PBF Present Information 2022: Children

The vacation season is upon us and as somebody who has but to actually start vacation buying, I’m hoping that taking a second (or hours and hoursss) to place collectively my annual present guides will encourage me to get forward of the sport and knock out my vacation gifting. I’m starting this 12 months’s spherical of present guides with what has shortly grow to be one among my favourite present guides to share: My present information for youths.

PBF Gift Guide 2022

I completely LOVE searching for youngsters. If I might purchase items for kids as a full-time job, it could be a dream as a result of it’s so enjoyable to consider what a child loves and brainstorm a artistic present she or he will adore, use and keep in mind. Searching for our boys, my nieces and my good friend’s youngsters all year long brings me numerous pleasure and I had a little bit an excessive amount of enjoyable making this 12 months’s present information. Like years previous, I’ve divided my present information for youths into the next classes:

  • One thing they need (subdivided into just a few further classes)
  • One thing they want
  • One thing to put on
  • One thing to learn

That is the way in which I method gifting to our boys because it contains a mixture of sensible items in addition to the enjoyable stuff they love!

Additionally price mentioning: Don’t overlook to take a look at thrift shops and consignment outlets this vacation season. Children don’t care about new issues and are sometimes simply psyched to see a new-to-them toy automotive underneath the tree and couldn’t care much less if it was utilized by a bunch of children earlier than them. Consignment outlets have served us effectively for gifting to our boys over time!

Alright, let’s dive proper in and take a look at some present concepts for the youngsters all of us love a lot!

(P.S. You could discover a bunch of this stuff rounded up collectively in my Amazon shop! Additionally of doable curiosity is that this put up I wrote final 12 months concerning the items our boys beloved and nonetheless performed with over and over one month after Christmas: Holiday Gifts: The Hits One Month Later.)

Present Information for Children

One thing They Need

Bodily exercise + Get that power out: 


  • Bounce House: This was the hit of Christmas after we had it arrange on Christmas morning for our boys just a few years in the past. It’s low sufficient to make use of indoors and excellent for indoor playtime throughout chilly winter months. It’s additionally on MEGA sale proper now and solely $141 in case you use the clippable coupon which is the bottom I’ve seen it.
  • Adjustable Gymnastics Bar: Chase’s BFF Claire has this bar and the youngsters love to hold throughout it and do varied methods. It’s at all times a playdate hit!
  • Shine & Seek Fireflies Game: Our boys have one of the best time hiding these light-up fireflies far and wide for one another to search out. Nice for indoor or out of doors energetic play!
  • Plasma Car: We now have THREE of those — one for every boy — as a result of each child desires to make use of them each single day in our home. We discovered about them by the boys’ preschool and I can’t suggest them sufficient.
  • Set of Cones: Our boys use cones for impediment programs, objectives, video games, and so on. They’re the present that retains on giving.
  • Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course: One in all our boys’ pals has this arrange of their yard and the youngsters are at all times climbing throughout it after we go to!
  • Scooter: All of our boys began with a three-wheel scooter and the Razor Scooter is a superb possibility for greater youngsters.
  • Bike + Helmet: We received Chase a 16” bike when he was 4 and Ryder a 12” when he was 2. (They each began with this bike and the standard is nice.) Rhett (age 2) is totally obsessed along with his balance bike!



  • Picasso Tiles: Arms down our boys’ most used toy! These will ceaselessly be on my child present guides as a result of they’re a sure-fire hit that can be performed with for years and years. Should you’re going to get one present from this present information, let magnetic tiles be it!
  • Tonies: Ryder (age 4) is IN LOVE along with his Tonies! He places a little bit character on prime of the field and it tells him tales throughout quiet time. He has a lightweight blue Toniesbox + this 3 pack of Paw Patrol characters and we’ll be including to his assortment with just a few extra Tonies characters this Christmas, together with this Christmas Mickey Mouse that can be making its debut within the boys’ refillable advent calendar. Even Rhett (age 2) is beginning to love Tonies and likes bringing them on our walks!
  • Foamnasium Play Couch: Our massive present for the boys final 12 months! It will get a lot use and they’re continuously utilizing the cushions for all the pieces from creativeness video games and forts to creating a snug little spot to curve up and browse.
  • Surprise Bath Bombs: Each time household and pals ask for present concepts for our boys, that is one I’ll usually float their manner as a result of our boys NEVER tire of loving bathtub bombs. These bathtub bombs really feel further particular as a result of they’ve a little bit shock is inside. Our boys have a little bit assortment of tiny bathtub bomb toys they love to make use of for creativeness video games within the tub!
  • Tool SetThis set has been a success in our home for years. I really like that it’s higher-quality and made out of wooden and never only a bunch of low-cost plastic.
  • Gown Up Garments/Costumes: Our boys continuously attain for the costumes from our massive costume basket and I really like listening to their imaginations at work after they play costume up! This doctor + police officer + fireman set it an excellent place to start out!
  • Set of Instruments: Years in the past my mother assembled a bunch of small kid-friendly devices in a bag for the boys and it continues to get numerous use in our home. (They particularly love the xylophone, harmonica and recorder so I’d search for a set with all three of those!)
  • Pop-Up Play Tent: Gotta love a present that seems HUGE to youngsters however doesn’t break the financial institution. Our boys love their pop-up rocket ship tent however there are a ton of choices on the market from princess castles to ice cream vehicles!
  • Mealtime Magic Mia: Chase’s BFF has this doll and he or she’s superb! A number of of our pals swear by this doll over Child Alive as a result of she’s completely mess free and nonetheless tremendous interactive  — her meals adjustments colours relying on which meals you contact with a spoon, you possibly can rock her to sleep and he or she chews and blinks. My niece additionally has this doll and loves it!
  • Power Wheels Jeep: Price its weight in gold and the one manner we will persuade the massive youngsters to go on lengthy walks with us as of late since stroller rides are a factor of the previous in our home.
  • Cozy Child-Pleasant Spot for Studying: A bean bag for kids, comfy mini chair, and so on.

