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2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway!

2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway!

Gift shopping for kids can be tough, especially when you’re trying to pick gifts that are truly engaging. We love choosing kids’ gifts that are useful, educational, or add to an ongoing collection. Our Top Gift Picks for kids include a little bit of everything; from collectible dolls and STEM toys to brain-stimulating building sets and interactive discovery activities!

Don’t miss entering to win our Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway below!

Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

American Girl WellieWishers winter outfits and accessories - Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

The American Girl WellieWishers are a sweet and silly group of girls who each have the same big, bright wish: to be a good friend. These collectible dolls have their own clothing collection, accessories, props and furniture. Girls can even dress up to match with coordinating outfits and the iconic WellieWisher socks & boots.

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For girls who love building, American Girl Mega Construx play sets  allow girls to enter the worlds of popular American Girl characters in miniature form. These adorable sets are so detailed and feature the cutest little tiny dolls and accessories.

Revelae Kids cloth snack bags - Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Revelae Kids cloth snack bags are a simple and stylish way to take snacks on the go. These Eco-friendly cloth bags have a moisture resistant interior and come in 15 different colorful and modern prints. Perfect for crackers, sandwiches and dry snacks or even accessories and cosmetics.

Loog Guitar for kids - Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Loog guitars are designed to make learning to play a guitar easier for kids. These 3-string guitars reduce chords to the basic triad, allowing for an easier and faster learning process. With a Loog guitar and its accompanying app, kids can play songs on day one, feeling rewarded and encouraged to keep on playing and learning. Perfect for the little musician in your family!

Award-winning Modarri cars fuel a child's creativity and learning as they develop their fine motor skills

Modarri takes kids’ love of cars to the next level with their new customizable track and race cars they can build and design themselves. Fueling their imagination and creativity, kids will love using interchangeable high-quality parts to build their own models. Other cool features include durable parts and real metal frames, rubber tires, real steering and suspension. These cool cars are 100% kid powered — no batteries needed! Award-winning Modarri cars fuel a child’s creativity and learning as they develop their fine motor skills, logic, and imagination through countless hours of hands-on, explorative play.

Choo Choo Shoes make sounds like a choo choo train

Choo Choo Shoes make sounds like a choo choo train. Stomp and they chug. Jump and they whistle and light up! Similar to the widely popular light-up shoes, Choo Choo Shoes provide kids with a fun excuse to get moving. Sensors inside react in different ways to motions with train sounds and lights. The soles of the shoes even make railroad track prints in the dirt!

Window Jammers - Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Window Jammers are a collectible travel entertainment toy designed to spark the imagination of young travelers. Kids can maneuver the collectible characters to drive, fly, flip, roll and tumble over the passing landscape against the inside of a closed window. Parents’ Choice Award winner 2017.

The Field replica farm field toy - Kids Holiday Gift Ideas

Created in Ireland, The Field replica farm field toy features lush green grass, hedging, traditional wooden farm gates, farm animals, and helps inspire real world, creative and imaginative play.

What Would I Do, To Make Sure You're Not Blue - Kids Holiday Gift Guide

What would you do to make sure your little one wasn’t blue? Would you fix their teddy bear? Would you gather stars right out of the sky to make them smile as they look up from their crib? This sweet rhyming book is a fun quick read for parents and grandparents to share with the ones they love the most. With simple shapes for the illustrations and bright colors, “What Would I Do, To Make Sure You’re Not Blue” is the perfect book for new parents and grandparents alike. It is the fourth in an ongoing series of children’s books by author and illustrator, Matthew Boyd all designed to bring smiles and laughter to children’s faces. Buy on Amazon

Sleep Zzz Pillow - Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

The Sleep Zzz Pillow is especially designed for children ages 3 and up! The Sleep Zzz Pillow was created by a mom entrepreneur for her own child with sensory issues. She found that this innovative kid-sized body pillow provided her child with the comfort needed to fall asleep faster and most importantly STAY asleep! The Sleep Zzz Pillow is designed with a super soft cuddle fabric and allows the child to feel snuggly and safe while surrounded by their very own body pillow!

