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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

Handwoven Bike Basket by Her Hands $55.00

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.

Adventure Van by Hape $59.95 – $69.99

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.

Hape - Adventure Van

Kids Craft Supplies from KaiserCraft

If you’ve got a crafty one on your hands, you can’t go wrong with supplies – the more the merrier! KaiserCraft has an array of goodies from beads to paints and everything in between, it’ll keep you little one occupied when that summer rain hits.

Kids Craft Supplies from KaiserCraft

Summer Sleeping Bags by Anchor & Arrow $49.95

Versatile, hand-designed Bamboo Cotton Swaddles, Premium baby Sleeping bags, Baby Bedding & Blankets, Swimwear & More. The Sleep Collection has been lovingly designed here in Australia and are made to grow along with your little one.

Anchor & Arrow: Premium, Bamboo Cotton Summer Sleeping Bags

Ride & Go Recycling Truck by VTech and LeapFrog $14.95 – $59.95

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.

Ride & Go Recycling Truck

Tiny Tot Plus Trike by Kinderfeet from Earth Toys $169.95

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.

Kinderfeets 2-in-1 balance bike and trike in a larger size.

Aboriginal Peg Puzzle by Fun Factory from Growing Kind $11.00

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.

Aboriginal Peg Puzzle by Fun Factory

Easy Sleep Portable Bassinet by ergoPouch $159.95

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.

Stingray Kids Inflatable Ride-On Swimming Pool Floats Water Raft

Gifts For Kids 6 – 12

Annual Pass from The CaPTA Group $65.00 – $325.00

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. 

Annual Pass from The CaPTA Group $65.00 - $325.00

Mini Kyomo Watches by Mini Kyomo from Antipoda Co. $134.00

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.

Mini Kyomo Watches by Mini Kyomo from Antipoda Co.

Tabletop Street Drum Mat by FAO Schwarz $89.95 – $99.99

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.

Tabletop Street Drum Mat

Journey of Hope Swimwear by Riki Slam from Cancer Council $42.00 – $62.00

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.

Journey of Hope Swimwear by Riki Slam at Cancer Council

Skim ‘N’ Hoop by Wahu $79.99

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.

Skim 'N' Hoop by Wahu

Crystal Growing Kit by Discovery #mindblown from Myer $59.99

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.

Crystal Growing Kit by Discovery #mindblown from Myer $59.99

I Can Believe In Myself by Jack Canfield from Booktopia $25.00 – $32.00

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.

I CAN Believe in Myself Valued at $25.15

Gifts For Teens

Ideas Typewriter by LEGO from Myer $329.99

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.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter

Rubiks Connected Cube by Rubiks from JB Hi-Fi $99.00

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.

Rubiks Connected Cube

Australia Jigsaw Puzzle from Kakadu Plum Co $59.00

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.

Australia Jigsaw Puzzle from Kakadu Plum Co $59.0

Shapes Hexagon Starter Kit by Nanoleaf from JB Hi-Fi $349.00

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.

Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagon Starter Kit

Classic Care Skincare by allkinds $14.00 – $ 49.99

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.

Classic Care Skincare by allkinds

Gifts For Parents

Art and Ceramics from little green bicycle

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.

Art and Ceramics from little green bicycle

StayGo Mini USB-C Hub from twelve south $89.95

Bringing four extra ports to the table, you won’t have trouble or fights to find a charge. This Hub also allows you to connect multiple devices to your tablet to help you make the most out of it.

StayGo mini USB-C Hub

Essentials E27 Smart Bulb by Nanoleaf from JB Hi-Fi $39.00

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.

Nanoleaf Essentials E27 Smart Bulb

NuroKor MiTouch Physical Therapy Device from NuroKor $595.00

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.

NuroKor MiTouch

Ferry Gift Voucher from SeaLink

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.


Smart Air Conditioner Control by Tado from JB Hi-Fi $179.00

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.

Tado Smart Air Conditioner Control V3+

ActionSleeve from twelve south $64.95

The perfect way to stay active and make the most of your Apple watch. No matter the activity, the Action Sleeve will keep it safe and snug and keeps the sensors working. It also acts as protection, keeping the digital crown secure yet fully accessible.


iheart WINE 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.

iheart WINE App

Gifts For Grandparents

Fine Art Print from Fabriculture $39.95 – $69.95

Fabriculture offers a range of art prints focusing on wild Australian flora and fauna. Their prints and other arts and home goods make for great gifts and can brighten up any space.

Fine Art Print - Fabriculture

Temperature Control Mug by Ember from Apple $169.95

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.

Ember 295ml Temperature Control Mug 2

Rug from EMRO designs

Emro designs rug by Bundjalung artist Holly Sanders

Glasses Stand by MijMoj Design from Hard To Find $129.00

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.

Glasses Stand by MijMoj Design from Hard To Find $129.00

Maverick Barbecue Tool Set from Gifts Australia $79.00

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.

Included in the durable aluminium case is everything needed to cook up a feast; including a BBQ Turner, BBQ Fork, Heavy-Duty Tongs, BBQ 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

Pet Tag by Safe Bandz $39.95

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.

Pet Tag by Safe Bandz $39.95

Giant Cat Tree Play House from Myer $134.00

This house has it all! Platforms, toys, and scratching posts, this giant cat tree house is perfect for promoting play and increasing activity. If you’ve got a crazy cat or a one thats indulged a little too much this year, this is the way to go.

Giant Cat Tree Play House

Collapsible Dog Bowl by Hevea from biome $28.95

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.

Hevea Puppy Collapsible Dog Bowl - Old Rose

Laser Light Teasing Cat by Bentopal from Myer $56.00

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.

Laser Light Teasing Cat/Kitten Pets USB/Battery Powered Interactive Toy

Chill-Out Pool For Dogs from Lucky Pet $108.95

It’s getting hot and steamy and our furry friends love a cool dip as much as we do. Perfect to help them cool off, the Chill Out pool is portable and requires no inflation so it can come with you wherever you go!

Chill-Out Pool for Dogs

Dog Bed by Kangaroo $306.00 – $549.00

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.

Kangaroo Dog Bed


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