The Best Kid's Christmas Gifts and Shopping Guide for 2022
Our favorite time of year is here and we just love shopping for gifts for our family and friends! Together, we've put together the best gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Many of these gifts we have purchased ourselves and are used regularly with our own grandchildren. We've also kept the price point in mind because of our growing families and have found the best mid-range gifts and stocking stuffers. Be sure to watch our social media stories on InstaGram and FaceBook because we'll be adding to these gift guides over the coming weeks and sharing shopping links. We believe that the best gifts are those given with love, and it is our hope that you enjoy our Christmas Gift Guides. Let's get shopping friends!!
This 4-piece set from EZPZ includes a tiny bowl, tiny cup, spoon and two tiny spoons. The all in one placemat and plate suction to the high chair and can easily be taken for dinners out. Your grandchild will begin solid foods their 1st year of life and this is the perfect gift for beginner eaters. The tiny cup is designed to fit baby's mouth and hands. Soft silicone protects baby's developing teeth. Slight arc of spoon can be used for dipping and scooping. Sensory bumps on the spoon bowl activate sensory awareness to decrease gagging and choking. It is made of 100% food grade silicone, BPA, BPS, PVC, lead and phthalate free. Easy to clean with warm soapy water or in the dishwasher. You can find this feeding set here.
This 20 piece pack of textured balls, numbered blocks and animal buddies help babies explore textures and work on fine and gross motor skills. My grandkids loved to play with all the different textures. Easy to wipe clean. You can find this 20 piece pack here.
I have found that my grandchildren love music - maybe because their Gigi always has music playing at her home. This activity mat is for ages 0-36 months and can entertain your grandchild with 4 modes: laying, sitting, tummy time and take-along; the included piano toy ages up with your growing grandchild. I love anything Baby Einstein and have bought many items from this brand. There are 70+ sounds and activities and 25+ minutes of music; includes 7 detachable toys. Mat is machine washable. Click here to view the item. Your grandchildren will be sure to love this. My 2 1/2 month old granddaughter is loving hers.
This steal of a deal is 40% off on Amazon and your grandchildren will be entertained during the summer months. Plan ahead and get them this fun table while it is a great deal. My grandchildren loved their water table and it provided hours of fun for them. Little Tikes is a brand you can trust. We are on our 5th grandchild to play with the same water table so it holds up extremely well. For water fun, click here to order.
Another great item from Baby Einstein. More than just a lullaby machine , the Sea Dreams Soother comforts baby with classical melodies, soothe, and glow light effects. Fits most crib rails and has a remote control that works up to 12' away. I loved this so much - I have one for my house as well. This lullaby machine can be found here on Amazon.
This adorable 9.84" fabric doll is machine washable and is safe for babies to mouth but the timelessness of the design makes this the perfect 1st doll for your grandchild. It is machine washable and can be found here. I recently ordered this for my granddaughter's 1st Christmas and it is so very soft. There are many different sizes, outfits and colors of hair to choose from.
This baby soother, moonlight and melodies are made by Skip Hop - another brand you can trust. I have this in my grandchildren's room at my home and I love it as do my grandkids. With plug-in power, this nightlight offers multiple ways to soothe baby and toddlers, including music, lights and projection. It soothes with eight gentle melodies and calming nature sounds. You can also purchase a smaller one to go on the stroller. Click here to purchase.
This adorable personalized baby brush can be purchased here on Etsy . The bristles, made from goat hair, are gentle and soft on the scalp and the brush promotes not only healthy hair growth but also reduces cradle cap. The baby hair brush is 1.6 inches wide and 5.90 inches long. Perfect for your grandchild's first baby brush and a wonderful keepsake.
Melissa and Doug Pull-Back Vehicle Set (4 cars and trucks with carrying case). Your grandchild just pulls them back and releases them to see them zoom across the floor. This set provides so much fun and joy in their eyes. In this set, there is a school bus, family car, fire truck and police car. They are soft vehicles and the perfect size for their little hands. You can find them here.
This 12 colorful blocks and a rotating base can be found here at Pottery Barn Kids. This is a classic wooden toy and it offers hours of shape sorting fun and developmental play for your grandchild.
These stepping stones are designed to develop kids' balance and body coordination with joy. It promotes kids' sensory integration within the daily exercise. You can firmly place these stones on carpet, floor, grass, etc. You can find them here.
This indoor trampoline is a great deal at 67% off listing price and is a great gift for your very active grandchild. Can be used solo or for two kids at one time. It holds up to 180 lbs. You can find this trampoline here.
