Christmas with toddlers and preschoolers just might be my favorite age to celebrate! They are so excited about every aspect of Christmas and they definitely get very excited about the gifts under the tree! We’ve worked together to assemble a list of the best gifts for toddlers and preschoolers — they items are sure to delight on Christmas morning!
2018 Best Gifts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Slumberkins were developed to support specific social-emotional skills. And their mission is to provide parents and caregivers with resources that promote positive skills for young children, while strengthening the parent-child bond. There are Slumberkins with stories that deal with topics such as relaxation, authenticity, mindfulness, conflict resolution, and more.
Although they are all adorable, my personal favorite Slumberkins is Bigfoot. Bigfoot’s heartwarming story of acceptance and strength boosts readers’ self-esteem and self-worth. Stemming from the co-founder’s experience as a young child in need of positive affirmations Bigfoot was developed as one of the original members of the Slumberkins family. Bigfoot is the most snuggly woodsy creature around. They developed this Slumberkin with the intention to promote positive self-esteem. The Bigfoot Stuffie was created after their original snuggler and is accompanied by a keepsake Slumberkins Affirmation Card. The Bigfoot board book is sold separately.
Discover the magic of the classic fairy tale with this original puzzle game. Can you help the prince reach Sleeping Beauty’s castle? Or maybe you’d prefer to help Sleeping Beauty escape on her own? Try to find the path from the entrance of the maze to the castle…without getting lost! Or perhaps you prefer to play as the dragon? Then the object of the game becomes the opposite! Place the dragon in the maze so that he blocks all paths to the castle, preventing and the knight and Sleeping Beauty from reaching each other. Sleeping Beauty includes 48 challenges (24 with the dragon and 24 without). It also features a family-friendly picture book with a modern twist on the original story.
Is it time to move your toddler up to a “big kid” bed? You’ll want to make sure you find the best mattress possible. Because did you know that most mattresses are created and designed with chemicals? This Christmas, head over to My Green Mattress where you’ll find handcrafted, non-toxic green mattresses that are safe for the entire family! Sleeping on an all natural mattress is beneficial to your health and our environment. And all of MyGreenMattress options are GREENGUARD Gold certified, passing testing with the most sensitive of individuals in mind. They are also factory-direct so they can offer customers the best prices. And they are willing to talk you through the buying process with their great customer service. Not only that, they also stand behind their mattresses by offering a full, non-prorated guarantee.
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In NATURE CAT children follow Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat “a backyard explorer extraordinaire”. “Nature Cat: Winter Dance Party” celebrates the shortest day of the year, with a Winter Solstice Dance Party! “NATURE CAT: WINTER DANCE PARTY” has a run time of approximately 80 minutes.
This Melissa & Doug Hardwood Table-And-Chairs Set has a timeless natural finish that fits with any home décor, and wipes clean to stay looking crisp and clean. The three wooden pieces are simple to construct with just a Philips-head screwdriver, and incredibly sturdy once assembled. Top the table with a child’s favorite puzzles or use it for arts and crafts, tea parties, puzzle play, lunch and snacks, and so much more! Pull one of the two durable chairs up to the child-size table – they’re sturdy and sized just right for kids!
A great addition or start to any Li’l Woodzeez collection, this Honeysuckle Airplane is the perfect way for woodland families to depart on a great adventure. Heading out from Sunny Skies Airport, adventures await. This airplane set has everything you need to ensure a comfortable flight. That includes reclining seats, pillows, snacks, and more. Well made and generously sized, it is sure to delight kids this Christmas. You can find it at Target.com and at some local Target stores.
Your little toddler will love this brightly colored art set from Ooly! It’s a great gift set for any young child to draw, paint, color and create amazing art. The Little Artist Coloring Super Set is a large coloring set of crayons, markers, paint sticks and paper.
MiO provides open-ended play to inspire any builders’ imagination and is geared for children from age 3 and up. The MiO Playing, Eating, Sleeping, Working, + 2 People Set features everything a child needs to start an imaginative adventure. With an all-natural wood construction all MiO people and animals have hand painted wood heads and soft beanbag bodies. Open-ended play is easy to achieve with the simple wooden shapes and adorable characters. The large storage box with built in handle cut-outs and fitted cover do double duty as large room and grassy patio. Is it a house, a sailboat, a tree-fort? It’s up to you!
