Need some help to find the best online stores for cheap kids' toys? We've got your back! As parents ourselves, we know all too well how easy it is to overspend in stores - especially when kids are in tow and pining for everything you walk past!
Online shopping takes a lot of the stress out of buying kids' toys, and some of the best deals around are found online, too. Below you'll find our picks of the best online stores for Australian shoppers to buy awesome, cheap toys.
Cheap Toys at Big W Australia
Toys at Big W start as low as $0.50, and the house brand "Tinkers" offers some great value toys at seriously low prices, so this is an excellent store to stock up on party favours, gifts and stocking stuffers. Ooshies Blind Bags are just $3, and the PJ Masks 24-Piece Puzzle is just $4! LEGO Classic sets are down to just $5 at Big W.
At Big W you can also score great deals on DVDs and books, in fact this is often the place to find the cheapest books in Australia. Plus, books, DVDs and electronic games ship for just $5.
Cheap Toys at Toys R Us
While regular sales run every few weeks at Toys R Us, it's the on-going clearance sale that you don't want to miss. This is the area where you can pick up toys from around the $5 mark, like Jojo Siwa Mini Bow packs for $5.98, transforming Popples for just $5.98, and even some excellent craft sets.
The Toys R Us clearance section changes all the time, so it's always worth a peek!
Cheap Toys at Zapals
Have you checked out Zapals yet? If not, you need to! It is a brilliant international store that sells so many products, it's hard to know where to start looking! In terms of toys, you'll find everything from brick building kits, which start at just $3.80 to fun outdoor toys like a water gun backpack for just $6.34.
Free shipping is often offered on toys at Zapals, and these toys usually sell quite fast. (Make sure you adjust the currency to AUD when you are on the site.)
Cheap Toys at Kmart Australia
You've got to love Kmart for some serious bargains in the toy department. There are absolutely loads of fun-filled toys and activities at Kmart for less than $5, like Magic Sand for just $4, and mini ceramic tea sets for just $3! Needless to say Kmart will be your best friend for all those kids birthday parties throughout the year!
You can use click and collect at Kmart, with no minimum order value required (yay!), although you will have to pay a $3 processing fee.
Cheap Toys at Mighty Ape
Mighty Ape has an enormous range of toys on offer, and while it does stock a lot of big-name brand like Hatchimals and LEGO, it's also an excellent store to find a lot of quirky novelty toys for a bargain. You'll find Glow Slime and Unicorn Squirters for just $3.99 each, and even pool floats for less than $5!
Shipping is quite reasonable at Mighty Ape at just $5.99 per order and orders are dispatched fast.
Cheap Toys at Catch
Catch is a place to find huge reductions on fabulous gear across pretty much every category you can think of, including toys - and they start cheap! Items like the Disney Cars 3 Fish Card Game and the Little Tikes Baseball Set are both just $5; and there are many options under $10.
Shipping starts at around $6.95 at Catch, and remember if you join Club Catch, you can take advantage of free shipping offers.
Cheap Toys at Woolworths
Woolworths is a fantastic place to pick up some cheap toys, including some of the most popular brands of the moment. Kids' toys start at just $1 for bubble wands, and is a handy place to pick up collectables like Matchbox Cars for just a few dollars.
Add some groceries to your cart to reach at least $30 and you can click and collect for free! (Sure saves the pain of getting stuck in the toy aisle when the kids are with you!)
Cheap Toys at Amazon Australia
What started out as a small collection of big-brand toys at Amazon Australia's retail launch in late 2017 has fast become an impressive list of irresistible playthings. As for the prices, well it's one of the few online stores where you will find loads of options under $1 - now that's cheap! Toddler puzzles start at just $0.02 and there is a tonne of cheap play food up for grabs. Pool gear is also cheap, with plenty under $10.
Cheap Toys at eBay Australia
eBay is the country's biggest marketplace, and as such, you can find literally thousands of toys online from all over the world at rock-bottom prices - from dupes to collectables to big-brand gear being sold cheap! The beauty of eBay is that a huge number of sellers offer free shipping as well, and we all love that!
Remember, at eBay you can often use coupon codes to save even more on your purchases. Check out all the current eBay coupons available here.
Where can I get free shipping for toys in Australia?
Your best bets are eBay and Amazon Australia for finding free postage on items. Zapals and Gearbest also offer free shipping on many items, so it's worth a look there as well. At Target you get free shipping over $80 and at Myer you get free delivery over $100.
Where can I use Click & Collect for toys in Australia?
Woolworths, Target, Kmart and Myer all offer Click & Collect. eBay offers FREE click and collect at Woolworths stores in Australia for most local listings.
Do you have a favourite place to find cheap toys online in Australia? Let us know in the comments below!