We have some awesome Holiday Gifts For Kids, to put some ideas on your shopping list this year! Some are larger “Santa” gift ideas and some are great products you might not have thought of yet!
We love that we have a great mix of tech toys and non-screen items, and several educational ideas. These are ideal for grandparents or extended family who may not be sure of what to choose for a gift. Scroll down for the full list!
Note/Disclaimer: Items were received at no cost, for the purposes of this gift guide. Opinions expressed are our own. ~Consumer Queen and Team
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Gifts for Kids – Teens
Cinemood Portable Projector
We are excited to share the newest portable projector, designed for home use and made for the entire family. This projector can go with you while you travel, or keep the kids entertained with a movie while you’re making dinner! There are so many possibilities with this awesome product. With more and more streaming options for movies and TV, this is a great family entertainment device option. $314 (varies) See details from Amazon below.
- CREATE YOUR OWN MOVIE THEATER ANYWHERE YOU GO! 0.5lb, 3” portable, smart mini projector is kid-friendly, with easy directional button controls. It creates up to 12-feet projection in a darker environment.No connection to computer or wall outlet is needed.
- EDUCATIONAL DISNEY CONTENT INCLUDED.Digital library includes 40 Disney e-books and 25 short safety videos and cartoons (does NOT include full-length Disney movies). Also, enjoy 75+ episodes of other fun cartoons,more endearing e-books, and shadow puppets.
- A WORLD OF CONTENT AT YOUR FINGERTIP. Access and stream Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, AmebaTV, YouTube, and YouTube Kids directly from the CINEMOOD menu screen. Download Netflix or Amazon Prime Videos directly on CINEMOOD to enjoy anywhere, without WiFi.
- BRING YOUR OWN CONTENT TO THE BIG SCREEN. Upload and play your personal videos and slideshow content with additional 8GB of storage space or use iOS screen mirroring functionality (protected DRM content not supported).
- PERFECT TRAVEL COMPANION. With up to 5 hours of rechargeable battery life and no connection to a computer, phone or wall outlet needed, CINEMOOD is perfect for car rides, airplane trips, camping, backyard get-togethers and outdoor summer movie nights.
- SCREEN TIME WITHOUT A SCREEN – BIGGER, BETTER, SAFER. CINEMOOD gives the eyes and brain a break, eliminating blue light, and providing a safer viewing experience than tablets, and TVs. Create a lasting impression not soon to be forgotten.
- CINEMOOD comes with a 1-year worry-free guarantee and friendly customer service,
Razor Scooter Turbo A Black Label
This scooter is an exciting power scooter from Razor, a household name in quality scooters. We have several scooters we purchased from Razor and they have held up well through the years. I was excited to try the Turbo A. Unlike some of the larger power scooters, it has a foot control only. The scooter can be used in manual and power mode. Ideal for kids who have not yet become accustomed to a power scooter. It has a weight limit of 110 lbs and is recommended for ages 8+. This one is also a good option if you’re looking for one at the under $100 price point. $88 Shop Here.
PuroGamer Volume Limiting Gaming Headset from PuroSound
This headset just came out! We love the PuroSound brand for good quality headphones, which is important to us for homework and more on the computer.
The PuroGamer is great quality. The microphone can be muted, which is a big plus for gaming. Pads are on-ear, but are large enough for an adult to use without cramping your ears. They have a good sound, and the volume limiting feature has not affected gaming.
The outside looks cool, with blue light on the ear pieces and also the mic. One of the best features is that it doesn’t need a splitter, it can be plugged straight in to the computer using only the cord (no second cord for mic needed). See details at link for more. $79.99
JBL JR POP – Waterproof Portable Bluetooths Speaker Designed for Kids – Teal
For teens or tweens, if a Bluetooth Speaker is on your list, we know you’re looking for a good quality speaker at a good price point!
These speakers from JBL are waterproof, and come in a variety of bright fun colors. They also feature a strap that can be attached to a backpack, hang on a hook in their room, and more. I have had good experiences with JBL products. See details at link for more. $39.95
Camp Candy Bracelets
These bracelets are designed to be shared and traded, stacked year round and mixed with any other wrist candy you already own.
Bracelets measure 6.5” and a pack includes 3 glass seed bead bracelets with signature gold-plated brass star. (They look tasty, but bracelets are not edible!) Several Colors to choose from! $28 for a set of three.
Canterbury Classics An Encyclopedia of Tolkien By David Day
The fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creatures—as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years. In this beautifully illustrated, leather-bound volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth.
- A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and more
- Comprehensive volume on Tolkien’s world
- Appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien’s creations—the Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle
- More than 200 black-and-white illustrations
Gifts for Kids -For Anyone:
Pico Car Seat- WAYB
Safe Travels: Forward-facing only car seat for kids 22-50 pounds and 30-45 inches tall
Light & Compact: Just 8 pounds and easy to fold, carry, or stow
Super Strong: AeroWing™ aerospace-grade aluminum frame
Breathable Mesh: AstroKnit™ performance poly-wool mesh keeps kids cool and comfortable
Age: Recommended for ages 2 and above
Limited Warranty: 3 years
Crayola Spin and Spiral Art Station
This art kit needs no batteries, just your creativity! It comes with markers, spirals and ink and of course paper discs you can use to make awesome spiral art. I think of it as an upgrade to the spiral pen kit I had as a kid! More details at link below. $19.99
Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Safari! Pets
Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Safari is an adorable new collection of safari animals to decorate. If your kids love the original Scribble Scrubbie Pets (mine do!) then this is a must-have for the holidays. Each animal can be decorated again and again. If you have this full kit, you can pair the accessory packs right along with your set for more fun. Find the full line at link below.
The new safari themed kits feature all new pets including a monkey, lion, elephant and giraffe.