Perfect for starting or adding to your MiO collection is this MiO School Bus and two people. A fun set that features a brightly colored wood bus with functioning wheels that holds up to 6 MiO people or animal characters. Included in this 3-piece set are the bus as well as two people dolls with hand painted wood heads and soft beanbag bodies. The MiO bus also features trailer hitch capability for towing the MiO trailer (sold separately) for even more fun. An open ended imaginative toy that lets kids create the story line!
Meet the Li’l Woodzeez Panda Family of Honeysuckle Hollow which includes: dad Roger, mom Flora and kids Liv and Skip. These adorable pandas are ready for take off! And the included story book tells all about these fun junior pilots’ club as well as their exciting adventures of getting their pilot’s wings. Which they had to work hard to get! This super fun adorable family is a must have! Grab your set from Target.com.
The Singing Rainbow Dash pony figure shines like a superstar as she sings her awesome songs! Press her Cutie Mark or slide her shades over her eyes to start her singing. She sings 5 songs and says awesome phrases from the MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC series and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE. Kids can grab her microphone and sing a duet with Rainbow Dash, too! If kids want to sing solo, they can sing into the microphone and hear their tunes through the pony figure doubling as a speaker. It’s time to be awesome with Rainbow Dash! Batteries included.
The exciting and fun SmartMax My First Tractor Set is designed for kids ages 18 months – 5 years and lets children build their very own magnetic, moving tractor! It offers a safe and fun introduction to magnetic discovery. Easily build the Tractor set and play with the horses and the farmer. Mix and match, move and drive. The oversize parts of the tractor and the horses simply click on the bars, making them ideal for little hands. SmartMax My First Tractor Set includes 22 pieces and is compatible with all other SmartMax sets.
Are you struggling to get your child to relax or fall asleep? If so, then maybe it’s time you invest in a heavy blanket. The Harkla Weighted Sensory Blankets are designed with your family in mind. Whether you are buying one for anxiety, autism, or sensory processing disorder, you’ll be happy you finally made the investment in a Harkla weighted blanket. Their minky dot design makes for a perfect sensory blanket, as the soft minky fabric, combined with the dots and added weight make a sensory input trifecta! And these blankets are currently available in three color options and six different weights. The goal at Harkla is to help your child live a happier, healthier life, and getting them to relax and get a good nights sleep is one of the highest priorities for that goal to succeed.
It’s the year of Mister Rogers; both parents and children can share their love of everyone’s favorite neighbor by celebrating this holiday season with “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: It’s a Beautiful Day Collection,” a special set of 32 memorable episodes and over 15 hours of content. In the DVD, Mister Rogers helps children learn the importance of being kind to others, appreciating what makes everyone unique, recycling and taking care of our planet, and much more in the classic series. The new release also includes a very special bonus episode – the series premiere, in original black-and-white! “MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD: IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY COLLECTION” has a run time of 928 minutes.
Get ready for a traveling adventure with this adorable Li’l Woodzeez Pig Travel Set. All the woodland creatures work together to care for each other and their environment. But they also spend some time playing. So this great set includes everything you need to head out: 1 pig character, outfit, hat, sunglasses, camera, neck pillow, eye mask, big suitcase, small suitcase, backpack, snacks, tickets, passport, map, water bottle, and more! So where he’s going is up to you and your imagination!
The fun never stops with this Antsy Pants™ Play Tunnel. Wiggle and crawl your way through one magical place to another. This Play Tunnel pairs perfectly with any Build And Play kit. No tools necessary as the tunnel just pops open. Plus, it works with Small, Medium and Large Antsy Pants™ Build & Play Kits. Works well connecting the doorway of the Play House to the opening of the Tent. This is a Target exclusive.
Here’s the scoop on the Melissa & Doug Mine To Love – Mariana 12″ Baby Doll. This huggable, lovable baby doll is the perfect size to cuddle. Mariana has molded plastic hair and her beautiful brown eyes open and close. She can even sit up “like a big girl.” Her pretty rosebud clothing is removable for dressing and undressing fun, and she can suck her thumb or the included pacifier. Beautifully crafted, this Mariana doll is 12″ tall. And if you’re looking for more options, Melissa & Doug has some other great choices as well!
Make no bones about it, this excavation kit is full of 12 exciting and unique discoveries. Including the skeleton figurines of a Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Tyrannosaurs Rex! Simply soak the 3″ clay egg in water and then carefully chisel away the shell to excavate the dinosaur inside. Included are one dozen individually-wrapped clay eggs, each with a chiseling tool and instructions, and an excavation guidebook for learning more about your dino discoveries. It’s a perfect group or party activity or stocking stuffer for Christmas! Geared for ages 4 and up.
