Christmas gift buying guide for kids

I love shopping for outfits for the kids at Christmas. It’s a great opportunity to purchase gifts that the kids will love whilst updating their wardrobes for the year to come.

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Threads on trend

Retailers seem to always bring out super cute outfits in the lead-up-to Christmas. With the new summer season approaching, you can always find shorts, tops and dresses. Also be sure to look out for accessories like sunglasses, bags, hats and jewellery. Accessories can make great stocking fillers!

Here are my top four picks for kids’ threads.

Get Summer ready

The summer school holidays are all about heading to the beach and the pool with the kids. Swimwear is a great gift option and pool toys are always a hit. Our summers are frequently filled with trips to the beach, so outdoor gear is always at the top of my list for Christmas. My girls love getting new cozzies and accessories too.

The best books

Whilst they may not be at the top of their letters to Santa, books make beautiful Christmas presents for kids. My kids love to read and I love to read with them – there’s nothing better than curling up with the family for story-time before bed.

If you’re stuck for ideas, AusPost has heaps of book packs from your favourite Australian authors and characters the kids will love. These keepsakes are not just bookshelf staples, the beautiful illustrations will encourage the kids to keep reading over the summer holidays as well. Plus they’re only $16.99! Some of my favourites are:

The Hairy Maclary Hardback Book Pack
The Peppa Pig Book Pack
The Peter Rabbit Book Pack
The Dr Seuss Book Pack
The Mem Fox Book pack


Soft and Cuddly

Children love soft and cuddly teddies, dolls and animals. Plush toys are not just for babies; my eldest, Bella (who is now 8), will still grab a doll or mermaid to cuddle in bed. Mums tend to keep these too as keepsakes too so soft and cuddly pressies are always a winner.

Have you heard about Shipster?

Christmas is my favourite time of year, but it can also be an expensive time of year. I always have my eye out for sales and try to get as much shopping done online as possible to keep costs down where I can. Well, with all of the great merchants listed above, you can get free shipping on eligible purchases* with Shipster! You can try it for two months free, just in time for all your Christmas shopping.

Want to know how it works? Use your email address to sign up with Shipster, shop online with participating retailers, and then enter your registered email address to prove you're a member. Now watch your shipping costs disappear!

After your two month free trial, you pay only $6.95 per month and you can cancel anytime. Shipster works for purchases over $25 from heaps of online stores when shipping costs don’t exceed $20, you can see the full store directory here and there’s even more on the way!

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Please note all prices listed were correct at the time of writing. All items were in stock at the time of writing. Please check the merchant site for full details when you purchase.