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Preschooler gift guide, coming in hot! I rounded up my absolute favorites and scoured the reviews to bring you the best Christmas gifts for preschoolers!
Some of the things on the list were also on my Toddler Gift Guide list because my bigger kids (ages 5 and 7) still play with them, so they’re good for preschoolers, too.
Like the toddler gift guide, I’m opting to only recommend toys, books and stuff that I think you’ll truly use for years to come.
In this preschooler Christmas gift guide, I have a mix of fun and practical – yes, I’m totally THAT MOM who gifts essentials like markers or toothpaste – it’s all in the presentation ;).
Here are 80+ gift ideas for preschoolers for Christmas – check out my favorites!
Best Gifts for Preschoolers
1 // Colored Domino Set
These could be used about a million different ways + love that they’re wood.
2 // White Paper Rolls
ALWAYS stocking up on craft supplies here – looks fun wrapped under the tree :).
3 // Play Food
A favorite play food set of ours.
4 // Metal Kids Shovel
Great for sand or snow – put these kids to work!
5 // Knee Hockey Set
Coop has and LOVES!
6 // Micro Mini Scooter
My favorite option for younger kids – the 3 wheels up front are essential!
Fun little play set to go with play-doh or clay.
8 // Lincoln Logs
The original building toy!
A day in the life of 7 kids around the world.
10 // Hot Wheels Gift Set
Can never have enough Hot Wheels in this house!
11 // Kid Robes
A practical but CAYUTE gift!
12 // Reusable Sticker Pads
These are easy enough for littles to manipulate themselves + reusable is key!
13 // Wooden Busy Board
LOVE this busy board – super sturdy, we’ve had it for years!
14 // Hunter Boots
Love these for my boys and girls! Sturdy and easy on, easy off.
15 // Basketball Hoop
A classic toy for littles :).
16 // Magnetic Tiles
THE BEST toy for kids ages 2-10 – universally appealing.
17 // Dear Boy
Love this sweet book for a little guy.
18 // Tot Tube Playset
Ordering for Coop this year! Basic but I think it’ll be a blast for him.
19 // Stomp Rocket
THESE ARE SO COOL! My kids love them.
For allll the tiny pieces.
21 // Wearable Blanket
Grabbing these for my big kids this year – a few fun animal options!
22 // Play-Doh Variety Pack
Can never have enough Play-Doh at home.
23 // Warmies
I’m generally anti-stuffed animal but bought one of these for each of my kids last year and they’re so loved – microwavable to act as a heating ‘pad’ + they can go in the freezer as a little ‘cold pack’ too. So many cute animal options too!
This came highly recommended over on Instagram!
25 // Helmet
Whether they’re scootering or biking or even riding on an adult bike (or behind one), a helmet is a must!
26 // Karaoke Microphone
Against my better judgement, I’m grabbing one of these for my kids this year.
27 // The Big Book Series
Another Insta recommendation!
28 // Bounce House
This thing is worth its weight in gold, especially this year. We have ours in the basement and its fantastic for a rainy day + when it’s gross outside. My kids (3-8) all play on this!
29 // Kinetic Sand
LOVE Kinetic Sand – fun and not a huge mess.
30 // Princess Read Book
Emmy (3) LOVES this set – the little ‘tablet’ reads the books to her when she presses thee corresponding button. Keeps her busy for like an hour!
A top rated Melissa & Doug toy for imaginative play!
32 // Rocking Balance Board
I ordered this for my littles – great for balance and imagination – “whatever you imagine it to be – a swing, a bridge, a shop, a cabin, a stepping stone, a racetrack, a lounge chair, fitness equipment, a puppet, a small football goal, a teeter popper…” – ok sold!
33 // Dear Girl
A sentimental sweet book for a little girl.
34 // Toy Kitchen
We’ve had this kitchen for a few years and the quality is great, it’s not obnoxiously ugly, and kids of all ages love it.
35 // Osmo Kit
I don’t actually own this yet but considering it – “This kit features Osmo’s bestselling Little Genius Starter Kit and select early learning games. Practice early reading, number recognition, shapes, and even social-emotional skills while interacting with on-screen characters and physical game pieces.”
