Christmas time is just around the corner! Buying presents for the little ones is exciting but when you’re a busy mum with little time to plan, it can be very stressful.

Instead of getting the kids the latest technology and presents that will be forgotten about three days later, invest in their health with presents that inspire them to get outdoors and get active.

If you’re stuck for ideas, here are some affordable suggestions for presents that will inspire healthy kids and the best part, presents with no clean up!

Scooter or bike

A scooter or bike is a perfect way to get the kids to put down the devices and get outdoors over the summer. They could even ride to school, saving busy mums the trip!


Hula hoop

A hula hoop is a fun affordable gift that will have the kids moving and dancing. If your struggling for time, it’s easy to find on short notice at various locations such as Target, Big W or Kmart.

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Hand ball

 A hand ball is a great present to keep the kids moving for hours on end for a cost as low as $2. These emoji hand balls are available from Big W, perfect for lunch time activities and kids of any age.

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Inflatable bumpers

With these affordable inflatable bumpers from Kmart your little ones canbattle it out in the sunshine! It’s safe and fun, suitable for kids as young as 4.Picture1.png

Skipping rope

A fun way to keep the heart rate up and increase coordination is a skipping rope! They are available at target for only $1 and suitable for kids as young as 3.


Football set

 Your little footballer can master their skills in the backyard with a football set! They can have fun on their own or play with a small team for as low as $10 from Kmart.Picture1.png

Outdoor Swing

If you have the Space and money, an outdoor swing is the perfect way to get the kids outdoors, burning some energy and getting some vitamin D.

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Running is a great way to get cardio exercise but young children sometimes do not have the attention span to focus for long runs. So swapping out the joggers for roller-skates is a good way inspire kids to do some sport.


Racquet set

This assorted set from Kmart is a great way to encourage the kids to play together, get active and also benefits hand eye coordination. All this for only $8.Picture1.png

Pogo Stick

 The kids will have a blast bouncing around trying to master the Pogo stick. This cool outdoor toy is available at Kmart for $26.