This pretend flower garden toy set is made with eco-friendly materials, BPA-free, non-toxic and no smell. It allows creativity with your young grandchildren to build, match and sort. They can mix and match pieces to create flowers and it comes with a carry box to organize. This is the perfect gift for the budding gardener in your life. You can find it here.
This is the perfect fairy house tent for your little princess. This provides a private space for your grandkids to entertain themselves, read and relax. The tent can accommodate up to 3 kids at the same time. Dimensions are 55" x 53" inches. Comes with tent, poles, connectors and star lights & it's 30% off. Find it here.
This space shuttle rocket consists of two astronauts, a spaceship, a first-stage rocket, a second-stage rocket and 4 boosters. The astronauts are movable and kids can role play on a cosmic adventure. This super cool rocket is also a mini projector. Slideshows with three themes of space, galaxy and planets, 32 photos in total. This is the perfect educational gift for any child interested in science, the universe, spaceships, galaxies and more. You don't have to travel to another galaxy to see this, just click here.
This great gift from Fat Brain Toys is a cozy pillow swing and is great for napping, reading or just hanging out. It can be used indoors in a playroom or bedroom or outdoors attached to a tree. Easy to assemble and can hold up to 220 lbs. My granddaughter received this for her 3rd birthday and she's now 5 and still loves her little hangout spot outside. Easy to wash and dry. Grandparents why not pair this swing with some of their favorite books to make the perfect gift. You can find it here.
This is the perfect gift for your grandchild that loves zoo animals and dominoes. All pieces are made of quality, solid wood, colored with non toxic paint. This gift from Fat Brain Toys encourages spatial reasoning, concentrations, patience and planning. Hours of fun can be found here.
Let your little ones have active imaginations with the Magic Tree from Fat Brain Toys. Part of the Timber Tots magic forest range of toys include: two 5 cm animal figures and 10 accessories. This tree house features a fun lift, swing, slide and a hideaway. Tree pops up to reveal hidden rooms inside: living room, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and garage. All accessories fit inside the tree for simple storage and it has a carry handle for easy transportation. To see the Magic Tree, click here.
This Roll & Bounce Tower is from Fat Brain Toys. Watch the ball drop, bounce and land into the funnel! Teaches cause and effect and is fascinating to watch it go again and again. Includes 27 track/tower pieces and 3 dual-tone balls. To begin the fun, click here.
This Melissa & Doug slice and bake cookie set makes an ideal gift for kids age 3-5. It is a sweet introduction to pretend play inspiring children to bake, decorate and serve cookies, while practicing fine motor skills and learning number concepts. Melissa and Doug toys have been around for more than 30 years. My grandkids love this set with their play kitchen and I know yours will, too. To get started baking, head here.
WOODEN RACE TRACK CAR Ramp-Made from high quality wood and non-toxic water-based paint comes with 4 bright racer cars that are set off from the top parking lot and then slides and races down the rainbow race track to the bottom. This provides visual tracking, hand-eye coordination, and helps with attention span. Young children also learn dexterity and repetition through playing and improves their thinking skills. Easy to hold and navigate and will provide lots of fun play time. This adorable race track can be found at this link on Amazon.
Bubble Lawn Mower has realistic engine and gear sounds and encourages pretend garden play with lots of fun bubbles! Who said yard work had to be boring? Mowing with dad can be lots of fun and found at this link!
Mini Deluxe 3 wheel Scooter with Learn-To Steer design has a stable ride that supports toddlers and small children as they master balance and coordination. Incredibly strong and lightweight with an adjustable handlebar that grows with your child. They'll love riding this award winning scooter and it can be found at this link.
Workbench with realistic tools and electric drill. Cultivate your child's imagination and motor skills while providing countless hours of versatile and constructive play! It can be purchased at this link.
Car Name Puzzle -Inspired by the Montessori technique, children can play with their puzzle by themselves while learning to spell their name. Puzzles help your child to develop motor skills, color and shape recognition and this best-selling name puzzle can be found HERE on Etsy.
This Play Food Set with Cuttable Toy Fruit, Wood Tray and Wood Knife is a great method of having kids actively and engagingly learn about vegetables at an early age. Pretend play encourages expressive language and we love that the food has magnetic joints which holds the fruit pieces together, and allows the child to then "slice" them apart. This makes a perfect addition to a play kitchen. Grandson approved and found here on Amazon!!
Toddler LCD Writing Tablet, Doodle Board is so easy and fun to use! It's very lightweight and can be used on an airplane, car, restaurant and more. The tablet operates with a built in battery that can be replaced so no charging or plugging into a power source. Our toddlers love doodling, practicing letters and numbers for hours on their tablet. With the push of a button the screen erases and they can start over again or they can push the lock key to save their content. LCD tablet can be found at this link on Amazon.
