From drones, weather stations and gadgets for adults and teens, to a wide selection of educational and entertaining science and nature-based games and toys for kids of all ages, the top Christmas gifts for curious minds can be found at the Australian Geographic online store.
Australian Geographic stores have been inspiring discovery of our unique and wonderful land (and beyond) by adults, teens and kids of all ages since 1991.
The Australian Geographic online store has a wide selection of educational and entertaining science and nature-based games and toys, a high-quality range of telescopes for exploring the magnificent night skies, as well as all the essentials for their next adventure whether it’s in Australia or abroad. For teens and adults, you’ll find drones, weather stations, binoculars, and every type of gadget.
Australian Geographic customers receive free delivery in Australia on orders of $50 or more and an onsite gift finder helps to find the most appropriate gifts for the specified age, price and interests, for both adults and kids!
Top Gifts Ages 0 – 4
Transform their bedroom into a galaxy of twinkling lights while listening to a selection of the soothing sound nature has to offer. The Galaxy Star Projector and Sound Machine ($29.95) has a power-saving mode, automatically turning the machine off after half an hour. Just set and forget, without worrying about disturbing your child after they’ve fallen asleep.
Soft and round, Russell the Wombat ($29.95) is perfect for cuddling and makes a great gift. For those who think Wayne the Wombat is too big and Lil Tubby the Wombat is too small, Russell is just right! Comes with a tag containing information about the animal and where in Australia it can be found in the wild.
Very cute Australian made koala mum with joey. The Plush Koala 25cm Cuddly Toy ($49.95) makes a great gift and is easy to post overseas. It’s made in Australia, so you can be confident you’re giving a genuine Aussie gift.
Top Gifts Ages 5 – 8
Aqua Dragons Underwater World ($24.95). These award-winning real live aquatic creatures are great pets for beginners and teaching kids responsibility. Hatch and grow these incredible Artemia Salina, a prehistoric species of brine shrimp. AquaDragons have lived for millions of years in salty lakes and oceans – even as far back as the dinosaurs!
Oregon Smart Globe Infinity III ($129.95). With over 30 learning activities children can discover more about the globe using this interactive platform. Just touch the pen to a learning activity then chose a country. There are four modes which allow kids to touch, find, compare and acquire new knowledge about the world.
Magic Growing Garden Crystal Set ($14.95). The mystical Magic Garden starts to grow within hours of being planted. Set up the cardboard trees and mountain on the tray provided, add your solution and sit back and watch! As the liquid moves up through the paper and evaporates, crystals will magically begin to appear.
Top Gifts Ages 8 – 11
80 Channel Walkie Talkie Set Red and Blue ($59.95). A great device for kids to take with them when exploring – the kids can call back home if help is needed or mum can even call them back for dinner. They are perfect to slip in your pocket when camping or hiking, or even for road trips when you take two cars.
Jedi Training Remote Heliball ($39.95). This hand controlled Jedi Training Remote is a unique patented flying toy. Proximity sensors in the base of the Jedi Training Remote detect any solid object beneath, and move up, up and away when detected. Control the Jedi Training Remote with your hands and feet or press trigger for height and speed control.
MicroScience 36 Piece Kids Microscope Set ($29.95). This microscope kit is a great starter set for kids, it has a battery operated light to shine under the slide and different coloured filters on a turn-able wheel to highlight different details of what you’re viewing. With magnification going up to 900x and blank slides for you to prepare yourself, it is the perfect gift for a future scientist.
VEX Robotics IQ Construction Kit by HEXBUG ($499.95). Build a real working robot with this amazing construction set for kids. Design, program and compete with your own robot. Over 750 simple snap together pieces to create endless construction possibilities. Build smarter robots with the VEX Robot Brain, featuring 12 Smart Ports which allow you to build robots with more wheels, more arms and more sensors. There are two modes: Driver Control and Autopilot which allow your robot to start moving right away. You can even create your own custom programs!
Top Gifts for Teens & Adults
AG Journal Subscription 1 Year (Sent to Australia) ($69.99). The Australian Geographic magazine is a fantastic read, with information about Australia’s rich cultural heritage and its beautiful landscapes. Each AG magazine explores our unique and diverse plants and wildlife, with journal features on the true-blue characters who call Australia home. The Australian Geographic Journal has plenty to offer and will not disappoint.
Sphero BB-8 Robot ($219.95). Modelled after the Star Wars droid that stole everyone’s hearts in “The Force Awakens”, this BB-8 robot is the perfect companion for traversing the galaxy. The app-enabled robot was created by Sphero, allowing you to learn, play and explore on your smartphone or tablet. Pair Sphero to your device via Bluetooth and see your BB8 zoom at speeds of up to 7km/hr. Powered by induction charging, place Sphero BB-8 onto the wireless charging base and press play on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to see your droid react to the movie.
StarView 70AZ Wedge Telescope ($249.95). The StarView 70AZ telescope is a great no-tool setup, entry level telescope for children and adults. The beginner telescope gives clear images for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, showing bright clear images of the Moon and planets. You can even see the Galilean moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn. The tripod provides a stable platform and includes an accessory tray for conveniently storing your telescope accessories.
Folding Map Compass ($19.95). A compact plastic compass that easily fits in your pockets. Perfect for hiking and orienteering. The clear plastic Folding Map Compass is made from acrylic and folds up to fit in your pocket. It comes with detailed instructions on how to properly use a map compass.
Oregon WMR86 Weather Station ($249.95). Features Temperature, Wind, Humidity and Rain measurement. Optional extras include Pool, Temperature and UV Sensors. The main unit has a large LCD display (7x10cm) that includes a backlight button that illuminates the display for 5 seconds when pressed. At a glance, you’ll see the forecast, time, wind speed & direction, indoor & outdoor temperature & humidity, barometric pressure, and rainfall reading with bar graphs.
Virtuality VR Glasses ($19.95). Immerse yourself in new worlds with Virtuality VR glasses. Download any compatible VR App, insert your smartphone and be transported. Virtuality VR Glasses allow the user to adjust the lens focus and headband strap, for clear and comfortable viewing.
DJI Mavic Pro Drone ($1,649.95). Portable yet powerful, the Mavic Pro is your personal drone, ready to go with you everywhere. The DJI Mavic Pro is the drone you want in your collection. While it’s small, it’s powerful and it allows for you to channel your creativity with the sky as your limit! The Mavic Pro is one of the most complex flying drones engineered by DJI. The compact size hides how sophisticated this drone truly is, with a huge 24 high-performance computing cores, an all-new transmission system with a 7km range, 4 vision sensors, and a 4K camera stabilised by a 3-axis mechanical gimbal. Operated simply by a push of a thumb or the tap of a finger, you’re in full control at all times.