November 29, 2023

Hey Mama! As the holiday season approaches, the excitement in the air is palpable, especially for young mamas eager to make this time of year magical for their little ones. The joy of finding the perfect gift is unparalleled, and this year offers a myriad of options that will undoubtedly bring smiles and laughter to your household. 

In this holiday shopping guide, we'll explore the top 20 hottest gifts for kids chosen by the team atRey to Z. These gifts, range from educational toys to trendy gadgets. And, of course, we won't forget about the cozy essentials –mittens, beanies and sweatshirts– to keep your little ones warm and stylish during the winter festivities.

  1. Interactive Learning Tablets:

Kickstart your child's educational journey with interactive learning tablets designed to make learning fun and engaging. These devices often feature educational games, puzzles, and activities that foster cognitive development. A couple of our favorites are the LeapFrog Products

  1. STEM Building Kits:

Encourage creativity and critical thinking with building kits with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). From building robots to constructing miniature architecture, these kits provide hands-on learning experiences.LEGOhas been a family favorite for generations the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robot Kit is excellent andNational Geographic Mega Science Labis a great choice.

  1. Kid-Friendly Smartwatches:

Keep your little one connected in a safe and controlled manner with kid-friendly smartwatches. These watches often include features like GPS tracking, parental controls, and fun games to entertain on the go. A couple of good ones are theGarmin vívofit jr. 3, Disney Princess Edition, and theVTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2.

  1. Art Supplies Subscription Box:


Foster your child's artistic talents with a monthly subscription box filled with a variety of art supplies. These curated boxes can include paints, brushes, sketchbooks, and other creative tools to inspire their imagination. Here are two examples to get you started looking.ArtSnacks Kids Subscription Box and KiwiCo Doodle Crate.

  1. Remote-Controlled Toys:

From drones to cars, remote-controlled toys are always a hit with kids. Choose a model that matches your child's interests for endless hours of entertainment.The Holy Stone HS190 Foldable Mini Nano RC Drone and theSGILE Remote Control Carare worth checking out!

  1. Personalized Storybooks:

Make storytime extra special with personalized storybooks featuring your child's name and even their likeness. This thoughtful gift combines the joy of reading with the magic of personalization. Check out: ."The Super, Incredible Big Sister/Brother" Personalized Book by I See Me!

  1. DIY Science Experiments Kit:

Spark your child's curiosity with a do-it-yourself science experiments kit. These kits typically include everything needed to conduct safe and exciting experiments, fostering a love for science. Both theThames & Kosmos Chemistry C500 Science Kit and the 4M Crystal Growing Experiment are fun.

  1. Building Blocks and LEGO Sets:

Classic yet timeless, building blocks andLEGOsets remain a favorite among kids of all ages. Choose a set that aligns with your child's interests, whether it be a bustling cityscape or an adventurous space mission. We like theLEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle and Mega Bloks 80-Piece Big Building Bag.

  1. Kid-Friendly Headphones:


Protect little ears with specially designed headphones for kids. Opt for a pair with volume-limiting controls and a comfortable fit for extended use.CozyPhones Kids Headphones with Soft Fleece Headband and JBL JR300BT Kids On-Ear Wireless Headphonesare a great choice.

  1. Outdoor Adventure Gear:


Encourage outdoor play with adventure gear like a kid-friendly telescope, binoculars, or a nature exploration kit. These gifts promote a love for the great outdoors.National Geographic Kids Binoculars and Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Kidnocularswill keep those kiddos busy.

  1. Board Games for Family Fun:

Bring the family together with classic board games or newer, innovative options. Look for age-appropriate games that provide hours of laughter and bonding. A couple of classics areCandy Land Board GameandTicket to Ride: First Journey Board Game

  1. Puzzle Sets:


Challenge your child's problem-solving skills with intricate puzzle sets. Choose from jigsaw puzzles, 3D puzzles, or brain-teasing puzzle games that cater to various age groups.Melissa & Doug Solar System Floor Puzzle is fun andRavensburger 3D World Globe Puzzle is challenge.

  1. Magical Unicorn or Dinosaur Accessories:

Embrace the enchantment with unicorn-themed or dinosaur-inspired accessories, from backpacks to pajamas. These whimsical items are sure to captivate young imaginations. Cute and funUnicorn Hooded Blanket to snuggle in and Dinosaur Backpack with 3D Spikesto keep your beanie in.

  1. Digital Drawing Tablets:

Nurture budding artists with digital drawing tablets that allow for endless creative expression. These tablets often come with kid-friendly features and apps to enhance the drawing experience such as theHuion Inspiroy H1161 Drawing Tablet for Kidsor theCrayola Inspiration Art Case with Drawing Tablet.

  1. Musical Instruments for Mini Maestros:

Unleash the musical talent within your child with age-appropriate musical instruments. From mini keyboards to beginner guitars, these gifts can spark a lifelong love for music. A couple  starters are theSchoenhut My First PianoandHape Mighty Mini Band Wooden Percussion Instrument.

  1. Virtual Reality (VR) Headsets:

Dive into immersive experiences with kid-friendly VR headsets. These devices offer a unique way for children to explore virtual worlds and educational content. Fun for kids and grown-ups, theMerge VR/AR Goggles and Oculus Quest 2 (with parental controls) are fun to do together.

  1. Glow-in-the-Dark Toys:


Add a touch of magic to playtime with glow-in-the-dark toys. From stickers to action figures, these toys bring an extra element of excitement to nighttime play.Glow Stars and Moon for CeilingandCrayola Glowing Silly Putty can be fun ways to spark young imaginations.

  1. Outdoor Playhouse or Tent:


Create a space for imaginative play with an outdoor playhouse or tent. Whether it's a princess castle or a pirate ship, these structures provide a haven for creative adventures.Kiddey Princess Castle Play Tent with Glow in the Dark Stars or thePacific Play Tents Safari Tent and Tunnel Combocan ignite a sense of adventure.

  1. Cuddly Plush Toys with a Twist:


Elevate the traditional plush toy by opting for interactive or educational plushies. Some come with storytelling features, while others teach basic concepts like numbers and colors.Fisher-Price Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth and theLeapFrog Speak & Learn Puppy are great cuddle buddies.

  1. Subscription to Educational Apps:


Invest in your child's learning journey with a subscription to educational apps. Many platforms offer a range of subjects and interactive activities tailored to different age groups. Some examples includeABCmouse Learning App andKhan Academy Kids App.

This holiday season, delight your little ones with gifts that not only bring joy but also contribute to their growth and development. From educational toys to outdoor adventures, the options are as diverse as the imaginations they'll inspire. Don't forget to add a touch of warmth withcozy mittens andbeanies, ensuring your young mamas and their little ones are ready to embrace the festive season with open hearts and snug smiles. Happy holidays and happy shopping!
Jennifer Bennett
Jennifer Bennett