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2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Gift shopping for kids can be tough, especially when you’re trying to pick gifts that are truly engaging. We love choosing kids’ gifts that are useful, educational, or add to an ongoing collection. Our Top Gift Picks for kids include a little bit of everything; from collectible dolls and STEM toys to brain-stimulating building sets and interactive discovery activities!

Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

American Girl WellieWishers winter outfits and accessories - Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

The American Girl WellieWishers are a sweet and silly group of girls who each have the same big, bright wish: to be a good friend. These collectible dolls have their own clothing collection, accessories, props and furniture. Girls can even dress up to match with coordinating outfits and the iconic WellieWisher socks & boots.

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For girls who love building, American Girl Mega Construx play sets  allow girls to enter the worlds of popular American Girl characters in miniature form. These adorable sets are so detailed and feature the cutest little tiny dolls and accessories.

Revelae Kids cloth snack bags - Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Revelae Kids cloth snack bags are a simple and stylish way to take snacks on the go. These Eco-friendly cloth bags have a moisture resistant interior and come in 15 different colorful and modern prints. Perfect for crackers, sandwiches and dry snacks or even accessories and cosmetics.

Loog Guitar for kids - Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Loog guitars are designed to make learning to play a guitar easier for kids. These 3-string guitars reduce chords to the basic triad, allowing for an easier and faster learning process. With a Loog guitar and its accompanying app, kids can play songs on day one, feeling rewarded and encouraged to keep on playing and learning. Perfect for the little musician in your family!

RoosterFin Games combine the fun of board games with the joy of learning

RoosterFin Games combine the fun of board games with the joy of learning. The whole family will enjoy playing Ninja Squirrels and taking turns flipping cards into the center of the ring. When there is a color match, each player tries to snatch the correct nut. Kids practice color identification and motor skills while collecting acorns. Players compete in Monkeys Up to get the highest set of three monkeys. Each monkey has a value hidden under its feet that is only revealed when flipped. The game moves quickly and is keeps all kids engaged!

Award-winning Modarri cars fuel a child's creativity and learning as they develop their fine motor skills

Modarri takes kids’ love of cars to the next level with their new customizable track and race cars they can build and design themselves. Fueling their imagination and creativity, kids will love using interchangeable high-quality parts to build their own models. Other cool features include durable parts and real metal frames, rubber tires, real steering and suspension. These cool cars are 100% kid powered — no batteries needed! Award-winning Modarri cars fuel a child’s creativity and learning as they develop their fine motor skills, logic, and imagination through countless hours of hands-on, explorative play.

Choo Choo Shoes make sounds like a choo choo train

Choo Choo Shoes make sounds like a choo choo train. Stomp and they chug. Jump and they whistle and light up! Similar to the widely popular light-up shoes, Choo Choo Shoes provide kids with a fun excuse to get moving. Sensors inside react in different ways to motions with train sounds and lights. The soles of the shoes even make railroad track prints in the dirt!

Window Jammers - Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Window Jammers are a collectible travel entertainment toy designed to spark the imagination of young travelers. Kids can maneuver the collectible characters to drive, fly, flip, roll and tumble over the passing landscape against the inside of a closed window. Parents’ Choice Award winner 2017.

The Field replica farm field toy - Kids Holiday Gift Ideas

Created in Ireland, The Field replica farm field toy features lush green grass, hedging, traditional wooden farm gates, farm animals, and helps inspire real world, creative and imaginative play.

What Would I Do, To Make Sure You're Not Blue - Kids Holiday Gift Guide

What would you do to make sure your little one wasn’t blue? Would you fix their teddy bear? Would you gather stars right out of the sky to make them smile as they look up from their crib? This sweet rhyming book is a fun quick read for parents and grandparents to share with the ones they love the most. With simple shapes for the illustrations and bright colors, “What Would I Do, To Make Sure You’re Not Blue” is the perfect book for new parents and grandparents alike. It is the fourth in an ongoing series of children’s books by author and illustrator, Matthew Boyd all designed to bring smiles and laughter to children’s faces. Buy on Amazon

Sleep Zzz Pillow - Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

The Sleep Zzz Pillow is especially designed for children ages 3 and up! The Sleep Zzz Pillow was created by a mom entrepreneur for her own child with sensory issues. She found that this innovative kid-sized body pillow provided her child with the comfort needed to fall asleep faster and most importantly STAY asleep! The Sleep Zzz Pillow is designed with a super soft cuddle fabric and allows the child to feel snuggly and safe while surrounded by their very own body pillow!

