Choosing the right gift can be stressful. Whether it's a birthday, special occasion or Christmas and be it your own child or not, you want to make sure that the gift you give is not only loved but is something that they don't already own.
The best thing about Hugs for Kids is that we have already scoured the globe for the very best things for kids and that is all we stock. But we admit that there's still quite a bit of it...
So here at Hugs HQ, we have looked at the data, watched the kids faces as they played with every new arrival and listened to our customers feedback to bring you the best of the best gifts...here's 18 surefire winners.
Wishbone Cruise ($289.00)
Inspired by the 1950's custom motorcycle scene, the Wishbone Cruise is a uniquely-styled first ride for children aged 2 years and up. The Wishbone Cruise is a balance bike mash-up, built for stylin' kids who are born to be wild. Described as best-in-category, the Wishbone Bike range exceeds European, US and Australian toy safety standards.
Magna-Tiles (from $100.00)
Magna-Tiles make learning fun by getting children involved using a “hands-on” technique, allowing them to become critical thinkers through creative play. These unique tiles attract on all sides and combinations to create cubes, pyramids, unlimited geometric shapes, leading from two-dimensional to advanced 3-D thinking patterns. Magna-Tiles are colorful, well-sized and easy-to-use learning manipulatives. These tactile and inviting shapes stimulate young minds and provide hours of creative play. Children of all ages love Magna-Tiles.
Kids Kitchens (from $119.00)
All kids love helping in the kitchen so why not give them their very own? complete with sink and cupboard to clean up and pack everything away into. With two styles to choose from (either standalone oven or oven/sink combo), you'll find one to suit both space and budget. Built well and just the right height for most toddlers/young kids, this is an incredibly versatile pretend play station.
Moover Pram ($159.95)
Is there anything more adorable than seeing your child care for Dolly in the same way you care for her? It's a special thing to see, like looking in a mirror. Nothing could be cuter, except seeing Dolly settled in this beautifully perfect pram. These are the experiences that create beautiful memories, that begin as a child and last a lifetime.
Wishbone Trike ($299.00)
Wishbone Trike - a TIME Magazine Design 100 product. Wishbone Trike is a premium 3-in-1 ride-on recommended for babies and toddlers from 12 months to 6 years. The trike transforms from a low-to-the-ground push tricycle to a small balance bike to a large balance bike using the unique rotafixTM system. The Wishbone Trike is one of the smallest and the tallest balance bikes on the market and is made from 100% recycled plastic for maximum durability. From walking to a real bike - this is the only in-between you need.
Lamps (from $65.00)
With three different colour schemes to choose from, the Wild Imagination Lamp shows a whimsical scene where the characters in the woods imagine their “fire fly” lit shadows as their true identity - how "THEY" see themselves and how they feel - not how everyone else sees them or thinks they feel.
3Doodler (from $125.00)
The 3Doodler Start extrudes an Eco-friendly Plastic that cools and hardens rapidly, allowing kids to literally draw in the air! With the new 3Doodler Start your creative kids can finally bring all of their wonderful and imaginative ideas to life in 3D!
Iconic Ute ($90.00)
The Ute has been a much loved part of the Australian iconography since the 1930's. From the Jackaroo, to the Farmer, the Revhead Tradie or just those looking for a practical vehicle, the iconic Ute fits the bill. So whether you want to throw your surfboard in the back, bring your dog to the park or take your tools to the job, a Ute is likely to be you ride of choice. We have created our impression of the Ute with all the nostalgia and love you would expect for a classic toy for your little one. So let them open their minds to all the jobs this classic vehicle supports - or just a cruise down the open road to the beach.
Wishbone Wagon ($375.00)
It's 3 vehicles in 1 - classic wagon, soap-box racer and foot-to-floor car! The Wishbone Wagon brings the the past and the present together in this innovative heirloom toy. It adapts to suit every child, way and any day. Pull your gear or toddler to the beach with ease, take your friend for a ride or install the steering wheel, flip open the hatch and drive your very own "flintstone" car to the park. Then grab a helmet, close the hatch and race this soap-box cart downhill. Play hard.
