Yes, it is that time of the year again. When the Christmas tree goes up and the pocket money goes down – because of all the presents we have to buy.
This year, I’ve looked around for reasonably priced wonderful presents for kids so it doesn’t hit as hard on the budget. Below are some ideas you can do this Christmas.
Roominate helicopter – Roominate is a toy line of customisable building systems that allow children to create original and unique structures – from a dollhouse to a helicopter. The Roominate helicopter allows kids to wire a spinning propeller with the motor and design their own dream helicopter. Take it apart and make an airplane or submarine too! All three different designs in one kit. RRP $29.99
Scratch magic doodle pad – This is an addictive doodle pad that is perfect for kids four up to 104! Draw dazzling doodles wherever you are. Just scratch to reveal the sparkling and colourful pictures you want on 16 magical pages. It comes with a wooden stylus and is bound in hardcover to keep your design flat and protected. RRP $9.99
Handmade dolls – I make it a point every year to start crocheting/sewing early on so I can gift them during Christmas. First, it is cheap and second it is extra special because it was made by moi. This year I created some dolls based on patterns I found on social media. I bought some of the premium patterns too, like Zabbez and Anatilea, because I really love them. It is a good way to feed my addiction of creating stuff while giving away something for Christmas.
Book voucher – Although this may not be for everyone, I know for a fact that there are kids who go giddy when they know they can buy the books that they want. Places like Booktopia or Book Depository is a good place to start. Also, check out The Mapmaker Chronicles as a present this holiday. All three books are out now.
Seamless wear – This one is more for the parents than the kids – even if it will also benefit the kids. The site It Makes Sense saved me when I was looking for seamless socks for my daughter. I know I’m not the only one too. There are other kids out there who hate seams. I mean, really hate them. The company sells seamless socks and undies for kids. It is more expensive than normal but it lasts really long.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary Roominate helicopter to include in this post. But my opinion is always my own.