Today I’m breaking down all of my favorite gifts I’ve found to give to KIDS for Christmas! Over the years I’ve given gifts that were a total hit, and some I regretted (ie: a forgettable toy with a zillion different pieces).
While I tried to keep my list fairly gender neutral…I just have a much better handle on toys my boys love 😉 I’ve included many gifts we have given the boys over the years that they actually still play with to this day. The thought of getting a dozen new toys is completely overwhelming. So I stuck to the classics in our house that keep kids attention and that don’t have a million parts to keep track of.
1. THE ESSENTIAL CALVIN & HOBBES || 2. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN || 3. LITTLE PEOPLE BIG DREAMS: COCO CHANEL || 4. HARRY POTTER SPECIAL EDITION BOXED SET || 5. POCKET MICROSCOPE || 6. ROCK TUMBLER || 7. TEAMSON MODERN PLAY KITCHEN || 8.BUBBIMAL BUBBLES || 9. CHILDREN’S PATCH SET || 10. NERF REFILL PACK || 11. MAGNA-TILES || 12. KNIT BLANKET || 13. TEDDY BEAR || 14. PLAY-DOH || 15. WRITING TABLET
NERF GUNS: Like it or not, we are a nerf gun family. My boys are absolutely obsessed. It’s the toy they gravitate to the most, especially when friends are over. Bradley asked for this clear light-up Nerf gun last year and it’s actually really cool!
NERF REFILL PACK: If you’re going to be a Nerf mom you MUST have plenty of bullets. (they are like socks…they like to disappear everywhere)
RAZOR SCOOTERS AND/OR MICRO KICK BOARD: My kids play ride their scooters way more than their bikes right now. They are easy to throw in the back of my car and take to the park. Eli loves his Micro Kick Board so much. I love that it’s well made and just his size! And if you accidentally run your car over it like I did last week, they sell every single piece individually so you can put it back together!
THE ESSENTIAL CALVIN & HOBBES: My boys are really into comic books. Calvin is funny and my boys crack up over these comics over and over.
WALKIE TALKIES FOR KIDS: These have been so fun for my kids! They do go through batteries fairly quick, but they giggle from one end of the house to the other saying “are you there? over! are you there? over!” They are also really fun for family vacations!
ONTEL MAGIC TRACKS : We have these and they are the best race car track we own! We have purchased so many plastic ones, but this one is so fun because the cars stay on the track and are motorized!
WOODEN TRAIN TRACKS FULL SET: I think a train set is one of the most important toys for kids. My kids use their creativity to create the tracks and you can’t beat a classic wooden set! These tracks are fun because there are so many wooden brands that are all the same size, so you don’t have to stick to one kind of wooden track. They are really fun to buy a little bit at a time and build up your collection.
WATER WOW! REUSABLE WATER-REVEAL ACTIVITY PADS: I am always buying new color revealing marker sets for Eli because my big boys use them all up! These are great markers “on the go” and they don’t make a mess! Adding a pack of these for Eli’s stocking!
LAKESHORE PRINTING LOWERCASE LETTERS PRACTICE BOOK: We got these letter practice books for a birthday party last year and I LOVE them. My older boys still struggle with their handwriting sometimes, and these make practicing fun. I have them each take a book and fill up a page with a letter, and then I circle my favorite letter out of all the ones they drew. Eli has learned how to write his name because of these books!
WATERPROOF RAIN BOOT: perfect for a rainy day, love the coral color.
DOMINOES FAMILY GAME SET: a classic fun game, my kids love creating fun shapes with them.
BATH BOMB MAKING KIT: a fun easy craft for your child who loves creating. The best part is she can use her creation in the bathtub!
SPIROGRAPH SUPER KIT: I think my boys would love these. This could be really fun for keeping them quiet at church.
GUMMY CANDY LAB SCIENCE KIT: A science experiment with candy?! Cash would die..I’m definitely getting this one for him.
KNIT REDHEAD DOLL: Such a cute doll!