We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite gifts for children. Perfect for both boys and girls, we’ve found something to suit every price range…
What better way to teach kids about the solar system than getting them to create their own? The finished product is a mobile where the planets revolve and glow just like the real ones, and parents will be pleased that all pieces snap together, so no glue involved!
2. Backpacks – Country Road – R399
Give kids a reason to be excited about carrying their own belongings with one of these quirky backpacks from Country Road. Made up of different textured and patterned pieces of canvas, these spliced bags have plenty of space and will be the envy of all the other kids on the playground.
3. Monster Moogle Storytelling App – iTunes – R21.99
This interactive app allows children to make up their own stories, characters and artwork, and was created by local graphic designer and tech entrepreneur Danielle Orkin. Great for letting little imaginations run wild and improving vocabulary skills, Monster Moogle is loved by kids and parents alike and has won a number of prestigious international awards.
4. ‘Motive’ Wooden tricycle – Milkshed – R3 000
A beautiful toy that is sure to become an heirloom passed down to future generations, these tricycles are as eco-friendly and sustainable as they are beautiful to look at. Made with steel joints and hand-turned wooden parts, they are built to last and come in a variety of interchangeable wheel colours.
This is another gift that is sure to stand the test of time! A collection of Dr Seuss’s classic stories will be loved by kids (and indeed, adults!) of all ages, and can always be added to on future birthdays or special occasions.