These are the hottest toys for the holiday season…so you better get in quick!

With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve put together our annual list of our favourite toys for 2018. We know how mind-boggling it is to find the perfect gift for our kids so we hope this list will help make it easier to decide.

LeapBuilders Smart & Interactive Building Blocks


This is our pick of the perfect Christmas gift for your toddler. LeapBuilders, by LeapFrog, are not your average run-of-the-mill building blocks. They’re smart and interactive. LeapBuilders will keep your little ones engaged with all sorts of activities – building, stacking, giggling at the sounds, listening to the music, pulling blocks apart and putting them back together. So much fun! They also help to sharpen your kids’ developmental skills, creativity, and imagination. You see, we told you this was the perfect gift!

LeapBuilders are available in four different sets and can be purchased from Big W, good toy stores and online retailers.

Hairdorables Dolls










For fans of the popular L.O.L Surprise dolls, look no further than a Hairdorable. Each doll comes with eleven unboxable surprises that will unleash a personality almost as big as her hair! Suitable for Ages 3+ (Kmart Australia, $19)

PAW Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck

paw patrol









What kid doesn’t love PAW Patrol!? The truck comes with a two foot tall extendable ladder and water cannons ready to put out any fire – might come in handy on Christmas Day? Suitable for Ages 3+ (ebay.com.au, $125)

Pie Face Cannon









Kids will love this reworked classic of the original game, with a launchpad that fires whipped cream into your opponents faces, it’s sure to provide plenty of laughs (and mess!) well into the New Year. Suitable for Ages 5+ (Target Australia, $34.50)

Hatchimals HatchiBabies









These are just too cute for words! Each one of these adorable HatchiBabies comes with special egg that needs to be hatched – who knows whether there will be a boy or a girl from the Hatchery Nursery inside? Suitable for Ages 5+ (Big W, $59)

Fornite Monopoly Limited Edition Board Game

fornite monopoly








Love it or hate it, Fornite is definitely the most popular video game around at the moment, so this limited edition version of the enduring classic Monopoly is sure to be a crowd pleaser, especially with teenage boys. At least it will get them off the computer and Playstation for a while! Suitable for Ages 13+ (Preorder at ozgameshop.com, $59.99)

What are your tips for buying the perfect Christmas gift? Let us know in the comments below. 



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  • I know a child that received the Pie Face Game. Had everyone laughing


  • my kids didn’t get any of these (thank goodness) – they are 8 and 11 year old girls so not much from this list was going to suit them


  • My daughter received a Barbie with a treehouse.


  • It’s tricky to know when they’re so young but I watch my daughter who is very nurturing naturally and always sees that her dolls are ‘comfortable ‘. I bought 2 cabbage patch dolls – I probably over-compensated because I always wanted one too but now the beauty is that we can play together. She loves them dearly ♥️


  • So many wonderful toys to choose from now.


  • Love board games. good for the whole family!


  • When your child visits Santa listen very intently to what your children say they want. It may be different (ab additional thing) to what they have told you


  • I try to get sorted mid year, so it’s all on lay by and sorted less stress and less last minute purchases that will end up costing more


  • What an amazing range of toys these days.


  • Can’t believe they have a monopoly fortnite.


  • My mother in law got my youngest a Hairdorable which she seems to like :)


  • My kids didn’t get any of these, but seem happy.


  • Merry Christmas to all of you. Almost time to open the gifts. None of these gifts is under the tree though. I’m sure a lot of kids would have loved that version of Monopoly.

    • We love Monopoly – but not the Fortnite version.


  • We like creative toys – the hours slip by.


  • Everyone set for Christmas ??


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