2016 Holiday Gift Guide: for the kiddos

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! I’m popping in to say hi and share the last gift guide for the year. The kids’ gift guide is definitely the most fun -and kids are so darn easy to shop for- so that’s why I saved it for last.

More gift guides from this year:

For moms and expecting mamas

For your fitness-loving friend

For your BFF

For the guys

For the holiday hostess

While I know some of you may have finished holiday shopping, I always tend to pick up a few last-minute items and stocking stuffers. Here are some ideas if you’re shopping for your kiddo, niece, nephew, little cousin, or friend this holiday season.

2016 holiday gift guide for kids

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Something they want…

A dollhouse

An American girl doll

A trike. This is the one P is getting this year! Great deal right now, too.

A balance bike. P has the rocker and Liv has the balance bike. They LOVE them!

A Rody horse <— huge hit in our house

A baby doll (the Corolle ones have always been the girls’ favorites)

Anything LEGOs or Star Wars

Pretend or dress-up gear

A beautiful baby grand piano

Their own mini camera

Extra special activities they’ve been wanting to try (like rock climbing or horseback riding)

Coloring or activity book


Something they need…

A warm jacket

New sneakers


New bedding

School or art supplies



Something to wear….

Beanie and mittens

Sparkly skirt

Party dress

Long sleeve play t-shirts (you can never have too many)

Comfy joggers

Dragons Love Tacos

Something to read…

Anything Eric Carle or Shel Silverstein

Fancy Nancy


Dragons Love Tacos (how many other parents have this one memorized?)

The Book with No Pictures

The Day the Crayons Quit

Any of the classics for older kiddos: Chronicles of Narnia, Judy Blume Books, A Wrinkle in Time, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, The Wizard of Oz, The Wind in the Willows, Harry Potter


Stocking stuffers:



Little People or small figurines


Brain Quest

Small coloring books and crayons

Fun printed socks


So tell me, friends: what are the kiddos in your family getting this year? Any fun stocking stuffer ideas??



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  1. La. on December 18, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    My girls LOVE the little people. I didn’t realize they had “Disney” Little People!!!! This list is full of good ideas.

  2. Karen Livezey on December 19, 2016 at 5:59 am

    Adding to the “something to read”… Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. “A book that inspires girls with the stories of 100 great women, from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams.” I ordered 3 copies for all the girls in my life. Although, you won’t get it before Christmas if you order now (I ordered on Dec. 10th and it’s still 1 day away in transit). https://www.rebelgirls.co/

    (I have no affiliation with the book, just sharing)

    • Fitnessista on December 19, 2016 at 11:51 am

      YES, i love this so much!!! i still need to get liv a copy

    • Robin R on December 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

      I just ordered this, thanks. A little pricey but I think the message is worth it. Hopefully its well done.

      • Fitnessista on December 20, 2016 at 1:57 pm

        it looks incredible. please let me know what you think!

  3. Brittany on December 19, 2016 at 9:48 am

    We have the Kidcraft dollhouse and it is definitely one of the most used toys in our house! And the best part is the baby will be able to play with it as well as she gets older.

  4. Robin R on December 20, 2016 at 10:14 am

    This is a really fantastic list. For this Christmas, I’ve actually already bought a similar camera for my 8-year old and the Rody horse for my 2-year old. For balance bikes, I highly recommend the Yvolution Y Velo Twista, though its more a 1.5 – 3 yr bike. My 20 month old can do this & happily thinks she one of the big kids. For the dollhouse, my girls love the Fisher Price Loving family series. I think we have all.the.pieces.

    For the older kids (8+), LEGOs are definitely a good place to go. I’d also recommend anything that promotes outdoor adventure type play. My 8-year old loves flashlights, walkie talkies, NERF guns etc.

    • Fitnessista on December 20, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      so happy you enjoyed the list! and i love the ideas for outdoor play <3

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