Sometimes you just need a little help finding great children gifts. These are for babies up through young children 8 years and up. The best loved ones tend to be those that stimulate physical development and learning while being fun. I especially like ones that stay valid for a long time… more than just one year. What you will find here are high quality best selling products.
In order to make finding what you are looking for easier, here is the category layout for this page. It will likely grow and change with time…
Baby to 5 years
Baby to 2 years
3 years and up
4 years and up
6 years and up
8 years and up
Now…on to the list…
Age range: baby to 5 years
This set of eating utensils with a plate is made to help children who are just starting to eat solid food. Decorated for a theme, the plate has compartments with ramps that end in shapes that exactly fit the end of the utensils. A design that makes it easy for young children to load food onto the eating utensils. PVC, Phthalate, BPA & Lead Free.
Constructive eating – Construction utensils set
This plate and utensils set is incredibly cute, but also practical and fun. The eating utensils handles are designed to look like little construction machines. Utensils consist of a construction machines with a fork, a spoon, also a utensil that is a bulldozer. The plate is designed to aid in usage and learning to use the eating utensils while little ones eat.
Constructive eating – garden fairy set
Similarly, this set is pretty, but also practical and fun. The handles of the eating utensils are designed to look like little fairies and vines. The fork is a pitch fork, the spoon is a shovel, and there is also a rake. The plate works with the utensils to aid in usage and learning to use the eating utensils while little ones eat.
This bowl has a gyroscopic design that allows the bowl to roll, adapt position, and stay level as well as right side up through motion. This design is both entertaining and practical. This is made of PP material, easy to clean, and dishwasher safe
Nuby 3-D Monster Snack Keeper
Suction cupped snack keeper has a cute creature design that makes it easy for toddlers to take some of their snacks out, but minimize the spillage and mess. The base even has a suction cup that holds it well to the surface desired.
VTech Rhyme and Discover Book
This learning book has lights, sounds, and open ended questions that encourage thinking and learning for your infant or toddler. Made of safe BPA free plastic and meant for babies 6 months to 3 years.
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Spinning Spiral Tower Playset
Car track features VTech SmartPoint technology; comes with 6 SmartPoint locations that interact with SmartPoint vehicles to trigger fun phrases and music. It comes with a van to teach the letter “V”. For children ages 1 to 5 years old.
Here are some popular VTech Go! Go! smart vehicles 3 pack to go with the set above
Perfectly sized for little hands. Teaches the letter of the vehicle’s name, and more. Light-up driver button activates learning, music and sounds
Each vehicle responds electronically to over 50 SmartPoint locations on all Go! Go! Smart Wheels Playsets.
Age range: baby to 2 years
Onesies are always a good idea and a practical, valued gift. If you are unfamiliar with this nickname or are new to caring for babies, onesies are the body suits with snap closures at the bottom. Their design makes it easy to keep the baby covered and warm while quickly changing a diaper. Babies can be messy and a good supply of these is handy.
Marvel’s boys 5 pack – each with a different Marvel character.
Girls Justice League 5 pack – each with a different Justice League character.
Rosie Pope 5 pack
Soooo many wonderful design themes…the space ones for both boys and girls are my favorites.
Little Tikes Scoot Around Elephant
There is a front compartment where balls can be put into trunk and the lid opens to get them out. A compartment can also be found under the seat too.
Toddlers can use this to push, and scoot around. It can aid in starting to walk, and also to scoot around while riding this thing. 1 to 3 years old.
VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
This interactive learning baby walker has a removable play panel. It has 5 piano keys that play music and encourage creativity. Two colorful spinning rollers, 3 shape sorters, and 3 light-up buttons help develop motor skills. It also includes a play telephone. There are over 70 sing-along songs, music, sound effects and fun phrases incorporated as well. 9 months to 3 years old.
LeapFrog My Pal Violet
Learning toy that can be personalized to teach spelling the child’s name.
