Top Gifts for Kids

STEM Gifts:

coverWonder Forts are great for any kiddos who love to build.  Basically it is a bunch of plastic pieces and connectors that you can use to build structures.  Think life size lincoln logs.  It includes a booklet full of ideas with directions on things to build (fort, castle, ship, teepee, and more).  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

telescope2Have a young explorer on your holiday shopping list?  My youngest loves all things science including gazing at the stars.  The Geosafari Jr. my first telescope by Educational Insights is the perfect gift for adventurous kids and budding scientists.  Includes an adjustable tripod that they can make the perfect height just for them.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

 

car6The Design & Drill power play vehicles race car by Educational Insights is a great interactive toy.  If you have kiddos that love to build and learn how things work this is a great choice.  Comes with a car base and all the pieces to build your car.  Also includes a drill that works to use for screwing in the included bolts. Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

stars2 The primary science shining stars projector by Learning Resources is so neat.  It’s like having your very own planetarium right in your own house.  We recently went to a planetarium and my daughter loved it.  So I wanted to be able to recreate that for her at home.  This little projector is so much fun.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

mouse2The Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set is a super cool toy.  If you have a child that is into STEM or coding this is a great option.  Coding and programming is a must have skill these days.  I have read various research articles about the benefits of teaching children coding and programing skills.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

carnival1The Roominate line from Playmonster feature some great sets that feature some fun building pieces.  We got the carnival set.  I was actually really surprised at how much comes in the set.  You can build an entire carnival with this one set. Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

garden1The Magical Cottage set it includes a fun planter that you can use to plant your very own fairy garden.  You can fill up both the top and the bottom of the planter and the middle piece can be used as a fun little playhouse for your fairies.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

xtraonaut1Xtronaut makes a great gift this holiday season, if you have a kiddo who loves space, science, or STEM this is perfect for them.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

 

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Seedling Marble Maze is a great gift idea for any kiddo who likes to design and develop.  Using science, technology and design to create and explore is a great way to encourage children to learn.  I love giving gifts that promote education.  Seedling has other great items that make great gifts as well.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

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Toys:

coverThe Kitty Club line is a great gift for girls this holiday season.  The play sets and accessory sets make great gifts to put under the tree and the collectable kitty packs are great for stockings.  Your kiddos will love collecting them. Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

coverZomlings make great gifts.  Wrap them up and pop them under the tree, they are a great hit in our house.  The single packs are awesome for stockings as well!  My kiddos love opening them to see if they got that one Zomglings they were looking for!  Tons of fun!  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

coverMagicMeeMees are a great holiday gift idea this year.  They are super fun to play with, interactive, and if you have a kiddo who likes to collect these are great for that as well.  The little packages of food are perfect for stockings too!  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

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Dream Frenz make really cute holiday gifts.  My seven year old loves hers.  The Santa is so funny for Christmas.  However they have a huge selection to choose from and they all make great gifts.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

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Whether you like to play with them or just collect them the Hess Truck and Dragster makes a great holiday gift! Any kiddo would love to find one of these under their Christmas tree this year.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

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You can find this gift and hundreds more for everyone on your list on the Hammacher Schlemmer website.  They have toys, gifts for the home, electronics, apparel, personal care, and many many more.  They are a one stop shop for all of your holiday shopping this holiday season!  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

 

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The Dancing Troll from eKids is so much fun and makes a great holiday gift for kiddos.  If you kid is obsessed with the new Trolls movie this one is perfect. eKids has a bunch of other great Trolls options as well as other characters on their site.  Something for everyone. Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

frozen4 Disney’s Frozen: Northern Lights Elsa would be the perfect gift.  Suitable for ages 3 and up.  Kiddos can help Elsa bring back the northern lights and restore her powers by waving their hands over the snowflake.  The snowflake creates beautiful colors, lights and sounds.  Watch as the northern lights are restored and Elsa’s dress comes to life. Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

moana4 Disney’s MOANA: Singing Moana & Friends is a great option for any kiddo on your holiday list this year.  The movie just came out on Thanksgiving and my daughter was super excited about it.  So of course I had to look for a toy for her.  With Singing Moana & Friends you can relive the story and adventure of the movie over and over again.  The set includes her lovable pet pig Pua and rooster Heihei as well.  Moana’s shell necklace plays phrases and songs from the movie including her song “How Far I’ll Go”.  Suitable for ages 3 and up. Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

