Seeing the joy on a child’s face unwrapping the perfect gift is what makes the holidays so special. But kids become harder to shop for as they grow more discerning with age. Inspiring your child’s imagination and finding the perfect gift for them can be a challenge. We’ve rounded up some of this season’s hottest gifts alongside some of our tried-and-true favorites.
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar
The force is strong with this gift! The Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar is guaranteed to bring you and your child joy throughout the holiday season. The countdown to Christmas is made even more special by putting together the gift that’s waiting behind each door. Each is small and quick to assemble. This is the perfect gift for your little Jedi as you countdown to both Christmas and the new Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker. Click here to give this Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar!
Inspire the budding traveler in your life with a monthly subscription to Little Passports. Each month, they’ll love receiving a new adventure in the mail about a different destination. Little Passports makes learning about the world fun for the entire family, and it’s sure to get your favorite little one’s bucket list started early. Click here to give this Little Passports subscription!
Micro Kickboard Mini Scooter
Prepare for this to be your child’s favorite gift of the holiday season! This scooter is the perfect size, easy to use, and practically indestructible. It’s very lightweight and portable, making it easy to take it to the park or even on vacation. This gift will have your little ones outside from morning until night. Just make sure they’re grabbing a helmet as well when they’re heading out the door. Click here to give this Micro Kickboard Mini Scooter!
Petite ’N Pretty Makeup
High-quality makeup for kids, tweens, and teens that’s nut-free, paraben-free, and phthalate-free! Petite ’n Pretty is a makeup line created by Stila Cosmetics’ former chief product development officer Samantha Cutler. This is the perfect gift to enhance playtime, or as an intro to wearing makeup. The company’s mission statement is about empowering kids with “top-shelf, age-appropriate, and pediatrician-approved products made for small features, and big imaginations.” Click here to give this Petite ’n Pretty Makeup Set!
KiwiCo is a fun and educational way to entertain your kids ranging in age from the baby stage all the way through the teenage years! KiwiCo is a monthly subscription service that offers kids’ educational projects, crafts, and activities on a variety of different themes. You can gift a subscription for a single month, three months, or up to an entire year of STEM fun. Each box includes all the materials to make a fun and hands-on project. KiwiCo is also the perfect gift to entertain kids during the winter months when outside time is at a minimum. Click here to give this KiwiCo subscription!
Make any child’s holiday wish come true with a Nintendo Switch. This game-on-the-go is the perfect entry into the world of video games. It’s portable for a single experience, but can also be set on a table or hooked up to your T.V. for two players to enjoy. It’s also perfect to take along on long car rides. Be aware, mom and dad, you may even want to get in on the fun! Click here to give this Nintendo Switch!
Satisfy every Disney lover on your list with a subscription to Disney+. It’s home to the full Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic libraries. There’s also exclusive original content. This gift is sure to make everyone on your list feel like a kid again. Click here to give Disney+!
Rockets Of Awesome
Have a seriously cool kid in your life? Rockets of Awesome is an apparel subscription service for kids that ships four times a year. These super-cool clothes (size 2-14) are designed by a team of fashion industry veterans — in quality fabrics as wearable as they are special, with prints and graphics meant to be mixed and matched a zillion different ways. The colorful boxes arrive before each season changes to the delight of both mom and kids! Click here to give this Rockets of Awesome subscription!
GOATS stands for “greatest of all time sneakers,” and if you’ve ever bought shoes for kids, you know you need a tough shoe to hold up to playtime. The stylish GOATS metallic star print is a low-top silhouette with double straps making for an easy-on, easy-off shoe. Each combo set comes with a sneaker + slide, insole, and a recycled weatherproof bag for when you’re on the go. Both parent and kid approved! Click here to give these GOATS Sneakers!
Newverest Scratch Off Map USA
Help your little one track your travels with this awesome gift. Whether your plan is to stick stateside or travel the world, Newverest has you covered. The map can be framed, or there are versions that stick to a wall for proper display in your child’s bedroom. After each visit, simply scratch off your latest excursion, then each night before bedtime, relive your favorite memories from your trips and have sweet dreams about your next adventure. Click here to give this Newverest Scratch Off Map!
Need a stocking stuffer or a functional and cute gift for your little cutie? Camelbak has a wide selection of water bottles in many different colors and patterns. The Eddy Kids vacuum insulated stainless steel water bottle is spill-proof and easy to clean. No matter how tough they are on their beverages, these water bottles hold up to even the worst tantrums. Click here to give this CamelBak water bottle!
For your favorite little super hero, this piece of perfectly sized luggage makes a great and functional gift. This Marvel Avengers Hardshell Spinner Carry-On features the whole gang from Iron Man to Hulk. They’ll be the envy of everyone at the airport as they stroll through the terminal. It’s lightweight and with spinning wheels, it’s easy to handle. You’ll wish you had a grown-up version for yourself! Click here to give this Avengers luggage set!
Monopoly National Parks Edition
Take a trip without even leaving your home with this National Parks Edition Monopoly game. Instead of building houses and hotels, you’ll develop properties with ranger stations and tents. And the pewter tokens are a canoe, tent, fishing reel, mountain bike, camera, and hiking boot. And while it’s on our kids list, it’s really a great idea for any national park enthusiast — and the whole family. Click here to give this National Parks edition of Monopoly!