Kids can customize with color, wash in the kid-powered oasis tub and repeat over and over again. Ages 3+. $19.99
My First Workout Home Exercise Set
This is one of the many workout kids offered by My First Workout. We’ve been using this set for a few weeks and we love it! The colors are very kid friendly, and the exercise equipment is the real deal! This is a great gift idea for an active family who already exercises, or anyone just starting out!
This kit includes:
- Program One Exercises – instructional video and step-by-step poster
- Two sets of triangle free weights
- 3lb, yellow
- 4lb, green
- 3 meter long adjustable jump rope (red)
- Easy-grip sand ball (5lb, yellow)
- Comfortable non-slip, eco-friendly exercise mat (blue)
- Aerobic step that doubles as a storage case for all of your child’s equipment (max supported weight: 265lbs)
Our favorites are the 5 lb weight ball and the free weights, since the kids can work out right along side mom and dad! See all of the kits at link below. Kit (ages 5-7) option B is designed for older children, with adult supervision. $109.99
dinkleboo “The Monster Truck” Personalized Story Book
A story about your son or daughter going to watch the big Monster Trucks and then wanting to be a monster truck when they grow up. The next day they setup an obstacle course in the backyard to practice. Dad tells them to start off slow then build up to get faster but in all the excitement they go too fast and flip over.
Loog Mini Acoustic Guitar for Children and Beginners, (Red)
Real wood, real guitar: perfect intonation, low string action and classical nylon strings
The ideal first guitar: 3-string award-winning design approved by educators
Fully assembled and ready to play
Includes flashcards with chord diagrams and full access to the Loog Guitar app (iOS and Android) $79
Loog Pro Electric Guitar for Children, Teens, and Beginners (Green)
This electric guitar from Loog is a great option if you have a beginner guitar player, who needs a quality instrument at an affordable price. The guitar comes in a variety of colors. This mint green would be perfect for any guitar player. One of the nice things about this product is the acompanying amp.
With the 3-string Loog Pro Electric guitar and its accompanying app, a child can jump into playing songs -not just scales or exercises- on day one. And because Loog guitars use regular guitar strings and standard guitar tuning, everything you learn on a Loog can be applied on a 6-string guitar too. With Loog, kids are playing, learning and having fun from the very beginning, acquiring skills that stay with them forever. $198
Schoenhut 5-Piece Drum Set Red
This drum set is a perfect choice for all of the young rock stars! Offering great sound and incorporating many of the same features as a professional set, little drummers will be on the path to stardom! This drum set is sturdy, attractive, educational, and fun. Includes: 8” mounted tom drum, 10” mounted tunable snare drum, 16” tunable bass drum, bass drum pedal, adjustable padded foam seat, tuning key, drum sticks. $209.00
Brain Candy: 500 Sweet Facts to Satisfy Your Curiosity
Unwrap 500 fascinating knowledge nuggets about all kinds of topics to boost your brainpower in this yummy little fact book.
Let’s start with a million. A million days ago, the first Olympics took place in ancient Greece. If you live a million hours, you’ll be 114 years old. And how many ants equal the weight of one average human? That’s right, a million. Open the candy cover and take a deep and delicious dive into numbers, fun facts, and cool trivia on all kinds of topics. It’s a novel approach to feeding kids tantalizing tidbits about the world, and is sure to be an addictive addition to the bookshelves of Weird But True! and Just Joking fans.
Treasury of Bible Stories
The timeless tales from the early books of the Bible have captivated generations. In this lush storybook, the fresh voice of lyrical storyteller Donna Jo Napoli and the lavish artwork of Christina Balit bring classic stories to life for a young, modern audience.
Noah’s Ark, Moses, David and Goliath, the ten plagues, Daniel and the lions’ den, Jonah and the giant fish, and many more of the Bible’s most powerful stories–27 in all–are compellingly retold in this beautifully illustrated treasury. Readers will be fascinated by the ancient people and events they encounter, surprised by some of the lesser known accounts revealed, and inspired by the lessons these tales impart. Stories cover important ground beyond religion, such as culture, history, and geography, and they touch on issues that remain relevant today–faith, loyalty, kindness, violence, generosity, greed, jealousy, and more. These accessible, readible stories give kids a rich picture of biblical times, which encourages them to think about our role in the world and to learn more.
Gifts for Kids -Games
AKA (Also Known As) Wordplay Game
ALSO KNOWN AS: Get ready to play AKA, the game that says the things you know but in other words! You’ll guess people, places, and things from words that mean the same thing.Also Known As is the fun party game that replaces the names of famous names with what they might Also Be Known As! It’s for 3 or more players ages 12 years old and up.
Babble On – The Think of That Word Game!
Set the timer, flip your card and yell out as many words as you can that contain the letters on that card. Draw an RR, say words like “Curry,” “Terror” & “Barred,” rack up the points and win!$10.99
MindWare Rock, Paper, Switch Game
Capture your way to victory in this strategy game that combines the concepts of chess with the rules of classic rock-paper-scissors! Remember that paper can capture rock but not scissors as you move across the board, but be ready to improvise: switch tiles can change the game in a single turn! A great introduction to strategy games, Rock Paper Switch develops big picture thinking as you try to be the last player with at least one of each pawn on the board!
