The hottest kids toys this Christmas in July

Top gifts to help celebrate Christmas in July.
Top gifts to help celebrate Christmas in July.  Photo: Supplied.

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In case you missed it, Christmas in July is just around the corner.

With plenty of stores slashing prices for the mid-year festivities, now's a great time to get ahead of the curve when it comes to Christmas shopping and score some great deals.

Looking for the perfect gift for the little ones in your life? Here are our top picks.

Headphones

As a parent, there's nothing more valuable as peace and quiet, whether you're at home or in the car. So, if you live in a noisy house where blaring kids shows or screaming toddlers rule, or you're planning a road trip and need to keep the little ones busy, now's the time to give the gift of kids headphones.

From on-ear to over ear headphones, wired and wireless – there's a colour, size and style to suit all ages, making it much easier for the kids (and you) to enjoy quiet time.

Kids activity trackers

Fun ways to get your kids exercising.

Fun ways to get your kids exercising. Photo: Supplied.

Activity trackers are a fun way to get kids exercising. Beyond that, they also offer a range of gaming and photography capabilities, along with teaching them how to tell time.

There are Frozen styles for Elsa lovers, and Spiderman styles for aspiring superheroes. Plus, they can allow you to keep closer tabs on your kids, with parental controls and other features available depending on which tracker you choose.

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Drones and robotics

Drones can be a lot of fun to play with, but they require a fair bit of practice – so consider this a gift for the big kids and teens in your life. Whether you choose a simple indoor drone, or HD video drone for outdoors, there's a style and price range to suit everyone.

If you're new to the drone game, start small then, once you learn to control the drone, you can upgrade to something bigger and better.

Meanwhile, if you're looking for something even more exciting that gets your kids outdoors, an electric scooter, Segway or Gokart could be exactly what you're after. When it comes to drones and robotics, the options are abundant and guaranteed to be a whole lot of fun (just be sure to check your local regulations to ensure safe and legal use).

Tech toys

A fun approach to learning through tech.

A fun approach to learning through tech. Photo: Supplied.

Is your child a genius in the making? A future artist? A mini-detective? Perhaps they simply love to learn. Starting children early with educational activities helps to create a passion for learning that could last a lifetime.

Educational tech toys are suitable for children aged 3 and up and come kitted out with games and interactive learning through shapes and sounds, writing and vocabulary, drawing, maths, and puzzles. With a range of different budgets and interests catered to, they'll keep the kids occupied for hours.

For your "other" kid

Admit it – your pet dog is basically just another child. So, why not treat your other child to a new, exciting toy this Christmas in July?

Anything and everything from fetch balls to interactive dog toys – your pooch is sure to drool with excitement.

Take advantage of great July prices and start shopping for your Santa goodies today with JB Hi-Fi.