So Many Great Gift Ideas in This List of Books and Toys for Good Girls and Boys
With a few exceptions such as suggestions for puzzles as gifts, pop culture gift suggestions, our list of ideas for stocking stuffers and STEM gift ideas, most of what we’ve featured has been game related. That’s mostly because our hobbies and interests strongly revolve around board games. But here’s something you probably don’t realize. Both our girls love opening all kinds of blind bags. Kennedy is a huge fan of craft kids (particularly slime), Scott collects Dodge Viper diecast cars, Madison is fanatical about video games and I cannot resist a good puzzle or adorable plush. We also enjoy playing with things like drones and remote control cars. We recognize that there’s more to life than games (gasp!) and like most parents, try to give gifts based on the interests and personalities of our gift recipients. That often means toys are on the shopping list. We’ve put together some ideas for toys, craft kits, books, music, plush, some electronic items and even a toy for a barista in training!
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Lil’ Bunny Sue Roux
Golden Bell Studios
Finally, you can have your very own Lil’ Bunny Sue Roux plush toy! Bearing the likeness of the Internet’s favorite two-legged feline, this high-quality, ultra-soft stuffed toy lets you cuddle roux til your heart’s content! Roux has brought smiles to millions of faces and continues to impress and inspire over 500,000 followers on Instagram!
The first mechanical and simulation ride on plush pony around the world. Good exercise to improve kids’ core strength, balance and coordination ability. Makes kids transport into nature and feel the experience! Eco-friendly, no need for batteries or electrical power.
We Were Made for Each Other
The Secret Mountain
The Secret Mountain’s first original “audio picture book” features a collection of short illustrated texts evoking the simple pleasures that fill a day in the life of Little Sun, a fearless, adorable pig with a big heart. Little Sun is always on the lookout for challenges, big and small, and she never seems to get discouraged as she embarks on all kinds of adventures with playmates Little Mouse and Miss Rabbit. Originally published in China, this funny and endearing tale of friendship will delight and enchant North American audiences with quotable aphorisms and colorful illustrations and the accompanying read-along narration.
The Love of a Bingle Lancer
Golden Bell Studios
The Love of a Bingle Lancer is a Children’s Poetry Book written by Paul Gullen and illustrated by Rachel Korsen. This beautiful, poetic children’s fairy tale has a timeless mix of poetry and painted illustrations you’ll never forget, already winning countless awards, including the silver Mom’s Choice Award. Visit the lands ruled by King Bandini in the far off kingdom of Fettuccine. Love conquers all for Prince Bandini and his love Hoochie Coochie Smoocherini!
New moving eggs! Forever babies! Secret accessories! HatchiBabies have arrived – and they have so many surprises for you. For the first time ever, you could hatch a boy or a girl! Who will you hatch?
Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company
Shimmeez are glittery, shimmery, two-toned, sequined plush animals. With a wave of hand or finger over the plush the sequins change color allowing you to create unique patterns and designs on the plush. Available in two sizes these make the perfect cuddle, play or display plush.
-14″ Glittery, shimmery, two-toned, reversible sequined plush animals.
-With a wave of a hand over the plush the sequins change color.
Test your old-school skills with the original handheld game! Swirl, shoot & score with a WHOOSH of water-filled fun — just like you remember! Waterfuls is a classic favorite with a whole new twist — just add water and play away with 6 different game panels for challenging fun.
Creative Cafe Barista Bar
With the Creative Café Barista Bar you can be a future barista! Create endless latte looks with just milk. Make yummy chocolate or strawberry drinks with real foamy froth on top. It’s super easy with this professional style machine – just put in the powder, mix with milk, turn on the frother and you’re making drinks like a professional barista! It’s like a real milk steamer without the heat – kid safe! Top it off with your own latte art. Choose from the stencils and create lots of patterns. You can even expand your menu with tips and tricks from the recipe cards!