Pirate Ship ($139.95)
Sail the seas on dangerous voyage to find the treasure! Battle the Royal Navy, avoid the Giant Squid and make mutineers walk the plank! This Wooden Pirate ship comes with 2 dolls, and accessories. It is 100% handmade from Acacia and Lychee wood, is very sturdy and made to last the lifetime of adventures it holds.
Matador (from $45.00)
Our 21st century society is driven by technology and too many of our toys are made from computer chips and plastic. What we really want is for our children to grow up naturally, to use their hands, and to physically put things together, not just shift pixels around on a computer screen. There is no better way to acheive this than by encouraging them to play with wooden blocks. And Matador puts this wooden material into their hands, helping them stay in contact with the real world. Children can build, look at their construction from all angles, see if it works, correct and try to improve. Finally, there is the joy and satisfaction of having created something real from a blue print or imagination. Watch as your child builds a better them.
Solvej Handcrafted Swing ($220.00)
This swing converts from a baby swing to a toddler swing using the domed leg divider when your toddler is around 3 years old. This makes the swing suitable from approximate 6-months to 6 years (from when the baby can sit up unaided to the weight of 40kg/88lbs.) It is very easy to make the change between baby and toddler versions if you have both a baby and toddler in the home. The unusually long period you and your child can use this swing makes it excellent value for money.
Rule your Room ($199.95)
The Rule Your Room Kit gives kids the magic touch. With a handful of Bits and the brains in your head, you can now transform any boring old object into an awesome, interactive invention. You can prank your mom, create games from scratch and defend your domain from intruders – all with the power of electronics and the stuff you own.
Wishbone Flip ($170.00)
It’s a rocker. It’s a ride-on. It’s your child’s best friend. With its innovative flipping mechanism, the Wishbone Flip transforms from rocker to ride-on in seconds. Watch your child experience the thrills of rocking themselves back and forth, the smiles getting bigger as the rocking gets wilder! And then watch their eye widen as you flip the legs and they get to scoot around the home under their own steam. Two breathtaking experiences in one.
Iconic Tram ($90.00)
This iconic wooden tram is painted with authentic colours and based on Melbourne's famous W-class tram. This wonderful creation comes complete with 12 wooden passengers and 2 uniformed tram conductors that have their own cabins on each end of the tram. It has wheels on the bottom (for pushing and zoom zooming) and the lid comes off the top for little hands to access the wooden passengers.
Moover Ride on Trucks (from $120.00)
A ride-on Truck - the perfect gift for a 2-3 years old boy or girl. Hours of fun combined with motor-skill learning - for years. This is a toy that both parents and children will love. Moover Trucks enable children to drive and transport things. When the child gets older, they gradually learn how to assemble and separate the dump truck– thereby strengthening the construction and gross motor skills.
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Power Up 3.0 ($79.95)
This is the third generation of the award winning PowerUp System. Take your basic home-made origami paper aeroplane designs to the next level and see them fly hundreds of feet above a soccer or football field while you control them via your smartphone. Timelessness and technology combined.
Playforever Aeroplane ($99.95)
This timeless, stylish and classic aeroplane will quickly become a firm favourite; children will love to play with this for years, and adults will take pride in displaying this beauty on a shelf at home, or at the office. Featuring heavy duty plastic and rubber wheels, this plane is virtually indestructible and therefore true to its name - play forever.
Finding gifts can be stressful at the best of times so we hope that you found this list helpful. Hugs for Kids has a LOT of amazing products but these are the big ones that prove to be winners time and time again.
Please Note: Prices are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change without notice. Please check the individual product pages for current pricing. While all products were in stock at the time of publication, we cannot guarantee that stock will remain available at all times.