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    15 Gifts Your Kids Won't Put Down Come Christmas Morning

    Not going to lie, I want to play with half these things.

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    It’s Christmas time! And that means lots of shopping – and bloody awful crowds. Fortunately for you, we’ll be flooding our pages with gift guides this month, so keep an eye out for more here.

    1. This plush doll royal family, which would certainly make my daughters squeal with excitement upon sight.


    This family of rag-style dolls is wonderfully-detailed – knitted-texture hair, soft and flexible bodies (perfect for taking to bed) and pastel, dreamy colours. Perfect for imaginative play.

    Buy the set of four for $49 from Target.

    2. This Green Toys Cookware and Dining Set that is made from 100% recycled plastic.


    If your child does not have toy cookware, cutlery and plates yet, I really recommend you get on that – few things encourages pretend play more. This set includes a pot with lid, frying pan, four plates, four bowls, four bowls and four cups, four knives, four forks and four spoons. Best of all – it is dishwasher safe and made purely from recycled plastic.

    Buy the set of 27 pieces for $50.84 from Amazon Australia.

    3. This, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Illustrated Edition – because you've been looking for a reason to read it again.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed / Via Bloomsbury, Amazon / Via Bloomsbury

    I know some people have been holding out for their kids to be old enough to read the original paperbacks (I am people) – but honestly, why wait, when these bad boys are available?! Gloriously illustrated, with all the words that captured the world's imagination, this is unsurprisingly Amazon's number one bestselling paranormal fantasy book for children.

    Buy for $29.25 from Amazon Australia.

    4. This NERF Elite Titan CS-50 Blaster, which is the strongest, biggest blaster to ever hit shelves.


    Not going to lie, it's a bit intimidating – which is why you know they'll love it. This monster of a blaster fires a massive 50 darts in quick succession, perfect for that rough-housing you said you were going to start encouraging your tech-addicted kids to do.

    Buy for $99 from Amazon Australia.

    5. This TuffNutz Helmet that will keep your little rebel safe and let them express their personality.


    Suitable for kids five years and up, this bike helmet is perfect for your peace of mind – and just look at it. I mean, I would want to wear that thing. It is fitted with adjustable starps, cooling vents – and most importantly, a shock-absorbing EPS inner shell.

    Buy for $29 from Kmart.

    6. This Take Heart, Take Action picture book, which will teach more than colours and shapes.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed / Via Hachette Australia

    This gem of a book is the perfect tool for parents wanting to raise socially-conscious youngsters, but not sure of how to start. Using simple learning words, soothing colours and simple shapes, this timely book impresses the importance of saving water, showing compassion, raising your voice. Need a bit more guidance? The book ends with simple explainers for parents to read aloud and discuss with their littlies.

    Buy the hardcover edition for $25.72 from Amazon Australia.

    7. This Star Wars Remote-Controlled D-O Toy, which best be bought now, before the new movie hits cinemas next week.


    Right, so what I know about this little guy is we meet him in "The Rise Of Skywalker" and he becomes fixated on BB-8 – and I mean, that's all I need to know. If, like me, your kid is keen as for the latest instalment of the Star Wars films, they'll be rapt unwrapping this remote-controlled droid figure, complete with sound effects.

    Buy for $68 from Amazon Australia.

    8. This LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander Kit – because this is the closest any of us will ever get to building our own droids.


    I told you I was excited about the new movie. Construct and automate three different Star Wars droids, then take them on over 40 interactive missions with this LEGO set. This Bluetooth-controlled toy comes with the LEGO BOOST Star Wars app, from which movement of your child's creations are possible. Your kidlet (and let's be honest, probably you) will love this way of picking up simple coding.

    Buy for $277.19 from Amazon Australia.

    9. This rainbow water sprinkler that will add some whimsy to your backyard water games.


    If, like my kids, your children/nephews/nieces/neighbour's dog spends all summer in the backyard by the pool, this is the gift for them. Simply inflate with a low pressure pump (the sort you use on an inflatable mattress) and hook up the garden hose for hours of fun.

    Buy for $19 from Kmart.

    10. This LEGO DUPLO Disney Pixar's Toy Story Train Set, which I will 100% be playing with Christmas morning.


    Your child will recognise this Wild West adventure from the opening scene from Toy Story 3 – and now, with their own Woody and Buzz, can get up to their own mischief. This set comes with the two figures, a train, cargo, a cactus, a lasso and dynamite.

    Buy for $20 from Amazon Australia.

    11. This VTech Duo Camera – because few things have sparked my kids' imagination more than their cameras.


    This ergonomically-designed, easy-to-use camera takes both photos and videos. It comes with over 70 frames, stamps and effects β€” ideal for encouraging your little one's imagination and creativity. If that weren't enough, it also has five built-in games with parental controls. Good luck separating your kid from this come Christmas morning.

    Buy for $69 from Amazon Australia.

    12. This, The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas Eve – because chances are, the original is their absolute favourite bedtime story.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed / Via Penguin Random House

    This glossy board book follows the Very Hungry Caterpillar through a cosy home on a very snowy night. We encounter a mouse, a dog and other sweet creatures – but where is Father Christmas? I'm looking very much to reading this to my kids on Christmas Eve.

    Buy for $12.99 from Dymocks.

    13. This wooden cupcake playset that is just about the most adorable addition to a play kitchen I've ever seen.


    I intended to go on a lengthier spiel about this gorgeous cupcake stand and treats – but I think the sheer cuteness of the above photo and price alone should do the trick.

    Buy for $9 (!) from Target.

    14. This Monopoly Speed Edition – which unlike the longest lasting Monopoly game ever played (70 straight days!), can be played under 10 minutes.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    This edition allows all players to roll and buy at the same time, so no one has to wait their turn to make a move! For four speedy rounds, you race against a timer to buy, trade and sell properties faster than your mates – not to mention there are two GO spaces and players escape jail free every time. I am here for the post-Christmas lunch game madness.

    Buy for $20 from Amazon Australia.

    15. And finally, this set of Disney Pixar's Frozen II characters, that was 100% on your list already.


    No gift guide for kids this year is going to be without some Frozen II merch. These Elsa, Anna and Olaf dolls are set to be your kid's constant companions – until the next Frozen movie comes out, let's be honest.

    Buy for $99.99 from Amazon Australia.

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