• Easy-to-learn board game
• Combines concepts of chess with rock-paper-scissors
• Strengthens strategy, complex planning and improvisation
• 2 to 4 players
• Includes 60 pawns, a gameboard and instructions
• Play time: 30 – 45 mins
Age Recommendation: Ages 8 and up $24.95
What in the World Young Explorers Puzzle from Banana Panda:
This is the coolest! Contains 168 large pieces that can be spread out on the floor or large table surface. I love that this puzzle is educational as well as bright and fun. Ages 6+ recommended. Details from Amazon Below. Makes a great “all in one” gift if you’re looking for something for the kids to share. $22.99 (varies)
- A fun puzzle and world map in one
- Children play and learn with this huge puzzle
- Great educational value
- Parents appreciate top quality and design – the large, colorful puzzle pieces look amazing and are made of high-quality, 2.5mm thick cardboard
- Easy to take along for travel and put away – comes in a large keepsake box with sturdy handle
Thames & Kosmos Gumball Machine Maker
A gumball machine for Christmas is pretty cool, but making your own gumball machine sounds amazing! This STEM experiment kit is perfect for middle elementary ages. Provides a hands on activity to create, and a working gumball machine when done.
Details from Amazon here:
Build your own gumball machine with this science kit that’s part marble run, Part roller coaster, Part pinball machine!
Each segment of track teaches a different lesson in mechanical physics, exploring topics such as simple machines, force, motion, momentum, gravity, Newton’s laws, energy transfer, and more.
Track segments are modular and can be easily moved around to create an almost limitless number of different gumball machines.
As they roll down the tracks, the gumballs perform cool stunts via a pulley lift, pendulum, funnel, trampoline, pinball launcher, domino slide, and more!
The kit works with standard machine-size, 16-mm (5/8-inch) gumballs, the a small supply of gumballs are included to get you started. $39.99 (may vary)
Aquabeads Beginner Studio
This smaller Aquabeads set has the traditional pen and a smaller amount of beads- a great choice for those new to Aquabeads. Ages 4+. Details from Amazon:
Over 800 jewel and solid beads in 16 colors. Also includes bead case, bead flipper with layout tray, sprayer, pen, template sheets & instructions. $18.61 (varies)
Aquabeads Deluxe Studio
This set includes over 1300 multicolored beads for hours of activity. Contains small parts, so recommended for over 4 years. Aquabeads use water to adhere together.
Create cute animals, characters, ice cream, fruit, a 3D turtle and other amazing designs!
Over 1300 jewel and solid beads in 24 colors, tool case with bead palette and layout table, rainbow bead pen, bead peeler, 5 easy trays (heart, bear, rabbit, star, bowl) spayer, 3 double-sided template sheets and instructions. $24.99 (may vary)
Capture the Flag REDUX by Starlux Games
This outdoor game is perfect for a crowd. Even if there’s snow where you’re located, you know the kids will be outside playing! Entertain a group for holiday gatherings or provide a new game for everyone to enjoy together with this glow in the dark version of capture the flag. $59.90 (varies)
Glow Battle Game from Starlux Games
Use glowing foam swords to battle friends, foes and family. With twenty eight glowing game pieces, the kit is designed for playing 10 organized games such as Gladiators, Knights of Old, Vampires and more! Great for large groups of up to 10 players.
Ages: 8 to 65+, all ages play together. $49
hand2mind Moving Creations with k’nex
Build 9 projects and complete up to 18 experiements with this fascinating STEM kit. This kit has small parts and is designed for ages 8+, so best suited for older elementary ages. The best part about this kit is that your child can decide which build he or she prefers! It’s not limited to one creation, so you can add a lot of creativity in with this kit. More details:
STEM building activities teach engineering through play
Walks junior engineers through 9 builds and 18 STEM experiments
Explores the fascinating science of pneumatics (air) & hydraulics (water)
Includes “Think Bigger” challenges to deepen understanding of the scientific method
Fancy Nancy Find Your Fancy Game
If you have a fan of the Fancy Nancy children’s book series, you will need to check this one out for sure! We love the books, and as a parent I love that the stories include new “fancy” vocabulary words, to keep the kids learning! The game builds on critical thinking skills but is easy enough for kids to play without a large amount of instructions. Note- the game pieces are not magnetic and do not stick to the board, so it is not a dress up game. $24.99
Scrible Pencil Case
I gave this to my gamer this year (before Christmas) and it was a hit! Any gaming theme is a win. We picked the bright blue, but it’s also available in several other styles including unicorn and camo.
You can shop the entire collection at link below. This one is $19.99, and with a super thick zipper it’s built to last!
Y’ART Yarn Works of Art from Kahootz Toys
Color in an easy numbered art piece with the included yarn. This activity set involves no sewing and no hot glue, so kids can have fun with this kit with minimal assistance. Recommended for ages 8+. Also available in llama, flamingo, and puppy pictures. $14.99
Highlights Jumbo Pad of Word Puzzles
This giant collection of games includes word searches, codes, and lots more! My kids are at the age they are past the coloring pages, but still enjoy sitting with activity books. This collection will last for a long time to come! A great idea if you’re traveling for the holidays. Paperback. $9.95
BooleanBox from Boolean Girl
A STEM project that will last! I love this Boolean Box for girls, since it’s an all in one build-it-yourself computer kit. The Kit includes the keyboard, mouse and hardware necessary for the computer itself. If you are interested in purchasing the kit with a monitor included, you can choose the BooleanBox Plus. See specifications for both models at link belw.
With so much technology around us, the kids are using it more and more. My kids are naturally familiar with the concepts of coding. This project computer kit is perfect if your child is ready to take the next step and build a working computer, and then try out some animating projects! This is a nice long-term project idea for middle schoolers interested in coding, as a homeschool project and more.
While the BooleanBox can be used regardless of gender, this specific product is geared toward girls. The keyboard is colorful and the packaging is geared toward girls interested in STEM and coding. Requires HDMI compatible monitor. See more details at link below!
Ages 7+/Adult supervision needed. $179
PBS Kids Playtime Tablet DVD Combo
(Android 7.0 Nougat 7″ Kid Safe Tablet DVD Player Ages 2+) I am so excited about this Christmas! For smaller kids who are OK for screen time, you may not want them on a traditional tablet! This PBS Kids Playtime Tablet is a nice solution, since it does have games playable on touch screen, and the feel of a regular tablet.
