Who Needs Cool Christmas Gifts For Kids?
Most parents, like myself, start looking for cool Christmas gifts for kids when it gets close to the holidays so that they can make Christmas even more special. Until I was a parent, I didn’t realize how much thought and effort parents put toward finding the perfect Christmas gift for their kids. When you’re on the receiving end, you just don’t realize what your parents go through trying to choose the right gift. If you’re anything like me, choosing a gift is extremely important, but it’s not always easy. This is the reason that I have learned to pay close attention to what my kids say, and I do research every year so that I’m sure to choose something my girls will enjoy playing with.
I’ve made some personal recommendations based on what toys my girls love and play with the most, and on my research. There are several categories you can choose from, and because kids have different interests at different ages, I’ve included a variety of toys for various age groups within each category. There is also some information at the beginning of each category to help you make the best decision for your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew, or any other child you may be buying for.
Don’t worry about making the wrong decision on a gift and disappointing your kids because there are some terrific options below. I’ve even started with my kid’s favorite toys, so who better to listen to than a kid?
Top Picks By My Girls
Perfect for Young Kids!
When I purchased the Disney Princess castle, I knew my girls would love it, but I had no idea they’d love it as much as they do. This castle gets played with probably more than any other toy they have. If you have a little girl to buy for, this is an excellent choice. I’ve also featured little people, princesses, to go with the castle. This castle is durable, and my girls love it. I hit a homerun with this one!
The blocks and train tracks are also toys my girls love, and they fight over who gets to play with it. Ever try to get two little ones to share? These toys are perfect for boys or girls of a variety of ages from toddlers on up to 2nd grade or so. Wooden blocks are a classic toy that just never gets old.[amazon_link asins=’B007J3FBKU,B00VJKT1BY,B000068CKY,B002S52VU2′ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’alisquidoo-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b655e416-45c7-11e7-8c69-e9f916ca5bd6′]
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Electronics For Kids
Electronics make great gifts for kids.
We all know that electronics are popular with children of all ages, from their first battery operated toy to video game systems and toy robots. Electronics make excellent gifts because kids are fascinated with anything electronic. It starts when they’re babies and learns that they can affect their world by pressing a button on an electronic toy. They press the button; lights light up, music plays, babies eventually learn that they made that action happen. When kids are older they improve their coordination with remote control cars; they improve their problem-solving skills with video games, there’s no end to how electronics can aid in learning. The most notable are leapfrog toys and other electronic books, which teach young kids numbers, letters, and colors. Electronic toys aren’t just educational though, that’s just a bonus, electronics are a lot of fun for kids of all ages.[amazon_link asins=’B004Z7H07K,B004M17H6I,B007XVYTNS,B0727WYW3K’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’alisquidoo-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’50d632d5-45c8-11e7-8c41-9fe1e33ab369′]
What To Consider When Shopping For Kids Christmas Gifts
How to choose a great gift.
Below are some things you should think about when purchasing a gift for a child. If you’re stuck between two gifts, going back to this list could help you narrow it down.
Consider the following:
- Child’s age and skill level
- Indoor or outdoor use
- Child’s specific interests
- Can you buy something they can share with a sibling?
- Will your child get the most value from this toy and use it for a long period?
- What has your child mentioned?
Spy Gear Spy Video TRAKR
Demonstration By A Kid
If this were around when I was a kid I would have gotten this for Christmas. Kids love spy toys, and this one is just a whole other level of spy gear. Watch the video to see how cool this one is.
Perfect for girls of all ages.
I have two little girls, so believe me when I say I know all about dolls. Most girls love dolls from an early age and enjoy playing with them with friends and siblings. Little girls like to pretend they’re the mommy and pretend play is an excellent way for them to learn about and process the world around them. The age of the little girl will dictate the type of doll purchased, and if she has a specific interest like Barbie or Cabbage Patch than adding one to her collection could be the perfect gift. If the girl is young, most likely she will love any realistic looking doll. Older girls may prefer a baby related to a tv show or a unique collection of toys.[amazon_link asins=’B00TLAZFKA,B0042ESFWU,B008B68HKA,B003NUSGS2′ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’alisquidoo-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’fb22158f-45c8-11e7-9560-954a9cc9487c’]
Bikes And Scooters For Kids
Cool Christmas Gifts For Kids
Kids of all ages like toys that roll. Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and skates all make excellent choices for a kids gift. Which one you choose will depend on the age of the child, so be sure to check recommended ages. I think the Ripstik is a really cool toy, and they’re popular right now. It’s a skateboard, only different. I also really love the scooters, but all of these are great because they keep your child active. Do you remember your first bike or scooter?[amazon_link asins=’B000FKALU4,B000J2HYN0,B00FQT2JKE,B00JH3D4VS’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’alisquidoo-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’448d8db2-45c9-11e7-91c5-5578da5e7b55′]
Science Kits For Kids
Cool Christmas Gifts For Kids That Love Science
All children are curious, and science lends itself well to curiosity. Science toys can teach kids a lot. Shhhh, don’t tell them that though. These science toys will allow your kids to have fun while learning. What’s better than that?
Most kids ask for a telescope, microscope, or some other science toy at some point in their lives. I have chosen two that I think are excellent choices for any kid who loves science or is curious about how things work.[amazon_link asins=’B0036Z7EC8,B01GWZ1J2O,B0000683A4,B000RQES28′ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’alisquidoo-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e4c0d5d1-45cb-11e7-a084-b1ccf645c169′]
Arts And Crafts
Christmas Gift The Fosters Creativity.
My kids have the Melissa and Doug deluxe standing easel, and they love it! Like my girls, most kids love to draw, paint, or color, and they have a natural creative ability. You can foster that creativity by providing them with a variety of arts and crafts toys and supplies.They will be covering your refrigerator with art in no time!
Gift Ideas For Kids Of All Ages
Make a list of any that you like and you can search for them below.
If you’d like some more ideas for kids gifts, this is an excellent video that goes over one gift for each age for a boy and a girl from ages 1 -18. This video is for last year, but all of the options are still relevant for this year as well.
About Me and How I Go About Buying Cool Christmas Gifts For Kids
Hi, I’m Jeff Wise
I’ve been a parent since 2017 and yes, I was a kid for many years, and that means I know about cool Christmas gifts for kids. It also means I have experience with toys during the holidays and know the emotions that go with it as a child and parent.
We don’t want to spoil our children, go over budget or give them toys they don’t even want. Always plan by talking with your kids about what they might want and always plan in advance by saving money. I’m a big fan of setting aside a certain amount of money each month. You can either put it in the bank or stuff it away in a special envelope called, “Christmas Money.”
I also advise people to read tons of reviews like you will find on my Squidoo pages because you want to know what other parents think about certain toys.
The last advice I want to give you is to have fun with it. Don’t stress out during the holidays because it will steal the joy away. Enjoy giving to your kids because seeing them happy is priceless.
What’s your favorite gift ever?
Tell me about your favorite Christmas and your favorite gift that you’ve received. Did you get just what you asked for? Or was your favorite Christmas one where your child loved their gift?
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