Unique Holiday Toys and Gifts for the Young Builders in Your Life

young boy playing with Guidecraft Little Bricks, a natural building toy that makes the perfect holiday gift for kids 3 and up

If you are looking for unique Hanukkah or Christmas gift inspiration for the little builders in your life, you’ve come to the right place! Guidecraft has created several lines of open-ended building toy sets for boys and girls ages 2 and up which draw inspiration from nature and the world around us, teach basic STEM principles, and provide hours of child-led exploration and fun! Here are a few choices that are sure to be a hit this holiday.

young child playing with Guidecraft Little Pavers, a natural building toy for children 4 and up. This is an educational toy that makes the perfect holiday gift for kids

Best building toy sets for kids 2 and up: Little Bricks and Little Pavers

In 2020, Guidecraft introduced the 60-piece set of Little Bricks, and in 2021 this authentically-inspired toy system expanded to include Little Pavers. Both sets feature weighted pieces in a color gradient inspired by real bricks and building materials. Using the included double-sided concept cards, children 2 and up can learn about architectural theories and engineering while building, experimenting and exploring. The durable TPR plastic exterior make these sets perfect for indoor and outdoor play and can even be used with messy materials like sand, water, mud and dirt for an extended sensory experience. Shop now for these great building sets for your toddler.

Best building toy sets for kids and up Tabletop Notch Blocks Western and Eastern Sets

Notch Blocks can be used indoors and outdoors and can be incorporated with natural materials for extended play opportunities. Eastern-inspired sets include special curved pieces inspired by Eastern architecture and Western sets feature angled special pieces inspire by relevant Western architectural design. Choose from four sets with varying piece counts to find one that fits your child’s gift needs this year!

Image of a build example using the tabletop pieces of the Guidecraft learning toy, Tabletop Notch Blocks. These sets make the perfect holiday gift for children 3 and up

Best building toy sets for kids 4 and up: PowerClix

Image of a young boy in a classroom or playroom setting playing with Guidecraft Unit Blocks, natural loose parts and pretend play figures. Unit Blocks make the best holiday gift for kids 2 and up.

The ultimate magnetic toy for kids 4 and up, Guidecraft PowerClix are available in a variety of colorful building sets. The translucent plastic pieces allow for open-ended, creativity-inspiring 2D and 3D constructions while boys and girls learn basic STEM principles. Sets of PowerClix can easily work together to create one mega set for multiple kids to build with. Browse PowerClix sets now!

Best building toy sets for kids of all ages: Unit Blocks

Unit Blocks are a classic toy for a reason! Every young child loves building and exploring using wooden sets. Our eco-friendly, rubberwood sets are available in multiple piece counts that feature unique shapes such as half circles, columns, and double triangles. Encourage child-led building, deconstruction and reconstruction as children learn problem-solving skills and develop spatial relations and math skills. Shop now for wooden blocks.

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