2021 Christmas Gifts for Kids Grandparent’s Gift Guide

Christmas is fast approaching, and we’re here to help you get your shopping done. Our gift guides are split into five categories by age group, making it easier to shop for your grandchildren. We have gift ideas for both girls and boys with some items being universal. Many of the ideas are gifts we’ve purchased for our own grandchildren and have been truly loved! Find all five gift guides with the links and details to everything below!


Infants



1) Baby Einstein Glow & Discover Light Bar - Found here on Amazon



Collapses for easy storage or tummy time play. Light up by touching the colored selection or spin of rattle drum. Stimulates visual & auditory systems. Includes animal sounds, colors and xylophone sounds & speaks in 3 different languages.




2) Bright Starts O'Ball Rollin & Rainstick - Found here on Amazon


Perfect for your grand baby to play with while on their stomach or while sitting in your lap. Promotes bilateral coordination & stimulates their auditory & visual system with colors & sounds.





3) Sassy Sensory Activity Panels - Found here on Amazon



High contrast images (black & white) are super important for a baby's sight development






4) Skip Hop Musical Egg Shaker - Found here on Amazon



Fox, owl, hedgehog each make their own unique rattling sound & feature textured rubber patches to help little hands keep a tight grip for all the shaking they'll be doing.



5) Manhatten Toy Toy Winkel - Found here on Amazon



Soft, narrow, BPA free loops wrapped around a central rattle. Great for grasping, shaking & chewing






6) Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes - Found here on Amazon


Mini size music player. Seven classical melodies - while your little ones will love the cheerful music, flashing lights & easy grip handle.




7) Sassy Baby Mirrors - Found here on Amazon



Encourages baby to focus on a human face.








8). Baby Einstein Discovering Music Table - Found here on Amazon


Develops motor skills & features an array of fun buttons & lights that let them play piano, guitar, drums, French horns, learn numbers & letters as well.


Removable legs to can be used when little ones are sitting or standing up as they get steadier on their feet.




Two - Four Year Old Girls



1) BlaBla Dolls - their website is: blablakids.com


These are adorable dolls that are knitted and/or embroidered by artisans. They come in a variety of animals: bunnies, sheep, deer, fox, monkey, elephant, dog, cat, mermaid, kitten to name a few.


We love that when you buy a doll, a tree is planted.




2) KidKraft Retro Kitchen. This is just adorable in the perfect shade of pink, it will surely delight the little chefs in your house. It is quality crafted to last years of imaginary play. Found her at Masionette








3) Pottery Barn Umbrella Stroller. Perfect for the little girl to push her baby doll in. I bought this last year for my granddaughter. I love how it is sturdy and does not tip over easily. This is made to last. You can purchase it from Pottery Barn.




4) Home Baking Set from Tender Leaf Toys. How cute is this! The egg cracks in half, the four have 15 individual white discs. Any short-order chef will delight in the hours of fun whipping up a lovely dish to share. Found on Maisonette.






5) Disney Junior Minnie Mouse Bowdazzling dress up trunk set-Found here on Amazon

An affordable 21 piece set with its own storage trunk. Little ones can use their imagination to mix and match their favorite Minnie outfit.





6) Melissa & Doug Minnie and Daisy Wooden Magnetic dress up dolls-Found here on Amazon

Another dress up adventure for the little Minnie fans. Minnie and Daisy wooden dolls can be dressed in an array of mix and match magnetic outfits.






Two - Four Year Old Boys


1) Button Art Toys for Toddlers - Found here on Amazon



Early learning educational toy for toddlers - hand-eye coordination, color perception, creativity, imagination & motor skill





2) Wooden Puzzles - Found here on Amazon


Great wooden puzzles for cognitive learning. Eight (8) puzzles in all. Great for motor skills & hand-eye coordination.






3) Botzees Coding Train Set for Toddlers - Found here on Amazon


For the future engineer: STEM toy that teaches early coding concepts such as sequencing, looping and conditional coding while developing problem solving skills.






4) Top Bright Car Ramp Parking Lot & Gas Station - Found here on Amazon


Your 2 or 3 year old grandchild will be mesmerized by watching the cars criss-cross down the ramps. Promotes toddlers hand-eye coordination while having fun!