Revelae Kids Discovery Boxes - Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Discovery Box sensory bins introduce kids to a magical world of realistic-looking creatures, sparkling gems and crystals, colorful rocks and shells, and miniature plants or flowers. These themed sensory bins encourage hours of imaginative play; kids can scoop up the sensory beans, water beads or play sand and discover the hidden treasures within each box. Discovery Box themes include Ocean Exploration, Butterfly Garden, Rainforest and Dinosaur World.

Pippa by Singer/songwriter McKenna Bray - Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Singer/songwriter McKenna Bray brings to life the story of Pippa, a little girl with a guitar in her hand and a song in her heart who brings smiles to everyone she encounters on her journey to town. The book has a captivating lullaby that accompanies it and is a key component of the story. Buy on Amazon

Sudsy Dough moldable soap - Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Sudsy Dough moldable soap is an interactive, sensory kids’ bath activity that doubles as a moldable scented dough and a cleansing soap. Kids can squeeze and squish Sudsy Dough in the bath, rub it on as body wash, or take it outside the tub and let it dry to make custom-shaped soaps.

Which give idea would your kids enjoy the most?

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway Prize Collection – Giveaway Ended

This great prize collection is packed with gift ideas for moms, kids and babies.

Prizes:
$50 Cake Maternity gift voucher for maternity & nursing wear
Huggs contour carrier
Sleep Zzz kids body pillow
Toofeze Teether
Silkberry Baby bamboo footies w/ easy dressing zipper (floral dandelion print)
Handsocks
Window Jammers travel toy
ciao! baby portable high chair
Revelae Kids cloth snack bags
The Field Kids inventive play toy
Inspirational NEST Organic crib sheet set

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway - Prize Collection

This giveaway is coordinated by Create. Play. Travel. and is sponsored by the participating brands. Entrants must be 18 or older and have a US mailing address to be eligible to win.  No purchase is required to enter. The winner will be randomly chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on December 15th, 2018. Create. Play. Travel. and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

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Tyler G
Tyler G
1 year ago

Window Jammers! Didn’t know they existed. My son would love them.

Debra Branigan
Debra Branigan
1 year ago

I like the American Girl Mega Construx play sets, but there are lots of nice toys here.

Rosey
Rosey
1 year ago

The Choo Choo shoes are my favorite because I cannot imagine any child not loving those when they wear them!

Rosanne
Rosanne
1 year ago

I love the American Girl Mega Construx play sets

Michele Pineda
Michele Pineda
1 year ago

For girls, the American girl dolls are definitely a classic, my daughter owns one and is now a teen and still has hers to pass down one day. For boys the Choo Choo shoes are super cute, I like the fact that they make noises etc… any little boy would… Read more »

Aliesha Kain
Aliesha Kain
1 year ago

I think the Modarri car kit is a great gift idea for kids. I love getting my son building toys.

kathy Persons
kathy Persons
1 year ago

because we live on a farm the field replica toy

Sarah Hayes
Sarah Hayes
1 year ago

the Sudsy Dough moldable soap makes the perfect gift! its fun and functional and its not just another toy.

Jill Rivera
Jill Rivera
1 year ago

The portable highchair ciol baby has college sport team designs. I would love to purchase one for our new grandbaby.

Jill Rivera
Jill Rivera
1 year ago

The American girl is the present I would love to get my granddaughter this year.

Barbara
Barbara
1 year ago

My favorite is the sleep zzz pillow because it will get a lot of use and is good for traveling.

Megan H.
Megan H.
1 year ago

What great toy ideas for this year!!! Thanks for the tip!

Anna Pry
Anna Pry
1 year ago

the new american girl dolls because my daughter has been wanting one so bad and loves getting the catalogs in the mail

Maureen C.
Maureen C.
1 year ago

My favorite is the baby portable high chair.

Dana Matthews
Dana Matthews
1 year ago

The Sleep Zzz Pillow looks like fun. I think I’d like it because it looks comfortable and cuddly. Looks like it would be soothing to a little one.

Emily R.
Emily R.
1 year ago

The Loog guitars look awesome! I would love to get them for my kids.

Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
1 year ago

I like the The Loog Guitar. My grand daughter would really enjoy it.

Pam Flynn
Pam Flynn
1 year ago

I love the Loog guitars. They are so much fun and encourage creative singing and music.

