In this list you will find some highly recommended gifts for your child. I stuck to age ranges 0-5 because otherwise I could go on ALL DAY! I also made sure to include some toys that encouraged indoor ACTIVE PLAY. That is something we struggle with at our house during the winter months, so I’m hoping to remedy that this year!
Gifts from Under $20-$40
Teach My Baby Learning Kit Teach My Baby is the multi award-winning all-in-one learning kit for babies 6 months+. Requiring no screens, the kit has everything necessary for teaching baby the basics! The kit is divided into four sections to teach babies – First Words, First Numbers, Self and Sound & Touch. Use modern, multicultural teaching tools to teach baby using repetition and interaction.
Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone Pound the wooden balls down onto the xylophone and listen as a musical scale plays aloud. Kids will love sliding out the xylophone to play on its own, and learning about the different sounds with this early melodies introduction to musical arts. Durable child safe paint finish and solid wood construction make this a toy your child will love for years to come. Hape toys stimulate children through every stage of development and help nurture and develop their natural abilities.
BathBlocks Floating Ball Run Bath Blocks bring classic block play into a fun, fascinating, new, watery environment. The bath tub is the perfect place to create water falls, ball runs, water slides and more.
Magic Pen This is pretty cool! You use a dark colored crayon or marker to draw a line on a white piece of paper, set the truck on top of the line, and the truck will run on the line automatically. So many creative possibilities!
Roller Coaster Logic & Building Game This awesome game incorporates elements of a logic puzzle, while also allowing for the creativity that stems from free-form building. Once you have solved each challenge, you get to watch a real coaster car glide down the track, complete with dips, curves, and loops.
Nerf Nitro Flash Fury Chaos Kids can create awesome stunts as they fire foam cars from blasters that feature the power and performance of the Nerf brand! Blast into stunts to go high, go far, go fast!
Foam Pogo Jumper Not only will your kids be laughing and smiling the whole time they are hopping around on this pogo jumper, but it will also be teaching them balance and coordination.
Play-Dough Touch Shape to Life Studio I want to buy this just to see it in action. With this kit and a downloaded app, your kids can bring Play-Doh creations to life! They can shape new virtual friends, explore different worlds, effects, and animations, and customize the creations again and again.
My Great Bean Bag Toss A perfect game for cold, rainy and snowy days! Easy to put up, take down, and store!
Pop Beads Jewelry Making Kit This jewelry fashion kit comes with 500 pieces: beads in 15 unique shapes and different colors, 12 rings, and seven bracelets. These beads snap together easily and securely. It will be great for developing your child’s creative thinking and practical ability.
Teeter Popper There are so many ways the kiddos can use this! They can rock it, roll it, sit in it or stand on it. Another great solution for indoor physical play! In playful exploration, the Teeter Popper will improve core strength, stability, leg strength, balance, coordination and gross-motor skills.
Yoga Spinner Game Yoga Spinner is a delightful introduction to yoga that encourages teamwork and healthy physical activity.
Magic Moves Electric Wand Get movin’ and stomp like an elephant or soar like an eagle with 90 fun physical commands, 26 twinkling light shows, and a variety of musical styles that will get little ones up and exercising their bodies, creativity, and listening skills!
Gifts from $50-$100
Junior Ball Run Love this toy for the young ones! They will have tons of fun stacking and building their towers and sending the ball down the run. It will keep them entertained for a long time and they will learn all kinds of new skills!
My Busy Town Wooden Activity Cube This activity cube has many activities to keep your toddler engaged that are all part of an amazing journey of learning through play.
Baby Balance Bike (6-24 Months) A great first bike to introduce to your little one. This bike has been stated as being great quality and fun and exciting for your baby or toddler to learn the beginning stages of bike balance. I’m so getting this!
Wooden Rocking Boat How CUTE is this?? This rocking boat comes with a bench style seat and supportive back piece for added comfort (and safety!). It’s the perfect indoor play structure for your little one. Durable child safe paint finish and solid wood construction make this a toy your child will love for years to come.
Around We Go Activity Center If you’re a little nervous about baby walkers, this is an awesome alternative. It stays in one place, but your babe can still walk around the activity center. It grows with them too! The seat removes completely so baby and toddlers can stand and play as well.
Gymnic Rody Hopping on a Rody promotes balance and coordination in children while providing a fun workout. There are tons of different colors too!
Moonlite Storybook Projector A cute and easy-to-use device that turns your smartphone (most Android and iOS devices) into a storybook projector! Moonlite clips onto your smartphone and uses the phone’s flashlight to project vibrant storybook illustrations onto any surface. The Moonlite app also includes charming sound effects to make story time even more magical.
VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk The Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe is an interactive desk and includes five activity pages to explore that are filled with engaging content. Transforms from a desk into an easel and chalkboard with storage space for art supplies to encourage play and discovery! Multiple color options!
Learning Advantage Step-A-Logs Use the balance beams to teach better balance and proper movement while increasing the child’s sense of coordination in a safe environment. And it’s another physical activity that can be used indoors during these winter months!
Gifts From $100 and Over
Zebra Rocker This rocker is beautiful! The plush body, wooden base, and unique zebra design make it better than your average rocking horse. The Land of Nod does it right!
Think & Learn Smart Cycle My little guy loves to ride his bike, but obviously that doesn’t happen much when it’s cold and rainy. So he will most likely be getting this awesome indoor bike this year! And with the bluetooth technology, it offers learning games that focus on skills preschoolers will need as they head into kindergarten, such as letters and phonics, spelling and vocabulary, and reading and rhyming. Add that on top of being physically active, and it’s a DREAM!
Camper Playhouse Perfect for imaginary vacations, this camper from The Land of Nod brings road trips right into your home. It features embroidered and patchwork details (including an awning and curtains) that look just like the real thing. They also offer a S’more the Merrier Campfire Set and Log Seat to create the ultimate playroom campsite. So adorable!
Treehouse Play Set and Camping Buddies This scaled down, classic treehouse will fit into your kid’s playroom. The Treehouse Play Set is made from wood, it’s handpainted, and it comes with a set of Camping Buddies Wooden Dolls. Part of The Land of Nod’s exclusive Camp Wandawega for Nod Collection. Can you tell how much I LOVE this company?
Indoor Playground Another fantastic way for kids to get out their energy when they are stuck indoors! This playground set fits into the doorways of your home! It’s strong and safe enough to hold 300 pounds yet weighs less than 10 pounds. It can also be assembled in minutes without having to drill any holes and is easily stored away.
Majestic Mansion Dollhouse This dollhouse is made to LAST! At four and a half feet tall, the KidKraft Majestic Mansion is spacious. It includes eight rooms, 34 furniture pieces and fun accessories to provide hours of exploration. Tons of movable features, including the working elevator, will encourage interaction with enough room to share and play together.
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