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12 Best Christmas Gifts for Kids 2022 Aged 6-10

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If you’ve got kids 5+ on your Christmas shopping list this year, then you’ve come to the right place! Ranging from $39.99 to $1,999, there are Christmas gifts for kids 5-12 and suitable for all budgets.

Featuring remote control cars, interactive pets, STEM and sensory sets, and even a Springfree Trampoline that will have them jumping for joy. Plus plenty more!

So take the stress out of shopping for this often tricky age and shop our top picks below.

Magic Mixies Crystal Ball  

RRP: $140
WHERE TO BUY: All good toy retailers
AGES: 5+

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Source: Moose Toys

Magic Mixies is back and sure to be another top Christmas gift for kids. This year, the real magic is even more spellbinding!

The latest Magic Mixies Crystal Ball comes with all sorts of tricks – use your light-up, interactive wand to cast spells and be amazed as your Mixie appears from the mist! Then, use your magic wand to perform spells, play a game and have your fortune told by your Mixie. Repeat the reveal again and again or use your Magical Crystal Ball as a Night-Light! With 80 different lights, sounds and reactions, the magical fun never ends.

The best thing about Magic Mixies is that you never know which magic creature you will conjure up. This element of surprise is so much fun, especially on Christmas morning. Look out for Magic Mixies Crystal Ball, coming to toy stores soon!

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Connetix 92 Piece Rainbow Ball Run Pack

RRP: $139
WHERE TO BUY: Connetix
AGES: 3+

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We ADORE Connetix products and the Rainbow Ball Run Pack is an absolute ball! And not just for the kids – adults will love the limitless open-ended play that this STEAM-accredited set provides. Designed to spark imagination and encourage the exploration of concepts such as trial and error, magnetism and the development of fine and gross motor skills, children can build and re-build their very own ball run designs.

The 92-piece set comes with Connetix’s signature exclusively designed clear fluted tubes, plus vibrant rainbow-coloured connector tiles and six wooden balls. You can also use all other Connetix Tile packs to extend the fun and build bigger, more elaborate designs!

Each of the tiles is made from non-toxic, ABS plastic, free from BPA, lead and phthalates and are manufactured with ultrasonic welding and rivets for extra strength. It’s a set they will play with over and over again, and the high-quality, durable tubes and tiles mean they will grow with your children as play and learning develops

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Spacetalk Adventurer Smart Watch Phone for kids

RRP: $349
WHERE TO BUY: Spacetalk
AGES: 5+

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A mobile phone without the risks? Spacetalk to the rescue! With Spacetalk Adventurer, kids can call, text and video call parent-approved contacts safely, all through their watch. This is such a great gift for kids, especially for those who are asking for a phone.

Adventurer is also equipped with a 5MP Camera, Improved Battery, Heart Rate Monitor, Bluetooth Connectivity and is Water Resistant (IP67). It’s also packed full of safety features like SOS Alerts and Safe Zones and doesn’t have access to the internet – a big plus in terms of safety!

Parents control everything on the device via the Spacetalk app including their Safe Contacts list, so there are no worries about any unwanted contact. There’s even a School Mode for distraction-free learning.

But what we really love about the Adventurer are the new wellness features. This is unique to Spacetalk watches and is designed to help kids communicate their feelings, measure their activity level, offering parents an idea of their child’s overall level of wellness.

Please note: Adventurer requires a Nano SIM card with calls, SMS and data, and a Spacetalk in-app subscription for up to 2 watches $5.99/month or up to 5 watches for $8.99/month. Purchase your Spacetalk directly through the website to receive a BONUS JumpySIM Cardyour Spacetalk app subscription is free while you’re connected with JumpySIM. 

Please note: JumpySIM operates on the Telstra network and is compatible with Spacetalk Adventurer, Spacetalk Life, and Spacetalk Kids Telstra edition only.

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Springfree Trampoline

RRP: Starting at $999
WHERE TO BUY: Springfree Trampoline
AGES: 5+ 

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If a trampoline is on their Christmas wish list, then we recommend you go with a Springfree Trampoline! These are the best of the best in the trampolining world and the quality is second to none. Because they are spring free, they are bouncier yet also safer. Plus, the mat rods are made from an advanced composite material that’s 3 times stronger than steel so they can withstand millions of jump cycles.

