{WIN an Engino hamper worth R1500} Kids Birthday Gift Guide!

I’m often asked what people can get for my kids or if I have any ideas what they can get for their own kids for their birthdays. I’ve compiled a gifting guide that ranges from about 3 – 12 mostly as those are the age brackets I usually gift in. There’s various price points, as lets be honest what you spend on your own child’s birthday gift is completely different to what you’re going to gift a kid in your child’s class who you may have never even met – we all have our budgets! I asked my wonderful readers what they love gifting the most and have tried to incorporate these too – although, clearly we’re more similar than not as we have a lot of the same gifting ideas!

Oli at 7 (in a couple of weeks) is obsessed with building, constructing and has absolutely loved building with Engino so much we knew this was a giveaway we wanted to time with his celebration. For those of you that haven’t heard of this amazing brand, Engino is revolutionary in STEM learning and play! Playing with Engino is inventing! An incredible construction toy brand that incorporates everything from motors, solar panels, remote controls whilst teaching our children about simple mechanics and engineering skills. Discover STEM, discover Engino and play to invent. Read to the end of the guide to see how to enter!

  1. Naturally, I need to kick off this guide with an Engino product that Oli has loved – keeping me sane these past holidays. Engino Inventor 4 Models Motorbike – R179.90 – Toy Kingdom , Toyzone and Takealot.
  2. My kids can never have too many books, and it’s something I absolutely love to gift. This book series is so special to me and brings back so many nostalgic memories of my own childhood. The Magic Faraway Tree – R79 on sale – Reader’s Warehouse
  3. Who doesn’t love to ‘drive’ a construction vehicle outside in the dirt – dirt is good folks! This one has flashing lights and realistic sounds to enhance imaginative play! Driven Backhoe Loader – R399 –  MyToy.co.za
  4. Bath toys are always a good idea, and this has to be my favourite bath toy brand. Yookidoo – Jet Duck – Create a Pirate – R379 – Takealot
  5. We love creating in our home and this Monster Party set from Playgo looks like a winner to gift someone – R159 on sale – MyToy.co.za
  6. I just adore the idea behind these Scruff-a-Luvs from Prima Toys – and now they have the limited edition Bunny! Scruff-a-luvs are adorable fur ball, abandoned pets that are in need of love and care. The toys untangle in water to reveal the cutest of collectible pets. This year new Scruff-a-luvs have joined the rescued toy pet range – three adorable, limited edition blossom bunnies! R299 – Toys R Us
  7. The best invention ever for travel and for open-ended play away from screens! The Kid O Glow-in-the-Dark Magnatab! Hours of doodling fun! This limited edition Magnatab actually glows in the dark too – perfect for night time play! Kid O – R599 – Sugardots 
  8. We’ve always been a fan of gorgeous hand-crafted wooden toys and these Rainbow Peggies from Thornewood Treasures doesn’t disappoint. R250 for a set of 12 – contact them via Facebook here to place your order
  9. Something the kids will always love – creating outside in the fresh air with some Dala Jumbo Chalk! Mine love to decorate the sidewalk or paving outside! Dala – R59 – Makro
  10. Our Generation Doll lovers will go gaga over being able to travel with their precious Doll in their very own Our Generation Doll Carrier (a carrier and backpack all in one!). Our Generation  Purple Heart Print – R499 on sale – MyToy.co.za 
  11. There’s never too much creativity to gift. Playgo has the most gorgeous Pottery Wheel with air drying clay and all the accessories needed to create, shape and decorate! Playgo Pottery Wheel – R399 – MyToy.co.za
  12. My little budding chef loves nothing more than to ‘cook me up’ something tasty in her wooden kitchen and these kitchen accessories would be the perfect gift! Which child doesn’t love whipping up an imaginary meal? Playgo 2 in 1 Cooking Stove Set – RRP R549 – available at Toyzone.
  13. Something fun to keep the kids entertained and in fits of giggles, the Chow Crown Game Set from Hasbro – R419 on sale – Takealot