Open the tablet to find a portable DVD player! This can be a lifesaver for long car rides or plane rides.See full product specifications at link below. $87.99 (sale).
Details from Walmart:
- PSB Kids Playtime 7-Inch Android 7.0 (Nougat), 1.3 GHz Quad Core 16GB Tablet DVD Player
- PBS KIDS Playtime Tablet DVD Player comes preloaded with over 23 educational games and 120 video clips, songs, and music videos that all teach reading, math, and more
- Parental controls let you manage and customize your child’s experience
- With Google Play, you can access over 1 million applications and games along with access to thousands of movies, books, songs, TV shows, and magazines
- 100% of the net proceeds PBS KIDS receives from all purchases of the PBS KIDS Playtime Tablet DVD Player helps encourage all children to discover who they are and what they can do
- 7″ HD Capacitive With Multi Touch Display (1024 x 600)
- Flash Memory – 16GB
- RAM – 1GB
- Parental Controls
- Wi-Fi Ready
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Operating System – Android 7.1.1
- Micro SD Slot
- Includes& Tablet DVD Combo, USB Cable, Wall Plug, Strap, Word Of The Week DVD, Quick Start Guide Parents Guide
BuddyPhones PLAY Kids’ Volume Limiting Headphones
More and more often, kids are doing school or homework on electronic devices or computer. This brought to my attention our need for kid-friendly headphones which would look cute but also limit volume.
The Volume Limiting, wireless BuddyPhones PLAY model are a fun option, since they come in 4 styles with stickers the kids can apply to make them their own. Also offered is the wireless WAVE for older kids.
I would primarily use these for ages around 3-5, but see recommended ages for full info.$49.99. See product specifications on site, and shop at link below!
King of the Ring Board Game from YULU
Battle your friends in this sumo challenge! Smash your Sumos and try to land your figure in the center of the platform. The player whose Sumo is elevated up on the podium when time runs out wins and is crowned King of the Ring! Practice your strategy, speed and persistence and see if you have what it takes to be the last Sumo standing! $42.10 (may vary, especially in store)
Aladdin DVD HD Plus Bonus Content
From Disney comes a thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of the animated classic Aladdin, featuring Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie, with the charming street rat Aladdin and the courageous, self-determined Princess Jasmine! $19.99
ABC Mouse Learning Academy Gift Subscription
ABC Mouse is a fun gift idea if you’re looking for something that is educational, and also interested in a gift that will not just take up space in the toy box!
You can access ABC Mouse on mobile devices and the desk top computer. ABC Mouse offers games, books, songs, puzzles, printable coloring sheets (we love this!!), and of course educational subjects.
Parents will appreciate the progress tracking ABC Mouse offers, to see what is completed and how their child is doing. Priced from $59 for 1 year subscription/look for special offers and special pricing for more than one child!
PAW Patrol Chase 1080p HD Wifi Security Camera Monitor with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision
Chase to the rescue! The PAW Patrol Chase Camera enables you to keep an eye on your little ones with a cute and useful character camera, located in the collar. Easily plug in and set up the camera in your kid’s room or the living area to keep an eye on them at any time. Hook up to your phone for an instant sense of security. $38.96
- 1080P HD Resolution Camera
- Night Vision
- 120 degree Wide Angle View
- App Connected
- Cloud Storage to Monitor Surveillance 24/7
- Communicate with Your Home through Two-way Audio
- Alarms and Push Notifications Sent Directly to Your Phone
- Motion Detection
- Take HD Photos and Videos
uncommongoods Kid’s Ready to Rise Alarm Clock
Designed to look like an adorable robot, the multi-function clock uses facial expressions and changing colors to communicate passing time.
When your child should be sleeping, it shows a sleeping face. It wakes up half an hour before it’s time for the family to rise and shine, but displays a special yellow light to let kids know that it’s still “quiet time.”
When it turns green, it’s OK to get the grown-ups on the wake up wagon. It also includes a nightlight, alarm clock, soothing bedtime sounds, and a nap timer—all features that can help teach youngsters that sleep is a good thing. $50
Gifts for Kids -Babies, Toddlers and Preschool:
PAW Patrol My Size Lookout Tower
- LOOKOUT TOWER: Help the PAW Patrol keep an eye out for trouble with the My Size Lookout Tower Standing at two and a half feet tall, this tower is the perfect vantage point for your child to observe the action of the city with interactive lights and sounds
- INTERACTIVE ADVENTURE: Hear each character’s signature phrase with the press of a button, keep careful watch over the citizens of Adventure Bay with the rotating periscope at the top of the top of the tower, and send the pups speeding down the tower’s slide
- PLUCKY PUPS: The pups of PAW Patrol are rescue dogs in training, inspired by real world jobs like firefighter, police officer and construction worker When trouble strikes they’re there to save the day, whether it’s a cat in a tree or a train off the tracks
- LEARNING MADE FUN: PAW Patrol is a fun way to learn bravery and heroism, with exciting stories that never get too scary PAW Patrol figures and playsets put your child ages 3 and up in charge of the action for hours of interactive and fun filled adventure
- Adult assembly required
- Now priced at $75 (sale)!
All Heart Diaper Bag- Olive by Humble Bee
The All Heart diaper bag is a feature-rich diaper bag with a relaxed aesthetic that looks and functions great when worn as a backpack or a tote. This multi-functional bag does it all with spacious compartments, several pockets for enhanced organization, and all-essential bonus accessories included.