 

helicopter2The Sky Rover voice command missile launcher is super cool.  I got this for my eight year old nephew.  It has some super cool features.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

superwings1 The Super WingsTM Transforming Characters  is a lot of fun.  You can transform it from a figure to a plane and vice versa.  These 5-inch scale Super Wings figures are fully articulated and transform from plane to robot mode (and back) in 10 easy steps.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

superwings2Super WingsTM World Airport Playset is super cool and full of interactive play features.  From the hit TV Show on Sprout, this playset features our favorite characters.  The playset is a big, 35 inches, so lots of play space.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

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Furniture/Decor:

tablecoverThis little table and chairs set is very well made.  The pieces are thick hard wood (not the cheap stuff you get at other places), it is solid and very high quality pieces.  You get the small table and two small chairs with this set.  It is small, it’s great for toddlers though.  As you can see in our pictures my 7 year old can sit on the chairs but they are a bit small for her, my grand-daughter though is only three and I think it will be perfect for her. Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

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Books:

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Every year Ripley’s Believe It or Not puts out a book of weird facts and fun information.  We get this book for the kids every every year, it has become somewhat of a tradition.  My teenager has always loved them and loved reading through them so we get her one for Christmas every year.  It’s a great testament to the book that she enjoyed it as a kid and she still very much enjoys it as a teenager as well.  She can’t wait to get her Ripley’s book every year.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

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I recently found this great publishing company called Quarto Knows and I am loving their selection of books.  They provide mostly educational titles and they are have a huge variety covering a large selection of topics.  We recently tried out some new books series from them that would make perfect holiday gifts.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

cover  Quarto Knows books make great gifts. I love to gift books not just to my children but I love to gift them for the kids parties, as donations and friends and family.  The gift of reading is priceless and I love the excitement I see in the eyes of children when you give them a brand new book.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

coverAlpha-Manie Adventures by creator Ruth Rumack is a great gift idea this holiday season.  If you kiddos love to learn and is in the process of learning to read these make great gift ideas. My kids love to get books for Christmas and get so excited every time we hand them a new book. Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

coverPedro ‘n’ Pip makes a great holiday gift.  If you kiddo loves to read this makes a great gift idea.  My kids love getting new books every Christmas and this one is a very special book that introduces and important topic in a fun interactive way. Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

cover In Grandma’s Garden makes a wonderful holiday gift for children.  My kids love to receive new books for the holidays.  They can’t wait to read them.  We actually plan to give this to my mother-in-law to read with our daughters.  I think she is going to just absolutely love it and enjoy reading it with them, probably in her garden.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

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Poptropica makes a great holiday gift.  Whether you get them one book in the series or the entire series they are great gift ideas.  I love to give my kids presents that promote education and reading.  They love getting new books too, especially when it is a series that they really like.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

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Smith Publishing is a great source for books that teach which I love to use as gifts.  As I mentioned I am a retired counselor so teaching my children coping skills is a must and this is a fun and interactive way to do it.  They make great gifts you can wrap or put in a stocking.   Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

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“Art Workshop” will make a great holiday gift this holiday season.  If you kiddo loves art and creative play this book is full of inspiration and step by step guides of fun interactive projects.  It’s a great way to spark the imagination of your kiddos. Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

 

 

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The Shepherd’s Treasure makes a great gift for any family.  I would suggest giving it to them at Thanksgiving so they can enjoy it throughout the month of December.  It includes everything you need to introduce the concept of the true meaning of Christmas.  It’s a great alternative or addition to Elf on The Shelf as well. Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

