18 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids for 2019

I can’t believe it’s November already and the conversations with missus have started revolving around Christmas gift ideas for kids.

We all want the best for our kids and when it comes to Christmas gifts finding something different that isn’t over-the-top, yet fun and even practical is no easy task! I assume that’s the real reason Jeff Bezos started Amazon, to make his Christmas gift shopping easier!

Here’s my list of 18 Christmas gift ideas for kids for 2019!

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Christmas Gifts Ideas for Toddlers & Pre-school: 1-5 yrs

1. MyStorymaker by PlayMonster

My Storymaker encourages a love of stories while also allowing little ones to learn language skills, explore the magic of imagination, and develop self-esteem! It’s the first toy to allow little ones to create their own story and expose them to story structure basics!

Build the story by pressing one colorful icon from each section: hero, adventure and happy ending! The sections light up to guide the children in creating their story with more than 100 possible story outcomes!

The stories contain fun sounds and expressive voices to engage children.

2. First Builders by Mega Bloks

Build, stack, and explore endless possibilities with 80 big, colorful building blocks from Mega Bloks. The First Builders Big Bag is perfect for toddlers.

These big blocks have big developmental benefits, from motor skills and creativity to problem-solving. And, it’s perfect for their little hands!

3. Harley-Davidson Trike by Fisher-Price

This tough trike with its’ wide, stable wheelbase, easy-grip handlebars, and big foot pedals make it super easy for even the littlest riders to get up to speed. A great way to introduce them to the world of cycling and lets the kid explore places at their own pace.

It is also a great way to exercise their leg muscles, helping to strengthen gross motor skills, including balance and coordination. (And its just plain fun, too!)

4. Touch Lights & Musical Doodle Board by Crayola

This is one of my favorites. An ideal alternative to giving the kid the tablet or smartphone in order to keep them busy while you order lunch or dinner.

A multi-sensory experience for toddlers that’s conveniently portable for mess-free doodling fun, even on the go! This all-in-one tablet pleases the senses with colorful light options, delightful music, and a soft touch surface where toddlers can create freely. No markers, crayons, or paints are needed to play on this tablet.

5. KidiBuzz G2 by VTech

This handheld smart device is built for kids who like to keep in touch with their grandparents and cousins! By connecting to Wi-Fi, they can send secure text messages, photos, voice recordings and more to a parent-approved list of contacts.

This device includes 40+ Games (5 in Spanish), 3 E-Books and 9 Utility Apps and is super tough with a shatter-safe screen and anti-shock construction! It is intended for children 4 years and older and is NOT a cell phone!

The password-protected parental controls allow us parents to set time limits on the device, customize restrictions on content and more.

Christmas Gifts Ideas for Gradeschoolers: 5-12 yrs

6. The Big Book of Silly Jokes

“I call my horse Mayo and sometimes Mayo neighs!!”

With over 800 jokes, it’s guaranteed to keep your kids rolling on the floor! This 160 pages illustrated collection of jokes for kids is inclusive and family-friendly. The jokes also get more challenging with each chapter, so this book will tickle funny bones of all ages!

7. Gravity Maze by ThinkFun

The goal is to create a maze that will carry a marble from the Start Position to the Target Tower.

This gravity powered logic maze is sure to put your child’s visual perception and reasoning skills to the test. The towers can be arranged in a wide variety of visually stimulating structures but, for each challenge, they’ll have to think carefully to build a path that will carry their marble to the Target Tower.

It contains 60 challenges from beginner to expert, a game grid, 9 towers, 1 target piece, and 3 marbles.

ThinkFun is the world’s leader in brain and logic games and Gravity Maze is one of the best gifts you can buy for boys and girls.

8. The Hulkbuster Smash-Up Building Kit by Lego

This action-packed toy allows the children to recreate thrilling battles in Wakanda from the Marvel Super Heroes Avengers: Infinity War movie, or make up their own superhero vs villain scenes using their imagination!

The set includes 4 Infinity War figures: a Bruce Banner figure, Falcon figure, Proxima Midnight figure with a spear and an Outrider figure.

9. Brainbolt by Educational Insights

Brainbolt is the mind-melting light-up memory game from the game experts at Educational Insights.

It challenges the child’s (or even adult’s) brain by having to memorize the light sequence for as long as you possibly can.

Thanks to its handheld design, it is perfect to take anywhere. Play the game in the car, on the plane, and anywhere else your child wants to play. They can either turn off the sound or crank it up for maximum fun.

10. App-Based Piano Learning Kit by Shifu

Does your child want to learn to play the piano? Are you afraid this is might be a passing phase and really do not want to spend money on classes just yet? I know how you feel. Then get them the App-Based Piano Learning Kit by Shifu.

Your child will get familiar with keys & notes, learn to play 50+ popular tunes or compose their own music. The Augmented Reality powered set makes learning interactive and fun for them. The Plugo App uses the front camera of your device to detect the keys they hit. No electronics, no wires, hassle-free setup. Happy Jamming!

