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.
Just when we thought family movie night couldn’t get any better, we found the best blanket to cozy up under that features your kid’s beloved Disney characters like Olaf and Lightning McQueen. Generously sized at 50×50 inches, it’s big enough for littles to share with grown-ups while watching your favorite holiday movies. Plus, the Lunaluxe bamboo fabric makes it unbelievably soft and warm to use during the chilly winter months.
While Rudolph may get most of the attention this time of year, our favorite doe, Dasher, is just as lovable. In this charming tale, follow along as Dasher finds her way back to the North Pole with some unexpected help.
Editor-favorite brand Melissa & Doug does it again with this adorable pretend play ice cream set. Kids will love putting together their sweet creations and serving it to the fam.
Puzzles are pretty great gifts as they are, but ones that play musical clips and offer a retelling of classic holiday stories like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake get an even bigger thumbs up in our book.
A way to make screen time educational, safe, and fun? Sign us up! We love that Noggin offers interactive learning with kids’ favorite characters, making learning extra engaging and exciting. Try it free for 60 days.
Whether they’ve been riding for awhile now or are just learning, this bike gets our editors’ stamp of approval.
You can’t go wrong with tie-dye for your stylish little one. They’ll be cozy and cool all winter long.
We first saw the launch of Magic Mixies back in 2021, and it’s safe to say the toys aren’t going anywhere. With the newest version intended for LOs aged 5 and up, their wish is sure to come true with the Magic Genie Lamp.
Any kid who enjoys puzzles will be over the moon with this gift. With a 3-foot diameter, this giant 48-piece puzzle offers tons of fun and excitement.
If you’re a millennial parent, you probably remember playing with Tamagotchis. Now our little ones can enjoy caring for their very own digital pets with this Bitzee toy.
Young artists won’t be able to put this gift down. With a 3D pen, they can watch their creations come to life before their eyes.
Perfect for the kid who’s always asking to take pictures on your phone. Encourage their interest with their own digital camera.
Foster their creative abilities even more with this camera and video recorder duo. Not only that, but they can see their photo creations right away with the instant print feature.
Many of us probably had a Lisa Frank obsession back in the day. Pass on the tradition by upgrading their worn-out set of Crocs with the most vibrant pair out there.
That’s right, scooters didn’t go off the market when we hit high school. Get ready to hear, “Look at this!” over and over again—paired with a big smile—after this gift is opened up.
LEGOs are more exciting than ever, especially with fun themes like this one. Encourage play, creativity, and determination with this construction set that has tons of fun details.
Typically, one of the most unfortunate parts about winter is being stuck indoors—but not anymore with this gift! Bring the fun of the playground right into your home with this indoor jungle gym.
Little kids are at the fun age when they might begin to have sleepovers. Make the experience even more exciting with an adorable air mattress like this one.
A toy at the top of our childhood wishlists, Barbie is back in a cute convertible themed after the popular 2023 movie.
Whether mimicking mom or just having fun playing dress-up, these cute heels are perfect for pretend play.
Every rockstar starts somewhere, and we can’t think of a better way to spark their musical dreams than with a beginner acoustic guitar.
Kids love a cat-theme and this cute karaoke set will be a hit at every party and playdate.
American Girl’s 2024 Girl of the Year is none other than gymnastics star Lila. Equipped with an adorable outfit, accessories, and a journal, she’s a must-have for any doll aficionado.
Furby is back! This bestselling toy from the ’90s has been updated for modern kids who will love to take care of this animatronic friend.
Calling all Barbie-lovers young and old—the dreamhouse has gotten serious upgrade for 2023. With over 75 pieces and a two-story slide into the pool, this doll-sized pad truly is a dream.
Can we live in this farmhouse-style dollhouse too? So modern, so cool, you’ll have no issue displaying this toy. And at a lower price than other similar options, it’s safe to say we’re sold!
For guaranteed fun, look no further. This electric ride-on toy with an accelerator and breaks is a top-tier gift option. An added bonus? It helps teach kids balance!
Kids who love experimenting with technology, or simply loved the movie Wall-E, will have so much fun seeing what their very own robot can do.
This fanny pack is perfect for kids who want to hold on-the-go things for play dates, weekends, and anything in between.
If you can’t count the number of times you’ve told your kid to not eat slime, we’ve got the perfect gift. This slime science kit is not only fun, but 100% edible, too!
Nothing makes family night quite as special as putting together a fort. Take things up a notch with this 69-piece buildable fort set that’s great for indoor and outdoor use.
Foster their creativity with this 26-piece art kit. With an apron, six canvases, a wooden easel, and more, they’ll be ready to create something beautiful the moment they open the box.
They’ll not only cherish this classic, heirloom-style musical carousel, but they’ll be able to pass onto their own kids one day, too.
For the hairstylist in training, gift this styling head that allows them to experiment with tons of fun hairstyles.
While many things may have changed since we were kids, the fun of using walkie talkies with friends remains. Gift them in these vibrant colors for endless excitement.
We can’t get enough of the Little People, BIG DREAMS series, and this edition highlighting celebrated soccer player Lionel Messi is a must-have for little soccer fans.
This is a gateway to a colorful world where gravity is optional. Kid and parent approved!
It’s like Where’s Waldo?, but better! Your kiddo can be the star of the show with this customized search and find book.
Send them to school in style! Personalization makes anything cuter, and we can’t get enough of these adorable backpacks with rave reviews.
Let’s face it: a remote control car will never not be fun. This is especially true when the rotating tires allow it to do flips!
An online kids’ bookshop that specializes in children’s book bundles to help build confidence and empathy is at the top of our list.
If your household exclusively listens to Taylor’s Versions, be sure to add this biography to your kiddo’s library this year.
While superheroes are great, they don’t compare to the everyday heroes that keep us safe. This foldable playset with a firefighter’s pole, police motorcycle, firetruck, and more will offer hours and hours of fun.
Little baristas and coffee enthusiasts in the making can have tons of fun doing pretend play with this adorable station.
Everything the budding artist in your life needs to master their craft can be found in this 115-piece art set.
Kids who took a trip to the movie theater this year to see their favorite pups in action in The Mighty Movie will feel the excitement all over again when opening this gift inspired by the flick.
Promote balance and coordination in the most fun way possible! These balance stepping stones take “the floor is lava” game to a whole new level.
Kinetic sand has always been fun, but this creative spin makes it even better. Kids can pretend play with their own ice cream shop.
Have a little one who couldn’t stop talking about the new Little Mermaid movie? Fuel the excitement with this extra special doll that transforms from mermaid to human.
Set sail for a world of adventure with this fun pirate ship! With pirates, cannon balls, a shark-shaped ship, and more, kids will come back to this toy again and again.
Have a little one who’s always curious and willing to lend a helping hand on household projects? Get them their very own custom toolbelt as a way of saying thank you!
This adorable backyard playhouse is just what they’ll be asking for when it starts to get nice out again. Gift it now for double the excitement.
Whether used for sleepovers, trips to the grandparents’ house, summer camp, or family vacation, you can never go wrong with an adorable, personalized duffle bag.
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