Christmas Gift Ideas 2017

Sphero R2-D2 Robot

There’s nothing cooler at Christmas than opening up the coolest of cool Christmas presents under the tree. Then spending the whole rest of the day playing with your new, cool toy relentlessly. When we were kids we all got that coolest of cool toy under the tree, so we know that feeling well. 

But just what’s ‘cool’ these days? What are the gifts in 2017 that are going to make your kids do cartwheels in front of the Christmas tree?

Well don’t fret cool parents, we’ve got you covered. We’ve scoured the net for an eclectic selection of the coolest gift ideas for Christmas. There’s a range of prices, ages and interests covered below.

Our Christmas Gift Guide 2017 has you covered from Hatchimals that only cost a couple of bucks, through to this year’s must-have robots and artificial intelligence dolls.

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

 

Cool Stocking Filler Ideas – Christmas Gifts Under $20

Hatchimals: CollEGGtibles RRP $9.99

Hatchimals CollEGGtiblesA Hatchimal that doesn’t cost over a hundred bucks… I’m listening!

CollEGGtibles are the all new creatures from the world of Hatchimals! These adorable creatures all have glittery wings and love to fly everywhere but first they need your help to hatch. Warm their eggs in your hand and when the heart changes colour from purple to pink they’re ready to hatch!

Gently crack the egg to reveal the Hatchimal inside and hatch a whole world! These mini versions of one of the best selling toys come in single, 2 and 4 packs, and even an egg-carton 12 pack!

 

Peppa Pig Mini Buggy RRP $16.95

Peppa Pig Mini Buggy

You can’t go wrong with Peppa Pig, and there’s a great range to choose from.

Peppa Pig and her friends are ready to roll in these cute, mini vehicles! Peppa can zoom about in her little rocket, George Pig rides along in a purple dinosaur buggy and here comes Richard Rabbit in… a bright, red dinosaur car!

There are so many characters from your favourite show to add to your collection! Choose a train or a rocket ship, or even a crazy dinosaur buggy! Perfect for your little Peppa fan. (Ages 2+, no batteries required.)

 

Egg-splode Egg Cup RRP $19.99

Egg cup holder tankOur kids love soft-boiled eggs and soldier toast as much as we did when we were kids. We have them pretty much once a week. This could well be the perfect stocking filler for them!

Ensure your boiled egg arrives safely at the breakfast table with the Egg-splode Egg Cup and Toast Cutter.

The set contains a tank-shaped egg cup with protective helmet and toast cutter to help you create those perfect ‘soldiers’ for dipping. The Egg-splode Egg Cup makes eating eggs a tactical exercise in fun!

 

Fingerlings RRP $29.95

FingerlingsAlright, so I cheated a little by including the Fingerlings in the under $20 category. But I did just find them at Kmart for $22, and I figured this was close enough to include these, because they’re just too cute!

These little baby monkey toys (there are umpteen to collect in different colours) cling to your finger with their hands or tail – and know when they’re being touched or talked to.

Their head turns, their eyes blink and you can rock them to a sweet snorey sleep!

 

Cool Gift Ideas – Christmas Gifts $50 and over

Eat – Chelsea Winter RRP $50

Eat - Chelsea winterChelsea Winter delivers another stunning collection of recipes. Eat is a winner for anyone who loves to cook (and eat!)

There’s a bumper section of Chelsea’s trademark sweet sensations and knock-out desserts, and clever mix-and-match sides to inject a little extra interest and flavour into everyday meals.

Featuring more than 95 recipes and no complicated cooking methods or hard-to-find ingredients. Eat promises to make every cooking occasion a cause for celebration.

 

Peppa Pig Family Home Playset RRP $109

Peppa Pig Family House playset

If you’ve got a Peppa fan in your family, why not go all out and get the whole playhouse.

Let Peppa Pig show you around her Family Home with this impressive Peppa Pig Family Home Playset. Offering lots to explore, this playset comes complete with six rooms including an attic, study, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, lounge, lots of furniture pieces and a Peppa Pig figure.

