Gifts for Little Kids! 12 Best Christmas Presents for Kids Aged 2-6

Shopping Christmas presents for kids ages two to six years is so much fun! It’s such a great age for exploration, learning and play, with so many amazing toys to ignite the wonder in little kids.

This year our Christmas gift guide for little kids features some amazing products … items that we’ve hand-picked and know your little one will love.

Our Christmas presents for kids roundup covers all bases too. We focus on imaginative and pretend play, with various playsets, kits, plus there’s active play (including a rainy day essential and an EPIC ride-on car), and finally creative, quiet play as well.

Most of these gifts are under $150 (minus the last one) so browse our top picks for Christmas presents for kids 2-6 years and take advantage of some great exclusive discounts.

HeyDoodle MiniMat

RRP: $19.80
Where to buy: HeyDoodle

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HeyDoodle’s silicone activity mats are so much fun and the perfect present to spark their creative side. Designed for reusable, educational, engaging and portable play, each mat is designed here in Australia and suited for children ages 2-7.

Each mat features a variety of activities like tracing, colouring and free-drawing, but the best feature of all is that it is easily erasable with a damp cloth to reveal a fresh canvas all over again. It’s a great activity for the plane, car or for weekends away, even for family dinners out to keep the kids entertained while they wait for their meals.

There are several different Activity Mats in the range but we especially love the HeyDoodle Minimats, which are less than $20 each. At this price they make a great stocking stuffer or stashed away for when an emergency birthday present. Each mat is made from premium-grade silicone, is highly durable and lightweight and promotes reusable play.

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Wondertivity Little Lamb Busy Book

RRP: $99.95
Where to buy: Wondertivity

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The Little Lamb Busy Book is the newest book in the Wondertivity range. These busy books are absolutely fantastic and something that your little one will cherish for life (and most likely pass on to their own children one day).

The Little Lamb busy book features 12 pages of nursery-rhymed themed activities, which develop fine motor skills, encourage sensory play and foster creativity and imagination. Every book is also endorsed by a paediatric speech and occupational therapist. 

The Little Lamb Busy Book features a unique peek-a-boo lamb on the cover, zipper storage pouch in the back cover and activities based on all their favourite nursery rhymes– Humpty Dumpty, BINGO, Old Macdonald Had a Farm, I’m a Little Teapot and more. Move Itsy Bitsy Spider up the Spout, count the Five Little Speckled Frog finger puppets as they jump off the log (and put them back on), open and shut the curtains to see if the Rain, Rain will Go Away and so much more!

Also available in a 14 Page Personalised edition with the Name and Age page.

EXPIRY: 31.12.2022

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The Sleep Shirt by ergoPouch

RRP: $34.95
Where to buy: ergoPouch

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ergoPouch is the master of kids’ sleep but what happens when your little one transitions out of their sleep bag? Enter the Sleep Shirt! This ultra-soft and lightweight oversize shirt is not only extra comfy but also perfect for little “big” kids who want PJs that are more grown-up.

Made from ergoPouch’s signature 0.2 TOG Organic Cotton Stretch Jersey with short sleeves, the Sleep Shirt is ideal for cool, breathable sleeping on warm nights.

Its boxy shape makes it easy for independent little ones to dress themselves and it’s ideal for kids who are toilet training (no pants to take off). All ergoPouch fabrics are ideal for sensitive skin, dyed with non-toxic water-based dyes, and come in trend-driven prints and colours to suit any bedroom. If you’re getting the family some new PJs for Christmas this year, make sure you pick up the Sleep Shirt (or two). They are suited for children sized 2 to 6. The patterns also match ergoPouch’s sleepbags and onesies if you’re looking for a cute matchy-matchy sibling set.

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Gabby’s Dollhouse Purrfect Dollhouse

RRP: $109.99
Where to buy: Kmart 

Gabby's Dollhouse Purrfect Dollhouse
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If a dollhouse is on your little kids’ Christmas wish list, then we’ve got the purrfect choice! Gabby’s Dollhouse Purrfect Dollhouse brings the imaginative world of Gabby’s Dollhouse to your child’s playroom. This bright and colourful dollhouse is sure to brighten their Christmas and inspire hours and hours of fun adventures.

