Holiday Gift Guide for Preschoolers


Are you ready for the holidays? The last month has been a steady bombardment of toy catalogs and festive TV commercials, so I don’t exactly feel like I have a choice. My kids are getting more and more excited each day!

There are so many gift options out there for our kiddos! So how do we know what to choose?

I’ve put together a gift guide to make shopping for your tiny humans a little easier! These are all items that my family currently owns, my children will be receiving for Christmas this year, or come highly recommended from other mommies I know.

My daughters are in preschool and kindergarten, so this list is geared roughly toward ages 2 to 6. You’ll also notice nothing is gender specific. Whatever your child’s interests, you’ll find something that works for them!

Before you dive into this list, don’t forget to consider the space available in your home and your budget this year. Giving children presents is a fun tradition, but your presence and peace of mind are the most meaningful gifts you can offer!

With all of that in mind, Happy Shopping!

Pretend Play

These gifts are all intended to nurture your child’s imagination. Watch them get lost in their pretend worlds!

S’more Fun Campfire

Dust, Sweep, and Mop Set 


Doctor Kit 

Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter

Farm to Table Play Kitchen 

Get Moving

If your kiddos are anything like mine, they never stop moving! Here are some great ways to quickly get your little one’s wiggles out!

Yoga Card Game

Balance Stepping Stones

Floor Balance Beam

Indoor Trampoline

Wood Balance Board

Let’s Create

It’s always important to encourage children to explore, make, and build new things! Stretch their creativity with these gift ideas!

Playdough Sculpting Toys

100 Piece Wooden Block Set

60 Piece Magnetic Tile Set

Musical Instruments

Double-Sided Easel

Outdoor Play

Are your kids getting bored outside? Here are some easy ways to keep them occupied while they enjoy a little sunshine and fresh air!

Bubble Blower

Basketball Hoop

Swing N’ Spin


Climbing Dome

Family Fun

If you’re looking for more family game options, throw these into the rotation! They’re guaranteed fun for all ages!

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel

Charades for Kids

Pictionary Air

Disney Eye Found It

The Playfoam Game

Story Time

No gift guide would be complete without my personal favorite category: BOOKS! Here are a few sweet stories about loving yourself and embracing the beauty in everyone’s differences!

The Colors of Us

All Are Welcome

The World Needs More Purple People

This is How We Do It

The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be


Have you decided what you’ll be getting your little ones this year?



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Tasheena Ticer
Tasheena is a California native who moved to Columbia in 2018. She married her college sweetheart in 2013 and they’re raising two strong-minded daughters, ages seven and five. Tasheena has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a minor degree in Child and Family Science. After working as a kindergarten teacher, she transitioned to life as a stay-at-home mom when her second daughter was born. When she isn’t compulsively decluttering and obsessively meal planning, Tasheena enjoys yoga, reading, living room dance parties, and creating content about motherhood on her blog, She is passionate about helping moms spend meaningful time with family, raise empathetic children, and live more mindfully.


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