids 5 – 12 Years!

Writing your shopping list for Christmas gifts for kids 5+? Drawing blanks at cool and hip gifts these days?  Whether you’re trying to find the perfect present for your own children or for extended family or friends, we’ve got some excellent choices for Christmas 2021! All of these toys are ideal for kiddies 5-12 years and start at under $25! Plus, some pretty awesome EXCLUSIVE READER DISCOUNTS on offer too!

12 Great Christmas Gifts for Kids 5+

Have a look at our top picks for Christmas gifts for kids this year and save yourself a trip to the shops by buying their gifts right here, right now (too easy!).

Spacetalk Adventurer

RRP: $349
WHERE TO BUY: Spacetalk

Spacetalk Smartwatch
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Two of the most popular Christmas gifts for kids are a watch or a phone and the Spacetalk Adventurer ticks the boxes for both! It’s a smartwatch and phone all in one, with spectacular security to protect your kids while being designed to give kids more freedom and parents greater peace of mind.

It’s an all-in-one smartwatch, 4G phone and GPS device packed with cool features for kids. And with no open access to the internet or social media, it’s simply a safer phone for kids aged 5 to 12. They’ll love the independence and you’ll love being able to stay in touch and track their location!

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Little Adventurers Play Couch

RRP: $450
WHERE TO BUY: Little Adventurers

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Play Couches are the perfect accessory to any living room or playroom and come with a heap of benefits! They are comfy, bouncy, make great forts and inspire open-ended creative play.

We love the Little Adventurers Play Couch, which is made in Brisbane by Little Adventurers – the first and only play couch company in Australia supplying play couches with a fun and educational design. With unlimited shape options at your fingertips, your child will love building tents, cubbies, ships, castles or using it as a mattress for movie nights or sleepovers. So many options! 

MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE 10% OFF Little Adventurers Play Couches with code MUM10 at checkout.  

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VTech Secret Safe Diary Light Show

RRP: $79.95
WHERE TO BUY: Big W, Myer + good toy stores and online retailers 

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Inspire them to keep their secrets safe with this nifty Secret Safe Diary Light Show, a great gift option for 6 to 11 year-olds. It’s a diary but not like we remember them! 

Kids can unlock the diary using the amazing face recognition technology (no more plastic keys!) and add a number password for extra security. It also comes with an impressive 2.4″ colour screen, great for writing diary entries and playing games. 

Other cool features? The light effect cover that synchronises with music, the virtual pet unicorn that kids must take care of and plenty of great learning activities that cover spelling, typing, maths, logic and more. Plus there is an alarm clock, secret drawer and recorder to record voice memos and apply funny effects to them.

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Bounce Gift of Flight 

RRP: $25 – $80
WHERE TO BUY: online via the BOUNCE website

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Give the ultimate Christmas gift this year with the gift of fun, freedom & freestyle flight.

Plus add a gift that gives back, so you can feel extra good as you’re flying high. 50% of profit (from the sale of the socks) goes to Kids Helpline. Give a single, triple or five visit pass to BOUNCE and add on a limited edition ombre super sock that gives $2 back to Kids Helpline. It’s the perfect gift idea that kids are guaranteed to love!

Purchases can be made online from the 4th of November via the BOUNCE Website – it’s an awesome active experience that you can’t go wrong with these holidays!

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Magic Mixies

RRP: $130
WHERE TO BUY: Big W and Kmart

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Mist, spells and a special furry friend? It’s all part of the fun with this spellbinding Christmas gift for kids – the Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron!

Perfect for all budding wizards and witches, the cauldron comes with all the magic ingredients you need plus a super special wand to help you mix the perfect potion.

The magical potion that will create a cute Magic Mixie furry friend that’s totally interactive! Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron has 50+ sounds & reactions across the cauldron & interactive plush. If your kids love surprises, then the Magic Mixies Cauldron is a winner! 

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Minecraft Bike, Scooter and Skateboard

RRP:: $30 – $179 

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The perfect gift for both gamers and Minecraft loving boys and girls alike,  Hunter Leisure’s range of next-level Minecraft Action Sporting goods will help you take Minecraft’s virtual experience into the real world!  Choose from a Minecraft 28″ skateboard, 50cm Minecraft mountain bike or the Minecraft commuter scooter. And don’t forget the Minecraft multi-sports helmet

  • Minecraft 28″ skateboard comes in a cool Creeper design, maple deck, fully printed grip tape and durable light-up wheels with smooth ride bearings to get your child up and running at the skate park.
  • Minecraft mountain bike features a super tough steel frame with a front suspension fork, front and rear V-brakes and 6-speed gears with a twist shifting system. 
  • Minecraft commuter scooter comes with an aluminium deck, adjustable handlebar to three heights, large and smooth PU wheels and an easy fold-down mechanism. 

