Another party invite, another present to buy, another blow to the budget. While we’re thrilled that our kids are being invited to parties, we don’t love the unexpected expense and stress of trying to find a decent-enough gift. If you’ve got a social butterfly on your hands, check out these great presents for under R150.

 

SKATEBOARD (RRP R129.90, Toys R Us)

A 24-inch skateboard is perfect for a mini rider who’s just starting out. Remember to include a protective helmet, gloves and knee and elbow pads, just in case!

 

LEGO SETS (RRP R79.90-R149.90, Makro)

The Lego Friends Party range for girls and Lego City range for boys are suitable for ages five to 12 and come with cute set-ups at a reasonable price.

 

GUESS WHO? GAME (RRP R129.90, Toys R Us)

“Are you a man and are you wearing glasses?” These are just some of the questions kids will need to ask to eliminate the wrong faces and figure out who is on their friend’s card. The first person to figure out who the other person is wins!

 

WAZOOKA WATER GUN (RRP R59.90, Toys R Us)

Lock and load with an old 500ml (or, for the nuclear option, 2-litre) cooldrink bottle by filling it with water and attaching it to a brightly coloured Wazooka. The Wazooka has a pump action to shoot your target up to 10 metres away.

 

ACTIVITY BOOK (RRP R50, Game)

Puzzle books will provide hours of entertainment. Throw in a pack of pencil crayons or khokis and a chocolate to make a great gift.

 

JOY RIDER BLOW-UP SURFER (RRP R79.90, Toys R Us)

Whether launching off the steps of the pool or just lazing in the summer sun, a Joy Rider is a must-have summer accessory.

 

TIME TO PLAY!

The more, the merrier! Stock up on small gifts that’ll delight your kids. Your RCS Card gives you access to the RCS shopping network of over 21 000 retailers, including South Africa’s leading toy shops!