Kid’s Gift Guide

Hey Friends!

If you’ve been around for a minute, you know that I absolutely LOVE gift giving! I also know that finding just the right gift for your people can be one of the most stressful parts of the holidays. Combine my love of gifts with my love for helping my sisters OUT, and you’ve got some killer gift guides (if I do say so myself).

Kids are notoriously asking for all kinds of stuff but parents have to be strategic about making sure what they give isn’t going to be a lot of hype with very little follow through. I’ve rounded up gift ideas that are educational, fun, promote imaginative play, and fit all price points.

I broke it down for you into the Top 25 and included some honorable mentions as well!

  1. Magnet Play Set: we bought Rowen the small set of magnets for her birthday and she has played with them NON stop! They are seriously so cool. Tons of ways to build and keeps them buys. Would suggest grabbing a big plastic bin while you’re at it to keep all the pieces together.
  2. Toy Shopping Cart: my girls have a plastic grocery cart so we are super pumped to upgrade them to this one! It is so cute and was highly recommended by so many of my momma followers!
  3. Standing Easel: painting and drawing keeps the kiddos entertained and it’s a great way to get the creative side of their brains moving!
  4. Sleeping Bag: an upgrade is due for my girl’s sleeping bags. The thing I love about these from Target is that they’re only $30 AND they fold up and tuck in without having to stick them in any kind of bag. SO cute! They have a FOX and a UNICORN.
  5. Mini Bouncer with Ball Pit: this is such a fun idea! You can store it when it isn’t in use but would be especially handy on those cold days that the kiddos have to stay inside.
  6. Dress Up Costumes: Melissa and Doug has the cutest little dress up sets. Rowen is always playing restaurant so we got her this waitress dress up outfit. They also have police officers, firemen, hair dressers, engineer, and much more!
  7. Etch a Sketch: going old school with this gift but my girls have a BLAST playing with these and they are so affordable!
  8. Tabletop Easel: We got these last year for Reese and Rowen and they play with them ALL the time. Seriously so much fun! And cleanup is super easy. They also fold up so storage is a breeze.
  9. Critter Bath Towels: My kid’s bath towels take a beating every year so we normally like to get them a new one at Christmas time. These from Pottery Barn Kids are so darn cute. It’ll actually make your kids want to get out of the bath!
  10. Amazon Fire Tablet: I know there’s a kids version of this tablet but the reason we went with this one is because we could download games and the girls could watch youtube kids and netflix on these tablets. We have been SUPER happy with these and they are very affordable. We got these cases to go with them and they’ve been awesome.
  11. Balance Bike: If you’re thinking about getting your little one started on a bike, this one has great reviews! It comes in a bunch of colors, too!
  12. Rody Horse: Ok, I admit I thought this thing looked SO weird. But so many readers raved about it that I just had to include it! It’s a bouncy inflatable horse that works for kids of all ages. Apparently it’s a total blast!
  13. Leapfrog Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart: This is another HIGHLY recommended toy! I was convinced that it was a good one when we were at a friend’s house the other night and Rowen came running downstairs and said “Mommy! I want one of these ice cream carts for my birthday!”
  14. Magnetic Doll House: Another crowd favorite is this magnetic build your own dollhouse. It looks like it folds up to be pretty flat for storage, which I am ALL about.
  15. Moonjar Money Box: I love the idea of teaching kids at an early age how to manage their money. This jar allows a space for saving, spending, and sharing. It looks really cute, too!
  16. Anywhere Chair: Ok, y’all. These chairs really ARE worth the hype. We got Reese an anywhere chair four years ago and it still looks awesome and the girls use it all the time. They will be on major sale for Black Friday so stay tuned for that.
  17. Kitchen: I LOVE this play kitchen from Pottery Barn Kids. It’s a little pricey but holds up so well. We got a less expensive option a few years ago and it’s basically fallen apart so I cant recommend that one.
  18. Play Food: My kids are obsessed with play food and I’ve just recently stumbled upon this adorable kitchen appliance set! SO cute!
  19. Personalize Step Stool: These are maybe our most used item in our house for our kids! They work great to keep them in the bathroom for teeth brushing but we also use them in the kitchen when little helpers are in tow.
  20. Lap Desk: Depending on the age of your little ones, this lap desk can be so useful! My girls love coloring in their beds before bed so having something in their lap is perfect. This can also be useful for homework.
  21. Scraffitti Scratch Pad: Ok, a friend of mine gave me one of these for the girls after Lerner was born and OH my goodness are they cool! They have been so entertaining for long car rides and they write in them almost every night.
  22. Teepee Tent: You can find these all over but they are super fun to have in a play room. I love the ones from PB Kids because of how great the quality is!
  23. PlayHouse Kit: Reese got this playhouse kit for her birthday and the girls have had SO much fun playing with it. It’s super easy to assemble and once you have the kit, you can get a bunch of different covers. We got the farmers market and it’s adorable.
  24. Toy Barn: Magnolia’s line at Target came out with the cutest little wooden barn with animals.
  25. TableTop Puppet Theater: My girls are always playing with their puppets and trying to do little shows by hanging blankets over the fireplace screen. This little set will be perfect for them to do the same performance on a smaller (and less hazardous) scale.

I’ve linked everything and more below!

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