40 dinosaur toys and gifts for budding paleontologists

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Dinosaur toys and gift ideas | Mum's Grapevine

Jurassic giants may have disappeared 65 billion years ago, but with dinosaur toys and costumes regularly taking out top spots on wish lists, kids definitely still can’t get enough of their roar-someness.

Our compilation will point you towards the most giftable dino goodness around – and whether you go for a pair of spiky shoes or a T-rex teepee, you can be certain there will be toothy grins all ‘round.

These are our top picks of gift ideas for little dinosaur devotees.

Cheap and cheerful … (under $20)

  • Name Labels
  • Figurines
  • Torch projector
  • Crayon set
  • Storybooks
  • Jelly mould

A bit more … (under $50)

  • Floor puzzle
  • Slippers
  • Fossil dig kit
  • Hand puppet

Splash out …

  • Robotic dinosaur
  • Quilt cover set
  • Inflatable sprinkler

Dinosaur Floor Puzzle

Petit Collage Dinosaur floor puzzle

Petit Collage Dinosaur Kingdom Floor Puzzle ($24.99)

Packed in its very own cute carry case, this dinosaur puzzle is a must for dino-crazed kids. The big, bright pieces are easy to grab and when finished, it’s a pretty picture they’ll want to recreate time and time again.

Dinosaur Quilt Cover

Adairs Fleur Harris Prehistoric Dinosaur Quilt Cover

Adairs Fleur Harris Prehistoric Quilt Cover Set (from $99.99)

We’re crushing all over this lush prehistoric quilt cover set by Fleur Harris. Crafted from super-soft cotton slub, it comes in sizes from cot right up to king beds and includes matching pillowcases. Brace for dino-level snores.

Dinosaur Wallpaper

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Wall and Soul Wallpaper

Wall & Soul Dinosaur Wallpaper (from $53.58)

With this sensational backdrop, kidlets will feel like they’re roaming the plains with the giants. Printed with eco-friendly inks on your choice of vinyl or non-woven material, these can be ordered in over 15 different sizes and dino-themed prints.

Wooden Dinosaur Toys

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Tender Leaf Toys

Tender Leaf Toys Wooden Dinosaur Toys ($72.95)

This beautiful set of eight different wooden dinosaur toys has been crafted from solid rubberwood and each piece is nice and chunky for tiny hands to hold. The storage box is printed with dino skeletons and it’s brilliant for playing matching games with littlies.

Dinosaur Beach Toys

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Liewood Dante Beach Set

Liewood Dante Beach Set ($85)

Introducing the perfect beach tools for pint-sized paleontologists. Made entirely of BPA-free silicone, this Scandi set is lightweight, flexible and the perfect gear for days full of digging, moulding and collecting.

Dinosaur Icy Pole Moulds

Tovolo Dinosaur icy pole moulds

Tovolo Dinosaur Ice Pop Moulds ($20)

What’s a dinosaur gift that’s cooler than cool? An icy pole mould! These quirky-shaped moulds take snack time to the next level and will have kids of all ages begging for more.

Dinosaur Hamper

Adairs Fleur Harris Prehistoric Dinosaur Hamper

Adairs Fleur Harris Prehistorica Clothes Hamper ($34.99)

Whether you fill it with dino toys, linen or grubby clothes from the last dinosaur expedition, this beautifully designed hamper is one you’ll want to show off. It’s roomy, contemporary and comes fully lined.

Dinosaur Dinner Set

Petit Collage Dinosaur Dinner Set

Petit Collage Dinosaur Dinnerware ($34)

A gorgeous gift for omnivores and herbivores alike, this adorable dinnerware will have munchkins stomping toward the table faster than you can say ‘Come and get it, Giganotosaurus!’.