Compatible with Explorer 9.0+, Safari 5.0+, Firefox, Android 4.0, and Chrome. 15 learning activities that you can personalize, 40+ songs available, learn colors, counting and first words, and explore feelings and emotions. Easy to personalize and suitable for 6 months to 3 years.
Age range: 3 years and up
Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game
No reading required! This is a best selling pre-school game for 5 years. This game develops matching, sorting, strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and pre-handwriting skills. Winner of Parents’ Choice Award, Dr. Toy Best Picks, Good Housekeeping Best Toy, Canadian Toy Testing Council, and NAPPA Games Honors awards.
10 Cans of Play-Doh, each with a different color, that supply plenty of non-toxic modeling compound for the whole family to enjoy shaping and creating.
Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bath time Fun Toys, Purple
This BPA free set is for play fun for bath time. All the pieces float. The octopus arms stick up in a circle and work as the post for the festive ring pieces. As a result, they can be used like a horse shoes style floating game at bath time. They can also be used to put together and take apart to develop motor skills.
Fisher Price Code A Pillar
I got this for my nephew for his birthday. He was so enthralled that he ignored everything and everyone for quite a while. This toy truly captured his full attention. He absolutely loves it! This is a new teaching design that has many technical experts very excited.
The caterpillar segments connect together, also disconnect, and rearrange. Each segment lights up and performs a different action. It is designed to teach the kind of skills and thinking for software programming later on. This toy is especially designed to develop coding, planning, sequencing, and critical thinking skills. This is a basic set, but there are more segment sets that can be added.
VTech Drill & Learn Toolbox Toy
Role-play fun where a working toy drill spins the gears and drills screws into the electronic tray’s holes. Additionally, press light-up buttons for fun songs and to learn about a variety of tools, how they’re used, and the sounds they make. This toy also teaches numbers and colors.
Bend A Path Glow-in-the-Dark Car and Track Set
This set is easy for little hands to manipulate! The track sections can be
attached and detached. They come in five bright colors, are bendable and flexible so the path can be easily moved and reshaped. Assemble and reassemble as you like. This is for 3 years and up.
4 years and up
Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers, Broad Line, 40-Count
Crayola Ultra-Clean Fine Line Washable Markers for Ages 4 to 15 tears old.
Let’s Go Fishin’
Overall, I have to say this is my favorite item in the list. The game board spins and the fish open and close their mouths and players try to catch the fish with the little fishing poles. Ages 3 to 15 years old.
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Classic Hungry Hippos game has 4 hippo heads and bodies plus marbles for them to chomp. The game is for ages 4 and up.
Age: 6 years old and up
Hasbro Connect 4 Game
This is a classic game with disc drop in a grid for Connect 4 Classic Grid…4 discs in a row wins.
Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
20 piece kit allows your young scientist to explore and learn the basics of science from chemical reactions to the use of science tools. Particularly, this kit represents STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) principles and the chemicals included are: Red cabbage powder, citric acid, baking soda, 3 color tablets, crosslinked polyacrylate copolymer, vegetable oil, corn starch.
Educational Insights Kanoodle
Over 100 puzzle challenges! Place the pieces on the board, the challenge is deciding where the rest of the pieces go to complete the puzzle. Game includes 12 puzzle pieces, 101 puzzle challenges in a 44-page illustrated puzzle book, and a carrying case. Age 6 to 12 years old.
Age: 8 years old and up
LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter 75168 Star Wars Toy
This Lego set includes Jedi Starfighter that features folding wings, front-and-top-opening mini figure cockpit, space for R2-D2 behind, and two laser cannons and spring-loaded shooters. For children ages 8 to 12 years old.
Five Crowns Card Game
Five-suited rummy-style game with a rotating wild card. Easy to learn & Fun for kids and adults!
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit
NAPPA Silver Award Winner set in which children design and build 10 amazing moving machines – teach your bricks new tricks. 80 page instructions, 33 LEGO pieces, instructions for 10 modules, 6 plastic balls, string, paper ramps and other components for ages 8 years old and up.