We’ve spent the past few weeks assembling 2022 gift ideas and over the next few weeks, they’ll be launching regularly. While they’re all themed, most gifts across each post are appropriate for a variety of situations, people, budget, and even occasions, so definitely be sure to browse them all ;). Shipping and logistics have been all over the place as of late. I’ve received some orders (shockingly) within 24 hours and for others ordered a month ago, I keep receiving delay notices. I ordered several new Christmas decor accessories many weeks ago and they have yet to ship. So, logistics with gifts and end-of-year shopping is totally unpredictable. Whether you have a small list or a lengthy list, here’s to tackling it, getting it finished, and enjoying the season!
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Preschool Christmas Gift Ideas
Eliza is three and a half and when I was developing this collection of gift ideas, I had her in mind, specifically. Most gifts are appropriate for girls and boys and many of the gifts included are things she has and loves. There are several categories within this post — non-toy gifts, active/outdoor based gifts, and general gift ideas. You’ll find a description for each below the following graphics. And, because I still love all the gifts I featured last year and I made a diligent effort to not duplicate this year, you’ll find all those as a bonus at the bottom of the post!
Sources: 1. Ivory Ribbed Chamois Anywhere Chair | 2. Custom Search & Find Adventure Book | 3. a. Pet Deer Night Light | 3. b. Pet Puppy Night Light | 4. Musical Ballerina Jewelry Box | 5. Hooded Beach Towel | 6. Kitty Sherpa Sleeping Bag | 7. Benji Bank | 8. Ugg Fluff Yeah Slide Slippers | 9. Woven Mushroom House Basket | 10. Woven Owl Storage Basket | 11. Dome Umbrella | 12. Star Wars Electric Toothbrush | 13. Stainless Steel Water Bottle w/Straw Lid
- Ivory Ribbed Chamois Anywhere Chair — This Ivory Ribbed Chamois Anywhere Chair is an updated version of the Sherpa Anywhere Chair we gave to Eliza for her first Christmas. In the beginning, Eliza used the Sherpa Anywhere Chair to pull up when she was beginning to stand. It remains a constant in our living room today, as Eliza continues to use it as her special spot to play games or watch movies. I love the texture and neutral color of the Ivory Ribbed Chamois Anywhere Chair as it would coordinate with any decor style in a bedroom, playroom or living room. And, as a matter of fact, while her sherpa cover (on sale right now! the chair with sherpa cover is also on sale HERE) has been perfect, it’s looking a little dingy after a few years of constant use, so I just received the ribbed chamois slipcover 😉 Custom personalization is available.
- Custom Search & Find Adventure Book — If you loved the Where’s Waldo books like I did growing up or have introduced them to your own children or grandchildren, then you can imagine what fun this Custom Search & Find Adventure Book would be to gift! Your little one is the star of the Custom Search & Find Adventure Book, where you are able to customize the name, hair color, skin color, clothing and more. There are two different versions of the Custom Search & Find Adventure Book — World and Europe — where the searcher is also able to learn about the nature, city or landmark destination.
- Pet Deer Night Light — Eliza has long been a fan of flashlights and takes one of these to bed with her at night to “read” after lights out. This darling Pet Deer Night Light is certainly an elevation of the standard mini flashlights. The Pet Deer Night Light is pose-able in different positions and is available in a variety of colors. The Pet Deer Night Light makes the perfect small gift or stocking stuffer and is also available in this Pet Puppy Night Light version.
- Musical Ballerina Jewelry Box — This Musical Ballerina Jewelry Box is the perfect starter jewelry box to hold trinkets and treasures. The Musical Ballerina Jewelry Box includes a ballerina that twirls when it is opened and plays the tune from Swan Lake. The Musical Ballerina Jewelry Box is also available in gold and silver finishes and in other sizes and ships for free via Prime.
- Hooded Beach Towel — This Hooded Beach Towel is perfect for the beach, the pool or for use after bath time. The is available in two different color stripes — blue, white and turquoise or red, white and yellow. The Hooded Beach Towel is made from soft and absorbent Turkish cotton and personalization is available in your choice of colors and letter fonts. And, it’s on sale for 30% off right now for early Black Friday HERE.
- Kitty Sherpa Sleeping Bag — This Kitty Sherpa Sleeping Bag (currently $30 off!) is perfect for movies, reading books, sleepovers and nap times. The Kitty Sherpa Sleeping Bag is made of cozy sherpa and the appliquéd kitty face doubles as a pillow. The Kitty Sherpa Sleeping Bag rolls up and secures with straps for easy transport and storage and is machine-washable. Eliza has the pink gingham puppy (on sale HERE). Other animal and character style sleeping bags are available here and all may be personalized — most are on sale right now for early Black Friday!
