because this year i have a newborn, i’m going to be repurposing my gift guides from last year, updating the links, adding a few more items — but i couldn’t go a holiday season without gift guides of course!
first up, adorable play things for the kids!
the first has to be a yoto! we love this cute little audiobook player, it’s easy to move around the house or travel with (it has a travel case accessory you can buy) and my favorite thing is that once your kid has one, you can just keep gifting them story cards for all occasions (and its a very easy gift to request from relatives or friends!) you can buy on amazon — but if you buy on their website, they have a lot more cards to choose from in the card store! (and i saved some card holder options here)
suuuuper cute tea set!! i love the design of this A LOT. $53
the cutest little mini golf set! i love this and all gifts that would be fun for parents too!! $57
ok i can’t really figure out what this is but i love it– it’s like an obstacle course/marble run thing that makes noises as it goes?! i don’t know but it seems SO FUN. (it does say 8+ but i think it seems kinda fine for kids that are used to marbles and can play with it with a grownup?!) $64
such a cute art easel and i love all the cups and containers for storage and paints $125
on one side this is foosball, on the other it’s air hockey!!!! may result in a lot of boo boos but man this would be fun for parents too hahaa $106
i’m so sorry to say that this dollhouse is sold out now, but i found some alternatives i love.
very cute cottage dollhouse and a super good price too $129
very cool + modern dollhouse that’s a super clean slate $200
arlo still loves his so much so i think they make perfect big gifts– with OR without designing them first lol.
we have this scooter and it’s so handsome and works so well — i highly recommend!! it comes in white, black and pink — for some reason the pink is more expensive, so i found the cheapest for each: click here for white / click here for black / click here for pink
for arlos birthday all he wanted was a “pirate ship with an inside”, we got this one and we love it — it’s good looking and it’s super fun AND has an inside lol $116
because i mean what’s more fun than a crane? $66
for the flower child, a very cute flower press!! $69
every kid looooves magnet tiles, but they usually come in really bright primary colors and are super pricey, but these colors are so cute and they’re cheap (and well reviewed too)! $28
some of the cutest walkie talkies i could find, cute colors and inexpensive $28
cute cafe and tea set that comes with tons of fun accessories $130
kids love marble runs!! this one not only looks pretty good but it also seems super sturdy which most don’t $140
we loved these city blocks with arlo, super fun to create different scenes and the set comes with so much!! $43
for the budding photographer, a very cute kids digital camera $60
but for $20 more you could get an instant film camera if they’re trustworthy lol $79
magnet scenes are so fun — but i especially love these because they include storage for the magnetic stickers (the ones we have were just strewn literally all over our entire house at all times) $24
these are the markers we’re planning on getting arlo — they’re brush markers on one side and thin on the other and there are so many nice colors!! $28
for the aspiring drummers– this drum set is soooo so cute. $250
a fun (and pretty) play tool kit that’s really inexpensive too $24
such a cute play kitchen that’s not insanely expensive — $168
and i have lots of play kitchens i like and lots and lots of play kitchen accessories rounded up here !!
a flexible rubber road set that you can build anywhere — $50
this is arlo’s bike and it’s sooooo cute!! right now it’s WAY cheaper than when i bought it so i had to include it. ($315 but rn it’s $252!) don’t forget the giant bow.
we have one of these projection lamps with stars, but i love that this one comes with 6 different films and a remote. $23
i mean — why is this ride on bronco SO cute? i want it haha. a big splurge gift but not if the grandparents all split it lollll $500