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Gift Guide - What to Get Little Ones For Christmas

Posted on December 15 2020

We round up some gift options for your nieces, nephews and your friends’ children, so you can play Santa and send these even from overseas. This Christmas, share the festive joy with your nieces, nephews and friends' kids by shipping over their gifts to them.

 

Choose the perfect gift for your favourite kids this Christmas with our gift guide, for newborns up to kindergarteners and then have them delivered. Examples include activity sets, personalised gifts, Frozen 2 outfits and toys for imaginary play.

 

Delivery

Motherswork offers free shipping to local addresses for orders above $60 ($6 shipping otherwise). These will be shipped and processed during the week. Other options are same day delivery ($10) or self-collection at Motherswork Great World City. When ordering online, request for complimentary gift wrap in the special instructions. Alternatively, purchase the gift wrap in-store (prices from $3.90 to $13.80).

 

In order to ship your order overseas, email us at info@motherswork.com.sg with the product(s) and shipping address. You'll receive a shipping quotation and approximate delivery date. However, do note that this excludes any taxes, duty or customs clearance.

 

Newborns and Infants

 

Personalised Gifts

Add a special touch to your Jellycat gift by personalising your recipient’s name on it.

 

Give your newborn nephew or niece customised Cambrass and Jellycat products such as the Jellycat bunnies, soothers or blankets, or the Rocking Horse and Star blanket ($69). After choosing your desired gift, select a thread colour and font and give the name of your recipient. You may embroider up to eight English characters for large Jellycat and Cambrass products, and seven for medium Jellycat products.

 

Sophie La Girafe

Made of natural rubber, Sophie La Girafe helps your little one develop all five senses.

 

Sophie La Girafe Birth Gift Set ($39.92), or the Birth Gift Set Deluxe ($63.92) is a great first toy for your newborn nephew or niece. Even better, the 100 per cent natural rubber Sophie La Girafe helps him/her develop his/her senses. Also included is a rattle handle, and an early learning book in the respective sets.

 

Green Toys

: Great for water play, submerge this sustainable submarine under the water to socop and pour.

 

Other options for newborns and infants are Green Toys’ products. Since they're made in the USA from food-safe, 100 per cent recycled plastic milk jugs, these save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Some great toys are the Submarine, Tugboat and the seven-piece OceanBound Plastic Tide Pool Set (prices from $21.90 to $29.90). For instance, little ones can scoop and pour water with these toys while taking their baths.

 

Toddlers

 

LittleLife Backpacks

Ensure your children stay within reach when exploring big cities by holding onto the safety rein that accompanies the LittleLife toddler backpacks.

 

Let little ones bring around their own toys and treasures, no matter how impractical in one of the LittleLife toddler backpacks ($39.90). Examples include sea creatures, insects, and magical creatures like dragons and unicorns. The straps can easily be adjusted, and the backpacks also have an additional safety rein that their parents can hold on to, if necessary.

 

B.Toys Ride-on

Little ones can explore rooms around the house at a much faster speed with the Ride-On snail from B.Toys.

 

Suitable for toddlers from one to three years, the battery-operated B.Toys Ride-on with Light and Sound ($129.90) helps new walkers travel around. With two squeaky horns that light up, your nephew or niece can scoot around the home on a comfortable, ergonomic seat. This ride also has secret storage under the seat for him/her to store treasures.

 

Oribel Vertiplay

Encouraging children to stand up or sit while playing, these sets from Oribel also helps children develop their hand-eye coordination and cause and effect relationship.

 

Toddlers two years and up can play on the wall-mounted Oribel Vertiplay sets, while encouraging them to stand or sit while playing. First, kids can move Mr Caterpillar down the tree and into the mushroom tower in the Tree Top Adventure ($59.90). Next, the Musical Rail Track ($29.90) creates a tune like a xylophone, and the Round & Round Goes Mr Bear ($29.90) puffs smoke out of the chute as children turn the wheels.

 

Imaginary Play

Children can immerse themselves in imaginary play while developing their motor skills playing with this parking garage from Green Toys.

 

Toys like the Green Toys Parking Garage ($69.90), and Fire Station Playset ($71.90) encourage your nephew or niece in imaginary play. Other benefits include motor skill development, and cause and effect reasoning. Some features of the parking garage are a mini helicopter and two mini vehicles. Meanwhile, the fire station has cat firefighters, fire pole, stackable bunk beds, cannon and a fire engine.

 

Preschoolers

 

Puzzles

With 60 different challenges, kids can take turns being the dragon, prince or Sleeping Beauty and find a way to escape or reach the castle.

