Hustle. Bustle. Kids in tow. The malls are packed already. The little ones are already dropping hints. What to do? Should you go tech, maybe educational, or should you just go for fun and sparkly? Too many questions swirling in your head? – Fear not, we are here to help! We have compiled a list for you of fun, new, and exciting options for the kiddos this holiday season. They are broken into age groups to make the decision-making a little easier too…you’re welcome!
Holiday Gifts for Kids
Here is a list of great holiday gifts for your kiddos, no matter their age.
Holiday Gifts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Fisher Price Little People Playhouse
A perennial childhood favorite, the Fisher Price Little People Play House will have children ages one to five engaged for hours. This is not the Fisher Price of old; with three smart stages learning levels with songs, sounds, and different sounds and phrases using the alphabet. There are six activation points throughout the playhouse like a toilet that actually flushes, a radio, a light switch, and a front door. There is so much play and discovery in the play house that children will find something new each time they play with it for years to come.
Hurtle Three-Wheeled Scooter
Kids are always on the move, and the Hurtle Three-Wheeled Scooter is going to get them there faster! The unisex scooter come with an extra wide seat that flips up, adjustable handlebars, and light up wheels. The lightweight scooter comes in a myriad of colors and is safe for kiddos two through twelve years old.
Jungle Adventures Bead Maze and Train Track Sensory Table
There’s no monkeying around when this sensory table is out! The Jungle Adventures Bead Maze and Train Track Sensory Table offers children eighteen months and older so much fun with an African-themed table complete with wooden insect blocks, tunnels, and spinning birds. The jungle train has train cars with lions, tigers, and elephants. This pint-sized table holds quite a gallon-sized punch.
Leap Frog Spin and Sing Alphabet Zoo
The Leap Frog Spin and Sing Alphabet Zoo engages little ones with beautiful lights and sounds while introducing them to alphabet and animal sounds. Perfect for children six to thirty-six months old, the toy allows them to develop fine and gross motor skills by having to push, pull, and slide to the toy to make the music play. Hours of fun for the little ones.
Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag
Perfect for little hands, the Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag packs fun into a bag. Sixty connecting blocks in different colors and shapes will keep little ones over the age of one happy and playing for hours.
Melissa and Doug Bead Maze
This classic, developmentally appropriate wooden Bead Maze offers children twelve months and older fun with an educational twist. There are eighteen different shapes on the bead maze that your little ones can slide up and over the plastic rings. This fun and safe toy will help your little ones to develop eye-hand coordination, sensory skills, and fine motor skills.
Reggae Music Book
What a great way to introduce your little ones to the wonderful world of books! The Reggae Music Book is perfect for little ones ages twelve to thirty-six months and aids in developing eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, and exposes them to music and sound. Set to the tunes of Bob Marley, this fun little book will keep the children singing and smiling around the house or on a quick trip to the market.
Children of all ages love Squishmallows! They are colorful, range in all kinds of sizes and best of all, they are squishy! They can be found in a variety of shapes, colors, and characters and are safe for even infants (squishmallows should not be placed in the crib with the child).
VTech Touch and Teach Elephant Book
Who doesn’t love portable fun? That holds true for the kiddos too. the Vtech Touch and Teach Elephant Book has sixteen different storybook pages that introduce your child to letters, shapes, and numbers through colorful pictures and large, bright buttons. For preschoolers, they will be exposed to educational interactions through music, sounds and phrases and there is a question button that will test your child’s comprehension skills. Your child won’t even realize how much they are learning with all the fun they will be having!
Huge, chunky pieces come together to make adorable puzzle pictures for little ones twelve to thirty-six months old. While developing their fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, imagination, and toddler patience, little ones will enjoy the brightly colored pictures of insects and animals when they have completed the puzzles.
Holiday Gifts for Elementary-Aged Kids
Arts and Crafts Vault
Boasting over 1000 pieces of arts and crafts supplies, the Arts and Crafts Vault offers a wide range of creative possibilities for the little artist in your family. Your little designer can create jewelry, windcatchers, sewing designs or whatever their little imaginations can whip up! The kit has small parts so it is recommended for children five and older, with adult supervision.
Dance, dance, dance! Ready to shake a leg?! The Dance Mat is a great way for the entire family to share an activity while getting in some exercise. The mat has all the bells and whistles you would want for your kiddo four and older and with five challenging levels, they can increase skill and coordination. The mat is touch-sensitive, has adjustable volume, and a LED scoreboard too. This portable mat is awesome for the family to take fun on the go!
Fire HD 8 Tablet
Whether you’re trying to keep their minds busy or just a little bit of screen time to help them wind down, the Fire HD Tablet is a great way to do it. There are built-in parental control dashboard and, fully charged, the tablet will play up to thirteen hours of books, music, and stories. The wifi enabled tablet comes with a kid-proof stand with handle, USB-C charging cable, and a one-year Amazon Kids+ subscription.
Hot Wheels Toxic Gorilla Slam Gas Station & Tire Repair Shop Playset
Your kiddos have one mission with the Hot Wheels Toxic Gorilla Slam Gas Station and Tire Repair Shop Playset – stopping the gorilla! With an adjustable launcher and fun lights and sounds, your little hero will find plenty of push-around play including moveable gas hoses and tire shop mechanism. The set can connect to other Hot Wheels sets to expand the fun!
