Top toys and gifts for kids this Christmas from Australia Post

Looking for some inspiration for kids’ toys this Christmas? From stocking-fillers for your little ones to gifts for your nieces and nephews, the Australia Post Shop has you covered.

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what to pop under the tree for all the little ones in your life. If you haven’t already, now’s the time to write out a list of all the kids you want to buy gifts for and start hunting for the perfect pressies.

Whether you’re playing Santa and need to find toys that will fit down the chimney, or you’ve got grandchildren you want to spoil with fun toys and games, the Australia Post Shop has you covered with a great range of gifts for kids. From toys for tiny tots, to telescopes for the curious, and books they can enjoy all summer long, check out our latest catalogue or browse online for inspiration.

Not sure where to start? If you’re stuck for ideas, read on for our pick of the top toys and gifts for kids this Christmas.

Delight them with Disney classics

It’s every child’s dream to visit Disneyland, right? For most of us, though, Christmas budgets don’t stretch to include a trip to California or Tokyo. If only! Instead of a trip to Disneyland, you could give your kids the (almost) next best thing—Disney-themed toys.

To encourage imaginary play, the retro Minnie Mouse Toy Phone is our favourite (think old school, with dial-up numbers). Or, you could opt for these cute and cuddly Disney Preschool Plush Toys (gift your little one the whole gang for the ultimate collection!). 

Space ranger Buzz Lightyear has been enjoying his time in the spotlight this year, making this Disney Lightyear Magnetic Sketch Pad a winner for kids who love this legendary Toy Story hero. 

Spark their curiosity with educational toys 

Toys that help develop social skills, encourage problem solving, and spark creativity or curiosity are always a winner. Educational toys stand the test of time—kids will still likely be immersed in their new science gadget or craft activity long after the other toys have been tossed aside. 

For budding scientists, a Chemistry Experiment Set or a Crystal Growing Kit both make for great gifts. Or, for something super special, how about this Telescope with Tripod to help young astronomers find new constellations?

The Australia Post Shop is a great place to stock up on craft gear too, with competitive prices on everything from pencils and markers to playdough and putty. 

See more of our educational toys here, or read this article for more ideas about choosing the right educational toys.

Provide hours of fun with jigsaws and board games 

With a seemingly endless summer stretching ahead of them, kids will love the opportunity to kick back in the cool of the living room or their bedroom with a fun board game or puzzle. With the kids completely absorbed, parents will love the peace and quiet, too. 

For primary school kids, Avocado Smash is a fast-paced game of quick-thinking fun. General Knowledge Quiz is a great one to pull out and play around the dinner table. These classic Grab & Go games make for great stocking fillers. Or, for the little ones, how about gifting them their very first set of Dominoes?

In the jigsaw puzzle department, there are plenty of 500-piece and 1000-piece puzzles to chip away at over the summer holidays. Harry Potter fans will love this Hogwarts Jigsaw Puzzle. Or, for puzzling with a twist, you could give them a Scented Jigsaw Puzzle or a crafty Crystal Jigsaw Puzzle

Promote playtime with dolls and action figures

Add some new characters to your children’s toy box and watch the imaginary play unfold. Everyone’s favourite canines Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli come to life in these cute figurines—or you could go wild with these lifelike jungle animals. Older kids will love saving the day with these Batman Figures or getting their glitz on with these Sparkle Girlz Dolls

Stuff the stocking with a soft toy

Nothing says ‘cute and cuddly’ more than a plush toy. And the Australia Post Shop has soft toys to suit all tastes. From the super-popular PJ Pals and Playful Puppy Pals to classic characters from the Warner Bros Studio or Harry Potter, there are options galore to add to the kids’ stockings.

Nurture a love of reading with a good book

Books are a brilliant gift for kids, helping to nurture a life-long love of reading. Browse our online shelves to find a children’s book that your kids haven’t read before—we’ve got loads of classic kids’ picture books and newer titles to choose from. 

Why not introduce them to the wonders of First Nations stories? Check out our definitive list of must-read Indigenous children’s books to get some inspiration, including one of our favourites, ‘Moli det bigibigi’ meaning ‘Molly the pig’! Or, add some classic Aussie picture books to the kids’ library with this great value four-title book pack.

After all the presents have been unwrapped and a big Christmas meal has been enjoyed, read their new book with them before bedtime. 

Get more gift inspiration at the Australia Post Shop

From books to kitchenware, check out the Australia Post shop for all your gift ideas and enjoy free standard shipping on all orders $30+.