Sometimes I feel like buying for kids is the easiest, but at the same time… it’s so hard. It’s easy to pick a toy and just go with it, but, at least for me, I want things that are going to last past dinner on Christmas night. Not only things that won’t break, also toys that will become favorites. Today I am sharing 2 lists. Toys that have been favorites in our house or are on the wishlist for this year, and then a list of big ticket items that I feel like were worth the big price tag attached to it.
Magnet Tiles – This gift is a random gift I got for JD one year, not even realizing how much we would love it. All 3 kids will still sit and play with these. Also they are great to pack up and take on trips for a toy to have in a hotel.
Lil Lockets – My Lilly LOVES gifts that she can do. Things she can make or create. Any kit she loves, but one of my favorites was the Lil Lockets. That Christmas she made a necklace or bracelet for every.
Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad – I love Crayola products and each year we try to get the kids an art set of some kind.
Nerf Guns – If anyone asks what to get the kids, my go to is usually Nerf guns. You can’t have too many and all the kids love them!
Games – Games in general are great. Again, we love giving gifts of things we can then do as a family on Christmas and the days/weeks after. This card game is a gift Matthew got last year, and it is perfect for a middle schooler!
Bubble Maker – This is an item on Lilly’s wish list this year. I am always reluctant with buying gifts I am not sure the kids will turn into favorites, but I do try to go with 1 gift that is something I would never usually buy them.
Gravity Maze – Backstory here, growing up my siblings and I used to ALWAYS make marble mazes out of blocks, this is something I found online recently and I am so hoping the kids love it!
Legos – Another great gift to give out as an idea for those looking to purchase your kiddos gifts.
Mexican Train – Hands Down our favorite game we own.
Barbie Dream House – Lilly got this for Christmas in 2016 and she STILL uses it. I don’t know how many year we have left of her playing barbies, but 3 great years out of it.
Nintendo Switch – This was Matthew’s big gift last Christmas, I got it on sale, but knew it was something we would use for a long time. We have had a few issues with the controllers, but for Christmas this year he has a new fancy controller on his wishlist.
Hot Wheels Garage – We started with this toy in JD’s room, and it didn’t get played with a ton, but in the basement playroom it has become a favorite.
Basketball Hoop – This was the very first gift that we purchased the year we moved into our house. We KNEW it would get a ton of use, and it has held up so well. I love looking out the window to a driveway full of kids playing basketball after school
Easel – While this is a toy we no longer have, it got so much use. The kids LOVED it when they were younger.
Power Wheels – Here’s the deal, it’s a great toy…. JD LOVED his. But they are pricey and the kids do grow out of them. So my tips….. buy one that you can pass down to younger siblings. Or try to buy one used.
Keyboard – We found ours used, but Lilly loves hers and plays it quite a bit.
There are all my kid ideas for Christmas gifts! I hope you found this helpful. What are some items on your kids wishlists this year?
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