So admittedly it’s a little hard not to put my own bias into this post because we currently have a toddler and a preschooler at the very tip top of our shopping lists. 🙂 It seems like parents are constantly asking for recommendations for what to gift this age group because they are hopeful that these gifts will keep their kiddos occupied for more than just a few minutes before they’re tired of said gifts. It’s hard to know what will thoroughly entertain the kid your shopping for because every child’s interests are truly unique!
With that being said, this gift guide includes a wide variety of gifts that will hopefully be mega popular with the one you’re shopping for. Some of these are on my girls’ lists this year, some of these are items they (and their friends) have and love, and others simply have rave reviews across the board.
Gifts for toddlers and preschoolers
Magna-Tiles 32 Piece Set ($49.99), because kids’ imaginations can go wild with this set. Once they figure out the magnetic component of the pieces, they’ll be able to build the neatest structures. Plus, the clean-up is really quick and easy!
Strider 14X 2-in-1 Balance to Pedal Bike ($199), because my friend Marianna’s family are total biking pros, and she can’t recommend this bike enough for kids! Her sons are elementary and toddler age, and they’re both excellent riders. Seeing her videos of her kids riding was all the proof I needed that this was the bike we wanted to get Hadley for her birthday this week. If you’re looking for one as well, check into this one! By the way, this version of the balance where you can add the pedals later is brand new! So neat.
Lincoln Logs ($35.99), because this classic toy has stood the test of time and been popular with little ones for decades.
Razor Jr. Lil’ Kick Scooter ($24.96), because any toy that encourages kids to get outside is a no-brainer!
Sit N’ Stuff Storage Bean Bag Cover ($33.99), because this is honestly brilliant, isn’t it? Not only do most kids love bean bags, but this one doubles as storage for anything soft. Kids commonly use this cover to store their stuffed animals or blankets and then lay on it to read, watch TV, or play. Win win! The kid your purchasing this for will think this is so neat!
Tech Kidizoom Smartwatch ($68.99), because this toy is hot this year! Kids of all ages are wanting to get their hands on electronics in any way they can, and this one seems like a lot of fun. I think Hadley would go bananas over this, and it probably wouldn’t be long before Sadie wanted one on her wrist too.
Mermaid Bracelet ($14.99), because these Mermaid products are supposed to be just as sensory and therapeutic as they are enjoyable. I’ve been fascinated by these products for a couple months and have decided to get one for Hadley for Christmas! Click the link and read more about why these products are becoming so loved and popular.
Dress Up Closet ($89.00), because having somewhere to organize and easily see what dress-up options are available to a child will help him or her better play with what’s there.
My First Shaving Kit ($5.00), because he already wants to be just like dad, so let him play with this little shaving kit in the tub on Christmas night. 🙂
Easy Twist Animal Builders ($19.99), because this toy is not only fun but also teaches a child the skill of how to screw things into place. This would keep a kiddo occupied for a while as they work through the challenge of how to put these animals together.
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