Art and craft gift ideas to encourage children to be creative.
A good way to select a gift is by interest. What are they interested in? What do they like doing? Are they settled or moving into a new stage of life? Gifts that introduce or inspire a new interest can be particularly successful and provide lasting memories.
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Art and craft gift ideas to encourage children to be creative.
Astronomy and space-themed gifts for the young and not so young.
Use Australian animals as gifts or a party theme to build on current interests or to nurture interest in our natural surroundings.
Birthday bears range cute bears with messages on their shirts to birthday keepsakes. What is it about birthdays and bears that makes them fit together so well?
Books about birthdays make great gifts for young readers.
1000’s of birthday cards to suit all ages and personalities. Get a personalised card or make your own.
Buy Lego gifts, gadgets & accessories from Australian retailers and the official store. New sets, hard to find items, Duplo, Bionicle, Star Wars sets and Batman sets.
Gift ideas for board game lovers. Traditional games, card games, giant games, outdoor games, jigsaw puzzles and children’s games.
Butterflies fascinate all ages with their bright cheerful colours and movement. Butterfly Themed Gifts Cool Things have all the latest cool gadgets and gizmos. They are based in Launceston, Tasmania and deliver Australia-wide and internationally. Search their site for “butterfly”. Yogee Toys is a Sydney-based online toys store with a huge range of stock from Read more
Silly and Serious gifts for carlovers to show their lighter side or celebrate their passions. Revhead Experiences Driving experience vouchers range from defensive driving courses (to try to tame them) to feeding their dreams by driving a V8, or going even faster as a passenger in a V8 driven by a professional (hotlaps!). Check out Read more
Cat Parties are not just for children. Adults can have cat parties to celebrate their furry friends. Games & Activities: Colouring in: 0to5 have colouring templates of cats free to print at home. Play tag but call it Cat and Mouse. The person who is ‘it’ is the cat, everyone else is a mouse. For Read more
Gifts and hampers with wine or champagne. Wine tours and organic wines. Personalised and customised options available.
Children’s costumes and dress-ups. A dress up box with a mix of cast-offs from adults plus purpose-made costumes encourage pretend play.
Nurture a budding naturist with a creepy crawly themed party. Many of us would cringe at the thought of a bug party, but some are fascinated with these weird and wonderful creatures. What sort of bugs should you look out for at a creepy crawly party? The list is endless; bees, ladybeetles, dragonflies, ants, butterflies Read more
Tips for holding a Detective, Mystery or Spy themed party. Themed costume, food, decoration, game and gift ideas.
Tips for holding a Dinosaur themed party. Themed costume, food, decoration, game and gift ideas.
Dog Party Ideas Games & Activities: Pin the tail on the puppy. Colouring in: 0to5 have colouring templates of dogs free to print from home. Modify traditional party games to have a dog theme. For example Fido Says instead of Simon Says, Doggy Freeze Dance instead of Musical Statues, Pass the Puppy instead of Pass Read more
Gift ideas for Dr Who fans – remote control Dr Who gadgets, Windups, cut-out Tardis, Daleks and more.
Elephant Party Ideas Did you know that elephants use their trunks as snorkels when swimming and on hot days they flap their ears to cool their blood? They also have the largest brains of all land animals. Many people believe these majestic creatures are a symbol of good luck. Elephants feature in many children’s stories Read more
Experience vouchers are good for any birthday but especially the milestone birthdays. Give them a story to tell for the next decade.
Tips for holding a Fairy themed party. Ideas for themed costumes, food, decoration, games and gifts.
Figurines and action figures for adults and children. Hand made figurines, action figures from popular movies and traditional wooden figurines
Frog Party Ideas Frogs are fascinating creatures and feature in many children’s stories, games and toys. And, of course, there’s Kermit. Games & Activities: Colouring in: 0to5 have a frog colouring template which is free to print from home. Play musical chairs with giant lily pads made out of green cardboard instead of chairs. Make Read more
Gift ideas for people who love electronics. Unusual gizmos and gadgets plus cameras, phones, iPods and accessories for laptops, iPods and gaming consoles.
Gift ideas for gardeners.
Science gifts for children and adults who like to experiment and play with science and gadgets. Foster children’s interest in how things work with science kits and other fun scientific gifts.
Tips for holding a Harry Potter themed party. Themed costume, decoration, game and gift ideas.
Books About Horses Booktopia is Australian-owned online-only retail store selling books, eBooks and DVDs. Take advantage of flat rates for delivery around Australia of as many physical books or DVDs as you want in one order. They have an extensive range of Australian books as well as the usual international titles. Horse Costumes Costume Box Read more
Children love jungle animals. It gives them the chance to ROAR and go a little wild. Indulge them with these party ideas and gifts.
Monkey and Gorilla Toys, Gifts and Costumes Booktopia is Australian-owned online-only retail store selling books, eBooks and DVDs. Take advantage of flat rates for delivery around Australia of as many physical books or DVDs as you want in one order. They have an extensive range of Australian books as well as the usual international titles Read more
Gift ideas for people who love movies. 1000s of DVDs from reputable online stores, or chose a movie experience voucher.
Gift ideas for people who love music. iPods, CDs, posters, sheet music and guitar accessories for adults and musical toys for children.
Suggestions for holding a Music themed party. Themed costume, food, decoration, game and gift ideas.
Suggestions for holding a Space themed party. Themed costume, food, decoration, activity and gift ideas.
You can decorate your panda party easily with lots of black and white balloons and party plates. Some bamboo will give it that extra tough of authenticity. Booktopia is Australian-owned online-only retail store selling books, eBooks and DVDs. Take advantage of flat rates for delivery around Australia of as many physical books or DVDs as Read more
Penguin toys, gifts and penguin costumes.
Pirates have always fascinated children. Here are some pirate gift ideas and pirate costumes.
Pool toys for all all ages for relaxation, sport, games and parties. Yardgames has lots of giant beach balls, pool toys and outdoor games. Cool Things is all about the latest cool gadgets, gizmos and gifts that make you say “That’s Cool.” From remote control toys to gifts for babies to unusual alarm clocks that Read more
Gift ideas for for people who like puzzles. Jigsaw, ball, wooden, 3-D, novelty and personalised puzzles
Flowers for birthdays or just because. Choose from existing arrangements or create your own. Delivered by Australian Florists. Flower alternatives also available.
Suggestions for holding a Spooky themed party. Themed costume, food, decoration, game and gift ideas.
Gift ideas for sports fans and athletes. Sports clothing and equipment, memorabilia, games and sports experience vouchers.
Suggestions for holding a Star Wars themed party. Themed costume, game and Star Wars gift ideas.
Gifts for coffee lovers. Coffee packs, tasting kits, machines and coffee making courses.
Suggestions for holding a Thomas the Tank Engine themed party. Themed costume, food, decoration, game and gift ideas.
Tiger Parties Tigers were voted the number one favourite animal in a worldwide opinion poll from Animal Planet! Tigers, and cats pretending to be tigers, feature in lots of children’s story books and poems. Browse the shops below for some great tiger themed gifts and costumes for adults and children. Gifts and Toys for Tiger Read more
Transformer party ideas, toys and gifts.
Suggestions for holding a Winnie the Pooh themed party, including decoration and gift ideas.