Christmas gifts for kids that will cost you less than R150

By admin
18 December 2015

We all remember feeling like a kid on Christmas morning, rushing to open all the presents that had been taunting us from under the Christmas tree for weeks.

With just a few shopping days to go before Christmas, YOU has compiled the ultimate guide to budget-friendly Christmas gifts for your little tots, guaranteed to spread some festive cheer all around (and make you the coolest parents around!)

Characters from the Frozen and Minion movies are still hugely popular this festive season, as are Lego blocks and educational toys. But age-old favourites like teddy bears, are also winners.

Here are some options for wallet-friendly Christmas presents (all below R150) that even Santa would be proud of:

Educational toys

Puzzles are a great way of keeping your children entertained, whilst helping them develop problem-solving skills. This 100-piece African animal puzzle costs just R50, and features the Big 5 and their friends. (Available from Toys ‘r Us stores)

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Zippi Motion Sand feels like real sand, but when squeezed together it can be shaped and moulded into any design! This nifty little creation will have your little ones creating imaginative designs for hours on end! (Retails for R99.90)

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For girls AND boys

You can never go wrong with a plush toy for Christmas, perfect for bedtime snuggles. Choose between a monkey, elephant, giraffe, or lion, or create your own jungle collection for story time. (Retails for R149.90 each)

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The Ultra Bouncing Bubble kit features a bubble wand, a unique bubble solution, and a Magic glove which allows you to bounce bubbles on your hand before they pop! Kids can even attempt to bounce their way past the Guinness World record of 195 bounces! (Retails for R59.90 from tevo.co.za)

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For the girls

Barbie is an all-time favourite of little girls around the world. Now the world’s most famous doll will show your little one all the skills they need to be a real-life princess, in this charming Princess Charm School DVD. Barbie will teach you how to dance like a princess, host tea parties, and all the proper princess manners. (Retails for R59.90 from Toys ‘r Us stores.)

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Every little girl enjoys playing dress-up, so why not get yours a beauty playset of her own! Featuring a dressing table with mirror, a hairdryer, lipstick, nail polish, jewellery and hair accessories, now mom and daughter can play make-believe together! (Retails for R125 from takealot.com)

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Featuring the universally-loved Hello Kitty, this stylish wallet and digital watch set is the perfect gift for a little fashionista. (Retails for R89 from spree.co.za)

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For the boys

Your little guy will be the coolest dude on the playground with this funky rhino lunchbag! Featuring Rhino from the popular Jungle Beats series, this gift is durable and practical, and a whole lot of cute! (Retails for R69 from spree.co.za)

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The Space rail marble rollercoaster is the ultimate DIY toy for your budding architect or engineer, this cool construction set allows you to build your very own marble rollercoaster! The toy uses gravity and science to allow the marble to navigate through a series of twists, turns, and loops – fascinating to both watch and build. (Retails for R129 from takealot.com)

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The loveable crime-fighting Minion characters feature in this super-cool wallet and watch set – perfect gadgets for superheroes in the making!

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-- Latashia Naidoo 

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