Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Kids

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By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist

If you feel like your child already has more toys than they know what to do with and you can hear the clock ticking, get them one of these quirky last minute Christmas gift ideas that you may not have considered.

Allen’s Pop-Up Store

If you haven’t already been (which makes you one of the only people in Sydney), check out the limited time only pop-up Allen’s lolly bar in Westfield Sydney! You child is sure to get a sugar high from a personalised lolly jar that you can fill with all their favourite sweets, and chuck in some limited edition lollies exclusive to the store while your at it. You’ll find party mixes with an Aussie theme, chocolate covered raspberries and bananas, and if they’re not sold out, the recently discontinued green frogs!

[caption id=“attachment_115453” align=“aligncenter” width=“644”]lolly jar Source: The AU. Review[/caption]

Get Personalised

Nothing is better than Nutella…except maybe for your own jar with your name on it. You may have seen them around, but personalised Nutella Jars are the perfect (and totally affordable!) stocking filler this Christmas season. You can personalised a jar online through Myer, or do it in-store at Myer stores across Sydney, except for Warringah. If savoury is more your child’s thing, why not treat them to a personalised Vegemite jar? For just $10 via K-Mart online, personalise a limited edition jar with the label containing the lyrics to ‘Happy Little Vegemites’. This gift will make breakfast, lunch and tea as bright can be!

personalised jars

Treat Them To An Experience

Create memories through this gift with a difference. We created a list of the 6 best gift experiences for kids in Sydney, from thrill-seeking adventures to animal encounters. Some of our favourites include an elegant high tea for kids like the one at the Radisson Blu Plaza whose menu of mocktails and fairy bread is simply fit for a princess. We’ve also included some experiences that won’t break the bank like a fruit picking experience, or a picnic in one of Sydney’s best picnic spots.

cherry picking sydney

Tried And Tested

Try our ellaslist 2016 gift guide- the top trending toys for boys and girls on the ‘nice’ list. Topping this year’s list are kid’s drones- ranging from high-tech splurges to reasonably priced mini-drones for beginner flyers, and Hatchimals- a new addition to the family will hatch out of an egg as children nurture their newborn furry friend through it’s first stages of life. On the flip side, check out the toys that made the naughty list in 2016- banned, dangerous toys to avoid this Christmas.

kids drones

Give Them An ‘I Owe You’

Give them something to look forward to! Kids will just love a voucher for a fun experience or exciting day out during the school holidays. We recommend taking them to Illawarra Fly for some treetop adventures and thrilling zip-lining action. See the city like never before with BridgeClimb- they offer a range of gift certificate packages starting at just $50! iFLY is another go-to voucher favourite here at ellaslist, where you can indoor skydive! They offer gift certificates perfect for beginner as well as returning little flyers.
We also made a list of the best family passes and memberships in Sydney, the perfect gift to the whole family that will just keep on giving.

illawarra fly