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holiday gift guide

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

holiday gift guide

The holiday shopping season has officially kicked off and it is time to get out that gift list! Our team pulled together our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide to help you navigate the endless gift possibilities that inspire magic and creativity through play. We’ve also included a great list of teacher gifts. It can be hard to find the perfect gift for a teacher so why not help them do what they love with some cool educational tools for their virtual or in-person classroom?

We highlight some of our top picks below, but be sure to check out the entire 2020 Holiday Gift Guide list for all of your holiday shopping.

Stocking Stuffers

Need a few items to top off that fluffy, red stocking and make Christmas morning even more magical? You can’t go wrong with any of our puppets to help storytime come to life--we have a ton of options--from a perfect little bunny to a dragon to a giraffe!

stocking stuffers

Or, shake things up with some wooden egg shakers, 

or even some sparkly playfoam for kids to craft their own creations.  

playfoam

Under $25

Your child becomes a builder with Design & Drill® Power Play Vehicles! This cool Design & Drill® helicopter snaps together, using the motorized mini-drill to tighten the bolts, and you can customize the vehicles with colorful stickers as you race into creative STEM play!

design drill helicopter

Looking for something a little more open-ended? Spoolz won’t disappoint. At first glance, it's just a stacking toy. But look a little closer - feel, explore, and experiment - and quickly you'll discover that this is truly art at play! Roll them and race them across the playroom or stack them into any configuration.

spoolz

For the budding artist in the room, don’t miss these cool Giant Knobbed Geometric Shape Stampers. These are great to not only identify and name shapes, but think of the creations and pictures that can come from these starting points!

giant knobbed geometric shape stampers

Under $50

Sometimes simple is the best gift, and these Natural Wooden Blocks are always a winner. Endless options come from this 22-piece set, and they will last generations.

natural-wooden-blocks

Or, for a gift with a little more color, check out this Deluxe Marble Run where you can create and design pathways of your own! 

deluxe marble run

One of the most popular, and perhaps the cutest, items on our list is our assortment of Hoppers. Ready for kiddos ages 18 months+, these are super fun for indoors or outdoors. I personally like the Moose best, but we also have a super cute unicorn and a rabbit!

hoppers

Under $100

Do not miss out on this adorable Barn and Animals Playset. Complete with a big, red, wooden barn and set of seven farm animals, watch young children ages 3+ smile as they create their own barnyard scene. Corral the animals in the barnyard with the wooden fencing, then move them into the barn through the sliding barn doors!

barn and animals playset

Looking for something a little tougher? Check out this Monster Truck, an extra-large, heavy-duty dump truck perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to fill with all kinds of fun! Dump the load and the truck becomes a ride-on toy for inside and outside use

monster-truck

For our littlest engineers, this cool Mobilo Construction Kit is a 192 piece set with 12 work cards that allows children to build amazing 3-dimensional structures at one time. The final creations even move and can become vehicles! 

mobilo construction kit

Over $100

Every little girl's dream….a Fairy Tale Castle of her very own! This beautiful, wooden castle is mounted on a lazy susan for easy play and includes five wooden, hand-painted royal characters that bend and stand on their own. While the King and Queen enjoy the Jester's tricks and the Knight protects the castle, the Princess will ride away in her unicorn-drawn carriage.

fairy-tale-castle

Since the stockings are stuffed with puppets, why not give them their own place for a puppet show! This awesome Puppet Theater inspires encore performances with a pullback curtain, snazzy colors, a chalkboard marquee and lower panel for advertising. Sturdy wood construction and no-tool, easy assembly--a bonus for mom and dad!

puppet theater

Children will have a blast role-playing with this Deluxe Dream House.This three-story hardwood house features five fully furnished rooms of wooden furniture, including fabric cushions, bedding, rugs, unbreakable mirrors, a lift-up toilet lid, and moveable staircases. Let the play begin!

deluxe-dream-house

Teacher Gifts

Teachers often get so many coffee mugs and Starbucks cards. Why not give your child’s teacher something he or she can put to good use--don’t worry, you can still throw in a Starbucks card! But we’ve selected some of our favorite teacher gifts that are sure to be a welcome surprise.

These beautiful hardwood Designer Blocks are the perfect addition to any block center, as kids love the open-air concept that allows for plenty of open-ended, imaginative play.

designer blocksDon’t miss this nifty Vowel Owls Sorting Set. This fun literacy tool helps students distinguish long from short vowels in single-syllable words using engaging picture cards that make learning fun!

vowel owls sorting set

For a teacher who already had a light table in the classroom, we have lots of great accessories! These Light Table Pattern Blocks allow for shape making and sensory development. Kiddos will love them and teachers will love you! 

light table pattern blocks

Last, and probably our favorite, are the Prop Sets we have for various popular books that include character puppets and props to bring storytime to life. From Goodnight Moon to Brown Bear, Brown Bear and many more favorites, these become classroom treasures! 

puppet and props

Need help finding the perfect gift? You can always reach out to us, and we are happy to help.