We don’t ever take for granted how lucky we are to be able to try out some of the newest and best kids toys, gadgets and devices on offer. We’ve taken our favourites from 2023 and added them below as a quick guide to what will be on your kids Christmas wish lists this year. We’ve tried to include a wide range of products suitable for all sorts of kids interests and budgets. We’ve also included links for where to buy online, so you can sit back, take a scroll and get a good chunk of your Christmas shopping done online! You’re welcome!

Springfree® Trampoline

If you’re after a Christmas gift for the whole family and one that will be used well into the new year and beyond, how about a trampoline?
And if you’ve been thinking about getting one don’t look further than a Springfree® Trampoline. Not only are they THE ONLY trampoline to pass (for the third consecutive time) Australian Safety Standards (AS 4989:2015) an accolade no other trampoline brand has achieved they’re also available in a range of sizes AND SHAPES including round, oval and square. So you can find one to fit almost any space in your front or backyard.
There’s some great pre Christmas sales and deals available and they also offer flexible payment options so you can order now and pay it off. There’s also free delivery Australia wide AND an installation option if DIY ain’t your thing.

To browse the full range of Springfree® Trampolines and order online visit their website

Scouts Ultimate Activity Guide

The Scouts SA Ultimate Activity Guide is set to keep kids entertained with over 200 pages of intriguing Scouts facts, top tips, recipes, experiments, jokes, games, real stories and activities spanning eight chapters including:

● Splashtastic – Dive into a world of our planet’s most special resource: Water!
● Adventures – Embrace the excitement of new experiences
● Extreme – Push the limits with thrill seeking activities.
● Construct & Create – If you can dream it, you can build it!
● Camp it Out – The essentials of camping and enjoying the outdoors.
● Community – Give and gain as you interact with like-minded groups.
● Creativity – Get creative and build the world around you.
● Our Environment – Reasons we should give back to our environment.

$34.95 available online here

Funky Monkey Bars

Yes they’re a major item BUT if you’re looking for something to keep the kids outside and active Funky Monkey Bars are your answer. Start with a basic kit and add to it, or go all out with something huge you can find a kit to suit your family. We’ve had ours for almost 5 years and they’re still used almost daily. 

click here to read our full review

VTech Kidizoom Duo FX

The next gen of the much loved Kidizoom Duo Camera is here! Creative kids can unleash their talents with this new Kidizoom Duo FX camera – it takes fantastic photos and videos with a high-resolution 8 megapixel* camera or switching to fun selfies with a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera. Kids can create impressive portraits or panoramic photos and videos with the live AR face filters and fun photo effects. Enjoy loads of audio fun recording their voice and applying funny effects too; play any of the five games on their own or with friends, exploring the Chin Puppet Theatre and Cartoon Studio, and activate the MP3 music player for background tunes to all their photographic fun. Parental controls allow adults to switch off games and set time limits. The hardware supports MicroSD cards up to 32GB (not included).
*Interpolated from 5MP sensor resolution.

Kidizoom Duo FX is suitable for children aged 3-9 years and is available in blue and pink now at Myer, Big W, Target, good toy stores and online retailers.

find it here

Play Pouch

OK here’s a gift that you’ll love just as much as the kids! Play Pouch will be your storage saviour in 2024.
Not only a brilliant solution for those endless LEGO® bricks lying around the house, a Play Pouch is also great for dolls, toy cars, train sets, arts and crafts pretty much anything you’re sick of stepping on or over!
We really love this Barbie Play Pouch. Big enough to fit Barbie, all her friends, her car, her tractor and all of her teeny tiny accessories all in one neat spot!

Play Pouch are made from durable materials with a range of colours and prints including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher Price®Little People®and Thomas & Friends TM.
Play more and pack up less! Sounds like a great idea to us!

Shop online at www.playpouch.com.au

Oskars Wooden Ark

Oskar’s Wooden Ark are an Adelaide based online store who sell the most divine range of high quality and handmade educational wooden toys including building blocks, creative puzzles, a huge range of gorgeous hand carved animal figures, toys that rattle and for grasping, stacking, sorting, teddy bears that become family heirlooms and so much more. Be prepared to spend a LONG time gushing on their website, it’s full of beautiful gift ideas that will last a lifetime.


Crazy Socks from Madmia

Not only do they sell the cutest range of Christmas socks, Madmia sell crazy socks for all occasions. Unicorns, ninjas, animals, Barbie, LOL and more! A great stocking stuffer.

available online here

Bazinga Trading Cards & Collectibles

If you haven’t yet visited this hidden gem in Munno Para, put it on your Christmas shopping schedule now!

Whether you have a sports fan, movie geek or gamer in the house, you’ll find something unique at Bazinga to fill their Christmas stocking with! They stock a huge range of trading cards, merchandise, memorabilia, funko pops and other novelties.

While you are there, have a go on the arcade games!

Check out their websitefor products and opening hours.

