Searching for Christmas gifts for kids under 5 can be overwhelming! As a mom of a preschooler, I know how difficult it can be to find the perfect Christmas gift. Kids move the the stages of childhood so quickly, and they outgrow toys just as quickly. With so many toys and gifts on the market, it’s hard to know which are the best.
That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas gifts for kids under 5 – so you can easily find the perfect gift for your little one this holiday season!
Christmas Gifts for Kids Age 3 to 5
- SQUAREGLES Amazon
One of the things that makes the Squaregles Essential Set so great is its versatility. The set includes a variety of different pieces that can be used in multiple ways, allowing kids to play in different ways and explore their imaginations. Whether they want to create imaginative adventures with the characters and comics, doodle on the paperboard panels, or race the cars on the tracks, the Squaregles Essential Set has a way to play for everyone.
- PLAYFOAM SAND Amazon
I love the Playfoam Naturals set! This set provides opportunities for creativity, imagination, and self-expression, helping kids identify new interests and appreciate their own strengths.
One of the best things about the Playfoam is that it never dries out, so the fun and creativity never end. The Playfoam Naturals set also includes a variety of fun accessories, such as kid-safe tweezers and nine nature-themed characters for hide and seek activities.
- OSMO Creative Amazon
One of the things I love most about OSMO is how it inspires creativity and learning. The Creative set includes tools such as a drawing pad, markers, and stickers so kids can draw, imagine and play for hours.
- OCTONAUTS Walmart
My son loves the Octonauts series on Netflix. The characters and storylines are all about teamwork, adventure and exploring. He can’t get enough of it! These figurines and playsets are great for little ones who love role playing and imaginary adventures.
- LEARNING RESOURCES SILLY SCIENCE Amazon
This science-themed STEM toy for kids lets little ones explore the building blocks of early science skills! Count, sort and match while building fine motor skills and learning colors, shapes and numbers.
- MAGFORMERS MAGNET SETS Amazon
Give them something that they won’t quickly outgrow. Magformers sets are fun for all ages. My 9 year old still enjoys building and constructing with these fun magnetic sets.
LEARNING RESOURCES MATH SWATTERS
- HAND2MIND ABACUS Amazon
Multicolored beads change to white as you slide them across the rods! Visualize numbers and patterns as multicolored beads change to white. This educational toy is made to last, so young children can start learning the basics of numbers and counting and continue to use as they grow.
- Learning Resources Math Swatters Game Amazon
Give kindergartners an early start and encourage basic math skills in a fun and engaging way!
- LEARNING RESOURCES MATHLINK CUBES Amazon
Mathlink cubes are another excellent preschool toy that teaches kids the basics of numbers and counting while also giving them an interactive, engaging way to build, construct and play. Little kids love snapping these small cubes together. As they get older they’ll be able to use them to create visual concepts of addition and subtraction.
Christmas Gift Guides by Age
Checkout our gift guides for each age to shop the best toys and gifts for him, her, teens, tweens and everyone in between!