Amazon Christmas Gift Guide For Children {Preschool-Teen}

Gift buying can indeed be a tedious task. Most of us enjoying buying gifts for people. It’s the deciding aspect that can turn this act of kindness into a tedious task.

Sometimes, seeing ideas from other people can make the decision-making process less tedious.  I hope this guide helps you out a little!

This gift guide includes items we have bought and used as well as items that are on our “wish list”. This guide is in no particular order although I did try to group gifts together in categories.

Before purchasing any of these items, please do your research (check the reviews).

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Coloring or Painting Mess Free

We got my youngest daughter The Princess Parables for her 2nd birthday and she loved it (along with the markers).

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Here are a few other options for mess-free color fun.

Melissa and Doug On The Go Water Wow! Color-Reveal Pad Activity Book Fairy Tale (Great for Traveling!)

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Or Farm Animals

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You can purchase these in bundle sets as well. There are so many to choose from.


Playdough

Last year, I made my youngest daughter playdough for Christmas. She was thrilled with it. It’s time to make her more playdough and it will again be a Christmas gift. We are also planning to get more playdough accessories to go along with the gift.

So far, this is what I’m looking at…

Alex Wooden Dough Tool Set

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Melissa and Doug Play Sets

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Play-Doh Classic Tools Playset

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Wilton 50 Piece ABC and 123 Cookie Cutter Set 

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Play-Doh Numbers, Letters, and Fun

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Bath Toys

I don’t know how this happened, but my 3-year old has absolutely no bath toys.  She is down to playing with a cup, and a small jar with a lid. Although she seems pretty content with those things…(poor girl) I think she would enjoy real bath toys. I don’t want the squirt toys that water gets trapped in and then mildews…eeehhh.

Alex Toys Rub-A-Dub Princesses in the Tub

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Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toys

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Miscellaneous Toys

My daughter has this lamp and really, really likes it. She has had it for almost a year and has played with it a lot and it has held up nicely. This lamp has helped my daughter learn her ABCs and a few colors as well.

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn My Pretty Lamp

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We also own this nativity set. We have had it for a couple of years and it has held up nicely as well. My daughter has really enjoyed it.

Little People – A Christmas Story

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We do not have this set, but I think it would make a nice additition to what we have already.

Little People – Lil’ Shepherds 

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We have owned the following 2 sets. My son had a lot of fun with these.

Smithsonian Diggin’ Up Dinosaurs

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Smithsonian Rock and Gem Dig

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VTech Smart Watch for Kids

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I oldest daughter got an American Girl Doll several years ago. She really enjoyed playing with it. She now has it as a keepsake.

American Girl Dolls

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The mini dolls are a great alternative to the above dolls. They are much more affordable!

American Girl Mini Doll

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American Girl Movies

We have this movie along with the Kit Kittredge Movie. We have really enjoyed these wholesome movies.

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Outdoor

Nerf – N- Strike Elite Precision Target Set

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Tactical Gear for Nerf 

(I was going to include the official Nerf brand but it’s way overpriced right now!)

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Nerf Dart Refills

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Lil’ Banshee Archery Set

My son got this bow when he was 9 and was able to handle it well. He has had it for over a year now and it has held up well.

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Target Practice

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Quiver

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Drone

We purchased this exact drone for my son’s birthday (which is coming up in a few weeks). Of course, he has not used it yet but from what I can tell, everything looks great. After my son opens his gift and uses it, I will come back and give an update on the quality of the drone and case.

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Helping Around the House

Chef Set 

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11 Piece Chef Kit

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Melissa and Doug Baking Play Set

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Melissa and Doug Let’s Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop!

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Melissa and Doug Let’s Play House Spray, Squirt, and Squeegee

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Toy Vacuum – Dyson 

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Ideas for the Artist

Step 2 Easel 

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Crayola Art – To – Go Table Easel

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Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Art Easel

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 Art 101 Kids 179 Piece Trifold Easel Art Set 

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Royal and Langnickel All Media Easel Artist Set

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Zen Art Supply Desktop Easel

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Legos

LEGO Star Wars Wookie Gunship

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LEGO Star Wars Imperial Troop Transport

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Classic LEGOS

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Classic and Simple Board Games

We have the most fun with these classic favorites.

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This is a great option for an inexpensive gift for kids of all ages (adults too!). A game of checkers can become pretty competitive!

Or, for a few more dollars, you can upgrade to this wooden checkers set.

My son loves to play checkers. We have a wooden set, like this one, which is much more durable than the cardboard version. (We don’t have this particular one, but one very similar, ours does not have tic tac toe on the back which my kids would enjoy.)

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Or, for a unique way to play checkers, try this Giant Checker Rug Game (with tic tac toe on the back).

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We have not taken on this game yet, although, I know it’s a classic. I would love for my family to learn to play chess.

This seems like a decent wooden set. As you can see, the board folds and the chess pieces can be stored there.

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If you really don’t want to go with the wooden one, you can also find a more inexpensive version of the game here.

And just for fun….. If you are buying for the more serious chess player, take a look at this medieval style!81balkjp82l-_sl1500_

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And here is a set with a more modern look….

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If you are buying a chess set for beginners, it may be beneficial to include a book as well.

One for kids….

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And another for beginners….

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Cake Decorating

Do you have a child that likes to decorate cakes and cupcakes? My oldest daughter likes to decorate cakes and cupcakes. A couple of years ago, we got her this kit for Christmas. It has held up well. I consider this a great starter kit for those just getting started with serious cake decorating.

Wilton Decorating Set

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A few accessories to go along with the kit…..

Rotating Cake Stand

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Extra Tips

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Disposable Decorating Bags

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Cameras

I can’t believe Polaroids are back! My oldest daughter is interested in this camera. (If she gets this for Christmas, we will do a detailed review of the camera)

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

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Accessories for the Instax Mini 8

Film

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Accessories Bundle

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Cameras for younger children

VTech Camera

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VTech Action Camera

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For the more serious photographer

Nikon 

I have a camera very similar to this one and we love it! It takes great pictures!

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Camera Accessories

We purchased this kit several months ago and have been very pleased with it.

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Books

This is a list of books my kids own or have been interested in.

Awesome Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids

(This is a safe Knock-Knock Joke book for kids; we own this one!)

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Trailblazer Books: Shanghaied to China

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Trailblazers: Featuring William Tyndale & Other Christian Heroes V.3

We own this book and have really enjoyed it.

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Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret

We also own this book. My daughter was required to read it on the mission trip to New York in which she went. I am reading it now and enjoying it very much!

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American Girl Boxed Sets

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Miscellaneous Gift Ideas

RTIC 30 oz Tumbler

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Handle for above mug….

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Stainless Steel Drinking Straws

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For those who prefer glass jars for drinking, these would make a cute gift…

Chevron Tumbler Lids for Regular Mouth Mason Jars

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Stainless Steel for the Little Ones

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Boon Snug Silicone Sippy Lids

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Boon Silicone Lids with Straws

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Stainless Steel Straws for Kids

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Travel MakeUp Bag

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MakeUp Brush Set

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Well, there you have it! Just a few ideas for preschoolers – teens! I have so many other things to include but……that would make for a MEGA list. I had better stop here!

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What ideas do you have for preschoolers – teen gift buying?

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