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Gift Guide for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Gift Guide for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

Note: Check out the latest (2016) version of this gift guide here!

Looking for the perfect holiday or birthday gift for your little one, a grandchild, or a family friend?  Here are our curated lists of age-appropriate gifts that are proven hits.

If you’re planning on buying a toy, see also our Buying Guide: Baby Toys & Books for info on buying safe/non-toxic toys.

0-6 months

6-12 months

1 year olds

2 year olds

3-4 year olds

All ages

  • Clothing: For a classic holiday gift, how about some snuggly jammies?  Our top picks are the organic sleepers and two-pieces from Hanna Andersson — they’re  fantastic quality and last forever!  The rest of the year, nice pieces from top brands like Baby Gap, Mini Boden, Tea Collection, etc. are always Mom favorites.
  • Looking for something handmade? Check out our top picks for baby goodies on Etsy
  • Experiential gifts: Trip to a local farm or zoo; hike at a local trail or park; a train or bus adventure; or an afternoon of art, cooking, or some other creative activity with gift giver (see also our Pinterest board for great baby & kid activity ideas)
  • Free and fun: Don’t forget the big cardboard boxes and discarded wrapping paper that all those presents come in!

Any other favorite gift ideas for little ones? Let us know in the comments!

Note: All featured products and brands are editorially selected by our editors; we do not accept compensation in exchange for coverage.  This post does contain affiliate links, meaning we may receive a small proportion of any purchases you make after clicking on them (at no cost to you); thanks for your support!  See our full Editorial Policy & Affiliate Disclosure here.

The Best Black Friday Weekend Deals For Babies & Kids 2015

Best Black Friday Weekend Deals for Babies & Kids 2015 | TotScoop

NOW UPDATED FOR CYBER MONDAY!

We’ve done all the work combing through all the deals for you!  Behold the best Black Friday weekend deals for Babies & Kids 2015. This post will be updated throughout the weekend and on Cyber Monday as well.  Enjoy and happy shopping!

Did we miss any great deals?  Let us know in the comments! 🙂


General baby & kids:

  • Target: Black Friday: Lots of deals, plus 20% off a future Target run when you spend $75 today online or in store.   NEW (11/30): 15% off everything at Target.com!   See all baby deals and baby & kids clothing deals
  • Giggle: 20% off UPPAbaby, Maxi-Cosi, 4Moms, and select high chairs; 30% off Maclaren umbrella strollers.  Use code BLACKFRIDAY (through 11/30).  NEW (11/30): Extra $20 off $100+, $50 off $200+, free shipping over $75 with code HOLIDAY15 (select brand exclusions apply)
  • Honest.com: Black Friday: 50% off your first Bundle subscription with code BUNDLEFUN50 (until 3pm ET) NEW (11/30): 40% off your first Bundle subscription (e.g. diapers & wipes, or personal care & cleaning) with code MONDAYFUN40 (expires 11/30 at noon)
  • Amazon: See all Black Friday deals and Baby deals, including up to 40% off strollers & car seats, 30% off feeding essentials, and more. NEW (11/30): Here are Cyber Monday deals and all current Baby deals, including 20% off 4Moms, 30% off AVENT, and 20% off Safety 1st car seats
  • Diapers.com: 35% off Patagonia; 30% off Baby Bjorn, Diono, Evenflo, Baby Trend, Combi, Hape, Haba, Green Toys, Plan Toys, Manhattan Toy, Tegu, Estella, Sigikid, Baby Einstein, Bright Starts, Play-Doh, Radio Flyer, Little Tikes, FIsher-Price, Melissa & Doug, KidKraft, VTech, Huggies, Seventh Generation; 25% off Chicco, select BOB; 20% off Skip Hop, Quinny, Maxi-Cosi, Micro scooters; 10% off Tula; and more.  See site for various codes
  • BabiesRUs: 50% off all clothing; up to 30% off selected brands including Graco, Britax, Fisher-Price; 15% off nursery furniture purchases of $300+ with code SAVINGS15; and free shipping on $19+
  • SkipHop.com: 20-50% off site-wide, plus free wet/dry bag gift with purchase when you spend $80+ (while supplies last)
  • Gilt.com: 40% off your purchase with code BLACKOUT40 GOLD40; free shipping with code FREESHIP
  • Zulily.com: Various deals up to 80% off.  Current sales include Disney Princess, Fisher-Price, Halo, Ju-Ju-Be, Crayola, and more
  • Aden & Anais: 40% off select styles
  • NEW (11/30): Earth Mama Angel Baby: 50% off all individual products (excludes bundles & gift sets; no code needed)

