The Best Kids Toys available for under $25

//The Best Kids Toys available for under $25

The Best Kids Toys available for under $25

The Best Kids Toys don’t always have to be the most expensive ones in the store. At Sweet Elephants we find that some of our most popular and well-loved toys are the ones in our under $25 category. Hand selected for their quality and value for money, these products are perfect for Christmas stocking fillers, non-chocolate Easter Gifts, extra goodies at birthday time, or simply just great to have on hand when those last minute birthday parties pop up.

Amazing quality gifts that won’t break the budget

A smaller budget doesn’t mean you should settle for lower quality. We look for great value across all of our products, so even for the smaller ticket items, you can rest assured that we’ve scrutinised it in many ways!

Give memorable gifts with a friendly price tag

We all know children love opening presents. Often we want to give them one big surprise, one they will cherish and remember for years to come…but to see their little faces when they get to open a few little surprises as well, is heart-warming. Their squeals of excitement at each unravel is truly worth it! It’s also a bonus to then have some smaller activities to bring out on wet-weather days or quiet time at home.

Giving memorable, fun and thoughtful gifts to pre-school or school friends is equally as rewarding. Knowing that you and your child have chosen a gift that the recipient is unlikely to already have, takes the worry out of the whole process. Plus, you gain a few brownie points with the other parents for choosing a gift that stands out from the rest. And you didn’t even have to get out of your chair to find it. A win for all!

  • plastic frogs can be used for water play, small world adventures, fine motor skills and pretend playfrog toys from seedling are fabulous toys
    Roll up…roll up…to see a jar packed full of fun. These amphibians may look cute but beware they are cheeky. Immerse the 6 colourful Amazing Spitting Frogs in water to fill up and then squeeze their body to release the spray. You will be astounded by how far they can squirt! Perfect for developing fine motor skills, bath play and gifts. Features: *6 spitting frogs *Jar height: 9cm Recommended Age: 3+ years (small parts)
  • balloon balls. Learn to catch, throw and kick safelyballoon ball is a fabric cover protecting the balloon and your child
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    Balloon Ball

    $12.99
    We know how much kids love balloons, but balloon play and small children can also bring a little anxiety right? The potential hazard of the balloon breaking and your loved one swallowing the pieces isn't a pleasant thought. Neither is the image of a crying child disheartened as their balloon has accidentally escaped and popped on the grass. Not to mention you really don't feel like blowing up 100 balloons today. This is where our innovative balloon ball fabric cover saves the day. Simply slide a balloon inside the cover, blow up the balloon and tie it off. The balloon is still lightweight but is more durable. Allowing you to rest easy knowing your child can safely play with the balloon for extended periods. Features: *Includes 1 balloon and balloon fabric cover so you are ready to play straight away. Recommended Age: 1-5 years
  • wooden maths game for teaching early numberwooden game that teachers early maths
    Our Bird In The Hand wooden game is super fun and encourages positive attitudes towards Mathematics. Learning subitising, counting and addition this incredible educational game is a must for every house hold with an early Mathematical explorer. Features: *A game for 2-4 players *Length of game is approx 10 min Recommended Age: 3 years +
  • grow your own dinosaurdinosaur egg toy children can hatch and grow.
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    Who said dinosaurs were extinct? Captivate your little palaeontologists as this little dinosaur egg toy is placed in and completely covered with water and hatches in just 48 hours. Don’t remove this prehistoric creature from the water just yet; he still has some growing to do. Move him to a large body of water and be amazed at just how big he will grow.  Once he has reached his adult size why not name him and introduce him to friends and family. Features: *Several surprise dinos to collect. *Develop language, curiosity in science and dinosaurs, expand observation skills. *A gift that keeps on giving as it grows and shrinks. *Jar height – 9cm. Recommended Age: 2+ years
  • easyread time teacher watch strapeasyread time teacher watch strap pink
    It’s no secret that the Easyread Time Teacher watch is our favourite time teaching tool. With just three easy steps, your little ones can become time-telling superstars in no time. Now your kids can further personalize their watches with some beautifully coloured NEW nylon watch bands. There are so many colours; just to match your loved ones’ different personalities. Features:
    • The comfortable 16mm wide watch bands are designed to fit wrist sizes from 11 to 20cm in circumference
  • eye spy bags are super fun. Find items in the i spy bag.eye spy bag is a great sensory activity incorporating fine motor skills and literacy. Find the trinkets in the i spy bag.

