Gift Guide: Kids of All Ages

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - The Boston Day Book (Annie Spratt)

Do you have babies or older kids on your holiday shopping list this year? They can be so much fun to shop for, and you can also think of items that are 1) useful (like adorable pajamas), or 2) educational and will bring them entertainment for years to come.

Here are some gift ideas that we’re loving for little ones this season:


Mortimer the Moose, a soft squeaky teething toy that entertains them in so many ways. Great for travel and to clip on to the stroller.

A precious music box.

Our kids are appreciating books more and more these days, but we loved reading to them right from the beginning. Our favorite books for babies are this high contrast board book and anything (and everything) by Sandra Boynton, but especially Dinosaur Dance, The Going to Bed Book, and Birthday Monsters.

Gifts for the parents, because they are doing AN AMAZING JOB! Our favorite gifts to give and receive: a supply of dark chocolate for those middle of the night wake-ups, cozy slippers, and a favorite face mask.


A teepee for hideouts and story time.

Adorable pajamas that are so cozy and last forever. (Milo is just outgrowing his from last winter.)

Our kids love anything made by Green Toys, especially these blocks and this shape sorter (pictured above).

Milo is getting this toy kitchen for the holidays, and I cannot wait to see his reaction. I chose it for its relatively compact size, and the fact that it comes with play food and other play kitchen essentials. Most toy kitchens require you to buy play food and pans separately. If you don’t have space for a whole kitchen, I love this little coffee maker and this juicer. So darling!

Our kiddos are becoming so affectionate with their toys, and it’s very sweet to see. Milo has quite a few of these Jellycat friends. They make lovable (and soft!) gifts.

A heartwarming book, a wooden drum, and a sensory ball that they’ll love to throw, kick, and catch.

A bright pom pom hat for the cold days ahead.

Books like Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Oh No George, The Very Cranky Bear, The Snail and the Whale, and Little Blue Truck.

How darling is this dino crane?

A chair just for them!

A memory game.

Fire station stickers


How neat are these medieval hand puppets? They look beautifully made.

A ukelele for a music-loving kid.

Binoculars and walkie talkies for all of their adventures.

Guess Who!

A guardian hero mouse who will make a great sidekick.

See our other holiday gift guides here, including Natalie’s Wishlist and Laura’s Wishlist.

Photo credit: 1/ Annie Spratt via Unsplash, 2/ Bonjour Petit, 3/ Green Toys via Magic Beans, 4/ My Sweet Muffin

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