In the blink of an eye, we are stepping into the final month of the year – December!
December has got to be the favourite month for many kids! Not only the school holidays here, it is also a month lined up with many festive celebrations and cheer!
Dazzling Christmas trees, indulgent log cakes, photos with Santa Claus are a few of the things that make this season so special! Oh wait, how could we forget about Christmas presents?
Waking up on Christmas morn’ to unwrap their Christmas presents is certainly one of the most anticipated activities for kids during this festive season! In this week’s article, we will be sharing 10 Christmas gift ideas for children that are below a $50 budget! Keep on reading!
1. Owl Readers Club
Believing in the notion of raising readers from young, Owl Readers Club has a curated collection of unique English and Chinese books and is specially designed to encourage families to cultivate good reading habits and reward you along the way. They carry a great range of books and reading materials suited for babies up till young readers! Explore their collection today!
2. Bag For Fun
Keep the young ones entertained with this multi-functional and interactive Joy Cube ($29.50)! Busy cubes are handmade from pinewood, painted with baby-safe non-toxic paint and coated with food grade beeswax.
Each wooden cube (5cmX5cmX5cm) has 6 different activities that can stimulate your child, train their focus, fine motor skills and equip them with daily life-skills. The busy cubes are very light and small and suitable for tiny hands and fingers!
3. The Tiny Trove
The Tiny Trove has specially curated a Christmas themed sensory rice play kit for the festive season! Their Jingle All The Way Christmas Sensory Rice Play Kit Sack ($30) allows your little one to explore their senses of touch and hearing with this kit as they run the rice through their tiny fingers, brush their palm across the pine leaves or shake and play with the bells as it jingles all the way. With the magnetic wand stick, the little one can run it across the bin and watch it do its magic!
4. Kiko+ & gg*
Encourage imagination and creativity in your child by allowing them to build their own version of Paris with this Machi Tiny Town ($35) play set. With the use of magnet, children can form the town and move the towers and trains however they wish! Ride on the metro to see the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe and explore the city of love in a whole new way!
Made with premium Platinum Silicone, these reusable colouring and dining mats by #ohmymats has been lab tested to be child-safe. Their large mats ($36) comes in a variety of designs that are all created by local artists and are also easy to clean off with just the use of wet wipes! Engage your children creatively with #ohmymats today!
6. Wander Forest
Wooden Stackers develops the cognitive and fine motor skills of our young ones as they learn to grasp and stack. Through the practice of trial and error, they learn how to overcome the challenges that come with balancing and stacking each wooden toy. Wander Forest Singapore has just launched their Christmas Signature Gift Set ($42.50) that includes their bestseller Forest Friends Balancing Seesaw and 18pc Gem Stackers!
7. Dough N Me
Through the use of colour doughs, Dough N Me encourages children to explore the concept of play through their sensories and imaginations. The ‘Friends of the Sea Sphere Kit’ ($44.70) introduces 9 sea creatures that are all specially customised and designed. The DoughNMe exclusive kit includes 9 pieces of “sea friends” cutters, 1 roller and 2 tubs of taste-safe dough!
Made of corrugated cardboards, bymoly introduces their ANBOX MYHOME – Kitchen ($44.95), an amazing playhouse that fulfils children’s curiosity and creativity. This collapsible cardboard home promotes the concept of pretend-play and children are also able to express their creativity by colouring and drawing on the house directly!
9. Keka Toys
‘Animal Habitat’ ($49) is a beautifully designed game that comes with wooden panels that form 15 pairs with 15 animal images each and 15 associated images of the animal habitats. There are control points on the back of the illustrations to see if the pair has been correctly assigned. If the number and colour of the dots on the back match, you have found the right pair. Train your child’s memory, endurance and concentration with this game, as well as allowing the joy of learning to develop in a playful way! In addition, the description of the habitats and the corresponding animal puzzles expand the linguistic competence for 1-5 players.
10. My Messy Box
Available in different themes, each messy box aims to accelerate children’s cognitive development, enhance coordination, knowledge and problem-solving skills through the introduction of sensory play. ‘A house for hermit crab’ inspired Premium Multi-sensory Kit ($49.90) comes with not 1 but 3 sensory bases, and it is targeted to maximise your child’s learning and curiosity with all things related to the story: ‘A house for hermit crab’ by Eric Carle.
Let’s go gift shopping!
Whether you are looking for a gift that is educational, creative or boosts children’s senses, we’ve got you covered! With the season of gifting just around the corner, it’s time to go gift shopping for all the excited little kiddos around us!