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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s time to start planning your holiday gifts list. Kids have really big expectations on what they want to find under the tree on Christmas morning. It can be hard for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends to find the perfect gifts for kids. Especially gifts that they will actually play with after a few weeks, and that mom and dad will like too! Here are our picks for the best gifts for kids in 2019.  

Josie Kid Trax

Kid Trax Rideamals

Kid Trax Rideamals Josie is a show stopper! She will become your child’s new unicorn pal. This enchanting unicorn combines the fun of a battery-powered ride-on toy with real interactive play. Josie has more than 100 unique sounds and movements thanks to her fully motorized eyes, ears, head, and wheels. Kids can hear munching noises as they feed Josie a treat or watch her ears move as they brush her mane. They can take her for a walk, dance with her, and of course, ride their very own unicorn! Songs and pony sounds even play as your child rides. Josie comes with a grooming brush, cupcake, flowers, and saddlebag. Your child’s eyes will light up when they see Josie on Christmas morning.
$399 at Kidtraxtoys.com

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Budsies Custom Stuffed Animals from Art

Bring your child’s drawing or art creation to life with Budsies custom stuffed animals. Your kid is going to love seeing their masterpiece brought to life as a huggable plushie. They will play, snuggle, and hug their Budsies for years to come. It’s super easy to make. Just upload one of your child’s pictures, crafts, original characters, or any artwork that they love. Then Budsies will hand-sew a stuffed animal that looks exactly like it! This one-of-a-kind gift is sure to win the hearts of children of all ages.
$99 at Budsies.com 

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Osmo Genius Starter Kit

This is a tech toy you’ll want your child to play with! Osmos Genius Starter Kit is digital learning in the real world. We know that kids learn by doing, so each game in the kit uses physical action. Whether it’s arranging tangrams, zooming number tiles around, or even freehand drawing, Osmo sees and reacts to every real-live move and creates a fun, interactive learning experience for kids. Several options for kids of all ages. The Genius Starter Kit is designed for children, ages 6-10.
$99 at Playosmo.com

[UPDATE: You can now turn custom artwork into a one-of-a-kind plush! Make your own stuffed animal by clicking here to get started!!]

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Little Snowie

Surprise your kids with shaved ice so fluffy they’ll think it came from the North Pole and Santa! Little Snowie 2 is an ice shaver that uses ice cubes straight from your freezer, and it is modeled after commercial shavers. It’s fast; it can fill an 8 oz cup in five seconds or less, and it’s lightweight. People travel to Hawaii for the quality of shaved ice, which you can now create in your own home from this mini powerhouse. Each order comes with three pints of flavors of your choice. This is a great holiday gift for families with kids of all ages and that will be used for years to come.
$199 at Snowie.com

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Selfies Custom Dolls

Create a custom doll that looks like your child or a loved one. The ideas are limitless! Celebrate a school milestone or accomplishment, have the Selfie wearing a fun costume, or in their favorite outfit. Selfie dolls made to look like a child’s parent can also help relieve the stresses of separation due to military deployment, business trips or divorce. Selfies are handsewn and include all the little details like hair color and style, outfits, earrings, and other accessories. This personalized holiday gift is really special for kids of all ages. It will be a Christmas present your child will remember for years to come.
$89 at Budsies.com

Danskin Christmas Gifts


Clothes and dress-up outfits are very popular gift choices for kids since they grow so fast! Danskin has a ton of fun and affordable options this holiday season. And they have much more than just the traditional dance leotard and tights that they’re known for. From tutus to dance, gymnastics, and athletic wear, find the latest trends for kids of all ages. Danskin has been around since 1882 and the company says it’s dedicated to meeting the changing fashion wants and performance needs of active women and girls.
Prices Vary. Use Discount Code Holiday2019 for 10% off at Danskin.com (valid through 12/31/19)

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Santa Clothes Doll

The Santa Clothes Doll is a perfect kids gift from your ‘Elf on a Shelf’. It’s a great way for kids, especially the younger ones, to know exactly how many days left until Santa comes to visit. The Santa doll comes with 12 articles of clothing and a clothesline with pins. On December 12th, hang Santa’s clothes on a clothesline. Each day, your kids can take turns dressing him until he is ready to go on Christmas Eve.
$59.99 at  Santaclothesdoll.com

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Chalk of the Town T-Shirt Kits

Your kids become designers and can express themselves with this fun craft project they wear! Chalk of the Town makes an entire line of items you can personalize with brightly colored chalk markers, over and over again. T-Shirt kits come with a soft cotton t-shirt, stencil, three chalk markers, and erasing cloth. They are stylish and machine washable! The products are perfect for both girls and boys on your list, ages 4 to 14+. They have adult sizes too, so you can have a fun Mommy & Me outfit!
Starting at $29.95 on Chalk-of-the-town.com

custom pet pillows

Petsies Pillows

If your child is obsessed with their pet, Petsies Pillows are the perfect gift for them. They’re brand new this holiday season. Petsies Pillows are custom pillows made from a picture of your pet. And they can make any and all pets! From dogs, cats, birds, monkeys, pigs, even rats or snakes! You just upload a photo (the higher the resolution the better), and they’ll print the image directly on a soft, cuddly, huggable pillow. These personalized pillows are made in the shape of your pet and printed on both sides. They are great for the hard-to-buy-for tweens or college kids who miss their pets while away at school.
Starting at $49 on MyPetsies.com

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Stuff ‘N Sit

Need a cute way to store all those new Christmas presents? Make clean up fun and create an extra seat at the same time with Stuff ‘N Sit by Creative QT. Families can take control of their kids’ stuffed animal collections, or blankets by wrapping up dozens of them in one comfy pouf ottoman. Each ottoman is designed with strong, soft cotton fabric and an extra-long reinforced zipper, and they come in a variety of fun colors and prints. There are three sizes to choose from that hold anywhere from 50 to 90 toys!
Starting at $26.95 on Creativeqt.com

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My name is Melissa Headley, and I am a blogger for Budsies. My first grader and two fur babies keep me on my toes! You'll find me with a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine after 5 o'clock and covered in dog hair always! I love sharing heartfelt stories and any tips to help make life easier. Follow me on IG @TheMelissaHeadley