Holiday Gift Guide for Toddlers & Kids Under 10

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The holiday season is filled with fun, but finding the best and most meaningful gift for all of the little ones in your life can sometimes be a difficult task. To make holiday shopping easy this year, we’ve gathered a variety of educational toys and furniture for kids ages 1 and up in this ultimate holiday shopping guide. Take the stress out of shopping and choose from products that are not only fun, but provide a multitude of developmental benefits, will endure rough play, and are sure to be treasured for years to come (instead of ending up at the bottom of the toy box in a few weeks!).

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Toddlers Under 2

Children 1 and up learn quickly when provided with open-ended toys that encourage experimentation and skill building through hands-on play. Choose from a variety of quality, educational Guidecraft toys designed for your youngest children.

Girl playing with Grippies Curves


Guidecraft Grippies sets  are the best STEM toys for babies and toddlers. The colorful, textured magnetic pieces fit together easily, encourage sensory exploration and present early mathematical principles while young children build and play. Integrate Grippies Windows or Grippies Waves sets with a Guidecraft LED Activity Tablet for extended play experiences.

Boy playing with Early Learning Skill Builder Puzzle

Early Learning Skill Builders

Entice your child’s curiosity with wooden toys in playful colors, shapes and patterns. Guidecraft designs a variety of toys that aid in a young child’s development of fine-motor skills, color matching, patterning skills and stacking. Textured, wooden shape sorting puzzles like the Guidecraft Tactile Matching Maze or the Shape Sorter are classic toys that all toddlers will love and use to practice their new skills. Geo Shape Lacing boards, Beehive Lacing Toys or Count and Lace Fruit sets help children to develop dexterity and practice matching while having a blast!

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for 2-Year-Olds

Boy in White Classic Kitchen Helper at kitchen island, decorating a gingerbread house with his mom and sister

Kitchen Helper

The holidays are all about family togetherness and making memories together. With a Kitchen Helper Toddler Step Stool, your little sous chef can safely be included in all of the holiday memories. Available in a range of styles and colors to match any kitchen aesthetic, the Guidecraft Kitchen Helper is the best and safest way to elevate your toddler to counter height. Best of all, it folds away easily when not in use. Truly a gift that the whole family can enjoy!

Nature-Inspired Toys

Children have an inherent desire to learn. A surefire way to spark their curiosity is to encourage natural exploration in an environment filled with organic elements, loose parts and toys inspired by nature. Treasure Tubes and Treasure Blocks in clear and primary-colored sets encourage a child’s instinct to collect and observe.

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for 3-Year-Olds

Dress Up Centers and Vanities

Your imaginative child needs a place to store and organize all of their costumes and accessories! Guidecraft has a ton of great options that will fit into any sized space. Choose from pieces like the Dress Up Cubby, the See and Store Dress Up or a Classic Vanity for your little princess. This holiday, give your 3-year-old a place that lets their imaginations soar.

Mother and son building with Little Bricks on green mat on table
Building Toys

Guidecraft has several options for children ages 3 and up who love to build and create. Little Bricks and Little Pavers sets feature weighted pieces in a realistic color gradients. These sets can be used in water, sand or dirt so kids can get messy!

Image of a young girl building using Guidecraft wooden Unit Blocks.

Unit Blocks sets, the classic building toy, are always a perfect toy for any child. Authentically-inspired building toys like Coral Connections help little ones develop fine-motor skills while they create deeper connections to the ocean and the creatures that live there. Learn more about other wooden or naturally-inspired Guidecraft toys for young children.Choose from Guidecraft’s wide selection of wooden, plastic and magnetic building toys to find one that your child will love this holiday.

Oversized, Hands-On Weaving and Lacing Frames

Children 3 and up can learn about colors, patterns and layering while creating beautiful, abstract creations with differently textured ribbons, laces or twine. Oversized frames like the ones in the Jumbo Geo Lacing sets and the Jumbo Weaving Frames sets comfortably fit in little hands and can be used for individual or collaborative projects (making them perfect for siblings to use together!).

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for 4-Year-Olds

Girl in blue sitting and painting at Martha Stewart white Art Table

Art Table and Chair Sets

Get your creative kids a gift they will use daily! Large workspaces, ample storage and sturdy stools make the Arts and Crafts Center and the Martha Stewart Living and Learning Kids’ Art Table the best gifts for kids 4 and up who love to draw, paint and create. Use the easy-to-clean table all day; perfect for snack time, doing homework and arts and crafts projects!

Magnetic Drawing Toys

Using Guidecraft’s Magna Tablet, artistic kids can create drawings over and over again using the easy-to-hold tablet and magnetic pen. This on-the-go art tablet uses metal balls to create images featured on design cards, or anything your child can think up!

Kids playing at Martha Stewart Dollhouse Bookcase

Martha Stewart Living and Learning Kids’ Dollhouse Bookcase

Get your 4-year-old a gift that perfectly combines play with beautiful functionality. A gift that will grow with your child for years, the Martha Stewart Living and Learning Kids’ Dollhouse Bookcase provides little ones with a unique storage piece that doubles as the perfect pretend play spot for all of their 16″ dolls, toys and treasures.

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for 5-Year-Olds

Boy building tower with Tabletop IO STEM Blocks

IO Blocks

STEM toys like Guidecraft’s IO Blocks introduce engineering challenges into everyday play. This open-ended toy combines geometric elements with imaginative play while young kids develop fine-motor skills and create 2D and 3D builds. Explore Guidecraft’s variety of IO Blocks sets and sturdy build tables with storage for all of the pieces!

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids 6 Years Old and Up

As a child grows, they desire independence and a place for creative expression. A stylish desk designed just for them where they can work and store all of their treasures is the perfect gift for kids 6 and up. Choose from a variety of Guidecraft’s best desk and chair sets for kids to find one that matches your kid’s style and learning needs.

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Media Desk

The Guidecraft Kids’ Media Desk, Hutch and Chair Set is made for stylish kids. Available in a range of trending colors like navy, teal and even lavender, this super sturdy set will grow with your child. A cork board and shelves provide the perfect place for customization and curation. Browse available colors to choose the perfect gift for your 6-year-old.

Boy sitting in chair, reading at Navy Taiga Desk

Taiga Desk

Gift your child the perfect addition for his/her room! Complete with paper organizer and drawers, the Taiga Desk is every little girl’s dream desk.

Boy and girl placing pine cones into Power Clix built tower


Innovative STEM toys like Guidecraft PowerClix Frames sets are a great gift for the little builders on your list. Children can use the colorful, connecting pieces to build imaginative 2D an 3D models. Encourage your child to think like an engineer as they create! A variety of differently colored sets in various piece counts are available.

Power Clix and winter themed nature finds loose parts in sand bin

When it comes to holiday gifting, Guidecraft makes it easier than ever with our selection of quality kids furniture and educational toys. This year, give your little ones a gift they will treasure for years to come.

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