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Gifts for Kids Under 5 Years Old: Kid & Parent Approved

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When it comes to gifts for kids under 5 years old, there are so many options that it can feel overwhelming. We want to give our children everything they want but we also need to be choosy.

I'm taking the guess work out of it. A simple Google search for gifts for kids under 5 is going to give you thousands of results – my gift guide breaks it down beautifully.

Gifts for toddlers in 2021

Being a mama of two little ones under 5, I have a solid idea of what will be used and what will fall to the bottom of the toy box. These gift ideas will bring joy to not only the toddlers and babies, but to moms and dads!

Great Gifts for Kids Under 5 

These are the top gifts I've found for my toddlers that they have absolutely loved this year. From birthday to holidays, I feel as if I've been researching gift ideas all year long for toddlers – this is my official holiday gift roundup for toddlers. I hope you find something for the little ones in your life. Many of these toddler gift ideas were pulled directly from my shopping list this year!

1. Best for Baby Bundle by Green Toys

Green Toys Gift Ideas

My boys have been crazy for the toys from Green Toys for years now. As a mom, I can't help but to love the brand too.

Their toys are 100% recycled and made in the USA. Green Toys makes toys that are simple, without tiny pieces that can be dangerous for toddlers or babies. They are even dishwasher safe.

My boys love to rotate their boats and vehicles from the bath to their rooms to the backyard. It's the one brand I feel comfortable letting them play with anywhere, all the time. With a 1 year old and almost 4-year-old, it's nice to have toys that they both have fun with.

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2. A Child's Introduction to The Nutcracker book from Running Press

The Nutcracker Book Christmas 2021

This is a beautiful book for little ones who not only love Christmas, but love all the moving part of it. The Nutcracker is a big part of that. If you know a toddler who is interested in dance, this would be a fun book to share with them. Since this isn't a board book, it would be a great one to read to the children and then put in a safe place for later.

Books for toddlers

I love the idea of this being strictly a holiday book that can be read every year as tradition.

The book has beautiful illustrations and is full of color. From fun facts to history of The Nutcracker, it's a great holiday read to be shared by the whole family. It also includes a removable coloring poster!

3. Surprize by Stride Rite Toddler Shoes

Stride Rite Shoes Suprize Rasor Black

Who knew that toddlers would be so into fashion. My older son can be won over with two things no matter the situation: toy trucks/cars and shoes. In fact, he's very particular about his shoes. He has different sneakers that he wears in different situations – all his choosing.

The Surprize by Stride Rite Toddler Shoes in Razor Black are incredibly fashionable and cool. I wish I had shoes like that as a child. The colors are neutral for any outfit pairing and they light up! Light up shoes are a win all around.

The mom in me really appreciates the easy hook-and-loop closure because it keeps his shoes from randomly falling off. I also feel comfortable in using these as his traveling shoes. The memory foam insoles will keep his feet comfortable and healthy on long walks.

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