Times are tough and not everyone gets a bonus every year to spend on Christmas gifts. The good news is that you can still spoil your little one with a toy for Christmas with our budget finds.
Barbie Outdoor Furniture assortment from R199.99 each
Soak up the sun with this Barbie collection of outdoor furniture, inclusing pet packs. Each set includes traditional furniture pieces (like a hammock and table, grill and chair, or umbrella beach chair and cooler), snacks and cool accessories. The included pets are adorable, with a kitten or a puppy ready for to play.
Fashionistas range, R199.99 each
The expansion of the Fashionistas line includes 15 new and diverse Ken dolls, featuring three body types – slim, broad and original – and a variety of skin tones, eye colors, hairstyles and modern fashion looks.
Barbie Dolphin Magic Barbie Doll from R249.99
Bring Barbie Dolphin Magic to life with Barbie doll and her snorkel accessories!
Hot Wheels Die-Cast Cars
These are great stocking-stuffer’ gifts. Hot Wheels offers a wide range of exciting die-cast car collections. The range can be viewed here.
Die-Cast Single Car Assortment from R34.99 each
3-Car Pack Assortment from R99.99 each
5-Car Pack Assortment from R159.99 each
Hot Wheels Cyborg Crossing Play Set, R199.99
Robots have taken control of Hot Wheels City. Race into the heart of the City before a robot “pops” up and throws you off your mission. This play set has four connection tabs to connect to other Hot Wheels track sets (sold separately) to build a world of play.
Bright Beats Juniors BeatBo & BeatBelle, R229.99 each
To get the learning started, simply bat at the bobble heads to bring them to life with bright lights, playful tunes and silly dance moves. Help little ones boost fine-motor and cognitive skills as they shimmy and shake with Bright Beats Juniors BeatBo and Juniors BeatBelle.
Fisher-Price Bright Beats Buggies, R249.99 each
This easy-to-maneuver, free-wheeling car is perfect for fun on the go. When babies push on the face, they’ll be rewarded with bright lights and fun songs and sounds. Plus, kids can boost their gross-motor skills as they crawl and interact with their new friend.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Rock & Record Microphone, R299.99
Whether they’re belting out and recording their own voices or singing along with Puppy’s fun learning songs, kids will have a blast rockin’ out with this cool mic. Karaoke with a cool learning twist! While little ones are jamming to Puppy’s tunes, they’ll also be learning—from the alphabet and counting, to advanced colors and opposites! And, if budding stars want to record their own concerts, just press the Puppy button and start singing! Add fun pitch-changing effects and fresh beats in playback mode!
Mega Bloks First Builders Build ‘n Learn Bags (Assorted), R169.99
Little builders can discover different ways to stack and create for hours of play with the Build ‘n Learn Bags. Featuring classic preschool themes to learn with, like animals, vehicles, and numbers, each 20-piece set comes with First Builders blocks, including blocks with special shapes, colours and printed details. Designed specifically for small hands, the blocks are easy to put together and take apart.
Thomas and Friends Adventures Small Engine Assortment, R79.99 each
An assortment of durable, die-cast train Thomas & Friends engines and vehicles featuring plastic connesctors. Perfect for use with Thomas and Friends Adventures engines, tracks and playsets (sold separately).
Thomas and Friends Adventures Large Engine Assortment, R109.99 each
UNO Card Game, R109.99
UNO is the classic and beloved card game that’s easy to pick up and impossible to put down! Players take turns matching a card in their hand with the current card shown on top of the deck either by colour or number. Special action cards deliver game-changing moments to help you defeat your opponents. These include Skips, Reverses, Draw Twos, color-changing, Wild Card and Draw Four cards.
Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Vehicles, Single R139.99 each
2-Pack (Assorted) R269.99 per pack
These exciting Disney•Pixar Cars 3 storytelling packs (Single or Two Pack) brings your child’s favourite movie scenes to life.
Fisher-Price Nickelodeon Blaze and the Monster Machines (Vehicle Small Scale Die-Cast Assortment), R129.99
Meet Blaze and the Monster Machines! These collectible die-cast monster trucks feature big wheels and even bigger personalities! Freewheeling vehicles for fast rolling speed – perfect for recreating the races and spectacular stunts as seen on the TV show!
Fisher-Price Nickelodeon Blaze and the Monster Machines (Plastic Vehicle Assortment), R99.99 each
Blaze and the Monster Machines can drive right into your home, thanks to this collection of toy monster trucks and playsets. Toy trucks zoom across the room, and kids love playing and racing.
Fisher-Price Shimmer and Shine Teenie Genies, Genie Surprise Bottle Assortment, R69.99 each
Make your little genie’s day with a Teenie Genies Genie Surprise Bottle! This mini, magic bottle comes with a mystery genie hidden inside. The bottle features a handy clip so kids can take their genies wherever they go. There are over 130 genies to collect in fun themes like Dance Party, Music Divine, Dreamy Genies, Genie Splash, Magical Market and more!
Fisher-Price Shimmer and Shine Wish & Wear Genie Necklace, R249.99
Little genies can pretend to be just like Leah and call Shimmer and Shine with their very own magic bottle necklace! This beautiful jewelled necklace features a very special surprise – Shimmer and Shine hiding inside! Press the gem at the top of the bottle to see the bottle light up and the genies appear! Fun phrases and a song add to the magic!
*All toys available at leading retailers including Toys R Us and Babies R Us, Hamley’s, Toy Kingdom and Toy Zone.
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