    Eye Spy Bags

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $32.95
    With over 25 miniature trinkets hidden within non-toxic pallets, Eye Spy bags aka I Spy Bags or Treasure Bags are ideal for entertaining your loved one in the car, out shopping, during appointments, at Church-where ever you may go. Picture this, you are on an extended drive to a relatives wouldn’t you rather be the relaxed parent whose children are heavily engaged in quiet learning than the one constantly reprimanding their kids? We’ve all been there…Johnny keep your hands to yourself, Susie stop kicking the chair, Tommy if I hear you say you are bored or ask if we are there yet one more time… Why even toy with the embarrassment and headache when there is no need? How do they use the bag you ask? Kids simply manipulate the pallets with their fingers and bring the hidden objects to the surface.  Find all the trinkets in the bag. Recommended Age: 3-9 years
  • flower stickers wishbone trike allows your child to make their special bike a little differentflame stickers for wishbone trike.
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    Flame stickers and Flower stickers are the ultimate accessories for a cool Wishbone bike ride. Imagine your child beaming, feeling like they have the coolest bike in the neighbourhood. Now imagine yourself beaming knowing they have the coolest, MOST STYLISH bike in the neighbourhood. With these flame stickers or flower stickers your child will be full of confidence and pride with a bike customised to suit them. Transform your kid's Wishbone Bike or Trike so they own a bike only their friends dream about. The flower and flame stickers are removable, durable, UV and tear resistant because Wishbone Design understand kids. We also want your bike to obtain the most usage, why not redesign the bike for a sibling? Coordinate the stickers with your choice of coloured silicon seat cover or a personalised name plate. Check out our Wishbone Flip, you are bound to be impressed. IMPORTANT NOTICE: WISHBONE ACCESSORIES CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED WITH THE BIKE OR FLIP Recommended Age: 1-5 years
  • hydrophobic sand makes a mesmorising science experiement
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    Hydrophobic sand behaves like normal sand, that is until you add it to water. Watch how your friend's and family's eyes widen in disbelief as you pour the sand into water, manipulate it into the shape of your choice and then scoop it out as though the sand and water had never interacted. I know right? It is hard to fathom! Magic sand is dyed and coated to repel water, so it's always dry.  Simply pour, play and discover. Recommended Ages: 3+ Years
  • artificial snow feels like real snowinstant snow uses polymer powder to create a fun world of snow
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    Instant Snow

    $6.99
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Now you can create a Winter wonderland any time, anywhere-even in the middle of a scorching Australian Summer! With our instant snow your child can interact with cool, fluffy white artificial snow that looks and feels just like the real thing (without the bitter cold of course)! We need to protect those little fingers. Whether is be for an Arctic small world play with their favourite toys, a Frozen or Winter party, decorating for Christmas or as a prop for fabulous photos, this little tube is jam packed with safe, non-toxic fun. How to make fake snow: Simply add 1 teaspoon with ¼ cup of water and watch in amazement how the polymer powder expands 100 times its size. Yes, 100 times its original size! Recommended Age: 3+ Years
  • push and pull toy elephant toy by hape is the perfect baby and toddler toy for kids on the movepush and pull toy elephant toy by hape is the perfect baby and toddler toy for kids on the move
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    The push and pull along toy Elephant by Hape is a beautiful wooden toy designed to stimulate and grow with your little one as they transition from infant to toddler and start to show an interest in push-pull toys and movement. Learning to roll, crawl and walk has never been more fun! Features: * Can begin its life as a decorative piece for a nursery or playspace. * Made from solid Maple from FSC-managed forests. * Non-toxic paint which wipes clean from sticky little fingers. * No batteries or sound to over stimulate babies. Recommended Age: 4 months - 2 years  
  • around the world safari replicas are great for kids to learn about the worldsafari ltd has fabulous little replicas of famous world landmarks
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    The world’s greatest landmarks enflame awe- from lost cities to impressive houses of worship your child can embark on several adventures and wonderings with Safari Ltds Toobs Around The World and World Landmarks. Visit places from countries far and wide and discover civilizations across the centuries. With Safari Ltd the educational opportunities are endless. Watch as your loved ones are absorbed in the world around them. Features: *Miniature hand painted replicas between 4 to 7.5cm. *Lead free and thoroughly tested for safety. Recommended Ages: 4 + years
  • Sale! safari toobs mammal skulls are the best replicas for children to explore the world's mammalssafari toys are little replicas of common mammal skulls. Explore the insides of your favourite animals
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    Safari toys recognises that a child of today is surrounded by technology and the imagination is at risk, thus Safari Ltd have designed magnificent miniature replicas to ignite curiosity and creative play. These life like mammal skull figurines can bring out the zooarchaeologist in the oldest of us. Who doesn't like unearthing treasures and exploring some of our favourite animals? Features: *Includes 8 skulls from a gorilla, dolphin, lion, giraffe, elephant, zebra, hippopotamus and rhinoceros. Recommended Ages: 3+ years
  • Sale! sarahs play silks are fabulous for all agessarahs play silks are fabulous for all ages
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    Sarahs Silks

    $14.99$24.20
    Incorporating Silks into a basket in any play corner is a simple addition which provides a prop for unlimited play only limited by their imaginations. One moment the silks can become the perfect essential for any superhero and the next a blanket for your loved one’s favourite teddy. How about combining toys and making a flag, skirt, table cloth, bandage, grass, water or lava for pretend play adventures? Switch on some music and dance to the rhythm or for a quieter activity play hide and seek. With endless possibilities it is easy to see why these beautiful Sarahs silks are loved by babies, children and adults. They can be passed down from sibling to sibling and generation to generation. Features:
    • Non-toxic, natural, sustainable silks
    • 90x90cm
    Recommended Ages: 0-100 AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
  • sensory mini bean bags to enhance your child's sensessensory bags can be used to develop baby's senses from birth. Explore the monochrome patterns, colours and different textures.
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    Sensory Bags

