What is your favorite thing about the holidays? We love the cozy weather, creative family activities and opportunities for quality family time. We also celebrate with a few special family traditions. One of our holiday traditions is to read the Christmas Story and allow our kids to open one gift on Christmas Eve, which is usually pajamas! Meaningful gift giving can be challenging when you have several kids of different ages. We like to give our kids gifts that are educational and inspire creativity, such as learning games and art supplies. My kids also enjoy toys that add to their existing toy sets. Here are some of our tried-and-true gift ideas for kids which encourage kids to learn, be creative and play with great quality toys.
Play Cash Register
The Learning Journey Play and Learn Cash Register is a fun way for kids to set up a play store. Kids can pop out the cash drawer and make change with play money or swipe a plastic credit card. The cash register has a working calculator with LCD screen and easy-to-push buttons. This play set reinforces learning though numbers and basic counting and helps kids develops language and social skills.
Character Matching Game
Kids will enjoy making characters with this Match It! Who Am I? puzzle matching set. Teach kids about professions and encourage them to play independently or together. Introduce kids to key concepts of different jobs by matching the various parts of each character. The thick, durable cardboard construction makes the puzzle pieces easy to grasp and hold.
Monkey Flipping Game
Enjoy a family game night with this interactive Monkeys Up flipping & switching game. Monkeys Up encourages learning through play and helps kids build crucial strategy, memory and logic skills. Players compete to get a set of three monkeys with the highest numbers. Each monkey has a hidden value under its feet that is only revealed when flipped. Players take turns rolling the action cube and completing the task to switch, steal or flip. All the kids stay engaged because the game moves quickly!
Tiger Paw Gloves & Hat
Mittyz by Veyo Kids are specially designed to end the thumb war with toddlers and kids ages 6 and under. The patented 100% waterproof design is easy to put on thanks to the oversized gauntlet and integrated thumb pocket. The inside is fleece lined for added warmth. Mittyz fits easily over any coat sleeve and the elastic cinch strap seals out snow and ice. Use the quick release wrist buckle for easy removal after outdoor play. You will quickly discover these are the best kids’ gloves on the planet! Available in several designs including tiger paw, dragon, pirate, butterfly and snow princess.
Cozy Suede Boots
Many kids love getting new clothing and shoes for the new season. It’s great when a gift idea also serves a practical need. These darling pediped Flex® Maggie Boots in fuchsia protect kids’ feet while offering a comfortable fit for adventures in the cold. Every girl is sure to be a style standout in the eye-catching vibrancy of these rich suede boots. Available in sizes EU 20-36. Features include a genuine suede upper, faux fur lining, flexible rubber sole and Flex Fit System™ with additional insoles for a snug fit. pediped footwear is the fastest growing children’s footwear brand in the United States, thanks to exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling. pediped footwear is also approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development.
Inventive Animal Masks
Give the kiddos the chance to explore their wild side! Go Fun Face! makes a variety of fun, high-quality animal masks for children including lions, tigers and bears, oh my! as well as T-Rexes and dragons. Go Fun Face! animal masks are made from a foam rubber material which make them soft, durable and easy to wash. They are patented with one-of-a-kind, artistic designs that kids will love. These masks are perfect for playtime, dress up, birthday parties and more. They also promote dramatic and inventive play, a key factor in early childhood development.
Glitter Dance Shoes
Little dancers can glitter from head to toe thanks to these Dreamy Dancers glitter ballet shoes. The fun colors and handcrafted construction provide the perfect fit as girls practice their dance moves. Most dance classes require ballet shoes, so why not sparkle and shine with every step! Dreamy Dancers shoes come in several colors and toddler, little kid and big kid sizes.
Scented Squishy Collectible Pals
Squeezamals are super squishy characters that are fun to play with and collect. Kids will love making friends with Narcissa the Narwhal, Fifi the Fur Ball, Beatrice the Unicorn, Samantha the Sloth and more! These 3.5″ squishy stuffed animals are made from colorful plush and they’re sweetly scented. 11 characters are available in each collector series.
Which gift idea would your child enjoy the most?
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