Dinosaur Wall Decals

Dinosaur Toys and GIfts: Future Folk Designs

Future Folk Designs Kat Kalindi Dinos Wall Decals (from $29)

If you’re after some dinosaur wall art that won’t completely terrify little ones, these crazy-cute decals are the answer. They are eco-friendly, printed with water-based inks and they are both removable and reusable. Choose from A4 or A2 -sized decal sheets.

Dinosaur Backpack

Skip Hop dinosaur backpack

Skip Hop Zoo Dakota Dinosaur Backpack ($39.95)

Packed with all their fossil finding must-haves, binoculars and of course, snacks, this cute and comfy backpack ensures they look every inch the part wherever they go. We love!

3D Dinosaur Puzzle

Half Toys Triceratops

Half Toys Dinosaur 3D Puzzles ($30)

If you’re hunting out a dinosaur toy that’s cute, educational and multi-faceted, your search ends here. Half Toys Dinosaurs are skeleton puzzles, construction toys and adorable playthings. They each come with a cardboard diorama for playing out prehistoric scenes. Love them!

Dinosaur puzzle

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Land of Rhi - Etsy

Land of Rhi Dinosaur Puzzle ($20)

The chunky pieces and unique design of this stunning wooden puzzle have completely won us over. Not only can it be played with as a regular puzzle in its wooden base, but the puzzle pieces are sturdy enough to stand upright on their own as well.

Dinosaur Banners

Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Dino Raw Personalised Banners

Dino Raw Personalised Name Banners ($42)

These personalised canvas name banners will add some dino flair to bedrooms. Each banner measures 42cm in length and there are 15 fabulous dinosaur prints to select from. Good luck choosing!

Dinosaur Tail

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Hippo Blue

Hippo Blue Book & Dino Tail Set ($55)

Dinosaur tails are the hilarious props that inspire giggles and hours of imaginative play – and we love ‘em! This fab set includes a copy of Dinosaurs Don’t Dance and one very green, totally irresistible dino tail. The plush tail fastens around tiny hips with Velcro for hours of dino dancing.

Dinosaur Crayons

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Tinta Beeswax Crayons

Tinta Beeswax Dinosaur Crayons ($16.95)

They’re the perfect tools for mapping out the next dino hunt and they’ve been handmade from natural ingredients right here in Australia. The set includes six chunky, bright and adorable kiddie-sized crayons, boxed up and ready to give to that special little someone.

Dinosaur Board Book

Best Dinosaur Gifts: Ditty Bird Board Book

Ditty Bird Book – Dinosaur Sounds ($23.95)

With vibrant imagery and captivating sounds, this adorable dinosaur book is going to thrill bubs and tots to bits! Each page includes a special ‘sound dot’, and once pressed by inquisitive fingers, the book emits a sound unique to a particular dinosaur. Aww, cute!

Inflatable Dinosaur Costume

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Jurassic World Inflatable Dinosaur Costume

Jurassic World Inflatable Costumes ($119.95)

Inflatable dinosaur costumes have taken the world by storm in recent times for the simple fact that they are utterly hilarious. Once kids are zippered into the costume, the built-in pump fills it with air. Add some batteries to activate the sound effects and you’ve got a gigantic, wobbly dino ready to take on the town!

Dinosaur Puppet

Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Folkmanis Hatching Dinosaur Egg Puppet

Folkmanis Hatching Dinosaur Egg Puppet ($54.95)

With movable hands and mouth, you can count on this baby T-rex puppet providing many-a-giggle to dinosaur-crazed kids (and adults!). It measures just under 23cm in height and can pop in and out of the egg.


Dinosaur Vest

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Indie Bear Baby Vests

Indie Bear Baby Woolen Dinosaur Vests (from $85)

Whether they are worn as a dinosaur costume, or as a toasty outer layer on a chilly day, these little vests are totally going to melt hearts. They come in a choice of pink or gold shades and are handmade from pure wool with wooden buttons.