Standing over 60cm tall, the Purrfect Dollhouse is modelled after the hit TV show and includes seven rooms and stands four stories high with so many surprises inside. There’s a Delivery Tower, a working Cat-A-Vator, 8 different sounds and so much more! The Purrfect Dollhouse comes with Gabby Girl and Pandy Paws collectable figures, plus furniture for each room, three accessories and two Dollhouse Deliveries.

There are also additional Deluxe Rooms you can buy separately to attach to the Dollhouse. These Deluxe Rooms make a great gift idea for grandparents and extended family to add to the excitement of discovering the Purrfect Dollhouse under the tree.

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Octonauts Octoray Playset

RRP: $140
Where to buy: Big W, Mr Toys, Target and Toyworld

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Octonauts fans will LOVE this amazing playset that takes adventures above and beyond! Little kids can reenact their favourite episodes and create their own daring creature rescues with their very own Octonauts Transforming playset.

Standing over 30cm tall, this mobile headquarters comes with a removable Mini-Ray vehicle and all sorts of impressive features inside. There’s an elevator to ride the top, a drop ramp to slide down and 25 lights and sounds to discover. Each set also comes with a Captain Barnacles Figure, 3 creatures (Giant Panda, Chinese Sturgeon and Chinese Giant Salamander) plus a Mission Card.

The Octoray Transforming HQ Playset also works with all Gups, Terra-Gups and other Octonauts Playsets so kids build out their own ultimate adventure and Explore! Rescue! and Protect! with the Octonauts.

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Kids Natural Rubber Gumboots

RRP: $54
Where to buy: French Soda

Kids Natural Rubber Gumboots
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On rainy days, every little kid needs a pair of quality and comfortable gumboots, and French Soda is the place to shop for just that!

French Soda makes outdoor play totally workable – rain, hail or shine. Their range of gumboots is simply divine! Not only are they Australian-designed and owned, but they are durable, rigorously tested and cute to (gum)boot!

Stylish and stress-free, they are easy to put on and take off and are made from flexible natural rubber. Whether you’re heading to the beach, the playground or the ski slopes, these bright little gumboots are a must.

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Gabby’s Dollhouse Dress-Up-Closet

RRP: $69.99
Where to buy: Kmart and other toy retailers

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Neverending fun with Gabby’s Dollhouse Dress-Up Closet. Source: Mum Central

For on-the-go fun, you can’t go past the new Gabby’s Dollhouse Dress-Up Closet. This portable playset is lightweight and can be easily packed up and carried everywhere.

Featuring four amazing rooms inside, there’s a catwalk, stage, wardrobe and hair salon. Plus, there are 15 accessories including a cute Gabby figurine. Spin Gabby on the catwalk, change the stage background, dress Gabby up and swap her wigs. There’s even a surprise Gabby’s Delivery to open.

What we especially love about this portable playset is that it’s perfect for on-the-go play. Take it to the park, to the beach, the shops, even Grandma’s house and of course, on holidays! It’s easy for little hands to open, shut and carry, plus it’s compact so doesn’t take up too much space in the playroom.

Whether your little one is a Gabby’s Dollhouse fan or not, this is sure to be a big hit on Christmas morning! Check out our recent Dress-Up Closet review to see this cool new toy in action.

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Oh Flossy Deluxe Makeup Set

RRP: $44.95
Where to buy: Oh Flossy

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The perfect Christmas presents for kids who LOVE your makeup, this gorgeous Australian-made kit is as pretty as can be! It’s designed for little ones who love to dress up and play and for parents who want to protect their skin from harsh grown-up products (and their expensive makeup!).

Oh Flossy’s Deluxe Make-Up kits come with 5 natural eyeshadows, 1 natural blush, a natural vegan lipstick, and 3 applicators all packaged in a luxurious magnetic closing box. We love how each lid also includes a cute face icon so kids who aren’t reading yet can still recognise where the makeup goes.

