It happens every year. You think you have plenty of time to finish your holiday shopping and then suddenly the holidays are upon you and you are still looking for the perfect gift for the kiddos on your list. Fear not! We are here to help you finish up that shopping in no time. If you are still looking for the perfect Christmas or Hanukkah present for your little one, here are some great last-minute gift ideas for kids and babies that are sure to be a hit.
Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Kids
If you are looking to give the coolest gift on the block, look no further than Swagtron. From hoverboards to electric bikes, skateboards and electric scooters, Swagtron has all kinds of perfect last-minute gift ideas to make anyone’s holiday wishes come true. We love Swagtron because they are committed to making every experience with their products fun and accessible for all. They are the #1 brand of electric rideables. Their products are affordable, innovative, and provide nonstop fun for kids and grown-up kids!
Take Swagtron’s newest kid’s skateboard, the Swagskate NG3 Kids Electric Skateboard with Kick-Assist. This skateboard is for young riders who love the feeling of riding a skateboard, but with an electric twist. As you ride, smart motion sensors trigger Swagtron’s unique Move-More technology that locks in your current speed (up to 9.3 mph), so you can ride longer and travel farther with fewer kicks. Smart sensors detect weight and motion, automatically stopping the board in seconds when you dismount. It is also ultra-durable, with support for up to 150 pounds and enough flexibility to deliver truly a smooth ride. ERideHero gives a useful comparison of several electric scooters suitable for kids and it’s safe to say that they rate Swagtron highly.
If your kids are not into skateboards, Swagtron has awesome light-up hoverboards, foldable electric scooters, and electric bikes that you can connect to an app that tracks speed, records travel time, and more. So this year, give the gift of Swag with one of Swagtron’s awesome electric rideables.
A new spin on a classic Christmas gift, the Mobo Mity Sport is the new it bike for children ages 3-7 this holiday season. The safest and most innovative tricycle on the market, the new Mobo Mity Sport is designed to grow with your child and give them a fun and secure bike riding experience promoting confidence and self-esteem. This low to the ground trike with easy steering and an adjustable frame allows your child to ride in style while learning how to control a bicycle without the fear of falling; the rear-wheel steering system allows young children to ride without tipping over. Perfect for getting your toddler outdoors and increasing their physical activity while developing their motor skills, muscle skills, and hand-eye coordination.
This holiday season if you have a budding artist in your midst give the gift of the smART Pixelator for hours of creativity and fun. This STEAM activity is perfect for kids practicing their fine motor skills who enjoy art and design. Create a variety of 2D and 3D images with the smART Pixelator beads which can then be melted and stored away as keepsakes for years to come. With 50 plus designs included, and more available with the available app, the smART Pixelator is great for hours of indoor fun this winter and beyond.
This holiday season look no further than Simplay3 for sturdy, safe, durable toys and home goods for those on your Christmas gifting list. With their wide variety of products available, Simplay3 has something for everyone from your curious toddler to the man who loves spending time in the yard.
This season we love the Carry and Go Castle and the Sibling Step Stool for our little ones. The castle to go is a durable, one-piece construction with all pieces included. Fun to play with, crafted in nice bright colors, this interactive educational toy from Simplay3 is perfect for families at home or on the go. With the ability to carry the pieces inside the castle, this all-in-one playset allows kids to easily play at home or bring their set along to relatives’ homes this Christmas. With large pieces safe for little hands and playsets available in a Carry and Go Garage, Carry and Go Castle, or Carry and Go Farm, there is something for every child.
Another great addition to your holiday gift list is the Sibling Step Stool. Everyone knows your tiny tots love to climb and want to be part of the action so this Christmas provide them with a safe stool that allows them to join in on the fun. The reversible stool has two heights making it ideal for sibling use or even giving your child room to grow. The one-piece design and construction means there are no small parts or pieces that will be broken or lost making it a great gift selection for kids this year.