The Elmo & Friends Dough Activity Set comes with everything needed to create your favorite furry faces – out of dough! Use the tools to create the shapes and figures, then finish off your creation with the pop-out features. The safe, non-toxic dough is made in a food-safe facility from organic flour, and easily wipes off the activity card. This 12-piece set promotes sensory exploration, develops fine motor skills, and encourages creativity and imagination. Includes: 1 star extruder, 1 spaghetti extruder, 1 scraper, 1 knife, 1 roller, 1 rolling cutter, 1 scissors, 1 two-sided activity card, 1 pop-out features sheet, and 3 dough tubs.
If your kiddos like surprises, look no further than the Li’l Woodzeez Bobbleez! Colorful acorns are rolling down the hill with a fun li’l surprise in them. This brand new series 4 collection features some really awesome Li’l Woodzeez friends to find and collect. Some acorns are pretty rare. So if you find one of those, lucky you! A special prize awaits!
This 84 piece set of Easy Stikz suction toys will be a great addition to any child’s play. Hours of fun inside one little bucket, they can even be used in the bathtub! Not only do kids love to play with Easy Stikz, they also introduce color recognition, patterns, and physics lessons on force, push, and pull. Plus, kids will develop fine motor skills, pincer skills, and muscle strength during play too! High quality, these silicone rubber suckers will not mold and stick to multiple surfaces, keeping your kids playing wherever they are (hardwood, windows, glass, mirrors, plastic, dishwashers, refrigerators, and more).
The makers of Piggy Paint, a non-toxic, kid-friendly nail polish brand, introduce Rock the Locks. Which means, you’ll find hair products without harsh chemicals but that actually work! Rock the Locks is infused with essential oils and super fruit extracts. Say good-bye to sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and petrolatum. Quality formulas developed and tested by salon professionals. Rocks the Locks products are made in USA, cruelty-free, and yes, affordable!
Fun packaging and fruity scents that appeal to kids, with ingredients that Moms trust. It’s time to Rock the Locks!
Blowing and catching bubbles have always been a fun activity for kids and adults. So to whoop it up, this portable auto bubble maker machine can blast out bubbles instantly without any hassle. Super easy to operate. Simply pour a few drops of the bubble solution in front of the bubble machine fan, turn the switch on and let it whirl into action. A great addition to any holiday, party, gathering, picnic, special occasion, or just because! Everyone loves bubbles!
Green Kid Crafts is the original craft subscription company. Inside your Green Kid Crafts Junior Discovery Subscription Box, your child will receive a variety of STEAM fun and learning. Every month is a new surprise theme and all the crafts are projects kids and parents love! Included are all the materials needed to complete an eco friendly craft. Projects are composed of non-toxic, natural, and sustainable supplies. Each project is designed and made by hand, giving 100% love and attention to each one. Engage along with your kids on this wonderful journey that keeps giving all year long. The Junior Discovery Box Subscription is geared for ages 2-4.
This gorgeous Xylophone for kids is a toddler toy that also functions as a classic musical instrument. Perfect for your little ones, it’s constructed with a long lasting wooden base and bright vibrant multi colored keys. A great way to introduce your beginner musicians to music! And the mallet head and handle are completely attached so there is no risk of it detaching or becoming a choking hazard. High quality with a beautiful tune that kids love!
Jooki is a music player that kids can independently use in a safe and screen-free environment. Upload your own content for offline use or listen online to your favourite Spotify playlists or web radios. Each character is linked to a playlist. Kids pop them on top of the player to start the music. As a parent you remain in control of the content. The Jooki is a fun, user friendly gift your child will enjoy all year long!
Making Acorn Soup is easy as 1-2-3! The round box bottom doubles as a bowl, which contains wooden ingredients and a sturdy wooden spoon for mixing and stirring. Simple recipe cards teach toddlers to identify the ingredients and count as they cook. Mix, stir, eat and play together! Counting, pretend play, sorting, fine-motor skills are benefits of this fun, interactive game! This set includes: 8 recipe cards, 24 ingredient tiles, 1 wooden spoon, parent guide and instructions.
Enjoy racing adventures with the all new Magformers 44-piece Sky Track Play Set! With a sky shuttle and multiple track accessories, you can create loops, ups and downs, and twists and turns for endless flight fun! Watch as your shuttle does a 360 spin and climbs the lift elevator! When your track is completed, the sky shuttle can go off-road in its sky car! Each geometric shape contains magnets that never reject, so you’ll always hear the Magformers click. When playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store the pieces.