- Benji Bank — The Benji Bank is divided into three different compartments — SPEND, SAVE and GIVE — so that your child can learn responsible spending, thoughtful saving and purposeful giving. The Benji Bank is made of clear acrylic so that children can watch their dollars and coins grow and multiply. The Benji Bank has slotted tops and magnetic closures so that your child can easily work with their bills and coins.
- Ugg Fluff Yeah Slide Slippers — My favorite cozy slippers are also available in child sizes. They are Eliza’s favorite slippers, too! The Ugg Fluff Yeah Slide Slippers keep her feet cozy and warm and she loves that she has the her own-sized version of mommy’s slippers. The Ugg Fluff Yeah Slide Slippers come in lots of colors and ship free via Prime.
- Woven Mushroom House Basket — Eliza has this Woven Mushroom House Basket in her playroom and uses it to store her Maileg Mice. Made of rattan, this Woven Mushroom House Basket is reminiscent of a fairy house and is perfect for storing small dolls and toys.
- Woven Owl Storage Basket — This wise little Woven Owl Storage Basket is perfect for a nursery, playroom or bedroom to store toys, books and stuffed animals or to use as a hamper. Other woodland animal-shaped baskets are also available, like this hedgehog basket for smaller items and this lidded fox storage basket.
- Dome Umbrella — This cute clear Dome Umbrella provides a clear view for your child, while keeping them dry at the same time, when it is in use. Decorated with fun polka dots, this Dome Umbrella has covered tips and a pinch-proof closure to keep your little one safe.
- Star Wars Electric Toothbrush — Thus far, we have been blessed with positive visits to the dentist and recently added this Star Wars Electric Toothbrush to the tooth brushing artillery. We wanted to start early learning new teeth brushing skills with the Star Wars Electric Toothbrush before Eliza starts losing her baby teeth and getting in her permanent teeth. Plus, the Star Wars Electric Toothbrush provides an added element of fun to brushing teeth!
- Stainless Steel Water Bottle w/Straw Lid — This Stainless Steel Water Bottle w/Straw Lid is the perfect sized thermos for on the go. We reserve Eliza’s Stainless Steel Water Bottle w/Straw Lid for gymnastics class and she always looks forward to storing her it in the storage cubby at the gym and using it for her water breaks. The Stainless Steel Water Bottle w/Straw Lid is dishwasher-safe and keeps water and other non-carbonated beverages at the right temperature for hours.
Sources: 1. Schwinn Retro-Style Tricycle | 2. 3-Wheel Light Up Folding Scooter | 3. Balance Beam for Kids | 4. Binoculars | 5. Over the Door Basketball Hoop | 6. Stepping “Stones” | 7. Toss & Catch Game Set | 8. Dart Board Game for Kids | 9. Arial Scoot Drone | 10. Climbing Triangle, Ramp & Ladder Set | 11. Portable Corn Hole Set | 12. Hopper Ball
- Schwinn Retro-Style Tricycle — Part tricycle and part Big Wheel, this Schwinn Retro-Style Tricycle is the ideal first “bike” for a toddler or young child. And, it’s what Eliza is still using for her “bike”. The Schwinn Retro-Style Tricycle comes with all of the bells and whistles, including a bell, sculpted seat, handle bar tassels, wood deck, chrome fenders and spoke wheels. The Schwinn Retro-Style Tricycle is available in red, blue, hot pink and pink.
- 3-Wheel Light Up Folding Scooter — Eliza has this 3-Wheel Light Up Folding Scooter and absolutely loves it! The 3-Wheel Light Up Folding Scooter has LED lights on the stem, deck and wheels and has a height-adjustable handlebar. The 3-Wheel Light Up Folding Scooter is extremely lightweight and can be folded up when not in use.
- Balance Beam for Kids — Eliza is all in on gymnastics right now! This Balance Beam for Kids helps develop balance and agility. The Balance Beam for Kids is made of birch hardwood and has three legs for support and anti-skid pads.
- Binoculars — These Binoculars have 8X magnification and are designed for bird watching, camping and travel. The Binoculars have a durable rubber coating to protect them if they are dropped and include a neck strap so that they can be worn when moving.
- Over the Door Basketball Hoop — This indoor, Over the Door Basketball Hoop may also be hung on a cabinet door for your smaller basketball players. The Over the Door Basketball Hoop has a clear backboard and breakaway steel rim and comes complete with a 5″ mini basketball and assembly tool. Dave gifted a similar one to Eliza and she loves playing with it.
- Stepping “Stones” — Eliza has been playing “lava” with my hot pads while I’m cooking dinner so I ordered these for her! These Stepping “Stones” come as a set with ten stepping stones in two different sizes and five different colors. The Stepping “Stones” promote agility and imaginary play and can be used indoors or out.
- Toss & Catch Game Set — This Toss & Catch Game Set comes complete with two velcro catch mitts and a fuzzy ball. The Toss & Catch Game Set is perfect for the beach, the park, the yard or even inside. The Toss & Catch Game Set is a great beginner’s game in learning to throw and catch a ball. They’re also under $5!