Four - Six Year Old Girls - Lori


1) Ada Twist - Scientist Books - Found here on Amazon



This popular Netflix show, Ada Twist Scientist is about an 8 year old who is infatuated with science and figuring out how things work. The show promotes themes of curiosity, inquiry, creative & critical thinkers. If your grandchild is a fan of this show, there are many other books as well from Ada Twist Scientist on Amazon.




2) GeoSafari Junior Talking Microscope - Found here on Amazon





The perfect STEM toy to encourage interests in biology, botany and overall curiosity. Microscope features up-close, quality images with the voice of Bindi Irwin, Wildlife Warrior who will expand your grandchild's knowledge of animals and plants. Includes 60 beautiful full color images and 2 modes of play: fact mode and quiz mode.


3) Melissa & Doug Mine to Love Twins - Found here on Amazon


Anything Melissa & Doug is a hit & usually pretty affordable. If your grandchild loves playing baby dolls, look no further. They are 15" dolls and are just the right size for them to hold.








4) Tender Leaf Dovetail Doll House is what heirloom toys are made of. Beautifully crafted with 6 rooms waiting to be filled with furniture for that special little mini-me on your list. I bought this for my four-year granddaughter for Christmas. Found here at Maisonette.







5) Schleich Horse Club 70 Piece Lakeside Country Horse Stable Playset. This company makes amazing toys. They are an 85 year old German Toy Company. Their attention to detail is unsurpassed. Your little girl's imagination will be inspired for hours of playtime. Found on Amazon.




6) WowWee Got2Glow Fairy Finder - Electronic Fairy Jar Catches Virtual Faries. This toy caught my attention. The more you play with your fairy finder, the more you collect. You open the lid to feed them and talk to them. Found this on Amazon.





Four - Six Year Old Boys


1) Crocodile Creek Puzzles - Found here on Amazon


These are great puzzles made of strong high-quality board that will not tear or break. They come in a variety of subjects: dinosaur, zoo, sea creatures, mermaids, barnyard, etc. & in a variety of puzzles pieces (24, 48, 72, 500, 1000, etc.). Puzzles encourage hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills & problem solving & this is something fun you can do with your grandchildren.



2) Hot Wheels Criss Cross Track Set. This is a great race track to give for a boy who loves his cars. So fun for Christmas morning with easy-to-follow instructions. It has 16 feet of track with hairpin turns and a motorized booster. Found exclusively on Amazon.





3) Squeakeey The Balloon Dino, is an interactive toy. He stomps, roars, and dances. He has over 70 sounds and reactions. This will sell out before Christmas so order soon. Found here on Amazon.









4) The PAW Patrol Original PlasmaCar by PlaSmart Inc. This is a fantastic ride-on toy for age 3 and up. All of my grandkids owe one of these easy-to-use self-propelled cars. Children simply put their feet on the footrests and turn the steering wheel back and forth to gain momentum. Found her on Amazon.





5.) Monster Jam Official Grave Digger All-Terrain Remote Control Monster Truck with Lights, 1:6 Scale. Well, the name says it all, this is over 2 feet long and you can control it from 250 feet away. Drive over any obstacle, this is unstoppable. You will be the favorite Grandma with this gift! On Amazon.





6) Star Wars Galactic Snackin Grogu 9.25-Inch Tall Animatronic Toy with Over 40 Sound and Motion Combinations. This is another toy that may sell out before Christmas. I purchased one for my 6 year old grandson. On Amazon.




7) Construction Lego Set - Found here on Amazon


I haven't met a kid yet that didn't love LEGOS - combine that with trucks & you've got the perfect gift.





Seven - Ten Year Old Boys



1) Passback Junior Composite Football. Found here on Amazon.


How it works! The flat end of the Passback Football allows it to bounce right back to you. Throw the blunt end against a hard surface and it come spiraling back! No need for expensive rebounder nets or throwing machines. We love the idea of playing outdoors, getting exercise and away from electronics!



2) SpringFlower Shooting Game. Found here on Amazon. The set includes everything you need for a fun-filled day! Great for all ages and provides hours of fun. Another great idea that keeps them busy outdoors! It’s safe and worry- free play.




3) ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Brain Game and STEM Toy. Found here on Amazon. This is a Toy of the Year Award Winner. This brain game develops critical skills and has 60 challenges from beginner to expert and is one of the best gifts you can buy for boys and girls age 8 and up. Gravity Maze is great because it provides independent play and develops critical thinking skills. My daughter who is an OT used this game frequently

while working with some of her older kids at work and she highly recommends

it!



4). The Cube. Found here on Amazon. Comes with 4 games: Catch me (press all red lights), Remember me (remember the sequence and press), Follow me (find & press the flash light in right position) and Chase me (find and press the flash light). Its great for home or travel and the volume is adjustable. The game can help improve brain skills and hand-eye coordination. It’s easy to learn and offers just the right amount of challenge. I would definitely buy this game for all of my grandkids, as they like a challenge! Great for both a boy or girl.



Seven - Ten Year Old Girls


1) Melissa & Doug Created by Me! Butterfly Fleece Quilt No-Sew Craft Kit. Found here on Amazon. This is a knot-together, fleece quilt craft kit that you just tuck and tie. It’s a great hands-on, creative screen-free activity that would be fun to do together with your granddaughter. The finished size is a 4x5 foot quilt.



2) Fujifilm instax Mini 9 Instant Camera. Found here on Amazon. This is a fun and simple camera that takes clear pictures which makes for a great gift for your granddaughter!



3) AmyHomie Mermaid Tail Blanket. Found here on Amazon. If you’re struggling to choose a unique gift for your granddaughter, this is a GREAT choice! This blanket is crocheted by hand and is perfect for nap time, cozy movie nights on the sofa, car trips or sleepovers. It’s suitable for all seasons, any occasion and is machine washable. Make your granddaughters mermaid tail dreams come true!



4) Here’s a fun Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone. Found here on Amazon. Sing anytime, anywhere! It supports Android, iPhone, iPad, iOS and all smartphones, with Bluetooth connections. Simply connect your microphone to your bluetooth device, or use a wired USB connection to easily open your singing app on your phone, computer, or tablet. It has built-in two high-quality stereo speakers, perfect for birthday parties or family gatherings. Your kids, family and friends will love this popular mini microphone. Makes a great gift!




Ten Years Old + Boys


1) Skateboards have been around for a long time and are still very popular today.

There are so many styles to choose from and price ranges for everyone. Pick a theme that you know they will like.

Found here on Amazon.com.

Make sure they have a helmet for safety.





2) Everyone loves a good Hoodie.

They are comfortable and come in a variety of colors.

This particular one is found on Kohls.com.

but can be found almost anywhere you shop for clothing.





3) Fun socks are a great gift for anyone. Perfect for stocking stuffers.


These are from sockittome.com

and the patterns are endless.





4). Vans are easy on, easy off, very comfortable and come in a variety of colors. These Classic Slip-ons came to the scene in the early 70's and became the rage in Southern California. They gained international attention when they were worn by Sean Penn in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High. They are still one of the most popular shoes today , on or off the skateboard.

They can be found on Vans.com.






Ten Years Old + Girls



1) The Jewelry Jam will be a favorite of all ages. Mix, match and make your own. Design it for yourself or someone special with this creative kit. You can find this on Kohls.com






2) Shackets and flannel shirts seem to be very popular this year. The flannel shirts are cozy and great to throw on over a t-shirt or to wear alone. The Shackets are a fun addition to warm you up on a cool day and come in so many fun colors. This Shacket is sherpa lined and can be found on Gap.com.



3) Lip gloss and nail polish are always a favorite. These sets could also be split up and divided into several stockings.


These sets are found at Target.com and are only $10.00 each.





4) Point, shoot, and keep: it's that simple with the Polaroid Now. Get your pictures in an instant and have your memories in print to start your own photo memory book.


This comes in many colors and an optional starter it. It can be found on us.polaroid.com.








Uggs are a favorite of mine. The quality is always dependable. This sherpa blanket would be an awesome find under the tree. So cozy and warm and perfect for all ages, boys and girls.

This one can be found on Bedbathandbeyond.com

It is more expensive than some of the other cozy blankets at $49.00 but is one they will want to keep for a very long time. Keep an eye out for their 20% off coupon.








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