So many of you ask what I am getting my kids for Christmas.  In the past I have shown Hauls on my youtube channel but with my kids getting older I have to bury it here on my blog where they, or their friends won’t read!  So today I am sharing things that are either on my kids lists this year, or they have gotten in the past and LOVE and still use.

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Gift giving can be so hard sometimes.  I love looking to gift guides to see what others are getting their kids for Christmas so I thought I would share as well.


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For Our 10 Year Old BOY…

Legos — My oldest is into big elaborate sets.  All three of my kids play Legos, and it’s actually something they all play with together.  It’s always a great gift especially for kids who you aren’t sure what they already have, because a duplicate isn’t a huge deal.


Fit Bit — A larger gift, I would save this for kids age 10+.  My son got one for his birthday and LOVES it.  It is also a way to teach responsibility for electronics.

Amazon Fire For Kids — I know, I know…. I rave about these ALL THE TIME, but I can’t help it.  They are that awesome!  Perfect for kids of all ages, super durable, and have a great warranty.

Gaming System Accessories — We don’t go buy the latest and greatest gaming system every time one comes out.  We make our kids take care of the ones they have (our Wii is like 7 years old) and buy accessories when needed.  They best thing we have ever purchased is the charging dock for the controllers.

Baseball Cards — My oldest son looks forward to this every year, he asks for a big box of cards, and enjoys hours of opening them and going through the cards.

For Our 8 Year Old GIRL…

Shopkins — Our girl is a huge fan of Shopkins.  This year I have found an airplane which I think she will really like.  I love when my kids are into collecting a series of toys, it makes  it so easy.

Instax Camera — This was on the top of my daughters list.  When the girl cuts out a picture and takes it to Santa, you don’t mess around.

Art Supply Set — This is a great repeat gift form year to year.  Art sets are reasonably priced, sized and something our kids use a ton.  My husband almost always finds them on Black Friday for a great deal, so they end up under the tree.

Barbies — Last year we went big and got our daughter the dream house.  To make sure it get used and loved for years to come, I try to add more fun elements from time to time.  This year we went with vet barbie.

Books — No matter the age or gender, books are ALWAYS a great gift idea!  If you want more book recommendations check out my BOYS BOOKS, GIRLS BOOKS, and PRESCHOOLER BOOKS videos.

Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage — This was the big ticket item my son asked Santa for.  This years model is quite pricing, and I am still not sure how much it will get played with, so I found last years model, and my son will never know the difference, but I definitely see it in the price.

Educational Toys — These Picasso Tiles are so fun!  JD has a set at school, and every kids loves them.  I am excited to add a set at home.

Lego Juniors — Especially for younger brothers that think they have outgrown their LEGO DUPLOS to be like his big brother, these are a great step.   My kids are all into the Lego Ninjago Sets, my daughter also loves the Lego Friends sets, and their snow resort line is ADORABLE!

Thomas and Friends — While my oldest son couldn’t have enough tracks and trains, my youngest isn’t really into it.  But it is such a great gift and collection to have for your kids. This particular set is on a HUGE SALE!  (at least at the time of posting!)


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I hope you found this helpful, and be sure to stick around, later this week I am going to share perfect gifts for nieces and nephews, board games kids love and more!

This is not a sponsored post. Affiliate links may be used throughout my posts.  Thank you for your support. All opinions are my own.  Thank you so much for reading.  


  1. Lisa W. says:

    Hey Sam. My 7 yr old son still plays with his Hotwheels Garage from last christmas, the smaller cheaper version DAILY. Good call on getting the earlier model!

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