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The 10 Very Best Gifts for Big Kids (8+)

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 for the bigger's the top 10 surefire winners.


Cube Bots (from $14.95)

Inspired by Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles, the Cubebot is a non-traditional take on the toy robot. Cubebots's powerful, hardwood frame can hold dozens of poses, and his elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs make him impervious to breakage. And when it's time for him to rest, he folds into a perfect cube. An enduring classic that will withstand generations of play.

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DIY Synth Kit ($72.95)

Make your synthesiser from scratch, follow the manual and connect the parts together. Experiment with pitch, frequency and volume to make electronic music like Kraftwerk. Make three different synths: Dub Siren, Stutter and Atari! Play your synth and record your next big hit. Hack and experiment with circuits to make new sounds!

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Clip Circuits (from $24.95)

Heebie Jeebies Clip Circuit kits are easy to build electronics kits, feature components that snap together to create a large number of different circuits on the base board. No soldering required. Safe for children to conduct the experiments by themselves. Each components has their own function, coded by colour and number. The components are easy to identify in the instruction manual. Graphics on each component show its electronic symbol, and helps to illustrate how the current travels through the built circuits such as parallel and series circuits.

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Smart Phone Controlled Paper Aeroplane ($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.

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Wooden Puzzles and Games (from $12.95)

Founded and operated by Karen and Robin, Puzzling Puzzles is a great example of a small Aussie business doing things right. The team manufacture a large range of well-known puzzles that will have the whole family stumped and working together (or competing) for hours on end. It's fun to be puzzled.

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Walkie Talkies ($74.95)

These lightweight, long-range FM Walkie-Talkies from Discovery Kids are perfect for outdoor adventures, with a working range of up to 500 metres and handy LED power indicator.

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Electro Dough Kit ($54.95)

Make your own conductive dough. Learn how electricity works. Play with lights, buzzers and switches! Start by making your own homemade conductive dough (recipe included), or use Play Dough to begin sculpting your scientific creations straight out of the box. Experiment with making shapes, connecting LEDs and learning how circuits work in the process.

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Juggling Balls ($26.95)

Join the intergalactic circus! Be the envy of all your friends with these circus-quality juggling balls. Hours of fun for all ages, guaranteed.

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Globe Lamp ($120.00)

Graceful curves create a stunning sculptural illumination in the Ply Globe Floor Lamp from Micky & Stevie. With neutral tones to match with a range of colour palettes in your interior space and large enough to stand on the floor, this stunning lamp creates a visual impact with modern style. Perfect for adorning a spot in your living area, bedroom or study for eye-catching good looks.

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Rush Hour Game ($36.95)

It will take more than a little skilled driving to get the red car out of this traffic jam – it will take brainpower. In Rush Hour, a sliding block logic game, you have to battle the gridlock as you slide the blocking vehicles out of the way for the red car to exit. With 40 all-new challenges, ranging in difficulty, players can progress at their own speed. As one of the best logic games of all time, Rush Hour is a must for every household.

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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 ones that prove to be winners for the bigger kids 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.

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