Academic + Inventive: 


  • Ant Farm: For youths who love creatures, an ant farm is mind-blowing! Our boys flipped for this one!
  • Crayola Color Chemistry Set: This set is full of 50 experiments which might be very straightforward to place collectively (an enormous plus for grownups!) but additionally tremendous cool.
  • Gem and Fossil Dig Discovery Kit: Our youngsters assume gem mining is the good and that is the following smartest thing you are able to do from your personal lounge.
  • LeapFrog LeapPad Tablet: We save this pill for lengthy automotive rides and it’s an enormous time winner with each Chase and Ryder. I totally belief the content material on this pill and love that it’s full of academic video games.
  • Adorn Your Personal Treasure Chest / Jewelry Box: My youngsters can’t be the one ones who love placing “particular issues” away in a treasure chest! These decorate-your-own treasure chests/jewelry boxes are nice for youths who love to save lots of their little treasures in a particular place.
  • Flower Crown Kit: One in all my go-to birthday items for little women! We’ve had a number of pals inform us their little women beloved this equipment.
  • Geodes: If you wish to see youngsters freak out over a present in one of the best sort of manner, wrap up some geodes they will crack open. Ryan received these for the boys just a few years in the past and I by no means might’ve anticipated how a lot they beloved them.
  • Terrarium: A giant-time hit with nature-loving youngsters, this terrarium had our boys captivated as they checked it daily to see how a lot their vegetation grew whereas they had been away.
  • Video games: Some favorites in our home embrace Hoot Owl HootGuess In 10 (love this one for highway journeys!), this 6-pack of card gamesGuess Who?Outfoxed! Whodunit Game (a cute cooperative sport the place you’re employed collectively to catch a thief), Clue Junior
  • Puzzles: We do puzzles in our home day by day! A few of our favorites: Firetruck Floor Puzzle, Safari Giant Floor Puzzle4-in-1 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles (nice for youthful puzzlers), 100-Piece Wild Animals Puzzle
  • LeapFrog Rockit Twist Electronic Game: This was the boys’ first online game (one other one we save for lengthy automotive rides) and Chase and Ryder nonetheless like it! A giant perk: The training curve on this one was virtually zero!
  • Easel: We’ve had ours for years and it’s nonetheless in fixed use.

One thing They Want


  • Daily Task Charts: Our boys are majorly motivated by these charts they usually’ve been nice for instructing accountability.
  • Memberships/Classes/Experiences: The most effective present!!! Contemplate gifting a membership to a favourite museum, classes for a favourite sport or exercise, and so on.
  • Nightlight / Noise Machine (Hatch Light): The Hatch Mild does all of it! It’s an evening gentle, noise machine and okay-to-wake clock in a single. I really like that I can management it from my cellphone (you possibly can change the noises and colours and set timers) and our boys all closely depend on it to sleep.
  • Arts and Crafts Provides: KwikStix Fast-Drying Paint Pens (one of the best for making posters/banners — we use our butcher paper roll on a regular basis), Crayola Marker Caddy (nice for small arms + organized markers), Window Crayons, Retractable Markers (to eradicate the frustration of dropping caps!)
  • Sporting Items/Exercise Provides: A brand new soccer ball for a soccer participant, a brand new leotard for a dancer, and so on.
  • Step Stool/Name Puzzle Stool or Kitchen Helper Cooking Stand: Our boys each started utilizing our kitchen helper stand proper round age 2 and nonetheless use it often. It’s nice for “serving to” within the kitchen but additionally permitting them to face at counter-height safely. Pair this one with children’s knives to allow them to slice smooth meals (arduous boiled eggs, bread, berries) and really feel like an enormous child! And a Name Puzzle Stool is at all times a success for little ones simply starting to potty practice and wash their arms by themselves!
  • Water Bottle: At first I believed the value of the YETI children’s water bottle was a bit steep after which each Chase and Ryder started completely utilizing theirs and I completely see the worth. It’s leak-proof, tremendous sturdy, dishwasher protected (not plastic!) and retains liquids chilly or sizzling for a very long time. I ordered these name decals for his or her YETI water bottles and love them. For a less expensive different, Simple Modern children’s water bottles are great.

One thing to Put on 

  • Pajamas: Amazon’s Vaenait Baby pajamas are extremely smooth and lovely and match youngsters from 6 months outdated to pre-teens! We LOVE them.
  • Chilly Climate Outerwear: A brand new jacket, snow boots, rain boots, a hat, and so on. We received Chase this waterproof ski jacket for snowboarding final 12 months and I extremely suggest it!
  • Slippers: For prime-quality slippers that keep on little toes, I swear by Joules Padabout Slippers. The boot-like model retains them on they usually even have little grips on the underside to stop slipping.
  • Rain Boots or Snow Boots: The Bogs Baby/Toddler/Big Kid boots are superior. Chase’s pairs have held up effectively and have been worn by all three of our boys!
  • Bitty Brah Hats: Our fav summertime hats simply got here out with a winter version!! We love this small store a lot. They’re a number of the solely hats our boys will truly put on on their heads for greater than 2.5 seconds.
  • Cozy Socks: I really like to go away a pair of fuzzy holiday slipper socks our for our for the boys from our Elf on the Shelf to start with of December. (Old Navy is my go-to for these.)

One thing to Learn

(You could discover a bunch of our household’s favorite Christmas books in this post in case you’re searching for some Christmas-themed reads!) 

Query of the Day

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