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LaQ Build Up Robot Alex

RRP: $44.99
WHERE TO BUY: Smartypants Toys

LaQ Alex build up robot
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Does your big kid love a building challenge? We’ve found the perfect alternative to LEGO – LaQ! These educational and creative toys are ideal for kids who love robots, building, Japanese characters and parents who want their children to have some quiet screen-free toys.

Like most LaQ sets, Alex the Robot comes with instructions to make 4 models and makes a SNAPPING sound when putting him together, perfect for sensory play as well as STEM play. Designed and manufactured in Japan ensures super high quality and comes with only 7 types of parts for easy pack-up. 

MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE 10% OFF all products with code MUMCENTRAL21. Free shipping Australia-wide for orders over $80. Offer valid from October 15th up to December 10th.

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Akedo Ultimate Battle Arena

RRP: $55

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Bring the excitement of arcade battle games to life with this fun Christmas gift for kids. Enter the world of Akedo and the Ultimate Arcade Warriors. This battle set features all the extreme moves of arcade fighting games in mini-form with 35 real battle sound effects.

There are 38 epic Mini Battling Action figure toys to collect and the Akedo Ultimate Battle Arena comes with real battling sound effects and two exclusive warriors to fight. Choose between Fight Mode with Real Battle Action and Training Mode to prepare for battle.

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Hunter Leisure Laser X

RRP: $45-$69.99
WHERE TO BUY: Big W, Target,, Myer and Kmart 

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Continually topping the best Christmas gifts for kids list is Laser X – the home laser tag system with everything you need to play laser tag at home.

The newest edition got a whole lot more colourful too! Choose from Team Red, Team Blue or Team Whatever Colour You Want! The blasters work up to 90 metres range and the voice coach-mode helps kids improve their skills. Kids can play indoors, outdoor, day or night (with no Wi-Fi necessary). And, best of all, the new system is compatible with all existing Laser X blasters.

There are a few different gaming options to choose from too. 

  • Laser X Revolution Double Blaster (2 players with blaster & chest receiver)
  • Laser X Evolution Double Blaster (2 players with blaster to blaster action); and
  • Laser X Evolution Sport Double Blaster (2 players with blaster & arm receiver).

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Micador jR. Worldbuilda Ancient Worlds

RRP: $25.00

Micador Colouring Sets
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Craft your world, play your way with Micador jR. WorldBuilda. This is the perfect Christmas gift for crafty and creative kids that will keep them entertained for hours. Kids can craft their very own ancient world complete with two explorers (Kaiya and Flint). User can add archways, doorways, statues, totems, treasure chests, monkeys, a giant anaconda, palm trees, plants and ancient pots. 

The kit comes with 6 jumbo-sized pencils, 16 double-sided full-colour hexagonal TerraTiles with 6 different floor textures, 3 sticker sheets with over 30 stickers and a cutout scene to colour and stand up as a backdrop to finish it off. All parts are made from FSCTM certified materials – great for the planet!

MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE 15% OFF Micador products with code MC15.  

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Baking Kids Gift Set

RRP: $24.95
WHERE TO BUY: Cookie Cutter Shop

Cookie Cutter Kits for Kids
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For all budding bakers, we’ve found the perfect present for you! This adorable Christmas Baking Gift set from Cookie Cutter Shop is guaranteed to bring hours of baking fun into your kitchen! Choose from the Kids Transport Kit or Unicorn Kit, which both come with cookie moulds and paint sheets. 

Cookie Cutter Shop specialises in sourcing cookie cutters from around the world and has over 2000 cookie cutters just waiting to be discovered along with a wide range of baking supplies including debossers, embossers and edible decorations.

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Scruff-a-Luvs Cutie Cuts 

RRP: $49

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The ultimate Christmas gifts for kids who love surprises and pets, allow us to introduce you to the newest member of the Little Live Pets family – Scruff-a-Luvs Cutie Cuts!

Each little pup comes with 10 surprises to unbox and kids can transform their scruffy pet into a pampered pup and reveal which puppy they got. Will it be a Yorkie or Frenchie? Your little one will love clipping off their fur, bathing them, brushing, grooming and giving them a magical makeover with surprise-themed accessories in your own grooming salon. 

Once Scuff is all cleaned, your pet-lover can groom and style them with a magical makeover in your salon and even paint their nails. So much better than a real puppy – and so much cleaner (and quieter) too! 

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Even more Christmas gifts for kids

Well, ladies and gents, that’s another year of our top Christmas gifts for kids. Be sure to check out some of our other Christmas 2021 gift guides including: 

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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