All Heart Features:
Lightweight, just slightly over 1lb
OMG Free, easy to wipe off cream oil, playground mud, and food grease
All-weather water-repellent exterior
Large insulated pocket fits up to 2-bottles
Extra water bottle holder for the parents
Reflective accents to increase nighttime visibility
Multitude of pockets for organization
Paw Patrol, Super Paws, 2-in-1 Transforming Mighty Pups Jet Command Center with Lights and Sounds
- 2-IN-1 TRANSFORMING JET: Switch from deluxe jet into a mobile command headquarters with room for all the pups & one Deluxe Mighty Vehicle (each sold separately)! Comes with an exclusive Ryder figure!
- LIGHTS & SOUNDS: Press the button on the Mighty Jet’s engine to activate lights & sounds! Load the launcher with 5 included discs & push the button to release them in the Mighty Jet or Ryder’s mini jet!
- PLUCKY PUPS: The pups of PAW Patrol are rescue dogs in training, inspired by real-world jobs like firefighter, police officer & construction worker. When trouble strikes they’re there to save the day!
- LEARNING FUN: Paw Patrol is a fun way to learn bravery & heroism with exciting stories that never get too scary. Our figures & playsets put your child in charge of the action for hours of adventure!
- GREAT GIFTS FOR KIDS: Paw Patrol action figures, playsets, transforming vehicles, collectible die cast vehicles, plush toys, craft kits & games make a great gift for boys & girls ages 3 & up.
$29.64 (lower price!)
Booginhead Splat Mat, Round:
I was excited to try this out, since we have a little one in the family, just starting to eat foods. We all know baby foods can be pretty messy, and during the holidays the last thing anyone wants is to clean up messes when you’re a guest at someone’s home!
The splat mat can be spread out under a baby carrier, walker, high chair, or just on the floor for a spill-proof play area as pictured. $14.99 (varies)
National Geographic Kids Little Kids’ First Big Book of Pets
From cats to dogs to guinea pigs to birds to fish to snakes and more, this adorable reference book introduces kids to a wide variety of family-friendly pets. Readers learn which kinds of animals make good pets and which ones are better off staying in the wild, along with how each type of pet eats, sleeps, and plays. Packed with more than 200 colorful photos, the book also provides information on animal breeds, characteristics, and behavior and includes tips for training pets. Age range: preschool. $10.61 (may vary)
Twas the Night Before Christmas Highlights Hidden Pictures Hardback Book
The classic story will come alive with lots of fun interactive reading time! My kids absolutely love hidden picture books. The book will get even more use and reading time when mom or dad reads it again later- and can come up with their own things to look and find! Hardback, makes a perfect Christmas Eve tradition for little ones, or a growing family with a baby, or expecting a little one soon! $12.99
Magformers Nesting Elephants Toy
Learn how to tie his knot and keep him secure! Now the Lion goes inside the cute Hippopotamus, learn how to fasten his button on his tummy! All the toys fit into the large green Elephant with many activities to teach your child to explore and learn. 0m+
Dolce stands for Develop, Observe, Learn, Create, Educate. $49
This stroller rocker is a genius idea! This attachable, portable rocker creates a gentle rocking motion when attached to a stroller or seat.
Find out more and watch the video at link below. $49
Layette from Swaddle Designs
A layette is the basic collection of baby clothes and accessories that your baby will need in his or her first several months. As your due date nears you will need to acquire a layette for your baby. We’ve created a handy checklist for you!
Choose adorable muslin blankets, bibs, sleepers and more in their delecate, modern baby prints. Prices Vary. See Layette ideas and shop Swaddle Designs at link below!
My Kid World Teething Set- Boy
An absolutely amazing combo pack of Teething Pain Relief set of 3 is suitable for babies Age 3+ months. This All-in-1 teething pain relief includes teething mitten, pacifier clip and teething ring. $22.19 for set. Find it on Etsy!
Dinosaurs Advent Calendar from Schleich
If you have a dino fan in the home, this is a great way to do an Advent Calendar! It contains realistic surprises for each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas.
- The new dinosaurs Advent calendar Hides great surprises behind 24 doors!
- The Schleich figures stand for educational play.
- This Advent calendar includes cool dinosaurs and lots of accessories!
- Realistically detailed for the ultimate play and educational experience
- Create your own landscape for your new dinosaurs or add to one of your Schleich playsets.
- Ages 3-8/some small parts.
- $34.99 (may vary)
Stuff ‘n Sit by Creative QT
- This stylish stuffed animal storage organizers help you take control of your entire stuffed animal collection, wrapping up to 70 toys in one comfy pouf ottoman to instantly clean up the room.
- Adds cute decor and seating to your playroom! Simply fill and zip to create a plush, stuffed animal bean bag chair in a matter of minutes. Children’s furniture has never been as fun and functional as putting that mountain of critters to work for you.
- If your home is anything like ours, stuffed animal toy storage is just the tip of the decluttering iceberg. Don’t worry, your extra throw pillows, blankets, and favorite dress up costumes are all equally stuffable.
- Make tidying up fun! This stuffed animal storage bag is the extra nudge of motivation your kids need to keep their rooms clean and tidy. Need a cozy spot to curl up with your book or tablet? Just take a moment to fill up your floor pouf!
- Comes in multiple sizes ranging from $24-29
Leapfrog Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill
- Interactive grill recognizes the names and colors of nine food pieces placed on the skewer. Turn the skewer to count from 1 -10
- Turn the dial to set the grill temperature and learn about numbers 1-10; hear sizzling sounds as the grill heats up
- Pretend-play fun includes numbers, colors, counting, and learning about foods with three play modes: Learn, Play and Music
- All nine food pieces and seven play accessories store inside for easy clean-up
- Intended for ages 2+ years. Requires 2 AA batteries
- $29.99 on Amazon, price may vary
Disney Stories for 2-Year-Olds
Join Mickey, Minnie, and all their friends in this collection of stories just right for 2-year-olds! Disney Stories for 2-Year-Olds includes fourteen stories with short, simplified text and bright illustrations, perfect for youngsters to follow along as parents introduce the adventures of Mickey and his friends. Whether it’s a camping adventure, the story of when Mickey first met Pluto, or a case of missing flowers from Minnie’s garden, this collectible makes a perfect gift for anyone turning two! Retails for $12.99.
