Christmas Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

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This is an updated re-post of the post I shared last year!  I have added a few things to this year’s idea list!


I get asked a lot about gift ideas, so I thought it might be helpful to throw a few out there with some mini reviews on each item. We personally own everything I recommend, and I will never recommend something we don’t love! You will notice some cross-over from my Christmas Ideas for Tots post. If I felt it was good for both, I listed it in both places.

I am also a believer in LESS is MORE, so although I recommend things, please know that things don’t make us happy…they are just a small addition to an already full life in Christ. I don’t in any way believe that Christmas is about stuff. I realize gifts are a natural part {especially from grandparents!}, and I love getting recommendations also, which is why I share with you! I may add to the list as I think of other ideas, so be sure to check back!

This is my list of ideas for preschoolers, gearing towards ages 3-5. I will link to everything where I find the best online price {most of the time it is Amazon}. Most links are affiliate links, some are not {if I am not affiliated with the particular company}. If you purchase anything through an affiliate link, you give back a percentage to our family…thanks!

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Bibles

 

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Books

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Music

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DVDs

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Learning Toys

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Games

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Craft/Art/School Supplies

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The BIG Gift

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If you are looking for ideas for younger children, you can check out my Christmas Gift Ideas for Tots post!Gift-Ideas

I also have more gift ideas here on my "What We Love" page on my website. You can also visit our School Tools blog to see links to many items we own.  Click the favorites tab to see only the tops items we love!

Coming Soon {new: older boys and Jesus, updated version for Moms}…

Gift Ideas...boys  Gift Ideas...moms  Gift Ideas...Jesus


If you are an Apple user, check out the app I use to organize all of our Christmas shopping.  A fellow missionary and good friend developed it and I love it!

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Christmas Gift Ideas ~ Tots {2011 update}

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This is an updated re-post of the post I shared last year!  I have added a few things to this year’s idea list!


I get asked a lot about gift ideas, so I thought it might be helpful to throw a few out there with some of my thoughts on a few of them. We personally own everything I recommend, and I will never recommend something we don’t love! I will also link to any reviews we have done or Play with Me posts where we have featured the item on Totally Tots.

I am also a believer in LESS is MORE, so although I recommend things, please know that I don’t believe things make us happy…they are just a small addition to an already full life in Christ. I don’t in any way believe that Christmas is about stuff. I realize gifts are a natural part {especially from grandparents!}, and I love getting recommendations also, which is why I share with you! I may add to the list as I think of other ideas, so be sure to check back!

This is my list of ideas for tots, which is actually a wide range, gearing towards ages 1-3. I will link to everything where I find the best online price {most of the time it is Amazon}. Most links are affiliate links, some are not {if I am not affiliated with the particular company}. If you purchase anything through an affiliate link, you give back a percentage to our family…thanks!

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Bibles

  • Baby Bible ~ This is the best Bible we have for the really young tots with a short attention span!

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Books {just a few of our favorites}

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Music

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DVDs

  • Signing Time ~ We have #1 {pictured below}, #2, and #3 and still love them all!
  • Praise Baby ~ even my boys still enjoy these, the praise music is simply beautiful and timeless.
  • Laurie Berkner ~ We LOVE this DVD, all of us!!!!

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Learning Toys

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In case you are visual like I am {all images are linked to Amazon}…

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Craft/Art/School/Tot Tray Supplies

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The BIG Gift

  • Strider Bike ~ this would be awesome for age 2 and up {review here}
  • Plasma Car ~ I would suggest 3 and up for this, or a very physically able 2 year old, Ladybug is 2 1/2 and loves it but can’t ride it properly yet;-) {review here}
  • Bean Bag Chair ~ expensive but totally worth it, we use our 3 daily! {read our full review here}
  • Doll Furniture ~ I never would have guessed how much Ladybug would love her cradle, we are hoping to add the high chair to her collection! {review here}
  • Hideaway Kitchen ~ Last year L-bug got a plastic kitchen and yes she loves it, but we got this kitchen to review and we love it!  It is so much “prettier” and has better storage. {review here}
  • Riding Toy ~ every tot needs a good ol obnoxious, noise making, plastic riding/push toy! We personally have a Mickey Mouse one that Krash loved and now Ladybug loves! Ladybug is 2.5 and still lays with the silly toy ALL the time!

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I hope these lists help you as you purchase gifts for your own children or other children you love!

 

Looking for gift ideas for kids a bit older, check out Gift Ideas for Preschoolers !

{updated version coming soon}

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I also have more gift ideas on my "What We Love" page on my website.

You can also visit our School Tools blog to see links to many items we own.  Click the favorites tab to see only the tops items we love!

Christmas Ideas ~ Moms

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This is my list of ideas for MOMS! I will link to everything where I find the best online price {most of the time it is Amazon}. Most links are affiliate links, some are not {if I am not affiliated with the particular company}. If you purchase anything through an affiliate link, you give back a percentage to our family…thanks!

Obviously I am forgetting many things I love, but I tried to think for a few weeks before posting this list! You can be sure if it is on this list it comes highly recommended from me!

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Books

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Gadgets

  • Laminator {everyone knows how much I love this, right?}
  • iPod Dock {we use ours for school, we have this exact one but got ours at Target, it’s a bit pricey (it was a gift) but I bet a less pricey model would be equally as wonderful!}
  • Label Maker {don’t know how I lived so long without one-got ours and get our refills at Costco}
  • Cuisinart Hand Mixer {oh how I LOVE this little gadget, I got mine at Costco within the last year}

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The BIG Gift {just in case Santa still visits any of you}

  • iPod Touch {I own the 32G version 3, I linked to the 8G version 4-which is smaller-I don’t really need the 32G I have, but also is better as the newer version has a camera!}
  • Canon Digital Rebel {I personally own the 40D, but the rebel is the best starter dSLR} I get asked a lot about which model of Rebel is best. Honestly-if this is your first dSLR, the lower priced model is great. If you can afford the higher priced model-go for it. BUT-it is not necessary. That is my personal opinion and I know others may disagree. I say the price difference isn’t worth it unless you have future professional plans-and then you’d more than likely move beyond a Rebel anyway. I don’t own either but have seen both and used older models of both.
    • 50mm lens {if you like the blurred background and the ability to shoot in lower light without a flash, you want this lens!}
    • See all of my photography info here in my Behind the Scenes ~ Photography post
  • Jack Lalanne Juicer {we LOVE our juicer and have had this exact model for over a year, you can read all of our posts about juicing here}
  • Dyson Vacuum {we own this exact one, the DC25 and we ordered ours from Amazon about a year ago.  We LOVE it and yes it is all that.  I hesitated for years to spend the $$ but I am so glad we saved up and finally got it!}

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On MY list this year…

  • Bosch Mixer {I have this dream of baking bread like Jolanthe does, we’ll see!!!}
  • Rebounder {not sure which one, I am open to suggestions!}

Anything else you recommend that I might enjoy? My parents always ask and I am always at a loss since I don’t need anything!! Please leave your mommy suggestions in the comments!!!

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