For the feisty, three-year-old who cannot get enough of the delightful Frozen 2 movie, this gift is for you! Bring home Disney’s Frozen 2 Plush Sven Rocking Horse which is meticulously designed to resemble Kristoff’s better half, his reindeer companion, Sven. Your child will love reshaping his face by simply twisting and fluffing the foam around his soft nose. Not only is this an adorable gift for toddlers, but this plush rocker also helps improve balance, build strong motor skills, and strengthen their core; keeping your little one active and engaged.
Do you have a child who is scared of the dark? A toy that not only provides comfort but is also entertaining will be the perfect solution. The Pillow Pets Sleeptime Lite is a cuddly pillow that projects colorful lights onto their ceiling. Choose from numerous characters such as Olaf the Snowman from Frozen to keep your child company and make bedtime a little easier and fun. Additionally, the built-in timer can be set to have the light show shut off after 20 minutes.
If your kids are as Frozen 2 obsessed as ours, then you cannot go wrong with all things Frozen 2 as last-minute gift ideas this Christmas, and that includes this brand new Projectables Frozen 2 LED Nightlight. This new line of Projectables won’t lower the temperature of the room, but it will make it a cooler place by transforming your child’s room through a LED Nightlight that displays images from the movie on their wall or ceiling. Featuring light-sensing technology and automatically turning ON at dusk and OFF at dawn, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven will turn bedtime into a magical experience.
What better way to have some fun outdoors after the holidays than with some cool and funny snow tubes from Big Mouth Inc.! These outrageously cute snow tubes will be favorites among your kids and their friends. The Unicorn Snow Tube will be loved by all, especially since unicorns are on-trend for kids and pre-teens. At 4 feet wide it is big enough to take a few small riders along.
The Giant Dragon Snow Tube is cool as ice and will take you down the snow-covered peaks as fast as possible. Or go with the classic Polar Bear Snow Tube that will be loved by all kids, big or small. These are the perfect gift to give to your kids as they finish up the holiday break and for all the snow days on the way in the coming months.
Smartwatches are the craze this holiday season, even for our kiddos. Kids need one that is functional but does not cost an arm and a leg. That is why we love the Kurio Watch Glow as last minute gift ideas this year. It comes in two fun colors, blue and pink, to please everyone on your shopping list. This Bluetooth enabled smartwatch comes with 20 plus built-in apps and lights that flash to the beat of your movement. It comes complete with an alarm, calculator, activity tracker, and selfie-cam. The Kurio Watch Glow will please your little one this holiday season!
The BuddyPhones Wave headphones are perfect last-minute gift ideas for children this holiday. They are wireless, so no problems with them tangling around things causing frustration, waterproof, and have over 20 hours of battery life before they need to be recharged. The best part is these BuddyPhones Wave kid’s headphones (as well as all BuddyPhones headphones) feature four distinct SafeAudio listening modes which make them ideal for children and their delicate ears.
With these headphones, parents can rest assured their child is not listening to anything too loud. Also, children can keep their headphones on while walking away from the device they are using as they have a 30-foot range. They are also foldable, making them easy to pack and travel with. These headphones make a great gift for those kiddos who love listening to things on their devices while giving parents the peace of mind that they are safe to use.
Trying to find video games that are appropriate and engaging for the younger crowd can sometimes be challenging. Bandai Namco offers video games for youngsters that are fun and educational and they make great last-minute gift ideas. The tori Explorer Pack allows families to work together in interactive play as well as creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. Play tools like the tori Wand, the tori Catapult, and the tori Spacecraft make playing fun.
The Disney Tsum Tsum Festival is another fun game for younger kids. Available on Nintendo Switch, these cute and fluffy toys are now interactive on a video game. Another fun game is DoraEmon, a game where kids can work together to help a farmer take care of his land all while telling stories of friendship and kindness.
Ice Age is a family-favorite, and now you and Scrat’s can work together on his Nutty Adventure A mysterious mechanism in an ancient Scratazon Temple, has locked away his prized possession – and the only way to get it back is an epic quest to find four legendary Crystal Nuts, scattered across the land. Players will guide Scrat through a hilarious 3D action-adventure, where they’ll face fierce prehistoric creatures, survive crazy calamities, and return the missing relics to their rightful home.
