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Christmas gift for kids 2018

Find the Christmas gifts for kids that will suit youngsters of any age.

The festive season is fast approaching, and you're pressed for time. The trick for buying great presents is to prepare as early as you can.

Finding the ideal Christmas gift is an awesome feeling, especially if it's for someone you hold close to your heart, like your kids.

But it's not always easy trying to find the perfect gift. Kids can be fickle and their interests often seem to change every week. So how to do you choose something that will bring a smile to their faces on Christmas morning?

Take some advice from the experts!

Here at finder.com.au, our shopping team has put together a handpicked guide filled with loads of great presents for kids. Plus we've included a list of the best retailers to shop for gifts for kids in case you want to look around a little more.



Christmas gifts for kids

LEGO Star Wars first order heavy assault walker
LEGO Star Wars first order heavy assault walker

David Jones

Play Doh - Play 'n Store table including 6 tubs & accessories
Play Doh - Play 'n Store table including 6 tubs & accessories

Amazon AU

Kids’ Spider-Man™ rucksack backpack
Kids’ Spider-Man™ rucksack backpack

Marks and Spencer

Sophie la girafe - So'Pure teething ring
Sophie la girafe - So'Pure teething ring

Debenhams

Star Wars™ Death Star™ beanbag
Star Wars™ Death Star™ beanbag

Pottery Barn kids

Marvel Avengers: Infinity War Titan Hero Power FX Iron Spider
Marvel Avengers: Infinity War Titan Hero Power FX Iron Spider

Target Australia

Mackenzie Harry Potter™ Quidditch™ backpacks
Mackenzie Harry Potter™ Quidditch™ backpacks

Pottery Barn kids

National Geographic glow in the dark slime lab
National Geographic glow in the dark slime lab

Myer

K'Nex - Zoomin rides junior building set
K'Nex - Zoomin rides junior building set

Debenhams

Scholastic My First Possum Magic Collection
Scholastic My First Possum Magic Collection

David Jones

Hatchimals HatchiBabies Cheetree assorted
Hatchimals HatchiBabies Cheetree assorted

Target Australia

The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (100th anniversary edition)
The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (100th anniversary edition)

QBD Books

Thomas & Friends™ Sweatshirt (1-6 years)
Thomas & Friends™ Sweatshirt (1-6 years)

Marks and Spencer

Doctor Who the Visual Dictionary Updated and Expanded
Doctor Who the Visual Dictionary Updated and Expanded

Booktopia


Last minute gift cards for kids

Angus and Robertson Bookworld Gift Card
Angus and Robertson Bookworld Gift Card

Angus & Robertson


Christmas deals and coupons

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15% off all full-priced items

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Sportsmans Warehouse Sportsmans Warehouse
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10% off orders over $200

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eBay eBay

10% off when you spend $120+

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Catch Catch

Up to 70% off The Big Christmas sale

Enjoy up to 70% off Illuminate Me, Birkenstock, Gourmet Kitchen, Calvin Klein Jeans, Circulon, Antler, Puma, Crocs and much more at Catch. T&Cs apply.

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Harrods Harrods

30% off Fashion sale preview

From the need-now Loewe Gate to Chloé’s timeless Drew in new colourways, introduce some new styling into your look with the season’s clothing, shoes, accessories, Christmas hampers and more with 30% off. T&Cs apply.

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Extra 30% off 10,000+ exclusive styles

Includes already reduced men's, women's & kids' footwear, surf and more. This includes FREE gift offers requiring a promo code to be applied. Excludes Digital Gift Cards, Physical Gift Cards, Surfboards, SUP Boards, Softboards, Board Racks, Cameras and Camera Accessories. T&Cs apply.

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Eastbay Eastbay

20% off your order

Receive 20% off Fila, Adidas, Vans, Jordan and much more with code at Eastbay. No minimum spend required. T&Cs apply.

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Sportitude Sportitude

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Zazzle Zazzle

40% off select t-shirts & ties + 20% off site-wide

Dress to impress with stylish savings. Limited time offer. Restrictions apply.

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City Beach City Beach

Up to 50% off mystery discount

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Debenhams Debenhams

Up to 50% off sale

Get up to 50% off boots, women's designer clothing, accessories and much more at Debenhams. Valid on selected lines only. Conditions apply.

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Bonds Bonds

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Enjoy 40% off socks & tights at Bonds. Available for men, women, kids and babies. T&Cs apply.

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Lacoste Lacoste

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Up to 70% off 1000's sale styles

Shop on Sale category to get up to 70% off men's, women's and kids clothing, footwear and boardsports essentials. Includes styles from Rusty, SWELL, Vans, Converse, Hurley, FCS & much more. T&Cs apply.

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Gift ideas from top brands starting from $10

Discover a wide range of gift items starting from $10. Includes selected items from Nike, Jordan, adidas and more. T&Cs apply.

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rebel Sport rebel Sport

30% off all New Balance footwear

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Catch Catch

Up to 77% off personalised kids' Christmas gifts

Valid on personalised kids' Christmas gifts from Catch. T&Cs apply.

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Kathmandu Kathmandu

Up to 50% off your orders

Enjoy up to 50% off your orders during the Summer Sale at Kathmandu. T&Cs apply.

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OppoSuits OppoSuits

10% off 10+ items purchase

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5% off with 5+ items purchase

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Up to 88% off sale

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Down to $1.99 + extra 20% off all brand items

Shop Socofy, Gracila, Brenice and much more from $1.99 and enjoy 20% off for orders $79 at Newchic by using this code. T&Cs apply.

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Saks Fifth Avenue Saks Fifth Avenue

Up to 50% off designer selections

Applies to selected items from Gucci, Balenciaga, Robert Graham & much more. T&Cs apply.

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Marks and Spencer Marks and Spencer

FREE express delivery on orders over $75

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Macy's Macy's

30% off: Friends and Family Sale

Enjoy 30% off your orders during the Friends and Family Sale at Macy's. T&Cs apply.

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50% off select kids' designer coats and jackets

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Up to 30% off gifts

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70% off Clearance kids clothing

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10% off your order

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Under Armour Under Armour

Up to 30% off outlet sale

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How to choose the best Christmas presents for kids

When trying to find the perfect gift for kids, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Consider the child: Children have wildly differing personalities, hobbies and interests. Try to incorporate them into your Christmas presents.
  • Don't forget the parents!: That too-cute drum or electronic toy might light up a child's eyes, but you do run the risk of annoying the parents who have to deal with the noise, need for batteries or mess. Check with parents before buying a noisy, messy or otherwise potentially troublesome gift!
  • Ask the parents or close relatives: Parents are often the best guide to what their kids both want and need. You're going to please more people if you buy a toy that'll be loved or clothes that will suit an upcoming trip or predicted growth spurt.
  • Let their creative side blossom: Single-use toys can only be played one way, but arts and crafts gifts can let even the smallest child engage their creative sides -- and you'll impress their parents too.
  • Keep it safe: When shopping for toys or sports gear, always check that they meet Australia's mandatory safety standards.

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Stephanie Yip

Stef is the Travel Editor at finder.com.au and has been writing about travel for over a decade. She's visited over 50 countries and has had some incredible experiences, including hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, hitchhiking across Romania and seeing the Northern Lights (twice!). And while she’d never say no to a luxury escape, she's far more likely to stretch her travel dollars as far as they can go by keeping her ear to the ground for unbeatable travel bargains. And she'll tell you all about them, too! Stef has had articles featured on Travel Weekly, Escape and Hostelworld.

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