Christmas Gift Guide for Under 2's
What a year 2021 has been! With most of the country in extended lockdowns and all of us not being able to enjoying moving around visiting family and friends, our need to ensure our homes have been a safe and fun sanctuary for our little ones to grow was a priority. Yes, here we are! It's Christmas AGAIN! We are not sure how that happened but we have absolutely no doubt everyone is ready for some much needed family fun time.
Before we even arrive at Christmas Day, think about creating a tradition of a Christmas Eve box. With Europe having this tradition for centuries, it is wonderful to build the excitement! Laying out Santa and the reindeers snacks, leaving Santa a key (for the logistically minded kids who have been wondering how he gets in??) or popping a bauble on the tree all while in their Christmas PJs. Setting the scene for the fun days ahead is a fabulous way to start.
We have chosen items we feel sit with Riff Raffs philosophy of investment pieces as they will be in your family for many years to come. They educate while creating memories and experiences. There are so many fabulous gifts to choose from your family! Whether it's your little ones 1st Christmas (get the camera ready!) or 2nd, we have pulled together some really fab gifts for your little ones.
Personalised Christmas PJ Set
These are so much fun. And remember to include your other kiddos. The family in matching PJs makes a fab Christmas card for the following year too.
The Dress up Corner
You will see a role play theme coming up. But you can't play the part if you don't dress the part! These great costumes will give endless hours of fun. Doctors, Action heroes, Astronauts and so many more.
For the Budding Musician
The benefits of music in the first 2 years are so beneficial. Recent studies have shown that music affects the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of babies and children and strengthens cognitive and sensory development. These wooden sets will offer all of these aspects to your little one.
Further on from the musical benefits, playing with dolls gives lots of opportunities to learn and practice different types of words for colours, size, position, actions, and feelings. Different types of words are the building blocks your toddler uses together to make longer sentences. A fabulous addition to your childs play room.
Way to Play Flexible Roads
These flexible rubber roads will go over any surface. Tiles, wooden floors, carpet, out in the dirt or at the beach! They are also double sided so you can make the corners go either way. So clever! This one is a winner!
Strolley is a revolutionary design in imaginative play. This hand-woven rattan basket on wheels switches from a pram to a shopping trolley, by just lowering the hood of the pram. Perfect for dolls, pretend play, fruits and veggies or for your little one to push around their favourite toys. You can also add Bedding and a Mattress too so nap time is even snugglier.
Little chefs now taking orders.
What will you bake today? This stylish mini kitchen is the perfect gift to inspire creative kitchen play.
Ahoy young sailor! Welcome aboard the SS. Imagination. The Boat Sandpit is the perfect way to get kids excited about playing and creating outdoors in their own little vessel. The aft (rear) compartment is perfect for storing treasure before little pirates have a chance to bury it.
For your DIY bub
Children can learn new skills, have fun, play and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden tending plants and growing their own food. Most kids enjoy being outdoors and love digging in the soil, getting dirty, creating things and watching plants grow. These handy tools will help that veggie patch growing in no time!
Time for the first bike
This adorable 12 inch Balance bike has been inspired by classic design, where modern contemporary meets timeless design. This bike comes with a wicker basket which is ideal for carting around your little one's favourite toy or drink bottle. This bicycle also has a comfortable leather like tan padded seat and stylish leather like tan handles.
To make this balance bike even more special It can be personalised with your child's name!
Children can climb and clamber over the Eezy Peezy Climber with Top. The Climbing Frame trains childrens motor skills and dexterity. Through special links on the monkey bars it can hold up to 70kg and allows up to 2 children to climb carefree. Lightweight and simple snap construction- Holds 2-3 children Durable, weather and UV resistant high quality plastic tubing. A great way to get the kids outdoors and displaying their inner monkeys!
Mud Kitchen Heaven
In these kitchens there is every flavour of cake being made. Sticks and stones, leaves and berries! Creativity at it's highest. What can we find for the next creation!? Mud kitchens bring the joy of indoors out and great fun for group of solo play!
Cubby House Getaway
Home away from home. Creating an outdoor space designated to your little one provides a sanctuary, a safe place for them outdoors. While ladders and slides might be in the years to come, many cubbies can just be the 1 level for those crawling adventurers!
Trampolining fun for the whole family
Trampolines have come a long way since our childhoods. With memories of spending more time bouncing off than on, these designs now boast self closing entry, curved poles, extra tough net and safety netting. The ultimate energy burn and with the addition of a sprinkler, boom! Hello summer!
Swing set adventures
Give your Kids the ultimate gift! One to last their whole childhood. With options for picnic tables, sandpits, monkey bars, climbing walls, climbing ropes and slide, sinks and chalkboards, your little one will have endless adventures!
This is one of our favourite gifts as Coburg parents and lasts through the whole year! Fab for the whole family and meeting friends and family. The option to jump on the train or tram mid week and explore the Zoo and beautiful grounds is the ultimate play date or Parents group catch up.
With memberships receiving Free reciprocal entry to Taronga Zoo, Western Plains Zoo, Adelaide Zoo, Monarto Zoo and Perth Zoo, you can enjoy this gift even while interstate! Wow, it feels good to say that!
We hope we've given you some ideas to help make your little ones Christmas morning full of fun! Merry Christmas from our families to yours!
Emma and the Riff Raff Team x