4 in 1 Storybook Projector has a 30 minute timer, can work as a portable night light and provides a goodnight serenade. We all love to hear stories before bed and this projector has 8 classic stories and 64 scenes with pictures and voices. We've found it to be a great way to get little ones to wind down and helps them to relax. Purchase at this link on Amazon.
PicassoTiles - We can't say enough about how much we love these magnetic tiles! The grandkids play with these daily and we especially love to take them along to a restaurant as it keeps them busy at the table while waiting for their meal to arrive. There are no limitations, build as big as desired by adding more pieces to create any design. We love the colors and geometrical shapes so much so that we have a set at Mimi and Papa's house. It's a common occurrence to have Papa build a "tower" before the grandkids come over to play. Picasso Tiles are a must have and will never go out of style. Purchase at this link on Amazon.
Balance Bike is a great beginner bike for toddlers that cultivates confidence while developing balance and coordination and will help them to more easily transition to a "big-kid" bike one day. A balance bike is safe as it reduces the risk of injury by having their feet and frame low to the ground allowing them to practice their balancing skills instead of relying on training wheels. Be sure to strap on a helmet and let them ride at their own pace!! To shop, be sure to click on this Amazon link.
Little Tikes 2-in-1 Pirate Ship Ride-On Toy and Play Set allows your child to develop their motor skills as they sail the pretend seas with realistic pirate ship sounds such as cannon, fog horn, bell and anchor dropping into the water. It's a pirate play set and pirate riding toy in one.....Arrrr matey! Be sure to follow this link to shop on Amazon.
Melissa & Doug Shape-Sorting Wooden Dump Truck - comes with nine brightly-colored wooden blocks in different shapes and two wooden play figures. This is a great toy at a great value and provides hours of fun. It can be found at this Walmart link.
5-10 Year Old Girls
If your granddaughter loves unicorn and rainbows like mine do, then look no further. This stuffed plush unicorn brings magic to any room. It is from FAO Schwarz; however, it is sold at Target for a very reasonable price. It is super cuddly and plays sounds and lights up when your grandchild hugs it. No worries though the lights and sounds can be turned off at bedtime leaving your grandchild with an incredibly soft animal to hug. The magic begins here.
If your grandchildren love the Disney movie, Encanto, like two of mine do then they will love the singing Mirabel doll playing "Waiting on a Miracle". Mirabel comes with her iconic green glasses, purple pom pom earrings and magenta espadrille shoes and a magical candle. These will be sure to sell out fast from Target. Click here to orders yours. Target also has the singing Isabela doll as well.
For the budding artist in your family, your grandchild will be sure to love this 120 pack glitter gel pens to do their crafting, doodling, art designs and journaling with. There are 60 glitter coloring pens, 60 refills and a travel case. Gigi Susie actually loves coloring with these as well. You can find them here.
Easy-to-make crafts that include: a bracelet, headband, adorable stuffie, bunny pouch, pin cushion, backpack and a cool phone case. This is a great way to instill the love of crafting and sewing to children. This kit can be found here.
Botley helps your grandchildren learn early STEM skills while playing and having fun. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and this is a toy that promotes STEM, completely screen-free play and a great deal at 42% off. You will need 5 AAA batteries and a Phillips screwdriver nearby to begin the fun. You can find Botley here.
Your grandchild can make their own molded soaps and bath bombs while learning about essential chemistry principles in the process. Another STEM product and this kit is compatible with other kits in the ooze labs line. This kit was awarded: A Parents' Choice Recommended Award winner and a Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award. To get your kit, click here.
LatchKits Mini Rug Owl. Your grandkids can make this and hang on the wall or use as a mini rug. No sewing or cutting just easy to learn: loop, hook and pull.
This will provide your crafty grandchild with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Find the kits at this Amazon link.
This shimmer and sparkle deluxe tie dye studio comes with the tie dye station, 6 dye colors, rubber bands, white string, cotton bandana, hair scrunchy and instructions. Your grandchild can be as creative as they want tie dying their own shirts, tote bags and accessories over and over again. This all-in-one kit can be found here.
This powerful 750 watt cake pop maker bakes 12 cake pops in just 4 minutes. Includes recipes for vanilla and lemon cake pops, cinnamon sugar donut holes and pancake bites.
For the grandchild that loves to bake and it's 49% off. You can find it here.
If you have granddaughters like mine and love to have a pretend tea party or they enjoy tea and scones, this beautiful hand-glazed porcelain tea set is for them. This set includes a teapot and four sets of cups and saucers. It is the perfect size for their sweet hands. So whether they have tea with their animals, dolls or friends, this makes the perfect gift for them. It is from Target and it is another FAO Schwarz hit. You can find it here at Target.