Alejandra Parrazal
Alejandra Parrazal
1 year ago

I love the American doll welliewishers!

Antoinette M
Antoinette M
1 year ago

I like to give craft sets. Something like the Sudsy Dough moldable soap in the gift guide. I think it’s wonderful to make something.

athena graeme
athena graeme
1 year ago

I love the Revelae reusable lunch pouches, I use them every day in our lunch boxes. They’re so easy to use and save so much money and plastic!

susan hartman
susan hartman
1 year ago

The Loog Guitar would be my pick. I always wanted to play an instrument but I’m not musically inclined. I would like to buy a guitar for my grandson. Hopefully he doesn’t take after me in that respect.

Liz Ticona
Liz Ticona
1 year ago

The Sleep Zzz Pillow looks great! I know my preschooler and he’s always so tired after school that he needs a nap right after so this would be great for him 🙂

Laurajj
Laurajj
1 year ago

Oh all such great ideas. My favorite is the Window Jammers! Those are so neat and unique! I have never seen anything like that and know they would be a huge hit with the kids!!!!!

Nidhi Chauhan
Nidhi Chauhan
1 year ago

I love that The Sleep Zzz Pillow. I would love to try that for my son. he is having sleeping problem. This pillow might help.

Joni Mason
Joni Mason
1 year ago

What amazing prizes! Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!

K Garin
K Garin
1 year ago

I really like the window jammers. What a fun idea for traveling with kids or even for the drive to school.

K Garin
K Garin
1 year ago

I really like the window jammers. What a fun idea for traveling with kids.

Kate Russell
Kate Russell
1 year ago

All the American Girl things are my favorite because I used to play with them when I was a kid!

Nancy Thompson
Nancy Thompson
1 year ago

I like the American Girl Wellie Wishers dolls.

Deanna Petrie
Deanna Petrie
1 year ago

My favorite product is the “Sudsy Dough moldable soap”. It is fun and a different “toy” idea that my daughter would love but also help her creative mind grow.

Casey Garvey
Casey Garvey
1 year ago

My daughter Allissiaunnas been begging for more American Girl dolls. They are so popular!

Julie Lundstrom
Julie Lundstrom
1 year ago

I like the American Girl Well Wishers or the Sleep Pillow.

Jessica Riley
Jessica Riley
1 year ago

The discovery boxes are exactly what we’ve been looking for to help with sensory issues.

Liset
Liset
1 year ago

I love that The Sleep Zzz Pillow. I want to try it for my 3 year old.

Dandi D
Dandi D
1 year ago

My favorite idea is the Wellie Wishers dolls because I know my daughter would love them!

Paula Pennachio
Paula Pennachio
1 year ago

I like everything here

Angela MacRae
Angela MacRae
1 year ago

What’s your favorite kids gift idea and why? I love playdoh the real stuff because it is nontoxic and something that I loved as a kid and stilll love and my grandson loves it he asks for it to play with 🙂

Kathleen Z.
Kathleen Z.
1 year ago

Wow, Wow, great gifts for all

Lauryn R
Lauryn R
1 year ago

These are awesome gift ideas, thank you so much for sharing! My daughters would love the American Girl Mega Construx play sets and my son would have so much fun with the farm field toy. 🙂

abby hewes
abby hewes
1 year ago

My kids would love the The Field replica farm field toy!

June S.
June S.
1 year ago

So many great items listed in this nice gift guide. There are many items that I would like for my family this year.

LeAnn Harbert
LeAnn Harbert
1 year ago

I like The Field replica farm field toy. We live on a farm and all my granddaughters like playing with tractors and farm toys.

Marilyn Nawara
Marilyn Nawara
1 year ago

The American Girl Wellie Wishers would be a HUGE hit with my granddaughter. The Sleep zzz pillow is a MUST have too.

Teresa Kunberger
Teresa Kunberger
1 year ago

The sleep zzz pillow is really cool!!

Molli Taylor
Molli Taylor
1 year ago

i really like the wellie wishers!

Ellie Wright
Ellie Wright
1 year ago

I love the Loog guitars.

Danielle
Danielle
1 year ago

This is a great list. I used to love American Girl dolls when I was little and I can imagine that any girl would love one now.

Jackline A
Jackline A
1 year ago

Wow great post! I love how there really is something for every kind of child here!

stacey
stacey
1 year ago

There’s something to get the imagination going for every kid on this list.