Let’s face it—chances are, the kiddo in your life has been constructing his or her gift wish list for this Christmas since the last. Giving presents to little ones is perhaps one of the most exciting parts of the holiday season—their reactions and smiles after tearing through the wrapping paper to find out what’s inside the boxes are priceless. However, whether you’re a parent, aunt, uncle or friend, picking out gifts for kids is no easy task. They’ve been waiting all year for these presents, remember? Talk about pressure.
We’re here to help—this gift guide might just help produce that ear-to-ear grin you desire from the kiddo in your life.
1. Nancy Drew + Hardy Boys Computer Games | $20
Have a little detective on your hands, always snooping and getting into things they shouldn’t be? If so, the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys disks are the games for your kiddo. Perfect for ages 12+. For kids ages 4+, check out “Codes and Clues.”
2. “I’m All That and Dim Sum” Tee | $18
This “I’m All That and Dim Sum” tee is perfect for a little foodie. If your kid has the perfect amount of sass to pull this look off and he or she loves some delicious dim sum, they will definitely rock this tee. Perfect for children of all ages.
3. Art Easel | $80
Do you have the next Monet or Picasso on your hands? This easel will provide your future Michelangelo with the encouragement and inspiration he or she needs to express themselves through art and creativity! Perfect for ages 3+.
4. Astronaut Duvet Set | $119
Turn your child’s nighttime routine into a skyrocketing event! They will be (light years) beyond excited to jump into bed and prepare for their next space night adventure. Perfect for ages 3+.
5. Printed Canvas Teepee | Starts at $142
A tent can open a world of endless imagination and creativity as your little one dreams of elaborate adventures and experiments. Give your little guy or gal their own special place to think and play with this teepee. Perfect for ages 3+.
6. Stem Puzzle Set of 4 | $20
Get those left-brain muscles pumping! These puzzles will help develop your kiddo’s problem-solving skills, using STEM disciplines. The perk? You don’t have to tell your kid that they’re educational because these puzzles are just so fun—from an anti-gravity challenge to a ball bearings engineering test.
7. Balloon Dog Lamp | $25
At night, children love to cozy up with a loyal bedtime friend. With a soft squeeze to activate his light, this balloon doggy is a bright companion for sleep time that will guard your child all night. Perfect for children of all ages.
8. Le Café Snack Shack | $169
Order up! The snack shack is open for business. Whether BBQ or coffee is on the menu, this makeshift pop-up restaurant will have your little foodie cooking up something tasty in no time. Perfect for ages 3+.
9. Mug with a Hoop | $24
Perhaps the only suitable reason to allow kids to play with their food is if they have this mug with a built-in hoop. Make teatime more interactive with this baller guy. It’s a slam dunk gift! Perfect for ages 8+.
10. Chalkboard Placemat | $10
Start out your meals with a clean slate—for chalkboard coloring that is. Make mealtime a creative event for the kid—and perhaps yourself—with a chalkboard placemat. Perfect for ages 3+.
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