The Adventures of Jam and Jelly
Golden Bell Studios
The Adventures of Jam and Jelly is a colorful, fun children s book written by a school librarian, Linda Icenhour, and illustrated by her daughter, Amber Icenhour. This easy-to-read, beautifully illustrated book tells the tale of two feline friends. One day, Jam and Jelly are playing in the woods and they hear a noise in the thicket. Follow Jam and Jelly through the forest learning new words and maybe making some friends along the way!
Budsies are custom stuffed animals made from any piece of artwork. You can turn any drawing, illustration, or doodle into a handmade plushie. Budsies are wonderful personalized gifts for any age.
Zoomer Playful Pup
The most realistic, expressive and adorable robotic dog yet! Zoomer Playful Pup is full of personality! Just like a real puppy, it walks, scampers, shakes, pounces and plays! It can even stand on its hind legs! Voice recognition allows you to give your Zoomer Playful Pup its very own name and unlock even more things to discover! Train it to perform tricks, roll over and many more. When you are done, reward it with a belly rub and watch it react with puppy joy! With expressive eyes – you’ll always know how your puppy is feeling. Its sensors will tell it when you touch it, pick it up, and tickle it.
Go! Go! Smart Wheels Mickey
Go where the magic never ends with the Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Mickey Magical Wonderland! Hop into the car with Mickey Mouse and experience this magical town. Ride on the Ferris wheel, slide down the ramp to push the boat back and forth, spin the gears and open the peek-a-boo windows to promote motor skills. Little drivers can also activate five SmartPoint® locations and listen to Mickey Mouse say fun phrases and encouraging words. It’s a magical place!
Control Supernova with the power of your hands! Master over 30 moves and 9 tricks, perfecting maneuvers that range form simple to complex! Equipped with an intelligent on board system, it has 5 motion sensitive sensors and interactive LED light core that responds and reacts to you.
Jason and the Crawdad King
Golden Bell Studios
Jason and the Crawdad King is an awe-inspiring, eye-opening journey into a natural dreamscape where compassion is rewarded with feats of wonder! This is a children’s book for the families who want to pass on lessons of love and appreciation for nature. Join Jason on his adventure and learn about treating others with kindness, giving a helping hand wherever it may be needed. If you do, you just might discover a world of magic!
SLIMYGLOOP™ Mix ‘Ems are a fun and easy way to capture the excitement of slime making and mixing. As one of the hottest trends in the market, Mix ‘Ems allows you to create your own combinations of SLIMYGLOOP by providing pre-made glitter SLIMYGLOOP and fun embellishments like glitter, figurines, foam balls and more! This product is mess-free and extremely safe- just mix in your components and play! Available in a variety of fun and exciting themes including: Unicorn, Confetti, Dragon, Galaxy, Mermaid
If You Want to be a Pirate CD
Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers
Whether you’re just a wee scallywag or an old salt, your day will most certainly improve by donning a tricorn hat and eye patch and singing a sea shanty or two. You’ll be lucky this Talk Like a Pirate Day or any day when a new album of original piratical songs sets sail from Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers.
Get ready for hours of joyful soothing, cuddling, playing and nurturing with the sweetest baby dolls that cry real tears – Cry Babies by IMC Toys. Cry Babies Lala, Lea, Bonnie and Coney come dressed in different removable animal onesies and their own pacifier, with big beautiful eyes and colorful hair. They are the perfect size for kids to carry around with them, with movable arms and legs for additional play-time fun! When they start crying, you can calm them down with a pacifier or by gently rocking them. Not only do they provide endless hours of play, but also teach children essential nurturing skills. The line is available at Target and Amazon for $29.99.
Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company
From playtime to naptime, your little animal lover will adore spending time with this Squeezamals Cassie the Cat toy. This squeezable stuffed animal features a soft, plush construction with a slow-rise design — your little one will love squeezing it and watching it slowly regain its adorable round shape. Featuring a fabric exterior, this plush stuffed animal is soft to the touch, providing all-day play and cuddle comfort. Plus, the adorable cat-face detailing — complete with tiny cat ears and paws — adds cute flair that your little darling is sure to love!
