I want to start this gift guide by saying that, if you are looking for things like new video games, iPads, etc, then you won’t find them here!
These guides really only include products I would consider buying for my own kids!
We are pretty strict about what video games our kids play and how much screen time they get in a week!
In these guides you will find interactive toys and things that challenge the imagination, while keeping it fun and clean and innocent 🙂
After all, this guide is for KIDS!
So let’s get started!
The Best Gifts for Kids:
Hazli Weighted Blanket
This weighted blanket is made of 100% breathable cotton and is filled with hypoallergenic micro glass beads and one layer of microfiber.
This blanket comes in a few different colors including a light grey, blue and turquise as well as the pink pictured here.
For children that struggle with bedtime anxiety, weighted blankets have shown to help curb those worrying feelings and allow kids to feel safe and comfortable.
The weight distributes evenly creating a cozy and safe feeling.
It’s also great because the blanket doesn’t slip off the bed as easily and keeps your kids covered all night long.
The coolest Hoverboard around complete with music and lights.
This is obviously for an older kid and your child should wear a helmet but how fun is this!
The hoverboard has a bluetooth speaker so they can play all their favorite tunes while riding this around.
The max speed is 6mph and it stays charged and working for about 45-75 minutes.
Mimimum weight is 45lbs, so again, this is for an older kid 🙂
American Girl Dolls
These dolls are a classic and I loved them as a little girl!
Luckily my daughter can’t read yet but I am planning on getting her an American Doll for Christmas this year!
There are so many to choose from as well as accessories!
Walmart has a HUGE collection!
Real-Working Cash Register
My kids are always playing store and I bought them a cash register to make it more real and fun.
This one by Learning Resources is the best I could find based on reviews and life-like design!
It comes with 73 pieces including money, change and credit cards.
The Learning Journey Techno Gears Marble Mania STEM Construction Set
Techno Gears Marble Mania Slingshot STEM construction set features 80+ brightly colored interlocking pieces, base plates, 3-D connectors, a marble launcher loop, a windmill marble drop, and a step by step instruction manual to guide you to the finished product.
After the product is built, Slingshot will provide hours of endless learning fun.
These marble run construction sets are perfect for BOYS and GIRLS ages 6 years and up.
Rainbocorns Sparkle Heart Surprise Mystery Egg Plush by ZURU – Bunny
These little cuties make great stocking stuffers!
Claire loves these little eggs that have a surprise toy inside! There are several to choose from so your kid can collect them all!
L.O.L Surprise Dolls
Perhaps one of the most popular toys right now for girls, the LOL Surprise Dolls.
With so many to collect, it just doesn’t stop!
These make great stocking stuffers and gifts and you can make an entire collection!
They are so cute!
Hot Wheels Track Builder Vertical Launch Kit
My brothers used to build these tracks all over the living room when we were kids and we would play for hours!
Here is a complete track builder for your Hot Wheel lover!
Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage Playset
For even more Hot Wheel fun, this Ultimate Garage Playset includes storage for up to 140+ cars!
This is the biggest Hot Wheels playset they ever made. It’s a great started if you kid is just now getting into Hot Wheels!
Calico Critters Red Roof Cozy Cottage
My nieces loved Calico Critters and so does Claire.
These are the cutest little play house sets and are such great quality.
Claire loves playing with her Cozy Cottage!
Calico Critters Family 7-Seater
I am adding this Family car to the list to go with the Calico Critters home! It’s too cute!
All Surface PRO Swingball Tetherball – Portable Tetherball Set
Much like Classic Swing Ball but perfect for older children and adults who want a faster game.
Simply fill the base with water or sand for stability, easy quick set up and your ready to play on the grass, decking, concrete and even sand!
Pro Swingball offers active playtime for all ages.
Suitable for solo play, or double play.
Convenient design allows for it to be played indoors or outdoors and just about anywhere!
Brain Candy: 500 Sweet Facts to Satisfy Your Curiosity
This book can keep your kid occupied for hours. It can keep me occupied for hours!
It has some really cool facts with colorful images!
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 Facts!
Treasury of Bible Stories
This books of Bible Stories has beautiful illustrations and the stories are clear and easy to follow and read.
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.
Fishing Strike Board Game
We used to play board games and games like these all the time as kids.
This fishing board game is fun for the whole family, not just the kids!
Here is the game description from their website:
The adventure starts here with Fish for Fish! Learn the basic survival skills of building your own tools and catching your own food. First, build your rubber fishing device by using what you can find (included in game). As soon as your fishing spear is made, you’re ready to Fish for Fish! Race your opponents to catch the most fish with your self-assembled fishing spear. Be strategic in which fish you pick as some are worth more points than others!
Just My Style Color Your Own Unicorn Messenger Bag
For ages 6+, this little “Style Your Own Unicorn” bag set comes with 1 coloring glitter messenger bag, 5 bright designer markers, and shimmery gemstones.
