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It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is here. It’s such a magical time of year, but it can be stressful as a parent. I’m here to make your life easier! I’ve rounded up some super practical, fun, and easy gift ideas for your kids. I talk, in depth, about a couple of my favorite brands, so read on to see my holiday gift guide for kids!
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR KIDS
Picking out toys for your children seems like it’d be a simple task, but for us a lot of thought goes into it! When buying gifts for the holidays, I prefer to stick to a few brands I know and love. Kohl’s serves as a one-stop shop for several of the brands I like!
WHAT TYPES OF GIFTS SHOULD I BUY FOR MY CHILD?
1 / Gifts that allow you to spend time together.
When picking out gifts for my children, I try to choose ones that can be played independently and foster relationships through play. For example, the Fisher Price Disney Princess castle is a great toy for open-ended and solo play. However, it is also is a useful toy for my toddler to use when her friends come over, or sometimes she can even convince my husband to play “princesses” with her.
The Fisher Price Little People series is one of our favorite collections. Gracie has the bus and the airplane, as well as the farm and now the castle! She loves to create a little town where her characters go from the farm to the treehouse via plane or bus. She creates little profiles for each character and tells stories as she plays. It’s fascinating (and totally adorable) to watch.
2 / Gifts that can be used long-term and/or passed down.
Now that I’m a mother to two little girls, I see the value in buying gifts that can be used for many years. Melissa & Doug is probably my favorite brand to purchase for my girls. Their products are almost all wooden, which helps them hold up for many years. Gracie plays with her Melissa & Doug sweeping set every time I clean the house! She loves feeling like she’s helping me (and she actually was in this photo)!
A couple of years ago, for Gracie’s second Christmas, she got a play kitchen. We bought several Melissa & Doug play food sets! They have a pizza set, and ice cream and pasta set, and several other adorable items. We just got her the play coffee maker for her birthday this past May!
Since we’re talking brands that keep well, LEGO is another one that we’ve purchased before. We keep ours organized in a couple of tubs, and it helps us keep track of the pieces, This way, when Norah is old enough, she can play with LEGO’s too! I also love that there’s lots of creative freedom when playing with LEGO’s.
3 / Gifts that foster creativity and imagination.
The Disney Princess bead necklace set in the photo below is a great toy because Gracie gets to create a piece unique to her. The way she arranges the beads, and whether she wants a bracelet, necklace, or anklet is all her own decision-making!
This necklace-making toy also allows us to spend time together while creating something. We made ‘friendship necklaces’ and as you can tell fro the photo, Gracie was so happy.
Hot Wheels is another brand that allows for endless creativity. Grace likes to line up her Hot Wheels cars and pretend that her mini Disney Princesses are riding on them to their castle. Fun fact: I used to collect Hot Wheels when I was younger! Cars aren’t just for boys 😉
Buying gifts for the holidays is easier than ever to purchase online then pick up in stores. I take advantage of this feature often now with two children in tow! Also, if you do decide to shop at Kohl’s for your kids’ gifts this year, you can easily earn Kohl’s cash to redeem later on!
What is on your kid’s holiday wish list?
Hopefully this holiday gift guide for kids was helpful to you! Thank you so much for reading!
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