Baby & kids gift ideas for fun in the sun + my first giveaway!

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With summer just over a week away, here are my favourite summer inspired gifts for babies and kids. I’m also very excited to include my first ever giveaway! Read on to see how you can win.

Before I start, big apologies to our friends in the northern hemisphere. I hope the thought of these gifts keep you warm in the chilly months ahead!

Nothing is sponsored here – these gift ideas are ones I love and would love to give.

hape-beach-toys-parthenon sand mould   hape-beach-toys-mayan-pyramid      hape-beach-toys-taj-mahal   hape-beach-toys-pyramid   hape-beach-toys-colosseum

These Hape sand moulds are a great alternative to the usual standard bucket moulds. Available in Parthenon, Mayan Pyramid, Taj Mahal, Pyramid and Colosseum.



Miss TT and Mr TT have had so many pairs of bathers stretch and wither away thanks to chlorinated swimming pools and beach visits. That was until I bought Sandy Feet Australia kids swimwear. Their bathers have lasted the distance – a year of swimming lessons in an indoor chlorinated pool is testament to that (plus they have great sales on their website). Their swimwear offers UPF 50+ protection and there is a stylish selection of rash vests, boardies, bathers and swim hats to choose from.

Frankie Ray collage

Frankie Ray make stylish sunglasses for babies through to 10 year olds. All lenses are made from impact resistant polycarbonate and offer 100% UV protection (Category 3).


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A local WA success story, I am a big fan of Choodie organic beach robes. Both Miss TT and Mr TT have one and in Miss TT’s own words “it is so soft and cosy”! I find them fantastic going to and from swimming lessons and the beach. Available in sizes for boys and girls from 6 months right up to adults, there are a number of colour options to choose from.

Thanks to the lovely people at Choodie, Gift Grapevine is giving away one Choodie organic beach robe (your choice of kids size and colour). All you have to do is comment at the end of this post and tell me what your favourite thing is about summer. Too easy!

T & Cs – Open Australia wide. One entry per person. Giveaway closes midnight WST Friday December 5. Winner will be selected by random number generator.


beach stamp Collage

This set of 15 beach stamps allow kids to easily create scenes and images on wet sand. Simply strap onto hands or feet for fun in the sandpit or a day at the beach.


personalised thongs

Speaking of stamps, these personalised thongs create imprints in sand and soft soil. Made to order using natural foam rubber thongs with rubber straps, they are imprinted with your own custom design. Choose from many colours with sizing for kids, women and men.


acorn hat collage

In Australia, it’s “no hat, no play” so a lovely hat makes a practical gift. There’s no reason it can’t be stylish as well! I love the range of kids hats from Acorn.



I’ve seen giant inflatable flamingoes, swans and ducks but this giant inflatable donut is still my favourite. Mmmmm – donut.


roundie 2

The ‘Roundie’ beach towel from The Beach People would be a practical and stylish gift for a tween or teen (and something just that little bit different). Heck, these are so gorgeous I want one too!


tropical bracelet 1     tropical bracelet 2     tropical bracelet 3

Anyone who has been following my posts would have seen me feature the lovely kids jewellery from Lauren Hinkley. Handmade in Australia, these silver-plated and metal tropical charm bracelets are bright and fun – perfect for summer.

Don’t forget to enter to win a Choodie organic beach robe (your choice of kids size and colour). Just comment at the end of this post and tell me what your favourite thing is about summer.

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