Looking for some present shopping inspo to find the perfect toy? Check out our 2020 Christmas gift guide for kids of all ages, from babies to toddlers to big kids!
Santa may be checking his lists but what about you, mamas, and dads? If your kids have been (mostly) good (be sure they fill out this handy FREE downloadable Dear Santa letter template here!) then you will want to get them something extra nice this Christmas! Whether you’re shopping for babies or kids, check out our Christmas gift guide below!
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The Tinkerer STEAM Box is a super fun hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) kit that you can order as a one-off or as a monthly subscription. Each Tinkerer STEAM box is made with high-quality materials and designed by educators and child psychologists to be fun and educational with tools and materials to help kids express their creativity, get hands-on with building, and then playing! If you’re looking for a gift for young kids, there’s the Wonder STEAM Box (ages 3 to 5), the Odyssey STEAM Box is great for 6 to 8-year-olds while kids 9 to 12 years+ will love the Explore STEAM Box. Plus these kits make a rewarding bonding experience for parents and kids to do together. Priced at $51/box, or there’s a 3-month subscription at $120, 6-month subscription $222, and a 12-month subscription is $420.
Use the promo code SM15OFF for a $15 discount on retail boxes and 3-month subscriptions.
Your little one’s imagination will run wild with Noah’s Animals Barn and Farmyard ($259) by Kathy’s Cove. Noah’s three storey farmhouse comes with two adjustable ladders and a removable stable that can house three figurines. This adorable set is guaranteed to spur lots of interactive play. How many animals can your kiddo fit in the barn (a lot is the answer – you can even use it to store all the farm animals after play). Peep through the windows and count the animals! Plus, did we mention that only top-quality natural materials and rattan is used for toys by Kathy’s Cove? These toys are strong and durable and can last for generations to come making a super gift that all the siblings can play with.
Use the code SASSYCOVE10 for 10% off your first order on Kathy’s Cove.
We are lusting over the Colette Toy Pram ($149) from Momiji Kids, a local brand where you’ll find handcrafted children’s furniture and toys made from sustainably sourced rattan. Your kids will have a blast pushing their favourite teddies and dolls around the house in this gorgeous vintage pram handcrafted by artisans in Indonesia. But secretly, we want one just for nursery décor.
KAPLA planks from family-run business KEKA Toys make a wonderful open-ended Christmas gift for kiddos and we love that they are made out of high-quality pine. At $199, these KAPLA planks come in a deluxe wooden display case containing 280 KAPLA blocks so your kids can get constructing towers on their own or use the KAPLA art book for model ideas.
Bubble Tea fans are going to swoon over this premium baby gift set by Little Bearnie ($72.00). The baby set includes a soft Silicone Boba Bib (for 3-36 month-olds) that is free of nasties (no BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead, or cadmium), a gorgeously soft lightweight Boba Swaddle made from bamboo and eco-friendly organic cotton, perfect for wrapping up your little boba or covering your stroller when your little one is sleeping. And there’s also a super cute Teething Clip set of your choice – all exclusively designed by Little Bearnie to delight bubble tea/boba lovers!
How delighted will your toddler be to find this flashy trike under the Christmas tree this year? The Micro Trike XL ($150) is from leading outdoor brands stockist White and Black Trading. This foldable lightweight trike (only 2.7kg) comes in shocking pink, aqua and red. It’s the perfect on-the-go trike for outings to shops, parks and trips on public transport – just fold and go!
My First Toolbox ($49.90) from Lil Wonder Trails is perfect for little tinkerers having fun with pretend play. Made from eco-friendly, sustainable and high-quality wood with storage slots for the tools (all included) this gift makes a super skill-based toy to help kids reach crucial developmental milestones while having fun.
Sassy Mama readers can use the code LILSASSY10 for 10% off through December 2020.
