Shopping for a gift for your niece, nephew or your best friend’s child can be a daunting experience. Between Minecraft and the Minions, there are just too many trends to keep up with in ‘kid world’. So, we thought we would make life just a little bit easier for you and bring you our top 5 picks of great gifts for kids. From babies to toddlers and beyond there’s something for every age group.

1. Splurge on a Micro Scooter

Micro Scooter

If you want to be the coolest aunt, uncle or god parent around then you have got to check out these Micro Scooters. They are great for kids of all ages as they come in a variety of sizes and designs. Kids from ages 1-5 can enjoy the Mini Micro Range and from 5 years up until 12 will love the Maxi Micro. Each style is available in an array of colours with accessories including helmets, bells and the mini-seat and O-bar for Mini Micro models.

These ultra cool scooters will be available in South Africa from August 2015 from leading independent toy stores, baby boutiques and gift stores nationwide. Prices start at R1500. For stockist information please call 010 020 2038.

2. Keep their toes warm with this printed slipper boot 

Mr Price slippers

Sure, most kids wouldn’t consider slippers to be a cool gift but these printed slipper boots from Mr Price are just too cute not to include. We love the pink heart print and the white pom pom details on the ankle. Any little girl would love to snuggle up in these this winter.

The boots are available from Mr Price stores and from the Mr price clothing online store at R69.99.

3. Teach them the value of saving

piggy bank

Teach your little friends about the value of money from a young age with these adorable piggy banks from Whitehouse. We love these pigs because they look super suave in their sunglasses and bow ties!

The money boxes are available from Whitehouse at R69.95

4. Give them something to hug

Ragdoll

These Ayanda Ragdolls are the perfect gift for a little girl who loves dolls. Each doll is proudly made by a member of the Wildlife cooperative and a portion of each sale goes to the Wildlife education trust. The doll’s hair is made of wool and each outfit is unique. Plus, once her dolly is named, you can request a birth certificate from admin@hoolies.co.za

Click here to buy it now.

5. Spoil a new mom!

Bundle Box

This one is less for the kid and more for the parents but if you’re not sure what to get a new mom to celebrate the birth of her new bundle of joy then a subscription to Bundle Box should do the trick! The monthly subscription box is filled with carefully sourced top quality local, organic and healthy products that have been individually selected and curated based on the stage of pregnancy or parenting moms are currently in. The boxes range from 2 -3 months pregnant all the way through to the baby turning 1-year-old.

The box is R295 per month. For more information visit the Bundle Box website.