MOLUK Plui Rain Cloud Tub Toy
A clever bath toy with a bit of magic and a bit of learning built right in. Submerge the Plui Rain Cloud to fill it with water. Pull it out and a gentle rainfall begins. But, put your finger over the hole on the top and the waterfall magically stops. Move your finger and rain starts again. Simple physics creates a simply fascinating and engaging tub toy that will entertain for hours. Helps develop motor skills and an understanding of cause and effect while it stimulates curiosity, imagination and a child’s senses. Made from the highest quality ABS, the Rain Cloud has a hidden release mechanism so a parent can open and clean it so there’s no mess, mold or mildew. For ages 2+. Kid O Toys, the leader in contemporary developmental and educational toys, makes learning look like child’s play.
BRIO My First Farm
- Product includes – My First Farm includes a railway engine, animal wagon, 5 wooden animal characters, interactive farm, 2 curved railway tracks, and 2 ramp tracks.
- Start your budding engineer off on the right track or expand your collection with the My First Farm toy train set. It’s the perfect gift for the creative toddler – designed for ages 3 and up.
- Compatibility – As your child develops, so can their railway play as the My First Farm set is compatible with all other BRIO railway toys.
- Develops important skills – Playing with train sets helps children to understand and learn about their environment in a fun way.
- These toys are made to last. BRIO toys are well made and will withstand lots of use! Perfect for larger families or even church nursery use. $53.29 (varies)
Fuzzikins Dozy Dogs Set
Fuzzikins is a craft and a playset in one!These flocked (fuzzy!) animal characters are white, like blank canvases, so children can use the included washable markers to color and create their very own animal friends! Then, they can rinse them to remove the marker and redesign them once they’re dry! Each kit is full of creative fun! Fuzzikins is an award-winning, top-selling line in the UK, now available in the US. $14.99
Magnetic Alphabet Chart and Letters from ReallyGoodStuff
I was excited to try out this magnetic letter chart set for my little one. He is not quite ready for Pre-K, but excited to learn more about letters. These magnetic letters are easy to handle and stick well to the board, something I was concerned with since many sets have letters that just don’t stick! It’s fun and easy to practice with, and the uppercase and lowercase sets are separate. We will be taking this to the library to keep busy while older kids are finding books to read! I think this is a great addition to a homeschool, as well. It’s for ages 3+. ~CQ Team review.
A best practice for pre-emergent readers, matching magnetic letters to their proper place on the alphabet chart boosts letter/sound and alphabetical order skills. The magnetic letters are the same size as the letters on the chart, and the color-coded list at the bottom of the chart reinforces awareness of the beginning, middle, and end of the alphabet. These boards are the perfect companion to the Foundational Skills Flip Chart (#305731), sold separately. The Guide includes eight standardsbased activities. $34.99
Bamboo Diapers for Sensitive Skin from Cutie Pea
This pack of 30 NB diapers from Cutie Pea is a great baby shower gift, or Christmas gift for the soon to be mom and dad! No need to worry about sensitive newborn skin with these hypoallergenic and antibacterial diapers.
Details from website:
Cutie Pea diapers and wipes are dermatologist approved and are both hypoallergenic and antibacterial. They contain no harmful ingredients and no added fragrance. They are made responsibly using bamboo and manufactured in a certified facility. You can rest easy knowing your child is less likely to have a reaction compared to regular diapers. $9.97
Gifts for Kids -Girls:
Blaire- The American Girl Doll of The Year 2019:
American Girl fans, the Doll of the Year is out now! You can find the Book and Doll together on the American Girl website, and be sure to check for savings offered now and around the holidays.
Meet Blaire, the 2019 Girl of the Year! She’s a chef-in-training, party planner, and chicken wrangler at her family’s farm and restaurant. The 18″ Blaire doll has bright green eyes that open and close, and curly red hair. She has a huggable cloth body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl.
$98 for set pictured.
Calico Critters Red Roof Cozy Cottage
Connect to Red Roof Country Home to create a large, three-story house (sold separately)
This is the perfect choice for those starting out with Calico Critters!
This set includes a red-roofed 2-story house, Hopscotch Rabbit Girl, and special furniture items and accessories which you can start playing with as soon as possible
Stimulates imaginative role-playing by children
Suitable for ages three years and above.
Calico Critters Red Roof Country Home Gift Set with Bonus
Red Roof Country Home Gift Set, the large, red-roofed Hopscotch Rabbit Family home set, includes both figures and furniture. Red Roof Country Home Gift Set can be opened up for play at 90-degrees, 180-degrees, and any angle in between.
Closing up the house creates the appearance of a wonderful home, no matter which angle you look at it from, with light spilling out through the windows making quite the sight to behold.The second floor room on the left side, and the roof on the right side are removable. Placing this room on top of the roof, or placing the roof on top of the terrace creates a large, three-story house to play with. Both Hopscotch Rabbit Girl and Hopscotch Rabbit Mother are included. See more details from Target at link below! Recommended for ages 3+, contains small parts. $79 (varies)
Calico Critters Baby Party Series Blind (Mystery) Bags
These individually wrapped Babies from Calico Critters are fun surprises for the stocking, or to add to a larger set.
Each bag is a “blind bag”, so the characters inside are a surprise. Comes with accessories shown, depending upon the character you get. Prices vary. 3 pk available for $14.99 online. Contains small parts, not for children under 3 yrs.
This toy captures the fun of a vending machine, with special surprises in the capsules inside.
Completely interactive: your Vendees box is filled with fun surprises you can reveal as you pull and unravel each interactive section of your box.
