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The holidays are fast approaching and you don’t want to be scrambling last minute for fun and meaningful gifts for your kids. Whether you need infant, toddler, or preschool ideas, we have you covered. Here are some of the best holiday gift ideas for 2023.


Keep baby warm and cozy this winter with a pair of Christmas-themed pajamas. From personalized drop seats to adorable footie pajamas, your baby is sure to get a sweet night’s sleep with these top suggestions.

To keep them learning and exploring, check out these developmental play mats. They can explore color, sound, texture, and more with these interactive mats and kits.

Stuffed animals are always infant-pleasers, so pick up a plush animal in any size, shape, or kind, from friendly hippos to crocheted bunnies.

Sound machines are another great Christmas gift choice to help baby sleep all night long. Check out the Baby Shusher, a portable sound machine that puts out a rhythmic shushing sound to mimic in-utero noises. This is really a gift for parents, too, as you’re giving yourself the gift of sleep!


Toddlers are a bit more active and curious, so you’ll have to up your Christmas gift game. This age group loves a good game, so try this one at Amazon: Monkey Around – the Wiggle and Giggle Game. This award-winning game is for two year olds, and works on hopping, balancing, and marching with cards that prompt them what to do.

Play mats are a must have for the busy toddler. This colorful Car Rug With Roads on Amazon will keep your child busy for hours. It measures 31”X59″ and is the ideal place for your kids to race their tiny vehicles all around the “town.” Bold and vibrant, this anti-skid carpet is soft and engaging. If your toddler has a million vehicles and figures, they need this mat!

We all know literacy starts young. Help them learn new words every day with the LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book. They won’t even realize they’re learning thanks to all the sound and bright colors, not to mention the cute characters — friends Turtle, Tiger and Monkey.


Now that your child is out of the toddler stage and having a blast in preschool, you’ll want to switch your gift-giving focus to learning. From reading and writing to math and spelling tools, make learning fun with your little preschooler.

If your little guy or gal is obsessed with dinosaurs and gadgets, they will love the best of both worlds in this VTech Switch & Go 3-in-1 Rescue Rex. Transform playtime adventures with this combination toy of a fire truck, rescue helicopter, and police car that can morph into a T-Rex with animated eyes. There’s plenty of action packed into this toy, with working lights, phrases, animated drivers, extendable ladders, and spinning propellers.

Your preschooler hasn’t likely been immune to all the Barbie hype lately. Why not get them the ultimate in Barbie paraphernalia: the Barbie Dreamhouse? Your kids can host the ultimate pool party with their favorite characters with this deluxe doll house featuring the tallest slide in the series. This impressive toy features a three-story spiral design that inspires 360-degree play and 10 indoor and outdoor living areas. It comes with more than 75 accessories and customizable spaces, perfect for preschool age kids looking to get lost in fantasy.

Play-Doh is a classic toy for kids of all ages. Why not combine your child’s love of ice cream with tactile play by picking up this Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Drizzy Ice Cream Playset? Your child can drizzle a crazy candy coating onto their creations with pretend chocolate or silly strawberry topping. It comes with the ice cream maker, drizzle bottles, six Play-Doh colors, and four how-to cards. Turn an afternoon of boredom into a creative, fun, engaging day in no time.

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