Come up short for gift ideas this festive season? We’ve got you sorted!
From under 5’s to fur babies, our Gift Guide is here to save the day. We’ve searched far and wide and have compiled the ultimate assortment of goodies that anyone in NQ could ever need.
Gifts For Kids Under 5
Whether they’re on their training wheels or are pro riders, the Bike Baskets by Her Hands make for a cute accessory. Perfect for a summer snacks and hydration. Her Hands items are handmade and naturally dyed by female artisans from developing countries, across Peru, Nepal, Kenya, Ghana and India who honour the traditional skills passed down through generations.
A leader in designing and manufacturing high quality toys made from sustainable or organic materials, this eco-friendly company endeavours to develop a child’s learning spirit through play experiences, and prepare them for the better world ahead. Available from Big W, The Iconic, Kidstuff, MYER, Catch, David Jones, The Nile, Amazon.
Featuring fun and interactive responses which promote recycling the pieces into the correct shape sorter bins on the truck through 4 modes of play. VTech and LeapFrog have created a range of green eco-friendly toys from reclaimed and plant based plastics as part of their commitment to replacing fossil-based plastics with sustainable alternatives by 2030. Available from Target, Myer, good toy stores, and online retailers.
Perfect for summer, we love the Tiny Tot Plus Trike to help get your little one on the way to their first training wheels. Earth Store is the go to for all things, fun, educational, and sustainable. Get your little one building, learning, and creating with all that’s on offer.
This beautiful Aboriginal peg puzzle is perfect for little hands. The large knobs make the pieces easy to grip while helping develop fine motor skills. Growing Kind stocks a great range of toys, art supplies, and educational resources for children with a focus on sustainability.
A gift for you and baby, a portable bassinet that folds up into a backpack – say no more. Make it simpler to trudge around this festive season, keep your social life and your little ones’ sleep routine intact. ErgoPouch also stocks a wide range of swaddles, sleeping bags, pouches, and onesies, all made from natural fibres.
Inflatable Ride-On Stingray from Myer $28.00
If you’ve got a new swimmer on your hands, they’ll love the Ride On Stingray. Perfect for little ones that are loving the water and are eager to spend summer in the pool.
Gifts For Kids 6 – 12
The perfect gift that keeps on giving! The CaPTA Group Annual Pass allows you to have 12 months unlimited admission to the beautiful Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome, Rainforestation Nature Park, and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. To receive local rates and get 20% off you must be from Cape York, Townsville, Cairns, Karumba, or Thursday Island.
Mini Kyomo is the story of a mum who couldn’t find the perfect watch for her son and decided to design it herself. These watches are designed for adventure, equipped with a shock-resistant Japanese movement and a robust mineral glass. The watch is also waterproof and its band is machine washable – perfect for those new to time and starting school.
Perfect for the muso in the making, the portable table top drum mat will entertain for hours, no matter where you are. There are also Giant Piano Dance Mats, incase the little ones are wanting to start a band. Available from Myer, The Iconic, and Target.
Designed by Indigenous artist Riki Salam, using as dots and symbols to convey a meaningful message about Indigenous communities on their ‘Journey of Hope’ and cancer journey. The collection features 15 pieces, including bathers, rashies, and paddle suits with a UPF50+ rating to protect skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure. Sales will help fund Cancer Council’s prevention and support programs for Indigenous Australians.
A guarantee to satisfy, Wahu always delivers the most fun in your own backyard. A perfect way to cool off and stay active, the Skim ‘N’ Hoop will keep you and the kids entertained all summer long. They also offer a large range of backyard sporting goods, inflatables, water safety equipment, and pool toys.
This DIY crystal growing kit is great for those who want to know more about anything and everything. Kits like this provide an introduction into the world of science, and help stimulate curiosity. This particular kit allows children to create a variety of colours, shapes, and formations with different dyes, lights, and moulds.
Jack Canfield is a best-selling author, award-winning speaker and an international expert on self-esteem, goal setting, success and life improvement. His ‘I CAN Believe in Myself’ helps children harness the power of ‘I Can’. A great way to head into 2022.
Gifts For Teens
Created by fans, this detailed typewriter is part of a collection of premium-quality LEGO building kits for young adults and adults. Get your teen away from their device, and get them creating a retro one. Once complete, it’ll make for a retro styling piece.
This modern cube makes a great gift for the competitive one in the bunch. It allows the player to link their phone or tablet to the Connected Cube, with helpful tips, tricks and interactive guides to help solve it. This Rubiks Cube allows players to connect with cubers from all over the world, challenge them to battles, and climb the global leaderboard.
