Christmas Gifts for Little Kids: 8 Toys to Impress, Surprise & Delight

Little kids are so much fun. They are curious, sweet, adorable and absolutely fascinated by pretty much ANYTHING and everything.

This is why Christmas shopping for this age bracket is always such a hoot. There are so many amazing gifts out there for preschoolers and little kids.

There are toys that offer both entertainment and educational value, toys that encourage imaginative, sensory or constructive play and toys that promote independent play, which allows us mums to have five minutes to ourselves!

In fact, the hardest thing about choosing Christmas gifts for little kids is narrowing it down to just one or two (okay, maybe three).

This is exactly why Mum Central put together our annual gift guide for little kids; it takes the guesswork out of buying for your little one and ensures you select a gift that they will absolutely love. All eight of these Christmas gifts are ideal for the two to seven-year age bracket and come with the Mum Central tick of approval.

PICK #1: Plum® Premium Double Frame Nest Swing Set

PRICE: $499.95
GREAT FOR: Outdoor fun in the backyard

Let them swing to their hearts’ content and in the privacy of your own backyard with the swingtastic Plum® Premium Double Frame Nest Swing Set. Its wooden poles are crafted from premium certified FSC® pine and the swing is made using durable, water-repellent fabric with comfortable PE mesh panels to sit on. What’s more, the polyhemp ropes are soft and safe for little hands and fingers to ensure the Nest Swing Set is a playtime favourite.

Inspire new interests and watch your children develop both confidence and agility in physical play with this beautiful Christmas gift. The swing set features a longer frame and greater swing arc to provide the highest, longest swing yet! It also comes with longer brackets, giving additional stability for the strongest, sturdiest frame.

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PICK #2: Paw Patrol Armchair

PRICE: $99
GREAT FOR: Chilling out in front of the telly or

Give your preschooler a chance to chill out in his or her own personal chair. My kids loved having their own little chairs when they were younger and this Paw Patrol printed armchair is especially comfy and cute to boot.

Choose from either a Marshall & Chase chair or a Skye chair, both built to last with durable wooden frame construction and with padded seat and armrests. Perfect for lounging, reading or watching their favourite pups on TV, this gift is a pawesome option for preschoolers.

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PICK #3: Banwood FIRST GO Balance Bike

PRICE: $289.95
GREAT FOR: Family walks/bike rides, for cruising to the park and for two-wheel adventures
SUITABLE FOR: Ages 2½ – 5

Oh, my heart… isn’t the FIRST GO Balance Bike the sweetest thing on two wheels you’ve ever seen? A preschooler’s dream, the FIRST GO is not only a show-stopper in style, but also in safety and durability. It’s designed to support your child’s development by promoting early cycling and mobility to ease the transition to a pedal bike.  

Complete with a wicker basket plus bell and available in several different colours (including coral and sky, featured below), your tot will be over the moon with this divine first bike.

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PICK #4: Moonlite Storybook Projector Starter Pack

PRICE: $29.99
GREAT FOR: Bedtime stories with an extra element of magic

Bring bedtime to life with Moonlite. This educational and engaging Christmas gift offers a unique reading experience for you and your child. We recently reviewed Moonlite and absolutely loved it and we reckon your preschooler will too.

Moonlite clips onto your smartphone (not included) and uses the phone’s torch to project vibrant storybook illustrations onto the wall or ceiling. The free Moonlite companion app contains all of the words to the stories to help you read along while projecting the storybook images. The Moonlite app also includes charming sound effects to make story time even more magical.

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PICK #5: PJ Masks Assorted Sets 

PRICE: $24.95 – $39.95
GREAT FOR: Nighttime ninjas and all PJ Masks fans

Watch out nighttime baddies – the PJ Masks are on their way, dashing into the night to save the day! PJ Masks toys and gifts are set to be winning gifts to pop under the Christmas tree this year and we’ve got three great PJ Masks Christmas gift ideas to choose from.

First up, the PJ Masks Mission Racer ($34.95) is a 12cm diecast vehicle (plus figurine) that lights up the night. Next, there’s the PJ Masks Night Mission Trackset ($39.95) which includes a launcher, catapult and jump – perfect for launching the free-wheeling die-cast Cat-Car toy vehicle.

For the techy PJ Masks fan, you can’t go past the PJ Masks VTech Super Learning Phone ($24.95), which includes six fun messages from PJ Masks characters, heaps of ringtones and even a photo album to see pictures of the PJ Masks. There are also built-in games to help to develop skills with numbers, counting, matching and memory skills. All PJ Masks gift ideas are available at Big W, Target, Mr Toys, Toymate, Toyworld, and Myer.

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PICK #6: Marvel Speed Squad Minis 4 Pack

PRICE: $24.99
GREAT FOR: Superhero and car fanatics

Hulk-smash into some fun car action with this four-pack of lean, mean, superhero-fighting machines. These fast, free-wheeling vehicles feature the mighty Captain America, The Hulk, Spiderman, and Ironman! Charge through the streets like Hulk, or swing through city skyscrapers like Spiderman!

Great for pretend play, these bright cars are big on fun and size and are sure to inspire plenty of superhero-sized adventures. Available at Big W, Toymate, Mr Toys, Amazon and Toyworld.

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PICK #7: Bluey DVD Sets

PRICE: $20 each
GREAT FOR: An entertaining quiet-time activity

Pull up a comfy chair, grab a blankie and enjoy a bit of down-time with Bluey, the little Blue Heeler who is a big favourite with preschoolers around the globe. For the first time ever, Bluey: Magic Xylophone and other stories (Vol 1) and Bluey: Horsey Ride and other stories (Vol 2) are available from October 30th to own on DVD.

You can complete your preschoolers’ collection with Bluey: The Pool and other stories (Vol 3) DVD released on December 4th and Bluey: The Grannies and other stories (Vol 4) on January 8th, 2020. Available at retailers nationwide.

Bluey DVDs for preschoolers

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PICK #8: So Slime

PRICE: $29
GREAT FOR: Crafty children who love sensory play

Super slimy, super sweet-smelling, super fun! This DIY Slimelicious kit from So Slime is a sensory-play dream! Kids can make their own slime – it’s super easy and relatively mess-free to do. Simply add water and shake. But, what’s even better is that slime smells super sweet. There is even a decorating station to make delicious-looking desserts (for pretend play only).

Combine different colours and scents and enjoy a fresh, fragrant take on traditional slime sets. The kits come with everything you need to have slimy fun and are available at Kmart and Big W. 

so slime Christmas gifts for little kids

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Christmas Gift Guide: 17 Perfect Presents for Little KidsThat’s a wrap!

Spoil your little kid with any of these great gifts. Each one is sure to bring a dose of fun to their play area. From backyard fun and TV time to sensory play and imagination stations, we’re sure these toys will light up their Christmas morning!

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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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