Another cute and fun game for younger kids is a new game in the popular Chocobo’s Dungeon series: Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! Explore, fight monsters alongside your buddies and adventure through countless dungeons, all whilst enjoying a deep and engaging story.
All of these games are perfect last-minute gift ideas for kids ages 6 to 12.
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Since unicorns are one of the top character themes this year, Myla the Magical Unicorn from VTech would make a perfect gift this holiday. This sweet unicorn will provide your child with hours of fun as they decorate, sing, and change the colors on Myla. Your child can do things like change the colors of Myla’s eyes, wings, or horn by using the magic brush and the magic palette. Myla also comes with clips and a crown to decorate her mane. Once Myla is all decked out, she is ready to sing! Your child can hold the microphone to Myla’s mouth and she will sing along and even give them a turn with the mic.
Myla the Magical Unicorn is a sweet interactive and playful toy to give your child hours of fun well after the holiday season.
One of the most important gifts a parent can give to their child is a love for learning. With the LeapStart Go and School Success Book by VTech, you can gift your child just that. LeapStart Go is a system that engages children through books. All they have to do is tap the stylus pen to an accompanying book or game on a tablet to explore a topic. The Grow-with-Me library has over 400 books to choose from for children in preschool to first grade, so your child can continue to use the LeapStart Go system as they grow and learn.
With the School Success Book, your child can get ready for “big kid” school before it even begins. The workbook uses LeapStart Go to let your child explore topics such as math, reading, science, social studies, and art. Simply download the books and you will be ready to use the LeapStart Go system to learn and prepare for school.
Parents love when their kids are able to get a gift that is not only fun but is also educational. That is why this Discovery Break Your Own Geodes kit is at the top of our last-minute gift ideas for kids. It is a cool way for kids to learn what is it like to be a real-life geologist. With this kit, your child will get a 12-page learning guide, safety goggles, and 15 geodes to break open and discover! It is a great way to get your child interested in geology or to expand their learning without adding to the pile of toys that are forgotten soon after the holidays.
If your children love to figure things out, and if they love to do it every single day, then Walmart has the exclusive toy for your holiday wish list this season. The Scientific Explorer 12 Days of Discovery is available only at Walmart this season, and you are going to want to get your hands on this as soon as possible! Your young scientist will be able to make their own toys from scratch with their Scientific Explorer 12 Days of Discovery kit.
If you have more than one youngster to entertain, there are 12 different activities to choose from! These activities include Ball Blast Bouncers, Mix & Make Gelly Bugs, Hydro Super Sand, DIY Bath Bomb, Grow A Crystal, Erupting Volcano, Instant Glow Snow, Crystal Tree, Monster Eye Illusion, Slime, Instant Gooey Worms, and a Mix & Mold Putty Monster.
If you are looking for last-minute gift ideas that can provide enriching experiences and won’t get tossed aside after 15 minutes of play, check out the Plugable USB Digital Microscope. This easy-to-use USB microscope is a great STEM toy that the whole family can enjoy! Simply plug the USB microscope into your laptop or computer and explore the world around you up to 250x magnification. No complicated assembly required! With the USB microscope, there is no need to use slides like with traditional microscopes, just use it as a handheld unit or attached to the included stage and bending neck.
Document your scientific discoveries with a touch of the image capture button and expand digital capture features with optional downloadable software. Give a gift that provides a variety of experiences and keeps scientists of all ages engaged for hours. From scavenger hunts of the coolest looking things to abstract art inspired by magnified images, the world is your petri dish!
If you have a budding crafter on your hands then this cool Made by Me Quilt Making kit is a must last in the minute gift ideas department. Your child can make and design their very own quilt without the use of a sewing machine. For ages 6 and up, it is a great craft gift that not only allows your child to explore their creative side, but also helps with problem-solving skills, cognitive development, and spatial awareness skills. It can be done independently or with supervision, and it is a fun gift that will keep your child active without having to worry about another toy ending up in a closest someplace.
