The season of gifting is upon us! The FLH Team has selected a range of ideal gifts that's fit for every budget and put them together in this Christmas Guide. Not only are they perfect as Christmas gifts, these gift ideas will fit well with baby showers and kids birthdays too!
$20 and under
Books always make great gifts. The titles under our books collection have been carefully selected - tried and tested and loved by our kids, and highly recommended by our educator friends. Some of our bestselling titles include the Little World series and Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar Magnet Book.
2. Hair Accessories
If you're into fuss-free and convenient meal times, you should check out our silicone dinnerware by We Might Be Tiny. They make cooking and cleaning up so much easier. They are also really versatile - you could bake it, freeze it, microwave it, or make agar agar with it! Their Grip Cups and Keepies are also made for little hands!
$20 to $35
1. Grapat Mandala
Mandala is a huge part of open-ended play, and giving these gifts will definitely bring many hours of play for your kids. The Grapat Mandala that we curated on our store are nature-inspired like the flowers, trees, and honeycomb and painted with non-toxic paints. Use them to teach colours, sorting, counting. So many ways to use these! Organise them with our Grapat Tinker Tray or our Qtoys Pea Pod Tray.
2. Maileg Mice selection
These Maileg mice will definitely pull your heartstrings. My heart skips a beat whenever I open these matchboxes to see these cuties tucked in the bed.
Pick one from our Matchbox selection (starting from $27.90 with the Sleepy/Wakey Baby Girl or Baby Boy Mice) or the Dance Mice Selection (starting from $32.90 with Dance Mouse, Big Sister Giselle or Swan Lake) for the aspiring little ballerina at home. For Little Mr. Active, there is the Superhero Mouse that comes with his super cute suitcase. These are very easy to pack in your handbag, and to whip out for car rides or long waits at restaurants!
3. Baby Gifts – Rattles and Swaddles
Have you seen our collection of rattles here at For Little Hands? We stock the wooden Grech and Co. teething ring/ multi-sensory rattle and the oh-too-cute Bambi Rattle (Rusty) and Panda Rattle Noah’s Ark from Maileg. Take your pick or take them all!
These sunnies by Grech & Co. are a crowd favourite for gifting for both boys and girls. We once packed 11 of them for a customer for gifting! You can’t go wrong with these.
$35 to $70
1. Play-and-Learn toys
The Qtoys range of Montessori-inspired toys are great for inculcating learning while play. Think building concentration and fine motor skills - these toys are perfect for them. Bring about literacy play with our Upper Case Alphabet Puzzle or Lower Letter Tracing Board. Or you can spruce up their stacking/ sorting/ counting skills with our Balancing People, that comes in Natural and Colour. @playfullreaders has also done a wonderful review of the Balancing People and the Narrow-to-wide knob puzzle. Check out her review and play ideas on her Instagram feed here and here.
These Pear Set from our Makers of the World collection is perfect for sorting and counting. The donut stacker and pyramid stacker also help with hand-eye-coordination and sequencing for the younger ones.
2. Swaddles and Cot Sheets
Swaddles, jersey wrap sets and fitted cot sheets make very practical gifts for parents with newborns. Here at For Little Hands, we stock these very Insta-worthy baby items from Snuggle Hunny Kids !
3. Grimms Large Convertibles
4. Feeding Items – We May Be Tiny
More of our meal time selection! We have Stickie Plates, Freeze and Bake poddies and snackies that comes in Bear, Bunny and Cat, and various shades.
5. Maileg Angel and Tooth Fairy Mice selection
6. Maileg plushies
Aww, these plushies has got to be the most squishy huggable soft toys around!. Maileg Safari friends are made of the softest linen and they are just about the right size for your toddlers and preschoolers to hug and carry around. They may just be the best companions for your little ones. Pick between the Small Rhino, the Small Truffle Pig, the Medium Elephant or the Gantosaurus (which comes with its own egg!)
$70 and above
1. Spinkie Dolls and Café Delice
The Spinkie dolls are very luxurious and are sure to bring wows from your little dears. These dolls are handsewn by mothers in Philippines, so your purchase will support their cause back home! If you want to gift something to the boys, the Café Delice Toys range will be suitable for them too.
2. Make Me Iconic Beauty Kit Set
This is not just any Beauty Kit Set. This 11-piece set from Make Me Iconic is made from timber instead of plastic and complies with European and American safety standards. Great for pretend play and comes without the mess or unsafe make-up chemicals!
3. Noah’s Ark with 4 rattles
This Noah's Ark set with 4 animal rattles from Maileg has a long lifespan – use them as rattles when they are babies, and for story play when they are older. Boxed beautifully, this will be make a great, presentable gift for a baby shower or a Christmas baby's gift.
4. Grimm’s Building Lion
Grimm’s latest 2020 launch, the Grimm’s Building Lion, is such a beauty! The Grimm’s Lion at first look, is a lion. But when you look closer, its eyes are birds, its cheeks are giraffes and you can form safari trees and landscapes with the other playing parts. Let the kids tinker with it and you'll be amazed what beautiful creations they can come up with.
We hope this guide gives you some ideas to start your Christmas shopping. If you are buying a gift for a little someone and need some help with choosing one, feel free to also reach out to our team! We would love to put something together for you. Simply let us know your giftee's gender, preferences and your budget. The FLH elves are here for you. Happy shopping!