MPMK Toy Gift Guides
350+ Stimulating & Engaging Toys
Arranged by Age & Interest
How great would it be to get all of your Christmas shopping done AND to feel confident your kids are going to love their gifts and keep returning to play with them again and again?
This is the only resource you’re going to need to nab the perfect gift for every child on your list – pin it to your favorite gift or toy board or bookmark it (and share it with your mom friends – they’ll thank you!).
This is not your run of the mill gift guide. I work on these babies all year long researching, cultivating, and fine tuning the gift guides until they’re just right. Where do I research? Everywhere. I’ve spent hours upon hours talking to friends, school teachers and even toy store owners as well as reading reviews, polling our readers, and scouring toy award lists to come up with these finds.
“Which toys should I spend my money on?,” is probably the question I get asked most often by you guys, especially right around now.
When I first started these annual guides, I considered just grouping our picks by age, or gender, or even benefit – but then I got to thinking about how I shop for my own kids. Ultimately, it’s what my littles are into that most motivates my purchases.
If they’re going through a constructing stage, then I want the goods on the most stimulating building toys out there. If their creativity is blooming, I’m looking for info. on the highest quality and longest lasting art supplies. And if they can’t get enough of role playing, that means I’m on the search for toys that do a superb job in supporting dramatic play.
In addition, I’ve got a few goals of my own when it comes to toy shopping – getting in some solid independent play during quiet time, burning off steam when stuck indoors, and feeding their little brains in a fun way to name a few.
So this year we’ve got a couple of different ways for you to shop:
- Click on the 1st image below for the 25 Best-Selling Toys of 2014 (arranged by age) for fail-proof shopping.
- Scroll through each of our gift guides categorized by interest and find the perfect thing for your art/building/outdoor/S.T.E.M./game/doll/etc. loving kid!
- Scroll all the way to the bottom and check out our gift guides by age (0-18 months, 2 year-olds, preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary aged kids).
Oh, and don’t forget to check out our Stocking Stuffer recommendations too!
Just click on the photos below for the complete guide… Happy shopping!
GUIDES BY INTEREST
GUIDES BY AGE
One of the things I’ve really been wanting to do with the gift guides – and that I’ve heard from you guys that you really want me to do – is to lay out our top picks by age.
As much as I love having our 350+ toy recommendations organized by interest, I know it could be really useful to parents and other gift givers to also have them organized by age, especially when shopping for a birthday!
Today I’m happy to announce that we’ve finally made it happen. All this week we’ll be highlighting our all-time favorite gift ideas for:
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