    $24.99
    Tired of spending a fortune on toys that just don’t last?  Not only can our sensory mini bean bags be used from birth to adulthood, they have been designed with Maria Montessori and Steiner’s theories of learning in mind-so they are ideal educational tools. Starting from birth newborns are drawn to black and white images, later as their visual skills develop flip the sensory bags over to introduce your child to the colours of the rainbow. As your child grows stack the sensory bags, sort them according to the texture of the fabrics (smooth, silky, fluffy), count them, discuss primary and secondary colours, learn the shapes on the contrasting black and white sides, catch and throw them or use them for games like hopscotch.  The ideas are endless! Features: *All seams come with our quality double stitching, made from only the best quality fabrics. *Approximately 10cm square the 6 mini bags are a great size for small hands and can be popped in a handbag to be played with in the car or at an appointment. *Washable *Ideal for kids with special needs such as those with visual impairment or Autism Recommended Age: Birth-Adulthood PRE-SALE AVAILABLE EARLY DECEMBER
  • slime putty from heebie jeebies is an awesome science experiment. It comes in pink, blue, green and yellow.
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    Slime Putty

    $6.95
    Making this gooey then firm substance is a fun, no fuss experiment. Simply empty the slime powder into a bowl, follow the included instructions - add water, mix and knead. When you add water to the polymers that are in the powder, the polymer molecules are activated and the solution turns into slime! Watch your kids stretch, squish, knead and roll to their heart’s content.
  • so young ice pack keeps your food cool for hours and suits so young insulated lunch bags and yumbox perfectlyso young ice pack keeps lunches and snacks crisp, cold, fresh and safe
    This funky, reusable ice pack makes the perfect accompaniment to any lunchbox, keeping lunches fresh, safe, crisp and cool. No-one likes hot bread and melted, gooey cheese or limp veggies-yuk! Not to mention after all the effort of supplying a nutritious lunch you want your kids to eat and have enough fuel to get through the day. Features:
    • Reusable, non-toxic, sweat free
    • Lays flat
    • 200g
  • story stones should be included in every junior classroom to help kids create, alter, retell and extend stories
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    Story Stones Educational Tools

    $12.50$59.99
    Story Stones educational tools are perfect for developing literacy skills such as retelling, creating sentences, grammar and writing. Story Stones are magical hands on tools for aiding oral story telling,exploring/expanding sentence structure, assisting writing, developing retell and recall, igniting one's imagination and so much more. Features: *Choose from several kits to add to your story library to create even more adventures Recommended Ages: 5+ years
  • Sale! magnetic tangram travel game for kids. Tangoes animals by smart games
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    Tangoes Magnetic Tangram

    $19.99 $16.99
    Tangoes Animals is a fun, magnetic tangram travel game based on the ancient Chinese tradition of Tangrams. The travel sized booklet and magnetic tangram puzzle pieces makes it easy to take your Tangoes Animals out and about for short trips, long journeys, or even quiet play at home. So you can create Tangoes puzzles wherever you are! Features:
    • 24 awesome challenges
    • 7 puzzle pieces
    • Recommended 5+ years
  • preschool maths games for left and right
    As your sheep escape to the left and the right, who will have the most sheep in their paddock at the end of the game???  A quick, easy & fun game which teaches basic counting, whilst you learn your left and right. A brilliant family game for 3 or more players. Features: * 3 x 2.5cm wooden dice, 20 hand stamped sheep tokens, a drawstring cotton bag and instructions Recommended Age: 3 years +
  • wishbone design trikes and bikes also have great accessories like this pink seat cover.wishbone bike seat covers are a fabulous addition to your ride instantly adding personalisation and comfort.
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    Unleash your inner cool with these bright Wishbone Bike Seat Covers that will have the whole neighbourhood talking. Made from durable silicon they fit easily over your Wishbone seat adding extra protection and comfort. The seats are also non-toxic, water repellent, UV resistant and recyclable. Looking for more accessories check out our flame and flower stickers and personalised name plates. IMPORTANT NOTICE: WISHBONE ACCESSORIES CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED WITH THE BIKE OR FLIP. Recommended Age: 1-5 years
  • personalised plate for wishbone trikepersonalised plates for wishbone bike
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    Pimp your ride with this personalised plate built just for your child and his or her Wishbone Bike or Flip. Features: -100% recycled name plate -sent of alphabet stickers Looking for more accessories to include with your personalised plate? How about flower or flame stickers or a comfy, coloured seat cover? Recommended Age: 1-5 years NAME PLATES NEED TO BE PURCHASED WITH THE WISHBONE BIKE.