10 of the best Christmas gifts to buy for kids in 2021

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Make sure the right presents are under the tree this year. Photo: Getty Images

Christmas can be magical for children - but it can also be fraught with disappointment if the right things aren't under the tree.

Here are suggestions guaranteed to keep everyone happy on Christmas morning.

LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Space Mining Mech, $32.99

There's nothing better than LEGO to keep kids amused on Christmas morning, and this 3-in-1 kit has extra value.

Designed for space and robot fans, kids can build the Space Mining Mech, which comes with an alien figure and a set of crystals, then rebuild it into a posable 4-legged cargo carrier with a robot pilot or make a posable 2-legged LEGO robot.

LEGO Creator 3in1 Space Mining Mech, $32.99

Micro Mini Scooter, $149.99

Among the best scooters on the market, these three-wheelers are great for kids aged two years and up.

They're low to the ground, have a wide, non-slip deck, and a lean-to steer action to help them go round corners easily.

Micro Mini Scooter, $149.99
Micro Mini Scooter, $149.99. Photo: Rebel Sport

Elsa Musical Adventure Singing Doll, $39.99

If you have a Frozen fan in your household, this will be a Christmas hit.

This toy Elsa sings "Show Yourself," when you press a button.

She's dressed in the Frozen 2 outfit, complete with glittery shoes.

Elsa Musical Adventure Singing Doll, $39.99

Intex Ride-On Dragon, $35

Who doesn't want an inflatable dragon for Christmas?

This one can be ridden safely as it has two easy-grip handles and two air chambers for extra stability.

It's suitable for children aged three years and up.

Intex Ride-On Dragon, $35
Intex Ride-On Dragon, $35. Photo: Catch.com.au

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AFL Kids No Sleep Pyjama Set, $34.99

Make mini AFL fans happy with some licensed supporter sleepwear.

Choose your team colours - there are 18 to choose from, including Swans, Eagles and Bulldogs.

AFL Kids No Sleep Pyjama Set, $34.99

Easybreath Kids Full Face Snorkel Mask, $79

If your children are keen to snorkel but struggle with a traditional mask, these full-face snorkels are a perfect introduction.

They allow children to breathe normally, with no fogging of the mask, and allow a 180-degree view.

They're comfy to wear and have a watertight seal, so no water can get in.

Easybreath Kids Full Face Snorkel Mask, $79

Scalextric G1160 Slot Car Set, $185.84

Guaranteed to deliver hours of fun for kids and adults alike, a Scalextric set can provide entertainment for years to come.

This kit has just over 4-metres of track, two hand controllers and two themed cars.

It's ideal for ages 5 years and up.

Scalextric G1160 Slot Car Set, $185.84

Sassi Save the Planet Puzzle & Book, $30.07

These book and jigsaw kits are a great double whammy.

They come in Amazon, Coral Reef and Polar varieties, and include a 220-piece jigsaw, and an educational book about how to look after our natural habitats.

Sassi Save the Planet Puzzle & Book, $30.07

Aussie Baby Kid Balance Bike - No Pedals, $89.95

There's something pretty special about seeing a bike under the tree on Christmas morning.

This balance bike is a great first bike for kids from 18 months to five years.

It has no pedals, crank set or training wheels and helps children learn balance and steering before they graduate to a bike with pedals.

Aussie Baby Kid Balance Bike No Pedal Push Bicycle, $89.95

Sunnylife Underwater Camera, $29.99

Encourage your kids to take pictures underwater with this camera.

It has a focus-free lens so it's easy to use, a wrist strap for convenience, and detachable waterproof casing so it can be used on dry land too.

Sunnylife Underwater Camera, $29.99
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