- Dart Board Game for Kids — This Dart Board Game for Kids includes a fabric target and sixteen sticky balls to use as the darts. Up to four players can play at a time and the Dart Board Game for Kids helps develop concentration, hand eye coordination and fine motor skills.
- Arial Scoot Drone — Eliza calls hers “Frado” (I’m not sure where she came up with that?!) Designed for the indoors, this Arial Scoot Drone is operated by hand and flies without a remote. To make it fly, you simply throw the Arial Scoot Drone in the air and use your hand to guide it into different directions, The Arial Scoot Drone has flashing LED lights so it can also be flown in a darkened room. The Arial Scoot Drone can be played with solo or with friends.
- Climbing Triangle, Ramp & Ladder Set — The Climbing Triangle, Ramp & Ladder Set includes rocker arches, ramps, slides and triangle climbers that will provide hours of active play for your growing toddler. The Climbing Triangle, Ramp & Ladder Set teach coordination and confidence to your child while they are having fun. The Climbing Triangle, Ramp & Ladder Set is easy to assemble and is foldable when it needs to be put away.
- Portable Corn Hole Set — We have heavy wooden boards, so I love the portability of these — and that kids can manage them on their own. The Portable Corn Hole Set contains everything you need, including two corn hole boards, eight corn hole bags, eight stakes and a carrying case. The Portable Corn Hole Set is easily foldable (I’d love to take this to the beach!) and ships for free via Prime.
- Hopper Ball — This Hopper Ball is made by Hedstrom, the original Hopper Ball manufacturer. The Hopper Ball is great for exercise and may be used inside and outside. The Hopper Ball ships deflated, but free via Prime, and can be easily inflated with an electric or hand pump. Gran Nan purchased one of these for Eliza for Christmas this year…
Sources: 1. Dino World Magna Tiles | 2. Animal-Themed Matching Puzzle Set | 3. LeapFrog Magic Adventures Globe | 4. Disney Princess Doll Set | 5. Fast Track Toy w/Race Cars | 6. Wooden Dinosaur Stacking Toy | 7. Cat Fashion Magnetic Figures | 8. Animal Parade A to Z Puzzle | 9. Wooden Cleaning Set | 10. Pretty Pretty Princess Game | 11. Kids’ Selfie Camera | 12. Doctor Bag Play Set | 13. Cottage Dollhouse | 14. Big Sister Hiker Mouse
- Dino World Magna Tiles — We started with this 100-pc Magna Tile set two years ago and they have been a favorite activity for Eliza to do. Since Eliza has become a big dinosaur fan, this Dino World Magna Tiles set (40 pieces) was the natural next step to take for a Christmas gift that I know Eliza will love. There is also this fun Jungle Animal Magna Tiles set, this Safari Animal Manga Tiles set and this Arctic Animal Magna Tiles set. Each of these companion sets includes 25 pieces and are compatible with any other Magna Tiles set.
- Animal-Themed Matching Puzzle Set — This Animal-Themed Matching Puzzle Set can be played as a group activity, or as puzzles, independently. Each Animal-Themed Matching Puzzle Set contains three animal parts — the head, tail and middle — and the object is to find and match the correct pieces to the correct animal.
- LeapFrog Magic Adventures Globe — This interactive LeapFrog Magic Adventures Globe makes learning about different places in our world fun, as it explores cultures, animals, habitats and more from each location. The stylus may be tapped anywhere on the LeapFrog Magic Adventures Globe to learn thousands of facts to obtain a better understanding of the world.
- Disney Princess Doll Set — I purchased THIS official Disney Princess Doll Set as a gift for Eliza this year and am so impressed with the details and facial features — the dolls don’t just look like a Barbie; the creators paid special attention to the details of the princesses. The set includes twelve dolls sized from 10 3/4″ to 12″ that are pose-able and and include Snow White, Cinderella, Tinker Bell, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Pocahontas, Esmeralda, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel and Moana.
- Fast Track Toy w/Race Cars — This Montessori-inspired Fast Track Toy w/Race Cars includes a race track with five wooden sloped tracks and four brightly colored race cars. Each track of the Fast Track Toy w/Race Cars has two lanes so that the racing can be done with alone or with a friend.
- Wooden Dinosaur Stacking Toy — For just a few dollars, this 11-pc. Wooden Dinosaur Stacking Toy is the perfect stocking stuffer and will provide hours of independent of partner play as different stacking patterns are attempted and used. The also comes in this Wooden Animal Stacking Toy version and this Wooden Ocean Animal Stacking Toy version.