Revelae Kids Discovery Boxes - Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Discovery Box sensory bins introduce kids to a magical world of realistic-looking creatures, sparkling gems and crystals, colorful rocks and shells, and miniature plants or flowers. These themed sensory bins encourage hours of imaginative play; kids can scoop up the sensory beans, water beads or play sand and discover the hidden treasures within each box. Discovery Box themes include Ocean Exploration, Butterfly Garden, Rainforest and Dinosaur World.

Pippa by Singer/songwriter McKenna Bray - Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Singer/songwriter McKenna Bray brings to life the story of Pippa, a little girl with a guitar in her hand and a song in her heart who brings smiles to everyone she encounters on her journey to town. The book has a captivating lullaby that accompanies it and is a key component of the story. Buy on Amazon

Sudsy Dough moldable soap - Create Play Travel Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Sudsy Dough moldable soap is an interactive, sensory kids’ bath activity that doubles as a moldable scented dough and a cleansing soap. Kids can squeeze and squish Sudsy Dough in the bath, rub it on as body wash, or take it outside the tub and let it dry to make custom-shaped soaps.

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway Prize Collection

Enter to win this great prize collection of gift ideas for moms, kids and babies! One winner will be chosen after the giveaway ends on December 15, 2018. The more entries you complete, the better of a chance you have to win!

Prizes:
$50 Cake Maternity gift voucher for maternity & nursing wear
Huggs contour carrier
Sleep Zzz kids body pillow
Toofeze Teether
Silkberry Baby bamboo footies w/ easy dressing zipper (floral dandelion print)
Handsocks
Window Jammers travel toy
ciao! baby portable high chair
Revelae Kids cloth snack bags
The Field Kids inventive play toy
Inspirational NEST Organic crib sheet set

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway - Prize Collection

This giveaway is coordinated by Create. Play. Travel. and is sponsored by the participating brands. Entrants must be 18 or older and have a US mailing address to be eligible to win.  No purchase is required to enter. The winner will be randomly chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on December 15th, 2018. Create. Play. Travel. and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

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Donna
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Donna

i love everything in this collection. i like keeping book activities around.

kathy Persons
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kathy Persons

because we live on a farm the field replica toy

Sarah Hayes
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Sarah Hayes

the Sudsy Dough moldable soap makes the perfect gift! its fun and functional and its not just another toy.

Jill Rivera
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Jill Rivera

The portable highchair ciol baby has college sport team designs. I would love to purchase one for our new grandbaby.

Jill Rivera
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Jill Rivera

The American girl is the present I would love to get my granddaughter this year.

Barbara
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Barbara

My favorite is the sleep zzz pillow because it will get a lot of use and is good for traveling.

Megan H.
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Megan H.

What great toy ideas for this year!!! Thanks for the tip!

Anna Pry
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Anna Pry

the new american girl dolls because my daughter has been wanting one so bad and loves getting the catalogs in the mail

Maureen C.
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Maureen C.

My favorite is the baby portable high chair.

Dana Matthews
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Dana Matthews

The Sleep Zzz Pillow looks like fun. I think I’d like it because it looks comfortable and cuddly. Looks like it would be soothing to a little one.

Emily R.
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Emily R.

The Loog guitars look awesome! I would love to get them for my kids.

Mary Gardner
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Mary Gardner

I like the The Loog Guitar. My grand daughter would really enjoy it.

Pam Flynn
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Pam Flynn

I love the Loog guitars. They are so much fun and encourage creative singing and music.

Alejandra Parrazal
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I love the American doll welliewishers!

Antoinette M
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Antoinette M

I like to give craft sets. Something like the Sudsy Dough moldable soap in the gift guide. I think it’s wonderful to make something.

athena graeme
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athena graeme

I love the Revelae reusable lunch pouches, I use them every day in our lunch boxes. They’re so easy to use and save so much money and plastic!

susan hartman
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susan hartman

The Loog Guitar would be my pick. I always wanted to play an instrument but I’m not musically inclined. I would like to buy a guitar for my grandson. Hopefully he doesn’t take after me in that respect.