We’ve heard puzzles are all the rage again, and we think they’re a great way to get the young ones away from their devices during the wet season. This 1000 piece puzzle features all things Aussie, and is stocked at Western Australian brand Kakadu Plum Co – a social enterprise celebrating and showcasing Indigenous culture and traditional Australian bush foods.
These days it’s all about the lights, so if you’re wanting to go big, this kit is the way to go. With over 16 million colours, the Nanoleaf Shapes can make any room a vibe. The lights can be mounted into any shape, and further personalised using the app, touch controls, or voice control.
Allkinds skincare is made for those looking to take self-care seriously. Their products are ethically made without any of those harsh and nasty ingredients that tend to do more harm than good. They make for great gifts and help deal with all things skin, hair, and nails. Plus, all their goodies are created right here in Australia.
Gifts For Parents
Everyone’s got that one cup that’s theirs, so make it a good one! Ceramics from little green bike are handmade and inspired by everything FNQ. They also offer a range of artwork, prints, and cards, all displaying the beauty of our tropical place. If you find yourself in Cairns, you can check out more goods at the Palm Cove store / studio space.
Like the rest of Nanoleaf lights, this bulb will set the mood no matter the vibe. Whether working from home, studying or looking to set a relaxing ambience for the end of your day, this bulb provides pure, rich colours and the most vivid and bright white lighting with simple personalised control.
The MiTouch provides a unique approach to pain management and performance by using micro-current, peripheral nerve, and neuromuscular stimulation. All three have been shown to target pain, promote recovery, and optimise rehabilitation. This device can be used for chronic and acute pain, muscle aches, strains and cramps, as well as to manage labour and period pain.
Not sure what to get? A SeaLink voucher will be a hit for anyone living or travelling around Townsville. The easiest way to getaway and make the most of our unique location. The ferry’s run daily to Magnetic Island and Palm Island, allowing you to jump ship and get on board for an adventure or retreat away from the mainland.
In FNQ we know the struggle to survive the heat. With the Smart AC Control, there’ll be no more dead batteries or lost remotes, control is right at your fingertips. The Control will replace your existing remote control and will connect to your Wi-Fi allowing you to control multiple rooms separately with the Tado app.
This newly launched Aussie app is the way to a wine lovers heart. It connects you to the independent wineries in Australia, ensuring your hard earned dollars go directly to the producers. Although the app is free, the ultimate way to give this festive season is to load up those credit card details and let your loved one take their pick.
Gifts For Grandparents
Nothing beats a hot cuppa, but a lukewarm one we can do without. The temperature control mug is a must for those slow sippers, it allows you to set the perfect drinking temperature that can last up to 90 minutes, or have it sitting on the charging coaster all day long.
The perfect gift for a glasses wearer who is always misplacing their glasses and bits and bobs. This stand can be personalised with a message, and comes with a bits and bobs tray, and option for a phone storage slot. Hand crafted from solid oak in the MijMoj Design workshop in Wales.
It’s what summer is all about, and you can’t go wrong heading in to a barby with all the right tools. Included in the durable aluminium case is everything needed to cook up a feast, including a turner, fork, heavy-duty tongs, cleaning brush, knife, basting brush, set of 4 steak knives and set of 8 corn hob holders. All utensils are made to last from quality stainless steel.
Gifts For Fur Babies
If your furry friend likes adventures, the Safe Bandz pet tag is a must. Safe Bands work by storing your contact details linked to a QR code, so if your pet goes missing and is found, anyone will be able to scan their tag and contact you directly. Making it a simple and affordable way to make sure your pet has all their details with them.
A handy, collapsible water bowl for your pet when out and about. Ideal when taking your dog on day activities like hikes, park-hangs, or visiting family and friends. Made from sustainably sourced and biodegradable natural Hevea rubber. Keep your furry friend safe by not sharing drinking sources with other dogs.
No matter there age, cats love a laser. Perfect for promoting activity and development, the Laser Light allows you to leave your cat to it or to both play along. Keep them entertained even when you don’t have the time. It offers various modes, speeds, and angles so it’ll keep them guessing all day long.
The Kangaroo dog beds are the first to offer comfort all year long, no matter the season. Warm cosy snuggles in winter are taken care by winter cover with a self heating mat insert, and summer is sorted with cooling mat inserts in extreme heat. The beds are also designed with vet recommended guidelines with a high density memory foam mattress. For the price tag you now they do it all – durable, antibacterial, machine washable, and skid resistant.