The Gifts Kids Want This Holiday Season, According to Them

I'm sure all parents will agree that there is absolutely nothing better than watching delight spread across our kids' faces when unwrapping a present. And when they've unwrapped a gift to discover something they've been super excited about? It's even better.

When holiday shopping for our kids, it can be hard to pinpoint what exactly is going to resonate with them—there are so many options out there, and it can get pretty overwhelming. From age range, to interest-level, to potential longevity, there is so much to take in to account. Luckily, our editors are here to help you cut through the noise, and discover the items that are sure to be hits with your little ones! These are the gifts that are kid-approved, so you know you're picking a winner.

Kid Motorz Chevrolet Bel Air

“My best friend has a three year old daughter and all I’ve been hearing from her for months is that she wants her own car to drive around – just like mommy. This adorable vintage option is chic, fun and comes in pink to fully satisfy all the little girly girls out there.” — Courtney Bowers

Maileg Princess on the pea, Big sister mouse

This is the perfect gift for a toddler proclaimed “girly girl!!” Will keep them busy and their imagination wandering.” – Melanie Granuzzo


If you’re stuck inside this winter, this provides the perfect distraction for the kids. It combines fitness, imagination (can turn it into a storefront, obstacle course etc.), and something colorful. It makes for a perfect gift, whether it’s a rainy day or winter in 2020!” — Gabrielle Rosen

The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak

“This book is one of my kids’ all-time favorites. It’s silly, it’s goofy, and just really, really fun. Meant to be read out loud to kids, so probably best for 3 – 8 year olds. I’ve been reading it to them for years, and even though they have it memorized by now, they still ask for it!” – Kate Foster Lengyel

Disney Frozen Elsa Doll

My little niece is going through a Frozen phase, which makes holiday shopping for her a breeze—as long as it’s Frozen-related, it’s pretty much guaranteed she’s going to love it. This year, she’s been asking for dolls, earrings, and anything related to Frozen, Star Wars, or lady bugs. I love this adorable Elsa doll because it’s super cute and checks two of her boxes!” — Madeleine Letellier

The Block Set

What parent doesn’t love a toy that’s built for developing spatial, language, and problem-solving skills? Not to mention, kids love it, too! This quality block set provides endless learning activities that spark creativity and keep kids entertained for hours. I love that the products are designed by child development experts because they know what our little ones are craving at each stage.” — Emily Lougran

Melissa & Doug Get Let's Play House! Dust! Sweep! Mop!

This safe cleaning set will be sure to keep your toddler busy as you task yourself with “real” house chores.” – Melanie Granuzzo

2021 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Day-to-Day Calendar

“This new calendar is an extension of the popular books and is the perfect gift for all the young trailblazers-to-be in your life. They’ll love turning the calendar every day to something new and it’s a fun way to teach them about important dates and people from women’s history.” — Courtney Bowers

Connetix Magnetic Tiles

Magnetic Tiles are a go-to gift. Whether your child is small and just developing their motor skills or older with big imaginations, this is a perfect gift that can is great for fun and learning.” – Gabrielle Rosen

HABA Perfect Pairs

This set will challenge your little with sorting, matching and color recognition! It’s also easy to pack for getaways during the holidays!” – Melanie Granuzzo

We think you deserve to buy only awesome things. We've asked the most discerning women out there to share what they honestly, truly swear by so you can get on with life and find your next favorite product, faster. What do you SwearBy?