Kit includes: 4 body glitter packets, vendee surprises, sticker sheets, 1 paint brush, 1 scratch art and coin, 1 ceramic unicorn, 4 acrylic paint bottles, easy-to-follow instructions.
6+ years/contains small parts
Myla the Magical Unicorn from VTech
Light up every day with Myla the Magical Unicorn!
This colorful robotic unicorn toy glitters with lights as she talks and sings.
Touch Mylas wand to the butterfly palette to choose a color. Then touch the wand to her eyes, wings and horn to decorate Myla in a variety of colors. Braid Mylas mane, brush her tail and complete her look by adding her crown and hair clips you can share. Then, sing a rocking duet with Myla and her microphone. When its time to go solo, pull the microphone away and Myla will stop singing while continuing to play music.
Intended for ages 4+ years. Requires 4 AA and 2 AAA batteries. Batteries included for demo purposes only, new batteries recommended for regular use. $48.82 (may vary)
Unwrap the burrito blanket to reveal your mystery pet!
Cutetitos come in 12 possible collectible styles including a variety of puppitos, catitos, slothitos, pigitos, bunnitos, bearitos and monkitos!
Each Cutetito has a personality “Hot Spot” that you discover when you unwrap it—it could be mild, medium, hot or super spicy! Includes Pet Collector Card
Packaged in a mystery bag, Cutetitos are 7.5-inch stuffed animals wrapped in a soft, plush burrito blanket that includes a pet collector card. There are 12 total to collect! Prices Vary
Pomsie Poos 4-Pack Assortment Plush Toys with Clip
Pomsie Poos! From the popular Pomsies brand comes a collection of loveable, wearable, mini pom pom pets you can take anywhere you go. Each have a long fuzzy tail you can wrap around your wrist. They also come with a heart-shaped clasp making it easy to attach to everything from backpacks to notebooks or whatever inspires you. This 4-pack includes Autumn, Daisy, Luna, and Minty.
You can collect these, trade, and more. Each Pomise Poo has a heart shaped clasp that can be attached to backpacks, clothes, or wear around your arm.
These make a great gift as a set or divide up into stocking stuffers. $19.99
Mindware Paint Your Own Fairy Light
This adorable porcelain light is such a sweet accessory to make and keep. Paint with included colors, bake and display with included tea lights. Light shines through the designs on the top of the mushroom. We also love this for a keepsake gift!
Includes a porcelain fairy house, 2 battery-operated tea lights, 12 paints, 2 paintbrushes and an instruction guide. Ages 8+/Adult supervision required.
LEGO Friends Dolphin Rescue Playset
Let your little builder get immersed in a race to a rescue a trapped dolphin and find the hidden treasure with this underwater action adventure!
This toy playset includes Stephanie and Kacey mini-doll figures, plus 2 dolphin toys, a toy submarine, a shipwreck and 2 hidden treasure chests
363 pieces – For boys and girls aged 6+ and for fans and kids of all ages. The LEGO Friends Dolphins Rescue Mission 41378 building set can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO bricks for creative building.
Contains small parts/adult supervision req. $31.99 (may vary)
Nail Art Book and Craft Kit from Klutz
Who remembers the Klutz books from when you were a kid? I loved these and the books held up for a long time. I was so excited to see these again. If you haven’t taken a look at Klutz kits lately, they have a lot to choose from. This Nail art Kit caught my eye. Details below.
Over 35 easy designs for little fingers; Comes with 56-page book, 35+ designs, 6 colors of kid-friendly nail polish, A fine-tipped detail brush; Includes a 56 page instructional book with Klutz Certified crystal-clear instructions. Ages 6+. $17.80 (varies)
Nail Style Studio from Klutz
This set for older kids is awesome if you want to get even more creative with fun nail designs. Details below:
Simple steps to painting 25 stunning designs
Comes with 60 page instructions, practice polish in 6 colors, two-sided custom dotting tool, over 250 stick-on stencils; Includes a 60 page instructional book with Klutz certified crystal-clear instructions; Big sister version to the best selling Nail Art; Recommended for children ages 10+. $17.80 (varies)
Klutz Metallic Glam Nail Studio
Finally, we had to include this last pick from Klutz, since it features real nail polishes and a pointer to make some cool nail designs. I think this would be a step “up” meaning for older kids, again from the beginner set above. Details from website:
48-Page instruction book full of tips and tricks; 6 colors of high-end, real nail polish; Use decals and painting techniques to create more than 30 nail art designs like ombre, galaxy, and slime; The included 2-sided custom tool and sponge makes small details and effects like ombre a snap. $21.88
Gifts Kids- Boys:
Discovery: Geology Sand Dig Kit
Dig and examine 9 natural stones included in this multicolor sand dig
After digging, the fun keeps going as you mold, shape and squeeze the remoldable sand
Learn about all the gemstones collected using the informative bonus poster
Age Range: 6 years & up
I love this STEM learning kit since it involves rocks rather than dino bones! Since some kids have moved past the dinosaur stage after age 6-7, this kit instead deals with rocks and minerals. Great gift idea! $12.97
Lego Make Your Own Movie Stop Motion Play Set from Klutz
Your LEGO fan can take interactive play to the next level by making their very own LEGO movie! This set from Klutz has props, minifigures, and more to create scenes. Includes the Klutz book.
- Stop-motion animation is easy with accessible (and free) apps available for tablets and phones
- Projects are an easy introduction to animation. Mini movies can be made in as little as an hour
- Stop-motion animation scales up to older or more advanced kid moviemakers
- ages 8+. $15.19 (varies)
Ryan’s World Super Surprise Safe from JustPlay
Unlock the fun with the Ryan’s World Super Surprise Safe. This large surprise-filled safe brings new fun to unboxing.
