Before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season gets fully underway, get a jump on gift ideas with our Holiday Toy Guide. Some of the toys are age-specific but several can cross over into another age group. Enjoy discovering which would be best for your child. All toys are from The Village Toymaker unless indicated otherwise.
Photography by Andrew J. Breig & Bryan Rollins
Khloe’s wardrobe provided by Cotton Tails.
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Turkey on the Table
Consider this a pre-holiday gift to the entire family. Includes a book and activity that encourages the whole family to express and display gratitude with notes and fabric feathers. It’s a great interactive lead-up to Thanksgiving Day to display at the dinner table. A portion of proceeds benefits the hungry through Feeding America.
$44. Find it at Cotton Tails.
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Turn bath time into an even bigger adventure with a floating ball run and waterfall set.
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Musical Animal Train
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Brilliant Bear Magnetic Stack-up & Roly-Bop Lion
Brilliant Bear Magnetic Stack-up is a classic wooden stacking toy that encourages problem solving and development of fine motor skills. $19.99.
Roly Bop Lion wobbles and bobs back and forth when baby bops it. $24.99.
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Books to Bed Pajama Set
Stories to wear and share. Snuggle up in soft cotton jammies imprinted with designs from a beloved bedtime story. Book included. This set features spunky Madeline.
$54. Find it at Cotton Tails.
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Kidoozie Stack ‘n Sort
Introduces toddlers to shapes, numbers, and counting.
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A large rollercoaster bead and wire system with train and tracks sits atop a spacious tabletop weaving in and out, up and down, and all around.
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Georello Junior Moving Gears & FantaColor Junior
Georello Junior Moving Gears promotes endless experimentation as kids configure colorful gears to create a chain reaction. $29.99.
Use FantaColor Junior to compose beautiful mosaics with large pegs and patterned cards. Promotes hand-eye coordination and creative thinking. $29.99.
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A classic favorite of little animal characters for unlimited fun in the imaginative Calico Village. Assorted prices. $9.99-$24.99
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Bippity-boppity fun on an assortment of ride-on farm animals.
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Oversized, soft, and cuddly for plenty of floor-time fun.
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Wiggle the feet to navigate all around in this fun riding toy.
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Drawing & Coloring Books and Faber-Castell Watercolor EcoPencils
Drawing & Coloring Books. Kids can learn to draw people, shapes, and so much more with step-by-step tutorial books.
Faber-Castell Watercolor EcoPencils. A new take on the old-fashioned colored pencil includes watercolor paint in the pencil. Brush included. Just add water.
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Fun, easy, no-sewing craft to create a little purse.
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Leaps & Ledges Tower Building Blocks
Take friendly competition to a new level with this towering game of strategy and luck as you race to the top of the tower.
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Scented soft clip-ons for the backpack that would surely freshen any locker.
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A complete spin-light poi kit aka “ball on a string” concept originally created by the Maori people in New Zealand. Today’s version dazzles with changing color lights. Enjoyed by kids and adults of all ages.
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Pull it, stretch it, roll it up. Luminescent putty comes in various colors and is designed to relieve stress, boost creativity, and have fun.
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Giant & Regular Puzzles
Puzzles are always in trend from table-top size to spreading out on the floor. Price varies.
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Mobi Numbers Game
A game using numbered tiles which you connect to “bring numbers to life.” Fun for the whole family.
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Mystery Deck Cards.
Solve mini-mysteries with illustrated mystery cards along with characters that guide you through the deck.