Getting Christmas gifts for kids will make them happy and enjoy the occasion even more, especially when they receive their favorite toy, or art set or a book.
But the most difficult thing is to decide what to get the child. It can be simplified by observing what the child wants and needs. There might be something the child has been asking you for quite some time but you did not get it for him or her yet. Or there might be something that your child needs and you have been planning to get it but again, haven’t.
This Christmas lets give our kids something that would make them feel more special and help them enjoy the festival even more.
- Christmas Gift Ideas For Children Less Than 1 Year
- Christmas Gift Ideas For 1-2 Year Old Children
- Christmas Gift Ideas For 2-3 Year Old Kids
- Christmas Gift Ideas For 3-4 Year Old Kids
- Christmas Gift Ideas For 4-5 Year Old Kids
- Christmas Gift Ideas For 5-6 Year Old Kids
- Christmas Gift Ideas For 6 Plus Kids
- Christmas Gift Ideas For Teenagers
Christmas Gift Ideas For Children Less Than 1 Year
1. Play Slides
If you have place outdoors then this is one of the best gifts you can get your child. Even if there is some open space inside the house, you can keep the slide there and let the child enjoy. This is one of the best gifts we got for our daughter. It kept her busy for quite a long time.
2. Ball Pool
Another one of the most enjoyed gifts for the child. The child can play indoors in front of you when you are busy with your work. The only thing is you might have to collect the balls later that your child would have thrown out of the ball pool. Not a very big disadvantage though.
3. Montessori Learning Toys
Montessori way of learning is one of the best way of learning, starting from a very young age. So, montessori toys would make a very good Christmas gift for your toddler. It will keep them engaged, help them learn and remember more, increases their concentration and attention span. So, getting a montessori toy for your child is definitely a very good idea. There are a lot of montessori toys available.
4. Musical Play Gym
Kids love music. In musical play gym the child can lie down and with their feet can play the piano. It helps in gross motor skill development.
5. Einstein Box
Another informative and a useful gift with more than 1500, 4 star plus reviews. Its elements help in baby’s development by providing visual and auditory stimulation along with the developing fine motor skills. It has flash cards, rattles, high contrast board books. As a new born child can mainly see in black and white colors, the box is designed with these two colors to help the child engage more, and helps in improving their eye site and cognitive development. So, the Einstein box is a must buy.
6. Cloth Books
Kids love cloth books. The variety of cloth books available is huge. The big advantage is the child won’t get hurt if the book falls on their face when they are lying down and exploring it. The books come with teethers, rattles, different pictures and textures, squeakers, peak a boo flaps, etc. Each page might have different sound when touched due to something added in between the layers of the cloth. It is a must buy whether you get it for an occasion as a gift or otherwise.
Christmas Gift Ideas For 1-2 Year Old Children
1. Sorting and Stacking Toys
The sorting and stacking toys help in developing a child’s gross motor skills. The child learns colors, shapes, size, number and so much more depending on the toy. It improves the grip and the memory. Also it keeps the child busy.
2. Board Books
Board books are an amazing way helping children interact with books at a very early age. Board books are mainly picture books. The child can relate these pictures to the outside word. It takes time but soon you will see your child recognizing almost everything from the books. My First Learning Library is a great set of 20 books, which is age appropriate. You can start with book 1 and proceed gradually. It would make a good Christmas Gift.
3. Touch and Feel Books
Children this age love to touch and feel everything around them. This way they understand better, and they learn better. They explore the world around them. So why not get them books which have different textures for them to feel how different things are. Touch and feel books can enhance the child’s sensory development too.
4. Jigsaw Puzzles
Jigsaw puzzles is not just for the adults but for the kids as well. Starting early is the key. There are so many jigsaw puzzles available in the market as well as online. At this age you can start at 2 pieces. They will learn co-ordination, their orientation and focus will improve and they will start being more patient. All in all a good investment.
5. Musical Learning House
Again this was one of best gifts we got for our daughter’s first birthday. It is a very interactive toy you can get for your child. It has shape sorters, animal sorters, different animal voices, a small piano and much more in a small toy. Do click on the link below and get it as a Christmas gift for your child .
6. Pull Along Toys
When the child starts walking, pull along toys are the best. The child will enjoy pulling the toy wherever they go. The toys come in different shapes of animals. Prefer to get a toy with a longer string as that is a little easy for the child to move around the toy. Nico the giraffe by Giggles is one of the best you would find.
7. Fruit Cutting Play Set
When they see you doing something, they would want to do the same. You can not give them sharp knife at this age, but you can give them pretend knife and pretend fruits and vegetables to cut. Pretend play is a very good way of enhancing a child’s imagination. It is a must for every child.
8. Magnetic Maze
Trust me, kids love mazes. A magnetic maze would be a great gift to keep them engaged and also learn more. Their brains will be involved more in the activity. They will explore more. You just will have to guide them once how to play and they will be good to go. I missed it for my daughter, hope you would not.
