Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids


Last week, I shared my 2016 gift guides for women and men. Today, some of my favorite holiday picks for kids:


Squeezy Blocks, $28
Stack ’em, squeeze ’em, chew ’em — great in the bath or out, from early babyhood on up.


Zutano fleece booties, about $20
These are so warm and cozy, and stay on baby’s feet when most booties and socks fall off.


Musical Instrument Set, $21


Brio Classic Figure 8 Set, $34
Haven’t met a kid yet between the ages of 2-4 who doesn’t love a train set.


Tea Set, $17 (great for girls AND boys!)


Learning Resources Pretend & Play Doctor Set, $23
Jackson got this two years ago and still plays with it every single day (and it’s the first thing his friends go to when they come over).


Smithsonian 100-piece Space Exploration Discovery Puzzle, $18


179-Piece Double Sided Trifold Easel Art Set, $21


Ideal 100-Trick Spectacular Magic Show Suitcase, $30
We got this for Drew’s nephew for his 9th birthday last year and it was a hit!


Rosie Revere, Engineer, $10.59 — and 49 other Feminist Book Gifts For Your Nieces and Nephews This Holiday Season


Razor RipStik Ripster, $40

More ideas for kids here and here.

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    Lianne December 5, 2016, 1:27 pm

    I put the Squeezy Blocks on my son’s Amazon wish list last week! Love the feminist books 🙂

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    • RedRoverRedRover December 6, 2016, 1:13 pm

      I have the squeezy blocks and they’re super nice. Unfortunately my son’s never been a fan of blocks. Maybe my daughter will be!

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    Moneypenny December 5, 2016, 4:30 pm

    Oh, I like that puzzle! My nephew (4) really loves both outer space and puzzles!

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    Portia December 6, 2016, 8:39 am

    Thanks for linking to those feminist books, Wendy! I’ve been wanting to get some new kids books for the next time I see the nieces/nephew, time to start stocking up…

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  • TheRascal December 6, 2016, 9:05 am

    Oooh! Feminist books for kids! I’ll give a shout out to kid’s book about RBG called I DISSENT! So good.

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    bittergaymark December 7, 2016, 3:24 pm

    Lots of fun picks here. My nephew was OBSESSED with that wooden train!

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  • Jen December 9, 2016, 4:20 pm

    What should I get for an 11-18 yr old gift for a toy drive I’m doing this year? It’s supposed to be <$40. I was considering the Dixit game someone on here mentioned a couple years ago. What do you guys think?

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