Toys:

  • Yoyo.com: 35% off Patagonia; 30% off Hape, Haba, Plan Toys, Tegu, Melissa & Doug, KidKraft, Fisher-Price; 20% off Micro scooters; and more (see Diapers.com deals above)
  • ToysRUs/BabiesRUs: Various deals plus free shipping on $19+
  • Tegu: 20% off $100, 30% off $200 with code BLOCKFRIDAY or CYBERTEGU, plus free shipping on $100+ (through 11/30)
  • Apple Park (organic plush toys): 20% off using code BF20 (through 11/27) CM20 (through 11/30)
  • Sigikid (German plush toys): 30% off and free shipping with code SNIFF30 (through 11/30)
  • Bella Luna Toys (natural & wooden toys): 10% off with code JOY10
  • The Wooden Wagon (wooden toys): 10% off on $100+ (use code THNX10), 15% off on $299+ (use code THNX15)

Clothing & shoes:

  • Gap: Black Friday: 50% off everything online & in stores (use code BLKFRIDAY; through 11/28) NEW (11/30): 40% off online & in stores with code BESTCYBER (through 11/30)
  • Old Navy: Black Friday: 40-60% off everything online; 50% off everything in store (through 11/27) NEW (11/30): 40% off online & in stores with code BESTCYBER (through 11/30)
  • Boden USA: 30% off everything, plus free shipping & returns over $49 (through 11/30)
  • Hanna Andersson: Black Friday: $20 organic long johns and baby sleepers and extra 15% off (25% off in stores) everything else (no code needed) Cyber Monday: 20% off everything plus free shipping (no code needed)
  • Tea Collection: Black Friday: Selected styles for $12/15/17 (through 11/28)  Cyber Monday: 30% off plus free shipping with code SHOPNOW
  • The Children’s Place: 50-75% off everything, plus free shipping with no minimum (no code needed)
  • Gymboree: 50% off, plus free shipping with no minimum (no code needed)
  • Zutano.com: 25% off everything with code THANKS25 (through 11/30)
  • Pediped.com: Buy 1 get one 50% off with code BG50OFF
  • SeeKaiRun.com: 40% off selected seasonal styles, 20% off selected “timeless classics” styles, plus free shipping on $40+ (through 11/30)
  • StrideRite.com: Black Friday: 40% off everything online and in stores with code TGBF40, plus free shipping on $75+ (through 11/27) NEW (11/30): Select styles $14.95 plus free shipping (through 11/30)

Furniture / home:

  • Pottery Barn Kids: 20% off in store and online and free shipping with code GREATGIFTS (good for one-time use through 11/30; select exclusions apply); plus up to 30% off Anywhere Chairs and beanbags (11/27 only)  NEW (11/30): Extra 20% off your order plus free shipping with code EXTRAGIFT (throuhg 11/30)
  • The Land of Nod: 20% off and free shipping (selected exclusions apply; through 11/30)
  • SerenaandLily.com: 15% off $100, 20% off $200, 25% off $500+ with code CELEBRATE (through 11/29) NEW (11/30): 25% off everything with code BESTMONDAY (through 11/30)

Cloth diapers:

  • Grovia.com: 20% off almost everything (through 11/30)
  • ThanksMama.com: Black Friday: 10% off your purchase with code BF2015 (selected exclusions apply; through 11/27) NEW (11/30): 15% off with code CYBER2015
  • Sloomb.com: 15% off in-stock items (excluding new November releases)

Subscriptions:

  • Kiwi Crate: 60% off 1st month; 50% off entire Shop including sale items (no code needed)

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

Stocking stuffer ideas for babies & toddlers | TotScoop

Here are some great stocking stuffer ideas for babies and toddlers (NO CANDY OR DISPOSABLE JUNK!).  All links updated 12/2015!

Also don’t miss our main gift ideas for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers!!