Toys are awesome for kids to get over the holidays but arts and craft supplies are something that not only awaken your child’s creative spirit but also keep them engaged and learning. With arts and crafts items from Ooly, your child has the opportunity to create some amazing things with fun and cute tools. If your kids have been stuck inside all winter, these Chalkless Dust Crayons can be used on a variety of surfaces like whiteboards, paper, and even windows!
If you are looking for some fun gift sets, Ooly has those too. The Scented Doodlers Gift Set comes with a set of scented markers and a doodle pad that is perfect for the artist that loves to sketch and draw over and over. The Unicorn Write Stuff Gift Set comes with everything unicorn-themed including stackable heart crayons, scented pens, notepads, stickers, paper, and more.
The Creative Kids Super Art Set comes with everything your child needs including new pens and markers, a cute fox notebook, and a scratch art book. Another gift idea is the Monster Pals Super Writing Set which comes with monster-themed pens, pencils, erasers, stickers, and more. Or you can create your own gift set from the hundreds of items that Ooly has to offer!
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One of the best ways to work out feelings is by writing about them in a journal. But for kids, this can sometimes be hard to do without the necessary prompts. Big Life Journals for Kids and Teens are a perfect way to help kids acknowledge their thoughts and feelings, as well as work through troublesome issues and write down important events with prompts, queries, and graphics. They are great last minute gift ideas for that older kid or teen on your list!
There are two versions of the Big Life Journals – one for kids and one for teens. The kid’s version helps children establish a growth mindset with prompts like a kindness tracker, a problem solver, and daily reminders to do good. The Big Life Journal Teen Edition puts teens on a path to self-discovery. It helps them recognize positive and negative self-talk. It gives them a chance to look inward on their changing personalities and recognize the things that they truly love. It also gives them a chance to establish a continued growth mindset for years to come.
With Big Life Journals, your children can start establishing who they are, their goals, and how to continue to grow as a person from early on in their lives.
Looking for last minute gift ideas for the little fashionista in your life? Your little one will look ‘da bomb this holiday season in a Scout & Indiana Kids Bomber Jacket. Oozing with personality, the Kids Bomber Jacket is fully customizable with super cute patches to express their interests and style. This wool-blend bomber is handmade and features two pockets and a zipper front closure. Each jacket comes with a themed patch collection like “The Great Beyond,” “Moon Child,” and “Who Runs the World.”
Scout & Indiana products are designed and handmade by a mom of twin girls named Scout & Indiana. Every piece sold is made with love, and the Kids Bomber Jacket is dressy enough for a holiday soiree but is just as much fun to wear as an accent to your kid’s everyday street style.
About halfway through the school year is when your child’s backpack starts to show some wear and tear. A new backpack and lunch bag make great last-minute gift ideas to give this holiday season in order to update their tired, used bags. Perry Mackin creates high-quality bags that are functional yet super stylish. These Charlie Kids School Backpacks are classic-style bags with a lift-over flap. The mesh side pockets give space for water bottles and accessories, while the roomy interior pocket gives plenty of space for books and school supplies.
You can pair their new backpack with a new lunchbox, too. The Charlie Lunch Bag has a huge interior pocket that leaves enough space for a bento box and more, and it has an additional mesh side pocket for their water or other drinks. It pairs perfectly with the backpack for a complete set this holiday season.
Kids’ gear is always a great idea to grab as last minute gifts during the holiday season, especially since about halfway through the year their book bags and lunch boxes start falling apart. Stuck on You offers cute, fun, and personalized school and holiday items that are perfect for everyone on your list this year.
Start off by replacing their lunch boxes with these personalized Bento Cooler Bags. The bags can be personalized in a variety of designs, colors, and fonts to fit your child’s personality. They are lined and insulated so they will keep your child’s lunch cool and fresh all day long. There is also a small lined pocket to add an icepack for additional cooling. They are the perfect size for Stuck on You’s Bento Boxes, which are great additions to these lunch boxes.
If you are looking to add a little holiday cheer, these cute Christmas mugs are perfect for hot cocoa on Christmas morning! You can personalize with a character and your child’s name, as well as things like “I Believe in Santa” or “Baby’s First Christmas.” These are timeless items that can be used year after year as a tradition.