The Springfree Trampoline comes with over 500+ five-star ratings on  ProductReview.com.au and is the ONLY trampoline to pass the Australian Safety Standards and be recommended by consumer group Choice® three times in a row.

The Springfree Trampoline range features various sizes and shapes, including square, oval, and round options, designed for various backyards and spaces. Make sure you check out the accessories too including a basketball hoop and a sunshade.

With better safety, the highest quality, and a 10-year warranty on all parts, you won’t just be buying them a trampoline – you’ll be buying them years and years of active, outdoor play and adventure.

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Mama Surprise 

RRP: $120
WHERE TO BUY: All good toy retailers
AGES: 5+

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Source: Moose Toys

For animal lovers, Mama Surprise is a beautiful toy for under the tree. She’s new to the Little Live Pets family and is about to become a mummy!

This soft, interactive Mama guinea pig comes with a deluxe, interactive hutch and an adorable little face that children will instantly fall in love with. Care for Mama by feeding her and brushing her long, beautiful hair with the accessories provided. When her heart glows, her baby is on its way! Place Mama back into her hutch, wait and, surprise! You’ll uncover a newborn guinea pig and a special care package. 

Care for Mama again and you will find new guinea pig babies to complete your adorable, guinea pig family. What we especially love about his unique gift is that the magic is repeatable – it’s not just a one-time reveal. Kids can go through the surprise and delight of caring for Mama and discovering her babies, again and again.

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Heroes of Goo Jit Zu “Stretch And Strike” Thrash Mobile

RRP: $80
WHERE TO BUY: Big W, Mr Toys and Toyworld
AGES:
5+

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Source: Moose Toys

Roll into action with Thrash and his awesome Stretch And Strike Thrash Mobile! This shark-shaped vehicle is ready to attack with Strike Mode and Speed Mode. During Strike Mode, the vehicle will launch missiles from the shark jaws while kids can push down to stretch the wheels out and enter Speed Mode.

The Goo Jit Zu “Stretch And Strike” Thrash Mobile comes with 3 Missiles that sit in the Doors and the Launcher plus an exclusive Race Suit Thrash figure. He can stretch up to 3 times his usual size and then returns to his original shape. A stretchy action figure AND an epic shark-car – this Christmas gift has it all!

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Orbeez Sensation Station 

RRP: $39.99
WHERE TO BUY: Big W, and Amazon
AGES: 5+

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Soft, squishy and glow-in-the-dark, the Orbeez Sensation Station Playset is the ultimate ASMR toy that will stimulate the senses.

Orbeez balls are full of life – they can be bounced, crushed, mixed, matched, sliced, sorted, and squeezed. The balls are non-toxic and grow to maximum size, upholding our National and Safety Requirements. There’s no need to soak the water beads in water first – they are already fully grown and ready for action.

The sensation station comes with 2,000 Orbeez balls (half of these are Glow in the Dark!), 6 unique tools and an exclusive Orbeez storage container to keep your Orbeez ready for play over and over again. If you’re looking for Christmas gifts for kids that give them hours and hours of fun, then the Orbeez Sensation Station is a winner. So soothing, so calming, and so satisfying to touch. Plus, they develop fine motor skills at the same time!

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Minecraft BMX Bike (plus Scooter and Skateboard) 

RRP:: $199
WHERE TO BUY: Big W
AGES: 5+

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Source: Hunter Leisure

Scoot, skate or bike into the holidays with this perfect Christmas gift for both gamers and active kids. Hunter Leisure’s range of next-level Minecraft Action Sporting goods will help you take Minecraft’s virtual experience into the real world!

Just landed, the Mean Green Machineit’s a Minecraft 50cm BMX bike for stunt riders, perfect for the BMX park.  Featuring a durable hi-ten steel BMX frame, expect a reliable performance while the front and rear brakes provide super safe braking. The bike also comes with platform pedals and 2x stunt pegs for kids to perform tricks.

