Sharing my 2021 kids gift guide! All our favorite things for babies and kids, trusted toys and gifts that we love the most!2021 kids gift guide


I say it every year, but this might be my favorite year of the kid’s gift guide yet! Now that I have a 3 year old and a 6 year old plus another baby, I feel confident in what my kids LOVE and enjoy playing with the most. This list hasn’t changed a lot this year – in fact, many things stay on it as Emilia moves into playing with some of Max’s things. One thing I left off the list because it’s so extensive: LEGOS! Max is absolutely obsessed with Legos right now and builds constantly. Since it’s been four years since I had a baby, there are a few new things on the list as well. And as usual, you can find a few kids favorites in each of my monthly favorites posts.

You can see some of our other favorites here: preschool favestoddler faveschildren’s books, and more! I’d love to hear below what you would include on this list too!


Micro Mini Scooters. Get the ones with the fancy light up wheels! They are so fun.

Little Sleepies PJs! If you read my week in the life posts, you know how much we love these PJs. They last for so long, are so soft. The best!

Type Set Co Boards & Letters. The kids are getting one of these for Christmas this year. The letters are SO pretty!

My Big Wilmmelbooks. We love books in this house, but these are the ones my kids can get stuck in for a good while. It’s almost like a where’s waldo, but with scenes. We have every version, we always travel with them on road trips and they are really fun!

Doona Liki Trike. The Doona car seat is by far the best purchase for baby this time around. I can’t wait until Jordan is a little bigger to get the trike! Planning on this for us to use next spring!

Magnatiles. This has been one of the best toys we’ve had – as long as we’ve had kids. Max still loves playing with these at 6 years old and Emilia loves them too. They build together and play separately.

Color Changing Raincoats. My kids got these as gifts last year and they are just amazing. So super fun! We have the umbrellas and boots too. They are such a great gift.

Lite Brite. My 90s heart is loving this. Max is getting one this year!

Campfire S’mores Play Set. We adore this. It’s so cute and fun. Who doesn’t love play s’mores?!

Fun Fan Fryer. Our play kitchen gets used everyday. This is a fun item because it makes noise – like it’s actually cooking.

My First Play Table. We got this when Max was one and still use it constantly to this day.

Widgeon Fleece Jacket. Perfect for little babes – this is a velcro closure instead of a zipper!

Baby Taco Crinkle Book. This is my favorite toy for Jordan! It’s crinkly and loud and he loves it.

1000 Things to Eat. Another book we LOVE is this 1000 Things to Eat. We have all the versions of this too. Max especially loves this one right now.

20oz Hydroflask Bottle. Love love love these! The kids love them too. They take them to school everyday. Love that they are 20oz.

Melissa and Doug One Stop Shop. Another item that we bought years ago for Christmas – both kids still love this. There is tons of imaginary play that goes on in our toy room, and this shop is a huge part of it.

Kid’s Sorel Boots. If you live in a cold/snowy climate, I can’t recommend the kid’s sorel boots enough. They are SO warm. I can get two seasons out of them with Max, and then I save them for Emilia as she grows into them. The quality is so good.

Bug Hotel. Let’s be real, this is my worst nightmare, but the kids will go absolutely crazy over it.

Big Coloring Posters. These are a huge hit. The kids love them!

The Floor Is Lava. This game was the HIT of the holidays last year.

Illustrated Harry Potter Books. Max got these two years ago, but he’s SO into them now. We’re on book #3 and he loves them.

Aquabeads. Max really got into aquabeads last year. Now Emilia can do them too and we love doing this as a family, or they do them on his own. They are really fun.

Jumbo Coloring Pads. These coloring pads are another huge win. We do a ton of art and these are fantastic. One of these sheets per kid gives us 30ish minutes of entertainment, at least. They use crayons, markers or paint with these.

Nerf Tennis Set. Getting this one this year too! So excited about this.

Mushie Stacking Rings. Perfect for baby & toddler – love these colors.

Pizza Sidewalk Chalk. I usually get ridiculous chalk for the kids each Christmas and they love it.

Construction Plate and Utensils. We love these plates! Max is a little too old for them now but Emilia has days where she loves them (especially the utensils) – and these are SO fun for young eaters that I had to include them again. We love these.

Car Road Tape. This is a repeat from last year because it’s a life saver. On a rough day, I pull this tape out and place it all over the house. The kids instantly have a road/race track/etc and LOVE it.

Jellycat Stuffed Animals. These are our absolute favorites!! So soft and squishy and cuddly.

Giant Dinosaur Dominos. My kids are currently obsessed with dinosaurs. They have been for years. They will continue to be. It is fun!

Air Dry Clay Dinosaur Puzzle. See above! These are so fun.

Flipbook Kits. Max makes his own flipbooks on post it notes, so I think he will love this!

Little People Animals. My kids LOVE playing with Little People anything – especially the animals. I always kept some of these in my diaper bag and they were great for the car or being out in the stroller.

Voices of Inspirational Women Soundbook. Got this for Emilia! I can’t wait.

Hill House Rainbow Robe. My kids got these last year and I have the matching one. They are so cute, so fluffy, so warm, so perfect!

Melissa and Doug Wooden Puzzle Set. We’ve got a ton of use out of these puzzles – my mom also has multiple versions at her house and the kids love them. Emilia is really into them, but Max still enjoys them now too!

[This is not a sponsored post and any of the above items that I own were purchased by me! There are a few general affiliate links above where I make a commission from products purchased. Thank you for reading! xo]