Thoughts By Natalie

Gift Ideas for Kids

51631383Choosing gifts to others is always fun, but shopping for kids is just the BEST. I honestly get so giddy when I purchase something for Jack and can’t wait to see the look on his face when he opens it. Below are 10 gift ideas for kids to help you shop for your favorite tiny humans this season.

One Thousand Things Book
And adorable illustrated book that helps kids discover new words covering everything from outer space to the human body. (We got it for Jack last year and he still loves it!)

Melissa and Doug Mail Sorter
With 6 letters and 6 removable stamps, little ones can sort the mail into the mailbox, then open the door with the wooden key for special delivery. Perfect for kids who get so excited when they see the mailman.

Balance Bike
A pedal-free beginner bike is a fun way to introduce a bicycle and help kids focus on their balance.

Pillowfort Pillow
Make their bedroom more special and playful with a pillow from Target’s adorable children’s brand, Pillowfort. This cactus is just too cute!

Guitar or Ukelele
For music-lovers, a little play guitar is a fun toy to encourage creativity.

Little Tikes Trampoline
A couple of Jack’s friends have these and I absolutely have it on his list—it’s a perfect way to help active kids get their energy out during the winter months when it’s harder to get outside and let them run wild.

Hanna Andersson Pajamas
These are the BEST! They’re organic, high quality and a perfect gift. I bought these for Jack and also got a matching set for myself (because why not?!).

Jellycat Stuffed Animal
Super soft and cuddly, these work for a wide variety of ages to play with during the day and snuggle with at night. I linked to the unicorn, but they have tons of different animals for boys or girls on Amazon, which you can peek at here.

Bruder Truck
I kid you not, the Bruder trash truck is the only thing Jack wants for Christmas. He tells our Elf on the Shelf every day! All of their trucks are incredibly realistic to keep kids entertained and playing for hours.

Fisher Price Code-A-Pillar
It’s never too early to start coding! For parents like me who love to nerd out, this is a super fun toy to get kids to be big thinkers. All of the segments can be arranged and rearranged to make near endless combinations for the Code-A-Pillar’s path. So fun!

Cuddle and Kind Doll
These ethically produced hand knit dolls (for boys and girls!) that also help feed hungry children. For every cuddle+kind doll sold, they give 10 meals to children in need.

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  • Victoria B
    December 1, 2016 at 11:26 am

    All of these ideas are so great! Makes me so excited for my son-to-be arriving next year!

  • April
    December 5, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Bruder trucks are the best. My son wanted the garbage truck last year for Christmas and he’s still playing with it!

    • Natalie Borton
      December 6, 2016 at 9:33 am

      Yes! I hear they really stand the test of time!

  • Courtney
    December 5, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Love the ukulele idea! Just ordered one for my 5 year old nephew.

  • Mary Beth Johnson
    December 5, 2016 at 11:06 am

    We have the fisher price code-a-pillar and even my older kids LOVE playing with it. It’s the favorite toy and we bring it to playdates. Ha! I’d also like to add Magnatiles to your list. Great for hand-eye coordination and scales well with age.

    • Natalie Borton
      December 6, 2016 at 9:32 am

      Yay! So glad to hear that it’s a good gift because Santa is definitely bringing it for Jack, haha. I’ve heard great things about Magnatiles too!!