In this post, I’m sharing some gift ideas for kids. (If you missed yesterday’s post, I shared a list of baby gifts).
In terms of age range, most of this list is on the younger side. I don’t have school-age kids yet, and while there are definitely a few ideas on here that would work for older kids, I don’t really have a grasp on age ranges that I haven’t directly parented yet.
I would say most of these ideas are for 3-5 year olds!? We actually own a bunch of the things on this list, so I can personally vouch for them.
Here’s a list of gift ideas for kids:
The girls are just starting to get really into pretend play, and they have a fascination with normal transactional situations–for example, they’ll spend hours “checking passports” on the playground at the park LOL. I feel like they’d go ballistic over this cash register set for when they play “store.”
Char’s favorite thing to do is help Tyler with projects around the house. I can totally see her following him around with this thing.
We have this cute new tradition where the girls host Tyler and I at a tea party in the living room before bathtime in the evening. They drape a blanket over the coffee table and take our orders and run back and forth to their play kitchen grabbing us “dinner” and refilling our tea cups with imaginary tea. It’s the kind of thing I always dreamed of when we used to talk about having a family.
I’ve looked at a lot of play kitchens over the years–on behalf of my own kids and for my friends–and this is by far the cutest I’ve seen (barring any DIY venture with the Ikea version, of course). So cute with this coordinating cooking set too.
Perfect stocking stuffer for the accessory-obsessed little girl.
I feel like I’m always caught between wanting to buy the girls the most aesthetically pleasing clothes/toys and knowing deep down in my heart that the right thing to do is just get them the dang Frozen gloves.
This doll house was the HIT of Christmas last year. Char keeps her Maileg mice in it, and Emmie is obsessed with it now too.
Overpriced but so ridiculously adorable. We have a few of these, and the girls are extremely attached.
(I put this on the baby gift guide but think it would be great for kids too!!) We use the All Over Ointment as body lotion, bathe the girls in the lavender body wash every night, and LOVE the chest rub for when they are sick. They also have really cute bath bombs that would be such a fun stocking stuffer. (Use my link for 10% off!).
These are so cute, right? One of my favorite gifts to give little boys, but my girls love them too.
The girls’ Hydroflasks are hanging on by a THREAD, so I think I’m going to grab a couple of these mini Yeti tumblers for their stockings this year.
I’ve posted about these a million times this year, and I stand by my public obsession. They are amazing quality, spill proof, and SO FUN for on-the-go lunches.
These are not not messy, but they are way less messy than paint. One of my favorite mom diversions is to send the girls outside with these and their easel. These would make a great stocking stuffer.
I think the girls are almost old enough for this–maybe next year? I love the idea of having them take pictures of our travels and such so they can document and save the memories through their own eyes.
This is totally silly, but i just have to mention this puppy chair. We gave this to Charlotte on Christmas the year she had just turned one, and the girls still use it every single day. It’s much cheaper than the Pottery Barn version (although in a perfect world, I’d have an embroidered faux fur chair for each girl) and has held up surprisingly well.
These are some of our favorite jammies. They kind of stretch as the girls grow? They are so soft and come in the cutest patterns.
I bought these for Charlotte at the beginning of quarantine in 2020, and the girls still use them EVERY DAY. It’s crazy how much use we’ve gotten out of them.
I love to throw sunglasses in my girls’ stockings. Be honest: do you guys think it’s completely ridiculous that I’m seriously considering buying this multipack and saving for the next year of holidays? Hearts for Valentine’s Day, Flowers for Easter, etc. They love wearing them but of course we lose them all the time.
It’s a pre-weekend pick me up: just a little note with links to the latest blog posts, what I’m reading lately, and products I’m obsessed with. Think of it as a friend dropping off a surprise latte in the morning--you know?