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The ultimate gift guide for kids of all ages

If you’re a parent with school age kids, you’ll attest to the birthday parties almost every weekend and the last-minute dash to the shops to find yet another kids’ birthday present without a clue as to what to get them. The good news is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to give a great gift and if you’re all out of ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you need a gift for a toddler, a primary schooler or a young teen, we’ve got a range of gift ideas for kids of all ages that will appeal to their interests, spark their imagination and provide hours of fun and entertainment.

Gifts for kids 1-2 years old

Pretend play toys, wooden toys or fun and colourful bath toys make for great gift ideas that toddlers will get plenty of fun and use out of. When it comes to a classic gift for a toddler, you can’t go past a great story book, whether it’s a box set or a few you’ve carefully chosen for them. If you’re after a more unique gift idea, consider a cute night light. Try Adairs and Kmart.

Gifts for kids 3-4 years old

Three-year-olds have reached preschool age and may be ready for toys that match their developing skills. This is a great age to introduce toys that encourage taking turns, like simple board games or memory games. You can find these at Kmart. Preschoolers also come with a lot of energy, so any toy that encourages physical movement and activity will also be a winner.

Gifts for 5-8 years old

From crayons and jumbo chalk sets to sticker books and colouring in books, let their imagination run free with creative gifts that will keep them entertained for hours. A toy, book or merchandise featuring characters from their favourite TV show, whether it be Bluey, Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig or Pokémon, is sure to be a big hit too. At this age, kids will show a keen interest in particular things, popular options include LEGO, cars & vehicles, dinosaurs, unicorns, or craft. Consider a gift that aligns to their current obsession for a gift idea they’re sure to love. Check out Cotton on Kids, LEGO® Certified Store and Kmart.

Gifts for kids 9 – 12 years old

For pre-teens, gifts that are more project-based, like building models, bracelet making sets, or assembling robots are not only fun, but challenging too. Look to the activities they enjoy doing or something that might ignite a passion for some great gift ideas. Try EB Games, Kmart and Smiggle.

Gifts for kids 13-16 years old

Young teenagers can be hard to buy for, but it's at this age that they look for ways to express themselves and start to show an interest in certain areas. Are they aspiring athletes, artists, musicians, scientists, chefs or fashion designers? This is a good starting place when considering what gift to get them. From cool headphones and instant cameras to jewellery and skincare, all are extremely popular with teens which make them winning gifts. Try JB Hi – Fi, The Body Shop, Rebel Sport, Lovisa and Timezone.

Still can’t decide on the perfect kids’ gift? Treat them to a Westfield Gift Card and let them choose a gift they’ll love.

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