- Cat Fashion Magnetic Figures — Eliza has this Cat Fashion Magnetic Figures — essentially magnetic kitty dolls that can be dressed up and contained in its magnetic case. Two kitty figures are included, along with many different outfits and accessories. The Cat Fashion Magnetic Figures is also perfect for travel, especially beacause the pieces are magnetized and will stay put and contained within the magnetic case. The Cat Fashion Magnetic Figures ships free via Prime.
- Animal Parade A to Z Puzzle — Another find for Eliza this year, the Animal Parade A to Z Puzzle has fun and colorful animal pieces that have a lower case letter on one side and an upper case letter on the other. It teaches the alphabet, problem solving and creative thinking. Other versions of the Animal Parade A to Z Puzzle are available, including City, Farm and Ocean.
- Wooden Cleaning Set — Had I known that it was going to be on display in the main living areas and used on an almost daily basis, I would have sprung for THIS pretty, neutral aesthetic wooden cleaning set, haha. This Wooden Cleaning Set includes a mop, broom, duster, dustpan and whisk broom (and is identical to Eliza’s, just prettier). Another one of Eliza’s favorite imaginary play toys is this toy Dyson Cordless Vacuum that looks like the real thing!
- Pretty Pretty Princess Game — The Pretty Pretty Princess Game was one of my favorite games as a child! The Pretty Pretty Princess Game pairs dressing up with game playing, as the players work to collect their own jewelry set, plus the crown to win the game.
- Kids’ Selfie Camera — The Kids’ Selfie Camera search for this was sparked by Eliza’s request for her own camera to take pictures since she sees me taking pictures all of the time. The Kids’ Selfie Camera takes pictures and video and has a camera card inside — it’s designed to be used by boys and girls aged 3 to 10. I can’t wait for her to see this gift, specifically, and see how she uses it around the house, outside, and on vacation. The Kids’ Selfie Cameracomes in five color options and ships free via Prime.
- Doctor Bag Play Set — This Doctor Bag Play Set includes a fabric apron, wood thermometer, wood medicine bottle, wood stethoscope, wood ear tool, wood syringe, wood reflex hammer, clipboard and fabric bandage paper. I especially love that the Doctor Bag Play Set includes its own doctor bag so that all of the pieces can be put away for storage.
- Cottage Dollhouse — The Cottage Dollhouse will be Eliza’s “big” gift this Christmas. The Cottage Dollhouse is one of the cutest and most affordable dollhouses I’ve seen and I can’t wait to create some custom details in it. The Cottage Dollhouse has an open back for easy viewing and arranging, multiple front and side windows and even a greenhouse! Dave already assembled it and wanted me to report that while there are several pieces, it’s really easy to put together and the pieces were quality. I’m hoping to outfit it with some cute touches and furniture.
- Big Sister Hiker Mouse — This Big Sister Hiker Mouse is wearing a sporty outfit, including a bandana, and comes with her own sleeping bag. Two of our other favorites from this collection are these sweet Baby Triplet Mice and this Little Brother Super Hero Mouse. Eliza’s dollhouse are most specifically for her Maileg mice.
I still love all the gift ideas from last year and most are still available! You can find those below…
Sources: 1. Pink Cape | 2. Hand Knit Kitten Doll | 3. Quilted Purse | 4. Bunny Backpack | 5. Scooter w/Light Up Wheels | 6. Dyson Cord-free Vacuum | 7. Tool Box | 8. Wooden Cleaning Kit | 9. Lovevery Subscription Play Kit | 10. Disney Princess Matching Game | 11. Magnetic Building Tiles | 12. Madame Alexander Soft-bodied Baby Doll | 13. Wicker Doll Pram | 14. Scavenger Hunt Cards
Sources: 1. Tin Tea Set | 2. Garden Salad Wood Play Set | 3. Gingham Apron | 4. Chrome Hand Mixer | 5. Toy Shopping Cart | 6. Stainless Steel Pots & Pans Set | 7. Slice & Bake Wooden Cookie Play Set| 8. Play Kitchen
Sources: 1. Puppy Sleeping Bag | 2. Dollhouse | 3. Canvas Teepee Tent | 4. Plush Bunny Rocker | 5. Art Easel | 6. Paper Roll Dispenser w/Paper | 7. Sherpa Anywhere Chair | 8. Large Play Table | 9. Play Chair
Sources: 1. Water Coloring Bath Dropz | 2. Little Sister Mouse | 3. Lip Balm, 2-pk | 4. Magic Grow Sponge Animal Capsules | 5. Hand Tied Bows | 6. Cat Eye Sunglasses | 7. Stainless Steel Cooking Utensil Set | 8. Miniature Dinosaur Set | 9. Popper Sensory Toy | 10. Go Fish Game Cards | 11. My Little Pony Coloring Book w/Stickers
For more gift ideas, watch for themed collections to continue to be added regularly. And, if you aren’t already, subscribe to emails at the bottom of the post to be the first to catch them as they’re released!