Little caregivers can take care of their baby dolls with these fun Melissa & Doug Baby Food and Bottle Set and Diaper Bag Set. The food set features an easy-close, embroidered bib, keeps baby clean during mealtime which is organized with a divided dish, fork, spoon and yummy “applesauce” and “peas and carrots” for the baby. Disappearing “orange juice” and “milk” bottles add nutrition and fun! And the diaper bag set helps ensure that kids are ready to take good care of their baby doll. This stylish, two pocket diaper bag has cushy, padded handles and easy-open compartments easily hold a cloth diaper, a container of wipes, and a container that can hold rash ointment (all included).
The SmartMax My First Farm Animals is designed for kids ages 1 – 5 years, offering an early, safe, and fun introduction to magnetic discovery. Easily build and play with the animals, or mix and match for crazy combos! The soft animals simply click on the bars (or sit in the wobbly balls), making them ideal for little hands. SmartMax My First Farm Animals includes 16 pieces and is compatible with all other SmartMax sets.
Inflatable toys that you can add color to the design using any coloring supplies like colored pencils, markers or crayons. Then you can inflate them into 3D using the included inflating straw. 3D Colorables can be reused too, just deflate them with the straw for easy storage. 3D Colorables are available in a variety of objects, including a dragon, shield and sword, space rocket, guitar, unicorn, butterfly and more! Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Hop to it! This Dino hoppity hop is made of bouncy soft material. Just grab the ears tight before sitting and jumping and away you go! Easy to inflate and deflate for on the go and storage. Easy to inflate and deflate, instructions are included. Plus, you get to get and give play! For every item purchased, Antsy Pants helps national nonprofit KaBOOM! build playgrounds for kids living in poverty across America.
The John Deere licensed tractor engine lets aspiring mechanics pop the hood, perform routine maintenance, and tinker with the engine. The Engine is over 27” tall and includes numerous ‘repairable’ parts that can be mounted, removed and replaced including: engine, spark plugs, wing nuts, wheels, radiator grille and much more. The John Deere Tractor Engine features battery operated headlights, a horn for hours of interactive fun and various electronic sounds included. The John Deere tractor is loads of fun for your little mechanic!
Part of the Junior’s Adventures series, Financial Peace Jr. gives parents the tools they need to raise money-smart kids. The kit covers four basic concepts: working, spending, saving and giving. Even if your financial history hasn’t been perfect, you have the opportunity to teach your child to live differently. The Financial Peace Jr. toolkit includes: Junior’s Parent Guide gives step-by-step instructions on how to use the kit and provides insight into what money concepts kids are capable of understanding in different “ages & stages.” Junior’s Activity Book is filled with fun illustrations, coloring pages and activities to engage kids of all ages in the chapter lessons. Smart Kids Launch Pad chart with reward stickers to celebrate the completion of each activity. And more!
Bogs were first created for farmers in soggy Oregon, and these kids’ boots have the rugged, durable design to prove it. They’re 100% waterproof. The BOGS Classic All Weather Boots are appealing to kids and adults! And feature a subzero Neo-Tech four-way stretch insulation that keeps kids warm and comfortable no matter the conditions. A self-cleaning outsole resists sticky mud and debris. The easy pull handles makes putting on a breeze. And the DuraFresh bio-technology activates to fight unwanted odors. Available in a variety of colors and designs, they are available in sizes 7 toddler through big kid 6. Truly a great boot for all kids!
Make learning fun for your little one with Wild Republic sing and play happy Penguin stuffed animal. This playful penguin makes friends quickly and engages kids with its cute personality, happy singing, and fun clapping activities. While plush toys are loved by all, animated baby learning toys like this Penguin can help children learn to sing, clap and express themselves. This singing toy penguin is an entertaining toy for kids of all ages, and is great for toddler gifts and baby toys, as well as for preschoolers who love to hug and play with their furry friend. Wild Republic has been developing educational kids toys and stuffed animals for children of all ages since 1979. Order your Amazon exclusive sing and play happy Penguin today, or for the holidays as Christmas gifts for your friends and loved ones.
Part of the Junior’s Adventures series, the Storytime Book Set teaches kids the values of hard work, integrity, giving, saving, and avoiding debt. Kids will join Junior as he learns—sometimes the hard way—how to handle money.