Ugly Swan x KiA Gift Pack

Ugly Swan Scream-Free Brushes gently detangle hair on even the most sensitive scalps. Uniquely designed for Ugly Swan with natural boar bristles that ease your natural scalp oils down to condition your hair while soft, large-dipped nylon pins detangle without scratching or pulling on the scalp. Designed by three talented Adelaide Mums, these brushes are absolutley sensational and loved by every one who tries them. If you know, you know. Grab a pack for Christmas!

We’ve teamed up with the team at Ugly Swan and put together a special KIA combo pack with our favourite Ugly Swan products AND it comes with a discount AND Free Shipping!

Set includes:
1 Maxi Brush Latte
+ 1 Baby Brush Mermaid
+ 1 Wet Brush
+ 1 Unicorn Tie Dye Lilac Microfibre Hair Towel
Normally $160.85 but use the discount code “kia” and you’ll get it all for $125.10 and FREE SHIPPING!

Click the link below to grab one and a your 10% discount will be automatically applied at checkout OR if you want to share with your friends, tell them to use KIA for 10% off.


Oh Flossy Kids Makeup

Do your kids love role play and dress ups?

Oh Flossy’s range of  non-toxic, natural play makeup you can feel safe letting your little one explore and play with makeup without worrying about what it is doing to their precious skin. The best thing is it washes off so easily with water, so there is no harsh scrubbing needed when playtime is finished! All of their products are hand made in Australia using natural and vegan ingredients. There’s face paint, eyeshadow, lipstick, nail polish and plenty of glitter (bio glitter of course!)

They also have a great selection of make up and facepaint sets and cute accessories to make up a super cute Christmas gift for someone.

Shop the range at ohflossy.com

Kidsplay Crafts

Perfect for stocking stuffers, the art and craft range at Kidsplay Crafts is HUGE. Everything from beads to bio glitter, pipe cleaners to plaster painting, shrink art to sequins to slime and EVERYTHING in between.
Shop online at https://bit.ly/kidsplaycrafts and get 20% off when you use the code KIA20


Here’s a great gift idea for those hard to buy for teens and tweens. Nanoleaf Elements, Shapes and Lines bring together smart technology and bespoke lighting for the coolest bedroom around. Transform your space with multi-sensory experiences like touch interactions, real-time music sync, screen mirror, and more. Customise and create your own Scenes and Playlists in the Nanoleaf App.

The Nanoleaf range is available from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Bunnings

LEGO Minifigure Jigsaw Puzzle

Lego Minifigures and a Puzzle in one!
A great gift for the LEGO lover in your family, and something to keep them busy in the summer holidays! Yes Please!!

$39.95 from Adventure Awaits

Byk Bike

If you’ve got a little one looking to master bike riding in 2024 look no further than a Byk bike. Do not underestimate how much a decent bike will help your kid to learn to ride a bike. The ByK E-350 is suitable for riders aged 3-6 who are between 95-117 cms tall. So it’s a great starting point to first learn to ride, and then last long enough for them to get a good couple of years out of before it’s time to upgrade. It’s available in single speed, 3 speed internal geared and mountain model and also in a range of colours so you can really choose the bike that is going to suit your child. It also comes with training wheels if you want to use them.

click here to find out more

Leapfrog Magic Adventures Telescope.

Discover things that are out of this world with the Leapfrog Magic Adventures Telescope.

The 110x zoom on this real telescope will have them exploring the moon at night and all sorts of nature during the day. And if they find something amazing they can capture and save photos of what they see to show you later. There’s interactive games, space fact cards and over 100 videos and images courtesy of NASA and the European Space Agency to deepen space knowledge as kids explore the solar system, the Moon, star life cycles, constellations, space discoveries and more.

Looking at something amazing? Capture and save pictures of what you see. Time to game! Hop in a spacecraft and travel to different locations in the solar system to power on satellites and reboot robots. Twenty Cosmic Cards in their own storage box are included and feature detailed images of objects in space on one side, and exciting space facts on the back.

Magic Adventures Telescope is suitable for children from 5 years and is available at Big W, Target, Myer, good toy stores and online retailers.

RRP $179.95

VTech Kidizoom Duo FX Camera

Creative kids can unleash their talents with this new Kidizoom Duo FX camera – it takes fantastic photos and videos with a high-resolution 8 megapixel* camera or switching to fun selfies with a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera. Kids can create impressive portraits or panoramic photos and videos with the live AR face filters and fun photo effects. Enjoy loads of audio fun recording their voice and applying funny effects too!

Great for kids aged 3-9.

Available in blue and pink at Myer, Big W, Target, good toy stores and online retailers.

RRP $89.95

Electronic Learning Toys from VTech and Leapfrog

If you’re already a parent, chances are you’ve already heard about the range of Learning Toys from VTech and Leapfrog. What we didn’t know was how HUGE their range of toys is! Suitable for newborns right up to 9 years old their toys are innovative, educational and high quality. We’ve tried and tested quite a number of products from these two brands and all of our favourites can be found on the link below.

click here for our favourite VTech and Leapfrog toys

Cra-Z-Art Softee Dough Multi Sparkling Mermaid Styling Salon

The Cra-Z-Art Softee Dough Multicolor Sparkling Mermaid Styling Salon is an absolute hit with my creative 4-year-old! Offering endless hours of imaginative play and sensory exploration that has quickly become a favourite in our household.

