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2021 Holiday Gift Guide: For Kids

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Fun presents for kids.

We read reviews, scrolled our favorite websites and peaked in our own kids rooms to find you the best 2021 gifts for toddlers & kids this holiday season. No matter who you are buying for, there’s bound to be plenty a great options for gifts. To narrow down your search, we’ve compiled a list of our top 17 gifts for kids. These are the gifts they’ll play with over and over again. Keep reading to shop our picks. You can find all the products we recommend for kids here.

If you haven’t already, check out our holiday guide to the best activity sets for kids too. While toys are fun, activities that strengthen our kids’ mind and heart are even better. We compiled a list of the best crafts, learning games and more! Consider it your non-toy gift guide.

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Target

Something Good by Marcy Campbell

A sensitive, timely and ultimately uplifting portrayal of how an elementary school struggles, copes, and heals together after “something bad” is discovered written on the wall. This book is on my personal shopping list.


Amazon

Retevis RT628 Walkie Talkies

Who doesn’t remember the possibilities of walkie talkies? These two-way radio toys are perfect for a huge variety of uses indoors & out. Reviews say these ones have great sound quality.


Serena & Lily

Serena & Lily

Kids' Riviera Play Table & Chairs

Family-friendly. Our durable Riviera Play Table & Chairs get a lot of love. No matter how messy my kids’ latest art project or afternoon snack gets, this miniature dining set is remarkably easy to clean.


Amazon

Rocket Piggy Bank

Know an aspiring little astronaut? The vibrant colors, and upright position of this out this world piggy bank inspire children to stand tall and proud. Our son proudly displays this piggy bank in his room, while saving for his own adventures.


Crate & Kids

Plan Toys Victorian Dollhouse

“I’ll take this dollhouse in life-sized please.” With three floors (including an attic), front doors, and even windows that open and close, this detail-rich dollhouse requires nothing more than pure imagination. For a more rustic spin on imaginative play, check out Crate & Kids treehouse play set.


Uncommon Goods

Personalized Moon & Stars Nightlight

Waking up in the dark can be scary. This nightlight, with your child’s name or nickname carved into it is reminder that they are safe and exactly where they belong. Also available in an unicorn and space designs.


The Tot

Loog Mini Guitar

Small in size, but big on exciting features, this musical instrument will have your tot ready to rock in no time!  It’s the best-selling guitar on Kickstarter ever for a reason. With this mini guitar and its accompanying app, kids can play songs on day one, encouraging them keep on playing and learning. If your ears can handle it, an electric guitar is also available.


Amazon

Puzzle Fidget Toy

Fidget poppers are at the top of my kids’ Christmas lists. This ones unique in that it’s a popper and a puzzle, The endless options of patterns will keep kids brainstorming, while also helping them calm their mind.


Minted

Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art

This personalized art work has a special spot in my daughter’s room & heart. We personalize it with 30 of her favorite photos and special memories. Your child will love the daily reminder of their own magical moments.


Amazon

Squeakee The Balloon Dino

I didn’t jump on the hot toy bandwagon last year, with Squeakee The Balloon Dog, but this years Dinosaur edition has me tempted to add it to my shopping list. This guy’s inflated with fun and personality. With 70 plus sounds and reactions. He’s a stompin’, chompin’, dancin’ Balloon Dinosaur!


Target

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Camera

This instant camera was at the top of my daughter’s list for Santa last year. Now it’s on my son’s list, though at 4 he’ll likely need a bit of adult supervision. If your looking for an affordable camera, that get’s your child’s snapshots and selfies off of your phone and onto their walls this is the one!


Amazon

JOYSTAR Totem Kids Bike

A great bike for boys and girls 2-9 years old. It’s made of premium steel to survive the bumps of learning and also happens to be exceptionally cute. Stable training wheels are included for the early rider.


Slightly Choppy

Custom Flag

We customized a pennant for our son with our last name, but the options are endless. Choose your flag color, type, and text, then Slightly Choppy will build a custom flag perfectly suited for your loved one.


Pottery Barn Kids

My First Chelsea All-in-1 Play Kitchen

Three kids and 5 years, and this little play kitchen is loved just as much as day one. Maybe even more. It’s an all-in-one stove, oven and refrigerator with tons of interactive opportunities.


Serena & Lily

Newport Lounger

Looking for a bean bag chair your kid will love but that won’t break you back during story time? Serena & Lily took the classic beanbag and gave it a killer sail-inspired shape that perfects the lounge position. We read books in ours every night.


Amazon

Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes

Easy to use with amazing results: This scratch art box includes 125 easy to use rainbow mini notes which kids can use to jot down notes, etch doodles, and create cool illustrations and designs.


Uncommon Goods

Sailing Ship Kite

I get a lot of inquiries into where we got the ship kit hanging from my son’s ceiling. This is it and it’s actually a real kite! Whether you’re using it for decor or outdoor fun it usually sells out quick. Get on the waitlist if you don’t snag it in time.

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