Jasonwell Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Set
Get those little minds firing with a Jasonwell Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Set! Great for children ages four and older, the sixty-five-piece set encourages creativity while supporting fine motor skills, color recognition, and introduces geometrical shapes as well. Children can play alone or with friends to create masterpieces!
Kinetic Sand Play Kit
Do you remember when playing in the sandbox was a thing? Now children can have all the fun of the sandbox without leaving their room! The fold-and-go Kinetic Sand Play Kit features two pounds of nontoxic kinetic sand, seven molds, tools, and hours of sensory fun!
KOKODI LCD Writing Tablet
Dinosaurs, funny faces, numbers, roller coasters… the Mona Lisa?! The sky is the limit for your little artist with the KOKODI LCD Writing Tablet. This 10” electronic doodle board is great for car trips, rainy days indoors, or any time they have the urge to make beautiful pictures!
LEGO City Great Vehicles Ice-Cream Truck
Who doesn’t love Legos? The Lego City Great Vehicles Ice Cream Truck set inspires creative play and sparks imagination and creativity. Children five and older will love the mini figurines that come with the set and endless fun of build and play time.
Liquid Motion Bubbler
Little ones need time to relax too. The Liquid Motion Bubbler teaches the wee ones patience and offers a calming effect for children four and older. The leakproof, durable design allows children to shake them to watch the colors blend into one and can be used as a timer or reminder. The Bubbler is also recommended for children with Autism or ADHD because it stimulates sensory play with a relaxing effect. The best part, it is great for adults too!
Razor A Kick Scooter
When the little ones feel the need to zoom zoom, the Razor A Kick Scooter is ready to assist! This foldable, lightweight scooter is great for children five and older and comes in fun colors too. Kiddos will love it and it will fulfill their need for speed.
Holiday Gifts for Tweens
The Pyle Acoustic Guitar is perfect for the beginner musician. It comes with a free two-month subscription for online music classes. The handcrafted guitar comes in several colors; set your child’s inner musician free and they’ll be hosting singalongs around the campfire before you know it!
Aduro U-Stream Selfie Ring Light
If your child is into the bright lights of social media, then the Aduro U-Stream Selfie Ring Light is a great gift this holiday season. Equipped with a twenty-four-inch gooseneck stand and cell phone holder, as well as a ring light with three different lighting options, your little influencer will be the star of social media.
Fun never goes out of style! Board Games still rival the best tech and gaming systems out there when it comes to family fun without screen time. Classics like Monopoly, Checkers, Chutes and Ladders still remain some of the best board games ever while the newer ones like Hedbanz and Taco vs. Burrito are on their way to becoming family night faves.
Cotton Candy Machine
We had EZ Bake Ovens when we were kids. There was nothing better than creating our own treats. Now our kids get to make their own treats as well, but treat-making has been taken up a notch with this cotton candy machine from Cotton Candy Express. Kids get to make their own cotton candy at home, whenever they want (or whenever mom and dad say that they can). Each Cotton Candy machine comes with three flavors of candy floss sugar, 50 striped cones and a sugar scoop. If you have older and younger kids this is a perfect activity for them to do together. Your kids will be raving about this gift for a long time!
If your kid is a mover and shaker, then let them do it in style! The Gyroor Hoverboard G11 is stylish and safe for kiddos seven and older. The cool lights on the hoverboard itself and the LED lights in the wheels make it especially attractive.
Fun Laser Maze
The Think Fun Laser Maze is a fun, interactive game for children eight and older. It helps your child with critical thinking skills as they learn to use mirrors, beam splitters, and science to get through the challenging series of mazes. The game comes with clear instructions and with sixty different challenge levels, the game will keep the kiddos quite busy!
K’NEX 70 Model Building Set
Future architect in your house? Then get their creative juices flowing and get them the K’NEX Modeling Set. This seven-hundred-and-five-piece set contains rods and connectors that allow kids to create to their heart’s content. It comes in a convenient storage bag that makes it easier if your kiddo is on the go.
Magnetic Mirror Speed Cube
With a twist on the iconic Rubik’s Cube, the Magnetic Mirror Speed Cube is not solved by colors, but by shapes. Forty-eight magnets come together to create a puzzle that no matter what the age, solving it will be a sweet victory!
National Geographic Glowing Marble Run Construction Set
Build the track for the marbles to run through and prepare yourself for excitement! Older kiddos will enjoy the Glowing Marble Run Construction Set, building the maze with snug-fitting parts to allow the marbles to run smoothly. The sturdy base will give the structure a good foundation and the only limit to the game will be your child’s imagination! This awesome STEM game breaks down easily and comes with storage bags for the marbles and the construction set.
The Aotob Trampoline is one-stop shopping if you are looking for fun. It comes in five different sizes, ranging from eight feet to fifteen feet, has a safety enclosure net, a heavy-duty jumping mat, and even comes with a basketball hoop. The jumping pad is wear-resistant and will not fade when used outdoors. This is an activity that you will want your kiddos to enjoy for hours.
Singsation Karaoke Machine
The next great superstar may be sitting on your sofa right now! The Singsation All in One Karaoke machine has everything to help your little singing star. The karaoke machine comes with a music stand, a ten-foot micro cord, multi-color light modes, and an adjustable microphone stand. Best of all, it comes with special voice effects that will make your little ones the star of any show!