Dinosaur Flash CardsDinosaur Toys and Gifts: Two Little Ducklings Memory Cards

Two Little Ducklings Prehistoric Memory Cards ($27.95)

This environmentally friendly card set is a great starting point for little ones who are learning the names of dinosaurs. It includes 26 laminated cards that can be enjoyed for improving memory skills and playing games like Snap.

Dinosaur Bunting

Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Etsy Groovy Goose Dinosaur Bunting

Groovy Goose Dinosaur Bunting ($22)

This beautiful dinosaur bunting is a simple and sweet way to celebrate the wonder of Mesozoic creatures while adding a good dose of dino flair to bedrooms.  At two metres in length, it’s perfect for dressing up bookshelves, bedheads, windows and bare walls.

Dinosaur Teepee

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Mocka Henley Teepee

Henley Teepee – Dinosaur ($69.95)

This super-cool hideaway comes from Mocka’s much-loved Henley range of teepees and it’s just the place for planning a dino hunt – or ten. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, it has a high-quality canvas tent and solid-wood poles.

Dinosaur Magnet Set

Best Dinosaur Gifts: Petit Collage Dinosaur Discovery Magnetic Dress-Up

Dinosaur Discovery Magnetic Dress-Up Set ($24.95)

This compact paleontologist kit can be taken here there and everywhere. The illustrated tin contains two scenes and 24 magnets for endless imaginative play. This is a fab option for on-the-go play.

Dinosaur Wall Prints

Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Irene Gough Wall Prints

Irene Gough Dinosaur Nursery Wall Prints (from $16.13)

We’re loving these prints just as much for their dino factor as for the inspirational messages on each of them. Friendly, fun and full of colour, this set comes in five different size options.

Dinosaur Model

Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Sassi Junior 3D Model Set

Sassi The Age of the Dinosaurs 3D Models ($36.95)

Part construction toy, part book, these sets make a sensational gift for the child who loves to dive into dinosaur details. Kids can pore over the facts in the illustrated books, then build their very own dinosaur model. Choose from four different prehistoric beasts.

Dinosaur Playset

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Kaper Kids Dinosaur Playset

Kaper Kids Portable Dinosaur Playset ($77)

Could it be the cutest dino playset around? We sure think so! With a combination of fabric and wooden pieces, this set allows little paleontologists to play out infinite dino gatherings while improving their social and fine-motor skills. When it’s pack-up time, all pieces fit snuggly inside the volcano, ready to take anywhere.

Dinosaur Colouring Set

Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Tiger Tribe Colouring Set

Tiger Tribe Dinosaur Colouring Set ($19.95)

Colouring sets make some of the best boredom busters around and they’re known to be lifesavers when it comes to travelling with kids. This dino-themed set includes stickers, markers, colouring pages and activities all bundled up in the perfect storage case.

Dinosaur Swaddle

Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Wall and Soul Dinosaur Swaddle

Eleven Roosters Junior Dinosaur Swaddle ($25)

What better way to wrap up your little babe-o-saurus than in a luxuriously soft dinosaur swaddle? Made from a combination of silky cotton and bamboo, this gem is going to be infinitely useful in the early years: it’s a wrap, a blankie, a towel – even a pram shade.

Dinosaur Lunchbox

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Penny Scallan Bento Box

Penny Scallan Dino Rock Bento Box ($49.95)

Bento boxes are fabulous for preparing balanced lunches for kids, and we think this dinosaur number will inspire littlies to gobble up every last bite! The main tray has six handy leak-proof compartments and the entire set separates into sections for easy cleaning.

Dinosaur Hat

Best Dinosaur Gifts: BriAbbyHMI - Etsy

Crocheted Triceratops Hat Pattern Download ($9.69)

If you needed a reason to learn crochet, it’s this! In a downloadable format, this pattern includes all the steps involved in whipping up an insanely sweet Triceratops hat for your little one. This would make the perfect dinosaur costume for younger kids who aren’t quite ready for teeth and claws.

