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!

Oskars Wooden Ark

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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.


AFL Max Activity Bag

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Keep the kids entertained with all things Footy, this Christmas! AFL Max Activity bags are filled with a range of activities and games to keep kids busy for hours.

It’s the perfect gift for the young footy fans in your life. With a RRP of $73, score the pack for just $50.

  • AFL Max Bootbag
  • AFL Magnet Team Ladder
  • Footy Feud card game
  • AFL Drink bottle
  • Ball on a string
  • Sing it loud, Sing it proud Footy book
  • Colouring pencils
  • Play-doh

Want to add something a little extra? Throw in a Sherrin football or AFL Max voucher at the checkout. 

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Christmas Time At Melba’s

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Celebrate the Magic of Christmas this year at Melba’s! Opening late again with lots of fun festivities for the kids!

From 18th – 23rd of December, 9am to 10pm, their Woodside factory will have a range of activities for the kids to be entertained whist you shop!
Santa is on his way, along with wonderful face painter Juliette, and very talented Balloon Artists.
For all the details you need to know, including Santa visiting, visit

Scar Boards

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Skim Boards and Wake Surfers perfect for the Pre Teen through to Adult. Designed by Oscar Carter for riding Flat water, Surf waves and behind a boat. Various Sizes and Styles to suit all levels of experience.


Where there is water……there’s WAHU! For endless hours of outdoor play Wahu have a range of inflatable pool toys, pool slides, colourful neoprene balls and fabulous fun beach toys for kids. Shop online and get 20% off when you subscribe

10% off at The Fairy Garden Hahndorf

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There are some beautiful gift ideas available from the The Fairy Garden Hahndorf at the moment. Quite a few of their fairy houses live at my house from previous birthdays and Christmas gifts and they look so cute in the garden – especially the solar ones at night time.

You can also visit their gorgeous little shop up in Hahndorf open Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays 10:30am until 4pm and Weekends from 11:30am until 4:30pm



How COOL is this wetsuit! Keeping kids warm in the water and protected from the sun doesn’t have to be as boring as a black wetsuit or as naff as most kids surfwear. The folks at Fants have created the super fun, 2mm colourful wetsuit that’s going to keep the kids warm in the water AND keep their skin safe in the sun.  They’re ideal for uninterrupted fun in and out of the water.

Adventure Awaits

If you want to save on shipping and buy everything from one place check out Adventure Awaits for a great range of educational, practical and fun gifts for the whole family. Baby gifts and toys, kids games and puzzles, alcoholder stubby coolers, travel gifts, jewellery, eco friendly and reusables, craft, sensory and heaps more. This is a great online store we use all the time.

Free as a Bird Kites

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Free as a bird kites have been left with LOADS of kites available that would ordinarily have been sold at the annual Adelaide International Kite Festival so if you’re wanting to support a small local business who has been hard hit by COVID this year…..this is a good one.

Kites start from as little as $14 and include single line kites, stunt kites, parafoils, flags and windsocks.
PayPal is available and there is some thing to suit all ages. Delivery to metro Adelaide or pick up available (western suburbs)

Check them out on Facebook and DM them to organise a purchase

VTech learning fun for Christmas!

With a mix of toys that provide colourful discovery and learning fun; caring and nurturing role-play; a little bit of magic, sparkle and hope; and shared experiences with others, you will tick all of the boxes for gift giving this year.
Gifts for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and kids that provide fun, learning and smiles!

Their top picks for 2020 are

Kidizoom Studio, RRP $99.95 (suitable for 5-12 years)
Hope the Rainbow Husky, RRP $79.95 (suitable for 3-8 years)
Wiggle & Jiggle Fishing Fun, RRP $44.95 (suitable for 2-5 years)
Toot-Toot Cory Carson Freddie’s Fire Station, RRP $29.95 (suitable for 1-5 years)

Leap into Christmas 2020 with LeapFrog!

With the official countdown to Christmas 2020 on, it’s time to write your list and check it twice! LeapFrog has great Christmas gift ideas for children of all ages, with some truly clever toys to keep small people engaged and entertained.

LeapFrog ensures your Christmas shopping delivers a whole lot more than just a moment of fun, with toys that are:

  • educational and provide learning fun;
  • have great play value, won’t break and be thrown out before the holidays are over;
  • smart choices, that can be handed down to siblings offering longevity;
  • age-appropriate and provide opportunities to meet developmental milestones, for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and school-aged kids; and
  • suitable for the whole family, bringing fun and shared experiences for everyone.

Below are a couple of awesome and hugely popular Christmas gift ideas from LeapFrog:

Magic Adventures Globe, RRP $129.95 (for 5+ years),
Pick Up & Count Vacuum, RRP $49.95 (for 2-5 years),
Purrfect Counting Handbag, RRP $34.95 (for toddlers),
Lettersaurus, RRP $34.95 (for 18 months+),

Funky Monkey Bars

Four years ago we got Funky Monkey Bars for Christmas and four years later they still get used almost daily. This award winning, Australian business is the world’s first manufacturer of modularfree-standingheight adjustable monkey bars, outdoor play and fitness equipment.  A big ticket item for sure, but one that will still be going strong many Christmases from now

Vuly Trampolines

Vuly is an Australian designed product designed for Australian conditions. As we unfortunately learned the hard way, trampolines are outdoors 24 hours a day so they need to be made of strong, quality materials or they just won’t last. Vuly is heavy duty, comes with a great warranty and you can choose a size to suit your space and your budget. To find out more about why we love our Vuly’s click here

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Tesalate sand-free beach towel is world-renowned as a popular travel essential since it is also super absorbent, fast drying, lightweight and compact. With the same bold and vibrant vibe that Tesalate sand-free beach towels are known for, the Tesalate Workout Towel on the other hand is an antibacterial, odour-free towel that’s also lightweight, fast-drying, and super absorbent.

Tesalate sand-free towel in standard size retails at AUD$79 and XL size at AUD$139. The workout towels retail at AUD$49.

Check out the entire collection exclusively sold on their website at

Smiggle is going crackers for Christmas

A gift from Smiggle will send kids crackers with excitement, ticking off any number of items on their Christmas wish lists.
From classically Smiggle, must-have gifts, to family fun and stocking stuffers, there’s something for everyone and every budget, from pocket money to extra special.

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