Whether you’re needing a gift for your own kids, a niece, nephew or friends, we’ve scouted out a few items that will help you start ticking presents off your shopping list.
Lunchbox, $24.99 | Shut The Front Door | 23 High St
Made from washable craft paper, this lunchbox from Shut the Front Door is a practical gift to encourage the kids to think about the environment and their impact on it. With a range of interesting colours and patterns to choose from, there’s an option for everyone.
Inflatable Lilo, $79.90 | Havaianas Britomart | 16 Takutai Square
The Inflatable Lilo is ideal for Christmas at the beach and available in a vibrant range of colours. The supersized jandal will have the kids entertained for the rest of the summer, whether it’s in the water or on the lawn.
The Adventures of Tupaia, $35 | Little Unity | 31 Vulcan Lane
Based on the true story of the Tahitian priest, the kiwi written book follows Tupaia aboard the Endeavour on Captain Cook’s first voyage to New Zealand. A great read for any young adventurer. Make sure to follow up with a family visit to the Voyage to Aotearoa exhibition at the Auckland Museum.
Tour of New Zealand Board Game, $29.90 | Iko Iko | 26 High St
Have fun with the whole family this Christmas with the Tour of New Zealand board game. A throwback to the iconic 1950s game, inviting players to learn about the geography of our country and testing their knowledge of New Zealand.
Adventure Time Backpack, $24.99 | Minoso | 33 Lorne St
Giving life to the characters from the cult cartoon series Adventure Time, these backpacks from Minoso will be sure to have the kids looking their coolest on their way to school.
Curated gift box, from $18 | Lush | 189 Queen St
With colourful and exciting packaging and a variety of product options, this curated gift box is the ultimate gift for those young beauty lovers. The perfect way to make bath time fun.
Makala Soprano Ukulele, $65 | MusicWorks | 141-143 Hobson Street
Inspire a passion in music and gift a Ukulele. With either dolphins or sharks to choose from, the Makala Soprano Ukulele comes in all colours of the rainbow!
Soft toy backpack, $15 | NZ Gifts | 9 Albert St
Keep it kiwi with this lamb or sheep themed soft toy backpack. Both practical and entertaining, this item will keep the kids interested and in touch with their kiwi side. If you have more than one child to shop for, knock down two birds with one stone with the deal instore - three for $30.
Teepee Play Tent, $159.99 | Smith & Caughey's | 253-261 Queen Street
Let their imaginations run wild with this vibrant teepee tent. Its no secret that kids love to build forts, so this tent is sure to be a Christmas favourite.