Holiday Gift Guide for Kids | 2022

Helping to create and then see the magic of Christmastime in my children’s eyes is one of (if not the) absolute best part about the holiday season for me. Whether it’s making cookies together in the kitchen, watching a holiday movie together, or seeing them light up on Christmas morning, I love it all.

With our kids, we follow a 4… kind of 5… gift rule. We get them each something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read. Then they get a toy from Santa – small, not expensive, and ready to be played with right away!

Something they want


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  1. Scooter – Give them an outlet for all those wiggles! And pair it with a helmet like this one for their “need” gift two kill two birds with one stone.
  2. Car Rug – This one is more of an investment gift, but I love the colors!
  3. Mosaic Drill Set (41% off) – Elliott got this last year and he has had so much fun with it. Help them develop fine motor skills while creating unique mosaic builds.
  4. Saucer Swing (20% off) – Oh how I wish I had a tree to hang this on for my kids! This would make a great combined gift for multiple kids.
  5. Binoculars – Kids are so curious. Whether they want to look for birds in the backyard or zoom in on the dog’s food, these are a blast.
  6. Busy Board (11% off) – This is best for young toddlers. Theia plays with hers almost every car ride!
  7. Dry Erase & Chalk Easel (50% off!!!) – Have an artsy kid? They’ll creating on this easel! I like that it’s a tabletop style so it doesn’t take up a lot of space.
  8. Digital Camera (12% off) – If you have a kid like mine who loves to steal my phone and fill it with hundreds of pictures of their forehead (bless him), they’ll love this!
  9. Candyland – We got this a few weeks ago and I’ve already lost track of how often we’ve played it. There’s no reading involved, so it’s great for littles who can’t read yet. Chutes and Ladders is another great one!
  10. Train Set – Brio trains are classic and will last decades – really! Elliott plays with Jordan’s old set when we go to his parents’ house. There are so many expansion packs that you can add and they all fit together. Make it a tradition and get them a new expansion every year!
  11. Shovel – If you live somewhere it snows, give your kid a shovel and you’ve just bought them endless entertainment!
  12. Piano (43% off) – Help your kid work the musical part of their brain with this fun, toddler sized piano.

Something they need


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  1. Jacket (That one is sold out, but this one is similar and is 55% off) – This sherpa lined jacket looks sooo cozy!
  2. Sunglasses (20% off) – These are polarized and stand up to lots of wear and tear!
  3. Water Bottle (15% off) – Each of my kids have one of these leak proof bottles. They come in tons of colors!
  4. Towel – I love a good hooded towel. I swear there’s nothing cuter!
  5. Backpack – Perfect for starting preschool, kindergarten, or just to stash all their goodies in.
  6. Camping chair (11% off) – Theia once sat in a mini camping chair for an hour straight because she thought it was so cool. This one comes in a bunch of cute different animal styles.
  7. Piggy Bank – You could wrap up a few dollars as well to get their savings started.
  8. Gymnastics Leotard – Every little girl in gymnastics needs a cute leo!
  9. Snow Boots (40% off)- To go with the shovel, duh!
  10. Sheets – I always loved to decorate my room as a kid (shocker). I bet yours will love a new set of fun sheets!
  11. Preschool Book – Elliott gets so excited to practice his letters with books like this.
  12. Sleeping bag (30% off) – I’m obsessed with the puppy head, and I bet your kid will be too.

Something to wear


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  1. Clip in Bows – I prefer smaller boys and am obsessed with these colors.
  2. Zipper Booties (40% off) – I love that the zipper means he’ll be able to get them on himself.
  3. Sherpa Lined Hoodie – If your toddler is anything like mine, they’ll never want to take this off!
  4. Button Down Shirt (30% off) – I often try to get them something to wear to church, and this would be perfect.
  5. Knit Tights – Perfect for under dresses or shorts, and the thickness will keep her warm.
  6. Dress Up (30% off) – Theia is getting to the age where she wants to pick her clothes and show them off – she’s going to love a fun dress up outfit!
  7. Jammies – Lou Lou and Co has been one of my favorites for super soft jammies for a while now. Plus, they have so many adorable prints.
  8. Boy’s Knit Shirt – These shirts are so versatile! Pair them with jeans or sweatpants.
  9. Ugg Boots (40% off) – Get yourself a pair to match while you’re at it.
  10. Girl’s Sweater – You can never have too many sweaters!
  11. Jeans – So versatile, yet we never seem to have enough pairs.
  12. Knit Dress – This would work great well into the spring.

Something to read


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  1. When I Am Big
  2. The Book with No Pictures
  3. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
  4. Where the Wild Things Are
  5. More Than a Little
  6. Our Little Adventures
  7. Tickle Monster
  8. The Napping House
  9. Bubbles
  10. I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew
  11. The World Needs Who You Were Made To Be
  12. Too Many Carrots

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