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Christmas Gifts Ideas for Teens: 12-18 yrs

11. Kindle Kids Edition

Ideal for both beginner and experienced chapter book readers, Kindle Kids Edition is designed just for reading, which means no distractions from apps, videos or games.

The bundle includes a colorful cover, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee – up to a $219 value.

What I love about this Kindle edition is that as a parent you can set educational goals and manage content with easy-to-use parental controls. Parents can view their child’s reading progress for each book and track reading accomplishments for each day.

And because Kindle Kids Edition is designed only for reading, in FreeTime kids do not have access to the Internet or social media.

It’s reading time, not screen time.

12. Codenames by Czech Games

Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging gameplay.

Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

The game works very well with 4 players if you prefer to guess without help. Or you can add more players if you prefer lively discussion.

13. Inspiration Art Case by Crayola

This all-in-one portable art studio with dozens of crayons, pencils, markers, and sheets of drawing paper that can keep your daughters creating for hours!

In the box you get;

  • 64 crayons
  • 20 short colored pencils
  • 40 washable markers

The kit even comes with 15 sheets of large drawing paper!

So, pack up all your supplies and unleash their creativity any time, any place. 

14. Not Parent Approved – Not like any other card game!

This Award-Winning Game is embraced by Toy Makers and Educators and my top pick!

Your entire family will enjoy countless hours of belly-aching laughter as each one takes turns being the Burp Boss and the other players create the weirdest and funniest question and answer combinations.

It comes with 455 durable, premium-printed cards (2″x3″) and rules insert in a custom shrink-wrapped box. Great for parties, sleepovers, road trips, flights, picnics, and summer camps. Take the laughter with you wherever you go!

15. Happy Atoms by Thames & Kosmos

Is your child struggling with chemistry at school or on the flip side on the way to the Noble Prize in chemistry? Either way, Happy Atoms the game for them.

It is a molecular modeling system that bridges the analog and digital worlds. They can assemble their own molecular models using a set of 50 atoms representing 16 different elements. Then, the included app uses state-of-the-art vision algorithms to recognize the molecules they’ve created and provided information about them. The app takes them on guided quests to discover new molecules and tracks their progress, collecting sets of molecules that they’ve built and explored.

For children ages 10 onwards and the set includes 50 atoms, 16 elements, 216 activities, and a 16-page, full-color Quickstart Guide & Experiment Manual. There is also a white drawstring storage bag/scanning mat and a Periodic table poster/white paper scanning mat.

The Happy Atoms app is available both on Apple Store and Google Play.

Christmas Gifts Ideas for Young Adults: 18-21 yrs

16. Laser Tag Set of 4 from AmorGear

Laser Tag is as much fun as paintball but not as painful! Now you might think this is for grade-schoolers and teens but really this is the game that has no age limits!

Their Target Vests receives hits feel as authentic as an arcade Laser Tag. The Blasters have 4 modes – Pistol, Machine Gun, Shotgun and Rocket (because everyone needs a rocket in a war!). Not only that but they also have an invisible mode to hide your location and a night-vision flashlight! To top it off, it has an astonishing 150-foot shooting range so it works flawlessly outdoors as well

17. Gift of Audible 12-month Membership Plan

What better gift can you give a young adult then access to the world of literature? With the Amazon Audible 12-month Membership plan, your child will get

  • An unmatched selection of audiobooks performed by world-class talent.
  • 3 titles for each month of their gift membership: 1 audiobook + 2 Audible Originals.
  • 30% off any additional audiobooks.
  • Anywhere, anytime listening with the free Audible app.
  • Free and easy audiobook exchanges.

An Audible book library they’ll own forever!

18. CoolCats & AssHats – The Card Game for Adults

CoolCats & AssHats is an adult party game where stuff actually happens!

It is silly and stupid as it is offensive and inappropriate! It starts conversations and reveals things about your friend you would have never known (or wanted to know). Watch how the game is played here.

Happy Christmas Gift Shopping!

I hope this list of 18 Christmas gift ideas for kids was helpful. Let me know your thoughts on the list and if I should have added something else!

Also, read 15 of The Best Travel Books for Children and 7 Best Christmas Vacations for Families in 2019.

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17 thoughts on “18 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids for 2019”

  1. These are all great gift ideas for the little ones! There are lots of kiddos in my family and it can get difficult trying to think of what to get them as gifts. This article makes things so much easier. Thx for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Michelle,

      I have a 2 and 6-year-old and its a challenge getting them gifts that add value and don’t cost a house! I picked these items with my children and their cousins in mind! I’m glad you found it useful!

  2. This list is great. I have 6 nieces and nephews and I never know what to get them. This year should be a little easier. Plus some of those games look fun enough for me to play too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Tamera,

      Your nieces & nephews will love any of the gifts you get from this list. Wanna know a secret? I ordered 2 sets of laser tag for me and missus when our friends come over ๐Ÿ˜›


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