9. Mega Blocks
The list would be incomplete without mega blocks. Mega blocks again helps in the development of gross motor skills, helps recognition of colors, shapes, sizes and so much more. Do introduce your child to mega blocks once they reach their first birthday. It would make a wonderful Christmas gift.
10. Activity Table
Activity table is another wonderful toy for kids. There would be number of different things on the activity table which will help in enhancing the gross as well motor skills of the child.
Christmas Gift Ideas For 2-3 Year Old Kids
1. Nuts and Bolts
The nuts and bolts toys is a good gift for a 2 year old child. They would soon be using crayons and scribbling or some might already have started scribbling. So, they need to strengthen the muscles of their hands. This toy will help the muscles develop and help in enhancing the gross motor skills.
2. Bowling Pins
Kids would love this. A toy bowling set would make them excited, increases their focus and target and keep them running to get the ball back. They can play in teams or even alone. You can also play along with them. It would make a fun Christmas gift for them.
4. Lacing Toy
Lacing toys are toys made of different shapes and have holes through which a lace is passed. The child again will have better concentration, will understand the concept, the focus will increase and once the child learns how to do it the child will be more confident.
5. Alphabet Puzzle
Puzzles are very good way of boosting a child’s brain. Alphabets are necessary to learn reading and writing. Eventually the child will have to learn them. Why not start it with play? Alphabet puzzles are a good way of introducing alphabets to the child. They will slowly start recognizing the alphabets. There are plenty of other such puzzles available like the number puzzles, shape puzzle toys etc.
6. Water Doodling Mat
Water doodle mat is again a fun gift for kids. The toy has a mat and a pen. The pen can be filled with water. When the child tries to write with the pen on the mat, the background starts to appear. It will be there till the part of that mat is wet. It is reusable and very engaging toy you can get your child. It would make a lovely Christmas Gift.
There are plenty of other puzzles available for this age group as well. Starting from educational puzzles to jigsaw puzzles, you will find so many puzzles online as well as offline. Depending on what you want your child to learn about you can choose the puzzles.
Christmas Gift Ideas For 3-4 Year Old Kids
1. Pretend Play Sets
Pretend play sets are one of the most engaging toys you can get your child. Your child’s imagination will drastically change and be better. There will be so many words added to their vocabulary. They will start understanding concepts better. Pretend play is a must for every child. There are different type of pretend play toys available. Doctors sets, kitchen sets, house hold set and so on. You can choose the one your child will like the most.
2. Barbie Dolls
It is a myth that dolls should only be introduced to girls. Weather you have a boy child or a girl child getting them at least one doll is a must. If they do not have an interest you can avoid it from the next time.
Dolls now a days are available in unlimited number of options. You can choose as per your wish and your child’s interest. You can also get the complete doll house for your child. The latest on the list are the color change barbie dolls. You can click the link below to know more and buy.
3. ABC Floor Mats
Another good way of teaching alphabets is the ABC floor mats. The child will enjoy it as well as be engaged for a while. They will learn and be able to identify the alphabets. You will have to play this at least initially with your child. It increases your time spent with the child which will help in developing a bond.
4. Magnetic tiles
Magnetic tiles are tiles with magnets and made in different shapes. You can make towers, cars, buildings whatever you desire to make. It again is good for developing a child’s imagination. The original brand it comes under is the Magna tiles which is super expensive especially in India. But you can get normal magnetic tiles which are cheaper than the magna tiles but equally good.
5. Ring Toss Game
The ring toss game is another wonderful game for the child. This game too increases the focus of the child and develops concepts. The game is also very pocket friendly and can be bought even when there is no occasion. You can click the link below and order now.
6. Color and Wipe Books and Activity kits
Most kids love to color. Color and wipe books and activity kits make a good way of keeping them busy and helping them learn colors. Some books also include tracing line, alphabets, numbers etc. You can get the one your child will be most interested in and give them a Christmas gift.
7. Hot Wheels
Kids love cars, and hot wheels are the best when it comes to cars. You can buy a hot wheel for your child as a Christmas Gift and it would surely make them happy. Like boys can get dolls as gift, girls can get cars too. So, the concept blue is for boys and pink is for girls is an old one.
Christmas Gift Ideas For 4-5 Year Old Kids
1. Spelling Puzzles
Once the child has learned all the phonics, the child will slowly start making words. They will start with two and three letter words. These puzzles will help them identify various objects and spell them. It will help make the spelling a little easier for them and change the way of learning. So get your child a spelling puzzle as a Christmas Gift.
Legos are similar to blocks but an advanced version of it. As the size of most of the Legos is small, you can introduce it to your your child at around 4 years of age. You can start with the classic Lego set and slowly buy according to the child’s preference. There are various characters which you can find in Legos like froze, paw petrol, star wars, Harry Potter, etc. It would make a perfect Christmas Gift.
