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Have a kid on your holiday shopping list that is hard to buy for? We’ve hand selected a few of our favorite gifts for the season, with age recommendations for babies and toddlers, preschool and early learners, and older elementary school aged kids too. Read on for these great kid’s gift picks this year.
For Babies & Toddlers
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(credit: Numbers Alive)


Hello Numbers Discovery Pack
www.numbersalive.org

The Hello Numbers Discovery Pack uses multisensory learning to introduce children to numbers in a fun and friendly way! Playful numbers come alive through their own storytelling, captivating readers along the way and is perfect for traveling. Includes the Hello Numbers book, access to a Hello Numbers tablet app, and the small plush numbers that will get even the smallest of kids interested in learning.

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(credit: Tegu)


Tegu Introductory Building Set
www.tegu.com

For kids hitting the 12 month mark this holiday season, consider the long-lasting gift of Tegu magentic wooden block system. The 14-Piece Set introductory building set is perfect for getting to know and love the system and includes 14 blocks in 5 shapes: 2 medium columns, 4 long planks, 4 short planks, 2 cubes and 2 parallelograms. Tegu products are all eco-friendly and sustainably-sourced from Central American hardwoods.

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(credit: B. Toys)


B. Wheeee-Is Soft Cars
www.mybtoys.com

Each of the four B. Wheeee-Is Soft Cars make different sound effects designed to keep your little one engaged. Suitable for newborns and up, the set includes a car, truck, racer and taxi. Your little one can pull the vehicles back and release them to self propel. Each of these kids toy vehicles sports a different color and shape, and they make different sounds. The car rings, the truck chimes, the racer rattles and the taxi squeaks. These sound-effect toy cars help develop your little one’s auditory and motor skills.

For Kids Aged 3-6
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(credit: WorryWoo)


WorryWoo Monsters
www.worrywoos.com

Growing up can be difficult. With so many things to worry about—making friends, doing well in sports and getting good grades, the last thing children need to stress about is what’s happening in the world today. The WorryWoo Monsters—a series of lovable characters and accompanying books that teach children the importance of self-awareness and acceptance, offer the first steps toward helping kids understand and cope with their own feelings.

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(credit: Bentgo)


Bentgo
www.bentgo.com

The Bentgo Kids lunchbox was meant to be something handy for mom but it turns out that children love it too! This practical gift is an innovative bento-style, leak proof lunch box designed exclusively for active kids on the go. What makes Bentgo Kids so much fun is the endless combinations of nutritious foods you can pack in the five convenient compartments. Moms will love that the removable tray is dishwasher safe.

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(credit: Disney)


Bandai Big Hero 6 Armor Up Baymax
www.bandai.com

Transform your favorite character from Disney’s Big Hero 6, Baymax, from his white, Nursebot form to his crime fighting, super hero form. Use the over 20 body armor pieces to Armor Up the 6 Nursebot Baymax figure and construct a powered-up version 8 super hero figure ready for action. Action figures of all the Disney Big Hero 6 characters are available, each featuring 8+ points of articulation, plus accessory or a packed out character part.

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(credit: Vtech)


Strum & Jam Kidi Band
www.vtechkids.com

A 3-in-1 band that includes a guitar, piano and drums, the Strum & Jam KidiBand encourages encourages musical creativity by rocking out in freestyle mode, or play along with 12 popular kids’ songs and melodies. Guitar strings, whammy bar and star buttons add cool guitar sounds and fun sound effects as well. Play with rock, hip-hop and jazz musical styles. Plus, the removable guitar strap lets your child take the fun on the go! Available in orange and pink.

For Kids Aged 7-10
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(credit: In the Sports Zone)


NFL & College Team Activity Book Series
www.inthesportszone.com

The NFL Team Activity Book Series and College Team Activity Book Series comes complete with 52 licensed activity books featuring all 32 NFL teams and 20 college teams and aims at entertaining the youngest football fans with exciting and entertaining activities based on their favorite team. With updates for each new season, it will keep them entertained! A portion of each book’s proceeds is donated to children in local hospitals.

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(credit: “The Girl Who Saved Christmas”


The Girl Who Saved Christmas
www.mollychristmas.com

Imagine what Santa would do if all the world’s children were bad! “The Girl Who Saved Christmas,” available as a hardcover with a velvet cover, blends the Christmas traditions into a heartwarming tale of forgiveness.

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(credit: Cooper & Kid)


Cooper & Kid
www.cooperandkid.com

Although Cooper & Kid aims its sales at dads, the projects inside this kit are incredibly fun and amazing for the kids who get to discover them. Perfect for single parents or just for dads looking to up their game, the kits come pre-loaded with a no-brainer, entertaining way to wow and bond with your kids. The subscription service continues every three months to keep the fun going throughout the year as well. By joining the Cooper & Kid family, everything you need to kick a lazy afternoon into overdrive is designed, packaged, and delivered right to your door.

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(credit: American Girl)


American Girl Pretty City Carriage and Prancing Horse
store.americangirl.com

This elegant set will inspire hours of play as your child pretends her dolls are dashing through the snow, attending fancy balls, touring the city, and wherever else her imagination takes her. Sold separately, the Pretty City Carriage includes a cream-colored, wooden carriage that can fit two dolls. Buy the Prancing draft horse to complete the set.

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(credit: LEGO)


The Mine
shop.lego.com

Blast the ore free with LEGO® Minecraft™ The Mine, which includes a huge track, cart, TNT, ores, Steve, Creeper™, zombie, skeleton, spider and more. Kids will love venturing into the darkness of the mine and keeping an eye out for hostile mobs that lurk deep in the mine. Includes a Steve minifigure, weapons, and all accessories. Available online only.

Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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