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CLJ Gift Guides: Gifts for Kids

November 25, 2016  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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There’s probably been one thing that your child (or niece or nephew or grandchild, etc) has been asking for (for Greta, it’s this robot kitty–since she’s allergic to real kitties) but there is nothing better than seeing a child’s face on Christmas morning when you produce the most unexpected, best presents they’ll love forever. Here are a few gifts for kids we’d recommend this year:

1. A small treehouse playset with animal buddies is the sweetest alternative to a dollhouse for boys and girls. $190
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2. Hair chalk will allow them to change up their ‘do without any permanence. It lasts for up to 3 days (with no messy residue everywhere) or until washed out with shampoo. $12

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3. 3-in-1 bank so you can teach your child about budgeting, saving and helping others. $18

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4. Like a major refresh of the classic Mr. Potato head, this tin and wood game will keep any child busy (and quiet!) for quite awhile as they mix and match faces and features. $15

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5. Every newborn needs an ornament for their first Christmas. These feel so special. $8

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6. The Little (Boy or Girl) Who Lost Their Name. A best-selling book that’s completely customizable for your child’s name. $29

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7. The warmest, fur-lined long puffer coat (also in champagne and pink). $108 (50% off today!!)

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8. Walkie talkies so they can chat and giggle to each other, and go on “spy missions” for hours on end. $21

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9. Watch Ya’ Mouth. The hilarious guess what I’m saying game that’s gone viral. Every home needs it! $19

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10. Their very own microphone so they can sing in the mirror or put on shows in the playroom. $47

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11. Soft, indoor snowballs. $24

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12. VTech Camera. For the kid who only uses their leap pad for the camera anymore (ahem….) this kids’ camera takes digital photos, has a flash and can even has a reverse camera so they can photograph themselves. $49

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13. Fuji film INSTAX mini 8. And if they’re a little older, this Instax mini (with nearly 8,000 positive reviews!) takes and develops instant pictures and memories, beautifully. $55

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14. Nail stickers, forever. $3

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15. A 2-in-1 balance tricycle to balance bike (we ordered this for Faye!). $49

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16. A 50 ft slackline with teaching line so they can practice balancing–great for all ages. $68

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17. Placemat and plate in one…AND it suctions to the table. (Maybe this is a gift more for parents. HA.) Also available in pink, blue and gray. $19

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18. The most darling animal socks (our girls love them). All 8 for $19

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19. A mermaid tail blanket, on the top of Christmas lists everywhere. $26. 

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20. Personalized art for their room. $29

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21. Magformers. The amazing magnetic construction set that I’ve never seen a kid dislike. They have over 1000 five star reviews. $29

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PS. More gifts for kids and the 2016 gift guides so far.

What do you think?

  1. Dani says:

    Julia- I’m looking for the best coloring books for 6 and 4 year old. I thought you’d be just the person to ask! Any good suggestions??

  2. Sarah says:

    I got that same balance bike/trike for our toddler and she LOVES it. It’s a great little bike. She mostly rides it around inside the house, it’s easy to wheel on wood/tile and carpet.

  3. Rachel says:

    I was wracking my brain trying to figure out what magformers were named. Thanks for taking the work out of it for me haha

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