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I was inspired to make this gift guide by the annual asking of the question: “Hey what are some Gift Ideas for the Kids?” It’s a legit question that takes some research and maybe some inside information. I get this question quite a bit because I have a larger family so it’s usually someone’s birthday coming up, or some holiday is fast approaching.
So here’s my Inspiration on what I think would be a hit with my Toddlers (including their older siblings from 2 yrs. to 12 yrs.)
- Dino Bubble Gun: My toddler son that is about to turn 4 years old in less than a month would LOVE this Bubble gun. He LOVES Dinosaurs and he LOVES BUBBLES! The Problem is that his toddler sister who just turned 2 will also take a liking to this Bubble gun, and will steal it. So I’ve posted a boy and a girl version of each item. Check out this 2 pack that I found. It’s a 2 PACK and it’s still under $15 !
- Pink Horse Bubble Gun: Pink Pony Bubble Gun:I never can tell if my girls will go for the Dinos, or a Pink Pony. But here’s an alternative that I know would be popular at my house.
- American Plastic Toys School Bus Ride On: Both my toddlers love to ride on things but can’t quite make a bike work yet.
- American Plastic Toys Girl’s Heart Ride On: My 2 year old especially loves to scoot on things. She will scoot around on the ground on a piece of paper or an empty cereal box, which cracks me up. So I know she’d love one of these.
- Sofia’s Magical World Play Tent: All my children love making tents with blankets. But this little fold up tent would work even better as a cute little play space.
- Frozen Elsa and Olaf Hide about Tent: My girls are going through another round of Frozen fandom. They would LOVE this tent.
- Lion Guard Bed Tent: All of my children would LOVE one of these bed tents.
- Sofia The 1st Bed Tent: I can’t believe this tent is under $15!
- Glo Wubble: One of my children got a small one of these for their birthday about a year ago. But this one glows in the dark. This bubble/ball is super strong. My 6 children were not able to pop or destroy it. I also found out that if you get the can of Helium that can go with it, it can appear to defy gravity. Wubble Helium: This special Wubble helium is optional for the Wubble ball, but this is what will make it float in mid air.
- Finding Dory Play Tent, ball Pit: I know this is another play tent, but my children love Finding Dory, and this would attach perfectly to the play tunnel my 2 year old got for her birthday.
- Glitter Chalk: We have a lot of chalk friendly surfaces in our house, including our DIY chalkboard painted dining table, a chalk board in our craft room with an opposite side for white board markers, chalk board painted styrofoam heads, a few other recycled surfaces that I also experimented with chalkboard paint for mobile chalkboards, and of course, the sidewalks outside.
- Play Tunnel: My 2 year old just got one of these for her birthday and all of the children went crazy for it.
- Yellow Play Tunnel: I found this cute little play tunnel that was even less expensive, and thought it was also a great deal to include. I also like that it had an end that closed, that was unique. Then the children can pretend to get eaten by the giant bug, haha.
- Hello Kitty Hopper Ball: I got a hopper ball for my 2 youngest (2 yrs and 4yrs) and the only problems I had were that I got sizes that were too big. This is an 18 in. So be aware of the sizes you get. Even the smaller one I got was slightly too big for my 4 yr. old and way too big for my 2 yr. old. I also got plush covers for the hopper balls, which were super cute, but twice as expensive as the ones without covers. My older children all begged me for one of these, and when I asked them about the plush cover, they said they didn’t mind not having that part. In fact, they got tired of putting the plush cover back on after it would come off. So pay attention to the age and size ranges.
- Cars Hopper Ball: This is the blue Cars version of the hopper ball. This one is a 15 in. ball, so it’s supposedly slightly smaller than the Hello Kitty Hopper above. I’d try this out for a 2 – 3 yr. old. But I’m ordering an even smaller hopper for my 2 yr. old daughter. If that fits my 2 yr. old I’ll mention it in the future.
Well, I hope this is some useful inspiration for fairly inexpensive gifts for younger children. I actually inspired myself finding all these great gifts for so little. I hope the prices stay consistent now that I’ve gone through all this trouble. As I was making this gift guide some of the prices changed, and items ran out of stock, so that was a bummer, and I had to keep changing items in and out. But if you click on a link, and the price has changed, you can always scroll to the bottom of the page and there will be other products around the same prices that are suggested.
May you be inspired! May you find Good deals! May the children in your life squeal with delight! Amen.