Baby stocking stuffers

  1. Personalized Xmas ornament (there are some cute ones on Etsy)
  2. Personalized book with name and/or photos of family members (see AmazonPint Size Productions, and Pinhole Press, and ISeeMe for some good options )
  3. Small age-appropriate toys: High-contrast toys, rattle/grasping toy (e.g. linksOball, HABA, Plan Toys), soft hanging toy (e.g. Lamaze or Skip Hop), activity toy (e.g. Skwish or Winkel), large blocks (e.g. Infantino or B Toys), stacking/nesting toys (e.g. nesting cups or stacking rings), first vehicle (e.g. wooden car), electronic toys (e.g. fake keys), stroller/car seat toys, etc.
  4. Teething ring/toy (e.g. Sophie)
  5. Small plush toys or hand/finger puppets (Folkmanis is a wonderful high-quality puppet brand)
  6. Bath toys (e.g. Boon has lots of cute, small, non-toxic ones)
  7. Musical toys (e.g. Take Along Tunes)
  8. Musical instruments: shaker eggs or maracas, tambourine, small drum, etc. (for a full set, see nice starter set here)
  9. Bubbles
  10. Baby music CD (Baby Einstein, Raffi, etc.)
  11. Small soft or board book (Open the Barn Door is a perfect stocking-size board book; see also our top general book picks for 0-6 mo. and 6-12 mo.)
  12. Lovey/blankie
  13. Hat, mittens, socks or booties
  14. BabyLegs
  15. Snacks, e.g. puffs or yogurt melts

Toddler stocking stuffers

  1. Personalized Xmas ornament (here are some on Etsy)
  2. Personalized book with name and/or photos of family members (see AmazonPint Size Productions, and Pinhole Press, and ISeeMe for some good options )
  3. Small toys: Toy car (e.g. Kid O, Hot Wheels), or train set component (e.g. Thomas, Brio), mini block & building sets (e.g. Tegu, LEGO Duplo, Playmobil 1.2.3), action figures/figurines (e.g. Little People, Anamalz, first dolls)
  4. Small plush toys or hand/finger puppets (Folkmanis is a wonderful high-quality puppet brand)
  5. Mini jigsaw puzzles (12-48 pieces)
  6. Magnets (letters/numbers, farm/animals, vehicles/construction, etc.)
  7. Art supplies (e.g. crayons, large colored pencilsfingerpaints)
  8. Play-doh or modeling clay
  9. Wikki sticks
  10. Stamp set
  11. Sidewalk chalk
  12. Travel art board (e.g. AquaDoodle, Travel Doodler, Water WOW, etc.)
  13. Bath toy (e.g. foam letters/numbers) or bath crayons
  14. Sticker/coloring activity book (the Dover and My Little World series are perfect for stocking stuffers)
  15. Stickers
  16. Bubbles
  17. Slinky
  18. Glow-in-the-dark stars
  19. Dress-up item (e.g. hat/crown/tiara, wand/sword, animal face masks, etc.)
  20. Board book (see our top general book picks for 1-year-olds and 2-year-olds)
  21. Novelty band-aids
  22. Sunglasses
  23. Hair ties or barrettes
  24. Kids’ music CD (e.g. Raffi)
  25. Kids’ movie DVD
  26. Musical instruments: rhythm sticks, small drum, etc. (nice toddler set here)
  27. Fun t-shirt
  28. Winter hat/gloves/ear muffs
  29. Fun socks
  30. Slippers
  31. Snacks (e.g. yogurt melts, Annie’s fruit snacks, fruit pouch, crackers, etc.)
  32. Flavored milk or juice box
  33. Sippy cup or water bottle
  34. Travel silverware set

What did we miss?  Let us know in the comments!

Note: All featured products and brands are editorially selected by our editors; we do not accept compensation in exchange for coverage.  This post does contain affiliate links, meaning we may receive a small proportion of any purchases you make after clicking on them (at no cost to you); thanks for your support!  See our full Editorial Policy & Affiliate Disclosure here.

Gift Ideas for Newborns Through Preschoolers

Gift ideas for newborns through preschoolers |TotScoop

Looking for the perfect holiday or birthday gift for your little one, a grandchild, or a family friend?  Here are our curated lists of age-appropriate gifts that are proven hits.

If you’re planning on buying a toy, also don’t miss our guide to buying safe/non-toxic toys.

0-6 months

6-12 months

1 year olds

2 year olds

3-4 year olds

All ages

  • Clothing: How about some snuggly jammies?  Our top picks are the organic sleepers and two-pieces from Hanna Andersson — they’re  fantastic quality and last forever!
  • Looking for something handmade? Check out our top picks for baby goodies on Etsy
  • Experiential gifts: Trip to a local farm or zoo; hike at a local trail or park; a train or bus adventure; or an afternoon of art, cooking, or some other creative activity with gift giver (see also our Pinterest board for great baby & kid activity ideas)
  • Free and fun: Don’t forget the big cardboard boxes and discarded wrapping paper that all those presents come in!

Any other favorite gift ideas for this age range we missed? Let us know in the comments!

Note: All featured products and brands are editorially selected by our editors; we do not accept compensation in exchange for coverage.  This post does contain affiliate links, meaning we may receive a small proportion of any purchases you make after clicking on them (at no cost to you); thanks for your support!  See our full Editorial Policy & Affiliate Disclosure here.