  14. Something my own kids have loved, so I know it will be a super gift, is their Baby Alive Doll. This new launch from Hasbro has a range of dolls that can go in the water, poop, wee into a nappy, make pasta with and more! Baby Alive Snackin’ Shapes: Black Hair Baby Doll – R599.90 – Toys R Us
  15. On Oli’s birthday wish list for his 7th Birthday in a couple of weeks is the incredible scooter from micro® – this scooter is for ages 5 – 12 and is such a good way to develop balance, coordination and get the kids outside and active. Micro Scooter Maxi Deluxe – R2860 – Micro South Africa
  16. Which little boy doesn’t love something to do with rockets? How cool is this Geospace Jump Rocket that flies up to 150 feet with a simple jump, or thump! Geospace Jump Rocket Standard – 3 Foam Rockets & Jump Launcher – R299 – Sugardots 
  17. Twisty Petz are the latest craze with little girls and for good reason! They’re twistable, wearable and fashionable. Twisty Petz Single Pack – R129.90 – Toys R Us
  18. Hot Wheels is currency in our home for Oli. How awesome are these Colour Shifters? Warm water changes the car’s colour, while icy water changes it back! A fab little gift. R109.90 – Takealot
  19. Something to keep little fingers busy – squishy, moulding and mixing – Teddy Fun Foam Animals – R129.90 – Toy Kingdom 
  20. What about some fruity scented marker pens? Scentos – R89.90 for a pack of 8 markers – Toys R Us
  21. Who remembers the days of pressing flowers? Hape has brought out a gorgeous wooden kit (no books here people!). Flower Press Art DIY Kit – R249.90 – Toy Kingdom
  22. Assemble and paint wooden 3D puzzles! 3D Wooden Puzzle with Paint – Stegosaurus – R89.90 – Toys R Us 
  23. I had these as a kid and they’re so beneficial to play with – the best way to stimulate creativity and imagination. Bristle Blocks® – R260 on sale – The Toy Cabin
  24. I just love the imagination kids get to experience with these incredible products available to them like the Melissa & Doug Felt Sandwich Set. With 33 pieces of incredible ‘food’ to choose from, it’s time to open your own sandwich shop! R285 – The Toy Cabin
  25. The closest thing I have found to the amazing cash register we had as kids, the one my own children still play with when visiting their grandparents – Spin & Swipe Cash Register! Hours of fun ringing up imaginary sales and playing ‘shop’. Melissa & Doug – R350 on sale – The Toy Cabin 
  26. The perfect set for the kids to practice their kitchen cutting skills – an activity that strengthens little fingers! Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit Crate – R320 – Keachea
  27. Sophie is mad about Peppa Pig, as are most of the girls her age. What about this Peppa Pig BrainBox – the ten minute brain challenge? R250 on sale – The Toy Cabin 
  28. I’m obsessed (and I’m 33), so I bet any kid around Oli’s age would be too – Asteroid Escape by Smart Games sounds incredible. Can you navigate your spaceship through an asteroid field? Your flying skills will be tested to escape. Educational benefits include: planning, spatial insight, critical thinking and visual perception.  R200 on sale – The Toy Cabin
  29. Yay, another sale item! Who doesn’t love a bit of magic? Magic in a Snap – Magician’s Pop-Up Magical Hat with Tricks – R270 on sale – The Toy Cabin
  30. Last, but most certainly not least – a game any child would love – fishing! Have fun learning to count while you catch your fish! Melissa & Doug Catch and Count Wooden Fishing Game – R360 – Keachea

Now, onto how you can WIN an incredible Engino hamper for your child worth R1500! Follow these steps:

  1. Like and follow Engino on Facebook (here) – mandatory
  2. Tag a friend (one tag per comment) on Facebook and/or Instagram who has a child that loves to build and might like to enter – mandatory
  3. Follow Mommalikeme on Facebook (here) and Instagram (here) – optional
  4. If you share the post, remember to tag Engino (on Facebook @EnginoSouthAfrica) and Mommalikeme! 
  5. Standard T’s and C’s apply – open to residents of South Africa only – winner will be announced on the Mommalikeme Facebook page on Wednesday 24 July 2019

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