It’s that time of year again. . . the decorations are out of storage, the tree is up and we’re all starting to feel the festive spirit in the air. This time of year calls for the annual slog to the shops to begin in earnest; something which you love or dread. With technology at our fingertips, it’s never been easier to tick off your Christmas list and shop for those near and far. With laptops and phones on hand, there are hundreds of websites to be explored, where you can browse everything from vintage roller blades to baby clothes. The sky is literally the limit.
With current restrictions in place, this type of shopping is also extremely convenient for those who can’t be with their friends and family on the big day. Instead, organise for gifts to be delivered straight to your loved one’s door. Avoid getting stumped on what to buy your granddaughter or being unsure what’s suitable for their age bracket these days; our top shopping picks will help you tackle that Christmas to-do list and be ready for December 25 in style.
From dressing -up dolls to heading outside and having fun rollerblading in the local park, here’s a list of ideas which will suit all ages and interests. We’ve categorised our ideas so you can get some inspiration for your favourite little princess/tomboy, taking into consideration their hobbies and interests!
Time to explore
If your grandie loves getting outside the house and staying active, these ideas are sure to keep them off their devices, active and enjoying the beautiful outdoors we’re so lucky to call home
Perfect for weekend rides with Mum or Dad, a pair of skates is a go-to for the thrill seekers and adventure lovers.
An educational, hands-on and rewarding activity, a kid’s gardening kit is a practical gift which encourages them to spend time outside in the garden. https://www.etsy.com/au/market/kids_gardening_kits
A disposable camera is a fun and unique way to capture special memories with friends and family. With a 20-photo limit, it’s a good way of encouraging little ones to be choosy about which photo they snap.https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/polaroid-disposable-camera-with-flash-fs72-bafs72
Arts and crafts
There’s nothing like learning new skills and spending time away from devices. These gifts are sure to keep girls entertained and their minds ticking, plus there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing their finished work of art!
A flower press is a lovely old-fashioned gift for a kid interested in plants/flowers, with the chance to make their own art inspired by nature which can be hung in their room (or sent to you to hang pride of place in the kitchen).
Get creative in the kitchen and encourage their inner master baker. This cake pop maker kit is jam-packed with all the essentials to create a delicious and impressive display. https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07KP5SJH5?slotNum=6&ots=1&ascsubtag=[artid|10054.g.1692[src|[ch|[lt|&linkCode=gs2&imprToken=00bead35-5029-476c-e2b&tag=hearstmagau-22
A fun and quirky addition to the bedroom, a felt board is a creative way for your busy little one to put up inspirational quotes, create a to-do lists or use for future events.
Pretty as a picture
For the beauty lover, this little addition to their desk, fitted out with lights and a Bluetooth speaker makes getting Insta-ready so much more fun.
This Aussie brand has some delightful and bright outfits perfect for any occasion or summer event.
Everybody loves personalising their favourite things, so add a touch of personality and bling with these gorgeous charm necklaces. It might just spark a life-long love of jewellery.
Support local, keep the littles one entertained and if you have the chance, plan an outing to attend some events. Special memories will be made while enjoying an evening your special people. Crown Perth has a regular program of fantastic, family-friendly events so book a concert, show or musical and make a special night of it.
Fire the imagination
Encourage kids to play together (inside or outside) with walkie talkies. A traditional favourite over the years, it’s the perfect way for a bunch of kids to let their imagination run wild, play hide and seek or pack in a suitcase for a game of explorers on holiday.
If your little ones love to camp, or is at the age where they’ll start attending sleep-overs, a quality sleeping bag is essential and very practical. Just don’t forget to pack their teddy.
This super fun, ultra-durable camera takes photos and videos, plays music and even has pre-loaded games. It’s a great present which will keep your grandie and their friends entertained for hours.
A classic present every year, Lego is suitable for all ages and the end results are outstanding (even if you lose the instructions).
Make any stone sparkle and polish boring-looking rocks into dazzling gemstones! This rock tumbler kit makes it fun and easy to turn rough rocks into beautifully polished gemstones, thanks to its simple operation and durable design.
These amazing kids ride on excavator will turn the backyard or beach into a fun construction site for kids instantly.
Fun, stylish and convenient, a slap watch is an ideal first watch purchase and will ensure he’ll be the coolest kids at school.
Great for the summer season, these hooded towels are convenient, and being personalised means everyone has their own so they won’t go walkabout!
Whether for school or weekend kicks, take your pick from Rebel Sport’s footwear for all ages, sizes and style types.
Ten-pin bowling is experiencing something of a revival and there are several venues around town which give kids the chance to exercise their bowling skills.
So be like Rudolph and get into the spirit of Christmas – it’s just a few weekends away.