Great for imaginative role-play, little ones can open the front door to welcome in guests, cook up a storm in the kitchen, get Peppa ready for bedtime and put Peppa to bed.

 

Enchantimals Panda Tree House Playset Doll RRP$129

Enchantimals PlayhouseHere’s another awesome playhouse option. This one is from the Enchantimal’s franchise.

This fun tree house is inspired by the world of Enchantimals, an enchanted place nestled deep in the forest. It comes with a Panda doll and animal, and fun accessories. Designed with lots of colour and forest touches, the tree house, over half a metre tall, has multiple levels and play spaces.

There’s a bathroom with two sinks and two toilets, a kitchen with room for two and a bedroom with bunk beds for the best friends. Stairs lead up to a second-level deck and a third-level treetop lookout. Kids will love telling all kinds of stories with this whimsical Enchantimals play set.

 

Remington Radiance Ionic Straightener Pack RRP $129.99

Remington Radiance Ionic StraightenerDo you have someone who straightens their hair religiously, day after day, in your household?

The Remington Radiance Ionic Straightener releases millions of negative ions allowing you to create sleek, frizz-free styles, while the dual ion release channel optimises ion contact with hair strands.

With an auto-safety shut off function for your peace of mind, you can now leave the house without worry. With a memory function that remembers the last set temperature, and 15 second heat up time, you’ll be well on your way to silky straight hair in less time than ever before.

 

First Martians – Adventures of the Red Planet Board Game RRP $139

First Martians

Wow, have boardgames ever changed since we were kids!

First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet tells a magnificent history of humans struggling to survive on a hostile frontier. A series of missions form two separate campaigns. Take meaningful decisions and face their consequences! Experience thrills and awe as the plot unfolds!

Additionally, the box features 6 standalone missions. Choose your difficulty level and mode of play: who do you want to be today? A scientist, an explorer, or an engineer? The game provides massive replayability, while the story will always reflect your decisions. (Ages 12+, 1-4 players.)

 

Fisher-Price Teach n Tag Movi RRP $139

Fisherprice teach n tag Movi Robot

Ah yes, the first of the robots. This one’s for the pre-schoolers out there.

The Fisher-Price Teach n Tag Movi is one cool little robot, ready to roll and get kids moving and learning along with him!

With 360 degrees of mobility, Movi encourages pre-schoolers to get their minds and bodies moving, while teaching them how to follow directions and think critically about the world around them!

With 3 exciting game modes and 6 games to choose from, Teach ‘n Tag Movi keeps kids thinking (and moving!).

 

Luvabella – Responsive Lifelike Doll RRP $250

Luvabella DollBilled as one of 2017’s must-have toys!

So what makes Luvabella so special? She’s an AI doll – that means she uses artificial intelligence to learn how to interact with your child. The more she’s played with, the more she responds, and will even start saying some words.

She moves her arms and has an astonishingly expressive face – her lips move and her eyes blink. And if you tickle her tummy or her toes, she’ll giggle, if you give her a lamb toy, she will kiss it, and if you cover her eyes, she’ll play peekaboo.

 

Sphero R2-D2 App Enabled Droid RRP $319.95

Sphero R2-D2 App Enabled Droid
This is the droid you’re looking for. R2-D2 is an astromech droid in the Rebel Alliance from a galaxy far, far away…

The specialised tech in R2-D2 is unlike any other droid, making it as authentic as the trusty Artoo you’ve come to know and love. Control your droid with your smart phone, or watch it patrol on its own. Artoo’s signature front and rear LED lights are fully functional, and an integrated speaker means the beeps and boops come right from R2-D2 itself. Next, level, awesome!

Jarrod Rendle

Jarrod is a quintessential Kiwi Dad. He lives in Pukerua Bay, and works from home in an office that overlooks the sea. His inspiration and motivation in life come from his wife and two children.

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