Best Christmas Present Ideas for Babies, Kids & Siblings by My Chiqui World x The Play Forest

With Christmas just around the corner there has never been a better time to start thinking about gifts. We all know that leaving them to the last minute is not the best way to handle your Christmas shopping, so this year we have prepared a list of gift ideas for different age groups along with options to suit everyone’s budget. For this special occasion we have decided to collaborate with My Chiqui World who are a small Aussie business just like us!

 

The Play Forest has a range that is carefully sourced and curated to nurture the whole child. All their products are non-toxic, sustainable, and ethically sourced. It is incredibly important to them that through our play we are reconnecting with each other and our Earth. We love their products and can’t wait to share a few of them with you!

 

For those who don’t know yet at My Chiqui World we offer both babies and kids clothing, toys and accessories. Our products are carefully selected and offer educational games to support your children’s intuition and love of learning. We have a strong belief in the need for quality Australian made products. This year we have been happy to launch our bib range, proudly hand crafted in our hometown of Bendigo. We truly believe that the best things can be produced when small businesses get together, and this is why at My Chiqui World we strive to work with other small creators to make big things!

Here are our picks of great gift ideas for Christmas 2021!


We have divided these gift options into 3 categories: babies, kids, and shared presents for siblings.

 

  1. Our selection of the best Christmas present ideas for babies

When it comes to babies it can be very hard to select a gift as really, they’re the ones who ultimately decide what their interests are and sometimes this means the box the gift has come in might be more interesting than the gift itself! Sometimes it can also be very hard to please the parents. For this reason, we have made sure to select all neutral gender products that are able to be given to both little boys and girls and something that should be practical also.

 

Our Budget Friendly recommendations:

The Handmade Bandana or Classic Extra Coverage Bib for $24.99

 

These beautiful bibs have been designed and produced to be the perfect mix of style meets functionality. With our 'Extra Coverage' design they are sure to catch any mess your 'Chiqui" little one unintentionally or even intentionally makes. They are handmade by our local seamstress from 100% cotton fabrics. These bibs are perfect being neutral gender for any baby in any situation.

Available in 6 different styles: Classic Polka Dot, Classic Rainbow, Classic Mauve, Bandana Sloth, Bandana Cream and Bandana Polka.  

 

The Hand Dyed Silks from $17 to $25

The Play Silk

The wonderful Play Silks are a versatile toy for children that encourages imaginative play. You’ll be surprised at the games your little ones come up with and it will be a joy to watch their creative side come out. Each play silk is a square with a hand-rolled hem. Silk is a natural fibre that is lightweight and durable and feels that little bit special and luxurious. The Play Forest Play Silks hand-dyed in Australia and come in two sizes.

The Handmade 'Jungle Buddies' Baby Mobile for $199

The Jungle Baby Mobile

 

This unique handmade baby mobile is the perfect addition to your little animal lover's nursery. Handmade in Australia, each mobile has 4 crochet/amigurumi jungle animals, choose from: Lion, Zebra, Tiger, Monkey, Rhino, Elephant, and Giraffe. This is the perfect present that will please parents & babies!

 

Each mobile is lovingly hand made to order, so please allow 2-3 weeks for your item to be posted. So ORDER NOW.

The Montessori Totli Box for $89

The Montessori Tolti Box

Give your child the best possible start with the Montessori box that provides years of play. The Totli Box includes everything in one: from posting to sorting to imaginative play. Designed by child development experts and crafted with safe, healthy, and durable materials for babies and toddlers ages 6+ months. This is one of our favourite educational ideas for your Christmas shopping.

 

Available NOW in pre-order for December Dispatch.

 

  1. Our selection of the best Christmas present idea for kids

Let’s now talk about our kids gift ideas! Our selection will include opportunities for the kids to explore, learn and help their imaginations come alive. We have also selected neutral gender products that will suit either little girl or little boy. Now let’s play!

