Our 2017 Gift Guide features lots of amazing gifts for kids. From one of a kind toys to outdoor fun, these gifts are thoughtful, interesting and ideal for those looking for something different. This year, take the stress out of gift shopping and get inspired by our list of ideas!
Get Inspired by These Gifts for Kids
In no particular order, our favourite gifts for kids include the following:
3D Doodle Kit
Ideal For… Aspiring Artists
The 3D Doodle Kit is perfect for creative kids. If your child enjoys art, maths and science, this kit is sure to be a big hit. Containing red and blue pencils, compass holder and 3D glasses, this kit will allow your little one to create incredible 3D doodles. While this gift is certainly not short on fun, it is also an innovative way for children to learn and create.
The whole family will want to get involved in this game! Giant Draughts takes a classic favourite to a whole new level. Rather than playing on a regular sized board, you will play on a larger than life board that can be set up outside on the lawn. The set contains a giant draughts board, plus 24 oversized wooden draughts pieces.
Magnetic Sand Hourglass
Ideal For… Science Fiction Fans
If your child has a fascination with sculptures, alien landscapes and optical illusions, he or she is sure to love the one minute Magnetic Sand Hourglass. The base of the hourglass is magnetised, producing stalagmite-like sand sculptures that are truly mesmerising. Ideal for kids (and adults!) of eight years and older, the hourglass is made by Kikkerland.
Ideal For…Active Kids
The Rounders Set by Great Garden Games Co is perfect for the long, hot summer days in South Africa. Designed to be played anywhere, from garden, park or beach, this game is a good way for kids to let off steam. The set contains one wooden bat, four wooden posts, a ball, bag and instructions.
Ideal For… Science Lovers
The Solar Radiometer by Kikkerland spins its pinwheels in sunlight. Perfect for children of eight and above, this gadget will provide endless entertainment for all members of the family. As the name implies, this gadget is solar powered, so no batteries are needed.
Teepee Playtents and Decor
Ideal For… Imaginative play
Kids simply Love teepees. With summer well on its way and the holidays approaching, we cannot help but get excited about spending days at the beach and playtime at home with the kids. With so many colourways and styles to choose from, your kids will have plenty of fun creating special memories with you and their friends.
We just love this room set up by Olly Polly Kids showing off their ribbon dreamcatcher. You can decorate your teepees with cute macrame wall hangings or ribbon dreamcatchers and add a scatter or two and sheepskin.
Brilliant Batman Infinity Light
Stretching deep into the shadows, this brilliantly designed Batman Infinity Light is an optical illusion that’s sure to be the perfect finishing touch to any Batcave. Dual powered by either USB or battery, the Batman Infinity Light is a must-have piece of collectible Batman memorabilia.
Wooden Toys That Last
On the lookout for more children’s gift ideas in South Africa? Browse our Find a Gift section to browse gifts for kids.