Christmas gift giving guide for kids

Trying to find that perfect, special Christmas gift for kids can be challenging. If you are looking for unique or inspiring presents take a look at our top gift ideas for children of all ages. There are handmade designs, exhibition inspired gifts, books and games.

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ACMI Shop

The ACMI Shop stocks an impressive range of screen-culture books, DVDs, curiosities, cards and gifts. To celebrate Disney: The Magic of Animation exhibition, ACMI has all your favourite Disney merchandise for Disney fans in Melbourne. ACMI also specialises in exclusive, independent, local pieces you won’t find anywhere else.

Open: Mon–Fri 12–5pm, Weekends and public holidays 10am–6pm
Location: online and in-store at ACMI Shop, Federation Square, Melbourne

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Convent Made for Convent Kids

Find the perfect gift at the Convent Made pop-up shop which is open until 22 December. The shop features a wide range of fun and unique products for children created by talented and renowned Convent artists and creatives. Buy local this festive season and support makers and creators.

Open: until 22 December 2021 (closed Mondays)
Time: 10am – 6pm
Location: The Store, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford

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Christmas gift giving guide for kids
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NGV Design Store

The NGV Design Store collaborates with leading local and international artists, designers and makers to offer unique contemporary products. The store stocks a variety of products that coincide with the current NGV Kids Exhibitions including books, t-shirts, bags, postcards, badges and much more.

Open: 10am–5pm (closed Christmas Day)
Location: online and in-store at
NGV Design Store at NGV International, St Kilda Road
NGV Design Store at Federation Square.

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Melbourne Museum – Curious gifts for curious minds.

Museums Victoria Store offers a carefully curated selection of toys, gifts, publications, homewares, and exclusive products inspired by our museums’ collections. Find the perfect gift for everyone from dinosaur obsessives to space enthusiasts, from the young to the young at heart.

Melbourne Museum works closely with local designers, artisans, and authors to offer a delightful range of Australian-made and locally sourced gifts. Plus any purchases support the care of their 17 million collection items, advance their world-leading research and help the Museum to deliver extraordinary experiences to the local community.

Open: 10am – 5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
Location: online and in-store at Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton

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Epic Fail Game

The award-winning Epic Fail Game is a creative card game designed by two Sydney mums to be a play-based way parents can help their kids better tackle the problems of the future.

The set of 30 challenge cards ask players to carry out a fun activity that’s either tricky, messy, or both, sparking new perspectives and building new skills. Challenges include eating a piece of fruit without hands or utensils, drawing an animal with your feet and retelling a fairytale by changing the ending to the most epic fail you can think of.

Price: $29.95
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Rebel Girls

The Rebel Girls book series share stories of extraordinary ‘rebel women’ who have fought against all odds to succeed and make a difference. These books are excellent for boys, girls and parents. They feature inspiring women including Dr Wangari Maathai, Madam C. J. Walker, Ada Lovelace, Junko Tabei and many more.

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Inspire kids to be bold, be brave and dream big! Discover the lives of outstanding people from around the world, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. Learn their stories and the incredible things that they have achieved.

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High Five Boys Book

High Five Boys is a beautifully presented book that showcases Australian men who have broken stereotypes, stood up for their beliefs and achieved amazing life goals. From the maths teacher who’s taken maths to the masses Eddie Woo, or smiling sportsman Johnathan Thurston, and even astronaut Andy Thomas, if you’re looking for inspirational men to be role models for kids, then this book is for you.

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Illuminature Visual Book

This unique and magical book explores ten of the world’s distinct and diverse eco-systems – from reef, to jungle, to savannah. There are three different lenses that allow kids to spot a variety of plants and animals throughout the book. The book is filled with intricate illustrations by the Milan-based designers known as Carnovsky. Perfect for ages 9 to 11 year

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We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria but do recommend parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change. Disclosure: if you decide to purchase an item from Booktopia or Gifts Australia, at no additional cost to you I will be paid a commission via affiliate links.

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