The following content may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through the links below, I may receive compensation.
Today, sharing a roundup of great gifts for children as we head into the holiday season. This is targeted towards children between the ages of 3-10. We always try to give our children gifts across a few categories: something artistic/musical, something STEM, something sporty, and then something that is purely for fun. (Plus a bundle of books!). On the STEM side, this Botley robot was a huge hit with my daughter over the course of this past year. It’s a clever way to teach children the basics of programming — they must correctly sequence a set of commands for the robot to do certain things. She is always so proud of herself! On the sports side, my children have been loving these pop-up hockey/soccer nets. They’re great because they collapse flat — convenient if you are short on space, or hoping to bring with you to a park/play area. We will also be taking our children skiing for the first time this winter, and though we’ll be renting gear, if your little one is a snowbunny, a set of skis would be a great gift. On the artsy side, my children would love this monster making kit, this comic book set, or this paint box. And in the “just for fun” category, how beyond fabulous is this AG doll trunk?! My daughter currently has all of her AG clothes and accessories in little overflowing bins beneath her bed. I can’t tell if it’s my inner nine year old talking, but I’m obsessed with the trunk. I would have died over this! (I always really wanted Samantha’s brass bed…) I also freaked out over this limited edition Barbie remote control car! She has been playing with her Barbies a lot more all of the sudden, and we already have the house squared away…
I must put a spotlight on the Tonies Box, which is a Black Friday deal (30% off) right now! I cannot tell you how much my children love these. My daughter listens to hers every single night while falling asleep, and my son loves to play Legos and Magna-tiles in his room while listening to his. They are incredible, screen-free entertainment. My children especially love the sing-a-long ones.
One item we will 100% be buying is a digital camera for my son. He’s been consistently asking for one all year long so he can “take pictures of nature.” This one is so adorable! He also loves his Schleich sets and I think I am going to add this little winter set to his collection.
Finally, one of my favorite online children’s boutiques, Danrie, has an incredibly well-curated gift assortment this year. I love the Banwood skateboard and Dinkum Dogs set! They have a tiered Black Friday promo running — 15% off $100; 20% off $250; 25% off $400.
01. HEAD SKIS // 02. RETROSPEC SKI/SNOWBOARD HELMET // 03. AMERICAN GIRL DOLL TRUNK CLOSET // 04. OMY PAINT BOX SET // 05. NUGGET PLAY COUCH // 06. DIGITAL CAMERA // 07. MAKE YOUR OWN MONSTER KIT // 08. BOTLEY ROBOT // 09. KARAOKE SET // 11. KID MADE MODERN COMIC BOOK SET // 12. TONIES BOX // 13. TONIES HEADPHONES // 14. BARBIE RC CAR
15. DINKUM DOGS VET SET BUNDLE // 16. KLEE NATURALS MAKEUP SET // 17. BRUDER DEFENDER // 18. KONGES SLOJD STROLLER // 19. BANWOOD SKATEBOARD // 20. MOON PICNIC DOLLHOUSE BOOK (CLEVER ACTIVITY FOR TRAVEL / SMALL SPACES) // 21. BUTTER NOODLES HAIR CLIPS // 22. PUGG POP UP HOCKEY / SOCCER NETS // 23. STREET HOCKEY SET // 24. SQUISHMALLOW // 25. SCHLEICH WILDLIFE PLAY SET // 26. PLUS PLUS FLAGS SET // 27. KONGES SLOJD UKELELE //
P.P.S. On seeing our children as whole.
P.P.P.S. I organized many of these children’s gifts into this section of my Amazon shop. Amazon is running a few early Black Friday deals and I saw that iPad minis are 20% off. iPads are of course incredible for travel/sick days…!
If you want more Magpie, you can subscribe to my Magpie Email Digest for a weekly roundup of top essays, musings, conversations, and finds.