 

Train hand-eye coordination and problem solving with Crocodile Creek's 48-piece Double Fun Puzzles ($21.90) or the Smart Games Sleeping Beauty Deluxe ($49.90). In the first puzzles, kids will have to piece together themed jigsaw puzzles such as Pirates' Treasure, Little Builder and Mechanic and Horse Stable. Next, in the Sleeping Beauty Deluxe, they can take on different roles - a dragon, knight or the princess - and solve the challenges accordingly.

 

Story Telling

This portable playset features a wide range of items like vehicles, trees and hay bales to encourage your child to play independently and imaginatively.

 

Let little ones weave together their own stories with the Janod Mini Story Knights and Circus sets ($24.90), and the Melissa & Doug Take-Along Farm ($47.90). Starting with the Knights set, these comprise five knights, a horse and a dragon, against a scenic backdrop to bring the story to life. Similarly, the Circus set features performers, animals, a ringmaster and animal tamer. Undoubtedly, the most detailed of these three sets is the Take-Along Farm, in an easy fold-up carrying case. This set features built-in tracks, colourful scenery, trees, wooden vehicles and hay bales.

 

Activity Kits

Decorate desserts with confetti and stickers in this Beginner Craft kit from Melissa & Doug.

 

Help children develop their fine motor skills, colour recognition and creative play, while building confidence through play. Start beginner crafters on the Melissa & Doug Shake It! Deluxe Sweet Treats Beginner craft kit ($24.90) or the Shop Chalk Set ($43.90). In the first kit, crafters dip the sticky surface of the dessert into colourful confetti bags, and then decorate with stickers.

 

Meanwhile, the Shop Chalk Set lets little ones design their own signs for an ice cream or sweet shop. Additionally, the 33-piece set lets them make unlimited designs and artwork on sidewalks, chalkboards and the stencil sheets using jumbo chalk sticks and a multi-coloured cake slice.

 

Outfits

For girls who love Frozen, a great gift would be these outfits from Le Petit Society.

 

If your niece is obsessed with Frozen, give her Le Petit Society’s Cascading Tulle Skirt in Turquoise ($54), with soft tulle layers and a silver glitter elasticated waistband. For the full effect, add a short cape ($46). Other options are the Nokk Bubble Dress ($85), the Nokk Tiered Tulle Dress ($90) in Turquoise and Elsa Tiered Tulle Dress in Winter Blue ($90 to $105).

 

Dress like Anna: Long or Short Cape, Cascading Tulle Skirt and Anna Bubble Dress in Dark Magenta (prices range from $46 to $85).

 

Other dresses: Bubble Dress in Champagne with Stars, or White with Sequins, and White Glitter ($76 to $80), Cascading Dress in Champagne and Blue Hues ($100 to $104).

 

For boys, choose the 100 per cent cotton Sea Apple Meadow Dance Collared Shirt ($49) in a lightweight fabric. Other tops include organic cotton Coq En Pate Long Sleeves T-Shirt ($59.90), Short Sleeves Mibo Zebra and Flamingo ($39.90), and the Sea Apple Something Fishy Navy T-Shirt ($35). Complete this outfit with Maison Q’s khaki or navy blue shorts ($45).

 

Accessories include: Sunglasses and shoes.

 

Kindergarteners

 

Science Experiments

Using basic items like an apple, and the Galt Kitchen Lab, children can power a clock or write secret messages.

 

Kids can start on science experiments as early as five years old, such as the Galt Kitchen Lab. Learn to power a clock using an apple, create colour-changing concoctions, and write secret messages. Alternatively, dig up dinosaur fossils using the Galt Dino Lab (both $21.90), make tracks and learn more about these creatures. Also included are excavation tools, play goggles, amber slime, air-drying clay and dinosaur tracks mould.

 

Smart Games Activity Sets

Keep the plant-eating dinosaurs away from the carnivores in the Mystic Island set.

 

Kids can problem solve with these Smart Games. For example, they'll have to accurately place flashlight puzzle pieces in Ghost Hunters ($26.90), and keep the herbivores away from the carnivores on the Dinosaurs Mystic Island ($36.90). Otherwise, they'll help squirrels hide acorns underground in the Squirrels Go Nuts ($19.90) board. Each set has about 60 challenges to keep them engrossed.

 

Tiger Tribe Kits

Race against the clock in completing various activities such as keeping balloons in the air, or running around the block.

 

Creative kids can follow simple steps to make characters and story come to life with the Tiger Tribe Comic Book Kit ($25.80). Beginning with lettering, balloons, staging, proportions, and perspective, they'll finish the Toby the Tiger comic and create their own.

 

Meanwhile, the Beat the Clock Stopwatch set ($25.80) lets kids challenge each other to keep balloons in the air, or run around the block. Finally, the Glitter Colouring Set Night Garden ($23.90) offers a range of night time scenes with colouring pages and three super cool glitter gel markers.

 

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