The supermarket giant’s annual Toy Spectacular Special Buys event always promises huge discounts and even bigger crowds, so if you’re brave enough, now is the time to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping for the kids.
The sale is set to start on Wednesday, June 20, and will be available in stores Australia wide, while stocks last.
But if you’re not sure what to buy, ALDI’s buying director, Andrew King, says it’s all about wooden toys this year.
“Wooden toys were a popular range of Special Buys in 2017, so we decided to increase our offer and create even more exciting toys – the first of its kind in Australia,” King said.
And it's not just kids who love them - King says eco-friendly parents are also fans of the "nostalgia" factor associated with wooden toys.
“While wooden toys have been around for longer than we can remember, we’ve seen their resurgence recently with the rise of millennial nostalgia and eco-conscious parents wanting to buy toys that are not only durable, but also better for the environment," he said.
Resident Mamamia parent Nama Winston says she will definitely be there, with a particular eye on the wooden toys.
"The sale is of beautifully crafted, eco-friendly wooden toys - the kind that you'd spend a fortune on in boutique stores, but are being offered for a fraction of the cost at ALDI. It's all about imaginative, creative play - without an iDevice in sight," Nama said.
"It's old-school play-time, just like many parents had in their childhoods, with the durability and longevity of wood that can be passed down from child to child - or even generation to generation."
If you're all about a bargain, there's also some popular 2017 products making a comeback at super affordable prices, including the Wooden Airport ($10 lower at $39.99), Sort and Stack Truck ($2 lower at $14.99) and Wooden Play Food, Wooden Toolbox and Bead Set (all $2 lower at $12.99).
The supermarket giant will also be introducing some cool new products this year including an assortment of beloved Thomas & Friends Wooden Engine’s ($7.99 each), Wooden Doll’s House ($49.99) and Accessories ($8.99 per set), along with the Wooden Diner ($99.99), inspired by an interiors trend of 1950s-syled children’s rooms and toys.
This sale is going to be huge, so you should definitely attack it with military-style precision - set an alarm, stay hydrated, carry a whistle - you know, the usual.
As with all of ALDI’s Special Buys, our Wooden Toys will be located in the middle aisle of your local store from Wednesday, 20 June. In the meantime, you can check out all the products on our website or in our printed catalogue, which is in stores and mailboxes from today.