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The hottest toys your kids will love for Christmas 2022

By 9Honey Parenting|

If hearing that there are just over three weeks until Christmas has you in a panic, fear not.

Every Santa needs a little help come the festive season and we're here to don the elves' hats and bring you a little inspiration to fill those stockings.

From a LEGO? set that will help spark their imaginations, to a budget-friendly cubbyhouse and toys to get them outside and moving these school holidays, we have you covered.

Here are our top picks for toys they'll love this Christmas. ?

LEGO? Ninjago? Kai's Golden Dragon Raider

Kai's Golden Dragon Raider. Credit: Lego
LEGO Ninjago Kai¡¯s Golden Dragon Raider (Lego)

It wouldn't be Christmas without a LEGO gift! And while it's impossible to choose just one playset, your little LEGO lover will be thrilled to unwrap and build this amazing LEGO Ninjago Kai's Golden Dragon Raider set on Christmas day.

This awesome playset allows fans of the Ninjago?: Crystallized TV series to play along at home by recreating the action or taking their favourite heroes on adventures of their own making. And we bet you'll want to join in on the fun, too.

It retails for $89.99, buy it now here.

LEGO? City Lunar Research Base

LEGO City Lunar Research Base
LEGO City Lunar Research Base (LEGO)

Fun space missions await with this amazing NASA-inspired LEGO City Lunar Research Base playset. It's packed with authentic details based on real space vehicles and equipment!

On sale now for $119 from several retail outlets.

Trampoline

Trampolines are a great option for a bigger present. Credit: Vuly.
Trampolines are a great option for a bigger present. Credit: Vuly. (Vuly)

Looking for an easy way to keep the kids entertained for hours? This big-ticket item is as much a present for the parents, as the kids. While the model you choose should be guided both by the size of your family and how much space you have, there are a few other factors to consider.

Springs vs no springs, whether you want a safety net, if you should buy bigger than you need now to allow your kids to use this as they grow... this is one present where a little research will go a long way to ensure you get the right model for your needs.

Costs vary depending on size, brand and model. ?Check out Vuly's range at vulyplay.com.

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Tech Deck Shredline 360 Set

Tech Deck Shredline 360 Set. Credit: Kmart.
Tech Deck Shredline 360 Set. Credit: Kmart. (Kmart)

One for the skaters, this set features a park with six obstacle plates so they can create their own mini-tournaments using the included pro fingerboard. The tech deck also connects to X-Connect compatible ramps, so creative minds can make the 'ultimate fingerboard skatepark'.

Aimed at kids aged six and up, it retails for $45 from Kmart.?

Numbat Cubby house

Play Equipment Numbat Cubby house W2016. Credit: Bunnings.
Play Equipment Numbat Cubby house W2016. Credit: Bunnings. (Bunnings)

Keen for one big present rather than lots of little things? A cubby house is always a winner for little kids. Help boost their imaginations by playing house in this wooden cubby from Bunnings, which features sweet details like a picket fence, letterbox, snack table and flower planters, making it easy to customise to your little one's taste.

And at just $249 it's also a budget-friendly cubby option. Available from Bunnings. ?

Goldcross GXC145 Inline Skates

Goldcross GXC145 Inline Skates. Credit: Rebel Sport.
Goldcross GXC145 Inline Skates. Credit: Rebel Sport. (Rebel Sport)

Rollerblades are back in vogue and are a great way to get out to enjoy the most of summer these school holidays. These are a great first-pair option for those starting out, as they feature a four-wheel design that's great for helping them to learn to balance. They also have a padded collar for extra ankle protection and a back brake for added control.

They retail for ?$69.99 from Rebel Sport.

Bestway Friendly Woods Play Center

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Bestway Friendly Woods Play Center. Credit: Big W. (Big W)

What better way to spend the school holidays than keeping cool at home. And with this outdoor play centre is like a mini pool play area. It features two pools attached with a slide, while the flower also acts as a sprinkler.

If that's not enough for them, they can also play maze roller or basket toss with the fox or ring toss, with ten balls and four inflatable rings included. It also bills itself as being both easy to set up and deflate, always a win for parents.

It retails for ?$79 at Big W.

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Discovery Bullseye Outdoor Archery Set

Discovery Bullseye Outdoor Archery Set. Credit: Target
Discovery Bullseye Outdoor Archery Set. Credit: Target (Target)

This outdoor archery set has the added bonus of getting kids outside and working on their hand-eye ?coordination. The set includes four suction arrows, a target, a bow and a quiver so they can feel like a real archer. It can also be lit up with LED lights if playing at night. Best suited for kids aged six and up.

Grab a set from Target for $39.

Pop Up Pirate Action Game

TOMY T7028 Pop Up Pirate Action Game. Credit: Amazon. Litt (Amazon)

Create happy memories with this game designed to play in a group. Up to four players can take turns sliding their sword into the barrel to see if they'll send Pirate Pete flying and be out of the game, or keep him in his spot safe for the next round.

The simple game is aimed for ages four and up, but will delight bigger kids too.

It retails for $16 on Amazon.??

Bosch Workbench Deluxe

Bosch Workbench Deluxe.  Credit: Amazon.
Bosch Workbench Deluxe. Credit: Amazon. (Amazon)

Have a little tradie on your hands? Put them to work with the Bosch workbench. Suited for kids aged three and up, it's height adjustable meaning little hands will be able to reach all their newfound tools.

The realistic-looking bench comes with a drill, vise, saw, pliers, hammer, wrench and screws. Kids will also be delighted by the construction sounds it makes. ?

Buy one now from Amazon for $99?.99.

Hedbanz

Hedbanz. Credit: Big W.
Hedbanz. Credit: Big W. (BigW)

?Introduce kids to the joys of board games with Hedbanz. The 'What am I?' game features six headband themes to choose from. Players then choose a card (unknown to them) to wear on their heads and must ask a series of yes or no questions to discover what they are.

Best suited for kids aged eight and up, it's a great family game that's also perfect for teaching patience, turn-taking and resilience.

It retails for $25, from Big W.

National Geographic Volcano Kit?

Build Your Own Volcano Kit (National Geographic)

This kit has everything kids need to create a volcano, paint it and even make it erupt!

With the included learning guide, learn about tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcano formation and volcanic rocks, as well as many interesting facts designed to promote a love of geology and science.

Available from Kmart for $15.

Karrera Childrens Acoustic Guitar?

Karrera Pink Childrens Acoustic Guitar Ideal Kids Gift. Credit: Myer. (Myer)

The gift that will give them a skill to last their lifetime, this acoustic guitar is made especially for little hands and is designed to be a step up from a toy guitar.

Made to the same configurations as adult-sized guitars, this can be used for lessons, making it a great intro instrument for kids looking to learn.

It's best suited to kids between 100cm-140cm tall, or roughly ages five to 10.?

It retails for $65 from Myer.?

B. Toys Summer Beach Bag

B. Toys Summer Beach Bag. Credit: David Jones. (David JOnes)

?Planning to spend summer by the beach? This grab-and-go bag of fun has all the essentials you'll need to keep them occupied.

The 11-piece set features a bucket, rake and shovel, as well as four sand moulds, a monster truck, watering can and sand sifter. Best suited for preschoolers.

It retails for ?$34.95 at David Jones.

This article was produced in partnership with LEGO.

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