First Time Mom and Losing It: 2015 Preschooler Holiday Gift Guide

Monday, November 9, 2015

2015 Preschooler Holiday Gift Guide

**I received the products below free for my review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good fit for my readers. All opinions are 100% my own.


This year I had the opportunity to go to Sweet Suite 15 and the Toy Insider HoliDAY of Play to get a first hand look at what was going to be the hottest selling toys of the year. These are the toys I feel a preschooler would enjoy the most.

Play All Day Elmo - $59.99 - 18 Months to 4+ Years
The Play All Day Elmo has two modes, one for toddler play and one for a preschooler. This was perfect to use with my toddler because once she became an expert on that mode and becomes a preschooler next year I can switch up the mode and she has a whole new Elmo and games to play with. The Elmo has 8 different modes of play and 150+ play responses like turning him upside down and tickling his tummy. It also has a Nap switch when you are done playing with him where he will sing a song and go to sleep.


Design & Drill® Flower Power Studio™ - $32.99 - 3+ Years
I love that it is a drill set made for girls. Girls want to be handy with tools too and my daughter loved it. Having the base fold and close was a big plus to contain all of the little pieces. Once I put the batteries into the drill my daughter was in love! She felt like a big girl using the drill and got the hang of it pretty quickly. She wouldn't stop until each nut was drilled in place. I love how it came with a booklet of designs to try.


Legoland Discovery Center Annual Pass - $65.00 - 2 to 10 Years
What kids don't love LEGOS? We took my daughter when she was 2 and a couple of weeks ago when she was 3. She enjoyed it both times so much that we are getting her an annual pass for the Holidays. Going just three times pays for itself and there is so much to do! You get a factory tour, view mini land made out of LEGOs, build and race cars, watch 4D movies, sing karaoke and the littlest ones have their own DUPLO village to play with and so much more. Great for when the weather gets colder and it's the gift that keeps on giving.


Learn with Homer Learning Program Annual - $79.95 - 3 to 8 Years
Learn with Homer is a learning program that was developed by top literacy experts and proven to give results. I love that it has supplemental material you can print out and extend the lessons. One of my favorite features is allowing the children to record and hear themselves sounding out letters and words. My three year old has been using the program for about a month and a half now and is already reading and just started spelling words.



Sands Alive - Price Varies on Kit - 3+ Years
I got to first experience the Sands Alive at the HoliDAY of play event. I have been hearing about this sand for a while now and just wanted to play with it. You can easily mold it and manipulate it with tools. Then just knock it over and watch it come alive with how it moves.


Stikbot Studio Pack - $14.99 - 6+ Years
Although this one has a higher age range, I have been helping my daughter create movies using the Free app and one of the Stikbots we got in our HoliDAY of play gift bag. The little figurines have suction cups and joints that allow you to move them however you want to easily create stop motion movies. After you are done with your movie you can upload it to social media and share your creation. The package includes two stikbots and one tripod.


Amusement Park Engineer - $64.95 - 3+ Years
I love that the Amusement Park Engineer has a story connected to the kit where you have to problem solve and build things to help out. You go around the amusement park fixing and building things that are useful. The plastic pieces are big, bright and easy to put together which is best for little hands. I love that you can build 20 structures and machines with this one kit.


How do you find the perfect gift for your child? 

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26 comments:

  1. I really think I might get that Elmo as a gift for my grand niece--from what I understand Elmo is her favorite Sesame Street character-at least for now. I also like those large Legos!!

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  2. The sand alive looks like fun. How much does it retail for? Legos are a big hit in my daycare though. They love to build things.

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  3. My kids were all such big Elmo fans! I love the new one! I know that will be on a lot of Christmas lists this holiday season.

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  4. Elmo and the big lego are my favorite, thanks for sharing is incredible how this year has passed so fast =)

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  5. My son loves Elmo, your daughter had fun and she looks enjoying elmo, this is a great gift idea.

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  6. I absolutely love that Elmo, it's very clever having the different modes for the different age groups, I'm sure that'll be a big hit with my little one!

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  7. These are great gift ideas. The twins would love the Design & Drill® Flower Power Studio™ set.

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  8. These are great gift ideas. The twins would love the Design & Drill® Flower Power Studio™ set.

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  9. You have so many great ideas here. Now I know what to get for my two nieces.

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  10. I think sands alive is a pretty cool gift! I love anything that would help develop a child's imagination.

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  11. I like things where kids have creativity to do what they want with them. This is a great collection!

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  12. Great gift ideas for the little ones.

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  13. Love the Elmo! My neices would like to see that this year, I'll keep it in mind!

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  14. Great ideas on this list thank you!!! The skitbots are actually perfect gifts for my video team!!!

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  15. What a great ideas, such a wonderful gift guide. I'm sure my niece and nephews would love it.

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    1. Absolutely wonderful ideas for nieces and nephews. I know mine are going to be thrilled with the ideas I got!

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  16. This is awesome! I love that you targeted this age group for your Guide!

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  17. Elmo is so darn cute, it is always a perfect gift! WE HAD TICKLE ME ELMO back in the day

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  18. Your daughter was looks enjoying her toys. My niece would asking me to buy her an sands alive as a Christmas gift to her.

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  19. My daughter loves the elmo, Elmo is one her favorite stuff toy. This is such an great idea. Thanks.

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  20. It seems that every couple of years there's a new Elmo toy out that every parent of a toddler needs. There's a serious amount of Elmo love out there. Love the Amusement Park Engineer! It looks like a great way to spark an interest in engineering, and it's great that you can build 20 different structures with one kit.

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  21. Even my 7 year old still loves playing with the Sands Alive sets

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  22. My youngest just loves building with blocks. She would love a few of these.

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  23. These are some wonderful gift ideas & all these products sounds really worthy as well. Play All Day Elmo looks cute & could be the most favorite among kids. Sands Alive is something pretty new for me, but would love to try it for my kids.

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  24. My son is in this age group and there's so many great ideas here! I bet he'd especially love the Legoland Discovery Center.

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