10 unique Christmas gift ideas for kids and teens

Think outside of the gift-wrapped box.

When it comes to Christmas, kids and teens are typically the easiest family members to buy for. More often than not, they have their list for Santa (or their parents) penned weeks before the big day arrives.

But, after making their lists and checking them twice, we usually discover they’re overflowing with the latest gadgets and toys that’ll only hold their attention until New Year’s Day.

There are plenty of out-of-the-box gifts and unique ideas however, that are sure to delight and stand the test of time. We’re talking about the kinds of gifts that are creative, inspiring and even make memories that will last forever.

We’ve rounded up some of the best, promising all that and more.

Kitchen pack

Sunday’s Daughter Personalised Kids Baking Set, $75

If you’ve got a Junior MasterChef cooking up a storm in your kitchen, an adorable set of personalised cooking utensils and matching apron will make them feel like a Michelin chef in the making.

Girl Guides

Girl Guides Australia

The ultimate Christmas gift for girls and young women, Girl Guides offers values-based training in life skills, decision making and leadership. Through a series of fun activities and opportunities, girls have the chance to discover new interests, develop their talents, and share the experience with a group of friends. This is the kind of gift that keeps on giving.


Little People, Big Dreams Boxed Set, $50, Single Books, $12.99

Whether it’s pioneers of science, famous artists or memorable musicians, the Little People, Big Dreams books will inspire youngsters with the stories of some of history’s most incredible people.

Bridge Climb

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, starting at $99 for kids.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a national icon. For those who love a little (or in this case, big) adventure, a bridge climb is an experience they’ll never forget.


Selfie Clothing Co Colour-in Pyjama Set, $52

Socks, undies and pyjamas are a Christmas gift classic, but ultimately not very kid-friendly or fun. Until now, that is. Thanks to these sets of PJs kids can colour-in and create a wearable masterpiece.


Sunnylife Dolce Classic Travel Speaker, $34.95

Whether they’re hanging out in their room, heading to the beach with friends or going for a sleepover, this little Bluetooth speaker can go with them whenever, wherever they go.

Craft box

PeekyMe Subscription Craft Boxes, starting from $84.85

Another gift that keeps on giving for arts-and-crafts-loving kids, a new themed box will arrive right on their doorstep every month (with the option of three, six and 12 month subscriptions) filled with goodies to create their own special creation.


F.A.O Schwarz Fashion Plates Designer Set, $59.95

Thoughtful and creatively stimulating, this Fashion Plates Designer Set includes 15 fashion plates, crayons and crayon holder, 20 sheets of paper and coloured pencils for the blossoming fashionista in your life.


FujiFilm Instax Mini 9, $99

Cute, colourful and compact, these instant cameras will capture memories your kids or teens will keep for a lifetime.

My garden

Bunnings My First Garden, $29.98

A great way to get them outdoors and nurture their green thumb is with their very own garden – fill it with bright flowers, vegetables or herbs.

This article is brought to you by Girl Guides Australia

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