3. Click and Catch Ball
It is a fun toy where the child can learn how to catch the ball. It comes with a cone shaped catching device. You click it and the ball will jump and go towards the opponent. The child can play it with other kids, or with themselves solo. It is more of a family game where you can also enjoy it with your friends.
4. Brain Games
The brain of the child develops the maximum till the age of 6 years. So why wait for the child to grow, to buy brain games for them? Now a days you can find plenty of brain game toys for your child starting as early as 2 or 3 years old. Always prefer to buy a toy that boosts the child’s brain and enhances memory, skill and creativity in some way or the other.
Abacus helps the child to learn math in a better way. You can get your child abacus to learn counting, addition and subtraction, and even multiplication. If you think you have a curious little fellow, do order an abacus for him or her. I ordered one!
6. Body Jigsaw Puzzle
If you want your child to learn the internal body parts a little early, this is one of the best ways to help them learn. I am surely one of those moms so I would be ordering this for my 4 year old as a Christmas gift this time. Would you be doing the same? If yes then click the link below and order today.
7. Balancing Board
Balancing board is a fun activity you can get your child this Christmas. The child can play even indoors with it. The child will learn learn how to balance. It helps in developing gross motor skills. But just be careful the child doesn’t fall, so be around initially when the child is learning how to play with board. It is an interesting Christmas Gift.
8. Fishing Game
Fishing game is a wonderful game which the kids can play along with friends and family. As adults even if we are playing the game we would enjoy it. The game consists of sticks with which you need to catch the fish. The fishes will keep opening and closing their mouth and you will have to catch them. It increases both focus and concentration. It is a good option for Christmas gift for your child.
Christmas Gift Ideas For 5-6 Year Old Kids
1. Craft Kit
If the child loves craft this is the gift for him or her. There are so many different types of kits available. You can choose the one which you child would enjoy the most.
2. Quilling Kit
Your child is a craft fan? Then he or she would surely love quilling. You can get the quilling kit and the child would enjoy making different things with it. But you would have to help the child learn and do it.
3. Air Hockey
Air hockey which is small in size can be played indoors. Children enjoy playing air hockey a lot. You can get them air hockey and play in teams. The child will surely enjoy it.
Sudoko with pictures is again a good gift to buy for the child. Teach them the rules and let them try on their own. It will help in boosting the brain development and increasing concentration. Again an interesting Christmas Gift.
Christmas Gift Ideas For 6 Plus Kids
1. Connect 4
Connect 4 is one of the best games for kids to enjoy. It is a 2 player game so the kid will need someone to play it with. It is a fun game which can be played even by adults. So, it would make a good Christmas Gift.
Globe is another good Christmas Gift you can get your child. There is so much to learn in a globe. The child will be curious to learn more if the child is interested in various different places, water bodies, the green areas etc. Gift your child a globe if you think the child would be interested in learning a bit of geography.
3. Solar System Puzzle
The brains are running fast and are very curious at this age. A solar system jigsaw puzzle would make a good Christmas gift for your child. It will help in learning more, increasing the knowledge and understanding.
4. Kaleidoscope Educational Toy
I loved kaleidoscopes when I was a kid. In fact I made one with the glass bangles. But now there are ready made kits available for the same. So, why not get the child one. It is so good to watch the formation of different designs inside the Kaleidoscope.
5. Jumping Monkey
A fun and a very old game jumping monkey is a must buy for all the kids. 4 players can play this game at one time and they have to help the monkey hang on the tree. I use to love this game as a kid, and would surely be getting it for my daughter soon. Would you get it for your child?
6. Glass Painting Kit
If your child is an art and craft fan glass painting kit is yet another good Christmas gift. Most of the kits include everything that is required for the paining. the child will surely enjoy it. You can frame the paintings and hang it on your child’s bedroom walls later.
A game for adults as well as kids, Jenga is a good game to buy. You can surely get it as a Christmas gift for your child.
8. Science Kit
Science kit includes a number of good experiments the child can do and learn from. You can help the child perform the experiments and tell them what is the result of it.
Christmas Gift Ideas For Teenagers
The child that loves to read would surely love a kindle. Though a bit expensive but is a good buy if you have reader at home.
All teenagers love shoes. If your child has been asking for shoes for a long time now, get them a pair as Christmas Gift and they would enjoy the festival even more.
3. Smart Watch
Who doesn’t love a smart watch? Everyone does. So why not gift your child a smart watch this Christmas. The watches come in all ranges and with so many features. You can even let your teenager select the watch depending on the budget as they might be better at it than us, so why not.
Kids this age are too much into gadgets and are influenced easily by their peers. So gift them books which motivate them into the right direction and right path.
5. Pen Set
They would be writing so much. So, why not gift them a pen set.
A game which can be played by the whole family, scrabble or crossword. Get this game home this Christmas and spend quality time together as a family.
And the list is endless. You can buy anything as a Christmas gift for your child that you think the child does not have and needs. Christmas is a festival of joy and singing. Make it more memorable for your child this time by gifting them what they have been asking for or what they would love to have.
Merry Christmas to all!!
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