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Paper Dolls Fashion Workshop” is a great gift for any kiddos who like fashion and design.  My seven year old loves being creative and often has told me she wants to be a clothing designer, she loves this book and dressing up her dolls.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

coverJust in time for the Holidays! Treasure Toons has released a gift set.  This three-in-one bundle features the brand new TreasureToons DVD, the Wonderfully Made CD with 12 original playtime songs, and cuddly Rippy the Frog. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for your family and friends!  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

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Very Christmas by Simone Mets makes a great holiday gift this year.  Whether to plan to make it part of your Christmas preparation traditions like us or if you plan to wrap it up and have it under the tree, it is a great Christmas book.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

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The Playmobil Books make great gift choices this holiday season.  Full of fun vibrant images and lots of educational facts that will keep kids interested.  You can find these and other great gift ideas at Quarto Knows.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

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Clothing/Shoes/Accessories:

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From video games, to movies, to TV shows, comics, and much much more.  Find fun items for everyone on your list at TEEPUBLIC!

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From 11/2-11/6 all T-Shirts are $14!! Hurry before it ends! Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

coverSoulkix makes a great holiday gift.  You can either set down and create them and then gift them when they come in or give them a gift certificate on the holidays so they can go to their site and make a pair on their own.  My daughter loves her and can’t wait to design some more.  She will be the only kid in school with these shoes. Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

coverDancewear Solutions Gift Guide for all the dancers on your list this holiday season.  Dancewear Solutions has a great assortment of gift ideas for the holidays.  Something for everyone!  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

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Food Gifts:

coverSnack Mates go great in stockings!  I always throw in some treats in the kids stockings.  Usually it’s candy but I thought this year since we are all trying to make healthier choices why not put in a few of these??  I know they will love them.  Or if you are mailing a gift to someone far away, they will ship perfectly and make a fun healthy treat for the holidays.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

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Artistic Gifts:

giveaway Messmatz make great gift ideas for any kiddos you know who love arts and crafts.  Well it might be more of a gift for mom and dad but regardless it’s a great gift!! If they love to create give them the gift of easy fast clean up when they have completed their piece of art.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!  Also enter our GIVEAWAY!

coveerPaper Punk Make Your Own Paper Toys are really fun little kits you can use to make your own little animals.  The sets are paper products and include everything you need to craft and construct a fun little animal.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

stickerset1Paper Punk Graffiti Stickers are super cool.  My kiddos love to scrapbook and make our own cards.  There are great little stickers to have on had for all of our fun projects. Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

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Games:

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Squashed makes a great gift this holiday season.  I love to give things that are fun for my kids to play with but have some educational value as well.  Squashed really helps kinds learn about planning ahead and making a strategy as well as problem solve.  Plus it is a lot of fun to play!  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!  Also enter our GIVEAWAY!

 

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If you are looking for some fun games to gift this holiday season Wonder Forge has lots to choose from.  Featuring great lovable characters and lots of interactive fun they all make great gift choices for kiddos.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

 

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One thing that is always at the top of my kiddos lists during the holidays is fun new games.  Tactic games has a great new game called 3 Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf.  It’s a great game option for the holidays.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

 

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Tapple 10 from USAopoly makes a great holiday gift this year.  If your kiddo loves playing games this is a great one with a ton of variety.  Small enough you can throw it in a stocking or wrap it up.  Maybe even add it to a game night themed gift basket.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

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Movies:

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I just recently watched The Secret Life of Pets with my daughter on Blue Ray.  This movie is adorable.  I realize it has been released now for some time but it is now out on blue-ray and DVD and it makes a great little gift for stockings or under the treat this holiday season.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

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PBSKids and Skiprope makes great holiday gifts for any kiddo.  They offer great series with educational and insightful lessons.  These popular titles are great gift ideas.  Read full review & get details on ordering by clicking HERE!

 

 

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This Anchor Bay DVD set is a great gift idea.  Featuring two great holiday films that are full of holiday spirit.  Put them in a stocking or add to a movie themed gift basket.  We also love to bring holiday films through our Elf on the Shelf Sparkle.  This title makes a great gift.
You can purchase this title on Amazon!