Liz Ticona
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Liz Ticona

The Sleep Zzz Pillow looks great! I know my preschooler and he’s always so tired after school that he needs a nap right after so this would be great for him 🙂

Laurajj
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Laurajj

Oh all such great ideas. My favorite is the Window Jammers! Those are so neat and unique! I have never seen anything like that and know they would be a huge hit with the kids!!!!!

Nidhi Chauhan
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Nidhi Chauhan

I love that The Sleep Zzz Pillow. I would love to try that for my son. he is having sleeping problem. This pillow might help.

Joni Mason
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Joni Mason

What amazing prizes! Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!

K Garin
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K Garin

I really like the window jammers. What a fun idea for traveling with kids or even for the drive to school.

K Garin
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K Garin

I really like the window jammers. What a fun idea for traveling with kids.

Kate Russell
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Kate Russell

All the American Girl things are my favorite because I used to play with them when I was a kid!

Nancy Thompson
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Nancy Thompson

I like the American Girl Wellie Wishers dolls.

Deanna Petrie
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Deanna Petrie

My favorite product is the “Sudsy Dough moldable soap”. It is fun and a different “toy” idea that my daughter would love but also help her creative mind grow.

Casey Garvey
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Casey Garvey

My daughter Allissiaunnas been begging for more American Girl dolls. They are so popular!

Julie Lundstrom
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Julie Lundstrom

I like the American Girl Well Wishers or the Sleep Pillow.

Jessica Riley
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Jessica Riley

The discovery boxes are exactly what we’ve been looking for to help with sensory issues.

Liset
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I love that The Sleep Zzz Pillow. I want to try it for my 3 year old.

Dandi D
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Dandi D

My favorite idea is the Wellie Wishers dolls because I know my daughter would love them!

Paula Pennachio
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Paula Pennachio

I like everything here

Angela MacRae
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Angela MacRae

What’s your favorite kids gift idea and why? I love playdoh the real stuff because it is nontoxic and something that I loved as a kid and stilll love and my grandson loves it he asks for it to play with 🙂

Kathleen Z.
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Kathleen Z.

Wow, Wow, great gifts for all

Lauryn R
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Lauryn R

These are awesome gift ideas, thank you so much for sharing! My daughters would love the American Girl Mega Construx play sets and my son would have so much fun with the farm field toy. 🙂

abby hewes
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My kids would love the The Field replica farm field toy!

June S.
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June S.

So many great items listed in this nice gift guide. There are many items that I would like for my family this year.

LeAnn Harbert
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LeAnn Harbert

I like The Field replica farm field toy. We live on a farm and all my granddaughters like playing with tractors and farm toys.

Marilyn Nawara
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Marilyn Nawara

The American Girl Wellie Wishers would be a HUGE hit with my granddaughter. The Sleep zzz pillow is a MUST have too.

Teresa Kunberger
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Teresa Kunberger

The sleep zzz pillow is really cool!!

Molli Taylor
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Molli Taylor

i really like the wellie wishers!

Ellie Wright
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Ellie Wright

I love the Loog guitars.

Danielle
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Danielle

This is a great list. I used to love American Girl dolls when I was little and I can imagine that any girl would love one now.

Jackline A
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Wow great post! I love how there really is something for every kind of child here!

stacey
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There’s something to get the imagination going for every kid on this list.

Nati
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Wow! So many cool suggestions here! I find it difficult to shop for my children because what the usually want (frequently something “everyone has at school”) does not always coincide with what I think will be fun and educational for them!

Tonya Morris
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Tonya Morris

These are all really great gift ideas! I bet my niece would love these for Christmas coming up!

Jasmine Hewitt
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this is a great gift guide! I always need help buying for the kids

Elaine
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I’m so jealous is kids’ toys these days! So many great options!

Surekha Busa
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Surekha Busa

Wow, these are so cute and I really love the American Girl WellieWishers for my daughter and I am sure she will really love it.