Kids can use the key to open the safe and discover cool Ryan’s World inspired surprises inside, such as articulated figures, mix and match build a characters, treasure, and so much more!
Push and reveal, smash and surprise, decode and discover all of the amazing surprises inside! A secret, locked compartment reveals the ultimate surprises. Each safe has 30+ fun surprises inside! Ages 3+ $38.92 (may vary)
NASCAR Adventure Force Crash Racers – Figure 8 Circuit
Race past the competition with NASCAR Adventure Force Crash Racers – the only track set where you can race, wreck and rebuild your cars on an officially branded NASCAR track! NASCAR Adventure Force Crash Racers combines motorized, high-speed racing with NASCAR vehicles that break apart on impact – the hood, doors and roof fly apart! Vehicles easily snap back together for continuous racing action. The set has over 16 linear feet of double-wide track in a figure 8 configuration (nearly 7 feet assembled), featuring the Crash Zone intersection. With official NASCAR branding and sponsored billboards, you can experience the excitement of a real NASCAR race. Start your engines by flash-charging vehicles in 10 seconds or less – one charge provides enough power for up to 50 laps without needing to refuel! Even after a colossal collision, quickly reassemble your Crash Racer and battle to the finish to earn your spot-on Victory Lane. Only NASCAR Adventure Force Crash Racers lets you race like a pro! $29.97
Funrise Fart Ninjas
Fart Ninjas is the gross out boys brand that allows you to “surprise and disgust” your friends when they least expect it! Series 1 is a collection of 8 different collectible figures, each with a unique expression and 10 realistic motion-activated fart sounds. Fart Ninjas XL are larger 5” scale figures that come in two different prank modes: on demand farting with the push of a button, or motion activation. If that’s not enough for you, try using the record feature for endless prank fun! Hide them around the house for a hilarious surprise, or take them around with you for the perfect prank on the go.
Lego Graveyard Mystery with Interactive Augmented Reality Playset
Introduce youngsters to the exciting world of LEGO Hidden Side : A unique play experience that combines the open creative play of LEGO building toys for kids with an augmented reality app.
This augmented reality toy for kids includes 4 minifigures: heroes Jack Davids and Parker L. Jackson with smartphones, a skeleton figure and Mr. Branson, plus the ghost dog, Spencer, for the best ghost-hunting adventures
A ghost playset for boys and girls aged 7+, this Graveyard Mystery 70420 building set can be built together with all other original LEGO toys and LEGO bricks for creative play
This graveyard ghost-catching adventure toy measures over 5” (14cm) high and 12” (32cm) wide and is full of cool details that interact with the augmented reality app for a fully interactive play experience
A tablet or mobile phone is required to experience the fill augmented reality play experience, but not included. Compatible with selected iOS and Android devices. Compatible with select mobile device.
Ages 7+/contains small parts.
Teenymates Blind Pack Collectible Figures
For your NFL fan (boy or girl!) these fun collectible figures are packaged in an exciting blind pack. My kids love surprise packs, which give that “unboxing” aspect which is always fun. This four pack of figurines is available in one order, so you have enough for all the stockings, or just to put together for one gift! Details:
Inside Each Blind Pack:
• 2 random 1″ NFL TeenyMates Series 8 COLOR RUSH Player Figures
• 2 Player Profiles
• 2 Double-Sided Puzzle Pieces
• 1 Collector’s Checklist
Zing Air Storm Fire Tek Bow, Red
One set includes: 1 light up bow and 3 light up arrows
Light activation power grip, loop and launch technology
Zonic Whistle arrows with Fire glow LED
We have had Zing products in the past and they work well and are fun for Christmas. I like that they have some foam components for safety, but the arrows go straight and function well. It’s definitely a toy for older kids. The manufacturer’s age range is 14+ and just due to the larger size of it, be sure you’re purchasing this for the right age. Very cool toy! Good choice if you’re wanting non-tech related toys for an older kid. $28.71 (varies)
Zing Stikbot Zanimation Studio -Pets
Stop motion animation is a great way to be creative and also learn the basics of animation, recording and more. This Set from Zing provides figures, a background and more to make your own animated short cartoons on your mobile device.
It does require use of app, so we recommend downloading app when or before you purchase since it is not compatible with some phones/devices. Purchase accessories individually (listed below) for this toy to create even more with more characters! $17.65 (sale)
Zax Axe Throwing Fun Foam Axe
Bring the excitement of axe throwing home in a fun and safe way!
Softek foam suction cups – easy release
Stick to almost any surface – indoor and out
Lightweight and easy to throw with accuracy.
Various different gameplays for group activities. Larger collections available also.
Consumer Queen team note- this toy is actually very lightweight and age range is 3+ years. Make sure you have a solid surface to throw against, both for safety and to help the toy stick to the wall or floor. $12.99
Spin Master Demo Duke
Crash, smash and demolish with Demo Duke, the truck that loves to crash! Demo Duke is easy for kids to use. Line him up for a powerful crash, then push the throttle and let him rip! When he crashes into walls and other objects, he gets more visibly damaged with each smash. When he’s fully crashed, simply fix him with a push of the repair button and Demo Duke will automatically transform back into perfect shape, ready to crash again and again! Demo duke’s huge personality comes alive with over 100 interactive sounds and phrases, and has a Mohawk your child can touch to hear funny sounds! Demo Duke is safety tested, has durable construction, and a soft bumper so he can crash into anything without damaging your home. Crash, fix, and transform again and again with Demo Duke! $31.24
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We hope you enjoyed this gift guide, and it helps you with gift inspiration this year! The categories listed are just to help organize items, and we are sure many of these picks would be a great gift for anyone. Stay tuned for our other holiday guides!
Additional disclaimer: Items were received at no cost, for the purposes of this gift guide. Opinions expressed are our own. ~Consumer Queen and Team
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