*Exact set can be found HERE
36 // Foldable TeePee
A great fun FOLDABLE teepee that comes with twinkle lights + a mat for inside at a super reasonable price!
37 // Wooden Dollhouse
My girls LOVE their dollhouse – this one is quality and fairly neutral.
38 // Slippers
These are SO stinkin cute – I have them for Emmy and they come in pink, purple, grey + ivory.
39 // Play Cleaning Set
The quintessential toddlere/preschooler toy – just getting them primed for real chores someday ;). This is something all my kids will occasionally circle back to.
40 // Take-A-Part Crane Truck
Perfect for a budding engineer!
Constantly stocking up on art supplies over here!
42 // Personalized Apron
These are darling + so practical – tons of prints to choose from!
43 // Personalized Plate
I have these for each of my kids and they’ve held up well so far with regular washing in the dishwasher. TONS of personalization options!
44 // Quiet Busy Book
This is a must for us – I got it before a road trip and the moments of silence are #worthit. Machine washable, too.
45 // 20 Pack of Hair Bows
This set of bows is SO good – looks so high end but the price is ridiculously low and the colors are great.
46 // Tempura Paint Sticks
These seem like a hot mess but they’re actually great and my kids love using them.
47 // Easel
A must for any art-loving kid.
48 // Alphabet Legends Book
These are so cute and there are SO MANY OPTIONS (hockey, Seinfeld, country music, fashion, etc) for these Alphabet books.
49 // Cub Balance Bike
The cutest balance bike for littles. We had one for Coop and the quality is great.
50 // Webbed Swing
This is a super fun swing for outside – ours hangs from a tree but you could also attach to a swingset.
51 // Balance Beam
We have one of these in the basement – great for balance (ha!)
52 // Bilibo
My kids got these last year and while they don’t use them daily, I definitely think they were a good buy! Good for balance and imagination.
53 // Air Fort
Ordered one of these to try! Just connect it to a box-fan and the fort is up!
54 // Fire Station
This is a great set as a dollhouse alternative.
55 // Family Charades
We have this and it’s fun & easy enough for little kids to play!
Every kid loves Squishies and this kit adds a crafting element.
57 // Kiwi Crate
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You can have this matching game custom made with your own photos. Doing this for Emmy this year!
59 // Disney Princess Set
This is pricey but a great set of alllll the Princesses!
60 // 4 Pack of Puzzles
This set of puzzles is SO good – my kids love it.
Best Stocking Stuffers for Preschoolers
1 // Pop Math Toy
This is great for sensory + learning numbers.
2 // Tegu Set
Magnetic wood blocks with a cute carrying case.
Great game to expose kids to a little diversity.
4 // Crazy 8s Game
My big kids love this! 5+
5 // Scribble Scrubbies
You color these then scrub them clean. And repeat!
6 // Jelly Clips
So many options on these bubble jelly hair clips and they’re from a mom-owned small shop.
Swimming lessons are a great gift + life skill. We love Goldfish – they’re a franchise and might be in your area, too!
8 // Playing Card Holders
These are genius – they hold playing cards when tiny hands cant.
This stuff is worth the $$! Coop has some and the UV light ‘draws’ on the putty.
Having a water bottle is essential to not having to get 2557735 cups of water daily + no spills. Tons of color options, too!
11 // Lacing Cards
Great for fine motor skills + quiet time.
12 // Wet Brushes
The best hair brushes of all time for tangles!
13 // Piggy Paint
Non-toxic nail polish for littles.
14 // Spot It Game
This is a little “spot the difference” game with perfect reviews + it’s meant to develop focus, visual perception skills, speech language skills, and fine motor skills.
15 // Water Wow Coloring Books
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these – even my big kids love these. The included refillable water pen ‘colors’ the pages and then they dry and repeat!
16 // Resin Letter Set
Insanely cute set of resin letters.
17 // Wiki Stix
A fun little stocking stuffer for busy hands.
18 // Race Track Tape
A top-seller from last year – makes any surface a race track!
19 // Play-Doh
Forever stocking up on more Play-Doh.
20 // Monkey Noodles
These are new to me but I’m ordering some for the stockings!
21 // Kids Electric Toothbrush
These came in the kids stockings last year and they LOVE them – rechargeable and electric toothbrushes do a better job cleaning teeth, too. Built in timer too!