Holiday Birthday Gifts Guide: Small Kids, Big Toys


By Evan Wade

Having a birthday during the holiday season isn’t always fun when you’re a kid—but you know who may have it tougher? The people who want to do a good job with combination holiday birthday gifts.

When you don’t know what the young’uns are interested in, figuring out what to bring to the combination tree/gift table can be a tricky task. Obviously, buying a single-party present isn’t an option. You need one with some oomph!

If you want to go all out, you’re in luck—there is no shortage of unique gifts for the combo gift-buyer to consider. Here are some tips for finding the perfect present for that special someone celebrating a birthday over the holidays:

Go Big or Go Home

The first rule you should follow as you consider your options: one gigantic present to unwrap is always better than multiple tiny ones.

For instance, take the 24V Disney Princess Carriage Ride-On. This kid-carrying wondertoy can carry two children in its bright-pink, crown-adorned cabin. If the kid in question happens to love Disney princesses, there’s absolutely no way a gift like this won’t be the star of the party before and after the wrapping paper comes off.

The carriage goes up to 5 mph—bringing it closer to a car than any other tiny vehicle in your giftee’s collection—and carries up to 130 pounds, meaning it will bring enjoyment for years to come.

“Educational” Doesn’t Have to Mean “Uncool”

If you’re seeking holiday birthday gifts for someone who’s outgrown the electric-toy-car phase but not the unbridled-creativity one, you can harness the power of 3D printing to buy a present that’s equal parts educational and awesome.

This is where the 3Doodler Start Essentials Pen Kit By WobbleWorks comes in. Unlike regular pens, the 3Doodler draws actual 3D objects. This kit in particular is designed for children, meaning it’s safe, easy to grip, and even easier to use. Just read the instructions, insert the included filament, and they’ll be drawing in the air—no, seriously, in the air—in no time. Talk about unique gifts! Best of all, the device comes at a “single gift” price, so you can throw in a colorful Mixed Filament Pack that they can use to top things off.

LEGO is Always Appreciated—Always

Everyone loves LEGO. Kids and adults alike squeal with glee when they discover the toy maker is releasing a new set. Most everyone has fond memories of surrounding themselves with tiny, plastic bricks and building for hours.

Things get even better when you combine LEGO with something else everyone loves. This 1,037-piece LEGO Super Heroes Jokerland set, which contains a whopping eight minifigs, pits the Dark Knight against his greatest foes and even includes a Batmobile to build alongside the gigantic, creepy clown-face. Presenting this set to a young aficionado of the Caped Crusader could easily top all the other holiday birthday gifts they receive.

Swing for the Fences

Last but not least, don’t be afraid to shoot for the moon when hunting down unique gifts. Sure, a video game is cool—but what if you showed up to the combination holiday/birthday extravaganza with something massive, something all children love . . . something so downright cool, the adults get jealous?

What if you showed up with a bona fide bounce house?

The Mini Crayon Bounce House by Cloud 9 is built for durability, can be used indoors or out, and comes with a number of extras: ground stakes, a repair kit, and even an inflation device. A holiday/birthday gift is an opportunity to score major brownie points, and that’s exactly what you’ll do if you show up to the party with a toy like this.

Get ready to be the favorite relative forever.

Let the kiddos drive themselves around for a change with the Disney Princess Carriage Ride-On . Click here to scope one out on!


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