Gift wrapping can be simple, too. These Christmas labels make it easier to wrap, tag, and put gifts under the tree. They can be personalized with your child’s name and a character, giving you more time to spend with family instead of hiding in a closet tagging Christmas gifts! Stuck on You has a variety of other products for the holidays too, including shirts, gift sacks, books, puzzles, onesies, and ornaments to help you celebrate!
In today’s modern world, waste is a problem. GoSili is committed to creating silicone products that are functional and practical in order to help eliminate the waste of disposable items. If your family or someone on your holiday list is trying to limit the amount of waste they contribute to our landfills, a few gifts from GoSili make great last minute gift ideas. They make great stocking stuffers for families working towards less waste!
Snack time, especially during the holidays, is often on the go. With GoSili Silicone Sandwich bags you can make snack time eco-friendly too. They can be washed and reused for snacks or sandwiches. These Stretchable Cup Covers are perfect for on the go too. Just stretch them over any cup and you will have a spill-proof cup for any occasion! For bigger kids (or adults for that matter!) the GoSili Marbled Straw Tumbler and the Reusable Straw Family Pack are perfect last minute gift ideas for stocking stuffers.
All GoSili products are made from high-grade food-safe silicone and will bring your family one step closer to being waste-free.
Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Babies
In need of last minute gift ideas for you or someone you know with a baby on the way? A great gift for the holiday season is a brand new baby video monitor. The Vava Video Monitor has a 5” display panel that shows clear and crisp images in full color. The LED noise indicator allows you to see the level of noise in your baby’s room without actually hearing it, and there is a thermostat that helps you to regulate the temperature in their room.
The Vava Video Monitor also has a 2x and 4x zoom option, 24-hour battery life, two-way talk, and has a range of up to 900 feet. It gives parents peace of mind while their little one is sleeping, and it is a great gift to get a new or expecting parent this holiday season.
Personalized gifts make the most memorable presents during the holiday season. Custom Boppy Pillows make perfect last minute gift ideas for little ones or expecting mothers this Christmas. This customizable nursing pillow comes in several different colors, fonts, and patterns to be sure to match any baby’s personality or nursery. Not only do you get a customized pillow cover, but you will also get the pillow insert.
The Boppy nursing pillow insert helps support babies and mothers during feedings by providing a more comfortable position. This pillow is also perfect for playing and tummy time. Babies deserve a special gift this holiday season too, so why not give them a personalized gift from Boppy!
With Santa’s arrival and delivery of new toys, there arises the need for more storage. Pehr has adorable, stylish storage solutions – that work anywhere from playrooms to living rooms – to fix this problem. Their Pom Pom cotton storage bins come in a variety of colors to work with any decor scheme. The Pom Pom Bundle features a mini, pint, and a bin for all your storage solutions.
This holiday season we cannot get enough of Pehr! Another sweet addition from Pehr are their music mobiles. They offer a sweet yet subtle touch to any crib. Made of organic light canvas with delicate features such as cotton embroidery, these mobiles are the perfect gift for new babies or new parents. These mobiles come in four designs: Celestial, Birds of Feather, Bunny Hop, and Life Aquatic. Each adorable mobile plays “You Are My Sunshine.”
A new baby does not mean giving up your active lifestyle. Perfect last minute gift ideas for families that love being on the go might be a portable highchair. The Go With Me Uplift Deluxe Portable Highchair is a foldable chair with a removable plastic tray and built-in cup holder that lets your little one eat anytime, anywhere.
This highchair fits into its own carrying case and is made with a durable, indoor/outdoor fabric that is easy to wipe clean. The five-point harness and sturdy flared leg system provide safety for your child. The lightweight design of the Go With Me Highchair will make activities like camping, visiting family, and picnics in the park not only possible but easy.
Now that you have some great last-minute gift ideas for those lucky kiddos in your life, take a deep breath. Grab a glass of wine and kick those feet up. You have nothing left to worry about. Whether you are shopping for your own children or for some other little ones in your life, they will be overjoyed to receive any of these awesome last-minute gift ideas.
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