The super-soft, pliable dough is easy for little hands to mold, shape, and style. The set is suitable for children aged 3 and up, and it’s great for both solo play and playdates. It’s not only a fun toy but also a wonderful tool for creative expression, fine motor skills development, and even basic color mixing and STEM learning. Plus, it’s mermaids – need we say more?! 

available now from Big W, Mr Toys, Toymate, and Toyworld

The Fuzzies

The Fuzzies is a game about creating gravity-defying towers out of fuzzy little balls.
Draw a card a remove that color of fuzzy using either tweezers or your fingers but you can not get out of your seat. Stick it anywhere higher on the tower.
If you are successful then the next player goes but if any balls drop, you must draw cards equal to the number of balls dropped and do the challenge on your next turn (e.g. remove a Fuzzy while covering your eye).

The game ends when someone oafishly knocks over the tower. That player is the loser, everyone else wins!
Suitable for ages: 6+ years / Players: 2-4+

Available from Target, JBHiFi and from online toy stores.


If arts and crafts are on your Christmas shopping list this year consider shopping local and buying online from Eco Crayons.

Their gorgeous range of crayons, paints and craft kits are eco friendly, plant based and non toxic. The colour pigments are pure botanical and both the crayons and paint are coloured with plants, vegetables, roots, spices and flowers. All of the art materials are food grade and taste safe. No primary colours here just beautiful natural shades to make those special artworks.

Pick up a crayon pack, powdered paint starter kit or even an Eco Christmas Craft Kit.

Get 20% off storewide using the code 20off


Nateve Hooded Towel

Calling all beach families, swimming families, boating families and actually just anyone with kids who love the water……..but also like to get dry and warm quickly after.
You might already know that we’re big fans of the quick try towel here at KiA. They dry in minutes, they’re lightweight, they roll up small to fit in your bag and best of all sand doesn’t stick to them – no more bringing home 15kgs of sand after a trip to the beach!

Check out the range and buy online at

Sports Fever Jewellery

Here’s a great gift idea for the super fan in your family. Sports Fever Jewellery stock a range of jewellery items for your favourite sports teams. Whether it’s AFL, NRL, Netball, Soccer you’ll find a bracelet charm, earrings or pendant necklace for your team. And yes, they have Crows and Port available.

Sports Fever Jewellery  is made from solid Sterling Silver (925) with an enamel coating and rhodium plating.

click here to find your team and shop online

Squishmallows Take 4 Card Game

Featuring an exclusive Squishmallow! The Squishmallows Squad get competitive in this quick-thinking card game.
In each round, 4 cards are placed face-up in the center of the group. Grow your squad as fast as possible by collecting 4 different Squishmallows Squad Cards. Be the first to build a full Squishmallows Squad to win!
Includes the EXCLUSIVE Benny Plush! Get yours today!

2-4 players / ages 9+

Whatsie Playcouch

The Whatsie Play Couch is the hottest toy this year!

Part sofa, part toy – Whatsie creates soft play furniture that encourages children to use their imagination and creativity. Whether it’s a castle, an obstacle course, a fort, boat, slide and so much more, the Whatsie inspires hours of screen-free, open-ended play!

Machine washable, built to last and loved by hundreds of Aussie familes, the Whatsie Play Couch is 100% worth the investment this Christmas!

Click here to read our full review
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Herd Mentality

This is a party game for families, friends and cow rustlers. The aim of the game is simple: think like the herd and write down the same answers as your friends.
If your answer is part of the majority, you’ll win cows. Yeehaw! If everyone else writes an answer that is matched by at least one other person, but yours is the odd one out, then you land the angry Pink Cow, and your herd of cows is worthless until you can offload it onto someone else. The first player to collect eight cows wins.

Available at Kmart and online toy stores

Suitable for kids aged 10+ years

Nitro Deck Professional Handheld Deck for Nintendo® Switch™

Take the Nintendo® Switch™ to the next level with a Nitro Deck. Whether you’re playing at home or on the go, casually or competitively, Nitro Deck delivers the responsiveness and precision you need to enjoy your favorite games comfortably, for longer. This is a great Christmas gift for the gamer in your family.

Available from JB Hi-Fi. EB Games, Big W, The Gamesmen

Getting Lost

Getting Lost is a present that the whole family will love! It takes you on an adventure and will have you exploring your own backyard, neighbourhood or even all over the world!

The concept is simple – appoint a ‘Card Reader’, shuffle the deck and start doing what the ‘Misdirection Cards’ say. You might get instructions like “turn left at the next servo”, “drive to an old workplace”, drive in the direction the wind is blowing” or you could get cards such as “stop for a treat”, “pick some flowers” or “play on the nearest playground”. Who knows where you will end up or what you’ll end up doing?!

There are many decks to choose from including Aussie Edition, Cycling, Walking, Girls Road Trip and heaps more. We had so much fun on our Getting Lost adventures – can’t wait for the next one!

Click here to read our full Getting Lost review.

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