If your little one loves cuddly toys, Raph & Remy has a Luxe Christmas Gift Set ($149.90) which features an adorable Timeless Teddies as well as a silky soft Organic BambooCloud Cooling Blanket to snuggle up with. Both of these are personalisable so you can get your baby’s name embroidered in blue, pink, white or grey. A sweet memento to mark your baby’s 2020 Christmas!
The Singapore Culture Play Book ($15) from multicultural play company indigrow, sparks imagination and creativity in kids. The book is designed to help your little ones explore and celebrate Singapore. 100 play sessions await (complete the story on a page, use playdough or crayons to recreate the dishes shown, talk about diversity by asking questions about different characters and the festivals) – a truly open-ended book based on learning through play.
Toddlers will love to make and serve brunch with the fun pretend play set that encourages fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, sorting and counting. Skip Hop Zoo Let’s Brunch Play Food 16-piece set ($39.90) includes a Pop-Up Toaster, 2 plates, 2 bread slices, 4 avocado slices, eggs, bacon and more. Plus there’s a surprise in this toy set – dip the butter into ice water, rub on toast, and reveal four zoo friends! You’ll find this set and plenty of other gift ideas handpicked and approved by real mums on WOWMOM.
Looking for a toy that encourages hands-on STEM learning? This Teifoc Bricks and Mortar Watermill Set ($49.90) from My Little Shop, is a unique build and play system that uses real reusable bricks to create fun and elaborate structures and creations. This 60-piece kit is designed and manufactured in Germany, and is made from safe cooked clay that can be reused – just soak in water and dry then build again. A great educational gift for kids aged 6 years old and up.
Quote SASSYMAMA10 for 10% off your first order with a minimum spend of $50 or above. Promotion till 31 December 2020.
If you want to get your kids into coding but don’t want them spending a lot of time looking at screens, what’s the solution? The Learning at Home Set is an assortment of materials for children to learn coding without screens. Developed at MIT, this carefully designed set includes timeless Montessori-inspired learning materials and a handbook to guide kids 3 to 9 years old through over 30 lessons. The set covers a wide range of topics, including sorting algorithms, binary trees, binary codes, encryption, patterns, mapping and more. It’s all made with natural materials and is ethically sourced and manufactured in the USA. Place your orders before 15 December 2020 to receive your set before Christmas!
Pre-order now and enjoy the launch promotion of 20% off until the end of the year!
Rollerskates or rollerblades
Get the older tweens some retro rollerskates (these Impala Roller Skates $139, in purple or turquoise, are great plus check out the other super colours). Decathlon does some really affordable inline skates ($30) with straps that younger kids might prefer.
Primary school kids love wearing watches – whether you opt for an ‘old school’ watch that only tells the time (a good motivator to get kids to learn to read the clock!) or a smartwatch to help kids be more active and achieve their fitness goals. For the latter, find popular brands like Fitbit, Garmin and even themed watches like this Sonic the Hedgehog one on Amazon.sg.
Looking for a doll that reflects your family’s ethnicity? The most common dolls at the toy store are caucasian so we round up some great toys –from action figures to games to multiracial, and anatomically correct dolls (like the cute doll pictured above from Amazon.sg), that will help diversify your child’s playroom and make inclusion the norm. Read more here.
The Rubik’s cube will have your kids off their screens and puzzling how to solve this brain teaser of a toy. Read up on one mama’s journey solving one and the four things it taught her kids.
This is always an excellent present as it’s generally the one that’s still being used long after the Christmas tree is packed away. Buy books in stores like Woods in the Books, Books Ahoy in Forum the Shopping Mall, Kinokinuya, Popular and My Greatest Child, or order online from Amazon.sg or bookdepository.com. Our top picks for babies and toddlers are classic board books like Where is the Green Sheep? and It’s Time For Bed. For picture books we love Beatrice Alemagna’s books, The Marvellous Fluffy, Squishy Itty Bitty and On a Magical Do-Nothing Day. If your kiddo is starting on chapter books, the Rabbit and Bear series is lovely, or try Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar. For more confident readers, check out the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series plus anything by Roald Dahl and David Walliams.
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