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    Updated on 5 Dec 2019. Posted on 29 Nov 2019

    17 Kids Toys That Will Put A Smile On More Than One Child's Face This Christmas

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    It's the most wonderful time of year.

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    You know, aside from the fraternising with commoners at the toy store, getting trampled, the general chaos.

    Fortunately, angel children in hospitals around the country — the Amazon Playmakers — have road-tested many-a-toy this season, and came up with the Amazon Playmakers Holiday Toy Catalogue.

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    This list of 100 toys takes the guesswork out of choosing what to get your kid, nephew, niece or grandchild this Christmas — and for every purchase during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, Amazon Australia will donate $5 to the Starlight Children's Foundation.

    Here are 17 of our picks from the catalogue, sure to give your little ones (and others around the country) joy this holiday season.

    1. This Bo Peep doll, which is the perfect addition to the Toy Story gang of friends your kids currently have strewn across the floor.

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    Spoiler alert: Bo Peep is the best damn thing about Toy Story 4. This badass character saves herself in this story, and what better role model could we want for our kids? This figure stands just short of 18 centimetres and is perfect for encouraging story-telling and imagination.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $15.

    2. This Play-Doh Ice Cream Play Set that combines two of kids' favourite things – Play Doh and ice cream!

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    Each ice cream mould comes with two different Play-Doh colours — because which kid doesn't request for two scoops of ice cream? Even the accompanying packaging is fun — when opened, it looks like a freezer!

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $39.99.

    3. This LEGO Frozen set that will ensure "Let It Go" plays on in your house for many more months still.

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    A no-brainer, really. If, like my own children, yours have been playing Frozen on repeat for years and are eagerly anticipating the sequel, then this is the one for them. This set includes 701 pieces — enough for Elsa's ice palace, two sleds, Elsa, Anna, Olaf and new characters, Marshmallow and the four Snowgies.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $79.

    4. This classic Crayola set that is everything I ever wanted as a child (and still do).

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    This set of everyone's favourite crayon brand — non-toxic, vivid colours, smooth texture — comes with a built-in sharpener fitted into its box.

    Buy the set of 64 crayons from Amazon Australia for $6.

    5. This Battleship board game that has somehow been improved on since we were kids.

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    I don't know about you, but Battleship was one of my favourite board games growing up. Strategy, suspense — it had it all...or so I thought. This newest edition allows you to play solo (!) against the computer or against an opponent, with the added weapons of air raids and battle scans. Either way, voice commands and sound effects make this an exciting game for any child.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $62.29.

    6. This camera that is the perfect gift for every little budding artist.

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    This ergonomically-designed, easy-to-use camera takes both photos and videos. It comes with over 70 frames, stamps and effects — 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 from Amazon Australia for $69.

    7. This trampoline that is as much a gift for you as it is them.

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    My babies have a trampoline, and honestly? I love it as much, if not more, than them. Put your kid on this before their bedtime routine and enjoy the uninterrupted sleep at night. This one is UV-resistant and — with high-density safety pads and net — will allow kids to bounce around with no fear of harm.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $149.

    8. This slime-making kit that is the STEM-learning toy you've been looking for.

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    No use running from it — this is not the world we were raised in and life relies more and more on technological fluency. Enter Slime Lab — a young science kit that encourages experimentation and scientific thinking in little ones. It comes with a book outlining seven fun experiments, glow slime, glow bouncing putty (Flubber, anyone?), wiggly eyes and more.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $34.07.

    9. This wooden cookie play set for budding bakers.

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    No doubt your kid has a play kitchen and you've stocked it full of pots and pans, plates and utensils, fruits and veggies. Well, since it is the holiday season, what could be more suitable than treats hot from the oven? This wooden set comes with 12 sliceable cookies, 12 toppings, a knife, a spatula, cookie sheet and oven mitt.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $39.

    10. This telescope that will thrill budding astronomers and astronauts.

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    This handheld telescope magnifies objects up to 15 times their actual size — can't you just imagine your little one freaking over the size of the moon through this? It comes with a table-top tripod, so you don't have to worry about it rolling around the floor, which we both know would be the case otherwise.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $39.96.

    11. This interactive LEGO Star Wars set that is as close to having your own droid as it gets.

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    Construct and automate three different Star Wars droids, then take them on over 40 interactive missions! This Bluetooth-controlled tech 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 from Amazon Australia for $277.19.

    12. This construction zone rug that is just like the one you adored as a kid (and now, your offspring can too).

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    This 100cm x 91cm mat will keep little knees protected from hard tiles or floorboards during play and keep hands and minds busy for hours. It is machine-washable and designed with a skid-proof backing. Plus, with three included construction trucks, they'll find it easy to while away the hours come Christmas morning.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $41.62.

    13. This versatile trike that will take your child from their earliest, assisted ride through to independent pedalling.

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    As a toddler, your child can put their feet up on the retractable footrest, sit between padded safety rails and in a harness, as you direct the detachable push bar. Then, as a preschooler, remove the attachments and let them drive — though, not to worry, as the trike is fitted with parking brakes on both rear wheels should you need them!

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $179.

    14. This mini ping pong toy if your garage won't fit a full-sized table.

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    This brilliant toy will exercise your kid's coordination without taking up precious floor space. Play solo or in competition with friends, and up the intensity with lights and sound — more thrilling than the original game from which it's based, if you ask me.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $25.

    15. This LEGO Hagrid's Hut set that you will, no doubt, not mind helping assemble.

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    Straight from everyone's favourite Harry Potter book (don't @ me, you know Prisoner of Azkaban is the shit), this Hagrid's Hut set depicts the moment Harry, Hermione and Ron set Buckbeak free before his execution. The set comes with a 2-section woodland hut, a pumpkin patch, the executioner, Minister of Magic, Buckbeak, Hagrid — and of course, Harry, Hermione and Ron.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $78.30.

    16. This light up tracing pad that is perfect for encouraging creative anywhere, at any time.

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    Sure, you might run the risk of your little one drawing at bed time. But with the ability to trace over 100 pieces of art work, and learn different drawing techniques, can you blame them? Ultra-thin and light, they'll take it everywhere with them.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $41.05.

    17. And finally, this Connect 4 Shots that proves even the best ideas can be improved on.

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    So, I know it's generally accepted that, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", but the team at Connect 4 went ahead, tried and succeeded anyway. Your favourite childhood game now uses balls instead of discs — and instead of sliding in place, you attempt to throw four of your colours in a row. Try to stop the squeals of excitement when your kid has their mates over.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $22.

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