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24 toys your children will play with well beyond Christmas Day

Shopping for Christmas gifts made easy.

By Faye Couros
Every kid's favourite day of the year is around the corner, and while Santa has access to all the gadgets, teddy bears, and Lego, parents must brave the arduous task of tracking down their Christmas gifts solo.
Despite the inevitable stress, there is obviously no better feeling than when your child rapidly tears the thoughtfully selected wrapping paper from their gift and they squeal with glee at their new favourite toy.
Unfortunately, no matter how decked out, flashy, and in vogue a toy is, it's almost inevitable that after a few hours and a few more prezzies added to the collection, that it may end up thrown to the wayside.
But fret not, we have got you! We have put together a comprehensive gift list this Christmas season filled with 24 specially curated toys that will offer endless fun for your kid.
First, we scoured the internet for the most forward-thinking tech toys that will subliminally teach your children educational skills.
One of the best offerings on the list is a coding starter that may inspire a future career in tech, which will ultimately set them up for a nice future. Plus, anything that lights up, moves, or speaks will captivate even the most uptight of adults… so watch out; you may want a go at these toys too.
Then in a similar vein to our tech finds, we have sourced some interactive toys that will inspire your kid's imagination, a sense of purpose and nurture their creative side.
Of course, Playdough is an iconic and traditional gift that should never be slept on. The company Play-Doh creates themed toys that offer endless inspiration, and it's a well-known fact that Playdough is a great stress reliever, so maybe you can join in on the fun too.
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Lastly, these gifts may not be useful or educational, but they are very cute and will sit in your children's rooms for years to come. They may even find their way into their first apartment as an heirloom from their childhood homes.
Without further ado, here are 24 affordable toys that will inspire your child and last beyond Christmas morning.

Tech toys

GoCube Edge Full Back, $69.95, GoCube. GoCube
Nanoleaf Essentials E27 Smart Bulb, $39.99, JB HI-FI. JB HI-FI
Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagon Starter Kit, $344, JB HI-FI. JB HI-FI
Genius Starter Kit, $179, Osmo. Osmo
Marvel Legends Series Avengers Electronic Power Gauntlet, $199.00, Big W. Big W
Coding Starter Kit, $179.00, Osmo. Osmo
VTech Kidizoom Duo 5.9 Camera Blue, $99.99, Myer. Myer

Interactive toys

Lego Dots Desk Organiser, $29.99, Myer. Myer
Play-Doh Kitchen Creation Noodle Makin Mania Play Food Set, $19.00, Kmart. Kmart
Play-Doh Dino Crew Crunchin' T-Rex, $19.00, Kmart. Kmart
Spin Art 3D with LED, $34.99, Myer. Myer
Wooden Toy Coffee Shop, $149.00, Big W. Big W
Lego Creator 3in1 Fire Dragon, $29.99, Myer. Myer
Twister Game, $25.00, Kmart. Kmart
Super Studio Disney Princess, $49.99, Osmo. Osmo
Singing Machine Bluetooth Kids Walk & Sing Station, $89.00, Target. Target
VTech Learn & Draw Activity Desk Blue, $79.00, Myer. Myer

Cute toys

Plush Dog Patrick, $41.99, Myer. Myer
Barbie Doll, $69.99, Myer. Myer
Doll with Wheelchair, $10.00, Kmart. Kmart
Bashful Giraffe, $69.00, Bambinifashion. Bambinifashion
Bluey Series 1 Best Mate Bingo Jumbo Plus Toy, $25.00, Kmart.
Signature Cuddle Puppies, $25.00, Target. Target
Fisher-Price Soothe n Snuggle Koala, $64.99, Toy Universe. Toy Universe