Gifts for Kids

Gift Guide

Embark on an all-new LEGO adventure by becoming the best villain the universe has seen in LEGO DC Super-Villains. For the first time, a LEGO game is giving players the ability to play as a custom-built super-villain throughout the game, unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc in an action-packed, hilarious story written in collaboration with DC Comics.

R799.99 across all platforms – PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, at Toys R Us, BT Games, Musica,,,, C.N.A., Makro and Game4U.

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Don't know what to buy the kids this Christmas? We have some ideas for you!

Jimu Robots R499-R1 499, depending on the model. Available at Incredible Connection, and Toys are Us.

These interactive robotic building block systems inspire young engineers to easily build, programme and share their robot creations – the range consists of Astrobot, Tankbot, Jimu Explorer and the Jimu Mini Kit. Smooth motion robotic servo motors allow the robot to reproduce movements programmed via the Jimu app, available on iOS and Android.

How Not to be a Twit and other Wisdom by Roald Dahl (Puffin)

Ages: 6-9, R175

"A book of wit, wisdom and golden tickets from the world's greatest storyteller." – Roald Dahl

The Train to Impossible Places by PG Bell (Usborne)

Ages: 9-12, R240

A train that travels through impossible places. A boy trapped in a snow globe. And a girl who's about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.

What Girls are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold (Random House UK)

Ages: 14+, R175

Nina is desperate for Seth to love her, and will do anything to keep him as her boyfriend. But when he breaks up with her, Nina has to decide who she really is. A powerful novel about sex, self-worth and the truth about love.

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich, Justin Paul, Steven Levenson and Benj Pasek (Puffin)

Ages: 12+, R260

When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family's grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong.

Ladybird Christmas Treasury (Ladybird)

Ages: 3-6, R195

A wonderful collection of traditional Christmas stories, carols and songs from Ladybird!

Munkees fun and functional keyrings quality alloy, mini LED torches R99 [blue] and R109 [yellow], Mr Price Sports, Total Sports and Sportsman Warehouse. 

K-Way Commute 2 Daypack R399, Cape Union Mart in-store and online.

Comfortably carry all you need in this 28-litre bag with a padded back system that ensures all-day shoulder and back comfort and a hip belt for extra support. It has three compartments – a smaller one for storing keys and a wallet, a spacious main compartment for larger items and one at the bottom for easy general access. It also has side mesh pockets and durable YKK zips.

Waboba Moonball R125, Cape Union Mart in-store and online.
The Waboba Moonball is a gravity-defying ball that guarantees hours of fun. The Waboba bounces both on hard surfaces and water, and its lightweight design makes it a great gift to take on holiday.

Mini Stretch Justice League Figures

Each toy can stretch up to 5 times its original size, it then slowly shapes back, ready to be pulled and twisted all over again. Look out for Mini Stretch X-Ray and Mini Stretch VacMan and Stretch Batman. Ages 5 plus. R199.99 from toy stores and retailers countrywide.

National Geographic Science Kits

With the National Geographic interactive science kits, kids become thoroughly absorbed in play and learning. The range includes digging kits such as the Shark Tooth Dig Kit, Dinosaur Dig Kit, Bug Dig Kit and the Gemstone Dig Kit. There's also a Volcano Science Kit and a glow-in-the-dark Crystal Kit to create your own crystals. Ages 5 plus. R199.99 from toy stores and retailers countrywide.

Shopkins Small Mart

Shopkins fans can shop to their hearts’ content with lots to collect and themed playsets that include a delivery shute, treadmill registers, check-out counter, shopping trolleys and more. Ages 5 plus. From R49.99 at toy stores and retailers.

Trixx – collect the eight cars and create your own circuit!

Trixx360º is much more than a car that turns 360 because everything is usable, even the packaging box which is used to build a circuit. There are many combinations to create and all the accessories of the cars are interchangeable, including the wheels and the bodies. Collect all the 8 cars with their ramps and make multiple combinations. Ages 3 plus. From R129.99 at toy stores and retailers countrywide.

Little Live Bizzy Bubs 
These cute babies that interact with their pacifiers and bottles. Watch them bounce, babble, crawl and play. Ages 5 plus. R399.99 from toy stores and retailers countrywide.

Glow-in-the-dark Slime PRICE:R139.90

Volkano kids' activity watch PRICE: 79.90

Mumbo Jumbo boardgame PRICE: 169.90
All available at CNA

Mermaid Slime PRICE: R139.90

Made With Love From Me At Christmas activity book PRICE: 99.90

Volkano kids' activity watch PRICE: 79.90

All available at CNA