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Kids’ Gift Guide 2020

December 3, 2020  —  Written by Julia 

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Last year, we got our girls this train set and it’s been the highlight of their days since setting up the tree in the dining room. I hope it’s always one of those things that brings back Christmas memories.

I’m sure there are lots of “sweet spots” when your kids are growing up, but I feel like we’re in the sweetest spot with our girls 3, 6 and 10. Everything is fun and their interests are developing and I just want to freeze time. Christmas also feels easier this year. They have specific passions and we’re leaning into them. Below, I rounded up 14 great gift ideas for kids (more than half of which we own or are gifting this year!) Hope you find some good ideas for any kid in your life, too.

  1. Wooden Rock Balancing Set $32- Whenever we go for a hike as a family, we always see rock cairns. I love the idea of our girls creating these zen sculptures in the playroom–I got this for Polly, but I’m excited for them too!
  2. Inflatable Air Fort $49 – I imagined this plush play-space set up on the patio on the next sunny day, but let’s be honest — We’re going to blow it up in the living room on Christmas morning, haha!
  3. Mail Carrier Playset  $79/$15- I know my sisters and I weren’t the only ones playing “mailroom” growing up! I’m so nostalgic for this cute carrier kit and can’t wait to see where the girls set up their little post office. (This one is cute, too!)
  4. Sunset Curve Sweatshirt $25 – Did your family also binge Julie and the Phantoms on Netflix? Greta and Faye asked me to Google if the show’s band Sunset Curve is *real* — they’re going to scream when they see their new groupie sweatshirts!
  5. Snow Tube $129 – It’s already blustery in Idaho! There’s nothing more exciting on Christmas break than putting on your snow pants right after breakfast and hitting the (sledding) slopes!
  6. Book Making Kit $26 – Books are big around here, and I think it would be fun/funny to see what stories our girls would create. (Who knows? Maybe one will make it into the bedtime rotation?)
  7. Baby Doll $45 – We gifted Polly this sweet baby last year, and I don’t think she’s let “Mimi” out of her sight yet.
  8. Inflatable Gymnastics Track $149 – Faye is our tumbler. I’m excited to set up a space for her to somersault and cartwheel while the trampoline is in the off-season.
  9. Little Chef Knife Set $49 – We have more than one daughter who idolizes her Chris-Cooks dad.
  10. Portable Keyboard $63 – Our girls are starting to learn to play the piano, and this feels like just the “training wheels” they need.
  11. Track Suit $36 – We got Faye this cute rainbow pastel track suit, and she wore it to school three days in a row before she let us wash it. And then she wore it a fourth day.
  12. Bubble Push Fidget Toy $12 – I carry this popper toy in my purse at all times. It’s a quiet, never-ending game that’s so soothing and settling. Our girls even play a game where the last person to push the button in on one side loses. Imagine handing this fun little bubble-popper to your toddler instead of the iPad.
  13. Kids Against Maturity Card Game $19 – Family game night! Imagine Cards against Humanity for kids. (There might be some cards that you would remove for you family) But we’re we’re looking forward to the silly combos these kid-appropriate cards bring up.
  14. Plush Character Pillow $49 – This little lion is coming to family movie night for sure — along with his friends: the cat, the dinosaur, and the unicorn. Can’t go wrong!

Want more gift ideas for kids? Check out our past gift guides here, here, here, here, here and here!

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  1. Kelsi says:

    I turn 30 later this month and the sunset curve sweatshirt is on my wishlist this year too ????. Your girls have great taste!

  2. Crystal says:

    Have you looked at the cards in number 13? Definitely not “g” rated. Take a look at the 1 star ratings on Amazon and you will see this is very inappropriate for children. “Olaf’s snowballs” “front farts” “puckered starfish” “big brown beaver” just to name a few.

  3. So many lovely finds! Thank you!

  4. Lara says:

    Kids Against Maturity is a fun game- but not as G rated as you’d think. There were definitely some cards in there that shocked me when playing the game with a 13 year old. Just a heads up :-)

    • Megan says:

      I second Lara’s comment! They are pretty hilarious and my kids wouldn’t understand them… but I would call it a PG-13 rated version of Cards Against Humanity. ;)

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