Need a bit of help Christmas shopping for your kids in Adelaide? Here’s a few of our favourite local businesses, brands and products we’ve tried out this year. Lots of toys for indoor and outdoor play, useful gifts for teens and tweens and even something for us mums and dads! Adding just ONE thing from this list will put some extra $$ into the pocket of an S.A owned small business for Christmas and that’s a win/win for everyone right?

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

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 the Barbie Play Pouch which is big enough for Barbie, all of her friends, the car AND all of her accessories…..all packed away together in one place. 

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!

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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.

Spread Kindness with The Pass It On Series

The Pass It On Series  was created by Daniella & Vince – two talented South Aussies with a passion for spreading kindness and encouraging others to ‘pass it on!’.

They have self published three beautiful children’s books that will make the perfect Christmas gift this year – ‘Nonna Lives Here‘ explores the hard to talk about topic of death in a beautiful way for children to understand, ‘A Piece Of Happy‘ encourages children to think about others and what they can do to make others happy and their latest book ‘A Sprinkle Of Kindness‘ serves as a sister book to ‘A Piece Of Happy‘ to get kids thinking about being kind to others.

These books are beautifully written with powerful messages and their stunning illustrations make reading them an absolute delight for people of all ages. After all, we can always use a reminder to be a bit kinder, right?

Grab them online here and be sure to also check out their range of bookmarks, poem cards and insprirational quote cards.

Buy from a Kidpreneur!

Adelaide has some talented future business leaders who are already running their own businesses at the age of 8 years old! Amazing! 

Consider shopping from one of these Kidpreneurs this Christmas – you’ll be supporting their dreams, plus so many of them donate a percentage of their profits to charity. How great is that?!

Click here to read our Kidpreneur feature – it includes everything from candles to earrings, clothing, lip balms and even toilet sprays! 

Eco Crayons

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

Ugly Swan Scream Free Brushes

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!

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Activity Boxes from Love Lee Finds & Designs

Themed Activity boxes for kids aged 4-9. Jam packed with goodies to keep your kids busy for hours! Each box contains a selections of items including crafts, stickers, tattoos, toys, puzzles, activity books, pencils, bubbles and more.
Available in dinosaur, mermaid, unicorn, superhero, bug and insect and a special Christmas themed box.

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 website for products and opening hours.

Wild Coral Creations

You are guaranteed to find a fantastic gift from Wild Coral Creations – they can customise absolutely anything in her range to make it truly unique. Add a name, a favourite quote, something motivational, anything you like! Choose your colour, font and whether you want glitter (you do) and you’re done!

Wild Coral Creations creates everything from tops, hoodies, stickers, decals, drink bottles, pencil cases, mugs and HEAPS more. Jump onto her website to have a browse!

If you aren’t quite sure what you are after or what kind of customised design you need, just contact Tash and she will be more than happy to help you out!

Order online via her website or check out her Facebook or Instagram for gift inspo!

Helen's Mini Worlds

Helen’s Mini Worlds is a beautiful store in the heart of the city where you can buy indoor plants, giftware or best of all – have a go on their Make Your Own Terrarium Station and make your own Terrarium to gift with love!

They have a huge range of products to suit just about anyone!

Click here to check out their website. 

Kytons Bakery

If you have a sweet tooth in the family, why not grab them something delicious from Kytons Bakery to wake up to on Christmas morning?

They have some great options in their Christmas range, including their Choc Chip Santa Houses (delicious AND fun to make!), fruit cake, Christmas pudding and star cookies, or of course you can grab something from their traditional range such as their famous lamingtons!

The way to someone’e heart is through their stomach right? There’s no better option than Kytons at Christmas! Yum.

Check out the range via their website and pickup your goodies at their Edwardstown bakery.

Menz Gifting

Personally, I would be pretty stoked to wake up to find Fruchocs or any of the delicious Menz products in my Christmas stocking!! They have made Christmas easy with their range of Gift Boxes & gift ideas.

Whether the sweet tooth in your life loves Fruchocs, fruit & nut chocolate, Violet Crumbles or even Crown Mints, there is a gift pack for them! It’s not just yummy treats either – for true Fruchoc fans, you can buy a plushie Mr Fruchoc, a Fruchoc hat or even hoodie!

Check out their Gift Range on the Menz website. 

Willow Bay

Here’s an Adelaide owned business where you can shop online for the whole family. Willow Bay Australia are a female owned, South Australian brand with a great and functional range of gym bags, every day totes, latptop bags, vintage-inspired designs and even a best-selling nappy bag.

Their signature and washable neoprene fabric is used throughout most of their bag designs, with other fabrics like vegan leather also used.

They also have a very cute little kids range, we have the iPad which has been fantastic.

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@Lenswood Pick Your Own Apples Gift Voucher

Gift your family the gift of experience this Christmas. Get them out in the Adelaide Hills, soaking up the serenity and learning about where their food comes from.

Get them picking their own apples with the family!

Entry for 4 people +
4kg of apples
= $39 (BYO bag)

This includes all of the farm inclusions, Apple Row Mini Golf, Kids Scavenger Hunt, Tractors to play on, Learn about how apples are grown, Sandpit and with more inclusions always being added. AND an onsite Cafe for locally produced lunch items!

@Lenswood Pick Your Own will even send out your voucher to your loved one and can write a personalised special message if requested.
@Lenswood has easy parking, their own permanent toilets (no gross port-a-loos), fresh apple juice food and coffee for the adults. And they’re dog friendly too!

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The Goodside Project

A passionately South Australian, sustainable and environment focused business, that uses recycled plastic to make your favourite beach products – thongs, towels and kid ponchos.

The Goodside Project thongs come in 7 different colours and in slender and regular sizing. Each pair sold funds the removal of up to a kilo of plastic from the ocean and our blue thongs sponsor The Great Barrier Reef Foundation. TGP towels and ponchos are made with 13 recycled plastic bottles, dislike the sand, absorb 7 times their weight in water and will dry 10 times quicker than a standard cotton towel. Plus they come with a free water proof bag for the big towel and waterproof backpack for the kids poncho.

Not only do they work with recycled plastic, they use only sustainable and biodegradable packaging and their postal service is the first 100% carbon neutral delivery company.
They also upcycle. So when our thongs are tired they will recycle them to be made into new thongs.

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When in doubt... get them chocolate!

South Australia is home to HEAPS of chocolatiers so it just makes sense to grab some chocolates for your favourite people from your favourite chocolate producer at Christmas time!

We have done a wrap up of all of the best chocolate to be found in Adelaide and beyond – many do special chocolate gift packs or boxes, so click below and grab something sweet. And be sure to treat yourself too!

Click here for the Kids In Adelaide Best Chocolate Feature.

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