It's that time of year again! Time to make our lists and check them twice and order early to avoid shipping delays! This year you might be feeling a bit more pressure to buy your gifts even earlier than usual but don't panic, I'm here for you! I have compiled a list of toys, activities and games that I think (no, I KNOW) your child will love! The best part? Adding these items to your shopping cart is just a few clicks away.
Disclaimer: I was sent samples of some of the items mentioned below, free for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
2021 Gift Guide For Kids Ages 2-6
Early in the fall I had the pleasure of attending the virtual portion of The Toy Insider's Holiday of Play and I got a sneak peek at the latest toys hitting the market just in time for this holiday season and I'm sharing my favorites with you on this list.
Not looking for toys? Scroll down to learn about the education game system Osmo which combines screen time with tangible play that has children work on problem solving and more.
No screens? Keep scrolling for Toniebox. The audio experience that puts kids in control!
Need stocking stuffers? I've got those too, just scroll on down!
Let's get to it!
2021 Gift Guide | Toys
This is a toy I saw during Spinmaster's presentation at the 2021's Holiday of Play and this is a toy that is on every hot toy list for this season AND my own kids asked for this so I picked this one up myself to have under our tree this year.
This toy comes with 1 of 3 surprise baby pandas located in Momma-Roo's pouch. Over 150 sounds and actions with 10 games and songs!
PJ Masks Power Pack.
This gift set does all of the work for you. The PJ Masks Power Pack is available as Cat Boy, Owlette and Gekko. Each power pack features a full color, themed box, and every item come wrapped in tissue paper inside the box which makes for a super-fun unboxing experience!
The perfect pet and accessory! This item was also featured during Spinster's Holiday of Play presentation. Purse Pets can hold all of your child's important belongings and they also blink and responds to touch with over 25 sounds and actions!
CoComelon Checkup Case.
"When you go see the doctor for your checkup today".. if you are a parent of a toddler chances are that song is now stuck in your head (sorry, not sorry). This checkup case comes complete with a thermometer, push-down syringe and more!
"The City of Joy" 500+ piece set.
The kit comes with instructions for each build (that are individually wrapped so all 500+ pieces don't come spilling out all at once!) and there are 12 models that can be assembled in two different ways. Put it all together to create a castle. A great STEM activity.
PAW Patrol Adventure City Play Mat.
This play mat transforms into a storage box! Lay the play mat out and kids can drive two included cars; Marshall and Mayor Humdinger all around Adventure City.
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2021 Gift Guide | Dolls
For Keeps Dolls.
Fashion dolls are all the rage right now as these dolls allow children to have screen-free fun and really use their imagination.
For Keeps aims to spread positivity and a message of self-empowerment. The packaging of each doll has a different affirmation printed right on top, Emma's says "You are Brave", Bella's says "You are Loved" and Mia's says "You are Radiant".
Each For Keeps doll has an occupation such as filmmaker, journalist, music producer and veterinarian and a personal style of their own! In every package there are accessories like headbands and shoes and every doll comes with a keepsake cupcake!
She's back! Lalaloopsy has returned and she's just as fun as ever! Lalaloopsy Silly Hair doll lets kids twist and curl her bendable, multicolored hair! Accessories include styling brush, clips and hair beads. You can style her pet cat too (included).
2021 Gift Guide | Osmo
Let's talk Osmo! I'm very fortunate to be a member of the Osmo Social Club which means my kids and I get to try out Osmo games and share our experience with you! Osmo is an education system that turns screen-time into tangible play and learning time.
For those who are new to Osmo you'll need to gift them a "Starter Kit' which includes the proper stand for their tablet (either an iPad or a Fire) and a few games!
Related: Osmo Review | Little Genius Starter Kit
If the child in your life already has an Osmo base, these additional games are perfect!
With Osmo Monster, kids can watch their drawings come to life as the color and draw on the provided sketch pad and through Osmo magic see their work on the screen!
Osmo Super Studio features Disney favorites like Mickey and Friends and the Disney Princesses (each Super Studio is sold separately) where kids learn to draw their favorite characters and see their animations on screen!
2021 Gift Guide | Toniebox
Toniebox. I'm a proud "Friend of Tonies" which means my kids and I were sent a Toniebox and some Tonies to share our thoughts with all of you and my thoughts are, I love it and you will too.
Tonies is an audio experience that puts children in control thanks to how durable the toniebox is! Want to skip to the next story or song? Simply tap the side of the box!
For a child who is just starting their Tonies experience a bundle makes perfect sense!
Related: 20 Toys Toddlers and Preschoolers Will Love
If your child already has a Toniesbox there are so many Tonies to add to their collection!
Disney fan? Tonies has Aladdin, Elsa, Cinderella, and Simba from The Lion King. There's Woody from Pixar's Toy Story and Lightning McQueen from Pixar's Cars.
Storytime favorites include Llama Llama Red Pajama, Peter Rabbit, and Room on the Broom. Nickelodeon stars like Chase, Marshall and Skye from PAW Patrol and Peppa Pig. Looking to get to Sesame Street? Tonies has Elmo and Cookie Monster!
But wait, there's more! New for 2021, Tonies has figured out how to grow with your child. Once they move beyond stoytime they can continue their Tonies experience with Tonies Blocks.
Children can learn about Marine Life, Dinosaurs, Comedy or Inventions. Each Tonies Block set comes with 4 blocks that work just like the Tonies; set each block on top of the Toniebox and let it play!
Gift Guide 2021 | Stocking Stuffers
Little Lady nail polish.
First of all, how cute is the packaging? Each bottle of Little Lady nail polish comes with a bow ring for your child! Second of all, I love the names of the polish - Unicorn Wishes, Fairy Dust, Princess Kisses - all so whimsical and all so magical. Third of all, this nail polish is 7-toxin free, cruelty free and vegan. Little Lady was a created by a mom who wanted a safe nail polish for her own "little lady".
Cats vs. Pickles.
Have you heard of the new blind bag craze Cats vs. Pickles? Born from the internet craze of cats being scared of pickles, each bag includes one surprise 4" bean-filled plush. Will you get a cat or a pickle?
Welcome back to the Space Jam! Did your kids love this year's Space Jam: A New Legacy? These Space Jam: A New Legacy Bendyfigs are super fun and as their name states, very bendy! Characters available include Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck and Lebron James! Each Bendyfigs comes with a basketball and a stand
Related: Space Jam: A New Legacy on 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray
Captivz Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous.
Know a Dino fan? Each of these eggs include surprise pop n lock dinosaur complete with an information token. Crack the egg open and search through the slime to see which dinosaur is hidden inside!
I couldn't create a gift guide for 2021 and NOT include the latest craze, Pop It! These fidget, sensory toys make for a great stocking stuffer for kids and adults alike.