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18 Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids (That Aren't Toys!)

Holidays coming up? Last-minute kids birthday party gift? Whether you're celebrating a special day, milestone, or simply want to make a little one feel extra special, we have the best, most useful gift ideas for kids that they (and their parents!) will surely thank you for. Here to help you come prepared to any special occasion, this gift guide for kids gives you go-to selections you can't miss.

If it's your first time getting gifts for kids, we know one can be clueless on where to start. Plus, maybe you want to find gifts for kids that aren't toys this time around! So don't worry, because our practical and unique gifts for kids are not only designed by the best brands in the business, but they also help set the kids up for success whether at home or on the schoolyard.

Starting from home, do you have some aspiring mini master chefs in the family? If the child loves a good cooking or baking day in the kitchen, they are bound to love our kid-friendly kitchenware, which make the perfect gifts for older kids and younger kids too!

Even if you're trying to help kids learn how to prep their own meals, or cook up some great ideas in the kitchen, our child-friendly kitchen tools offer a playful, easy way to ease them into food prep. From bamboo dinner sets to bladeless food peelers, even adorable apron & hat sets, there's no doubt any child will gain the confidence they need to say yes to nourishing, happy meals.

Meal Prep

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Now they know all about food prep, but how will they show it off to their friends in school? That's where we come in with our most popular ranges from Yumbox, Bentgo, Thermos and more! Introducing lunch bags, food jars and other containers wrapped in one of the biggest selections of children's patterns you can find, our back to school collection can bring a smile to any child. On top of that, we guarantee this will bring a *very* big smile to the parents, as it helps them take the worry out of finding school lunch supplies for their little ones!

Featuring leak-proof and/or insulated picks of some family-favourite lunch boxes, food flasks and more, there's no doubt gifts for school can really brighten up a child's day. You'll find plenty of colours, styles, and sizes to choose from in our highly curated range — and you can guarantee these are gifts that kids and families will definitely put to good use.

School Lunch

Last but not least, we all know drink bottles are all the rage these days. That's why we're proud to give you a compiled selection of some of the best drink bottles in town! Featuring well-known brands such as the Contigo Gizmo Flip Autospout bottles, the Frank Green Ultimate Ceramic, Hydro Flask Kids and more, you don't need to worry about keeping the little ones active and hydrated with these great options.

We also adore the Maxwell & Williams Marini Ferlazzo Wild Planet range of great gifts for children. Designed in Australia in collaboration with artist Nathan Ferlazzo featuring prints of adorable baby wildlife animals drawn in exquisite detail! Each come paired with a vibrant youthful colour to match its whimsical style.

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You'll be spoilt for choice with our range of kids gifts at Matchbox! Find your favourite non toy gift ideas now with FREE Shipping applied on all orders over $69 Australia wide. Running last minute? You can also shop online and pick up in store with our quick & easy Click & Collect service, available at Matchbox stores. Happy gifting.