Holiday Gift Ideas for the Kids
Holy cow! Christmas is right around the corner. I don’t know if you are ready with presents but I am NOT! Last Friday right from my morning barre class I popped into my T.J. Maxx and slowly rolled through the store looking for gifts. I was kid free and hadn’t bought one Christmas gift yet. I was thankful to find a few things for my girls. I found a matching pair of adorable reading pillows for their beds. Remember those college days when you probably had one on your extra long twin bed? I am a lover of having a bed full of pillows so I’m hoping my girls will love to get cozy in their bed with these reading pillows. I like to always include something for their rooms that makes it more cozy and inviting to linger in there when they need some quiet time or chill time beyond sleeping. Last Christmas I bought them each a this bed canopy for over their beds and they LOVE them. I take them down in the summer when the fans or the air conditioning is on.
If you are about my age, then you definitely remember the Polly Pocket craze. I remember having several sets and wanted to collect them all. Well, they are back in a big way and my middle lady, who is five, has one Polly Pocket. It is a super adorable snow globe set and even I was excited when she took it out of the packaging and showed me all the tiny things. These sets don’t break the bank and if you open them up before gifting they are a perfect stocking stuffer. Polly Pocket is back and better than ever!
I love this super unique 2-in-1 toy stuffed hoodie from Cubcoats. A plushy stuffed Minnie Mouse magically transforms before her eyes into a comfy Minnie hoodie with all the same huggability. There are seven characters to choose from.
Strider – 12 Classic Balance Bike, Ages 18 Months to 3 Years. It is so classic to come down to a bike wrapped with a red bow under the tree on Christmas morning. I love these Strider bikes. Such a great way to get kids comfortable with learning balance and eventually riding a bike. eat and handlebar heights adjust to accommodate ages 18 months to 3 years, or a 12– 17 in. inseam. Weighing in at only 3.0 kg (6.7 lbs.), the 12 Sport makes it easy for your child to ride and stride. The built-in footrests are perfect for learning to balance and glide.With the 12 Classic’s durable steel frame and puncture-proof tires, you don’t have to worry about damage or maintenance.
cuddle + kind Zoe the Unicorn Stuffed Animal are seriously the most adorable and sweet stuffed animals. There are tons of animals to adopt from the cuddle + kind brand. I have adored these since my gals were just tiny babies. These stuffies are so well made and with love and will easily become a keepsake. Dreams or play, everything will be more magical for your darling whenever this cuddly unicorn hand knit from Peruvian cotton is around. *For every doll purchased, cuddle + kind will donate 10 meals to children in need in the USA and around the world through the following giving-partner organizations: World Food Program USA, Children’s Hunger Fund, Breakfast Club of Canada and WE Charity School Nutrition Program*
Kitty Bitty! A charming wooden memory game for 2 to 4 players, ages 4 and up. Reinforces color recognition, memory and social skills. Roll 2 multi-colored dice and lift one eye of the matching mommy cat to find out if your kitten can make it back to the basket first! We love to gift games here during the holidays! I can’t wait to play this one with the kids!
Tabletop Foosball Table – my kids always have a blast playing these tables in restaurants or play places. This is a quality tabletop game that is great if you are short on space. Plus, since its portable you can bring it with you lets say on a camping trip or outside for summer BBQ’s. This football table has vibrant and modern graphics, a sturdy construction and awesome features which include: a durable cabinet, stable legs with non-marking pads, easy-to-maneuver silver steel rods with non-slip rubber handles, wear-resistant screen-printed graphics, ball pockets for easy retrieval, and deluxe bearings so you can obtain maximum ball control and shot precision.
Pomsies 1880 Snowball Plush Interactive Toy – Pomsies will tell you when they feel tired, cold or Hungry with adorable light up eyes, purring and cute sounds…only you can give them what they need! Take it to a new level with a special freeze dance mode you can Play with you and your friends! Reacts to touch! Light up eyes communicate how they feel!Touch sensors – pet them, hug them, love them. Over 50 cute sounds!
VTech Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Smartwatch with Camera – With this online limited edition in white, VTech Star Wars first order Stormtrooper rechargeable Smartwatch, kids can take pictures, videos and explore creativity with more than 20 Star Wars camera effects to enhance the photos and videos. Challenge your skills using the touch screen and motion sensor to explore three great Star Wars mini activities that include blasting asteroids, escaping Stormtroopers and racing with BB-8. Record your voice and sound like an Alien from a different galaxy with cool voice-changing effects. Explore time concepts with the alarm, stopwatch and calendar or use the calculator to solve simple math problems. Learn how to tell time by choosing between 30 digital and Analog Star Wars-themed clock face designs. Personalize the watch by choosing digital and Analog clock faces featuring favorite Star Wars characters. Splash proof for everyday play, splash and sweat proof; do not submerge and not suitable for showering or bathing. Recreate sounds from the Star Wars galaxy using the motion SFX app. Activate sounds using the motion sensor, including two lightsaber modes. Every motion triggers cool lightsaber, Droid and starship sound effects. Track every step of your journey using the pedometer app. First order Stormtrooper Smartwatch is intended for ages 5 to 12 years.
If you are looking for stocking stuffers you can check out this post I wrote here. These are classic and fun toys for the Christmas stockings that you won’t be quick to toss in the trash!