Terrific Gifts For Tots – Our Top Picks For Christmas 2018

We’ve made a list and checked it twice, has your tot been naughty or nice? Either way, we have all the toys and gifts to wow toddlers with this Christmas!

And because we know doing sneaky Christmas shopping with a toddler in tow is most definitely a struggle, you can shop all these ideas from home.

Which of our toddler gift ideas would your tot love to find under the Christmas tree?

1. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Edition

The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Edition ($129) is a classic ride on toy, providing hours upon hours of amazing rev-head fun!

This classic design car and easy manoeuvrability is a favourite of toddlers and perfect for indoors or out. The Cozy Coupe encourages active play, imagination and the development of large motor skills through active play.

Kids love being behind the wheel while adults love the durability. Now Cozy Coupe is better than ever with the new friendly face beaming on the front and a removable floorboard (handy for when kids want to be pushed so they can clear feet off the ground). Parents and kids will both love this ride!

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2. LeapBuilders Elephant Adventures toy

A magical interactive play experience awaits with the LeapBuilders Elephant Adventures toy!

Children will learn about fruits, numbers, colours and insects while building this 21-piece elephant set. When children insert one of the double-sided blocks into the interactive SmartStar Unit, the elephant responds with over 115 phrases, sounds and songs. Trunks down, the LeapBuilders Elephant Adventures playset ($34.95) is a super fun way for children to learn about cause and effect!

Upon completing the construction of their elephant, children can follow instructions on the included building cards or combine with other LeapFrog block toys to learn and build in different ways.

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3. The Wiggles Games!

 Calling all The Wiggles fans! Kids will have a Big Red Car load of fun with these Wiggles games.

Perfect for holiday travel, the Pairs ($10) and Snap cards ($10) are larger than standard cards. The Memory ($20) and Opposites ($20) cards are thick tiles for added durability and for snappy turning over!

A puzzle and a game in one, The Wiggles Wooden Clock Game ($32) includes a wooden clock puzzle with stand, 12 double-sided puzzle pieces and 2 custom time dice. With three levels of play, children learn counting, colours, shape recognition and how to tell the time.

Build ‘em up and build ‘em higher! Balance them all and don’t let anyone fall, in this fun Wiggles Wooden Pile Up Game ($28)! This fun set includes 12 wooden Wiggles Pile Up pieces to balance carefully on top of one another. Don’t let Captain Feather Sword tickle anyone!

You’ll find selected The Wiggles toys and games at Big W, Mr Toys, Kidstuff, Myer, Toyworld, Spotlight and all good toy retailers. For more information, visit UGames.

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4. Trunki Ride On Suitcase

Just the ticket for the jet-setting tot, Trunki ($89.95) was created to beat the boredom so often suffered by travelling tots. With bee, cow, flamingo and bus (just to name a few) designs available, hand luggage has never been more fun. Kids can pack Trunki with all their favourite belongings whilst parents keep them in tow!

Made from the same lightweight, durable plastic as adult cases, Trunki has a generous 18-litre capacity for toys, games and spare clothes. It allows kids to pack, carry and ride on their suitcases in a safe and fun way, saving your own arms! Trunki ride on luggage gives you a chance to relax, while the kids can entertain themselves with its useful, safe and sturdy design.

Hand luggage approved, Trunki is strong and durable weighing in at only 1.7kg. Soft rubber rims around the case opening prevent little fingers from being caught and a wide, stable wheelbase ensures no toppling over in terminals. When tiredness sets in, a shoulder strap allows adults to carry or pull Trunki with kids in tow. Too easy!

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5. Little Tikes Fantastic Firsts Sleepy Stacker

Little Tikes Fantastic Firsts Sleepy Stacker ($29) brings classic play pattern to life through stacking and surprise!

A nine piece set of stacking balls that can be stacked or nested in different ways. Match and stack each of the three adorable characters in the set or mix them up for unique looking fellows, complete with crinkly wings and rattle bellies. Littlies will love watching these toys wake up as they stack them together. No more sleep for you, guys!

With two play patterns in one, stacking and nesting, this baby toy is a perfect way for baby to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. You can buy direct from Little Tikes or find it in-store at Big W.

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6. Zippizap Balance Bike

Tots are in for a wheely good time this Christmas with a Zippizap balance bike!

Not only fantastic fun, the Zippizap is a revolutionary way to teach toddlers and young children to ride a bike without training wheels. The Zippizap is the world’s lightest balance bike, weighing just 1.9kg. This reduced weight means a safer, more nimble ride on toy that is also easier for you to carry when little legs get tired.

Designed in Australia from premium components, there’s a colour to suit every child’s personality, from pretty pink to racer red. The aluminium frame and forks come with a lifetime warranty to protect your investment. Let the riding begin!

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7. Silver Cross Pioneer 5 in 1 Dolls Pram

Your tot can stroll the streets in sweet style with the Silver Cross Pioneer 5 in 1 Dolls Pram ($119).

