This is an unplanned blog but I had to share because we had our first of 3 Christmases recently and our son is LOVING the new toys he got (and we’re loving them too!). Shopping for the younger kiddos is though because they can’t voice their opinion yet and you’re never really sure what toys, books, activities they’re going to take too. You basically have to go on the word of others with experience and learn your child’s preferences as you go. If you’re in the market for a few more items for kids in your family, here are some last minute Christmas gifts for babies and kids that are sure to get TONS of love.
Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Babies and Kids
I’ll start with the new toys our nearly 1-year-old is loving. They’re items that he can easily grow with and will be well loved for years to come! To some of these items are available with 2-day Prime shipping, others are available in-store at Target. To guarantee you get the item I highly recommend you order online for pick-up in-store. I stopped at a Target the other day and it was chaos. If I hadn’t done order pick-up I would have easily been there 45 minutes longer and who knows if the item I ran in for would have still been available. Ugh. I’m officially done shopping in-stores until after the holidays!
Last Minute Christmas Gifts for 1-Year-Old and Up
Our son has a winter birthday so summer toys are a big hit in our family. People often think about the here and now toys but there are so many more options when you think about the whole next year. Kids grow and develop so much in a short about of time, toys for the full year and every season are great to give and receive! This Schwinn Double Bike Trailer Stroller is perfect for the whole family! Don’t forget the helmet!
Radio Flyer Retro Rocket Ride-On
This Radio Flyer Retro Rocket Ride-On has so many features our son hasn’t stopped playing with it yet. The seat opens which, turns out, is the coolest place to hid things 🙂 the nose spins and clicks and the buttons light up and talk. Plus, the obvious ride-on ability (with help from mom and dad) and he even pushes it backward like a walker. This is THE BEST last minute Christmas gift for babies and kids on the list.
He. Loves. This.
Toddler Boggan Sleds with Back
SO excited about this fun outdoor toy! For some reason, I didn’t even realize a toddler sled with back existed for little ones. Of course, our snow is melting a bit right now (more coming tomorrow!) but we’ve pulled him around the house in it and he thinks it’s a riot. I can’t wait to get him bundled up and pull him around the neighborhood!
Talking Stuffed Toys
There are a couple options to choose from, our son LOVE his Scout (or Violet) which we received a couple months ago. He also loves the Elephant version with it’s big silly nose. These are great educational options. Scout even learns your child’s name, favorite food, color, and animal and incorporates them into the songs, learning, and fun! It’s a favorite toy for 9-month-olds and up!
Vtech Drop and Go Dump Truck
The Vtech Drop and Go Dump Truck is a super fun, multi-function toy. Our little guy loves the balls and quickly learned how to put the balls in the hole in the truck and push them to get it to talk. It’s so fun teaching him how to use toys and watching him learn. This one also doubles as a pull toy that bounces as it rolls. It sings, talks, and lights up. Another favorite for our almost 1-year-old.
Our son LOVE forts, crawling under his exersaucer, and flipping over his playmat into a make-shift tent. We knew a cute teepee tent would be a big hit with him. This allows for endless fun and imagination and he can certainly grow with it! Add a cute fuzzy, animal sleeping bag or a DIY cushion (blog coming soon!) for extra fun!
Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Kids
While browsing online I also came across a few things for older kids that I loved as a kid and that will be must-haves in our house.
Sit and Spin
OMG. These sit and spin saucers with wheels were the BEST in grade school!! Is it weird I want one for myself??
Sand and Water Table
Love a sand and water table for indoor or outdoor. The intended purpose is sand and water and probably outside, but bring it in for winter and use corn kernels (you’ll want to rise them first) and create your very own corn station like you find at most apple orchards in the fall. It turns it into a year-round toy and definitely worth the investment!
The Best Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Babies and Kids
If you’re in need of some last minute Christmas gifts for babies and kids, these ones are sure to be a hit. They’re all currently available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping or at Target (hopefully for local pick-up for you!).
Have some favorite toys to add to my last minute Christmas gifts for babies and kids list?
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Until Next Time,