It’s about that time! All kids are want-y and excited for the holidays to arrive. They are making their lists and poring over those toy catalogs, and we are maybe starting to feel just a tad overwhelmed. Don’t fret. Scary Mommy put together a list of our favorite picks for the 2019 holiday season, and you can’t go wrong with these.
1. Monti Kids
This Montessori subscription box is amazing, and where has it been all our lives? We kind of want it for ourselves. It shows up every three months with learning materials appropriate for your kid’s age (birth to three years).
Everyone knows a kid who loves Thomas. We never feel bad about purchasing Thomas the Train toys because they are timeless fun that can be handed down for ages.
We’re not sure who is going to love this more--our kids or our spouses.
The coolest thing about Toy Story 4? The resurgence of all of these awesome Toy Story toys. This one is probably our favorite and a guaranteed hit.
Okay, so this is for us, but we might let our kids play with it too. The ’90’s are back and we are HERE FOR IT.
Sometimes, we want to give a gift and an experience. These kits will do that. Plus, it’s a great way to bond with our kiddos without screens.
Yes, this game is for kids, but honestly everyone will love it.
We love this because you can attach it to the stroller, carseat or crib, and your baby can be comforted by the familiar sounds wherever you are. It makes car rides with a fussy baby a bit more bearable.
We all need more unicorns in our life. Your kids (ages three and above) will love this one because they get to decorate and style them.
10. Kurio Watch
A smart watch made just for kids. They will love how it glows and the games and apps will get them up and moving.
12. Insolito Kids
If your kid just doesn’t need any more toys, or has an eye for trends and fashion, then here you go. Curated based on your child’s individual style, you receive a box each quarter, and only keep (and pay for) what you love.
If your children are obsessed with things like flarp and slime, they will love playing this game.
This robot is the perfect project for your STEM-loving child. It even has wings that light up and move.
This challenging kit will allow you and your kids to make three different robots.
This is our favorite pillow ever. It glows in the dark, all our kids want one, and we’re thinking we need to snag one for ourselves too.
A fairy garden cottage with a trickling water and soil and seeds to grow real plants is certain to be a favorite gift this year.
18. Pencil Nose
A game where you can draw pictures with your nose? We don’t know a child who won’t love this!
If you have a basketball lover in your house, this book is a must have. It’s filled with tips, facts, and everything you need to know about the game.
20. Pixie Belles
Interactive toys are the best, and we love these little toys that dance and spin.
This coloring book not only allows your child to enjoy an afternoon coloring, it will inspire them and build their confidence.
A great way to express your child’s love for all things STEM is this sticker book that’s loaded with empowering activities.
23. Globber Scooter
This works for toddlers and grows with your child, supporting up to 110 pounds. Patented steering lock button fixes the steering system of the two front wheels to only move forward & backward helping your child learn to balance. When they are ready, unlock the button and spring-loaded mechanism to allow your child to learn to steer.
When the correct shape is placed in its spot, the shark song will play for your child. This game is a great way to work on their gross motor skills and is sure to make them smile each time they finish placing all the shapes as the shark congratulates them.
Your child will love putting on a puppet show with this plush baby shark that sings. They can even control the tempo by how fast they move baby shark’s mouth.
We live for these shoes, and they are worth every cent. They are less bulky than rainboots, comfy like a sneaker, but totally waterproof. No soggy socks after stomping in the puddles at recess.
27. Baby Gund Rattle
This gender-neutral soft rattle is so soft and cuddly, you are going to want one for yourself. It’s the right size for little hands with no dangerous parts, and can be thrown right in the washing machine.
A book for your baby that can travel anywhere, it has embroidered details which are great for sensory play. Bonus: it can also be thrown in the wash when it needs to be cleaned.
This multi-stage activity center is portable and a must-have for keeping baby entertained during holiday travel. Best of all, it converts into a play table for toddlers up to five years.
The ’80s are baaaaaack, and both you and your kids are going to love this rad Rubik’s brainteaser that is perfect for game night.
Have a coding-obsessed kiddo? Don’t ask me exactly how these coding kits work, but with LED lights, speakers, and sensors, they are bound to wow your kid, all the while teaching them valuable 21st-century skills.
A great way to bond with your teens and tweens, this game will give family game night a much-needed revival.
33. NBA 2K20 Game
When it’s too cold to shoot hoops outside, your sports or game-loving kid can get their fix with the NBA 2K20 game.
34. Pictionary Air
A modern take on the classic game, Pictionary Air is fun for the whole family — and will make those snow days more bearable.
Little ones (and parents) will love this not-so- typical play mat. It has tons of games and activities for babies and comes with a guidebook for parents. Not to mention it’s got a super stylish design so you won’t want to hide it away when your baby isn’t using it.
If your kid has (or is getting) a Nintendo Switch, this game is perfect. With more than 30 events to play, it has the nostalgia of Mario with 30 different games to play — all geared around the 2020 Olympics.
If you’re traveling over the holidays, Walgreen’s Over the Moon travel desk is a perfect choice. Walgreens has an entire line of Over the Moon toys that make perfect stocking stuffers too.
Share some ’90s nostalgia with your kids by gifting them the SEGA Genesis Mini — it’s 55% smaller than the original, but features 42 of your favorite classic games!
Is there anything cuter than a baby sloth to keep your baby company as they play on this activity mat? Didn’t think so.
If you needed more ideas for your kiddos this year, you are welcome. Let the holiday shopping begin.
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