We Have the Best Gifts For Kids Under 5 — Jump on This Now
Don't let the pressure of toy-buying overwhelm you this year; as long as you start your shopping preparations early, you can avoid the dreaded moment of showing up at the toy store and staring at a pillaged shelf. Whether you have a tiny tot who is on the move and curious about everything or a budding kindergartener who is into challenging games and other building sets, we put together the ultimate gift guide for you. Not to worry. It's all broken down by age to make it easy for you.
Smoby BBQ Plancha Play Grill
Little ones whip up their picnic faves using a Smoby BBQ Plancha Play Grill With Accessories ($40) that lets them grill just like you, minus the flames.
Princess Belle Musical Tea Party Cart
Jakks Pacific's Mrs. Potts and Chip — from Beauty and the Beast — get a fun upgrade with the Disney Princess Belle Musical Tea Party Cart ($38). As the cart is pushed, the teapot and cup spin and play "Be Our Guest."
Disney Cars Flag Finish Lightning McQueen
Your kiddo can see Lightning McQueen's ($36) victory dance after making him race competitively for first place.
Hot Wheels R/C Star Wars Darth Vader Vehicle
What's cooler than a remote control car? One that's outfitted with lightsabers on the side! The Hot Wheels R/C Star Wars Darth Vader Vehicle ($22) is packed with authentic sounds from the movie as well as glowing light sabers and the ability to steer forward, left, or right!
Playmobil NHL Arena
Thanks to a licensing agreement with the NHL (and there aren't too many of those out there!), Playmobil introduced the NHL Arena ($36, originally $60). The set comes with movable figures that can actually shoot the puck into the goal and stickers so you can outfit the ice to represent your kids' favorite teams.
FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin' Dragon
The FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin' Dragon ($63) is all of the fun of having a real pet dragon (OK, so we don't know what that would be like). Torch breathes fire (kind of), toasts marshmallows, and moves in response to your child's touch.
Outside the Lines
A coloring book that nurtures an active imagination, Outside the Lines ($18) features one-of-a-kind illustrations from the likes of everyone from Keith Haring and Shepard Fairey to Jesse LeDoux and Logan Hicks. With a little guidance from some of the contemporary art world's most renowned talents, your kids will have the confidence to get creative!