In case you hadn’t already noticed the Christmas decorations in the supermarket months ago, Christmas is coming. Four weeks in fact. Not that I’m counting… We had our VIP Secret Santa Sale on Tuesday and were run off our feet, despite the rainy weather. Our most Christmas savvy shoppers ticked loads of things off their present lists! I wish I could say the same for myself. There are blank spaces after everyone’s names at the moment. To help fill in your black spaces, here’s a run down of the latest and greatest products to arrive on our shelves.
Newborns, not-quite-yet-borns and anyone up to about 12 months will love this little guy. He has a super soft body with big floppy ears, a rattle and a smooth wooden ring. He’s also great for posting to friends overseas! Fair dinkum.
Also for new arrivals, these Millie and Jock swaddle wraps make great presents. They are a large size, measuring 120 x 120 cms, and are stretchy to keep baby wrapped more securely. They also make a good sun shade, blanket, bassinet sheet and provide privacy when feeding.
For those on the move or on their tummies, say 6-18 months, these bell rollers are tops. Easy to reach out and grab or crawl after, they are made from light weight wood and have an attractive bell that softly tinkles when they move. Also the edges have been smoothed so babies can chew safely at their leisure. Available in kangaroo, puppy, bird and elephant.
These crayons have been such a hit. I’m sure we had them last Christmas, but I’m going to include them anyway. Toddlers will love the easy grip design and parents will love that they are hard to break and chew but are non-toxic in case. Now available in pastels as well.
Summers here, if you ignore the days of endless rain and overcast skies, so get out in the garden and plant something. Kids love getting their hands grubby and nothing makes mud pies more muddy than a sprinkle from a watering can. This one, available in red and yellow is suited to children from about 2- 6 years.
“Dear Santa, I want a puppy”… Yay. What about this one. You can walk him down the street, but he doesn’t need training, feeding or vaccinating. He’ll be dragged around by anyone who can walk say 1-4 years and for that reason is made from sturdy hard wearing plastic. I’m going to go out on a limb and call him a Beagle.
Have you got a train spotter in your family? They’ll love this. A mini train set with people, signs, tracks and trains that comes in a compact case. Too good to be true. Suitable for 2-4 year olds.
Watering can not enough? What about a gardening kit? I wouldn’t recommend it for under 3 years old as the tools are metal but kids of all ages love digging holes and harassing insects.
I love these pocket kites! Half tempted to get one for myself. Good stocking fillers for 5 years and older. Then all you need is a sunny day, some wind and a park!
Last year it was maps, this year its scratch maps. Older children will enjoy painstakingly scratching away with a coin all the places they visit, revealing Capital cities and colourful countries.
Another good idea for older kids with patience and good fine motor skills, are these paper craft books. Suitable for 6 years and up. Another good one for posting overseas or interstate.
And last but not least this gorgeous tote bag! Girls 4 to 44 will delight in its vintage paper doll print. Perfect for gym gear, ballet gear, sleep overs and library books.
That’s all from me today. Should be enough to get the gift buying ball rolling. I’ll try and keep you posted as new things arrive in store, but do check out our facebook fan page for upcoming specials and giveaways.