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Finding the right holiday gifts for little kids can be downright impossible. At age 4, they’re not really toddlers anymore, but they might not be too interested in some of the video games and gadgets that bigger kids love. From ages 4 to 6, kids are starting to become way more independent and need gifts that foster just that! With that in mind, we curated the perfect holiday gift list with everything from a scooter to the latest LEGOs, puzzles, STEM toys, and even the classic Barbie dream house.
If you’re shopping for the best holiday gift for little kids, this is the only list you need. Keep scrolling for our favorite holiday gifts for kids aged 4-6.
Did you check your list twice and realize you still have more people to shop for? We’ve got you covered! Check out our entire holiday gift guide for even more ideas.
Cuddle up for the holidays with this seasonal and super-soft blanket from one of our favorite brands.
Head coast to coast and discover a new state every month with this U.S. themed subscription.
Candlewick Press | Kate DiCamillo
Fans of the Mercy Watson books will love this holiday tale that brings together old and new favorite characters. It even comes with an ornament!
Art, fine motor skills, and fun all mixed into one great gift! Kids will learn engineering with the marble run but also get creative with the art easel mode.
Did you know that coding (through games!) is a great way to get kids learning how to problem solve? You can't go wrong with this membership gift.
Rey to Z
Wearing a baseball cap with an actual team on it is so last year—this year, it's all about these multicolored customizable hats.
Learning disguised as open-ended play is just what your early elementary schooler needs.
Target | Fresh Dolls
This amazing set of dolls celebrates Women of Color and their fulfilling careers.
Target | Brown Toy Box
Have a budding artist at home? This art exhibit play set will spark creativity and encourage STEAM play.
Amazon | Magic Mixies
The *it* gift of the season, future witches and wizards will love watching their magic creations pop out of this enchanting toy.
Encourage hours of creativity with this art supply kit that will allow kids to make anything under the sun.
If your kid isn't in to Super Mario yet, just wait. And be ready for the obsession with this super cool Mario LEGO set.
Maisonette | Lowercase Toys
Made with felt created from recycled bottles, this building set encourages creativity and problem-solving (plus the colors are super cute!).
A smart watch that lets kids call home, but not much else? Sign us up for this parental-controlled way to get your little one feeling a bit of independence.
Pottery Barn Kids
If they're not quite ready to pack for a trip themselves, at least make it easy for them to transport their own luggage with a personalized suitcase.
Amazon | Wee Gallery
Teach kids about ocean life with this beautifully-illustrated large floor puzzle that's both fun to put together and educational.
Pretend play mode will be activated with this adorable coffee cart that can even double as a hot chocolate stand.
Amazon | Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon's cute new book is sure to inspire and get a laugh out of your little one.
Etsy | Club Chain Stitch
Chain stitch embroidery makes these custom sweatshirts extra special. Don't want a name as the personalization? Request a symbol instead!
The perfect gift for the kid who's always asking to take pictures on your phone. Encourage their interest with their own digital camera. Several colors available.
This portable "dream machine" is a sound machine and night light with features like "Time-to-Rise" that grow with your little one.
Target | Micro Kickboard
This great light-up scooter is perfect for little kids who are practicing their balance and learning how to get around on their own.
There's a reason Barbie has stuck around through generations. This new ultimate barbie dreamhouse playset comes with more than 75 accessories.
Etsy | Shine2080
Who knew that helping cure a little one's fear of the dark could be so pretty?
Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s iconic house, this building set can be used in a variety of ways to engage open-ended play.
You know that expression that kids just want to play with a box? This kit takes it up a notch by letting them make a house, a dinosaur, or anything they want with this easy to use tool set.
Amazon | Exploding Kittens
The award-winning Exploding Kittens creators have a new game that's fun for the whole family!
Maisonette | Meri Meri
Get ahead of the mermaid frenzy with this iridescent dress up wrap that's sure to inspire so much creativity.
Amazon | Yoto
This set is great for little and also big kids with audio cards on a variety of topics.
This giant coloring poster comes complete with glow-in-the-dark stickers!
Etsy | In The Sycamore
Help little ones learn to write their letters or even names with this personalized name tracing board.
Etsy | Kids Coloring Co
Calling all kids with a green thumb! This vegetable garden kit not only teaches kids how to have responsibility for their own garden, but it's a great environmental tool as well.
This award-winning guitar has been called the easiest way to learn how to play! It comes with flashcards, video lessons, and more.
This starry night air fort encourages endless hours of imaginative play.
American Girl's newest historical doll, Claudie Wells, is growing up during the Harlem Renaissance, a time period when Black artistry thrived.
This colorful wooden robot can be positioned in dozens of poses and stores neatly in a cube.
This cool ride-on toy features arm pedals that allow kids to spin in 360 degrees, zoom forward, or roll in reverse—so fun!
Our editors guarantee that this fun set will have the kids playing and engaged outside for hours!
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