5 - 10 year old Boys
Kids 15 piece Outdoor Explorer Kit - A great way to discover the fun of a nature adventure! The explore kit includes all the tools kids needed for outdoor adventuring - compass, binoculars, flashlight, etc. This gift is great for all seasons and can be found at this Walmart link.
Walkie Talkies - Your grandkids will love this set, as much as ours! The walkie talkies have a built in flashlight, and 22 channels and 3+ KM range. Keep your kids connected to their friends, siblings, and especially you, or even when they’re just hiding out in their bedrooms. Purchase at this link on Walmart.
Mosaic Drill Set / Puzzle Kit- This is the best gift for kids providing hours of fun through hand eye coordination, motor skills and problem solving. The drill rotates slowly and really does screw in the bolts and screws! There are more than enough bolts to keep a child busy while making plenty of designs with more than 30 colorful patterns to create 2D/3D mosaic puzzles. This is hands down, another one of our grandsons favorite toys to play with. It can be purchased at this link on Amazon.
National Geographic Rock Tumbler Kit - Tumbling made easy! Just add rough rocks, grit, water and then tumble. This is such a fun way to start a beautiful rock collection with the rocks collected during an outdoor adventure together! Our 8yr old grandson is always asking to make polished rocks together! Make any stone sparkle and polish with this easy to use tumbler kit. Purchase at this link on Amazon.
Set of 2 Hover Soccer Ball -Kids can easily play on most any floor surface including hard wood and tile. The soccer ball has a rebound design with a soft foam bumper to protect furniture when playing indoors during cold and snowy weather. It’s a great way to promote physical fitness and strengthen their fine motor skills and is so much fun to play; the kids love them and can be found at this link on Amazon.
Telescope for kids - 70mm Large Aperture which makes the images brighter and clearer as well as a bigger field of vision which the kids love! It’s also equipped with a smartphone adapter and one wireless camera remote so you can take amazing photos to share with others. It’s very easy to assemble with simple instructions. Definitely makes a great telescope for starters. This can be found on Amazon at this link.
Frisbee Gold Disc Set Indoor/Outdoor - Play a Par 3 round of Disc Golf just like the pros! It’s perfect for indoor/outdoor family fun. This is a fun little game to have around the house for both kids 5+ and adults and can be found at this Amazon link.
Gravity Maze - Perfect for getting kids off the screen and exercising their brains! Gravity Maze allows you to play your way through the challenges while building spatial reasoning and planning skills. It comes with 60 fun-filled beginner to expert challenges that become increasingly difficult as you play through them! Gravity Maze can be found at this link on Amazon.
Magnetic Tiles Marble Race - Picasso Tiles has done it again and this is another favorite activity in our home! The kids love building their designs and making adjustments to get the balls all the way to the end. This is a fantastic educational toy and the kids enjoy playing with it for hours. The "marble" is much larger than your standard marble, more like a small ball and it's weighted. Your kids will have tons of fun while learning and it can be found at this link on Amazon.
Stomp Rocket Dueling Stomp Racers - Kids can challenge each other to a race with this kid-powered Stomp Rocket Racer. Two kids can launch their cars at the same time to see who gets to the finish line first! You can easily pack it and take to the park or beach and then be amazed at how many kids and adults want to play. Stomp Rockets have earned lots of awards for getting kids active and interested in STEM subjects and can be found at this link on Amazon.
Dino Egg Dig Kit - This kit allows your child to feel like a real paleontologist excavating up unique toy dinosaurs from the Dino eggs. Find a T-Rex, Pterodactyl, stegosaurus and more! After digging up a Dino, try to match up the appropriate card to your dinosaur and learn more about it. The Dino Egg Dig Kit can be purchased at this Amazon link.
Rush Hour Traffic Jam Brain Game - This brain game is the classic traffic jam logic game and one of the all-time most popular STEM toys for kids ages 8 and up! There are 40 fun challenges from beginner to expert that become increasingly difficult as you play through them. The player is a traffic cop in the Rush Hour Traffic Jam Puzzle and the object is to get the red car off the road. It can be purchase at this Amazon link.
Who could resist this cozy RSQ Print Sherpa jacket from Tilly's. It comes in several colors and just the right weight for comfort and warmth in many regions. It can be found here.
A Perfect addition to this jacket would be one of these fun sherpa cross body bags. Fun fur in many colors as well as colorful faux leather options. They are quite the rage right now and perfect as a gift or stocking stuffer. These can be found here.
Nerf guns never go out of style. The Nerf Fortnite SP-L Elite Dart Blaster captures the look and colors of the one in the popular video game. It has a detachable barrel so it