Cool Kids Gift Giving Guide

September 01, 2021

Natalia, the No Nasties Kids founder held her daughter’s sixth birthday at one of those ‘pamper party’ places. You know, the ones where your child gets to wear a robe and ask questions like ‘will we be getting our moustaches and beards waxed today? That’s what mummy does at the salon'.

There was a dedicated time allocation for gift opening. It was a small group of six girls (and their mums). Nat watched from the sidelines with quiet anxiety, praying she wouldn’t get anything…less than ideal.

It was all looking pretty safe until she heard her daughter squeal with excitement;

“Look mummy!”

There it was. The skid mark on an otherwise excellently safe haul.

A colouring in pack made by….none other than…. Sharpie.

I’m not kidding. A children’s colouring in pack where all the colours are permanent markers.

Please don’t get Nat wrong and think she's ungrateful. Not at all! Someone chose that for her daughter KNOWING she would love it, and they were right!

However, she had spent the last 3 months wrestling permanent markers from the jaws of their Lagotto Elvis (AKA the dog). A six year old isn’t always the best at remembering to put her things right away, and their puppy is as swift as Nat is at a buffet table.

We know children’s gift giving can be a nightmare. You don’t want to just buy some poorly made toy from a large chain store, especially when you know every other mum will be doing that. You also don’t want to have to sell your breastmilk on the black market just to be able to pay for whatever you decide on.


Here’s a list of some of our favourite gifts. The ones to make you the ‘cool’ mum and overall boost your child’s street cred.


1) Water beads | When you have no idea which Beanie Boos little Ellie
already has, or you just want to get her a little bit of everything awesome. Or little Oscar has absolutely everything...
Water beads are what you need.



2) Deluxe Ultimate Bundle | When more is less this is your gift! 
This super Deluxe Ultimate Gift Bundle includes:

🎀 A Nala Pink or Nancy Purple Deluxe Box

🌈 3 Water bead packs (always at least 1 rainbow and 2 surprise colours)

💅 A Pastel Pink and Purple nail polish


3) The Dough Folk Play Dough From All Natural Mums

Even if you don’t, we know that your child puts playdough in
their mouth. While we don’t encourage anyone to eat it, if they do, they’ll be
ok. This is so much more than just playdough though. It’s colourful, scented,
multi-sensory play to stimulate imagination and creativity. Find it here.
The Dough Folk Natural Play Dough


4) Honeysticks Bath Crayons

The only time drawing on the walls is a good idea.

No to sharpie markers but a big yes to natural bath crayons.  Can you even image how happy a kid would be when they are told the CAN draw on the walls?!


Honeysticks Bath Crayons | Available at All Natural Mums 

There you have it. 4 simple gift giving ideas to make you the winner of the coolest