 

Our Budget Friendly recommendations:

The Wooden Australian Animals Dominoes Garden Bugs for $29.90

Wooden Australian Animals Dominoes Garden Bugs for Kids

Classic dominoes is a wonderfully simple game to play with children. They are perfect for a small gift or even as a stocking stuffer. With 28 wooden pieces featuring a range of bugs, they are great for developing personal and social skills and encouraging observation skills.

Made in Australia, we recommend this game for kids from 3+ years old .

 

All our wooden toys are dispatched within one business day. Click to order.

 

Vintage Spinning Top for $39.95

Vintage Spinning Top

The ‘Vintage Spinning Top’ has been purposely designed to be able to be used by left or right handers. It has an extra-long handle for ease of use for little ones and can be enjoyed for hours on end by young or old. It encourages fine motor skills and dexterity through the threading of the toy. Not to mention children young and old love watching it spin!

Made and tested to meet all Australian Toy standards, you are safe to shop now.

 

Our two favourite kids present ideas:

The Activity Bug Pack for $59.95

Activity Bug Pack for Kids

This Activity Bug pack makes a fantastic present and with its compact size and handy storage box it is an ideal travel resource for all Bug loving children!

Packaged in a heavy-duty cardboard box the fun begins before it is even opened! Inside the sturdy box an abundance of Bug puzzles, stamps, games and colouring cards are unveiled.

 

All our wooden toys are dispatched within one business day. Click to get yours!

 

The Sorting Tray Bundles from $120 to $150

This one is guaranteed to keep the little ones busy for hours!

This set includes an acacia wood 12 colour sorting tray, 12 rainbow discs, 12 cupcakes OR 12 Lovies, 60 rainbow wooden balls, tongs, and a spoon. Suitable for children age 3+.

 

Three bundles available - sorting tray bundle, sorting tray bundle with cupcakes, sorting tray bundle with lovies.

  1. Our selection of the best Christmas present idea for siblings

 

As a bonus, we have selected two products that could be given as a gift to siblings. Once again neutral gender and from 1 to 6 years old, we can guarantee that your kids are going to have a lot of fun!

 

Our Budget Friendly recommendations:

 

The Outdoor Wooden Climbing Cube for $295

Outdoor Wooden Climbing Cube

Our Outdoor Climbing Cube is made using 15mm structural Birch plywood and 25mm Merbau dowel. It has been coated with a hard-wearing water based clear sealer.

The sealer is non-hazardous and non-toxic and suitable for interior and exterior use. Our wooden climbing frame is created to be incredibly strong and support your child through their physical development.

Our climbing frames meet all Australian Safety Standards.

We offer FREE SHIPPING on all our climbing items so Shop now or discover our full range.

 

Our favourite present ideas for siblings:

 

The Outdoor Wooden Climbing Cube, Large Pikler & Climbing Ramp Package for $745

Outdoor Wooden Climbing Cube, Large Pikler & Climbing Ramp Package

Our Outdoor Pikler triangle and Outdoor Climbing Cube are made using 15mm structural Birch plywood and 25mm Merbau dowel. Our Outdoor Climbing Ramp is made using 18mm marine grade ply and Tasmanian Oak rungs.

The Pikler triangle, Cube and Ramp have been coated with a hard-wearing water based clear sealer. The sealer is non-hazardous and non-toxic and suitable for interior and exterior use.

Our wooden climbing frames are created to be incredibly strong and support your child through their physical development.

We offer FREE SHIPPING on all our climbing items so Shop now or discover our full range.

 

Firstly, thank you very much for reading this blog right to the end. As a special gift to you, both My Chiqui World and The Play Forest have decided to offer you an exceptional 15% off our websites to be used from today until the 13th of December without any minimum purchase. So, there is no better time than now to get your Christmas shopping done!

 

Please use the code ‘CHIQUIXMAS’ at checkout to enjoy the 15%off.

 

We look forward to seeing you very soon on My Chiqui World and The Play Forest.

 

Talk soon Tiff, Elliott & Jeannie.

 

Written by Tiffany (My Chiqui World)