There are plenty more Minecraft-related outdoor toys to discover too including a Minecraft 28″ skateboard, Minecraft 50cm 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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Jada RC Range

RRP: From $99
WHERE TO BUY: Gift Playground 
AGES: 6+

If a remote control car is on your child’s wish list, then Jada Toys is the brand to shop! Jada makes some epic remote-controlled vehicles including the Fast & the Furious range, the Spiderman Ford GT and the Transformers Optimus Prime.

Let’s start with the Fast & the Furious range of radio-controlled cars, all expertly crafted on the hit movie series. There are several cars in the series to collect, all come with a detailed interior and exterior and a range of up to 100 feet. These toy cars are powered by a built-in rechargeable battery (USB plug included) and the controller just takes two AA batteries.

The Spiderman Ford GT takes superhero speed to a whole new level! It features a sleek webhead design and theme, turbo speed and a USB charging function. A great gift for any Spiderman fan in your life!

Radio-controlled Optimus Prime comes with lights and sounds and measures over 13-inches tall as a robot, 12-inches long as a truck. Expertly designed for smooth driving and transforming performance, Optimus easily transforms into a walking Autobot and back.

All vehicles will be available at the end of October.

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VTech Magic Lights 3D

RRP: $44.95
WHERE TO BUY: Target, Myer, good toy stores and online retailers.
AGES: 4+

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Little artists will LOVE this beautiful gift. Magic Lights 3D brings their artwork to life, not only with light but with sound and animation too. How cool!?

With more than 40 designs available in both a 2D and 3D mode (plus more designs available online), kids can create art on the mini stage. Create a chameleon, submarine, dinosaur, unicorn and more! Simply select a design from the booklet and follow the instructions, then illuminate your art by entering a special light code.

Magic Lights 3D comes with a storage box, instruction booklet, paper stand and 180 pegs in six different colours. Peg art has been popular for decades, but Magic Light 3D offers a modern, electronic, and exciting twist. It makes a fun and unique gift for all creative kids.

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Laser X Revolution

RRP: $49 – $79
WHERE TO BUY: Big W, Kmart, Target, Catch.com.au, Toy Mate, Toys’R’Us and Myer
AGES: 6+

 

A Christmas gift fave, Laser X continues to be one of the most-asked-for Christmas gifts for kids 5-12. And it’s easy to see why. Laser X brings laser tag to life anytime they want – at home, in the backyard and even at the park. It comes with everything needed for laser tag too including blasters, receivers and even a voice coach to help players improve their skills.

Their 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 kids can play indoors, outdoors, day or night (with no wifi needed). And, best of all, the new system is compatible with all existing Laser X blasters.

Shop the range:

  • Laser X Revolution Double Blaster pack equips 2 players with a blaster & chest receiver.
  • Laser X Evolution Double Blaster pack equips 2 players with a blaster-to-blaster action.
  • Laser X Evolution Sport Double Blaster pack equips 2 players with a blaster & arm receiver.
  • Laser X Revolution Long Range Double Blaster pack equips 2 players with 2 blaster-to-blaster action up to 150m

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Boneless Skate Action Figure and Ramp

RRP: $19.99 for action figures, $29.99 for playsets
WHERE TO BUY: Big W and Gift Playground 
AGES:6+

If your kids love mini skateboard sets, then Boneless is right up their alley! Boneless is a new world of hyper-posable skaters, supercharged boards and collectable decks and trick sets.

Simply pose your skater on the motorised board, and watch them go (and most likely crash). These action figures are built to tumble over and over again and the crazier the tricks, the better!

There are six action figures to collect and two playsets – the Big Air Mega Ramp playset with a drop-in tower, a three-foot-long ramp and quarter pipe ramp, and the Super Street Sk8 Park playset featuring an All-Way Ramp, Vert Dome Ramp, 12 Adjustable Fences and more.

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Christmas gifts for kids, sorted!

Mum Central knows how stressful shopping can be, especially if you’ve got several people on your list. Our Christmas gift guides are designed to help take the confusion out of shopping and always feature the hottest toys and gifts of the year.

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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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