Kids ages 3-10 will immediately relate to Junior in these brightly illustrated stories. The Storytime Book Set comes with these six hardback stories: The Super Red Racer (Work), Careless at the Carnival (Spending), The Big Birthday Surprise (Giving), My Fantastic Fieldtrip (Saving), The Big Pay-Off (Integrity), and Battle of the Chores (Debt).
No-mess painting for kids! This exciting paint-with-water coloring book includes four reusable pages and a refillable water pen. Simply use the pen to color in each scene–details and vibrant color appear with every stroke! Then let the page dry to erase the pictures and fill it in again and again. This underwater-themed book includes four scenes to color, and a search-and-find activity for each scene. The chunky-sized water pen is easy for kids to hold and stores neatly right in the front cover, so Water WOW! books make ideal travel activity books and travel toys for kids.
For the past 8 years, the Piggy Paint mission has been to create non-toxic, premium products. Products that are worry-free and completely safe for kids – their kids and your kids. With an ethical, eco-minded vision, this company strives to offer the safest polish on the planet. Their advanced, water-based formula is better than 3 free, better than 5, 7, or 10 free – it’s free of ALL harsh chemicals! And they offer single bottles as well as a variety of sets. Sometimes Sweet, Dragon Tears, Girls Rule!, Drama, Forever Fancy, Ice Cream Dream, Tea Party for Two, PINKie Promise and a Remover all come prettily packaged in the Color Me Happy Set.
Piggy Paint is non-toxic & safe for all ages! And their Make It Last duo is also a must have. This set is perfect to add to any gift or polish purchase, because the Topcoat and Basecoat will help Piggy Paint wear to it’s full potential.
Inspired by the storyline in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 8, the Twilight Sparkle Magical School of Friendship playset brings her school to playtime! Both classrooms are themed around classes in the series, taught by the Mane 6! Including a 3-inch Twilight Sparkle pony figure and school accessories, she can explore classrooms, store accessories in the lockers, reveal magical colors in the fashion class, and ride the elevator. The entryway beams with light, and the scroll on the roof lights up to show images from the series.
Unleash your child’s inner diva with an award-worthy stage karaoke player! The Little Pretender stage mic appeals to budding singers and approving parents with its bright child-friendly design, easy-to-use versatility, and high-quality construction. It comes packed with exciting features that will keep little kids entertained for years to come.
Features two durable handheld microphones and an adjustable stand that can be extended up to 40”, making it a convenient choice that can suit many ages and stages. Flashing lights and lively tunes bring the performance to life! Upon tapping the foot pedals, kids will get rewarded by audience applause sounds and other fun recordings. And this charming stage mic comes equipped with a sturdy flip-out handle that makes it easy for young performers to carry along.
Drink in the Box is the world’s only reusable drink box, is patented, BPA and Phthalate free, won’t squirt or leak, and helps to hydrate your kids without all the sugar and risk of mold, or impact to the environment of a disposable juice boxes.
It’s the holiday season and Princess Cadance, Shining Armor, and Baby Flurry Heart are traveling to Princess Twilight Sparkle to celebrate in her castle! When they arrive, Twilight is super stressed to find the best gift ever, but eventually they learn that friendship is every pony’s favorite gift of all. This My Little Pony Best Gift Ever set comes with 3 pony figures: Princess Cadance, Shining Armor, and Baby Flurry Heart. Pretend the royal family is gifting the teddy bear, bottle, and present accessories to their baby alicorn. Imagine festive family scenes celebrating the holidays together with this My Little Pony Best Gift Ever set!
Start your engines and drive into the action-packed, high speed, thrilling world of hot wheels on this special 50th anniversary edition megamat! this full color foam mat with exciting scenes comes with a collectible poster featuring the top hot wheels stunt vehicles over the last 50 years! so accelerate off to adventure with the #1 selling die-cast vehicles in the world on this electrifying Mega mat.
- Super durable foam mat with a finished border
- 18″ x 24″ collectible poster
- Full color continuous play scene
- Mat measures over 3½ feet wide x 2½ feet tall!
- Non-toxic and durable
- Wipes clean
Snack in the Box is the coolest snack container with twin chambers, each holding 6 ounces of your favorite dry snack. Using USA-made Tritan, the body lets you fill with 2 different types of snacks. And the Tritan pop-up lids let you easily pour out the snack from each chamber individually. Patent pending design. Sib is BPA and Phthalate free, keeps your snacks from being crushed or mushed, and works as quantity control so you don’t eat more than you planned.