Pass the Pup
Pass the Pup™ is an adorable and musical gamel! Children begin by sitting in a circle, squeezing the pup’s paw, and then passing him around as the music plays. When the music stops, the dog will howl, and the person holding him then has to draw one of the cards. The card will tell the player to act like a dog in some way, like bark, scratch or roll over. This way, it’s fun to be the one holding the pup when the music stops, instead of being “out.” Designed for 2 or more players.
Heebie-Jeebie Creepy Halloween
Golden Bell Studios
It’s an Extra Spooky, Heebie-Jeebie Creepy Halloween! For all lovers of fun Halloween stories, this lyrical rhyming children’s book follows a brave pirate trick ‘r’ treating from door-to-door. When he realizes that the monsters around him are just his mind playing tricks on him, our pirate goes home happy with a full bag of treats. This exciting tale is a perfect introduction to a cherished holiday anytime of the year!
We hope you’ve been finding interesting and unique gift ideas from the many gift guides we have published to date. We’re not done yet though. We’ll be wrapping up the last of our gift guides soon! We would love to hear which of these you’re most excited to give to someone on your shopping list.
45 thoughts on “So Many Great Gift Ideas in This List of Books and Toys for Good Girls and Boys”
I love the variety of ideas here. I also love that they all promote imagination and education in some way. This is an awesome guide!
A great mix of toys, books, and interactive games/toys in your guide. A little bit for every child.
How many wonderful gift ideas for kids! I think I will buy some books this year!
I like these recommendations a lot. A couple of new books and some toys should be a great idea for kids this year.
What a great, comprehensive, list! My son would probably like the Pass the Pup game!
Ok, that Creative Cafe Barista is so cool!! I know I would totally love to see my girls playing with that too!
A few of these are on my kid’s wish lists. I didn’t know there were Hatchimal babies, so cute!
So many great gift ideas on this list! I’m kinda obsessed with shimmeez too!
The Waterfuls brings back so many memories as a kid. There is a great selection here. I do love to give books as gifts.
I love that you’ve included books in this list of toys for kids for Christmas! That’s one of my favorite gifts to give the kids every year
My daughter is looking over my shoulder. She really wants the zoomed puppy! So many ooohs and ahhhs.
These are awesome, we have some of them..great list!!
I always love your gift guides. I always find things I don’t see in other ones.
Great ideas! I love the Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Mickey Magical Wonderland!
INteresting but I would like to see more D&D related material like dice or minis.
Love the ponycycle! Great gift guide.
This list gave me so many ideas what to get my grandchildren for Christmas. My favorite is Zoomer Playful Pup and Pass the Pup. They both look like they would be a lot of fun.
You have a lot of neat gifts that Walmart don’t have.
When the Hatchanimals came out, our granddaughter bugged us for it so bad that we bought it for her! WOW was it expensive!
We got her the big one, not the baby one. I wish I knew about the babies 🙂
There are some of the cutest toys listed here!
Merry Christmas! Well, Birthdays will be coming up soon and these are some great gifts!
What a great collection of toys, games and books! This will come in handy for gift giving occasions for sure.
The Holidays may be over, but I’ve got birthdays right around the corner, so I’m still grateful for this list! 🙂
Lots of great toys and also books…so helpful!
What?!? Waterfuls are back? When did that happen?!?
My kids would have so much fun with the toys on this list. I love these kinds of lists!
Their are a couple of toys on this list, I wouldn’t mind getting myself from my grandkids! They are so adorable! I just want to hug Pass the Pup!! I pinned this game.
I love the Zoomer Playful Pup would be a great git for for my granddaughter.
Wow! Great gifts.
Where were all these great toys when I was a kid, lol? The Shimmeez are so cute!
books are always great gifts
An awesome variety of ideas! Something here for everyone. I do think books make the best gifts
So many great gift ideas. The one that I love the most is the Zoomer Playful Pup toy. I have a grandson who would just love this.
I can’t decide between zoomer, the ride on horse or the crying baby doll.
the pony would be the perfect gift
My grands would love this.
PonyCycle looks very nice. Thanks for sharing!