Dinosaur Umbrella

Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Floss and Rock Colour-Change Umbrella

Floss & Rock Colour-Changing Umbrella ($47.70)

If your little dinosaur loves to stomp about in rainy weather, this brolly is going to come in very handy. Purpose-built for little bodies, they feature a sensational colour-change fabric. Watch as the images change from white to colour as the rain pours down!

Paleontologist Kit

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Born Kids Explorer Kit

Born Kids Paleontologist Explorer Kit ($51.82)

When it comes to dino hunting, preparedness is everything – and this kit will have kiddies well and truly ready to roll. Gear includes a vest, adjustable hat, binoculars, working torch and a magnifying glass with built-in compass. Everything comes in a convenient carry case for easy pack-ups.

Dinosaur Scenery Set

Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: The Freckled Frog Set

The Freckled Frog Happy Architect Dinosaur Set ($92.95)

This adorable set of 20 wooden pieces is going to keep the imaginative play flowing for hours. Not only does it include a set of the most popular dinos around, but with props that include a volcano, rocky mountains and hills, kids have the perfect backdrop for playing out any prehistoric scene.

Dinosaur Clock

Personalised triceratops clock

Owl and Otter Personalised Wooden Wall Clock ($82.50)

Time for dinosaur spotting! This adorable Triceratops wall clock is handcrafted in the UK from solid oak. It’s a fabulous size at 40cm in width and definitely going to make a statement in bedrooms. This one comes boxed up and ready to gift.

Dinosaur Lamp

Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Seletti Lamps

Seletti Dinosaur Lamps ($395)

There are lamps…and then there are these! Crafted from white resin in a jumbo size for maximum impact, they make some seriously cool dino décor for kids’ bedrooms. Choose from T-rex or Brontosaurus styles.

Dinosaur Shoes

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Pretty Brave Dragon Footwear

Pretty Brave Leather Footwear (from $50.95) 

Got kiddos who like to stomp in style? These shoes are designed in New Zealand and constructed by hand to be the coolest kicks we’ve seen for dino-mad littlies. They made from genuine leather and have Velcro straps and elastic laces for simple on and off.

Dinosaur Projector

Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Is Gifts Dinosaur Projector Torch

 Is Gifts Dinosaur Projector Torch ($11.95)

For a great-value gift with massive novelty value, this projector torch is an absolute winner. It comes with three discs for a total of 24 different dinosaur images. All kids have to do it point the torch at a wall and watch the dinos comes to life.

Dinosaur Mask

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Jurassic World Moveable Mask

Jurassic World Chomp n’ Roar Velociraptor Mask ($28.22)

Beware the cheeky little raptor! Moulded from tough materials to stand up to loads of use, this officially licensed Jurassic World mask is going to come in very handy for Halloween and themed parties. It features a handy Velcro head strap and a very toothy, movable jaw.

Dinosaur Taco Holder

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Kids' Fun Tricerataco

Kids Fun Tricerataco Taco Holder ($22.99)

Tricerataco is the guac-loving dinosaur making mealtimes fun and solving the age-old problem of falling tacos. Load him with up to two tacos and put an end to broken shells and spilled salsa, and pop him in the dishwasher for easy clean-ups.

Dinosaur Night Light

Best Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: Lil' Dreamers

Lil’ Dreamers LED Dino Night Light ($30)

Unlike the grizzly giants of the past, this sweet little sleepy-time pal is serene and tranquil. He runs on batteries and features several different modes of brightness that can be activated by tapping his soft silicone surface. This night light has a rechargeable battery and comes with a USB cord.

Dinosaur Slippers

Dinosaur Toys and Gifts: EMU Australia

EMU Australia Dinosaur Slipper Boot ($99.95)

Tootsies will be deliciously toasty bundled up in these fabulous mid-calf boots from EMU. They come in sizes that cover preschoolers right up to bigger kids and are crafted from suede and Australian Merino wool for comfort and longevity.

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