gift guide : timeless toys

Ever since I was pregnant with Che I’ve been passionate about gifting my children timeless toys, hence we have a collection that is beautiful, practical, gender-neutral and, most importantly, made to last.

This gift guide is the first in a series that will hopefully help you buy considered and well-meaning Christmas presents – for everyone.

1. because a doctor’s set always inspires hours of make-believe. 2. the stacking rainbow is pretty and practical and quickly becomes a bridge, a house, a boat. 3. a rope ladder for the child who loves to climb. 4. colourful, quality gardening tools for young green thumbs. 5. remember, it’s never too early to encourage real-life “playing house” – a broom* is always handy 6. handmade in NZ by a husband and wife team (also parents of five children) this sewing machine* will encourage the youngest of crafters. 7. ¬†because we are a generation of snap-happy people and it’s never too early for a gorgeous camera*. 8. a set of magnetic wooden vehicles is a must for any child. 9. a house of beechwood blocks in all shapes, sizes and colours (and they come in a handy cotton bag for easy storage). 10. the best bike I have ever bought – the wishbone bike* transforms from a three-wheeler to a two-wheeler and is height adjustable, hence it’s made for 12months-5years – baby walker/toddler trike/balance bike. It can even be personalised with a name plate*, seatcover* and stickers*.

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  • mybohemianheart.com
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    That ladder is amazing! And our rainbow has been well loved, it's a great choice.

    • Jodi
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      The ladder is great, isn't it. I'm thinking it might be perfect for our new backyard…for both children (the one who loves climbing and the one who avoids it) x

  • Audrey
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    Oooh I am sorted for the kids this year but bookmarking for upcoming birthdays!

    • Jodi
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      Goodness, you're organised! x

  • Roseann Bath
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    Great list! Another option that gets a ton of mileage with the girls I watch: play food/kitchen/cookery.

    • Jodi
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      Oh yes, our wooden kitchen is very loved…should have included it! x

    • Gaby
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      I actually wanted to ask you where you got your wooden kitchen? I've been searching and searching but cannot find one in Australia (that isn't the ugly Ikea kind) x

    • Jodi
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      It's the Moulin Roty one from sendatoy.com.au x

  • Iliska Dreams
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    I want 6 and 7 for me!

    • Jodi
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      Me too! Isn't the sewing machine just gorgeous x

  • Victoria
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    These are so beautiful, we brought a wishbone for Gabby which she loves best present ever.

    • Jodi
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      Whenever Poet is on her wishbone we have people stop and ask us about it. It's brilliant! x

  • Emily Jane
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    Oh my goodness, that sewing machine! Adorable+++

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