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!
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.
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 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 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. 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!
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. 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 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.
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 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
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!
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.
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 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.
Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway Prize Collection
Congrats to our giveaway winner Donna H! This great prize collection is packed with gift ideas for moms, kids and babies.
$50 Cake Maternity gift voucher for maternity & nursing wear
Huggs contour carrier
Sleep Zzz kids body pillow
Silkberry Baby bamboo footies w/ easy dressing zipper (floral dandelion print)
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
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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