Another great thing about this make-up kit is that it’s designed for little kids’ skin. Simply use water to wash the makeup off and never worry about harsh chemicals. The products have been formulated by a world-leading Cosmetic Chemist without the use of chemicals or preservatives and all make-up is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, 100% natural, and vegan. No irritation, just fun!


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VTech Spidey & His Amazing Friends Spidey Learning Watch

RRP: $29.95
Where to buy: BIG W, Kmart and Myer 

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The perfect first watch for your little kid, this VTech Spidey & His Amazing Friends Spidey Learning Watch is sure to keep get them ticking with excitement! Featuring a 3D Spidey on the cover, the watch includes nine digital clock faces, a cuckoo cock, alarm, time tools and four games. The watch flips open to reveal all the fun!

The Spidey Learning Watch is more than just a watch and is jam-packed with educational and fun content too. Hear Spidey say fun phrases and listen as the narrator guides you through games. The games feature all sorts of action-packed adventures too. Dodge Doc Ock’s lasers to help Spidey get the stolen Energy Star back, count bubbles to blast Green Goblin’s glider, match patterns to find the missing scooter and choose the correct letter to catch Rhino.

Educational and exciting, this superhero-themed gift not only will help little ones learn how to tell time but is also great for hand-eye coordination, counting and matching too.

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Gabby’s Dollhouse, Peppa Pig or Bluey Bikes

RRP: $109
Where to buy: Big W and Target 

Gabby's Dollhouse, Peppa Pig or Bluey Bikes
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Who is your little one’s favourite TV star these days? Take your pick with Gabby from Gabby’s Dollhouse, Peppa Pig and Bluey bikes, trikes, scooters, and even helmets! Our top pick for active little kids is the 30 cm bikes which come with training wheels and a parent’s handle so they can take the lead.

Each bike is decked out with Peppa, Gabby or Bluey characters and includes a cute basket and handlebar streamers. The durable steel frame bike comes with a full chainguard for safety and a rear coaster brake for easy braking. They are the perfect first bike to get your little one up and running in no time, designed for kiddies 3 to 6 years.

If your little one isn’t quite ready for a bike, then take a look at the matching scooter and trikes. Trikes feature a tough steel frame and bucket, comfortable grips and cute graphics. The scooters are perfect for learning to steer and feature three wheels. Trikes start at $49 and scooters at $32. Make sure you also grab a matching helmet through Big W or Target ($25).

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Lime Tree Kids Klorofil Magic Tree House

RRP: $99.95, now $74.95
Where to buy: Lime Tree Kids 

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We LOVE nostalgic toys and this iconic green Magic Tree House is a childhood classic. You may recall it was popular in the 70s and 80s – well now it’s back for us to share its magic with the next generation.

Simply press the roof and it pops open to reveal the magic inside. Your little one will love peeking into the various rooms (living, kitchen, bathroom and garage) and two cute characters. There’s so much to discover inside too – a swing, a wind-up lift, even a car and furniture to set-up.

Cute, compact and transported from our own childhoods, the Magic Tree House makes a great addition to under the Christmas tree.

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Licensed Toyota Hilux 2WD Ride On

RRP: $649.99
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We’ll end our little kids’ Christmas presents guide with the heavy hitter – a mini Hilux for them to drive. Imagine the excitement on Christmas morning if your little one discovered their very own Hilus under the tree! This 2WD 2-seater is safe and secure and controlled via a remote control (so you’re always in the ‘driver’s seat’).

With a max speed of 10km/hr, it is not only fun for your child to drive around but you don’t have to worry about your little one getting too much speed. The ute is ideal for driveways, roads, grass, dirt – anywhere – and comes with all the safety features you’d expect – seat belts, an emergency stop button and full suspension for a smoother ride.

There are heaps of fun features too like front and rear LED lights, a built-in mp3 music player and two batteries for double the playing time. Let your child’s imaginations run wild with this Licensed Hilux 2WD, ideal for kids 2-7.

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Christmas presents for kids of ALL ages! 

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 Christmas presents of the year.

Check out our top picks for Christmas presents for kids of all ages below:

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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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