Play Like Mum’s exclusive Silver Cross dolls pram and pushchair collection is a dream for any child who loves to role-play – pretending to be just like mum and dad!

Silver Cross are renowned for their quality prams. Just like the real deal, the toy version doesn’t skimp on attention to detail. The super strong fabric and durable, solid frame will withstand pushing around a whole toy room of favourite dolls and soft toys.

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8. Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

All aboard the Paw Patrol Sea Patroller ($119), trouble is on the horizon at Adventure Beach!

Paw Patrol fans can play out their own magical adventures as they help Ryder save Baby Octopus by jumping aboard the Paw Patrol Sea Patroller (for use on dry land only).

Equipped with flashing lights, sounds and a detachable anchor, this rescue vehicle comes with everything you need to sail the (imaginative) high seas. Equipped with a helipad, a lifesaver launcher, as well as a handy crane and cage, there’s no place Ryder can’t go. The Paw Patrol Sea Patroller boat even transforms into a land vehicle for the ultimate convenience.

This ship can hold up to two vehicles, and comes with Ryder’s Rescue ATV. Load it into the Sea Patroller and use the front-opening ramp to send the Paw Patrol on a roll. Whether land, sea or air, the Paw Patrol will be there!

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9. SwimFin Rashie Gift Pack

Do you have kids who swim like fish, sharks or dolphins? The SwimFin Rashie Gift Pack ($65) is fantastic for kids who love the water!

Be all set for summer days spent pool or beach side with a SwimFin and an Earth Nymph Rashie. The SwimFin not only looks super fun, it’s a unique, self adjusting swimming aid for children aged 2 and above, of all sizes and swimming abilities. The SwimFin can be used while practicing all four swimming strokes AND can even help children learn to swim 30% faster!

The Earth Nymph rashie is just the ticket for warding off sun rays. With an SPS50+ rating, it’s awesome swimwear for the beach or pool. The SwimFin Rashie Gift Pack is gift boxed, ready to pop under the tree!

PLUS a special offer! Mum Central readers will receive a 15% discount off all purchases through the SwimFin online store, using the coupon code SFN at checkout.

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10. Little Tikes Fantastic Firsts Singing Sorter

The Little Tikes Fantastic Firsts Singing Sorter ($39) combines two favourite toys in one. It’s a shape sorter AND a pull toy that plays sweet tunes as it’s pulled.

The five easy-to-grasp blocks are fantastic for helping little ones learn to identify colours and shapes, all while having a whole lot of sorting fun. Not only is there sorting to do, this quirky and cute caterpillar with its melodic sounds encourages some serious toddling!

Pull toys are very simple to work with and help refine a baby’s gross and fine motor skills. Babies are encouraged to learn with fun sounds, bright colours and toys that move. Little Tikes has wrapped all these learning tools into a fun pull-toy caterpillar! You can buy direct from Little Tikes or find it in-store at Big W.Little Tikes Singing Sorter pull toy for toddlersmum central

11. TooshCoosh Toddler Tray

Let toddlers sit at the Christmas table for lunch without worrying about the mess with this brilliant TooshCosh Toddler Tray ($29.95). And the best bit? Once Christmas lunch is done, you can keep using it for mess-free meals all year!

Sporting a deep tray design with handy raised sides, kids plates stay within arms reach. And so does their mess and rolling peas! When off duty from meal times, the tray is fantastic for playing at the table.

The TooshCoosh Toddler Tray is designed to fit snug over the edge of the table or bench. Made from 100% food-grade melamine,  it’s both easy to wipe clean and dishwasher safe. YAY! The carefully-chosen graphics appeal to toddlers and provide a great learning tool and conversation point during the family meal times.

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Make sure to check our other Christmas gift guides, including gifts for babies and gifts for big kids.

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  1. Avatar of Maggie Huhtala
    Maggie HuhtalaReply

    Agree…it’s missing. I am entering this competition, as I am a Grandmother, hoping to win something for my 2 female grandchildren.

  2. Avatar of Isabel

    All these gifts are so great it will definitely be difficult to decide which to get for my little one. I love the cozy coupe it brings back good memories of my childhood!

  3. Avatar of Elizabeth

    You always have awesome competition and some great reviews .
    I like some of the advise ,
    Can I ask can we start a new part for kids with disabilities so parent can get advise or let other people know what there doing.
    Eg our Kiera born with no bottom she now has a mace .
    Or a few months ago Kiera said she could not do something because she has autism.
    Wow hang on a minute we said not true not true you are not allowed to say that .
    You can do that it might take you a little bit longer .
    She now does it .and she now know autism is no a excuse.

  4. Avatar of Taniel Hush
    Taniel HushReply

    Yay! Thanks for fixing the submission form mum central. Fingers crossed 🙂

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