Your little lady can decorate their own bag to wear and show all of her girlfriends.
Carmen Sandiego Board Game
A classic board game that never gets old, we even used to play this as kids!
This game is great because it helps your kids learn the different geographical locations as you hunt for the lost loot!
The smART Pixelator empowers kids to pixelated any design and build 2D and 3D projects using Bluetooth connectivity, easy-to-follow lights, and a variety of creativity tools.
Right out of the box, kids have a choice of creating 50 step-by-step designs!
It’s So Me! Squishy Unicorn Diary Target
Anyone else keep a diary growing up? I always had one! I wish I would have kept them to go back and read what I wrote about!
How cute is this Squishy Unicorn Diary from Target though?
Barbie Dreamplane Playset
For the Barbie loving child, this Dreamplane set is what they might be missing in their collection.
More than 15 pieces -including a puppy travel companion -provide the ticket to fun!
There’s a seat for the pilot and 2 more for passengers that have a TV screen and really recline, just like on a real plane (dolls sold separately).
Air Warriors Mutator Blaster
This Air Blaster blasts darts up to 100 feet making it go further than any other air blaster toy on the market.
Includes blaster, 10 long distance darts, 10 PrecisePro darts, and two 10ct clips and stock.
BigMouth Inc. Snow Tube – Inflatable Snow Tube with Easy Grip Handles, Made of Durable Vinyl with Welded Seams
I thought this would make such an awesome gift!
It’s an inflatable snow tube that comes in multiple different characters like reindeer, sea turtles, owls, the abominable snow monster, and more!
They have excellent reviews and make sledding and inner tubing in the snow even more exciting!
LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Spider-Man’s Spider Crawler 76114 Building Kit (418 Pieces)
The ultimate Spider-Man lego kit!
Build the Spider-Man Spider Crawler with a lifelike spider-crawling function, 2 stud shooters, and a spider tech/web shooter and battle Spider-Man’s enemies Vulture and Sandman for the stolen diamonds!
Gotrax GKS Electric Scooter for Kids
This electric scooter for kids is built with new safe step Technology – both feet must be placed on the scooter before the motor will engage, giving your child time to position themselves before it the motor kicks in.
150 watts & 25. 2V battery – power the kgs up to 10Mph for a distance of 7. 5 mile!
Comes in five awesome colors! PS: Remember to make sure your kids wear a helmet when riding!
Polly Pocket Mega Mall
I used to collect Polly Pocket toys as a kid and I was excited to see that they are back and just as popular!
I would have LOVED this Mega Mall as a girl!
Micro Polly and Lila dolls can explore 6 floors of fun and activities at the Mega Mall including eating at the food court; boutique shopping and runway fun; sports moves at the sports center; hanging at the pet store with Peaches; checking out the latest electronics; and catching a cool movie with popcorn (fold down theater and popcorn machine spins).
Kidzlane Floor Piano Mat: Jumbo 6 Foot Musical Keyboard Playmat for Toddlers and Kids
NEWLY-RELEASED KIDS PIANO MAT: Skip and hop on the colorful keys to make some music!
With a full 6 feet of touch-sensitive keys and a selection of 8 different instrumental sounds, you can play almost any song you like – if your feet are fast enough!
This is a newer toy to hit the market and so far it has raving reviews!!! I am adding this to my shopping cart for my own kids!
SmartMax Build & Learn (100 pcs) STEM Magnetic Discovery Building Set Featuring Safe
Another build and learn game for boys and girls!
This set comes with 100 colorful pieces with strong bars, metal balls and a sturdy case for storage.
Zax – The Foam Throwing Ax
Taking a cue from the axes throwing trend sweeping the nation, Zing brings you the zax!
With softer foam suction cups, The zax can stick to almost any flat surface, indoor and out.
The zax is 12″ Inch tall and designed for kids ages 5 and up.
Marvel Avengers Action Figure Set
I bought this Avengers action figure set for Charlie last year for Christmas and he still plays with them all the time!
Includes 8 Action Figures of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Daredevil, War Machine, the Incredible Hulk, and Falcon.
Boys love their action figure and this comes with the complete set!
The ultimate art set for your kids!
21 BOLD VIBRANT COLORS to choose from, including a selection of 15 bright liquid chalk pen and 6 cool metallic markers.
Chalk Paint markers have water based ink and are easily washable – They can be easily erase using a wet wipe cloth.
Chalkola’s liquid chalk markers work on virtually any non porous surface you can think of: from Birthday Parties, Furniture, Christmas Holiday, Chalk board label contact paper and roll to gym boards, cafe menus, decorate car mirrors – even mason jars, outdoor posters, slate, wine glasses, and coffee mugs and more!
Happy shopping for the kiddies!